Former Director, Institute for Systems Research (2009-2017)
Executive Director of Research and Innovation
The Institute for Systems Research
Maryland Energy Innovation Institute
Fischell Department of Bioengineering
Materials Science and Engineering
Brain and Behavior Institute
Reza Ghodssi is the Herbert Rabin Distinguished Chair in Engineering and Director of the MEMS Sensors and Actuators Lab (MSAL) in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and the Institute for Systems Research (ISR) at the University of Maryland (UMD). He is also affiliated with the Fischell Department of Bioengineering (BIOE), the Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices (Fischell Institute), the Maryland NanoCenter, the Maryland Energy Innovation Institute (MEII), and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at UMD. Dr. Ghodssi's research interests are in the design and development of micro/nano/bio devices and systems for chemical and biological sensing, small-scale energy conversion and harvesting with a strong emphasis toward healthcare applications.
Dr. Ghodssi was director of the Institute for Systems Research (ISR) for eight years (2009-2017). During this time, he launched a number of interdisciplinary initiatives aimed at enhancing the impact of ISR research efforts on society while building a more interactive faculty, staff and student community across different disciplines in the institute. These efforts include the launch of the Maryland Robotics Center (MRC) targeted at advancing robotic systems, underlying component technologies, and applications of robotics through research and educational programs that are interdisciplinary in nature and based on a systems approach. Dr. Ghodssi is the founding co-director of the Brain and Behavior Initiative (BBI) aiming at revolutionizing the interface between engineers and neuroscientists by generating novel tools and approaches to understand complex behaviors produced by the human brain. Dr. Ghodssi’s continuous efforts in reaching out to alumni and industry colleagues resulted in a large number of industry-sponsored monthly seminar series as well as annual fellowships for graduate students and post-doctoral associates to attend conferences and an active industry-oriented mentoring ecosystem in the Systems Engineering Education program in the institute. Dr. Ghodssi served as the President-elect of the Transducer Research Foundation (TRF) from 2020 until 2022. Since June 2022, he has been serving as the new President of TRF. The TRF is a nonprofit organization in the United States whose mission is to stimulate research in science and engineering, with emphasis on technologies related to transducers, microsystems, and nanosystems, and to foster the exchange of ideas and information between academic, industrial, and government researchers.
Dr. Ghodssi's research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Army Research Office (ARO), National Science Foundation (NSF), and R.W. Deutsch Foundation. He served as a chairman of the MEMS and NEMS Technical Group at the American Vacuum Society (AVS) from 2002 to 2004. Dr. Ghodssi also served as the Technical Program Committee chair for the 2020 Solid-State Sensors, Actuators, and Microsystems Workshop (Hilton Head 2020) and the General Chair for the Hilton Head Workshop in 2022 (Hilton Head 2022). He was chair of the 9th International Workshop on Micro and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications (PowerMEMS 2009) and the 2012 NSF Workshop on Micro, Nano, Bio Systems. He also served as the Americas Technical Program Committee chair of IEEE SENSORS 2010, 2011 and 2012. He chaired the committee for the Denice Denton Emerging Leader ABIE Award sponsored by the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (ABI) and Microsoft from 2007 until 2016. Dr. Ghodssi was also the lead organizer and chair of the inaugural Denice Denton Emerging Leaders Workshop 2016 held in Madison, Wisconsin, focused on helping mid-career faculty (women and men) develop knowledge, skills, strategies, and critical networks.
Dr. Ghodssi is a University of Maryland Distinguished Scholar-Teacher, a Fellow of IEEE, AVS, and ASME, has over 160 journal publications and 349 refereed conference papers, and is the co-editor of the MEMS Materials and Processes Handbook published in 2011. He is an associate editor for the Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems (JMEMS) and Biomedical Microdevices (BMMD). He has obtained eight U.S. patents, with another ten pending. Dr. Ghodssi received the 2001 UMD George Corcoran Award, the 2002 National Science Foundation CAREER Award, and the 2003 UMD Outstanding Systems Engineering Faculty Award. He was among 100 of the nation's outstanding engineers invited to attend the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium in 2007 and the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) EU-U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium in 2010. Dr. Ghodssi was the co-founder of the MEMS Alliance in the greater Washington area and is a member of the MRS, ASEE and AAAS societies.
Honors and awards
• Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) (2015)
• American Vacuum Society (2015)
• American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) (2015)
Young faculty awards
• NSF CAREER Award (2002)
University of Maryland Awards
• Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Award, University of Maryland (2014-2015)
• Outstanding Systems Engineering Faculty Award, Institute for Systems Research, University of Maryland (2003)
• George Corcoran Award, ECE Department, University of Maryland (2001)
Design and development of microfabrication technologies and processes in micro/nano/bio devices and systems for chemical and biological sensing, small- scale energy conversion and harvesting with a strong emphasis toward healthcare applications.
- T. E. Winkler, F. O. Stevenson, E. Kim, M. Kang, G. F. Payne, D. L. Kelly, and R. Ghodssi,"The Role of Microsystems Integration Towards Point-of-Care Clozapine Treatment Monitoring in Schizophrenia," IEEE Sensors Letters, vol. 2, no. 1 (4pp.), March 2018.
- S. Chu, T. E. Winkler, A. D. Brown, J. N. Culver, and R. Ghodssi, "Localized Three-Dimensional Functionalization of Bionanoreceptors on High-Density Micropillar Arrays via Electrowetting," Langmuir, January 2018. (In Press)
- S. Subramanian, E. I. Tolstaya, T. E. Winkler, W. E. Bentley and R. Ghodssi, "An Integrated Microsystem for Real-Time Detection and Threshold-Activated Treatment of Bacterial Biofilms," ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 9, no. 37, pp. 31362-31371, August 2017.
- G. E. Banis, T. Winkler, P. Barton, S. E. Chocron, E. Kim, D. L. Kelly, G. F. Payne, H. Ben-Yoav, and R. Ghodssi, "The Binding Effect of Proteins on Medications and Its Impact on Electrochemical Sensing: Antipsychotic Clozapine as a Case Study," Pharmaceuticals, vol. 10, no. 69 (12pp.), August 2017.
- H. Jung, K. Gerasopoulos, A. A. Talin, and R. Ghodssi, "A platform for in situ Raman and stress characterizations of V2O5 cathode using MEMS device," Electrochimica Acta, vol. 242, pp. 227-239, July 2017.
- F. Zang, S. Chu, K. Gerasopoulos, J. Culver, and R. Ghodssi, "Biofabrication of Tobacco mosaic virus-nanoscaffolded supercapacitors via temporal capillary microfluidics," Nanotechnology, vol. 28, no. 26 (9pp.), June 2017.
- T. E. Winkler, S. Lederer, E. Kim, H. Ben-Yoav, D. L. Kelly, G. F. Payne, and R. Ghodssi, "Molecular Processes in an Electrochemical Clozapine Sensor," Biointerphases, vol. 12, no. 2, 02B401 (8pp.), May 2017.
- M. Kang, E. Kim, T. E. Winkler, G. Banis, Y. Liu, C. Kitchen, D. L. Kelly, R. Ghodssi, and G. F. Payne, "Reliable Clinical Serum Analysis with Reusable Electrochemical Sensor: Toward Point-of-Care Measurement of the Antipsychotic Medication Clozapine," Biosensors and Bioelectronics, vol. 95, pp. 55-59, April 2017.
- T. E. Winkler, R. Dietrich, H. Ben-Yoav, E. Kim, D. L. Kelly, G. F. Payne, and R. Ghodssi, "The Interplay of Electrode- and Bio-Materials in a Redox Cycling-based Clozapine Sensor," Electrochemistry Communications, vol. 79, pp. 33-36, April 2017.
- F. Zang, K. Gerasopoulos, A. D. Brown, J. N. Culver and R. Ghodssi, "Capillary microfluidics-assembled virus-like particle bio-nano-receptor interfaces for label-free biosensing," ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, vol. 9, no. 10, pp. 8471-8479, February 2017.
- H. Jung, K. Gerasopoulos, A. A. Talin, and R. Ghodssi, "In situ characterization of charge rate dependent stress and structure changes in V2O5 cathode prepared by atomic layer deposition," Journal of Power Sources, vol. 340, pp. 89-97, February 2017.
- E. Kim, T. E. Winkler, C. Kitchen, M. Kang, G. Banis, W. E. Bentley, D. L. Kelly, R. Ghodssi, and G. F. Payne, "Redox Probing for Chemical Information of Oxidative Stress," Analytical Chemistry, vol. 89, No. 3, pp. 1583-1592, December 2016.
- E. Kim, Y. Liu, H. Ben-Yoav, T. E. Winkler, K. Yan, X. Shi, J. Shen, D. L. Kelly, R. Ghodssi, W. E. Bentley, and G. F. Payne, "Fusing Sensor Paradigms to Acquire Chemical Information: An Integrative Role for Smart Biopolymeric Hydrogels," Advanced Healthcare Materials, pp. 2595-2616, 2016.
- S. Chu, K. Gerasopoulos, and R. Ghodssi, "Tobacco mosaic virus-templated hierarchical Ni/NiO with high electrochemical charge storage performances," Electrochimica Acta, vol. 220, pp. 184-192, October 2016.
- S. Subramanian, K. Gerasopoulos, Min Guo, H. O. Sintim, W. E. Bentley and R. Ghodssi, "Autoinducer-2 Analogs and Electric Fields: An Antibiotic-Free Bacterial Biofilm Treatment," Biomedical Microdevices, vol. 18, no. 95, (12pp.), September 2016.
- T. E. Winkler, H. Ben-Yoav, and R. Ghodssi, "Hydrodynamic Focusing for Microfluidic Impedance Cytometry: A System Integration Study," Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, vol. 20, no. 134, (14pp.), 2016.
- F. Zang, K. Gerasopoulos, X. Z. Fan, A. D. Brown, J. N. Culver and R. Ghodssi, "Real-time Monitoring of Macromolecular Biosensing Probe Self-assembly and On-chip ELISA using Impedimetric Microsensors," Biosensors and Bioelectronics, vol. 81, pp. 401-407, March 2016.
- Y. W. Kim, M. T. Meyer, A. Berkovich, S. Subramanian, A. A. Iliadis, W. E. Bentley, and R. Ghodssi, "A Surface Acoustic Wave Biofilm Sensor Integrated With A Treatment Method Based On The Bioelectric Effect," Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, vol. 238, pp. 140-149, February 2016.
- Y. W. Kim, M. P. Mosteller, S. Subramanian, M. T. Meyer, W. E. Bentley, and R. Ghodssi, "An Optical Microfluidic Platform for Spatiotemporal Biofilm Treatment Monitoring," Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, vol. 26, pp. 015013 (12pp), December 2015.
- M. Mosteller, M. Austin, S. Yang, and R. Ghodssi, "Platforms for Engineering Biomedical Experiments," IEEE Systems Journal,vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 1218-1228, December 2015.
- Y. W. Kim, S. Subramanian, K. Gerasopoulos, H. Ben-Yoav, H. C. Wu, D. Quan, K. Carter, M. Meyer, W. Bentley, and R. Ghodssi, "Effect of electrical energy on the efficacy of biofilm treatment using the bioelectric effect," npj Biofilms and Microbiomes, vol. 1, pp. 15016 (8pp), September 2015.
- M. T. Meyer, S. Subramanian, Y. W. Kim, H. Ben-Yoav, M. Gnerlich, K. Gerasopoulos, W. E. Bentley, and R. Ghodssi, "Multi-depth valved microfluidics for biofilm segmentation," Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, vol. 25, pp. 095003 (10pp), August 2015.
- X. Z. Fan, L. Naves, N. P. Siwak, A. Brown, J. Culver, and R. Ghodssi, "Integration of genetically modified virus-like-particles with an optical resonator for selective bio-detection," Nanotechnology, vol. 26, pp. 205501 (9pp), April 2015.
- J. Feldman, B. M. Hanrahan, S. Misra, X. Z. Fan, C. M. Waits, P. D. Mitcheson, and R. Ghodssi, "Vibration-based diagnostics for Rotary MEMS," Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol. 24, pp. 289-300, April 2015.
- J. N. Culver, A. D. Brown, F. Zang, M. Gnerlich, K. Gerasopoulos, and R. Ghodssi, "Plant Virus Directed Fabrication of Nanoscale Materials and Devices," Virology, vol. 479-480, pp. 200-212, March 2015.
- B. Hanrahan, S. Misra, C. M. Waits, and R. Ghodssi, "Wear Mechanisms in Microfabricated Ball Bearing Systems," Wear, vol. 326-327, pp. 1-9, March 2015.
- N. P. Siwak, X. Z. Fan, and R. Ghodssi, "Fabrication Challenges for Indium Phosphide Microsystems," Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, vol. 25, pp. 043001 (14pp), March 2015.
- M. Gnerlich, H. Ben-Yoav, J. N. Culver, D. R. Ketchum, and R. Ghodssi, "Selective deposition of nanostructured ruthenium oxide using Tobacco mosaic virus for micro-supercapacitors in solid Nafion electrolyte," Journal of Power Sources, vol. 293, pp. 649-656, October 2015.
- E. Kim, S. E. Chocron, H. Ben-Yoav, T. E. Winkler, Y. Liu, M. Glassman, C. Wolfram, D. L. Kelly, R. Ghodssi, and G. F. Payne, "Programmable "semi-smart" sensor: relevance to monitoring antipsychotics," Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 25, pp. 2156-2165. April 2015.
- S. E. Chocron, B. M. Weisberger, H. Ben-Yoav, T. E. Winkler, E. Kim, D. L. Kelly, G. F. Payne, and R. Ghodssi, "Multidimensional Mapping Method using an Arrayed Sensing System for Cross-Reactivity Screening," PLOS ONE, vol. 10, pp. e0116310, March 2015.
- H. Ben-Yoav, S. E. Chocron, T. E. Winkler, E. Kim, D. L. Kelly, G. F. Payne, and R. Ghodssi, “An electrochemical micro-system for clozapine antipsychotic treatment monitoring,” Electrochimica Acta, vol. 163, pp. 260-270, February 2015.
- E. Kim, Y. Xiong, Y. Cheng, H. -C. Wu, Y. Liu, B. Morrow, H. Ben-Yoav, R. Ghodssi, G. Rubloff, J. Shen, W. E. Bentley, X. Shi, and G. F. Payne, "Chitosan to Connect Biology to Electronics: Fabricating the Bio-Device Interface and Communicating Across this Interface," Polymers, vol. 7, pp. 1-46, 2015.
- JD. L. Kelly, H. Ben-Yoav, G. F. Payne, T. E. Winkler, S. E. Chocron, E. Kim, V. Stock, G. Vyas, R. C. Love, H. J. Wehring, K. M. Sullivan, S. Feldman, F. Liu, R. P. McMahon, and R. Ghodssi, "Blood Draw Barriers for Treatment with Clozapine and Development of Point-of-Care Monitoring Device," Clinical Schizophrenia & Related Psychoses, (In Press) 2015..
- J. Feldman, B. Hanrahan, S. Misra, C. Waits, P. Mitcheson, and R. Ghodssi, “Vibration-based diagnostics for Rotary MEMS,” Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol. PP, pp. 1-11, January 2015.
- F. Zang, K. Gerasopoulos, X. Z. Fan, A. D. Brown, J. N. Culver, and R. Ghodssi, "An electrochemical sensor for selective TNT sensing based on Tobacco mosaic virus-like particle binding agents," Chemical Communications, vol. 50, pp. 12977-12980, September 2014.
- B. Hanrahan, S. Misra, M. Beyaz, J. Feldman, M. Waits, and R. Ghodssi, "An Adhesion-Dominated Rolling Friction Regime Unique to Micro-scale Ball Bearings," Tribology Letters, vol. 56, pp. 215-222, September 2014.
- H. Ben-Yoav, P. H. Dykstra, W. E. Bentley, and R. Ghodssi, "A controlled microfluidic electrochemical lab-on-a-chip for label-free diffusion-restricted DNA hybridization analysis," Biosensors and Bioelectronics, vol. 64, pp. 579-585, September 2014.
- H. Ben-Yoav, P. H. Dykstra, T. Gordonov, W. E. Bentley, and R. Ghodssi, "A Microfluidic-based Electrochemical Biochip for Label-free DNA Hybridization Analysis," Journal of Visualized Experiments, iss. 91, pp. e51797(8pp), September 2014.
- T. Gordonov, E. Kim, Y. Cheng, H. Ben-Yoav, R. Ghodssi, G. Rubloff, J. Yin, G. F. Payne, and W. E. Bentley, "Electronic modulation of biochemical signal generation," Nature Nanotechnology, vol.9, pp. 605-610, July 2014.
- B. Hanrahan, C. Waits, and R. Ghodssi, "Isotropic Etching Technique for Three-Dimensional Microball Bearing Raceways", Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, vol. 24, 015021 (13pp), January 2014.
- T. E. Winkler, H. Ben-Yoav, S. E. Chocron, E. Kim, D. L. Kelly, G. F. Payne, and R. Ghodssi, "Electrochemical Study of the Catechol-Modified Chitosan System for Clozapine Treatment Monitoring," Langmuir, vol. 30, pp. 14686-14693, November 2014.
- N. P. Siwak, X. Z. Fan, S. Kanakaraju, C. J. K. Richardson, and R. Ghodssi, "Indium Phosphide-Based Monolithically Integrated PIN Waveguide Photodiode Readout for Resonant Cantilever sensors,”Applied Physics Letters, vol. 105, no. 143102 (4pp), October 2014.
- H. Ben-Yoav, T.E. Winkler, E. Kim, S.E. Chocron, D.L. Kelly, G.F. Payne, and R. Ghodssi, “Redox cycling-based amplifying electrochemical biosensor for in situ clozapine antipsychotic treatment monitoring,” Electrochimica Acta, vol. 130, pp. 497-503, March 2014.
- E. Pomerantseva, H. Jung, M. Gnerlich, S. Baron, K. Gerasopoulos, and R. Ghodssi, "A MEMS platform for in situ, real-time monitoring of electrochemically induced mechanical changes in lithium-ion battery electrodes," Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, vol. 23, pp. 114018 (10pp), October 2013.
- X. Z. Fan, E. Pomerantseva, M. Gnerlich, A. Brown, K. Gerasopoulos, M. McCarthy, J. Culver, and R. Ghodssi, "Tobacco mosaic virus: a biological building block for micro/nano systems," Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A, vol. 31, pp. 050815-1-24, August 2013 (Invited Paper).
- R. J. Hergert, B. Hanrahan, R. Ghodssi, and A. S. Holmes, "Performance of integrated retainer rings in silicon micro-turbines with thrust style micro-ball bearings," Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, vol. 23, pp. 065033 (11pp), May 2013.
- X. Chen, E. Pomerantseva, K. Gregorczyk, R. Ghodssi, and G. Rubloff, "Cathodic ALD V2O5 thin films for high-rate electrochemical energy storage," RSC Advances, vol. 3, pp. 4294-4302, March 2013.
- V. Roy, M. T. Meyer, J. A. I. Smith, S. Gamby, H. O. Sintim, R. Ghodssi, and W. E. Bentley, "AI-2 analogs and antibiotics: a synergistic approach to reduce bacterial biofilms," Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, vol. 97, pp. 2627-2638, March 2013.
- M. Gnerlich, E. Pomerantseva, K. Gregorczyk, D. Ketchum, G. Rubloff and R. Ghodssi, “Solid flexible electrochemical supercapacitor using Tobacco mosaic virus nanostructures and ALD ruthenium oxide,“ Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, vol. 23, no. 114014 (7pp), October 2013. (Invited)
- M. I. Beyaz, B. Hanrahan, J. Feldman, and R. Ghodssi, “Monitoring of Actuation Conditions in a Micro-Turbo-Generator,” IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 8, pp. 2937-2943, August 2013.
- A. Brown, L. Naves, X. Wang, R. Ghodssi and J. Culver, “Carboxylate Directed in Vivo Assembly of Virus-Like Nanorods and Tubes for the Display of Functional Peptides and Residues,”Biomacromolecules, vol. 14, no. 9, pp. 3123-3129, July 2013.
- M. Beyaz, B. Hanrahan, J. Feldman, and R. Ghodssi, “An Integrated Permanent-Magnet Microturbogenerator Supported on Microball Bearings,” Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 794-803, June 2013.
- G. F. Payne, E. Kim, Y. Cheng, H. C. Wu, R. Ghodssi, G. W. Rubloff, S. R. Raghavan, J. N. Culver, and W. E. Bentley, "Accessing Biology's Toolbox for the Mesoscale Biofabrication of Soft Matter," Soft Matter, vol. 9, pp. 6019-6032, June 2013.
- H. Ben-Yoav, P. Dykstra, W. E. Bentley, and R. Ghodssi, "A microfluidic-based electrochemical biochip for label-free diffusion-restricted DNA hybridization analysis," Biosensors and Bioelectronics, vol. 38, pp. 114-120, May 2012.
- K. Gerasopoulos, E. Pomerantseva, M. McCarthy, A. Brown, C. Wang, J. N. Culver, and R. Ghodssi, "Hierarchical Three-Dimensional Microbattery Electrodes Combining Bottom-Up Self-Assembly and Top-Down Micromachining," ACS Nano, vol. 6, no. 7, pp. 6422-6432, June 2012.
- E. Pomerantseva, K. Gerasopoulos, X. Chen, G. Rubloff, and R. Ghodssi, "Electrochemical performance of the nanostructured biotemplated V2O5 cathode for lithium-ion batteries," Journal of Power Sources, vol. 206, pp. 282-287, January 2012.
- Y.W. Kim, S. E. Sardari, M. T. Meyer, A. A. Iliadis, H. C. Wu, W. E. Bentley, and R. Ghodssi, "An ALD aluminum oxide passivated surface acoustic wave sensor for early biofilm detection," Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, vol. 163, pp. 136-145, March 2012.
- S. A. Holmstrom, T. H. Stievater, M. W. Pruessner, D. Park, W. S. Rabinovich, J. B. Khurgin, C. J. K. Richardson, S. Kanakaraju, L. C. Calhoun, and R. Ghodssi, "Guided-mode phonon-polaritons in suspended waveguides," Physical Review B, vol. 86, No. 165120 (5pp.), October 2012.
- M. McCarthy, R. Enright, K. Gerasopoulos, J. Culver, R. Ghodssi and E.N. Wang, "Biotemplated hierarchical surfaces and the role of dual length scales on the repellency of impacting droplets,”Applied Physics Letters, vol. 100, no. 263701 (5pp.) June 2012.
- J. Terrell, T. Gordonov, Y. Cheng, H. Wu, D. Sampey, X. Luo, C. Tsao, R. Ghodssi, G. Rubloff, G. Payne and W. Bentley, “Integrated Biofabrication for Electroaddressed In-Film Bioprocessing,” Biotechnology Journal, Vol 7, No. 3, pp. 428-439, March 2012.
- X. Chen, E. Pomerantseva, P. Banerjee, K. E. Gregorczyk, R. Ghodssi and G. W. Rubloff, “Ozone-based Atomic Layer Deposition of Crystalline V2O5 Films for High Performance Electrochemical Energy Storage,” Chemistry of Materials, Vol 24, pp. 1255-1261, January 2012.
- P. Dykstra, V. Roy, C. Byrd, W. E. Bentley, and R. Ghodssi, "Microfluidic Electrochemical Sensor Array for Characterizing Protein Interactions with Various Functionalized Surfaces," Analytical Chemistry, vol. 83, pp. 5920-5927, 2011.
- M. T. Meyer, V. Roy, W. E. Bentley, and R. Ghodssi, "Development and validation of a microfluidic reactor for biofilm monitoring via optical methods," Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering--Special issue: MEMS in Biology and Medicine, vol.21, no. 054023, (10pp.), May 2011.
- X. Z. Fan, N. P. Siwak, and R. Ghodssi, "An adaptive feedback circuit for MEMS resonator,"Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, vol. 21, pp. 045008 (10pp), March 2011.
- X. Chen, K. Gerasopoulos, J. Guo, A. Brown, R. Ghodssi, J. Culver, C. Wang, “High rate performance of virus enabled 3D n-type Si anodes for Lithium-ion batteries,” Electrochimica Acta, vol. 56, No. 14, pp. 5210-5213, May 2011.
- Y. Liu; X-W. Shi, E. Kim, L. M Robinson, C. K Nye, R. Ghodssi, G. W Rubloff, W. E Bentley, G. Payne, “Chitosan to electroaddress biological components in lab-on-a-chip devices,” Elsevier Editorial System for Carbohydrate Polymers, Special Issue: Chitin Chitosan Science vol. 84, No. 2, pp. 704-708, March 2011.
- E. Dechaumphai, Z. Zhang, N. P. Siwak, R. Ghodssi, and T. Li, "Resonant frequency of gold/polycarbonate hybrid nano resonators fabricated on plastics via nano-transfer printing,"Nanoscale Research Letters, vol. 6, pp. 90-97, January 2011.
- X. Chen, K. Gerasopoulos, J. Guo, A. Brown, C. Wang, R. Ghodssi and J. N. Culver, "“A Patterned Silicon Anode Fabricated by Electrodeposition of Si on a Virus Enabled 3-dimensional Current Collector," Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 380-387, 2011.
- S. T. Koev, P. H. Dykstra, X. Luo, G. W. Rubloff, W. E. Bentley, G. F. Payne and R. Ghodssi, "Chitosan: an integrative biomaterial for lab-on-a-chip devices," Lab on a Chip, vol. 10, , pp. 3026-3042, October 2010.
- K. Gerasopoulos, X. Chen, J.N. Culver, C. Wang, and R. Ghodssi, "Self-assembled Ni/TiO2 nanocomposite anodes synthesized via electroless plating and atomic layer deposition on biological scaffolds," Chemical Communications, vol. 46, pp. 7349-7351, August, 2010.
- X. Chen, K. Gerasopoulos, J. Chuo, A. Brown, C. Wang, R. Ghodssi, and J. Culver, "Virus-Enabled Silicon Anode for Lithium-Ion Batteries," ACS Nano, vol. 4, No. 9, pp. 5366-5372, September 2010.
- S. T. Koev, W. E. Bentley, and R. Ghodssi, "Interferometric readout of multiple cantilever sensors in liquid samples," Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, vol. B146, issue 1, pp. 245-252, April 2010.
- K. Gerasopoulos, M. McCarthy, and R. Ghodssi, "Biofabrication methods for the patterned assembly and synthesis of viral nanotemplates," Nanotechnology, vol. 21, no. 055304 (11pp.), February 2010.
- C. M. Waits, M. McCarthy, and R. Ghodssi, "A Microfabricated Spiral-Groove Turbopump Supported on Microball Bearings," Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 99-109, February 2010.
- R. Fernandes, X. Luo, C. Tsao, G. F. Payne, R. Ghodssi, G. W. Rubloff, and W. E. Bentley, "Biological nanofactories facilitate spatially selective capture and manipulation of quorum sensing bacteria in a bioMEMS device," Lab on a Chip, issue 10, pp. 1128-1134, February 2010.
- Y. Liu, E. Kim, R. Ghodssi, G.W. Rubloff, J.N Culver, W.E Bentley, and G.F. Payne, “Biofabrication to build the biology–device interface,” Biofabrication, vol. 2, no. 022002 (21pp.), June 2010.
- X. Yang, E. Kim, Y. Liu, X.-W. Shi, G.W. Rubloff, R. Ghodssi, W.E. Bentley, Z. Pancer, and G.F. Payne, “In-Film Bioprocessing and Immunoanalysis with Electroaddressable Stimuli-Responsive Polysaccharides,” Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 20, No. 10, pp. 1645-1652, April 2010.
- S. T. Koev, R. Fernandes, W. E. Bentley, and R. Ghodssi, "A Cantilever Sensor With an Integrated Optical Readout for Detection of Enzymatically Produced Homocysteine," IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, vol. 3, no. 6, pp. 415-423, December 2009.
- M. McCarthy, C. M. Waits, M. I. Beyaz, and R. Ghodssi, "A rotary microactuator supported on encapsulated microball bearings using an electro-pneumatic thrust balance," Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, vol. 19, no. 094007 (7pp.), August 2009.
- L. A. Mosher, C. M. Waits, B. Morgan, and R. Ghodssi, "Double-Exposure Gray-scale Photolithography," Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 308-315, April 2009.
- M. I. Beyaz, M. McCarthy, N. Ghalichechian, and R. Ghodssi, "Closed-loop control of a long-range micropositioner using integrated photodiode sensors," Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, vol. 151, pp. 187-194, April 2009.
- M. McCarthy, C. M. Waits, and R. Ghodssi, "Dynamic Friction and Wear in a Planar-Contact Encapsulated Microball Bearing using an Integrated Microturbine," Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 263-273, April 2009.
- P. Dykstra, J. Hao, S. T. Koev, G. F. Payne, L. Yu and R. Ghodssi, "An optical MEMS sensor utilizing a chitosan film for catechol detection," Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, vol. B138, no. 1, pp. 64-70, April 2009.
- Nathan Siwak, Xiao Zhu Fan, Dan Hines, S. Kanakaraju, Neil Goldsman, and R. Ghodssi, "Indium Phosphide MEMS Cantilever Resonator Sensors Utilizing a Pentacene Absorption Layer," Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 103-110, February 2009.
- X.-W. Shi, C.-Y Tsao, X. Yang, Y. Liu, P. Dykstra, G. W. Rubloff, R. Ghodssi, W. E. Bentley and G. F. Payne, “Electroaddressing of Cell Populations by Co-Deposition with Calcium Alginate Hydrogels,”Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 19, No. 13, pp. 2074-2080, May 2009.
- S. T. Koev and R. Ghodssi, "Advanced interferometric profile measurements through refractive media," Review of Scientific Instruments, vol. 79, no. 9, pp. 093702(1-7), September 2008.
- K. Gerasopoulos, M. McCarthy, E. Royston, J.N. Culver, and R. Ghodssi, "Nanostructured nickel electrodes using the Tobacco mosaic virus for microbattery applications," Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, vol. 18, no. 10, no. 104003 (8pp.), September 2008.
- N. Ghalichechian, A. Modafe, M. Beyaz, and R. Ghodssi, "Design, Fabrication, and Characterization of a Rotary Micromotor Supported on Microball Bearings," Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 632-642, June 2008.
- B. Morgan, and R. Ghodssi, "Vertically-shaped Tunable MEMS Resonators," Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 85-92, February 2008.
- X. Luo, D. L. Berlin, S. B. Buckhout-White, R. Ghodssi, and G. W. Rubloff, “Design Optimization for BioMEMS Studies of Enzyme-controlled Metabolic Pathways,” Biomedical Microdevices, vol. 10, No. 6, pp. 899-908, December 2008.
- X. Shi, Y. Liu, A. T. Lewandowski, L-Q. Wu, H-C. Wu, R. Ghodssi, G.W. Rubloff, W. E. Bentley, and G. F. Payne, “Chitosan Biotinylation and Electrodeposition for Selective Protein Assembly,” Macromolecular Biosciences, vol. 8, No. 5, pp. 451-457, May 2008.
- A.T. Lewandowski, H. Yi, G. F. Payne, R. Ghodssi, G. W. Rubloff, and W. E. Bentley, “Towards Area-Based In Vitro Metabolic Engineering: Assembly of Pfs Enzyme onto Patterned Microfabricated Chips,”Biotechnology Progress, Vol 24, No. 5, pp. 1042-1051, April 2008.
- X. Luo, A. T. Lewandowski, H. Yi, G.F. Payne, R. Ghodssi, W. E. Bentley, and G. W. Rubloff, “Programmable Assembly of a Metabolic Pathway Enzyme in a Pre-packaged Reusable BioMEMS Device,” Lab on a Chip,, vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 420-430, March 2008.
- A. T. Lewandowski, H. Yi, X. Luo, G. F. Payne, R. Ghodssi, G. W. Rubloff, and W. E. Bentley, "Protein Assembly onto Microfabricated Devices through Enzymatic Activation of Fusion Pro-tag,"Biotechnology and Bioengineering, vol. 99, No. 3, pp. 499-507, February 2008.
Leading By Example: Mentorship and CollaborationAlum Vikram Manikonda to support ECE Graduate Students
MSAL’s work on serotonin characterization and detection results in two journal covers
Seven UMD Grand Challenges projects include ISR and MRC facultyThe $30 million program will accelerate innovative solutions to some of the world's most complex problems.
Maryland Engineers Awarded Grants to Address Humanity's Grand ChallengesTwelve projects led by or involving Maryland Engineering faculty have been awarded funding through the Grand Challenges Grants Program, the largest and most comprehensive program of its kind ever introduced at the University of Maryland.
Joshua Levy Honored With Clark Doctoral Fellows Mid-Career AwardJoshua Levy is a recipient of this year’s Clark Doctoral Fellows Mid-Career Award
Dropping an anchor for better GI tract disease treatmentUMD's new spring actuator, microneedle innovations bring therapeutic ingestible capsules for GI tract diseases closer to reality.
NAWCAD-UMD Seed Grant Review and Discussion strengthens collaboration commitmentThe event emphasized research, advanced education, and outreach collaborations for the region, the state of Maryland and the nation.
High-profile visit highlights capabilities and collaborationsNavy Secretary tours SMART Building and MATRIX Lab before Navy dinner
Department Celebrates Achievements During Annual ‘Welcome Back’ Luncheon and Awards CeremonyEvent recognizes outstanding achievements by students, staff and faculty.
Ghodssi named to new Clark School research and innovation positionHe will lead Clark School research, partnership and outreach activities in Southern Maryland.
Undergrads and research experiences: Win! Win! Win!Exposure to research gives undergraduate students the chance to experience career possibilities.
First Webb Space Telescope images are hereClark School alums helped 'unfold the universe' through their work on Webb
Congratulations ISR Spring 2022 graduates!We congratulate graduates at all levels who have ISR advisors!
Department Names 2022 Distinguished Dissertation Fellowship AwardeesAwards recognize outstanding students in the final stages of their dissertation work.
UMD engineering alumni contributions aboard James Webb Space TelescopeAfter its successful launch Dec. 25, Webb is well on its way to full deployment and the start of its mission.
Congratulations to our December 2021 ISR graduates!ISR advisors graduated 22 Ph.D., 2 M.S., and 4 M.S.S.E. new alumni in December!
Joshua Levy wins AVS Outstanding Paper AwardThe paper describes a micro-needle platform being developed for an ingestible capsule.
Frequent research collaborator Deanna Kelly named 'MPower Professor'UMSOM Psychiatry professor has worked on mental health-related projects with Espy-Wilson, Ghodssi, Payne, among others.
Biofilm-fighting catheter insert research named 'featured article' in IEEE TBMEThe research by Reza Ghodssi's research group also has led to a patent application.
Alum Faheng Zang joins Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityThe associate professor and microsystems specialist was a student of Reza Ghodssi.
ISR gives awards to Professor Richard La, four graduate studentsISR's annual awards ceremony was held on the Iribe Building's cantilever plaza.
Pamela Abshire is named UMD Distinguished Scholar-TeacherShe is one of six Clark School faculty honored at the university's annual convocation.
Fischell Fellowship advances visiting assistant professor’s workSantiago Botasini is investigating microbiome-to-neuron communication.
Alum Thomas Winkler joins Technische Universität BraunschweigHe leads a junior research group that uses microsystems tools to solve life science challenges.
Alum Nima Ghalichechian joins Georgia Tech facultyThe ECE/ISR alum specializes in the applied electromagnetics of mmWave antennas and arrays.
New website showcases work of Clark School’s microelectronics researchersThe site offers a first-hand look into Maryland’s capabilities, research and education opportunities in this important field.
Alum develops bioelectric effect toothbrushYoung Wook Kim's TROMATZ toothbrush improves mouth and gum health.
Chapin, Fiaz and Mavridis win Wylie Dissertation FellowshipsThe awards provide a semester of full-time support to doctoral candidates in the latter stages of writing their dissertations.
Biofilm-fighting system for urinary catheters proves effective in simulated environmentThe integrated system uses electricity impedance to monitor biofilm and treats it through the bioelectric effect.
In memoriam: Dr. Radhakisan Baheti, NSF ECCS Program DirectorDr. Baheti passed away in March and will be greatly missed by ISR, ECE and the Clark School.
Lemonade from lemons: Despite COVID-19 sidelining of MEMS showcase, proceedings and papers quickly publishedSpecial issue of IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems features innovative research from 2020 Hilton Head Workshop.
Remembering NSF ERC architect and leader Lynn PrestonPreston was a guide and friend to the Institute for Systems Research throughout its history.
Symptoms all in your head—or in your gut? Maybe a little of both.UMD researchers are building an ingestible capsule that can monitor and model gut microbiome serotonin activity and help demystify the “gut-brain axis.”
Ashley Chapin advances as international finalist in Three-Minute Thesis CompetitionChapin is representing UMD with her video, "Demystifying the Gut-Brain Axis."
ACS presentation on 'smart marbles' featured on BioSpace websitePresentation featured Professors Bentley and Ghodssi, as well as grad student VanArsdale.
Rapidly evolving ‘smart marble’ sensors hold promise for monitoring pharmaceutical industry bioreactors and beyondSize of the neutrally buoyant bPods has dropped from ‘baseball’ to ‘golf ball’ to ‘cherry’ in just three years.
Alumnus Hyun Jung and colleagues claim top spot in MoNuSAC challengeEntrants developed a computer-based method for segmenting and identifying four types of cells in stained histopathology slides of tissues from human organs.
Behtash Babadi and Dana Dachman-Soled Promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with TenureTheir promotions are effective July 1, 2020.
Ingestible device research advances, enters new phaseNew NSF funding, Lab on a Chip paper for Ghodssi group developing minimally invasive medical devices.
Behtash Babadi promoted to associate professorBabadi has broad research interests in statistical and adaptive signal processing, neural signal processing, and systems neuroscience.
Ashley Chapin a campus-wide winner of the Three-Minute Thesis CompetitionChapin’s video, “Demystifying The Gut-Brain-Axis,” reflects her dissertation work.
UMD names Derek Paley as a 2020–2021 Distinguished Scholar-TeacherThe program recognizes faculty members who have demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievement along with equally outstanding accomplishments as teachers.
Clark School faculty 'AIM-HI' to address major health challengesThe new UMB-UMCP program has announced its first grants for projects combining AI and medicine.
Spurring research group creativity in the time of COVID-19Student-faculty teams that write review articles for journals reap multiple benefits.
Former post-doc Pomerantseva earns tenure at DrexelAt Maryland, the materials scientist worked in Reza Ghodssi's MEMS Sensors and Actuators Laboratory.
Alumnus Brendan Hanrahan's decade of running for medical researchThe nationwide Cupid's Undie Run has raised close to $19M for Neurofibromatosis research since 2010.
Institute Hosts AMBIC December Conference, Unveils New ResearchAMBIC Industry Board members and other researchers convened to discuss new and ongoing projects.
Brain and Behavior Initiative Hosts 3rd Annual Seed Grant Symposium
Chapin, Bowen win in Bioscience Day poster sessionThe ISR Ph.D. students won in the bioengineering and neuroscience and cognitive science categories.
Alum Hyun Jung takes first place in two Pathology AI Platform Challenge tasksPart of the MICCAI 2019 Grand Challenge for Pathology, the goal was to evaluate new and existing algorithms for automated detection of liver cancer in whole-slide images.
NSF Awards $1M Grant to UMD ResearchersThe interdisciplinary project will explore the molecular connection between the gut and the nervous system.
Ghodssi Receives Senior Faculty Outstanding Research AwardThe award recognizes exceptionally influential research accomplishments by Clark School faculty.
Ghodssi gives distinguished lecture on devices for gastrointestinal health at EPFL in SwitzerlandTrip also included visits to the Wyss Center and Imperial College London.
Students advance in Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship competitionTwo ECE/ISR student teams have made it to the proposal phase.
Alum Nima Ghalichechian receives NSF CAREER AwardThe Ohio State faculty member will conduct fundamental studies vital to future radio-frequency reconfigurable communication systems.
Brain and Behavior Initiative (BBI) hosts Second Annual Seed Grant SymposiumThe University’s Brain and Behavior Initiative (BBI) hosted its Second Annual Seed Grant Symposium on November 14, 2018 at Adele’s in the Stamp Student Union.
Former ISR postdoc Ekaterina Pomerantseva receives NSF CAREER AwardShe will create a completely new class of ceramic oxide materials with advanced charge storage capabilities, opening a door to next-generation batteries.
Biofilm treatment device receives TEDCO MII funding; paper published in IEEE TBMEIn latest development, the researchers have miniaturized the platform and are able to control it through wireless signals.
NSF grant for Ghodssi, Bentley furthers research of flexible devices to combat biofilmsThe researchers will combine applied microbiology with engineering disciplines to explore the complex interactions between flexible sensors, bacterial biofilms, and bioelectric treatment.
‘Smart Marbles’ hold promise for better outcomes from bioreactorsThe marbles, or 'bPods,' will contain microsystems that can “eavesdrop on biology” during fermentation, cell or culture-growing processes.
Bridging the Gap between Microelectronics, Biological SystemsUMD researchers receive $1.5 M NSF grant to develop first-of-kind bioelectronics.
Three ISR faculty receive UMD Brain and Behavior Initiative seed grantsProjects featuring Fritz, Babadi and Ghodssi are among seven chosen for FY18 funding.
Book edited by Ghodssi, Lin in top 25 percent of most downloaded Springer eBooksThe MEMS Materials and Processes Handbook has had more than 71,500 chapter downloads since its publication in 2011.
UMD Celebrates Invention of Year Winners, Ventures, and Partnerships at 'Innovate Maryland'An electric vehicle charger innovation takes home top honors for Invention of Year.
Schizophrenia drug monitoring device research featured on IEEE Sensors Letters coverThe paper culminates a four-year collaboration among Clark School, IBBR and University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers.
UMD Researchers Addressing Urinary Tract Infections by Developing Device for Detection and Treatment of Bacterial Biofilms in CathetersInvention of the Year nominee presents new technology to detect and treat the source of catheter-associated UTIs in hospitalized patients
Work by Khaligh, Ghodssi nominated for UM 'Invention of the Year' awardsThe annual awards honor exceptional inventions with the potential to influence science, society, and the free market.
Alumnus Thomas Winkler receives EU FellowshipThe Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship recognizes the potential of excellent, internationally mobile researchers.
Article on Maryland TMV research named 'Highlight of 2017' by the journal NanotechnologyAuthors include Faheng Zang, Sangwook Chu, Konstantinos Gerasopoulos, James Culver and Reza Ghodssi.
New microsystems detect, treat bacterial biofilms that cause post-operative infections'Flexible impedance sensor' can fit inside urinary catheters, monitor and treat biofilms.
Research Review: Combating biofilms with microsystem devicesNew microsystems detect, treat bacterial biofilms—the source of many post-operative infections; latest device can sense and treat biofilm inside urinary catheters.
Banis wins poster design award at Global Grand Challenges SummitThe event is jointly organized by the US National Academy of Engineering, the UK Royal Academy of Engineering, and the Chinese Academy of Engineering.
William Regli named sixth director of ISRRegli, an ISR alumnus, will begin his appointment in January 2018.
Nima Ghalichechian begins Ohio State tenure-track positionFormer student of Reza Ghodssi leads the RF Microsystems Research Group.
Decade of TMV research leads to never-before-seen microsystems for energy storage, biosensors and self-sustaining systemsLong-term Ghodssi-Culver partnership has used the Tobacco mosaic virus as a biological nanoscaffold for groundbreaking devices.
Former ISR postdoc Matthew McCarthy earns tenure at Drexel UniversityAt Maryland, McCarthy worked on TMV-based superhydrophobic surfaces.
New TMV supercapacitor work featured in Nanotechweb articleZang, Chu, Gerasopoulos, Culver and Ghodssi developed a quick and simple new approach to create a supercapacitor with nanostructured electrodes.
ISR postdoc helps develop 'nanosponge' that erases and repairs incredibly small errorsThe editing tool could someday make a big impact in semiconductor, electronics and even biotechnology manufacturing—industries that use lithographic printing techniques in manufacturing.
Ghodssi, Bentley receive NSF EAGER grant to develop ingestible capsules for medical diagnosis"Gut-Nav" capsules will be designed to detect problems in the gastro-intestinal tract, including pancreatic cancer and inflammatory bowel disease screening.
Eirini Eleni Tsiropoulou receives first Susan Frazier Postdoctoral Researcher Travel AwardThe annual award will help ISR postdocs defray travel expenses of presenting research at academic workshops and conferences.
Sangwook Chu to receive Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award from UMD Graduate SchoolWinners of the award are among the top 2 percent of GAs on campus in a given year.
Reza Ghodssi honored as "Person of Impact" by University of WisconsinThe UW Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering compiled the list for its 125th anniversary celebration.
Brain and Behavior Initiative partners with Arena StageFree night out for students to see the play Smart People, courtesy of BBI and the UMD Division of Research.
A nerve modeled on a batteryNEES PI helps make new organic artificial synapse.
UMD Researchers Make Strides in Schizophrenia Diagnosis ResearchBlood test could help doctors more quickly diagnose schizophrenia and other disorders.
Congratulations ISR graduates!These new alumni graduated from the University of Maryland in December 2016.
Former ISR postdocs win advanced materials awardsPomerantseva and Ben-Yoav receive honors at the American Advanced Materials Congress.
Clark School students shine at AVS annual meetingWinkler, Banis and Huiszoon receive awards and recognition for research and presentations.
Narayan, Zhou, Schlotfeldt, Strahan win ISR outstanding awardsISR confers awards of excellence in its annual ceremony.
Pradeep Rajasekaran, new ISR postdoctoral researcherRajasekaran specializes in the fabrication of electrochemical devices.
More than 175 attend national Denice Denton Emerging Leaders WorkshopFaculty development workshop helped mid-career STEM academics develop knowledge, skills, strategies and critical networks.
Thomas Winkler wins dean's doctoral research awardDean Darryll Pines created the award to honor student researchers.
Rubloff, Ghodssi to speak at TechConnect World Innovation Conference and ExpoThe event is the largest global innovation conference in physical and life sciences.
Hyun Jung wins Distinguished Teaching Assistant awardStudent of Reza Ghodssi had evaluations of the highest caliber.
PH.D. student Thomas Winkler awarded Ann G. Wylie Dissertation FellowshipFellowship provides support to doctoral candidates in the latter stages of writing their dissertations.
Sennur Ulukus named UMD Distinguished Scholar-TeacherUlukus is the ninth ISR faculty member to be so honored.
Workshop offers encouragment, skills, networking for emerging academic leadersMid-career faculty from across the country are being invited to help create a more diverse academic climate in science and engineering.
Smart systems discussion at PowerMEMS ConferenceISR Director Reza Ghodssi is a co-moderator.
Grad students Winkler, Subramanian rank highly in U21 3MT video contestCompetition requires students to explain their research to a non-specialist audience in three minutes or less.
ISR participates in NSF 30th Anniversary ERC CelebrationBest practices, success stories shared at Capitol Hill event.
Robotics Realization Laboratory opensMulti-user facility will help researchers build, test robots.
Hadar Ben-Yoav accepts tenure-track position at Ben-Gurion UniversityFormer ISR postdoc will join the Dept. of Biomedical Engineering.
Subramanian and Wheeler win 2015 ISR awardsGraduate student and staff member honored at annual ceremony.
Loccioni USA joins ISR Associate Partners programLoccioni builds turn-key, tailor-made solutions for the automotive, aerospace, home appliance and health care sectors.
Reza Ghodssi named ASME FellowGhodssi is also a Fellow of IEEE and AVS.
Ghodssi, Beyaz, Waits issued US patent for microgeneratorThe versatile microball bearing supported microgenerator improves micro electromechanical devices.
Huan Xu to become tenure-track assistant professorXu’s research interests lie in control and dynamical systems and formal methods with applications in autonomy, cyberphysical systems, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
Reza Ghodssi named AVS FellowCitation reads: "For outstanding leadership in microsystems technology achieved by combining knowledge of materials and processing, innovative device concepts, and diverse applications."
Alum Sheryl Chocron-Spieler wins poster award at BMES/FDA Frontiers in Medical Devices ConferenceBest runner up award for "Multi-Variate Modeling for Blood Measurement: Accounting for Population Variability."
Sangwook Chu wins UMD GRID best poster awardPoster describes work building supercapacitor electrodes.
Ph.D. candidate Thomas Winkler wins best poster award at MAMNA SymposiumBioengineering student is affiliated with MEMS Sensors and Actuators Laboratory.
UMD, MIT team for new 'superhydrophobic surfaces' patentNano/micro surface mimics wetlands plants' ability to resist moisture, self clean.
Maryland inventors issued US Patent for compounds that fight biofilmsThe compounds enhance the effectiveness of conventional antibiotics and inhibit the formation and persistence of biofilms.
ARC Lab holds inaugural open houseLab conducts research in aunonomy, robotics and cognition.
Hanrahan, Waits, Ghodssi paper selected as JMM 'Highlight of 2014'Raceways fabrication technique caps 25 years of microball bearing research for Ghodssi research group.
Former ISR postdoc Matthew McCarthy wins NSF CAREER AwardDrexel University professor will investigate heat transfer enhancement using biotemplated nanostructures.
Six ISR Ph.D. students selected as Future Faculty FellowsProgram prepares students for academic careers in top-50 engineering schools.
Reza Ghodssi elected Fellow of IEEEProfessor is recognized "for contributions to materials and processes for microsystems technologies."
Lithium-ion battery research profiled in DOE newsletterNEES EFRC researchers develop method to detect mechanical changes in electrodes.
UMD Researchers Bridge Gap between Microelectronics, Biological Systems“Electronic modulation of biochemical signal generation” published in Nature Nanotechnology
Department of Energy renews NEES EFRC for four yearsThe center develops highly ordered nanostructures that offer a unique way of looking at the science of energy storage.
ECE Graduate Student Sowmya Subramanian Wins 2014-15 All-S.T.A.R. FellowshipSubramanian, working under the direction of ECE/ISR Professor Reza Ghodssi, was selected to receive this competitive Graduate School award.
Students win ECE Dissertation FellowshipsThis year all five Ph.D. students are related to ISR.
Reza Ghodssi named UMD Distinguished Scholar-TeacherGhodssi is the eighth ISR faculty member to be so honored by the university.
Chu, Subramanian win MAMNA best grad student poster awardsECE students are affiliated with the MEMS Sensors and Actuators Laboratory.
Six ECE Graduate Students Selected as Future Faculty FellowsStudents striving toward a career in academia take part in a selective fellowship to prepare for the future.
Six graduate students participating in UMD-Trento research exchangeThe program is part of a broad partnership between Maryland and Trento, Italy.
Young Wook Kim receives best poster presentation awardThe ECE Ph.D. candidate won the award at the Bioscience and Engineering Symposium of the NIH Korean Scientists Association.
Ghodssi Invited to Speak at IEEE Sensors 2013Ghodssi delivers lecture on Microsystems for Sensing and Characterization of Bacterial Biofilms
Rubloff, Ghodssi featured in JVST-A special issueThe Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the American Vacuum Society.
Micro-turbine research on cover of Journal of Micromechanics and MicroengineeringGhodssi, Hanrahan and colleagues document the efficacy of using integrated retainer rings in tiny MEMS turbines.
Micro-turbo-generator research featured in Journal of Microelectromechanical SystemsResearchers from MSAL produce the first demonstration of an integrated permanent-magnet micro-turbo-generator supported on micro-ball bearings.
Young Wook Kim wins KSEA-KUSCO Graduate ScholarshipPh.D. student is advised by ISR Director Reza Ghodssi.
Ekaterina Pomerantseva to join Drexel University facultyPostdoctoral researcher has worked with ISR Director Reza Ghodssi since 2010.
ECE Names 2012-2013 Distinguished Dissertation FellowsAnand, Fan, Guan, and Xie recognized for outstanding research.
Work by Mosteller, Austin, Ghodssi, Yang featured in INCOSE InsightArticle highlights platforms for engineering experimental biomedical systems.
Rubloff Co-Authors Major DoE Report on Emerging Energy TechnologiesPublication focuses on opportunities in mesoscale science.
New Microfluidic Device Could Speed Drug EvaluationMeyer wins Bioscience Day Poster division for work on device capable of separating, testing distinct areas of same biofilm.
Reza Ghodssi invited speaker at MNE 2012 in Toulouse, FranceISR director spoke on “Biofabrication: An Integrative Processing Tool for Micro/Nano/Bio Systems.”
Ph.D. candidate Brendan Hanrahan wins silver medal in ARL competitionStudent presented his dissertation work on friction, wear, and lubrication of micro-scale ball bearing systems.
Loh, UMD delegation visit NAS Patuxent RiverCongressman Steny Hoyer hosts tour to discuss growing opportunities for partnering on education and research efforts.
MERIT-BIEN and TREND Fair Showcases Undergraduate ResearchMore than 20 undergraduate students participate in research projects sponsored by ECE and IREAP.
Mosteller wins Best Student Paper Award at INCOSE International SymposiumAward presented for "Platforms for Engineering Experimental Biomedical Systems."
Mosteller wins Dean's Master's Student Research AwardMEMS microfluidics platform could be used for high-throughput drug screening for biofilm infections.
Student team wins best paper award at Mid-Atlantic Micro/Nano Alliance SymposiumThe students are part of the MEMS Sensors and Actuators Laboratory.
ISR organizes NSF Workshop on Micro, Nano, BiosystemsEvent is held March 30-31 in Arlington, Va.
ISR hosts Iraqi higher education delegationDelegates meet with President Loh, Provost Wylie and other officials.
Collaborative international projects funded in solar power, cell-based systems, and ultra-low power systemsResearch is part of agreement between Autonomous Province of Trento, Italy, and University of Maryland.
Ghodssi invited speaker at international nano and biotechnology winter schoolISR director spoke on the use of biomaterials in microfabricated sensors.
Ghodssi gives invited talk at Bio-Inspired Engineering International SymposiumISR director spoke on biofabrication using the Tobacco mosaic virus.
Preventing Costly, Life-Threatening Catheter InfectionsDeutsch Foundation-sponsored Clark School research offers multi-pronged attack on major medical problem.
Markus Gnerlich joins ISR as postdocHe will be developing a high-power supercapacitor.
Bassi, Loh further international research agreementUniversity of Trento Rector and UMD President sign MOU exchanging research and education.
New alumnus Mustafa Beyaz accepts faculty position in TurkeyBeyaz will become an assistant professor at Antalya International University.
Clark School researchers figure prominently in atomic layer deposition storyChemical & Engineering News highlights expansion of the coating technology.
Ghodssi invited speaker at Transducers 11ISR director spoke on microball bearing technology for MEMS devices and integrated microsystems.
International partnership agreement being finalizedInternational relationship will include research and education components.
Gerasopoulos Wins Dean's Doctoral Research AwardGrad student takes 1st place and $1500 prize.
Dean's Doctoral Research Awards AnnouncedResearch on microbatteries, graphene and flapping-wing flight recognized.
Gerasopoulos Wins MSE Graduate Research AwardStudent recognized for work on nanoscale, virus-templated batteries.
New MEMS handbook is comprehensive, practical resource for academics, engineers, studentsReza Ghodssi is co-editor of MEMS Materials and Processes Handbook.
The Diamondback features story on Tobacco Mosaic Virus battery researchResearch promises higher-capacity, longer-lasting batteries.
Baron Featured in IEEE Institute for Chapter, Society WorkFirst-year graduate student Sergio Baron, a Fulbright Scholar, was highlighted in an IEEE Institute article.
Ghodssi is guest editor for special issue of Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering (JMM)Special proceedings issue features papers from PowerMEMS 2009.
ISR's busy November: NSF site visit, 25th anniversary dinner, SAC meetingThe Institute for Systems Research held three major events from Nov. 17–19.
Bad Virus Put to Good UseIn breakthrough batteries, virally structured nano-electrodes boost energy capacity 10-fold.
Peter Dykstra wins bioengineering poster awardWork on electrochemical DNA sensor honored at Bioscience Day 2010.
Siwak Honored at ARCS Scholars CeremonyPh.D. student presented with scholar award at Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) ceremony.
Ph.D. student Konstantinos Gerasopoulos wins best poster awardAward was presented at 2010 Mid-Atlantic Micro/Nano Alliance Symposium.
University of Maryland, U.S. Army RDECOM sign CRADA AgreementAgreement expands research, development and engineering efforts between the two entities.
2010 Maryland Robotics Day draws large crowdGovernment officials, industry representatives, prospective students attend Maryland Robotics Day.
New Battery Research Highlighted by Discovery News, NanowerkViruses used as structural template for lithium ion battery components.
MERIT-BIEN and TREND Fair Showcases Undergrads' Summer ResearchStudents present their summer research accomplishments to judges at annual fair.
Clark School honors Rajkowski, Beyaz, Banerjee for student researchStudents score in Dean's Student Research Award Competition.
Reza Ghodssi to participate in EU-US Frontiers of Engineering SymposiumISR director is one of only 60 engineers invited from the US and EU.
Three ISR students are named ECE Distinguished Dissertation FellowsBeyaz, Mitra and Varna honored for research excellence.
ISR organizing interdisciplinary student groupGroup will give graduate students opportunity for camaraderie and learning.
Graduate Student Delivers Micro/Nano Seminar at MITKonstantinos Gerasopoulos discussed new virus-based nanomanufacturing technology.
Reza Ghodssi guest edits special issue of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics'Special Proceeding' issue focuses on energy harvesting.
Micro-ball bearing research featured in Micro Manufacturing magazineWork of Ghodssi, MSAL cited in micro engine article.
Clark School hosts PowerMEMS 2009 attendees for luncheon, lab toursSix laboratories showcased in special tours.
Mariano Anderle visits ISR from Province of Trento, ItalyLongtime friend of ISR is exploring new collaborations and partnerships.
Nathan Siwak, Natalie Salaets given ARCS FellowshipsStudents honored at U.S. Supreme Court reception.
Reza Ghodssi Appointed Director of the Institute for Systems ResearchISR excels in cross-disciplinary systems engineering research and education.
Ghodssi Receives NSF Grant for Novel Nanofabrication for Energy ApplicationsResearch uses tobacco mosaic virus in fabrication of energy storage devices.
Ghodssi Receives NSF Grant for Microball Bearings ResearchResearch focuses on low-friction, long-life microball bearings for PowerMEMS devices.
Ghodssi, Wang, Culver Awarded Nanobiotechnology GrantState of Maryland funds innovative fuel cell research.
Fourteen ISR-affiliated students receive Ph.D.sCongratulations to our ISR-affiliated doctoral graduates!
Ornithopter, optical microsensor win ISR seed grantsResearch by Bergbreiter, Gupta, Ghodssi and Culver to be given one-year funding.
Adomaitis, Ghodssi, Sandborn promotedUniversity of Maryland President C.D. Mote promotes three ISR faculty to full professor.
Ghodssi chairs PowerMEMS 2009 ConferenceConference to showcase micro and nanotechnology for power generation and energy conversion.
Ghodssi Featured in Mechanical Engineering Magazine Cover StoryMEMS microscale ball bearing research highlighted in feature article.
ECE Grad Student Siwak Awarded ARCS FellowshipNathan Siwak was awarded a 2009 Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Fellowship.
NanoCenter Improves Energy Storage OptionsMaryland NanoCenter researchers create new device to store electrical energy.
Paper Named 2008 'Highlight' by Journal of Micromechanics and MicroengineeringReza Ghodssi co-authors paper describing major microbattery breakthrough.
Six ISR students chosen for Clark School's Future Faculty ProgramThe program aims to increase the number of Ph.D. graduates who obtain academic positions in prestigious engineering schools.
Six ISR students selected for Future Faculty ProgramClark School program helps students prepare for academic positions.
Stephan Koev wins university-wide graduate research contestHis microcantilever research is featured in the February 2009 Research@Maryland.
Stephan Koev wins MEMS Alliance best poster awardPoster highlights research on optical microcantilever sensors for liquid samples.
Ghodssi team's micro ball bearing work makes miniature machines possibleResearchers are the first to manufacture and integrate practical microscale pumps, motors and turbines.
Ghodssi Named Associate Editor of JMEMSJournal of Microelectromechanical Systems is top MEMS publication.
Ghodssi, Rubloff receive bioMEMS patentU.S. patent 7,375,404 is awarded for fabrication and integration of polymeric bioMEMS.
Vorontsov, Koev, Wei and McKinney win at ISR awards ceremonyQuartet honored for outstanding contributions in 2007–2008.
Ghodssi Named Herbert Rabin Distinguished ProfessorDr. Reza Ghodssi is recognized for sustained and influential scientific and scholarly work.
ECE Faculty Honored at Inaugural Scholarship & Research CelebrationTwenty-seven ECE faculty members honored, representing 1/8 of researchers recognized university-wide.
Reza Ghodssi named associate editor of Journal of Biomedical MicrodevicesJournal focuses on biomedical applications of micro- and nanotechnology.
New Advance in Biochip ResearchMicrofactories for drug research are one step closer to reality.
Chuang Earns Intel Achievement AwardPh.D. Alumnus Wen-Hsien Chuang receives highest honor as employee at Intel.
Ghodssi To Give Plenary at International MEMS ConferenceProf. Ghodssi will speak on "Integrative MEMS/NEMS Technology for Micro and Nano Systems."
Ghodssi, Rubloff part of $2 million NSF grantCellular and biomolecular engineering research to focus on biofunctionalized devices.
A Microcantilever Sensor with Integrated Optical Readout for Liquid Samples (ISR IP)This IP is available to license.
A Device and Method for Measuring Microcantilever Beam Displacement by Interference Fringe Shifting (ISR IP)This IP is available to license.
Controlled Electromechanical Deposition of Polysaccaride Film and Hydrogel and Materials Formed Therefrom (ISR IP)This IP is available to license.
Assembly of Chitosan onto an Electrode Surface (ISR IP)This IP is available to license.
Micro-Knife-Edge Techniques for Sealing of Microfluidic Systems (ISR IP)This IP is available to license.
Programmable Selective Deposition of Biofunctional Polymer Surfaces (ISR IP)This IP is available to license.
Thermo-Bio-Lithography (ISR IP)This IP is available to license.
Fabrication and Integration of Polymeric BioMEMS (ISR IP)This IP is available to license.
Ph.D. Student Receives AVS Graduate Research AwardStephan Koev, an advisee of Prof. Ghodssi, wins 2007 American Vacuum Society's Graduate Research Award.
Ghodssi Invited to Participate in NAE Frontiers SymposiumProf. Ghodssi among 100 of the nation's outstanding young engineers invited to the event.
Nima Ghalichechian receives ISR Outstanding Graduate Student AwardPh.D. student's research focuses on micro ball-bearing technology for miniature battery applications.
MEMS Researchers Win IEEE LEOS Best Paper CompetitionGraduate students from Prof. Reza Ghodssi's MEMS laboratory shared first prize in DC/VA/MD competition.
MEMS research of Morgan and Ghodssi featured in NASA Tech BriefsGray-scale technology used in aligning optical fibers with actuated MEMS wedges.
New legs for chitosan nanosensor storyFOX 45 TV news highlights research in 'cover story'
$1 Million For Nano-Bio InitiativeDeutsch Foudation will fund Clark School bioengineering research on the nanoscale.
Crab Nano-Sensor Detects Dangerous SubstancesA material found in crab shells is part of a new sensor system.
News story about Ghodssi's III-V MEMS work rockets around globeMEMS nanoscale sensor system uses Chitosan, crab shell substance
Ph.D. student selected for AVS Graduate Research AwardNima Ghalichechian is the second MEMS Sensors and Actuators Lab to win the highly competitive award
Ghodssi Group Paper Featured in Journal of Micromechanics & MicroengineeringPaper co-authored by Ghodssi group selected as feature article in JMM.
Magazine highlights Ghodssi's III-V optical MEMS workAssociate Professor Reza Ghodssi's (ECE/ISR) LPS and NSF-sponsored III-V Optical MEMS activities are featured in the March 2006 issue of Compound Semiconductor magazine.
ISR alum Xiaobo Tan wins NSF CAREER AwardISR alum and current Michigan State University ECE Assistant Professor Xiaobo Tan has won a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award for his research, "Dexterous Biomimetic Micromanipulation Using Artificial Muscles: Modeling, Sensing and Control."
NanoCenter featured on PBS's Nightly Business ReportSegment is titled "The Science and Business of Nanotechnology"
Ghodssi awarded ARL grant for microball bearing technologyResearch will enhance the efficiency and reliability of liquid- and gas-fueled power sources
Washington Post columnist lauds university's nanotechnology effortsReza Ghodssi's work is featured as example of Maryland's leadership
Pruessner and Amarnath selected for Best Student Paper AwardLeading international conference on Indium Phosphide (InP) materials and devices honors graduate students
University of Maryland ranked No. 1 in nano research and educationTrade publication Small Times cites many factors in ratings
American Vacuum Society honors student paperWork merits 2004 MEMS and NEMS (MN) Technical Group Best Graduate Student Paper Award
Ghodssi selected for ROSS-2004 awardFunding focuses on phase Fresnel lens development
Two grad students awarded ARCS ScholarshipsBrian Morgan and Daniel Fitzgerald are both talented researchers
Ghodssi team wins best poster awardMEMS Alliance group honors "Indium Phosphide Based Optical Waveguide MEMS for Communications and Sensing" project
ISR faculty win two Invention of the Year awardsFaculty recognized in information science and physical science categories
Ghodssi, Horiuchi earn tenureBoth are named associate professors by University of Maryland President C.D. Mote, Jr.
Michael Powers wins at Maryland Bioscience Research Review DayGrad student's poster on biophotonic MEMS cell sensors takes prize
Waits, quoted in "New Scientist" magazinePh.D student is an electronics engineer in the Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate
Ghodssi speaks at National Cancer InstituteISR faculty member is among nationally-known nanotechnology experts speaking at symposium.
Rubloff leads new M-CINSE nanotech centerSept 2004—Former ISR director to help the university contribute to cutting-edge nanoscience
Toshiba's Iguchi joins ISR Visiting Scientists ProgramAugust 2004—Engineer will be working on microelectronics process technology.
ISR's Xiaobo Tan joins Michigan State UniversityJuly 2004—Former ISR research associate to become Assistant Professor in ECE department.
Gupta, Ghodssi, Shapiro part of $3 million micro air vehicles MURIApril 2004—ISR faculty will be working on "Micro Hovering Air Vehicles: Revolutionary Concepts and Navigation Advancements"
Ghodssi receives NSF grant for InP-based MEMS-tunable optical filters and switchesApril 2004—ISR faculty member will develop and test wavelength-selective widely tunable (1250-1650 nm) resonant microcavity filters and switches.
Morgan, recipient of ARCS ScholarshipGraduate student's research focuses on novel three-dimensional silicon MEMS microfabricatin technology
New Toshiba visiting scientist arrives at ISRMr. Taizo Tomioka will conduct research on microelectronics process technology
ISR faculty showcase research to Honeywell Labs delegationResearch of Baras, Abshire, Ghodssi, Krishnaprasad and Justh featured.
Graduate student Marcel Pruessner receives ARCS ScholarshipOctober 2003—Research focuses on optical switching and III-V MEMS.
Temporary Clark School clean room opensRoom meets urgent need for enhanced fabrication capabilities.
Marcel Pruessner receives ARCS scholarshipPruessner joined two other Clark School of Engineering students.
Ghodssi wins NSF grant for microball bearing technologyResearch will increase reliability and efficiency of MEMS
Ghodssi, Rubloff, Smela awarded DURIP for chemical mechanical planarizerTool used in semiconductor fabrication, microelectronics, optoelectronics and MEMS
Ghodssi, DeVoe awarded MRI for MEMS aligner/bonderGrant to fund state-of-the-art MEMS microfabrication equipment
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
- Fellow, 2015
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
- Fellow, 2015
American Vacuum Society
- Fellow, 2015
- Analytical Micro-Devices for Mental Health Treatment Monitoring
- Ball bearing supported electromagnetic microgenerator
- Superhydrophobic surfaces
- Phosphorylated and Branched Dihydroxy-Pentane-Dione (DPD) Analogs as Quorum Sensing Inhibitors in Bacteria
- Controlled electrochemical deposition of polysaccharide films and hydrogels, and materials formed therefrom
- Biolithographical deposition and materials and devices formed therefrom
- Spatially selective deposition of polysaccharide layer onto patterned template
- Fabrication and Integration of Polymeric BioMEMS
- UMD Grand Challenges Impact Award: Microbiome Sciences
- NSF: Closed-Loop Sensing and Actuation for Gastrointestinal Capsule Systems
- NSF: Developing engineering solutions to investigate microbiome-to-neuron communication
- BBI: A Multimodal Sensor Discovery Platform to Study the Molecular Events Underlying the Gut-Microbiome-Brain Axis
- NSF SemiSynBio: Redox-Enabled Bio-Electronics for Molecular Communication and Memory (RE-BIONICS)
- NSF ECCS: Development of Flexible Microsystems for Bacterial Biofilm Management
- NSF EAGER: Gut-Nav: A Gut Navigator for Real-Time Diagnostic Reporting on Gastro-Intestinal Health
- NSF: Tribologically-Enhanced Encapsulated Microball Bearings for Reduced Friction and Wear in High-Performance Rotary Microactuators and PowerMEMS Devices
- A Micro-Direct Methanol Fuel Cell with Nanostructured Platinum Catalysts Using the Tobacco Mosaic Virus
- NSF: Nanofabrication Using Viral Biotemplates for MEMS Applications
- NSF SGER: Integrated Indium Phosphide Based Microsystem for Chemical Sensing
- Capsule-Based Bioimpedance Sensing for Inflammatory Biomarker Detection in Gastrointestinal Tract
- Micro-Nano-Bio Systems for Biological Applications
- Micro-nano-bio systems for biological applications
- Integrated Micro/Nano Systems for Power Conversion, Energy Storage and Sensor Applications
- Materials, Nano, & Bio Research for Systems
- Signal-Guided Sequential Assembly of Nano-Bio-Components in the Completely Packaged Microfluidic Environment
- Enzyme Assembly and Catalytic Activity in a Reusable BioMEMS Platform for Metabolic Engineering
- Fabrication and Packaging of Polymer-Based Microfluidics