Research in this area includes the development and fabrication of microelectronic devices, such as high-frequency inductors, silicon semiconductors, and micro-optic devices. Dr. James Becker's work primarily involves high-frequency CMOS design and power combining. Dr. David Dickensheets' research includes micro-optical devices, such as membrane focus control mirrors, and Dr. Todd Kaiser focuses on micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) development, specifically actuators and sensors. Dr. Wataru Nakagawa's group specializes in the design and fabrication of micro- and nano-structures for optics applications. Applications of micro- and nanofabrication span all areas of research within the department.


Dr. David Dickensheets, Professor, Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
Areas of expertise: Optical Microscopy and Tissue Imaging, Silicon Micromachining and Micro-Opto-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MOEMS), Miniature Imaging and Spectroscopy Instruments 530 Cobleigh Hall, +1 406-994-7874

Dr. Wataru Nakagawa, Assistant Professor, Ph.D. Electrical Engineering (Applied Physics), Univ. of California, San Diego
Areas of expertise: optical nanostructures, photonics, nanoscale optics, computational electromagnetics
529 Cobleigh Hall, +1 406-994-5956

Dr. James Becker, Associate Professor, Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan
Areas of expertise: Microwave and Millimeter Wave Electronics Applications
535 Cobleigh Hall, +1 406-994-5988

Dr. Todd Kaiser, Associate Professor, Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Areas of expertise: Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS), Inertial Sensors and Fiberoptic Systems
531 Cobleigh Hall, +1 406-994-7276

Dr. Phil Himmer, Manager, Montana Microfabrication Facility
Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Montana State University
Areas of expertise: Microfabrication, Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS), Micro Optics
515 Cobleigh Hall, +1 406-994-7178