Dean Aslam

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Dean Aslam


Dean Aslam is a professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA. He served as associate director of NSF Engineering Research Center for Wireless Integrated Micro Systems (WIMS) during 2000–2010, and led the technological development behind many of the proposal ideas by linking his seminal carbon-based single-material Microsystems (SMM) research directly to his innovations in K-16 outreach activities. He has spun off a company called ‘Nanobrick’, which will commercialize his inventions in education and research. With his expertise and background in STEM education, he will coordinate and direct all project activities. Two patents are pending on the unique FBEI modules that he has developed. He is a world leader in the areas of SMM research and FBEI education; a combination of expertise that is rare among engineering faculty.

His current research is on micro- and nano-fabrication technologies focusing on polycrystalline diamond (poly-C), carbon nanotubes (CNT) and cognitive, Lego-based educational modules. In particular, his research concentrates on poly-C piezoresistive sensors, biochemical nanosensors, poly-C RFMEMS micro and nano resonators, CNT growth in PCF channels of a micro-GC, poly-C BioMEMS (Cochlear & Neural probes), poly-C smart MEMS packaging, and hands-on robotics learning modules for K-12, UG and graduate teaching.

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Position(s) & Affiliation(s)

Michigan State University
United States