Laboratory for Innovation in MEMS Technologies (LI-MEMS)

This laboratory was the result of an initiative led by the Mexico-USA Foundation for the Science (FUMEC) and both Mexican governmental offices, the Puebla state and federal Mexican Ministries for Economy (SEDECO and SE, respectively).

Among the most important activities to be undertook by this laboratory we can mention the development of technological process and CAD tools for the design, fabrication, characterization, and modeling of silicon-based sensors and actuators for developing Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems.

FUMEC has also organized a nation-wide educational program for developing MEMS technology. For a one-year term course, this program includes topics such as Semiconductor and Device Physics, MOS technology, sensors and actuators, surface and bulk micromachining, test and simulation of microstructures, and fundamentals of MEMS technology. Most of this educational program is normally conducted at INAOE.

The National-wide Network for MEMS includes 25 research and academic centers which known as Design Centers for MEMS (CD-MEMS). This national network is led by three LI-MEMS:
INAOE Puebla
LI-MEMS at INAOE, for MEMS fabrication

Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez (UACJ)
LI-MEMS UACJ for packaging processes

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
LI-MEMS UNAM for MEMS characterization.

The three LI-MEMS have been organized in order to developing Microsystems for Telecommunications, Bioelectronics, and Automotive applications.

Leading researcher: Ph.D. Wilfredo Calleja Arriaga


Last Update:
17-11-2008 a las 21:44 por Anaís Infante

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