Khalil Najafi

Peter and Evelyn Fuss Chair of ECE
Schlumberger Professor of Engineering

Khalil Najafi

Peter and Evelyn Fuss Chair of ECE
Schlumberger Professor of Engineering

Khalil Najafi

Khalil Najafi

Peter and Evelyn Fuss Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Schlumberger Professor of Engineering

Arthur F. Thurnau Professor

University of Michigan
EECS Department
Electrical & Computer Engineering
3303 EECS
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Tel: (734) 764-3317 
Tel: (734) 763-6650
Email:

Lurie Nanofabrication Facility

Wireless Integrated Microsensors and Systems

Professor Khalil Najafi's Students


Current Students

Current students may be contacted in writing at this address:
University of Michigan EECS Bldg, 1301 Beal Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2122.

Farzad Asgarian
Expected Graduation Date: 00/0000
Email: asgarian@umich.edu
Christopher Boyd

Bachelor: University of Michigan, USA, 2012
Expected Graduation Date: 08/2017
Email: cwboyd@umich.edu
Ali Darvishian

Bachelor: Sharif University of Technology, Iran 2010-Mechanical Engineering Master's: Sharif University of Technology, Iran 2012-Mechanical Engineering-Applied Design
Expected Graduation Date: 08/2016
Email: darvishi@umich.edu
Tal Nagourney
Expected Graduation Date: 00/0000
Email: taln@umich.edu
Amin Sandoughsaz

Bachelor: University of Tehran, Iran
Expected Graduation Date: 12/2018
Email: aminsa@umich.edu
Sajal Singh
Expected Graduation Date: 00/0000
Email: sajals@umich.edu
Stacey Yemin Tang
Project Title: Biomimetic Hair-Like Sensors
Bachelor: University of Michigan, USA, 2011
Expected Graduation Date: 08/2016
Email: yemin@umich.edu
Donguk Yang
Expected Graduation Date: 00/0000
Email: yangmax@umich.edu
Yi Yuan
Project Title: Fabrication of Fused Silica MEMS
Bachelor: University of Michigan, USA, 2011
Expected Graduation Date: 12/2016
Email: yiyuan@umich.edu

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Former PhD Students

Daniel Egert
Thesis Title: "Neural Probes with Deploying Electrodes"
Graduation: 04/2015
Employer: University of Michigan
Email: degert@umich.edu
Seow Yuen Yee
Thesis Title: "Design and Development of an Ultrasonic Jet Array (UJA) for Micro Propulsion"
Graduation: 05/2014
Employer: BOSCH
James McCullagh
Thesis Title: "Power Conversion Circuits for Low Power, Low Voltage and Non-Periodic Vibration Harvester Outputs"
Graduation: 05/2014
Employer: University of Michigan
Address: 2001 EECS, 1301 Beal Avenue, Ann Arbor MI 48109-2122
Email: jamesjmc@umich.edu
Mahdi Sadeghi
Thesis Title: "Electrostatic Micro-Hydraulic Hair Sensors and Actuators"
Graduation: 05/2014
Employer: University of Michigan
Address: 2001 EECS, 1301 Beal Avenue, Ann Arbor MI 48109-2122
Email: sadeghi@umich.edu
Ali Besharatian
Thesis Title: "A Scalable Modular Multistage Peristaltic Electrostatic Gas Micropump"
Graduation: 05/2013
Employer: University of Michigan
Address: 2411 EECS, 1301 Beal Avenue, Ann Arbor MI 48109-2122
Email: alibesh@umich.edu
Jeffrey Gregory
Thesis Title: "Characterization, Control and Compensation of MEMS Rate and Rate-Integrating Gyroscopes"
Graduation: 08/2012
Employer: Analog Devices, Boston, MA
Niloufar Ghafouri
Thesis Title: "Bismuth telluride based Co-evaporated Thermoelectric Thin Films: Technology, Characterization, and Optimization"
Graduation: 08/2012
Employer: Intel Corp., Arizona
Ethem Erkan Aktakka
Thesis Title: "Integration of Bulk Piezoelectric Materials into Microsystems"
Graduation: 12/2011
Employer: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Michigan
Address: 2411 EECS, 1301 Beal Avenue, Ann Arbor MI 48105
Email: aktakka@umich.edu
Website: www.eecs.umich.edu/~aktakka
Amir Borna
Thesis Title: "A Low-Power, Wireless, Multichannel Microsystem for Reliable Neural Recording"
Graduation: 12/2011
Email: aborna@umich.edu
Jae Yoong Cho
Thesis Title: "Environmentally Resistant Rate- and Rate Integrating Gyroscopes"
Graduation: 05/2011
Employer: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Michigan
Address: 2411 EECS, 1301 Beal Avenue, Ann Arbor MI 48109-2122
Email: jycho@umich.edu
Andrew Gross
Thesis Title: "Low Power, Integrated, Thermoelectric Microcoolers for Microsystems Applications"
Graduation: 12/2010
Employer: Sandia National Laboratory
Tzeno Galchev
Thesis Title: "Energy Scavenging from Low Frequency Vibrations"
Graduation: 12/2010
Employer: Humboldt Research Fellow, University of Freiburg, Germany
Email: tgalchev@umich.edu
Sang Won Yoon
Thesis Title: "Vibration Isolation and Shock Protection for MEMS"
Graduation: 05/2009
Employer: Toyota Technical Center
Email: swyoon@umich.edu
Sang-Hyun Lee
Thesis Title: "Wafer-Level Packaging for Environment- Resistant Microinstruments"
Graduation: 12/2008
Employer: Samsung LED Co., Ltd.
Email: sh9255.lee@samsung.com
Website: http://www.SamsungLED.com
Jay Mitchell
Thesis Title: "Low Temperature Wafer Level Vacuum Packaging Using Au-Si Eutectic Bonding and Localized Heating"
Graduation: 12/2007
Employer: CEO and Co-Founder, ePack, Inc.
Email: mitchelz@umich.edu
 Warren C. Welch III
Thesis Title: "Vacuum and Hermetic Packaging of MEMS Using Solder"
Graduation: 12/2007
Employer: RF Micro Devices
Email: wcwelchiii@gmail.com
Asli Burcu Ucok
Thesis Title: "Compact Modular Assembly and Packaging of Multi-substrate Microsystems (WIMS Cube)"
Graduation: 03/2006
Employer: Continental-AG
Email: Burcu.Ucok@us.contiautomotive.com
 Hanseup (Steve) Kim
Thesis Title: "An Integrated Electrostatic Peristaltic Micropump with Active Microvalves"
Graduation: 03/2006
Employer: University of Utah
Address: 3280 MEB, 50 S. Central Campus Drive, Salt Lake City UT 84112
Email: Hanseup@ece.utah.edu
 Timothy J (TJ) Harpster
Thesis Title: "Hermetic Packaging and Bonding Technologies for Implantable Microsystems"
Graduation: 10/2005
Employer: Intek
Email: tharpster@intekflow.com
Website: www.intekflow.com
 Stefan A. Nikles
Thesis Title: "A Micromachined Sieve Electrode for Chronic Recording From Multiple, Isolated Gustatory Nerve Fibers"
Graduation: 08/2005
Employer: MEMSIC, Inc.
Email: snikles@memsic.com
 Pedram Mohseni
Thesis Title: "Single-Chip Wireless Microsystems for Multichannel Neural Biopotential Recording"
Graduation: 08/2005
Employer: Case Western Reserve University
Address: 510 Glennan Building, , Cleveland OH 44106
Email: pedram.mohseni@case.edu
Website: http://vorlon.case.edu/~pedram
 Maysam Ghovanloo
Thesis Title: "A Wireless Microsystem for Neural Stimulating Microprobes"
Graduation: 07/2004
Employer: Arizona State University
Address: Engineering Bldg. II (COE II), 2110m Box 7914, Raleigh NC 27695
Email: mghovan@ncsu.edu
Website: http://www4.ncsu.edu/~mghovan/
 Brian Stark
Thesis Title: "Thin Film Technologies for Hermetic and Vacuum Packaging of MEMS"
Graduation: 03/2004
Employer: The Bosch Group
Email: brian.stark@rtc.bosch.com
 Chunbo Zhang
Thesis Title: "Combustion-Based Micro Power Generation: Thermoelectric and Thermionic Approaches"
Graduation: 08/2003
Employer: Honeywell
Email: chunbo.zhang@honeywell.com
 Junseok Chae
Thesis Title: "High-Sensitivity, Low-Noise, Multi-Axis Capacitive Micro-Accelerometers"
Graduation: 05/2003
Employer: Arizona State University
Address: Electrical Engineering, GWC 312, MC: 5506, Tempe AZ 85287-9309
Email: junseok.chae@asu.edu
 Haluk Kulah
Thesis Title: "Closed-Loop Electromechanical Sigma-Delta Microgravity Accelerometers"
Graduation: 03/2003
Employer: Middle East Technical University
Address: Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, DZ-05, Ankara, 06531 Turkey
Email: kulah@metu.edu.tr
Website: http://www.eee.metu.edu.tr/~kulah/
 Tsung-Kuan (Allen) Chou
Thesis Title: "All-Silicon Micromachined Acoustic Ejector Arrays for Micro Propulsion and Flow-Contro"
Graduation: 10/2001
Employer: Intel Corporation
 Arvind Salian
Thesis Title: "Design, Fabrication and Testing of High-Performance Capacitive Microaccelerometers"
Graduation: 06/2001
Employer: Freescale Semiconductor
Email: arvind.salian@freescale.com
 Babak Amir Parviz
Thesis Title: "Development of Ultrasonic Electrostatic Microjets for Distributed Propulsion and Microflight"
Graduation: 05/2001
Employer: University of Washington
Address: Office M250 EE1, Box 352500, Seattle WA 98195
Email: babak@ee.washington.edu
 Y.T. Cheng
Thesis Title: "Localized Heating and Bonding Technique for MEMS Packaging"
Graduation: 12/2000
Employer: IBM, Watson Research Center
Address: P.O. Box 218, Room #36-253, Yorktown Heights NY 10598
Email: yuting@us.ibm.com
 Farrokh Ayazi
Thesis Title: "A High-Aspect-Ratio Tactical/Inertial Grade Polysilicon Vibrating Ring Gyroscope"
Graduation: 01/2000
Employer: Georgia Tech
Email: farrokh.ayazi@ece.gatech.edu
Website: http://users.ece.gatech.edu/~ayazi/
 Mehmet Dokmeci
Thesis Title: "Hermetic Glass-SiliconMicropackages and Feedthroughs For Neural Prostheses"
Graduation: 12/1999
Employer: Northeastern University
Address: Electrical & Computer Engineering, 409 DA, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA 02115-5000
Email: mehmetd@ece.neu.edu
 Navid Yazdi
Thesis Title: "Micro-G Silicon Accelerometers with High Performance CMOS Interface Circuitry"
Graduation: 01/1999
Employer: Intellisense Corporation
 Chuncieh Huang
Thesis Title: "Micromachined Sensors and Actuators for Fluid Mechanics Research and High-Speed Flow Control Applications"
Graduation: 09/1998
 Jeffrey A. Von Arx
Thesis Title: "A Single Chip, Fully Integrated, Telemetry Powered System for Peripheral Nerve Stimulation"
Graduation: 03/1998
Employer: Guidant Corp.
Address: Advanced Tech and Res. Eng., 4100 Hamline Avenue North, St. Paul MN 55112
Email: jeffrey.vonarx@guidant.com
Website: www.guidant.com
 Arjun Selvakumar
Thesis Title: "A Multifunctional Silicon Micromachining Technology for High Performance Microsensors and Microactuators"
Graduation: 04/1997
Employer: Colibrys, Inc.
Address: Suite 100, 12200 Parc Crest Drive, Stafford TX 77477-2409
Email: arjun.selvakumar@colibrys.com
 Chingwen Yeh
Thesis Title: "A Low-Voltage Bulk-Silicon Tunneling-Based Microaccelerometer with CMOS Interface Circuitry"
Graduation: 08/1996
 Mark Nardin
Thesis Title: "A Programmable Multichannel Microstimulator with Bi-Directional Telemetry"
Graduation: 01/1996
 Michael Putty
Thesis Title: "A Micromachined Vibrating Ring Gyroscope"
Graduation: 03/1995
 Yogesh Gianchandani
Thesis Title: "A Bulk Silicon Microelectromechanical System for Scanning Thermal Profilometry"
Graduation: 10/1994
Employer: University of Michigan
Address: Electrical Engineering, ECE Division, 1301 Beal Avenue, Ann Arbor MI 48109-2122
Email: yogesh@umich.edu
Website: http://www.eecs.umich.edu/~yogesh/
 Tayfun Akin
Thesis Title: "An Integrated Telemetric Multichannel Sieve Electrode Array for Nerve Regeneration Applications"
Graduation: 10/1994
Employer: Middle East Technical University
Address: Electrical & Electronics Engineering Department, , TR-06531 Ankara, Turkey
Email: tayfun-akin@metu.edu.tr
Website: http://www.eee.metu.edu.tr/~tayfuna
 Karl J. Ma
Thesis Title: "An Active Dissolved Wafer Process for The Fabrication of Integrated Sensors"
Graduation: 08/1994
 Babak Ziaie
Thesis Title: "A Single-Channel Implantable Microstimulator for Functional Neuromuscular Stimulation"
Graduation: 03/1994
Employer: Purdue University
Address: Electrical & Computer Engineering, BRK 2023, 1205 West State Street, West Lafayette IN 47907-2057
Email: bziae@purdue.edu

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Former Masters Students

 Anthony Coghlan
Thesis Title: "A High-Efficiency Class-E Transmitter For Implantable Devices"
Graduation: 05/1997
Position: Director, Single Family CFO Strategy, Planning and Development, Finance Division, Freddie Mac
Address: Freddie Mac, 8200 Jones Branch Drive, MS 486, McLean VA 22102
Email: anthony_coghlan@freddiemac.com
 Namik Kocaman
Thesis Title: "A Low-Power capacitive Interface and Analog-Digital Converter Chip For Implantable Biotelemetry"
Graduation: 08/1997
Position: Engineering Manager, Analog & Mixed Signal Circuit Design
Address: Broadcom Corporation, 5300 California Avenue, Irvine CA 92617
Email: namik@broadcom.com
 Rajagopalan Rangarajan
Thesis Title: "Fully Integrated Nerve Electrical Stimulation System"
Graduation: 01/1997
 Sha Wang
Thesis Title: "FEM Analysis and Its Application in the Electronic Determination of the Young's Modulus and Intrinsic Stress"
Graduation: 05/1992

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Researchers and Visitors

Ethem Erkan Aktakka
Graduation: 00/0000
Position: Research Scientist, University of Michigan
Address: 2411 EECS, 1301 Beal Avenue, Ann Arbor MI 48109-2122
Phone: 734-763-7162
Email: aktakka@umich.edu
Jae Yoong Cho
Graduation: 00/0000
Position: Research Scientist, University of Michigan
Address: 2227 EECS, 1301 Beal Avenue, Ann Arbor MI 48109-2122
Phone: 734-647-3984
Email: jycho@umich.edu
Daniel Egert
Graduation: 00/0000
Position: Research Fellow, University of Michigan
Address: 2411 EECS, 1301 Beal Avenue, Ann Arbor MI 48109-2122
Phone: 734-763-7162
Email: egertd@umich.edu
Guohong He
Graduation: 00/0000
Position: Visiting Research Scientist, University of Michigan
Address: 2229 EECS, 1301 Beal Avenue, Ann Arbor MI 48109-2122
Phone: 734-647-5363
Email: ghhe@umich.edu
Sangwoo Lee
Graduation: 00/0000
Position: Visiting Assistant Research Scientist, University of Michigan
Address: 2211 EECS, 1301 Beal Avenue, Ann Arbor MI 48109-2122
Phone: 734-647-3539
Email: sangwoo@umich.edu
Jong-Kwan Woo
Graduation: 00/0000
Position: Senior Research Fellow, University of Michigan
Address: 2407 EECS, 1301 Beal Avenue, Ann Arbor MI 48109-2122
Phone: 734-764-5160
Email: jkwoo@umich.edu
Adrian Zurbuchen
Graduation: 00/0000
Position: Post Doc, University of Michigan
Address: 2211 EECS, 1301 Beal Avenue, Ann Arbor MI 48109-2122
Phone: 734-647-3539
Email: adrianz@umich.edu

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