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The Future is Now

 

 

The mission of the Center for Wireless Integrated MicroSensing and Systems (WIMS2) at the University of Michigan is to advance the design, fabrication, and breadth of the applications for sensor-driven microsensors and systems through research, education, and interactions with industry. Core technologies include new sensing concepts and sensor designs, micro and nanoscale fabrication and packaging methods, micromachined RF filters and resonators, energy scavengers, low-power circuitry, and wireless interfaces. Application areas include wearable, implantable, and microanalytical devices, chemical and environmental sensors, and infrastructure monitoring systems. The applications' focus and interdisciplinary nature distinguishes WIMS2 from other university research efforts. The relevance of this research is shown by the 13 start-up companies and more than 80 patents the Center has generated.

 

 

Our Start

 

 Fantastic Voyage 2 highlights some of the microsystems pioneered at Michigan between 2000 and 2010
 
In 2000, the University of Michigan formed the Engineering Research Center for Wireless Integrated MicroSystems (WIMS) to continue its world-class research on MEMS and microsystems during the coming decade.

 

Funded by the National Science Foundation, with additional support from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Department of Defense, and industry, and in partnership with Michigan State University, Michigan Technological University, the University of Utah, the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, Prairie View A&M, and North Carolina A&T, research in the Center produced over 150 doctoral graduates, 320 journal B. articles, 750 archival conference papers, and 60 patents. It has enrolled over 3,000 pre-college students in some 70 short courses and has launched 11 start-up companies. The combined impact of these activities is now approaching one billion dollars.

Yogesh Gianchandani
WIMS2 Director
   
 
Ken Wise
Founding Director
 
Khalil Najafi
Founding Deputy Director

 

 
 

 

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Wireless Integrated MicroSensing & Systems (WIMS2)
University of Michigan, College of Engineering
2300A Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Bldg.
1301 Beal Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2122

Phone: 734-763-2126
Fax: 734-647-2342
Email: info@wims2.org