Nazmul Islam

Assistant ProfessorThe University of Texas at BrownsvilleUnited States of America

Dr. Nazmul Islam is a faculty in the Engineering department at the University of Texas at Brownsville. He also has served as an assistant professor in the Electrical Engineering at Northern Arizona University. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He worked as a post-doctoral research associate in biomedical engineering department at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Islam finished his M.Sc in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech in 2002. He worked at the Oak Ridge National Lab, Oak Ridge, TN, as research associate. Dr. Islam is leading the research efforts of MEMS/NEMS Research Group at the University of Texas at Brownsville. His current research concentrates in the areas of Micro/Nano-fluidics, Bio-sensors and MEMS/NEMS devices. He organizes numerous symposiums, sessions at ASME conferences. Dr. Islam is the recipient of Olegario Vazquez Rana Faculty Fellow Award, FY 2008-10, 2011-12 at the University of Texas. He is also the recipient of NSF-NUE, SFAz, AWI research award.

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The advances of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and devices have been instrumental in the demonstration of new devices and applications, and even in the creation of new fields of research and development: bioMEMS, actuators, microfluidic devices, RF and optical MEMS. Experience indicates a need for MEMS book covering these materials as well as the most important process steps in bulk micro-machining and modeling. We are very pleased to present this book that contains 18 chapters, written by the experts in the field of MEMS. These chapters are groups into four broad sections of BioMEMS Devices, MEMS characterization and micromachining, RF and Optical MEMS, and MEMS based Actuators. The book starts with the emerging field of bioMEMS, including MEMS coil for retinal prostheses, DNA extraction by micro/bio-fluidics devices and acoustic biosensors. MEMS characterization, micromachining, macromodels, RF and Optical MEMS switches are discussed in next sections. The book concludes with the emphasis on MEMS based actuators.

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