Mon. Sep 2, 2013
Room 319 - IC Lab
Faculty of Engineering
Ain Shams University
VLSI Egypt is proud to announce on behalf of ICL-ASU this useful seminar that introduces the field of MEMS, that mainly targets junior and senior year Electronics and Mechatronics students. We hope you all benefit from it.
The field of MEMS, Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems, is the branch of microelectronic engineering dedicated to building microscopic machines on computer chips. The field emerged with the refinement of chip fabrication methods. Over the past twenty years, it has evolved from an academic novelty into a useful industrial enterprise. MEMS accelerometers trigger automobile airbags, MEMS micromirror arrays display HDTV images, MEMS sensors measure blood pressure through IV lines, and MEMS fluid pumps produce pictures in ink jet printers. MEMS technology has revoluntionized microfabrication, and the sensors and actuators industries. This seminar will review the history of MEMS, discuss its potential , present the state of the art of MEMS applications, and highlight major trends of development for the MEMS field in the future.
Mohamed A. El-Sheikh received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees both in electrical engineering from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, in 1999 and 2004, respectively. He received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada, in 2010.
From 1999 to 2004, he worked as a research assistant and a teaching assistant at the electronics and communications engineering department of Ain Shams University. In 2000, he joined MEMSCAP - Egypt as a part-time CAD development engineer. In 2002, he switched to RFIC division as a part-time mixed-signal design engineer until the end of 2003.
From 2004 to 2010, he was a research assistant at the CIRFE (Center of Integrated RF Engineering) Lab, of the University of Waterloo. During the period, he was involved of development different MEMS processes. In 2010, he joined Si-ware Systems as a MEMS Senior Staff Engineer working on MEMS design and process development. Since 2011, Dr. Elsheikh has been an assistant professor at the ECE Dept. of Ain Shams University.
Dr. Elsheikh has more than 10 IEEE conference and one Journal publications. Dr. Elsheikh current research interests include design of different MEMS Sensors and actuators, Energy Scavengers and harvesters, and Modeling of different MEMS components.