Dr. Coutu was invited to be a keynote speaker at the Congreso de Ingenieria y Arquitectura (CONIA) to be held on October 3, 2017 at the Central American University in San Salvador, El Salvador. The planned presentation is entitled “Energy Harvesting and Smart Microgrids.
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Dr. Coutu was invited to give the graduate seminar on October 30, 2017 at Tulane University, New Orleans, LA for the Department of Physics and Engineering Physics. The planned presentation is entitled “Micro-Contacts for MEMS switches”.
From 10-13 September 2017, Dr. Coutu attended the 63rd IEEE Holm conference on Electrical Contacts in Denver, CO. Dr. Coutu was the Vice-Chairman for the technical program and will Chair the technical program during the 2018 Holm Conference to be held in Albuquerque, NM.
Gallium nitride (GaN), a wide bandgap semiconductor, has few superior material properties such as: a large electric breakdown field, high electron velocity, and mobility, which makes it a potential candidate for next generation electrical and optoelectrical applications. At present, most of the GaN growth is done on relatively expensive substrates i.e. sapphire and SiC by […]
We are currently designing a low-cost water pressure sensor chip. The main functions of these chips are seen in every day utilities, in every day water utilities and applications such as automated water fixtures, washing machines, etc. Our goal is to create cost effective, multiple application devices using advanced materials and properties such as piezoelectric […]
Professor Coutu visited Angstrom Engineering Inc. in Canada to discuss specifications for a novel physical vapor deposition system consisting of combined sputtering and evaporation capabilities.
Dushyant Tomer and Protap Mahanta presented their work about plasma enhanced atomic layer deposition of GaN/Si, and the current issues and solutions for microswitch test fixtures, at Discovery World.
On Tuesday June 27th, Dr. Coutu was an invited speaker at the annual International Workshop on Thin Films for Electronics, Electro-optics, Energy & Sensors (TFE3S) hosted by the University of Dayton. The presentation was entitled “Electronic Control of Germanium Telluride (GeTe) phase transition for electronic memory applications.”
On June 13th , Dr. Coutu gave an invited seminar at the Universidad Popular Autonoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP) in Puebla, Mexico for the Department of Mechatronics. The presentation was entitled “SOA in MEMS switches.
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