Dr. Coutu, Congreso de Ingenieria y Arquitectura

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.

Dr, Coutu, Tulane University

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”.

Dr. Coutu, IEEE Holm Conference

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.

Dr. Coutu, Angstrom Visit

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.

Coutu Research Group, AVS Prairie Chapter Symposium 2017

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.

Dr. Coutu, TFE3S Talk

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.”




Dr. Coutu, Universidad Popular Autonoma del Estado de Puebla

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.

Dr. Coutu, TechConnect World Innovation Conference and Expo

On May 14th  Dr. Coutu gave an invited talk during the TechConnect World Innovation Conference and Expo held in Washington, DC.  The presentation was entitled “Overview of Advanced Microsystems research at Marquette University.


Dr. Coutu, University of Southampton

On April 3rd , Dr. Coutu gave an invited seminar at University of Southampton, UK for the Department of Electro-Mechanical Engineering and the Zepler Institute.  The presentation was entitled “Design, Fabrication and Testing of Micro-Contacts for MEMS switches.