Micro/Nano Technology Center

The University of Louisville's Cleanroom and Supporting Laboratories

MNTC Administration and Staff

MNTC Director - Dr. Kevin Walsh, Samuel T. Fife Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Founding Director of the UofL Micro/NanoTechnology Cleanroom

Kevin M. Walsh received his B.S. and M.Eng. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, and his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering (microelectronics) from the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio in 1978, 1985, and 1992, respectively. He is a full professor with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Louisville.

MNTC Associate Director - Dr. Shamus McNamara, Associate Professor of ECE

Shamus McNamara received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2002. He spent two years as a post-doctoral student at the Wireless Integrated Micro Systems (WIMS) Center at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He also co-founded PicoCal, Inc., a startup company in Ann Arbor based on research performed at the University of Michigan.

MNTC Cleanroom Manager - Julia Aebersold, PhD

Julia Aebersold, Ph.D., was a Research Scientist with the Micro/Nano Technology Center. She earned her doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Louisville in 2005, working on the design and development of a micro-electomechanical (MEMS)-based capacitive bending strain sensor and a biocompatible housing for a telemetric strain monitoring system. Julia also holds an ME (1994) and a BS (1992) in Mechanical Engineering, both from the University of Louisville.

Senior MNTC Process Engineer - Xiaojin Wang, PhD

Xiaojin Wang received his Ph.D in Physics from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2010. He joined the Micro/Nano Technology Center in September 2013. His duties include developing processes, performing processes for clients, training users on process tools, troubleshooting and characterizing process tools, lab maintenance, and writing SOPs.

Post-Doctoral Fellow /  MNTC Process EngineerEvgeniya Moiseeva, PhD

Evgeniya Moiseeva received her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Louisville in December 2012. Evgeniya also holds an MS in Physics (UofL - 2006). She joined the Micro/Nano Technology Center in January 2013. Her responsibilities include: Micro/Nano processes for clients, processes and equipment characterization, training, equipment maintenance and troubleshooting, technical reporting and writing of procedures, and lab maintenance.

MNTC Research Engineer Scientist - Curt McKenna

Curt McKenna received his master’s degree from University of Louisville in December 2009 and began working in the Micro-Nano Technology Center under the EPSCoR grant with Professor Walsh.  He is focused in providing microfabrication services for cleanroom clients and maintaining the photolithography bay.  Also, he assists with the other staff on equipment installation and maintenance and daily operation of the cleanroom.  Curt is highly experienced with creating photomasks and direct-write photolithography.

MNTC Technical Research Services Coordinator - Don Yeager

Don Yeager received a B.A. in Chemistry from Centre College in 1971. He's been a "Professional and Administrative" staff member at UofL for 18 years, joining the Micro/Nano Technology Center in November of 2005. He provides a comprehensive level of technical support to the group, which includes managing the Toxic Gas Monitoring system, deionized water system, and acid waste neutralization system. Also, he works with the other staff on equipment installation, maintenance and operation. He has a special interest in chemical surface modification.

MNTC Administrative Associate - Wendy Metcalf

Wendy Metcalf provides financial administration, accounts payables and receivables and administrative staff support.


MNTC Administrative Assistant - Mary Watson

Mary Watson provides assistance with financial administration, accounts payables and receivables and administrative staff support.