Micro/Nano Technology Center

The University of Louisville's Cleanroom and Supporting Laboratories

Faculty Users

Alphenaar, Bruce  W. , Ph. D., Research Scholar, Professor, Dept. of Elecrical & Computer Engineering, University of Louisville

Bruce Alphenaar is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Louisville with the distinction of Research Scholar in Nanotechnology. He received his Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Yale University in 1991.

Baldwin, Richard P., Ph. D., Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Louisville

Richard Baldwin is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry.  He received his Ph.D. from Purdue University in 1976.  His research interests include Electroanalytical Chemistry, Electrochemical Instrumentation for HPLC and Capillary Electrophoresis Detection, Chemically Modified Electrodes and Other Novel Electrode Materials, Electrophoresis-Based Assay for Biologically Important Compounds and Preparative-Scale Applications of Chemically Modified Electrodes.

Berfield, Tom, Ph. D., Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Louisville

Thin films, micro-scale sensors and devices, digital image correlation, and advanced materials.

Cohn, Robert W., Ph. D., Distinguished University Scholar, Professor, Electrical Engineering Director, ElectroOptics Research Institute & Nanotechnology Center University of Louisville

Robert Cohn is a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, A Distinguished Scholar and Director of the ElectroOpitcs Research Institute & Nanotechnology Center.  He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at Southern Methodist University in 1988.  Dr. Cohn's areas of interest are Nanotechnology, ElectroOptics, Optical Computers and Surface Profiling Microscopes.

Fu, Xiao-An, Ph. D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Louisville

Xiao-An Fu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering.  He received his Ph.D, in Chemical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University in 2001.

Harnett, Cindy, Ph. D., Assistant Professor Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Louisville

Cindy Harnett is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. She received her Ph.D. in Applied and Engineering Physics from Cornell University in 2000. Dr. Harnett's research is in the area of sensors and smart materials, producing new functionality through three-dimensional arrangements of insulators, conductors, sensors and actuators from the nano to macro scale.

Keynton, Robert S., Ph. D., Professor Department of Bioengineering University of Louisville

Robert S. Keynton is Chair, Professor and University Scholar – Department of Bioengineering, Speed School of Engineering Associate Director – UofL Micro/NanoTechnology Facility, Speed School of Engineering Interim Scientific Director, Cardiovascular Innovation Institute Acting Cardiovascular Innovation Institute Endowed Chair, School of Medicine.  He received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Akron, Akron, OH.  Dr. Keynton's research specialties are the development of biomedical Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (BioMEMS), development of micro Total Analysis Systems (µTAS), cardiovascular mechanics, experimental and computational microfluidics, acoustic transducer design and fabrication, and experimental fluid mechanics.

McNamara, Shamus, Ph. D., 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.

Naber, John F., Ph. D., Professor Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Louisville

John F. Naber is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.  He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1992.  Dr. Naber’s research has involved developing custom analog and digital circuits to meet the needs of advanced implantable biomedical sensing systems as well as integrated Lab-On-a-Chip (LOC) systems.

Walsh, Kevin, Ph. D., 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.

Williams, Stuart J., Ph. D., Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Louisville

Stuart Williams is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Louisville, Louisville, KY.  He received his Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University in 2009. Dr. Williams research interests include Microfabrication, MEMs Devices, bio-MEMs devices, optical and opto-electronic devices, micro and nanoscale fluid mechanics (microfluidics), AC electrokinetic methods including dielectrophoresis, electrothermal hydrodynamics and AC electro-osmotic flow, biological flows at the cellular level, micro-scale laminar mixing, physiological sensors, electrical and optical manipulation of particles and fluids, development of microfluidic diagnostic techniques.

Humberto Rodriguez Gutierrez, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Louisville

Serban SmadiciAssistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Louisville


Bradley B. Keller , M.D, Division Chief, Pediatric Heart Research

Zamborini, Francis P., Ph. D., Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Louisville

Francis P. Zamborini is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY.  He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Texas A&M University in 1998.