Dr. Harnett is an associate professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, who came to UofL in 2006. She was previously at Sandia National Laboratories (CA) for four years, before that was a postdoc/Ph.D. student in the Applied and Engineering Physics program at Cornell University.
MATLAB, electromagnetics, microfabrication
Research interest is in three overlapping areas: bendable microelectromechanical structures (MEMS), microfluidics, and sensor networks. Am exploring flexible structures with more than one stable shape, because they can perform ultra-low-power actuation and sensing. Also looking to these compliant structures for new electrode geometries in microfluidic lab-on-a-chip systems.