MNTC Administration and Staff

MNTC Director - , Professor of ECE, Dean for Research

Kevin M. Walsh received the B.S. and M.Eng. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering (microelectronics/MEMS) from the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio in 1978, 1985, and 1992, respectively.  Dr. Walsh is the Samuel T. Fife Endowed Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Louisville.

In 2008, Dr. Walsh and his team started the "KY nanoNET Initiative" which is an NSF-funded statewide network for the coordination of all the micro and nanotechnology efforts in the Commonwealth. Although still a member of the Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty, he serves as Speed School's Associate Dean for Research.

Portrait of Dr. Shamus McNamara, Associate Director of the UofL Micro/NanoTechnology Cleanroom and Associate Professor of ECE.

MNTC Assistant Director - , 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.

Portrait of Dr. Julia Aebersold, UofL Micro/Nanotechnology Cleanroom Manager.

MNTC Manager - PhD

Julia Aebersold, Ph.D., earned her doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Louisville in 2005.  Her research developed a micro-electromechanical (MEMS)-based capacitive bending strain sensor with a biocompatible housing for a telemetric strain monitoring system. Julia also holds an ME (1994) and a BS (1992) in Mechanical Engineering.  After earning her Ph.D. she continued to perform federally funded research as a Research Scientist from 2005 until 2012 until she began managing the Micro/Nano Technology Center in 2012.

Senior MNTC Process Engineer - , 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) and Master of Engineering in Engineering Management (UofL, 2016). 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 Process Engineer - , PhD

Jasmin Beharic received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Louisville in 2017. He joined the Micro/Nano Technology Center in May 2018. His duties include developing processes, performing processes for clients, training users on process tools, troubleshooting and characterizing process tools, lab maintenance, and writing SOPs.

MNTC Research Engineer Scientist -, MS

Curt McKenna received his Master’s degree from the 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 on 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 Senior Process Engineer - , Ph.D.

Michael Martin has 25 years experience in various microfabrication techniques ranging from conventional photolithography to micro milling and excimer laser microfabrication. He holds a B.S. in physics from Austin Peay State University, Clarksville TN, and a the physics from the University of Louisville specializing in computational cell biology.  

MNTC Administrative Specialist -

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

MNTC Administrative Assistant -