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If you want to create something, do it here.

Innovations in Fabrication is an integrated, cost-share facility open to all users across the different schools within the University of Virginia who want to do biofabrication with a microfab flair, and conduct microfabrication with an exquisite understanding of biology. The IFAB supports a broad array of research activities in hard microsystems, including terahertz and phonotoics detectors and circuits, microfluids, solar cells and multifunctional materials and devices. It also supports biomanufacturing, nanobiology and sot materials including CAD-bio, biofabrication, nano-medicine, gene transfer and tissue engineering.

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Phone: 434-982-6005

Patrick E. Hopkins

Whitney Stone Professor of Engineering, Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Professor, Materials Science and Engineering (Courtesy), Professor, Physics (Courtesy)

Research Areas
  • Microscale Heat Transfer
  • Nanoelectronics and 2-D Materials
  • Surface and Interface Science and Engineering
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Phone: 434-924-6587

Nikhil Shukla

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Research Areas
  • Emerging solid-state devices for Boolean and non-Boolean computing
  • Device and circuit solutions for large-scale data storage
  • Integration of novel materials and conventional devices for functional diversification
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Kyusang Lee

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Research Areas
  • Thin-Film and Flexible devices
  • Optoelectronics
  • Hemispherical Image sensor
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    Investment

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    Affiliated Faculty

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    Thousand Square Feet of Floor Space