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If you want to create something, do it here.

The University of Virginia Innovations in Fabrication facility is located in the School of Engineering and Applied Science and leverages cross-Grounds collaborations among UVA Engineering, the School of Engineering and College of Arts and Sciences. IFAB hosts multifunctional microfabrication and scalable biomanufacturing research and development. It is an integrated, cost-share facility open to UVA and outside users, supporting a broad array of research activities in microsystems, to include terahertz, infraredand photonics detectors and circuits, microfluidics, solar cells and multifunctional materials and devices, and biomanufacturing, nanobiology and soft materials, to include CAD-bio, biofabrication, nanomedicine, gene transfer and tissue engineering. The University and School of Engineering has invested more than $30 million in infrastructure and new state-of-the-art equipment, presenting a unique, 17,500 ft2 interdisciplinary facility for transformational collaborations and research within and beyond UVA.

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Xu Yi

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Assistant Professor, Physics (By Courtesy)

Research Areas
  • Integrated Photonics
  • Quantum Optics
  • Microwave Photonics
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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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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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    Affiliated Faculty

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    Thousand Square Feet of Floor Space