Nov 6 (Mon) @ 2:00pm: "MEMS-based Tuneable Infrared Filters for On-chip Multi-spectral Sensing and Imaging," Lorenzo Faraone, Professor, U. of Western Australia

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Engineering Science Building (ESB), Rm 2001
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Infrared spectral sensing and imaging can provide additional information to traditional intensity-only spatial information, and many applications based on portable and/or airborne platforms require that this be achieved with extremely low size, weight and power (SWaP). Thus, this presentation will describe MEMS-based tuneable infrared filter technologies suitable for on-chip integration that can provide a low-SWaP solution for multi-spectral sensing and imaging.    


Lorenzo Faraone is a Member of the Order of Australia (AM), and a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (FIEEE), the Australian Academy of Science (FAA) and the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (FTSE). He has published more than 300 international journal papers on his research work, and supervised more than 40 PhD student completions. He is currently Head of the Microelectronics Research Group (MRG) at The University of Western Australia (UWA), and Director of the WA Node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF). Prior to joining UWA in 1987, he worked in the area of silicon CMOS-based microelectronics and non-volatile memory technology with RCA Labs in Princeton, NJ, USA. Since joining UWA he has primarily worked on HgCdTe-based infrared sensor technology and MBE growth, as well as optical MEMS technologies for infrared spectroscopy and imaging applications. 

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