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  SSIM REU Program

The SSIM sponsored REU - Research Experiences for Undergraduates - program integrates ongoing research efforts in our Smart Sensors and Integrated Microsystem (SSIM) Program into a cooperative traineeship program for undergraduate students. This program builds upon existing sensor-related projects to develop a concerted thrust in the area of sensor integration with VLSI circuitry, a growing research strength at Wayne State University. Active programs in wide-bandgap semiconductor materials, graded pyroelectrics, photonic systems, thin-film magnetic devices, organic film devices, and integrated (intelligent) technology will form the core research here at SSIM.

The curriculum consists of a series of hands-on (lecture and laboratory) courses on sensors and integrated microsystems developed by university and industrial participants. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in some cases, assistance with housing and travel.

Projects developing specialized Integrated Microsystems are in the following strategically important areas

  1. Automotive and Aerospace
  2. Computer Assisted Robotic Enhanced Systems (CARES)
  3. Enabling Technology
  4. Biomedical Microsystems
  5. Energy Systems
This research-educational project has the active support of industry, particularly DTE Energy Foundation, Delphi Corporation and U.S. Army TACOM, who provide substantial resources.

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