, part of the first graduating class of the new and innovative Nanotechnology Engineering program at the University of Waterloo. As a key part of our education and training as engineers, we are required to complete an engineering design project in our final year.
Co-operative education is a cornerstone of all engineering programs offered at the University of Waterloo, and as such all five team members will have 24 months of diverse real-world work experience to draw from in tackling this ambitious project. Key skills each member possesses which will be particularly useful for this project include: micro-fabrication techniques, computer aided modeling methods, circuit design and analysis, and microfluidic systems design.
Our faculty consultant for this project is Dr. Patricia Nieva, an Assistant Professor in the faculty of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, and the director of the Sensors and Integrated Microsystems (SIMS) laboratory at the University of Waterloo. Her expertise in MEMS biosensors and microsystems makes her well suited to provide valuable assistance over the course of this project. Also, through the use of the SIMS lab resources and the undergraduate lab space and equipment, we will have access to the majority of the facilities needed to complete the project.