University of Central Florida
University of Florida
University of Virginia
Last Reviewed: 01/13/2020
The MIST Center explores disruptive materials, manufacturing processes, and device technologies to increase the capabilities of integrated electronic systems. The motivating vision is Innovating More than Moore technologies for smart systems in the Internet of Things era.
The MIST Center mission is to facilitate integration of novel materials, processes, devices, and circuits into multi-functional systems through research partnerships between university, industry, and government stakeholders.
Such innovation is driven by the need to enhance the functionality of integrated systems.
The Center brings together diverse expertise from academia and industry to catalyze innovation at the intersections of materials, micro/nanofabrication, magnetics, acoustics, photonics, wireless communications, devices/electronics, microfluidics, MEMS/NEMS, power/energy, and system architectures.
Multi-functional integrated systems are typified by the synergistic integration of different materials, length scales, input/output energies, devices, transduction mechanisms, and power sources. For example, today’s smartphones are being revolutionized by integration of new sensors, actuators, and power sources. Each component adds compounding functionality, and when working together, this integrated sensing/computation/communication platform can create entirely new products and markets. It is evident that integrated hardware functionality is a key enabler for the transformative electronic systems of tomorrow. Hence, the MIST Center aims to explore the question: What new functionalities heretofore unimagined can be enabled by new material/sensor/actuator/device/energy/communication/circuit combinations?
The MIST Center is motivated by three major research/industry opportunities:
This leads to our Vision:
Innovating More than Moore technologies for smart systems in the Internet of Things era.
Enabling Technologies for IoT
Large (and growing) collective knowledge base in the MIST Center provides valuable expertise in enabling technologies for IoT which span from atom to system.
Atom to System
Research at the MIST Center focuses on the development of new materials, manufacturing processes, devices, circuits, and systems at strategic intersections. Each specific research activity is formulated via close interaction between the MIST Center stakeholders: MIST Center member organizations (companies and government agencies), faculty, and students.
Outreach activities for energizing undergraduate students in STEM through synergistic IoT platform development