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Texas Researchers to Gather for Micro-machines Workshop

January 30, 2003

University and industry researchers will gather in May for a one-day meeting that encourages an interaction and dialog among scientists and engineers who are working in the rapidly-developing field of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). The University of Texas at Arlington’s Automation and Robotics Research Institute is hosting the event, called TEXMEMS V.

MEMS are miniature mechanical structures or machines that combine electrical and mechanical functions on a single integrated circuit. Organizers of the event hope to foster developments in several MEMS-related activities: design, simulation, fabrication and applications. Current research projects will be presented and discussed, and speeches by nationally recognized experts in MEMS research will be featured at the plenary session. The speakers include Dr. Clark Nguyen, microsystems technology program manager for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and Dr. Janusz Bryzek, founder, executive vice president and CTO of Transparent Networks.

Researchers are invited to submit abstracts for presentation of papers at the May 6 workshop. Please visit the TEXMEMS V web site - - for submission information. The deadline is April 8.

Reservations are required for the event due to limited seating. The $30 registration fee includes lunch. Reservations may be made via e-mail to

Professor Frank L. Lewis, associate director for research at UTA’s Automation and Robotics Research Institute (ARRI), is chairing the workshop. Lewis is head of ARRI’s Advanced Controls, Sensors and MEMS Group.