July 31, 2021
Technology

Alfred State prof making big difference with small technology | News

ALFRED — Dr. Reza Rashidi wants you to think for a moment about your cellphone.

Consider its amazing features and capabilities, from taking pictures and videos, to serving as a flashlight and thermometer, to all of the apps you use on a daily basis.

Without question, the cellphone has come a long way since the days when its sole function was simply making calls and those features and capabilities are possible because of micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) which are essentially miniaturized mechanical and electro-mechanical devices and structures that are made using the techniques of microfabrication.

This miniaturization technology can be used for so many purposes, from cellphones, to wearable medical devices, and much more. MEMS have been used along…

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