Joint Professor of Electrical Engineering and Bioengineering
Office: EEB 253I and Fluke Hall 215
There are two major research themes in our work:
Controlling surfaces and interfacial forces at the micro and nano scale: this includes systems for controlled self-assembly of microcomponents, “programmable” surfaces whose local properties (for example, hydrophobicity) can be changed on demand, and MEMS actuator arrays and microrobots for moving tiny objects.
Joining MEMS and biology: this includes integrating new biomaterials into MEMS processes and devices, biomedical sensor implants, and microfluidic chips for handling and analyzing biological samples.
MS Cornell University, 1993
Dipl.-Inform., Technical University Karlsruhe, Germany, 1990
2010 John M. Fluke Distinguished Chair of Engineering, University of Washington
2004-2005 Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Invitational Fellowship for Research in Japan
2004 IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Academic Early Career Award
1999 National Science Foundation CAREER Award
1997 National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Associateship
Kwang Soon Park, Ji Hao Hoo, Rajashree Baskaran, Karl F. Böhringer, “Optimization of Angular Alignment in Self-assembly of Thin Parts at an Air-water Interface.” ASME/IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems (letter) 22(1):13-15, February 2013.
Kwang Soon Park, Ji Hao Hoo, Rajashree Baskaran, Karl F. Böhringer, “Parallel heterogeneous integration of chip-scale parts by self-assembly.” ASME/IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems (letter) 21(6):1273-5, December 2012.
Chang-Ching Tu, Ji-Hao Hoo, Karl F. Böhringer, Lih Y. Lin, Guozhong Cao, “Surface passivation dependent photoluminescence from silicon quantum dot phosphors.” Optics Letters 37(22):4771-4, 15 November 2012.
Kwang Soon Park, Ji Hao Hoo, Rajashree Baskaran, Karl F. Böhringer, “Orientation-controlled parallel assembly at air-water interface”, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering 22(10):105028, October 2012.
Todd A. Duncombe, James F. Parsons, Karl F. Böhringer, „Directed Drop Transport Rectified from Orthogonal Vibrations via a Flat Wetting Barrier Ratchet”, Langmuir 28(38):13765-13770, 30 August 2012.
Shaghayegh Abbasi, Sathana Kitayaporn, Michael J. Siedlik, Daniel T. Schwartz, Karl F. Böhringer, “Electrodeposition modeling and optimization to improve thin film patterning with orchestrated structure evolution”, IOP Nanotechnology 23(30):305301, 3 August 2012.
Todd A. Duncombe, E. Yegân Erdem, Ashutosh Shastry, Rajashree Baskaran, Karl F. Böhringer, “Controlling Liquid Drops with Texture Ratchets.” Advanced Materials 24(12):1545-1550, 22 March 2012.
Anupama V. Govindarajan, Sujatha Ramachandran, Genevieve D. Vigil, Paul Yager, Karl F. Böhringer, “A low cost point-of-care viscous sample preparation device for molecular diagnosis in the developing world; an example of microfluidic origami.” Lab-on-a-Chip 12(1):174-181, 2012.