Welcome to the Micro Technology Laboratory
(MTL) at the University of Washington. MTL performs basic and
applied research utilizing unique polymer materials and fabrication
techniques, exploring advance material and structure with novel
material properties (i.e. negative resistivity, permittivity,
permeability, etc.), and focusing on micro-sensors and actuators for
industrial and biomedical applications. Areas of research include:
optical fiber sensors for mechanical and fluid measurement; image
acquisition and display using microfabricated waveguide and
electro-optical scanners; plantar pressure and shear measurement
using integrated optical sensors; polymer composites development for
MEMS devices utilizing diamagnetic levitation for motor and energy
harvesting; and creating autonomous self-configurable robots.
Integration of current MEMS, polymer and photonics technology in
biomedical and industrial applications is our goal of scientific
If you are interested in our research projects, please use the links on the top to get more information about the lab. We are always looking for self-motivated dedicated graduate and undergraduate students to work on research projects. Students with different backgrounds are welcomed. If you are interested in learning MEMS and nanotechnology, 3-D metamaterial, electromagnetic and electroactive polymer material, and gaining hands-on experience, please contact Prof.Wei-chih Wang.