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A recently designed microchip from the lab of UW ECE Professor Chris Rudell (in gold, mounted to the green circuit board shown above). This chip is a 2.4 GHz full-duplex transceiver, which employs multiple self-interference cancellation techniques to improve signal fidelity and efficiently use limited bandwidth. The chip has a broad range of applications, including use in satellite communications and radar, shipping, aviation and space industries, and 5G technologies. Photo by Ryan Hoover / UW ECE
Washington Nanofabrication Facility
The Washington Nanofabrication Facility (WNF) is an open-access, nanofabrication facility at the University of Washington that is frequently used by UW ECE faculty and students. The WNF is part of the UW Institute for Nano-Engineered Systems (NanoES), which is directed by UW ECE Professor Karl Böhringer, and the National Science Foundation’s National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI).
Joshua Collier and Jakob Stickles, undergraduate students in the UW’s Pathways for Inclusive Excellence program, show off the silicon wafer that they produced during a Washington Nanofabrication Facility workshop. They successfully built and tested diodes, resistors, and capacitors. Photo provided by the Washington Nanofabrication Facility.
Washington Nanofabrication Facility course instructor Darick Baker teaches Megan Castellanos and Joshua Huber how to pattern their wafer during the Nanofabrication workshop. Castellanos and Huber are undergraduate students in the UW’s Pathways for Inclusive Excellence program. The students worked together to build wafers with semiconductor devices in the Washington Nanofabrication Facility. Photo provided by the Washington Nanofabrication Facility.