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					     IMMERSE 2010
    Kick-off Meeting
          April 14, 2010
    Brigham Young University




1       IMMERSE 2010 - Kickoff Meeting   April 14, 2010
IMMERSE 2010 STUDENTS
James Badal - jabbyu007@gmail.com
Paul Bartholomew - barty2006@gmail.com
Meagan Bracken - mbracken90@msn.com
Spencer Chadderdon titomalito@hotmail.com
Efren Cruz - amoadiosyteamoati@yahoo.com
Hyrum Griffin - hyrum2008@byu.net
Sampo Hynynen - avelak@gmail.com
Ahsan Javed - ahsan1237@gmail.com
Micah Jenkins - micahj145@gmail.com
Jared Keeley jamakee@hotmail.com
Shiul Khadka - kay.ceeul@gmail.com
Daniel Perry danieltheperry@googlemail.com
Brock Peterson - brock.peterson@gmail.com
Mallory Phillips mallory.phillips.byu@gmail.com
Hilary Price - hilaryprice89@gmail.com
Hannah Quist bananasplit343@hotmail.com
Andrew Sieler cheerios@q.com
John Stout - johnmstout@gmail.com
Eric Teng e_teng487@yahoo.com
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                      HAWKINS - ARROWs
ARROW stands for Anti-Resonant Reflective Optical Waveguide. These structures are
unique because they allow for the guiding of light in waveguides with air or liquid cores.
The purpose of this project is the fabrication and study of ARROW structures and the
construction of photonic devices built using ARROWs.
Project sponsored by NIH, NSF, and DARPA.
  Project relies on:
  Advanced Lithography Development, Metal and
  Dielectric Deposition, Chemical Etching of Core
  Materials, Research in Micro-fluidic Handling and
  Packaging, Scanning Electron Microscopy




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                     HAWKINS – ION TRAPS
 Ion traps are the heart of a new family of mass spectrometers that are portable and low
 cost. We construct these ion traps using microfabrication to pattern metal electrodes on
 ceramic substrates and then tailoring the electric field across these electrodes with
 discrete capacitors on a matching PCB. Project sponsored by NASA.
Project relies on:
Advanced Lithography Development, Metal and Dielectric Deposition, Chemical
Etching, PCB Design, Solder attachment and packaging




                    5           IMMERSE 2010 - Kickoff Meeting      April 14, 2010
                  HAWKINS – SILICON DEVICES
Solid-state Impact-ionization Multipliers
This involves the production of silicon amplifiers based on impact ionization effects. These
amplifiers are three electrode devices meant to be used with arbitrary current sources,
especially photodiodes. Sponsored by NSF.
Project relies on:
Advanced Lithography, Metal and Dielectric Deposition, Silicon Processing, Electrical
Testing, Understanding of silicon properties




                    6          IMMERSE 2010 - Kickoff Meeting        April 14, 2010
                   SCHULTZ - OPTICAL FIBER DEVICES

Electric field sensing                               Fiber Grating Interrogator
•Slab coupled optical field sensing                  • Make short fiber Bragg grating for
(SCOS)                                               the measurement of strain
    • Create optical fiber based electric            • Refine the high speed FBG
    field sensing elements                           measurement
    • Refine detection electronics




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                    BANGERTER – MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING

Improved B1 Mapping in the Presence of Noise
This project seeks to improve the ability to create RF field maps for MRI in situations with
very low inherent SNR.
Partial Volume Correction for Sodium MRI
Sodium MRI suffers from low SNR, leading to large image voxel sizes and partial-volume
issues. This project seeks to improve the measurement of sodium concentrations with
MRI by co-registering 23Na images with higher-resolution 1H scans.
Phase-Array Coils for Sodium MRI of Breast Cancer
In this project, we are developing new phased-array coil designs for improved SNR in
sodium imaging of breast cancer tumors in vivo.

All projects rely on advanced signal/statistical processing models, noise analysis, image
acquisition modeling, image processing, and familiarity with MRI scanning techniques.




                    8           IMMERSE 2010 - Kickoff Meeting        April 14, 2010
                   MAZZEO - DIELECTRIC SPECTROSCOPY

Dielectric spectroscopy of liquid solutions probes the electrical properties of dispersed
particles such as proteins. This approach is unique because it reveals the electrical
structure of molecules and can track intermolecular interactions over time. Specifically,
this research will be looking at electrical interactions in the formation of amyloid fibrils,
which are implicated in disease.

Project relies on:
Thermal Stabilization, Electromagnetic Modeling, Instrument Control and
Communication, Signal Processing, Liquid Handling and Measurement




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                         OUTREACH
Specific Topics
1) Update IMMERSE website – pictures, new students, more bios, project
    descriptions
2) Conduct lab interactions with SOAR students. These can include lab
    tours, displays, use of microscopes, posters
3) Construct portable Free Space Optical Display suitable for
    demonstrations. Include voice manipulation software.
4) Provide instrumentation and preliminary designs for Laser Truck Rally to
    be used with visiting students.




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                           NEW CLASSES
New Student Seminar
•   Assist with the creation of power point slides for class, including flash
    animations
•   Assist with conception and implementation of new online lab exercises
ECEn 370 MATLAB
•   Improve the existing structure for enhanced learning experiences in 370
    to reinforce concepts.




                12          IMMERSE 2010 - Kickoff Meeting     April 14, 2010
                    WEBSITES / TUTORIALS
Cleanroom Website cleanroom.byu.edu
1) Videos of common procedures (clean up spinners, gowning, startup and shut down
    – add to test)
2) The complete SU8 reference guide, including lithography and etching
3) Implantation dose and diffusion combination calculator
4) CV analyzer

Hawkins Website www.et.byu.edu/faculty/ahawkins
1) Update present and past student bios
2) Update publications and “news” items




Photonics Website
                    13       IMMERSE 2010 - Kickoff Meeting    April 14, 2010
                  MEETING STRUCTURE
Weekly MME Meeting – Entire Group
• Bring Up Common Problems and Concerns
• Student Presentations on Projects
• Led by Faculty Members

Weekly Project Meetings – Sub Groups
• Correlate Weekly Goals and Strategy
• Report Results
• Coordinator Gathers Reports and Tracks Results
• Faculty Member Present

Weekly Documentation Meetings – Sub Groups
• Correlate Weekly Goals and Strategy
• Report Results
• Faculty Member Present

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                  TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONS
     Week of        Topic                                            Presenter

April 26       How to Give a Presentation                       Dr. Hawkins
May 3          Biosensors using ARROWs                          Jared Keeley
May 10         Electric Field Sensing                           Daniel Perry
May 17
May 24
May 31




                    15         IMMERSE 2010 - Kickoff Meeting       April 14, 2010
                          MICAH JENKINS
Research Responsibility: Silicon Wafer Bonding for Gas Chromotograph
1. Develop a procedure to bond silicon wafers in the BYU cleanroom
2. Etch features in one of the wafers using KOH etching and bond them together,
    forming a serpentine channel
3. Design a specific channel geometry for a GC analyzer


Documentation Assignment: Outreach Group
1) Participate with lab interactions for SOAR students. These can include lab tours,
    displays, use of microscopes, posters
2) Help construct portable free space optical setup with voice manipulation

Graduate Mentor: Evan Lunt

Goals for First 2 Weeks: Complete basic cleanroom training and gain cleanroom
access, Learn how to operate high temperature furnaces and clean silicon wafers,
Try bonding wafers together and evaluate results



                 16           IMMERSE 2010 - Kickoff Meeting      April 14, 2010
                           JOHN STOUT
Research Responsibility: Hollow Core Waveguides for guiding in air
1. Assist with fabrication of ARROW chips for slow light project
2. Test optical characteristics of waveguides using scattering waveguide method
3. Automate scattering testing to create more consistency

Documentation Assignment: Cleanroom Website
1) Videos of common procedures (clean up spinners, gowning, startup and shut down
    – add to test)
2) The complete SU8 reference guide, including lithography and etching
3) Implantation dose and diffusion combination calculator
4) CV analyzer

Mentor: John Hulbert and Jared Keeley for ARROW fabrication, Brian Phillips for
scattering tests

Goals for First 2 Weeks: Complete basic cleanroom training and gain cleanroom
access, Learn how to do thin film deposition and fabricate ARROWs, Complete first
scattering loss tests

                  17          IMMERSE 2010 - Kickoff Meeting       April 14, 2010
                            JARED KEELEY
Research Responsibility: ARROWs for liquid core biosensors
1. Assist with building ARROW based chips using previously developed designs – thin
    film deposition, SU8 lithography, RIE etching
2. Learn SAP etching and fabrication from Evan
3. Fabricate designs using tapered liquid cores and new “butterfly” mask designs

Documentation Assignment: Cleanroom Website
1) Videos of common procedures (clean up spinners, gowning, startup and shut down
    – add to test)
2) The complete SU8 reference guide, including lithography and etching
3) Implantation dose and diffusion combination calculator
4) CV analyzer




Mentors: Yue Zhao, Brian Phillips



                   18          IMMERSE 2010 - Kickoff Meeting    April 14, 2010
                           MALLORY PHILLIPS
Research Responsibility: Tapered sacrificial layer, Tapered stencil layer
1) Develop method for creating tapered photoresist slabs (0 to 200 nm thick over 1
cm width – multiple patterns on same wafer)
2) Develop method for creating tapered aluminum depositions (0 to 200 nm thick
over 1 cm width – multiple patterns on same wafer)

Documentation Assignment: Outreach group
1) Update IMMERSE website – pictures, new students, more bios, project descriptions
    – post all videos
2) Participate with lab interactions with SOAR students. These can include lab tours,
    displays, use of microscopes, posters




Graduate Student Mentor: Mark Hamblin for tapering



                    19           IMMERSE 2010 - Kickoff Meeting        April 14, 2010
                             HANNAH QUIST
Research Responsibility: Microfabricated Ion Traps
1. Fabricate ceramic plates with patterned electrodes for ion trapping
2. Design and fabricate PCBs with on chip capacitors for electric field shaping
3. Perfect soldering process for capacitors so there is as little change in capacitance as
    possible before and after soldering


Documentation Assignment: Websites
Main Emphasis – Hawkins Website
1) Updating student biographies
2) Updating publications and news items

Mentor: Brett Hansen

Goals for First 2 Weeks: Assemble list of all students for Hawkins website, start
getting updated bios, assemble publications list and news items links, try stencil
cutting


                    20           IMMERSE 2010 - Kickoff Meeting        April 14, 2010
                               ERIC TENG
Research Responsibility: Microfluidic Analysis Chips
1. Assist with fabrication of sacrificially etched channels on glass substrates using
    a) photoresist and low temperature oxide
1. Prepare and attach PDMS reservoirs to chips
2. Package chips on copper boards
3. Automate chip testing using Labview and electronic actuators

Documentation Assignment: Outreach Group
1) Participate with lab interactions for SOAR students. These can include lab tours,
    displays, use of microscopes, posters
2) Help construct portable free space optical setup with voice manipulation




Mentor: Tao Shang




                   21           IMMERSE 2010 - Kickoff Meeting       April 14, 2010
                             SAMPO HYNYNEN
Research Responsibility: Assist with the production and evaluation of nanosieve
    chips. Study flow characteristics for different geometries.
1) Learn how to fabricate nanosieving chips. Construct chips of many different
    geometries
2) Construct “sweeping” nanosieving chips
3) Construct chips specifically for studying nanofluidic flow, including bubble
    formation
Documentation Assignment: New Classes
1) Assist with new Powerpoint presentations for New Student Seminar including
    animations
2) Assist with ideas for online lab exercises for New Student Seminar

Graduate Student Mentor: Mark Hamblin

Goals for First 2 Weeks: Complete basic cleanroom training and gain cleanroom
access, Learn how to construct nanosieving chips, attempt first chip construction
independently


                   22           IMMERSE 2010 - Kickoff Meeting       April 14, 2010
                  SPENCER CHADDERDON
Research Responsibility:
1. SCOS sensing improvements
    1. Refinements in SCOS fabrication
    2. Refinement in detection electronics
2. Fabrication and detection of D-fiber grating testing of composites



Documentation Assignment:
Outreach group
1. Conduct lab interactions with SOAR students. These can include lab tours, displays,
    use of microscopes, posters
2. Construct portable Free Space Optical Display suitable for demonstrations. Include
    voice manipulation software.


Mentor: Jon Noren


                   23          IMMERSE 2010 - Kickoff Meeting      April 14, 2010
                            DANIEL PERRY
Research Responsibility: Slab coupled optical sensors
1. Fabricate electric field sensors using resonant coupling between a crystal and the
    core of a D-shaped optical fiber
2. Configure SCOS sensors into a 3D sensing unit
3. Fabricate SCOS sensors with EO polymer



Documentation Assignment:
Webpage Development Group
    1. Develop online resources for the Photonics website




Mentor: Bryson Shreeve




                   24          IMMERSE 2010 - Kickoff Meeting       April 14, 2010
                             ANDREW SIELER
Research Responsibility: D-fiber Gratings Core replaced D-fiber optical devices
1. Develop short fiber Bragg gratings (FBG)
2. Develop a method to packages D-fiber gratings into composite
3. Determine strain from FBG reflection spectrum




Documentation Assignment:
Outreach Group
    1. Work on Labs for New Student Seminar class




Mentor: Bryson Shreeve




                   25           IMMERSE 2010 - Kickoff Meeting       April 14, 2010
                           HILARY PRICE
Research Responsibility: Assist with the design and implementation of a sodium-
    tuned phased-array MRI breast coil.
1) Gain an understanding of phased-array MRI coil design, and how to interface
    with the Siemens scanner at the University of Utah.
2) Extend existing hydrogen-tuned phased-array breast coil designs to sodium
3) Characterize the SNR performance of the new breast coil array compared to
    existing coils
4) Analyze the homogeneity of the coil using new sodium B1 mapping techniques
5) Write up results

Documentation Assignment: New Classes
1) Improve 370 MATLAB assignments.




                  26          IMMERSE 2010 - Kickoff Meeting     April 14, 2010
                            BROCK PETERSON
Research Responsibility:
•    Group coordinator and resident RF coil buff
•    Coil comparison of new Stanford/BYU dual-tuned MRI coil designs vs.
     GlaxoSmithKline 1H/23Na coil
•    Train new students in RF coil design, measurement, tuning, and testing
•    Assist in design of new sodium phased-array coils
•    Image registration algorithm development (Sodium-23 with Hydrogen-1)
•    Initial testing
•    Organization and writing up of results for abstract or journal publication


Documentation Assignment:
1. Website creation, development and coordination
2. Wiki (Research Journal) for group


                       27      IMMERSE 2010 - Kickoff Meeting        April 14, 2010
                            HYRUM GRIFFIN
Research Responsibility: Assist in the execution of a study of early osteoarthritis
    using sodium MRI, and continue to develop sodium MRI techniques for cartilage
1) Organize patient and volunteer scans at the University of Utah
2) Assist in development of the 3D cones sequence on Siemens scanners, and
    online reconstruction code
3) Design experiment to test whether sodium MRI can be used for fMRI
4) Write up results




Documentation Assignment: MRI Group Website
1) Update MRI website – pictures, new students, more bios, project descriptions
2) Assist with faculty webpage.




                   28          IMMERSE 2010 - Kickoff Meeting      April 14, 2010
                           AHSAN JAVED
Research Responsibility: Assist with the development of LAMA-SSFP, a new method
    for simultaneous fat suppression and banding artifact reduction in MRI
1) Implement a region-growing algorithm for approximating field map and
    fat/water boundaries in MRI images
2) Acquire initial phantom data and analyze performance of new technique
3) Apply technique to in vivo angiograms obtained at the University of Utah
4) Write up results




Documentation Assignment: MRI Group Website
1) Update MRI website – pictures, new students, more bios, project descriptions
2) Assist with faculty webpage.




                  29          IMMERSE 2010 - Kickoff Meeting      April 14, 2010
                           JAMES BADAL
Research Responsibility: Assist with the design and implementation of a sodium-
    tuned phased-array MRI breast coil.
1) Gain an understanding of phased-array MRI coil design, and how to interface
    with the Siemens scanner at the University of Utah.
2) Work with the Warnick group on new smart-coil designs
3) Work with Hilary on sodium phased-array breast coil designs
4) Develop expertise in the modeling of MRI RF coils
5) Write up results



Documentation Assignment: MRI Group Website
1) Update MRI website – pictures, new students, more bios, project descriptions
2) Assist with faculty webpage.




                   30          IMMERSE 2010 - Kickoff Meeting     April 14, 2010
                          EFREN CORTEZ
Research Responsibility: Protein Interaction Determination
1. Carry out protein interaction experiments for reactions between hen lysozyme
    and beta-lactoglobulin.
2. Compare dielectric relaxations with those computed by Mellor pH-dependent
    dipole moments.


Documentation Assignment: New Classes
1) Revise MATLAB assignments to clarify and enhance assignments and examples.




Graduate Mentor: Brett Mellor

Goals for First 2 Weeks: Learn basic chemistry and protocol in 417 lab to perform
dielectric titration and visualize results in MATLAB.




                  31          IMMERSE 2010 - Kickoff Meeting       April 14, 2010
                   PAUL BARTHOLOMEW
Research Responsibility: Corrosion determination on bridge decks
1. Develop portable instrumentation to perform impedance spectroscopy on
    bridge decks to assess rebar corrosion.
2. Document obtained spectra through experiments on slabs obtained in Spencer
    Guthrie lab.


Documentation Assignment: Outreach
1) Modulate hand-held laser pointer and develop band-pass filter for photovoltaic
    response.




Goals for First 2 Weeks: Measure impedance spectra of concrete slabs between
rebar and foil probe on samples that Eric has built in Guthrie lab. (Do some weight-
lifting because slabs at test site weigh 400 lbs each).



                  32          IMMERSE 2010 - Kickoff Meeting        April 14, 2010
                          SHIUL KHADKA
Research Responsibility: Microfluidic magnetic spectrosocopy
1. Create laser-etched microfluidic channels in acrylic.
2. Create toroid-gap structures for interface with deposited-nickel flux
    concentrators.
3. Measure magnetic response of ferromagnetic fluids.


Documentation Assignment: Websites
1) Document procedures for using laser-milling machine for microfluidic channels.




Goals for First 2 Weeks: : Complete basic cleanroom training and gain cleanroom
access, Learn how to do thin film nickel deposition and fabricate first flux
concentrators. Perform tests with gapped toroids.



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