David G. Garmire, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering
Office: POST 201E, Lab: POST 415
Micro/nano/bioelectromechanical Systems (M/N/BEMS)
Microtechnology for Renewable Energy
CAD and Metrology for M/N/BEMS
Goal: Train a "green" workforce including graduate students and undergraduates
Goal: Research microtechnology for renewable energy and lead the Green Holmes Hall Initiative
Goal: Generate a microsystem that is capable of improving measurements of the gravitational constant
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology International Business Plan Competition. 1st Place. (1st/150). May 2007.
University of San Francisco International Business Plan Competition. Finalist (top 5/85). April 2007.
Jungle Business Plan Challenge. Finalist (top 8/100). April 2007.
UC Berkeley Business Plan Competition. Semifinalist. 2007
Three venture capitalists and two professors joined the Berkeley Nanotechnology Club in judging presentations of competitors from across the Berkeley and Stanford campuses.
D. Garmire, H. Choo, R. S. Muller, S. Govindjee, and J. Demmel, "Integrated MEMS Metrology Device using Complementary Measuring Combs," 2006. (pending)
H. Choo, D. Garmire, J. Demmel, R. S. Muller, and R. Kant, "MEMS-Based Phase-Shifting Interferometer," 2006. US Patent 7564559.
H. Choo, D. Garmire, J. Demmel, and R. S. Muller, "Method for fabricating vertically-offset interdigitated comb actuator device," 2005. US Patent 7573022.
Graduated on 5/07/2010 and working at Oceanit.
Thesis Topic: Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotube Sensor and Integrated Microfluidics for Lab-on-a-chip
This work presents research in the development of lab-on-a-chip fabrication process consisting of a vertically aligned carbon nanotube array (VANTA) sensor and integrated microfluidics. Although this device is capable of different detection applications, the focus of this research was the detection of adverse drug reactions. In the course of this research two integrated micro-nano devices were fabricated, during separate production cycles. The VANTA presented in these experiments were functionalized with an antibody specific to the target antigen. The intent of this research was to demonstrate the overall performance of the lab-on-a-chip platform, leaving further optimization to future research.