Tour of Ohio St ESL, Mar 31

Tour of Ohio State ElectroScience Lab

Thursday, March 31st from 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM

Limited in number of attendees.

Please RSVP to: Muhanad N. Sharaf, IEEE Columbus Section Treasurer


1330 Kinnear Road. Columbus, OH. 43212  note:

“Electroscience Laboratory has two buildings. Our new building (1330 Kinnear), where our reception is, is in front of our old building (1320 Kinnear). I would recommend you and your members arrive at the new ESL building and gather between 12:45-1:00 PM in our reception area where they can be seated until the tour starts. We will start the tours at 1:00 PM promptly.”


******* AGENDA:           1:00 – 1:05 PM: Arrival and Greetings (Host: Yesim Anter)  **************

1:05 – 1:15 PM: Hyperspectral Engine Lab for Integrated Optical Systems -HELIOS- Lab (Dr. Niru Nahar or Dr. Kubilay Sertel) HELIOS’ research focus areas include terahertz wave imaging, active monitoring of electronics chips and pharmaceutical products for purity and quality control on the production line, diagnosing skin hydration for a variety of medical and cosmetic applications. Through HELIOS, researchers aim to explore the still uncharted terahertz spectrum—a large part of the electromagnetic spectrum at frequencies between those of microwaves and infrared light—and utilize Ohio’s resources to develop smaller, faster and lower power terahertz devices.

1:15 – 1:25 PM: MW & Trusted Microelectronics (Dr. Greg Creech):  There have been several vulnerabilities identified in the IC supply chain including off-shore sources, counterfeit parts and IP theft. DoD, Department of Homeland Security, industry and others have recognized the security risk of untrusted electronic components in the supply chain and have put in place cyber strategies and policies that require methods to establish trust in components used in critical systems. Researchers at ESL partnered with the industry and established a trusted microelectronics portfolio to develop advances in technology which may benefit supply chain risk management. Current and future research topics include but not limited to: Design for reliability techniques at advanced semiconductor nodes, malicious circuit detection Electromagnetic signatures and analysis.

1:25 – 1:35 PM: Radio Frequency IDentification -RFID- Lab (Dr. Robert Burkholder) The ESL has extensive RFID testing and development facility. Through partnerships with industry, ESL develops RFID systems for a variety of commercial applications, including inventory, security, item locating, and RFID tags for automotive tires.

1:35 – 1:45 PM: Cognitive Remote Sensing Lab (Dr. Graeme Smith)  The cognitive sensing laboratory is a 2000 ft2 research space dedicated to investigating synthetic cognition to improve radar performance. Specific activities include: application of echoic flow to radar for autonomous navigation, development of a cognitive processing frameworks for radar systems, and understanding how targets can be recognized from radar data. In addition to the cognitive activities, the lab conducts research into passive radar–a type of radar that piggy-backs on commercial broadcast transmissions and thus minimizes the amount of electromagnetic spectrum required for operation.

1:45 – 1:55 PM: Anechoic Chamber (Dr. Chi-Chih Chen)  The ESL houses the largest academic chamber of size 60’x40’x20’ and the finest compact range in the world, which can measure the radar scattering characteristics of objects as large as eight feet long or as small as a straight pin.

1:55 – 2:05 PM: Textile Antennas and Electronics Lab. (Dr. Asimina Kiourti)  This lab hosts a high-end home-style Brother® embroidery machine for prototyping the e-fiber textile antennas and electronics. It also has a casting device for making uniform polymer substrates. Assembly of the e-fiber textiles and polymer substrates is also carried out in this lab.

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