Georgia Institute of TechnologyMicroelectronics Research Center
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Center Mission

The Microelectronics Research Center (MiRC) provides expertise, facilities, infrastructure and teaming environments to enable and facilitate interdisciplinary research in microelectronics, integrated optoelectronics, and microsensors and actuators.

Major Interacting Units

MiRC-associated academic participants come from many disciplines of engineering, including electrical, computer, chemical, materials, and mechanical, from the sciences, including physics, chemistry and mathematics, and from computer science. In addition, the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) provides full-time professionals in major MiRC areas. The MiRC is allied with other centers, including manufacturing, telecommunications, and packaging.


Major Activities

  • Research: The MiRC, housed in a 100,000 square foot building and a 20,000 square foot annex, provides facilities including six electronic and optoelectronic materials labs, eight labs for microelectronics design and testing, eight labs for electronic device design and testing, and a 7,000 square foot cleanroom providing complete microfabrication facilities.

  • Instruction: Over 50 faculty and more than 120 graduate students, along with undergraduates, conduct credit-bearing thesis research in the MiRC. A set of laboratory courses covering hands-on integrated circuit fabrication is offered. A complete sequence of core microelectronics courses is available through registration in one of the affiliated academic units. A new sequence of optoelectronics courses is under development.

  • Service: The MiRC services regional and national industries in computing, communications, and semiconductors. The MiRC also works with regional economic development agencies.

External Interactions

Contracts and grants may be negotiated with individuals or groups of faculty members Multi-company coalitions provide shared access to microelectronic and optoelectronic technologies, entries into proprietary research, and a rapid response team for government initiatives. Student fellowships may be arranged through the Georgia Tech Foundation.

Core Competencies

  • Microchip fabrication and design
  • Photonics and integrated optoelectronics
  • Multichip packaging and Optoelectronic packaging
  • Analog and digital microelectronics
  • Computational electronics
  • Gigahertz integrated electronics

Contact Information

Professor James D. Meindl, Director
Phone: (404) 894-5101
Fax: (404) 894-5028

Kevin P. Martin, Associate Director
Phone: (404) 894-5030
Fax: (404) 894-5028

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