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Katsuo Kurabayashi

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Katsuo Kurabayashi

Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

katsuo@umich.edu
2024 GGB (George G. Brown Laboratory)
2350 Hayward
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125
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Phone: (734) 615-5211
Fax: (734) 647-3170

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Degrees

Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University, 1998
M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University, 1994
B.S., Precision Engineering, University of Tokyo, 1992

Research Interests

Microelectromechanical systems; microscale thermal engineering and design; heat transfer in micro/nano structures; semiconductor processing for micromechanical structure fabrication; microfluidic device; sensors and actuators.

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Honors and Awards

Outstanding Professor Award, Pi Tau Sigma, April 2007

Visiting Professorship, Tokyo Instutute of Technology, May 2006 - August 2006

Early Faculty Career Development (CAREER) Award, National Science Foundation, January 2001-December 2005

Robert Caddell Memorial Award, The University of Michigan, 2004-2005

Co-author of SPIE Best Student Paper Award (with Yi-Chung Tung), "Nano-Imprinted Strain-Controlled Elastomeric Gratings for Optical Wavelength Tuning with Visible Light", Optics East 2004, October 2004

Outstanding Paper Award, International VLSI Multilevel Interconnection Conference, 1998

Best Paper Award, TECHCON, Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), September 1998

In the News...

2013 - Fu and Kurabayashi's research featured as cover story of Advanced Healthcare Materials

Teaching

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