Micro-Nano Systems Laboratory (MiNaS)

Led by: Marius PUSTAN
Fields: Mater. Sci. Chemistry & Synthesis
Institution: Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (UTCN)
Scientists/Total: 6/6
Keywords:  Micro systems, Nano-systems, Nano-mechanics, MEMS, Nano Tribology, Micro structures, Adhesion, Friction, Fatigue and Reliability.

The research strategy of Micro - Nano Systems Laboratory include the following aspects:
-Nano-mechanical and nano-tribological characterization for reliability design of micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS)
-Robust design of micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS)
-Development of sensors for the measurement of harmful particles in atmosphere (mass-detection applications)
-Development of software for reliability design of micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS)
-Characterization of the microstructure surface in order to increase the lifetime of micro systems
-Computational modeling of the tribomechanical behavior of the micro systems
-Comparative study of macro-micro-nano mechanical and tribological properties of materials
-Nano-mechanical and nano-tribological characterization of dental materials


- Clean Room - made modular, surface 30 m2; cleaning class – 1:1000; air flow 7000 m3/h; air humidity control
- Acoustic Enclosure
- AFM multifunctional XE70 – with Nano indentation module; in spectroscopy mode points, the lateral force, dynamic mode and Nano indentation mode. - Heating system with Peltier elements - possibility of temperature control between (- 4⁰C ... 180⁰C)
- AFM NT- 200 - in spectroscopy mode points, with the resolution of 2 nm and modules as normal mode, lateral force and dynamic modes - are used to estimate the mechanical and tribological properties of MEMS materials and structures
- Zeiss optical microscope - max.1000x
- Machines for experimental analysis of friction with 4 modules with the possibility of measurement at macro and micro scale
- 3D optical measuring system for displacement & strain analysis in components based on digital image correlation technique are used for analysis of the stress-strain behavior.


Research & development in core areas
- Micro and Nano – Systems
- Micro and Nano - Tribology
- Micro and Nano - Mechanics

Research & development in applied fields
Team members have great knowledge in: reliability design of micro and Nano systems, Nano /micro / macro tribological characterizations, experimental mechanics, material testing and numerical simulations.

Consulting in any of the above mentioned fields can be done.

Applied engineering services
Due to a close collaboration with the productive sector, the research team is capable
of collaboration with various industrial partners and research institutes.

The members of the team have a vast experience in the educational field (academics). Also, the team has experience in the development of the professional formation and reorientation trainings for engineers in the field of micro and Nano system design, advance testings at micro and Nano devices.


Blv. Muncii Nr. 103-105, 400641
Cluj-Napoca, jud. Cluj, România
Tel: +40 264 401 668
Fax: +40 264 401 660
eMail: Mari...@omt.utcluj.ro




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