https://sites.google.com/a/uic.edu/saggere/home/Saggere-small.png Our research is focused on synthesis and applications of the MEMS/NEMS technology. We seek to create novel micro- and nano-scale devices with advanced functionalities through biomimetics and bioinspired design paradigms. We also exploit micro/nano technology to study fundamental mechanisms in physical and biological systems at small scales. The ultimate goal of our research is to enable new advanced applications of MEMS/NEMS in biomedical, nanomanufacturing and other areas.

Prof. Laxman Saggere
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
University of Illinois at Chicago
2039 ERF, 842 W Taylor St.
Chicago, IL 60607 USA
+1 (312) 413-1031
EMail Laxman Saggere


The multidisciplinary research in the lab may be grouped under the following three thrust areas:

bullet point BioMEMS and Neural Interfaces
https://sites.google.com/a/uic.edu/saggere/home/RGC-stimulation.pngBiomimetic chemical stimulation of neurons and development of neurotransmitter-based implants for neurodegenerative diseases. BMIs.

bullet point Piezoelectric Sensors and Actuators
https://sites.google.com/a/uic.edu/saggere/home/Actuator.pngDesign and development of novel transducers. opto-MEMS, thin-film piezoelectric actuators. Bioinspired tactile and flow sensors.

bullet point Compliant Mechanisms and Robotics
https://sites.google.com/a/uic.edu/saggere/home/MClasp.pngSynthesis and development of compliant micro-mechanisms and micro-manipulators for coordinated manipulation and microassembly.

News and Events

Corey presents at EMBC2014
https://sites.google.com/a/uic.edu/saggere/home/embc2014.pngAugust 28, 2014
Corey presented a poster/paper at the IEEE EMBC 2014 conference in Chicago.

The lab moves to a new location
https://sites.google.com/a/uic.edu/saggere/home/lab_move.pngJuly 15, 2014
We finally completed the lab move to a new room after several months of updating the new lab space.

Ashwin joins the Lab
https://sites.google.com/a/uic.edu/saggere/home/Ashwin.pngFebruary 15, 2014
Ashwin Raghunathan joined the lab to pursue a PhD degree. Welcome Ashwin!

Gözde wins the Litvin Award
https://sites.google.com/a/uic.edu/saggere/home/Gozde.pngAugust 16, 2013
Gözde Tanil receives the Litvin Honor Award. She joins the lab. Welcome and congrats Gozde!