What is BMAD?

BMAD Group Photo

The Berkeley Micromechanical Analysis and Design (BMAD) research group is directed by Professor Albert P. Pisano of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley. BMAD is composed of researchers with various backgrounds and technical interests from Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Bioengineering and Chemistry. This creates a multidisciplinary research environment enabling a broad research portfolio. The research projects in BMAD are focused on developing technology at the micro- and nano-scales to create advanced energy, biological, sensing and communication systems. This is enabled trough the engineering of novel materials platforms and processes at various lengths scales. The research projects are funded by various government and industrial agencies. BMAD is a part of the Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center (BSAC), a research center funded by the National Science Foundation and a consortium of corporations and government agencies.

Our current research topics include

  • Piezoelectric Lamb Wave Resonators
  • Energy Harvesters
  • Piezoelectric Actuators
  • Harsh Environment Sensors
  • Inertial Sensors
  • Infrared Sensors
  • Chemical & Bio Sensors
  • Micro-cooling Systems
  • Nano Imprinting
  • Nanoparticle Energy Storage
  • Nanocomposite Materials and Manufacturing