The mission of the Intelligent Microsystem Laboratory (IML) is to accomplish functional integration (on-chip intelligence) and structural integration (miniaturization) of advanced microsystems. We conceptualize novel microsystems for special needs, implement them with novel technologies and demonstrate the system performance. Our main research topics are intelligent microsystems (microsensors, microactuators, and microfluidics) and their niche applications largely to biological and medical areas. Some of our current focuses include: metabolites sensing (on-chip self-calibration) and plant/crop physiology (root growth environment). The overarching goals of this exploration are to contribute to global health issues and to secure our future sustainability.

The IML is located at the Materials Research Center (MRC), Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T). The laboratory is equipped with a variety of instruments to fabricate and characterize integrated microsystems. We are part of the Materials Research Center (MRC) and support the MRC's missions. The IML is devoted to providing highly interactive and interdisciplinary research environment and to collaborating with experts in various fields to develop new research areas.


Dr. Kim, Chang-Soo, Associate Professor
Departments of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Biological Sciences
Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly University of Missouri - Rolla)
301 W 16th St., Rolla, MO 65409
573-341-4529 (voice), 573-341-2071 (fax), ckim@mst.edu