Tianhong Cui

Mechanical Engineering
College of Science and Engineering
Twin Cities

Award Year
University Award
Distinguished McKnight University Professors
Research Title
Micro and Nano-Systems for High Performance Sensors

Section A, Location 14

Tianhong Cui’s research is in the area of Micro/Nano Electro Mechanical Systems (M/NEMS). He is a pioneer in self-assembled M/NEMS and in polymer nanomanufacturing. M/NEMS sensors have become pervasive in every-day life from detecting collisions in cars to measuring motion in cellular phones to detecting markers of diseases in medicine. Cui’s research focuses on using “bottom up” self-assembly approaches and polymer processing to develop new functional materials that greatly expand the functionalities of M/NEMS sensors.