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Published on May 13, 2012
The goal of the Center of Integrated Nanomechanical Systems (COINS) is to inspire and realize applications directed towards sensing of environmental conditions using nanomaterials-enabled technologies. COINS research combines sensing, energy harvesting, electronics, mobility and wireless communication to enable mobile, self-powered, wirelessly communicating sensors.
Willi Mickelson is currently the Executive Director of the Center of Integrated Nanomechanical Systems (COINS), a nanoscale science and engineering center headquartered at UC Berkeley dedicated to enabling and realizing novel environmental monitoring applications using nanotechnology. He received his BS from UC Davis in chemistry and physics and his MA and PhD degrees from UC Berkeley in experimental condensed matter physics. In addition to his academic research in nanoscience, Dr. Mickelson has led nanotechnology research and development teams pursuing the commercialization of carbon nanotube-based sensors for industrial and medical applications.