The Electronics Design Center is a fully-equipped non-CMOS compatible processing facility. We develop sensors for chemical and biological applications on a 4" wafer platform. Our
thick-film fabrication facilities are located in a new, Class 10,000 cleanroom. The mission of the Electronics Design Center (EDC) is to advance the science and technology of microsensors and microsystems for chemical and biological applications and to provide education, training, expertise and facilities for students, faculty and industrial researchers to advance these technologies. Applications for this research include medical, biological, automotive, industrial process control and various environmental uses.A major goal of the EDC is to foster and enhance university-industrial collaboration through technology transfer, joint research and product development, assessment of technology, and partnering in federal grant applications. The center interacts with more than 60 companies worldwide.
The EDC is not only an educational and research center but also a fully equipped microfabrication laboratory that provides services such as metal sputtering and evaporation, wafer dicing, wire bonding and thick film printing. One of our unique strengths is applying microfabrication processes to non-silicon, non-traditional materials. We specialize in small, prototyping runs of devices or can provide a service on a device that you already possess.
The EDC has been a functioning research institute since 1960. Over the years, the EDC has pursued research in areas ranging from hydraulic control devices, implant electronics, solid-state chemical sensors and biomedical sensors to micro-electrochemical energy systems, such as fuel cells and batteries and wireless multi-channel telemetry microsystems. The EDC works with faculty members, graduate and undergraduate students, high school students and industrial researchers on various aspects of scientific research. We mentor underrepresented minority and female high school students from the Greater Cleveland area to expose them to cutting edge technological activities.