Investigators: C. Y. Wang and UCLA Faculty
Sponsor: DARPA Microsystem Technology Office (MTO)
Future integrated micro-sensors and actuators will enable sensing, computing, actuation, control, and communication on a single chip. Development of high-efficiency micro-power sources is critical for the fully functional, high-performance micro-systems. Presently power sources for MEMS are very limited. In this research, an ambient-temperature, micro liquid-methanol fuel cell (µDMFC) system will be developed. Unique features of our design include:
This project is a collaborative effort with micro-fabrication experts at UCLA.