Arturo Ayón
Arturo Ayón, Ph.D.
Professor and Graduate Advisor of Record

Office: MEMS 1.100
Phone: (210) 458-7245
Email: Arturo.Ayon@utsa.edu

Lab website

Areas of Specialization
  • materials science of thin films
  • metamaterials
  • microdevices
  • photovoltaics
  • sensors


Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering; Cornell University
M.S. in Nuclear Engineering; Cornell University
B.S. in Electronic Engineering; Universidad de Guadalajara

Research Interests

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Our group investigates the physics of materials at the micro and nanoscale and their potential utilization in practical applications. Emphasis is placed on patent disclosures and the eventual migration to a mass-production environment.

The first two products demonstrated in the MEMS Laboratory are anticipated to become available to the public at large early in 2013. Research projects include power generation from wearable fabrics, high-efficiency photovoltaics, metamaterials for imaging applications, microactuators for radar operation, chemical sensors on a robotic platform, drug-eluting, bioabsorbable medical implants, and nanowire arrays for imaging and cooling applications.

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