Nathan Jackson


Phone: 505-272-7095

Physical Address

Room 118A

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Department of Mechanical Engineering

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering, Nanoscience & Microsystems Engineering, Courtesy positions in Electrical & Computing Engineering and Chemical & Biological Engineering

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Post Doc: Tyndall National Institute, Microelectronics & MEMS

Ph.D. Arizona State University, Bioengineering (BioMEMS), 2009

M.S. Arizona State University, Bioengineering (BioMEMS), 2008

B.S. Arizona State University, Bioengineering, 2003


Biography: Dr. Nathan Jackson joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 2017 after working at Tyndall National Institute in Cork (microelectronics institute), Ireland as a Senior Staff Researcher for 8 years. He has an extensive background in developing various Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS). His research focuses on developing microfabricated Functional Materials and applying them to MEMS applications. He has a particular interest in piezoelectric MEMS devices and biomedical applications. He is a Senior Member in IEEE and active scientific member in both MEMS and energy harvesting community. He is a member of the Nanoscience and Microsystem Engineering Department and the Center for High Technology Materials at UNM. He also has courtesy positions in ECE and CBE.

Dr. Jackson has worked in the MEMS area for nearly two decades from academia to industry. He holds multiple patents and has licensed his technology to numerous semiconductor and medical companies. He has developed new microfabrication methods as well as MEMS packaging methods and is now investigating novel additive manufacturing techniques.

Research Focus: His research focuses on developing new multifunctional materials and developing MEMS devices for numerous applications including vibration energy harvesters, atomizers (aerosol generators), ultrasound transducers, acoustic resonators for sensing and biosensing applications, flexible/stretchable electronics, development of novel flexible piezoelectric materials, and advanced microfabrication techniques.

Teaching Interests

  • Design and Fabrication of Microsystems and MEMS
  • Advanced Microfabrication Technologies
  • Energy Harvesting

Research Interests

  • Measurements and Sensors
  • MEMS Fabrication
  • Vibration Energy Harvesting
  • Atomizer Technology
  • Acoustic Resonators (Biosensors, RF MEMS)
  • Functional Material (piezoelectrics, magnetics, etc..)
  • Flexible/Stretchable Multifunctional Materials
  • Neural Interface Devices
  • MEMS Sensors and Biosensor Technology
  • Inhaled Drug Delivery

Center/Laboratory/Program Affiliations

  • Center for High Technology Materials