Forming ordered structures from discrete micro components is important for many applications, such as fabrication of functional
materials with specific electrical or optical properties, microelectromechanical system (MEMS), micro optoelectronics, and tissue
engineering. Many technologies have been developed to create ordered structures. However, those technologies still have severe
In this project, we will develop methodology for controlled dynamic assembly of micro components based on acoustic excitation.
This is a potential scientific break-through for the controllability and applicability of parallel assembly, which is a large group of
The research results can be used in wide range of applications, such as controlling multiple independent mobile microrobots, formation
of patterns for micro printing and tissue engineering, and low cost lab-on-chip devices.