Welcome to the Turner Research Group site. Our group investigates surface and interface mechanics problems in semiconductor manufacturing processes, microelectronics and micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS). We focus on understanding the underlying mechanics and materials science issues in small-scale systems and exploit this understanding to improve performance and develop novel solutions. Ongoing projects include processes for semiconductor materials integration and bonding, wear of atomic force microscope probes, and microscale devices for probing biological cell adhesion. Additional detail on these projects and others in the group can be found here.
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Note, our research group was at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 2005-2011. In fall 2011, we moved to the University of Pennsylvania.