The Electronics Lab houses a wide selection of specialized equipment and software for prototype fabrication and analysis.

Electronics Lab

The Electronics Lab houses a wide selection of test equipment, specialized optical metrology tools, a suite of high-end software-based design and analysis tools, and various prototype fabrication tools.


Electronics equipment and capabilities include:

  • Optical Metrology Equipment

    • Nikon V12 Optical Profilometer
    • Wyko Laser Interferometric Profilometer
    • Bruker Atomic Force Microscope
    • Optical Spectrum Analyzer

  • Electro-optics

    • Optical Table
    • Precision Lasers
    • Fiber Optic Assembly

  • RF/Microwave/Millimeter Wave

    • Vector Network Analyzer
    • Spectrum Analyzers
    • Signal Generators
    • Modulation Domain Analyzer

  • Software-based Tools

    • Altium Designer
    • Solidworks
    • Xlinix FPGA ISE
    • LabView
    • MatLab
    • Simulink

  • Special Purpose Equipment

    • Valhalla Digital Micro-ohmmeter
    • Walker Fluxgate Magnetometer
    • Frequency Interval Analyzers
    • Datron Auto Calibration Standard
    • Low D

  • Process Tools

    • Photolithography Darkroom
    • Edwards Vacuum Metallization
    • Laurell Spin Coater
    • Sycopel Potentiostat and Galvanstat
    • LPKF PCB Router

Passive Vaccine Storage Device

Our passive vaccine storage device keeps vaccines cold for a month or more to extend vaccination services in developing countries.

Instrument Shop

The Instrument Shop allows IV Lab to develop ideas quickly from concept through to manufacture and testing.

Malaria Diagnostics

IV Lab is developing new malaria diagnostic techniques in support of elimination and eventual eradication of malaria.

Photonic Fence

One potential use of the Photonic Fence is to create a virtual fence that detects insects as they cross its plane.


The Photonics Lab leverages a combination of world-class tools and diverse optical expertise.

Environmental Chambers

Tests in our Environmental Chambers are designed to collect data in conditions beyond what we expect in the field.

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