about us

Under the guidance of Dr. Michael C. Hamilton, the Auburn Nanosystems Group in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Auburn University works to engineer micro- and nano- enabled systems and structures for use in advanced electronic systems for computing, communication and sensing. We’re driving towards faster, smarter, lower power and more highly integrated systems.

Design, simulate, build, test, model, and refine…our group does all of these…

Dr. Michael C. Hamilton

Dr. Hamilton obtained his B.S.E.E. from Auburn University in 2000 and M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. from The University of Michigan (EECS) in 2003 and 2005, respectively. His graduate work focused on advanced and alternative microelectronic devices, namely organic semiconductor-based transistors and sensors. From 2006 to 2010, he was at MIT-Lincoln Laboratory (Lexington, MA). While at Lincoln Laboratory, Dr. Hamilton led instrument-level and system-level projects on the next generation of geostationary imaging for weather satellite systems, testing and modeling of highly-scaled and environmentally-optimized CMOS devices subjected to extreme environmental conditions, and modeling, design, fabrication and test of advanced technologies for high-frequency RF sample-hold and analog-digital conversion circuits based on Fully-Depleted Silicon-On-Insulator (FD-SOI) transistors and CCD structures. Dr. Hamilton joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of Auburn University as an Assistant Professor in 2010 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2015. He became the Director of the Alabama Micro/Nano Science and Technology Center (AMNSTC) in 2016. He is also actively involved with IEEE MTT-S (Education Committee and the MTT-18 Technical Committee on Microwave Superconductivity and Cryogenics) and has been serving as moderator of the IEEE MTT-S Webinar Series. His current interests and areas of research include: micro/nano fabrication, packaging and integration of dense high-speed systems, signal and power integrity of advanced integrated systems, application of micro and nanostructures for enhanced performance of RF and microwave systems, packaging for extreme environments (both high and low temperature) and superconducting technologies.

The Auburn Nanosystems Group


We are generally looking for highly motivated students who desire to learn rapidly and lead a highly productive undergraduate / graduate career. Interested students should get in touch with Dr. Hamilton.

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