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Serendi-CDI is a web portal for the microsystem (MEMS) and nanosystem (NEMS) design community.

MEMS and NEMS have very stringent performance requirements that demand a detailed and highly structured design methodology because they tend to straddle several physical domains, they are extremely small and they are subject to the random variations of process technologies that are pushed to the edge of their capabilities. Many of the problems that arise in the design of MEMS and NEMS are unique and specific to the particular application they are being produced to serve. This makes it difficult for any single design group to develop the intuitive knowledge in-house to accelerate the design process, or enable design re-use. The Serendi-CDI community addresses this issue by making a wider range of design knowledge and experience available to its members.

The Serendi site is supported through a grant from the National Science Foundation, "CDI Type II: Building a Virtual Micro/Nanosystems Design Community" (CISE-CNS-0941497) as part of the Cyber-Enabled Discovery and Innovation initiative. The principal investigator of the NSF CDI award is Tamal Mukherjee of Carnegie Mellon University. Co-investigators are Gary Fedder, Carnegie Mellon University, Jason Clark of Purdue University and Narayan Aluru of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Last Updated on Sunday, 20 January 2013 15:07  

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