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National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network

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Katharine Beach


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University of Michigan

MEMS Domain Expert

Katharine Beach has expertise in micro and nano fabrication with a background in the fabrication of Gas Chromatography Systems and Michigan Neural Probes. She has experience in designing, fabricating, assembling, and testing micro-systems. She has been with the LNF since 2011, where she supports laboratory users and their research projects. Prior to joining the LNF, Katharine Beach worked with the Wireless Integrated MicroSystem Engineering Research Center and taught the lab sections of EECS classes on Solid State Device Laboratory, and Integrated Micro-systems Laboratory.


  • K.T.M. Beach, S.M. Reidy, R.J.M. Gordenker, K.D. Wise, “A low-mas high-speed µGC separation column with built-in fluidic chip-to-chip interconnects”, Proc. Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, 813-816, 2011
  • S. Reidy, SJ Kim, K. Beach, B. Block, E.T. Zellers, K. Kurabayashi, K.D. Wise, "A Microfabricated Comprehensive Two-Dimensional Gas Chromatography System", Solid-State Sensors, Actuators, and Microsystems, Workshop, 78-81 (2010)
  • K.D. Wise, R. Sacks, K. Beach, J. Potkay, and M. Agah, “Separation Microcolumn Assembly for a Microgas Chromatograph and the Like,” US patent, No. 6,838,640, January 2005.
  • J. Wang, M. Gulari, P.T. Bhatti, B.U. Arcand, K. Beach, C.R. Friedrch, and K.D. Wise, “A Cochlear Electrode Array with Built-In Position Sensing,” Proceedings:  IEEE Micro Electro Mechanical Systems Workshop, 286-289, 2003.
  • M. Ghovanloo, K. Beach, K. D. Wise, and K. Najafi, "A BiCMOS Wireless Interface Chip for Micromachined Stimulating Microprobes," Proc. IEEE EMBS Special Topic Conf. Microtechnology in Medicine and Biology, May 2002, pp. 277-282.