National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network

National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network

Serving Nanoscale Science, Engineering & Technology

Robert W Hower



University of Michigan

Biomedical MEMS Expert

Dr Rob Hower has expertise in MEMS, bioMEMS, microfabrication and process integration. He has been with the LNF since 2010, and supports laboratory users and their research projects, especially focusing on projects related to MEMS and microsystems. Prior to joining the LNF, Dr Hower worked with several local start ups in the areas of microsystems and biomedical sensors.


  • Y. Zhang, R. Hower, B. Gogoi and N. Yazdi, "A High-Sensitive Ultra-Thin MEMS Capacitive Pressure Sensor," Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Conference TRANSDUCERS 2011, pp. 112-115 2011.
  • Yazdi N, Zhang Y, Hower R. Wireless Acceleration and Impact Recording Chips. SAE Int. J. Passeng. Cars – Electron. Electr. Syst. 1 (1): 664 – 669, 2008.
  • Zhang W, Mnatsakanov A, Hower R, Cantor C, Wang Y. Urinary Iodine Assays and Ionophore based Potentiometric Iodine Sensors. Frontiers in Bioscience; 2004, 10:88-93.
  • Nam H, Cha GS, Strong TD, Ha J, Sim JH, Hower RW, Martin SM, Brown RB. Micropotentiometric sensors. Proceedings of the IEEE; 2003 Jun. 91(6):870-80.