Besser and Shin co-author paper for Institute of Physics journal

Paper will be available online and in the April print edition

Ronald S. Besser, a Professor in the Department of Chemical, Biomedical and Materials Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology, recently co-authored and published, with Stevens graduate student W.C. Shin, a paper in the Institute of Physics (IOP) Publishing journal, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering (

The paper, "Micromachined thin-film gas flow sensor for micromechanical reactors," appears in the current online edition and is free at The paper will also be featured in the April 2006 print version of JMM.

Besser's research focuses on microchemical systems: miniature, microfabricated devices that perform chemical reactions with superb control over the chemistry. The article describes a novel integrated sensor to detect the tiny flow rates in these systems as part of a self-contained feedback control approach for system autonomy. Applications include biomedical labs on chip, miniature fuel processors for replacing batteries in portable electronics, and remote chemical sensors for homeland security.


About the Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering
JMM covers all aspects of microelectromechanical structures, devices and systems, as well as micromechanics and micromechatronics. The journal aims to highlight the link between fabrication technologies and their capacity to create novel devices.

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About Stevens Institute of Technology
Established in 1870, Stevens offers baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees in engineering, science, computer science, management and technology management, as well as a baccalaureate in the humanities and liberal arts, and in business and technology. Located directly across the Hudson River from Manhattan, the university has enrollments of approximately 1,780 undergraduates and 2,700 graduate students, and a current enrollment of 2,250 online-learning students worldwide. Additional information may be obtained from its web page at

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