Inside A Surface Science & Sensor Technology Laboratory

The University of Maine's Laboratory for Surface Science & Technology (LASST) carries out interdisciplinary research projects and technology transfer activities in the areas of surfaces and interfaces, sensor technology, nanotechnology, thin films, and microelectronic devices. Robert J. Lad, Director of LASST, describes how the lab is currently developing microwave acoustic wireless sensors that can be put in high-temperature, harsh environments. The LASST researchers have made a ceramic-based, nano-composite type of electrode material that has allowed them to test and operate their sensors.