The Georgetown Advanced Electronics Laboratory was founded in 1997 as a laboratory of the Departments of Physics in the School of Art and Science and of Pharmacology in the School of Medicine at Georgetown University. GAEL actively seeks and maintains collaborations with other university, government and industrial organizations, particularly in the Greater Washington area. GAEL provides contractual research services, technical counseling and technology transfer in partnership.
GAEL HEALTH MICROSYSTEMSís mission is to improve health care and quality of life through the design, fabrication and testing of integrated micro-monitoring systems and drug delivery micro-systems, using state-of-the-art Physical Science, Pharmacology, and Bio-Engineering Technologies. These technologies include solid state physics, physical chemistry, materials science, advanced electronics, micro-electronics, micro-fluidics, and biotechnical engineering. GAEL produces new drugs by developing of novel devices to administer existing drugs, and researches novel methods to ensure compliance, to monitor health, and to administer drugs at optimal times when the need arises. See some recent results here.
The GAEL Microfab is a 2,000 sq. ft. clean room facility, located in Reiss Science Hall , is open to industry and academic users for MEMS micromachining processing, including: Thermal Processing, Thin Film Deposition, Photolithography, Wet Chemical Etching, Plasma Etching, Reactive Ion Etching, Characterization and testing: Critical thin film metrology tools. Lab clients can run their own processes in the lab on our equipment, or contract with the Lab to perform processing on a foundry basis. Follow this link for more information
GAEL trains both graduate and undergraduate students in the interdisciplinary sciences and technologies required to produce its health microsystems. Practical courses are offered each year. We are dedicated to the support and motivation of our students to achieve excellence in several disciplines and to effectively use this science to invent new paradigms, methods, and technologies for peopleís long-term health maintenance and health care. These technologies also have an impact on our fundamental understanding of life sciences through new highly precise ways to measure and to modify living tissue.
Member of the Georgetown University Materials Instrumentation and Nanotechnology Institute.: GeMINI