His current research is on micro- and nano-fabrication technologies focusing on polycrystalline diamond (poly-C), carbon nanotubes (CNT) and cognitive, Lego-based educational modules. In particular, his research concentrates on poly-C piezoresistive sensors, biochemical nanosensors, poly-C RFMEMS micro and nano resonators, CNT growth in PCF channels of a micro-GC, poly-C BioMEMS (Cochlear & Neural probes), poly-C smart MEMS packaging, and hands-on robotics learning modules for K-12, UG and graduate teaching.
Outstanding Service Award
Ph.D., Microelectronics, Aachen Technical University 1983
M.S., Physics, Aachen Technical University 1979
M.Varney, A. Janoudi, D.M. Aslam, D. Graham, "Building Young Engineers: TASEM for Third Graders in Woodcreek Magnet Elementary School," IEEE Trans. Edu, Issue 99, 2012.
M. W. Varney, D.M. Aslam, A. Janoudi, H-Y Chan, and D.H. Wang, "Polycrystalline-Diamond MEMS Biosensors Including Neural Microelectrode-Arrays," Biosensors, 1, 118-133, 2011.
Z. Cao and D.M. Aslam, "Fabrication technology for single-material MEMS using polycrystalline diamond," Diamond and Related Materials, Volume 19, Issue 10, 1263-1272, 2010.
Ho-Yin Chan, Dean M. Aslam, James Wiler and Brendan Casey, "A novel diamond micro probe for Neuro chemical and electrical recording in neural prosthesis," IEEE J. Micro Electro Mech. Sys, Vol. 18, pp. 511-521, 2009.
N. Sepulveda, Jing Lu, Dean Aslam and John Sullivan, "High-Performance Polycrystalline Diamond Micro- and Nano-resonators," IEEE J. Micro Electro Mech. Sys,Vol. 17, No. 2, pp. 473-482, April 2008.