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Arturo Ayon

Office Phone: (210) 458-6564
Office: AET 3.203
Email: Arturo [dot] Ayon [at] utsa [dot] edu

Areas of Specialization:

  • Microdevices
  • Photovoltaic's
  • Metamaterials
  • Sensors
  • Materials Science of Thin Films

Research Interests:

Our group investigates the physics of materials at the micro and nanoscale and their potential utilization in practical applications. Emphasis is placed on patent disclosures and the eventual migration to a mass-production environment.

The first two products demonstrated in the MEMS Laboratory are anticipated to become available to the public at large early in 2013. Research projects include power generation from wearable fabrics, high-efficiency photovoltaics, metamaterials for imaging applications, microactuators for radar operation, chemical sensors on a robotic platform, drug-eluting, bioabsorbable medical implants, and nanowire arrays for imaging and cooling applications.


E. T. da Cost, C. Neves, G. M. Hotta, D. R. Vidal, M. F. Barros, A. A. Ayon, C. D. Garcia, and C. do Lago, Unmanned Platform for Long-Range Remote Analysis of Volatile Compounds in Air Samples, Electrophoresis, 2012, 33, 1-10.  

Pushpa Raj Pudasaini and Arturo A Ayon, Nanostructured Thin Film Silicon Solar Cell Efficiency Improvement Using Gold Nanoparticles Journal of Physica Status Solidi A, Vol. 209, pp. 1475-1480, 2012.

D. Valdez, C. Garcia and A. Ayon, Implementation of a Field Programmable Gate Array for Wireless Control of a Lab-on-a-Robot, Journal of Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, Vol. 71, pp. 29-38, 2012.