Nathan Jackson


Phone: 505-272-7095
Fax: 505-277-1571

Physical Address

Room 319
Mechanical Engineering Building
Building # 122 on the UNM map

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Associate Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering

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PhD, Bioengineering, Arizona State University, 2009

MS, Bioengineering, Arizona State University, 2008

BS.E, Bioengineering, Arizona State University, 2003


Dr. Nathan Jackson joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 2017 after working at the Tyndall National Institute in Cork, Ireland as a Senior Staff Researcher for 8 years. He has an extensive background in developing various Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS). His research focuses on developing microfabricated Smart Materials and applying them to MEMS applications. He has a particular interest in piezoelectric MEMS devices and biomedical applications. He is a Senior Member in IEEE and active scientific member in both MEMS and energy harvesting community. He is a member of the Nanoscience and Microsystem Engineering Department and the Center for High Technology Materials at UNM.

Research Focus: His research focuses on developing MEMS devices for numerous applications including vibration energy harvesters, atomizers (aerosol generators), ultrasound transducers, acoustic resonators for sensing and biosensing applications, flexible/stretchable electronics, development of novel flexible piezoelectric materials, and advanced microfabrication techniques.

Teaching Interests

  • Design and Fabrication of Microsystems and MEMS
  • Advanced Microfabrication Technologies
  • Energy Harvesting

Research Interests

  • MEMS Fabrication
  • Vibration Energy Harvesting
  • Atomizer technology
  • Acoustic Resonators
  • Smart Material Development
  • Flexible/stretchable systems
  • Neural Interface Devices
  • MEMS Sensors and Biosensor Technology