Jobst Hall 315
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Timpe joined the faculty of the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 2011. His research interests include microelectromechanical systems, tribology, and multiscale biosensors. He teaches core courses in the area of mechanical systems as well as advanced and graduate level courses in surface science and microelectronics.
- The Dow Chemical Company – Senior Research and Development Engineer
- Spatial Photonics – Microelectromechanical Systems Engineer
- Sandia National Laboratories – Graduate Student Intern
- Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)
- Surface Science and Tribology
- Mechanical Behavior of Engineering Materials
- Electronic Materials
- ME 303: Instrumentation and Measurement
- ME 351: Engineering Materials Science
Current Research Projects:
- Multiscale Biosensors for Natural Product Drug Discovery
- Interfacial Fusion at Microelectromechanical Systems Contacts
- Degradation of Tribological Coatings in Microelectromechanical Systems
- Investigation of Performance Characteristics for Materials Used to Injection Mold Plastic Gears
- C. Marsh, B. Randall, S. J. Timpe, B. J. Doyle, "A Biosensor for Screening Botanical Extracts for Binding to Drug Targets," West Michigan Regional Undergraduate Science Research Conference, 12 November 2011, Grand Rapids, MI, USA.
- S. J. Timpe, T.-C. Kuo, M. T. Bishop, K. Chang, "Surface Property Development in Reactive and Single Component Coatings During Curing and Drying," Proceedings STLE/ASME International Joint Tribology Conference, Paper No. IJTC2011-61058, 24-26 October 2011, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
- S. J. Timpe, D. H. Alsem, D. A. Hook, M. T. Dugger, K. Komvopoulos, “Wear of Polysilicon Surface Micromachines Operated in High Vacuum,” Journal of Microelectro-mechanical Systems, vol. 18, pp. 229-238 (2009).
- S. J. Timpe, D. A. Hook, M. T. Dugger, K. Komvopoulos, “Levitation Compensation Method for Dynamic Electrostatic Comb-Drive Actuators,” Sensors and Actuators, A. Physical, vol. 143, pp. 383-389 (2008).
- S. J. Timpe, K. Komvopoulos, M. T. Dugger, “Microscale Friction Phenomena in Oscillatory Sliding Contacts,” Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 102, pp.123503-1 – 123503-8 (2007).
- S. J. Timpe, K. Komvopoulos, “Effects of Electrical and Thermal Phenomena on the Evolution of Adhesion at Contact Interfaces of Electrostatically Activated Surface Microstructures,” Applied Physics Letters, vol. 90, pp. 093510-1 – 093510-3 (2007).
- S. J. Timpe, K. Komvopoulos, “The Effect of Adhesion on Sidewall Static Friction in Microelectromechanical Devices,” Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol. 15, pp. 1612 – 1621 (2006).
- College of Engineering and Technology Scientific Literature Library Excursion Organizer
- Founding Member of the Nanoscale Science and Technology Research and Discussion Group
- Member Mechanical Engineering Graduate Course Task Group