The AggieFab Nanofabrication Facility has its roots in the fabrication facilities developed over the years within the Solid State Group of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, and is dedicated in memory of Henry F. Taylor. The AggieFab cleanroons are located on the 7th floor of the Jack E. Brown Building and have over 4000 square feet of ISO 14644-1 class system ISO 5 and ISO 6 (class 100/1000) cleanroom space. The ECE department has been building, operating, and maintaining the facility in conjunction with key faculty within the department who have been partners to this effort through cost-sharing.

 

The facility is currently going through major changes as it is transitioning to a university-wide shared user facility. We are in the process of hiring additional staff members, installing/upgrading new equipment, and preparing for a move to our new facilities at Frederick E. Giesecke Engineering Research Building in Research Park (Spring 2017). Additional information will become available on this website in the coming months.

Please contact the Aggiefab at admin@aggiefab.tamu.edu for any question.


Director

  
Dr. Professor Arum Han
 Professor
 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
 Texas A&M University
 Mailstop 3128 TAMU
 College Station, TX 77843
 Phone: (979)845-9686 | Email: arum.han@ece.tamu.edu


Program Specialist

  
 
Ashley A. Brown
 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
 Texas A&M University
 Mailstop 3253 TAMU
 College Station, TX 77843
 Phone: (979)845-3189 | Email: abrown@tamu.edu

 

Technical Lab Manager

 
 Larry Rehn
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
 Texas A&M University
 Mailstop 3128 TAMU
 College Station, TX 77843
 Phone: (979)845-3199 | Email: lrehn@tamu.edu

 

Technical Staff 

Mr. Jim Gardner
Senior Research Technician
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Room 734 JEB  - Mailstop 3128 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843
Phone: (979) 845-4936, Fax: (979) 845-6259
Email: gardner@tamu.edu

Mr. Dennie R. Spears
Research Instrument Specialist
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Room 734 JEB - Mailstop 3128 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843
Phone: (979) 845-7567, Fax: (979) 845-6259
Email: dennie@ece.tamu.edu

 

Dedication in Honor and Memory of

Henry F. Taylor (1940 - 2006)



 Henry F. Taylor, Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer  Engineering at  Texas A&M University, was born in Ft. Worth, Texas. He  attended Rice University  in Houston, Texas and received the B.A., M.A., and  Ph.D. degrees in 1962, 1965,  and 1967, respectively, all in Physics. He was  employed as a Research Physicist  at the Naval Ocean Systems Center  (formerly the Naval Electronics Laboratory  Center) in San Diego, CA from  1967 to 1978. From 1978 to 1980 he was employed  by Rockwell International  in Thousand Oaks, CA, where he was Principal Scientist  of the Optoelectronics  Department of the Microelectronics Research and  Development Center. From  1980 to 1985 he was Head of the Optical Techniques  Branch of the Naval  Research Laboratory in Washington, DC.


 He joined the Electrical Engineering faculty at Texas A&M University as a  Professor  of Electrical Engineering and Director of the Institute for Solid State    Electronics in  November 1985. Since 1988 he has held the Irma Runyon Chair in  Electrical Engineering. During the summer of 1990, he was a Visiting Scientist at Nippon Telegraph and Telephones Opto-Electronics Laboratory in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. In 1994 he was appointed a Member of the Board of Directors of Fiber Dynamics, (formerly FFPI Industries) of Bryan, Texas. In 2001, he was promoted to the position of Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering at Texas A&M University.

Taylor's principal research interests have been in the fields of fiber optics, integrated optics, and diode laser applications. He has co-authored more than 300 journal articles and conference presentations and held 40 U.S. patents. He was awarded a Civil Service Commission/Navy fellowship to study Systems Analysis at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology during 1971-72. He also received the Naval Electronics Laboratory Center Annual Science Achievement Award in 1974, the American Society of Naval Engineers Solberg Award for Applied Research in 1975, and the Texas A&M Association of Former Students Award For Excellence in Research in 1991. Since joining the Texas A&M faculty in 1985, he has served as Chairman of the Graduate Research Committee for 36 students receiving Ph. D. degrees and 32 students receiving M. S. degrees in Electrical Engineering. Henry F. Taylor was a Fellow of the IEEE and of OSA, a Life Member of the American Society of Naval Engineers.

Equity, fairness, and plain human decency were dear to Henry's heart. He was a deep thinker with unwavering convictions, a formidable and respected scientist. His diligence was a key factor in his success and an inspiration to his students and colleagues. His legacy lives on.