Mr. Frank Berisford

PROCESS ENGINEER, Center for Applied Optics


Frank received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from The University of Alabama in Huntsville (2002). He learned the basics of microfabrication and cleanroom use during his time as a participant in the university's co-operative education program.


  • B.S. 2002 The University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL. Electrical Engineering

Other Training

  • LEO Electron Microscopy
  • Varian Vacuum Systems

Previous Positions

  • January 2003 – Present, Process Engineer, Nano and Micro Devices Center
  • May 2001 – December 2002, Co-Op, Laboratory for Integrated Computing and Optoelectronic Systems


  • Diffractive optical element fabrication
  • Microfluidic structure with integrated electronic mixing
  • Active pump in two-layer microfluidic device
  • Process development for thin films, reactive ion etching, and photolithography


  • “Electromagnetic Characterization of Micro-structured Ferrite Materials: Coarse and Fine Composites of Barium and Strontium in SU-8 Photoresist” L. Chao, S. Olusegun, F. Berisford, M.N. Afsar, K.A. Korolev and J.D.Williams 12th Joint MMM/Intermag Conference January 2013