Carlos Mastrangelo is a USTAR professor in electrical and computer engineering and adjunct professor of bioengineering at the University of Utah. He is also the associate director of the Nanofab in the USTAR building at the University of Utah. His research focuses on microelectromechanical system applications and technology, microfluidic systems and integration, and design and modeling of MEMS fabrication processes. His research group is widely credited for pioneering the integration of DNA separation microchips with on-chip fluorescence detectors. He pioneered the fundamental theory of stiction (static friction) failure phenomena in MEMS, which aids in the manufacturing of air bag systems, MEMS based inertial guidance systems, MEMS RF switches and MEMS-based Wii virtual reality handsets.