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The goal of this one-day workshop was to provide a cross-disciplinary forum for discussionand presentation of the latest results in the rapidly developing area of Thermophysical Phenomena in Microscale Sensors, Devices, and Structures. It was co-funded by the Division of Chemical and Transport Systems of the National Science Foundation as we ll as by the Division of Engine ering of the Basic Energy Science s in the Department of Energy. The workshop was held in the Baltimore Hilton and Towe rs on August 9, 1997. As shown in the programs, see appendix, the workshop consisted of 27 presentations divided into four sessions: fluidics, thermomechanic, and the rmoelectric, micro- and nanostructure s, and microscale expe rimental techniques. In addition, there was a lunch-time keynote talk on Microelectromechanical Systems given by Dr. Noel MacDonald, Director of Electronics
Technology Office, Defence Advanced Research Projects Age ncy. The workshop was attended by approximately 100 participants including people from academia including faculty and graduate students., industry, and national laboratories. A brief description on the highlights of each session is provided here .