Microsystems play a major role in the NanoCenter. Arising from the merger of microelectronics fabrication and its application to arenas well beyond electronics (chemical sensing, mechanical sensing and actuation, fluidics, and others), microsystems are today found in countless applications. The NanoCenter boasts a broad cadre of microsystems researchers with interests including biomedicine, combustion, energy, unmanned aerial vehicles, robotics and security. They seek to exploit microsystems as components in these systems and as powerful platforms for fundamental experimental research. NanoCenter interactions between microsystems and nano research offer new opportunities as nanoscale constructs are incorporated into microsystems. Microsystems researchers exploit close interactions with systems and control engineering experts featured in the Institute for Systems Research.