Best Student Paper Award at IEEE IFCS 2015

The paper G. Hummel and M. Rinaldi, Switchable 2-Port Aluminum Nitride MEMS Resonator Using Monolithically Integrated 3.6THz Cut-Off Frequency Phase-Change Switches has been selected as Best Student Paper at the 2015 Joint Conference of the IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium & European Frequency and Time Forum (IFCS 2015) on April 12-16, 2015 in Denver, Colorado, USA.

Congratulations!

CMR SWNT

AlN Nano Plate Resonator with integrated Carbon Nanotube Forest
Read the papers for details:

M. Rinaldi, C. Zuniga, N. Sinha, M. Taheri, S. M. Khamis, A. T. Johnson, and G. Piazza, Gravimetric Chemical Sensor Based on the Direct Integration of SWNTs on AlN Contour-Mode MEMS Resonators, Proceedings of the IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium 2008, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 18-21 May 2008, pg, 443-448.

Outstanding Paper Award at Transducers 2015

 Zhenyun holding the award certificate with Prof. Rinaldi at Dena’ina Convention Center, Anchorage, AK. June 25, 2015

The paper Z. Qian, Y. Hui, F. Liu, S. Kar and M. Rinaldi, 1.27 GHz Graphene-Aluminum Nitride Nano Plate Resonant Infrared Detector has been honored as a winner of the Outstanding Paper Award at the 18th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (Transducers 2015) on June 21-25, 2015 in Anchorage, Alaska, USA.

Congratulations!

Sensor Array

AlN Nano Plate Resonant Sensor Array and CMOS Electronic Readout

Read the papers for more details:

M. Rinaldi, C. Zuniga, B. Duick, and G. Piazza, “Use of a Single Multiplexed CMOS Oscillator As Direct Frequency Read-Out for an Array of Eight AlN Contour-Mode NEMS Resonant Sensors”, Proceedings of the IEEE Sensors Conference 2010, Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA, 1-4 November 2010, pg. 2666-2670. Download Here

M. Rinaldi, C. Zuniga and G. Piazza, ss-DNA Functionalized Array of AlN Contour-Mode NEMS Resonant Sensors with Single CMOS Multiplexed Oscillator for sub-ppb Detection of Volatile Organic Chemicals, Proceedings of the 24th IEEE Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS 2011), Cancun, Mexico, 23-27 January 2011, pg. 976-979.

Our first group photo

This is the photo we took for ECE 2012 annual report.

From left to right: Prof. Matteo Rinaldi, Shahrokh Saeedi, Dr. Yu Hui, Raúl Vyas, Zhenyun Qian.

(Shahrokh left our group at the end of summer 2012, Raúl Vyas graduated in May 2014, Dr. Yu Hui graduated in May 2015)

See details of our current group members

Graphene electrode for piezoelectric NEMS resonators

Schematic illustration in layers view of a contour-extensional mode AlN NEMS resonator, where the top electrode is fabricated using a single-atomic-layer graphene sheet.
Graphene Massless Electrode (more…)

Matteo receives the DARPA Young Faculty Award

July 30th 2012, Matteo receives the DARPA Young Faculty Award in Arlington, VA.

From left to right: Dr. Thomas Lee Director of the DARPA Microsystems Technology Office (MTO), Dr. Matteo Rinaldi, Dr. William Casebeer DARPA YFA Program Manager.

Go to the press release

10GHz Resonator

10 GHz AlN Nano Plate Resonator
Read the paper for details:

M. Rinaldi, C. Zuniga, and G. Piazza, “5-10 GHz AlN Contour-Mode Nanoelectromechanical Resonators”, Proceedings of the 22nd IEEE Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS 2009), Sorrento, Italy, 24-28 January 2009, pg. 916-919. Download Here

Jul 24

Gwendolyn passed her thesis defense

Gwendolyn successfully defended her Master’s thesis “Monolithic Integration of Phase Change Materials and Aluminum Nitride Contour-Mode Resonators to Enable Reconfigurable Resonators” on July 24 2015. Her committee members are: Prof. Matteo Rinaldi, Prof. Nicol McGruer, and Prof. Marvin Onabajo. She will continue to pursue her PhD degree here at Northeastern.

Congratulations!

Permanent link to this article: http://www.northeastern.edu/nemslab/2015/07/gwendolyn-passed-her-thesis-defense/

Jul 22

Matteo receives IEEE Sensors Council 2015 Early Career Award

Matteo has been selected as the recipient of the IEEE Sensors Council 2015 Early Career (Young Professional) Award “for outstanding contributions to novel multi-functional piezoelectric micro and nano electro mechanical resonant sensors”. The IEEE Sensors Council Young Professional Award is given annually to promote, recognize, and support contributions from young professional members within the fields of interest of the IEEE Sensors Council.

Congratulations!

Permanent link to this article: http://www.northeastern.edu/nemslab/2015/07/matteo-receives-ieee-sensors-council-2015-early-career-award/

Jul 21

Eric passed his thesis defense

Eric successfully defended his Master’s thesis “Analysis of the Combined Mode Resonance in Aluminum Nitride MEMS Resonators” on July 20 2015. His committee members are: Prof. Matteo Rinaldi, Stephen Bart, and Prof. Marvin Onabajo.

Congratulations!

Permanent link to this article: http://www.northeastern.edu/nemslab/2015/07/eric-passed-his-thesis-defense/

Jul 17

Paper accepted for presentation at IEEE Sensors 2015

The paper Z. Qian, Y. Hui, F. Liu, S. Kar and M. Rinaldi, Chemical Sensing Based on Graphene-Aluminum Nitride Nano Plate Resonators, has been accepted for Lecture presentation at IEEE Sensors 2015, to be held in Busan, South Korea from November 1-4, 2015.
Cheers!

Permanent link to this article: http://www.northeastern.edu/nemslab/2015/07/paper-accepted-for-presentation-at-ieee-sensors-2015/

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