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.


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


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.

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…)

2015 Group Photo

NSNS Group photo 2015

We are excited to have many new members on board this year!
From left to right: Sungho (Ryan) Kang, Dr. Cristian Cassella, Vageeswar Rajaram, Zhenyun Qian, Prof. Matteo Rinaldi, Dr. Yu Hui, Gwendolyn Hummel, Guofeng Chen, Dr. Tao Wu.
(Taken on Oct. 27 in Northeastern campus)

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.

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.


Feb 17

Papers accepted for presentation at IFCS 2016

The paper Z. Qian, Y. Hui and M. Rinaldi “Effects of Volume Scaling in AlN Nano Plate Resonators on Quality Factor” and the paper G. Chen, C. Cassella, Z. Qian, G. Hummel and M. Rinaldi, “Aluminum Nitride Cross-Sectional Lamé Mode Resonators With 300 MHz Lithographic Tuning Capability and High kt2>4%” have been accepted for oral presentation at the 2016 IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium, to be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA from May 9-12, 2016.


Permanent link to this article: http://www.northeastern.edu/nemslab/2016/02/papers-accepted-for-presentation-at-ifcs-2016/

Feb 16

Paper accepted for presentation at IMS 2016

The paper C. Cassella and M. Rinaldi, “Cross-Sectional Lamé Mode Contiguous Filters For Next-Generation LTE Advanced Platforms”, has been accepted for presentation at 2016 IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS 2016) to be held in San Francisco, California, 22-27 May 2016.


Permanent link to this article: http://www.northeastern.edu/nemslab/2016/02/paper-accepted-for-presentation-at-ims-2016/

Feb 15

Research page update

We have recently updated our research page including an overview of our group’s work and detailed information of each project. Check it out!

Permanent link to this article: http://www.northeastern.edu/nemslab/2016/02/research-page-update/

Jan 25

Gwendolyn on ECE Innovation Quarterly Spotlights

Gwendolyn was recently interviewed by ECE Innovation Quarterly Spotlights. Read her story here!

Permanent link to this article: http://www.northeastern.edu/nemslab/2016/01/gwendolyn-on-ece-innovation-quarterly-spotlights/

Dec 23

Paper accepted for publication in JMEMS

The paper C. Cassella, Y. Hui, Z. Qian, G. Hummel and M. Rinaldi, “Aluminum Nitride Cross-Sectional Lame Mode Resonators” has been accepted for publication in the IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems (JMEMS).


Permanent link to this article: http://www.northeastern.edu/nemslab/2015/12/paper-accepted-for-publication-in-jmems-3/

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