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

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.

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

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…)

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.

Jul 09

Yukang passed his thesis defense

Yukang successfully defended his Master’s thesis “Tunable Meta-material absorber design with Aluminum Nitride micro actuator and split ring resonators” on July 9 2014. He will continue to pursue his PhD degree at The University of Virginia starting from this fall.
Congratulations and good luck at Charlottesville!

Permanent link to this article: http://www.northeastern.edu/nemslab/2014/07/yukang-passed-his-thesis-defense/

Jun 23

Raul passed his thesis defense

Raul Vyas successfully defended his Master’s thesis “ALUMINUM NITRIDE MEMS RESONANT THERMAL BIOSENSORS” on June 23 2014. He will continue to pursue his PhD degree at Duke University starting from this fall.
Congratulations and good luck at Duke!

Permanent link to this article: http://www.northeastern.edu/nemslab/2014/06/raul-passed-his-thesis-defense/

Jun 20

Paper accepted for oral presentation in IEEE SENSORS 2014

The paper Z. Qian, R. Vyas, Y. Hui and M. Rinaldi, “High Resolution Calorimetric Sensing based on Aluminum Nitride MEMS Resonant Thermal Detectors” has been accepted for lecture presentation at IEEE SENSORS 2014, to be held in Valencia, Spain from November 2-5, 2014.

Cheers!

Permanent link to this article: http://www.northeastern.edu/nemslab/2014/06/paper-accepted-for-oral-presentation-in-ieee-sensors-2014/

Jun 06

Paper accepted for oral presentation in 2014 IEEE IUS

The paper G. Hummel, Y. Hui and M. Rinaldi, “Reconfigurable Mode of Vibration in AlN MEMS Resonators Using Phase Change Materials” has been accepted as oral presentation during the 2014 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS), Chicago, Illinois, September 3-6, 2014.

Cheers!

Permanent link to this article: http://www.northeastern.edu/nemslab/2014/06/paper-accepted-for-oral-presentation-in-2014-ieee-ius/

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