Our work on graphene electrodes for piezoelectric NEMS resonators was featured in a recent Spotlight article on Nanowerk.com! The article, titled Graphene electrodes revolutionize the scaling of piezoelectric NEMS resonators, explains how an atomically thin graphene sheet can be used as an massless electrode in piezoelectric NEMS resonators for ultimate scaling. Check it out!
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.
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.
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
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)
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.
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.
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.
Permanent link to this article: http://www.northeastern.edu/nemslab/2015/06/nanowerk/
Dr. Rinaldi seeks outstanding candidates to fill one Post-Doctoral position in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northeastern University. The candidate will be working on research projects related to the design, fabrication and testing of plasmonically enhanced microelectromechanical devices and their integration into an ultra-low power digitizing sensor microsystem. For more information, please click here.
Permanent link to this article: http://www.northeastern.edu/nemslab/2015/06/post-doc-position-in-physical-sensor-microsystems/
The paper Z. Qian, F. Liu, Y. Hui, S. Kar and M. Rinaldi, Graphene as a Massless Electrode for Ultra-high-frequency Piezoelectric Nano Electro Mechanical Systems has been accepted for publication in Nano Letters.
Permanent link to this article: http://www.northeastern.edu/nemslab/2015/06/paper-accepted-for-publication-in-nano-letters/
Yu successfully defended his PhD dissertation “Aluminum Nitride Piezoelectric Microelectromechanical Resonant Physical Sensors” on April 24 2015. He will join Vesper as a senior MEMS design engineer starting from this summer.
Congratulations and good luck at Vesper!
Permanent link to this article: http://www.northeastern.edu/nemslab/2015/04/yu-hui-passed-his-dissertation-defense/
Vageeswar successfully defended his Master’s thesis “Uncooled MEMS IR Sensors for Miniaturized and Low Power Spectroscopy” on April 24 2015. He will continue to pursue his PhD degree here at Northeastern starting from this fall.
Permanent link to this article: http://www.northeastern.edu/nemslab/2015/04/vageeswar-passed-his-thesis-defense/