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.


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…)


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.

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.


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.

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)

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

May 02

Paper accepted for publication in JMEMS

The paper Y. Hui, T. Nan, N. X. Sun, and M. Rinaldi, “High Resolution Magnetometer based on a High Frequency Magnetoelectric MEMS-CMOS Oscillator” has been accepted for publication in IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems (JMEMS).


Permanent link to this article: http://www.northeastern.edu/nemslab/2014/05/paper-accepted-for-publication-in-jmems/

Apr 13

Matteo receives the NSF CAREER award

Matteo has received the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation (NSF)!

The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Such activities should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research.

The award comes with $400,000 in funding over a five-year period.


Permanent link to this article: http://www.northeastern.edu/nemslab/2014/04/matteo-receives-the-nsf-career-award/

Mar 10

Best Student Paper Finalists in IEEE IFCS 2014

The paper Y. Hui, T. Nan, N. Sun and M. Rinaldi Ultra-Sensitive Magnetic Field Sensor Based on a Low-Noise Magnetoelectric MEMS-CMOS Oscillator, the paper G. Hummel Y. Hui and M. Rinaldi Phase Change Material Programmable Vias for Switching and Reconfiguration of Aluminum Nitride Piezoelectric MEMS Resonators have been selected as finalists of the Best Student Paper in 2014 IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium to be held on May 19-22, 2014 in Taipei, Taiwan.


Permanent link to this article: http://www.northeastern.edu/nemslab/2014/03/best-student-paper-finalists-in-ieee-ifcs-2014/

Feb 27

Papers accepted for presentation in Hilton Head Workshop 2014

The paper G. Hummel, Y. Hui, Z. Qian and M. Rinaldi, Switchable Aluminum Nitride MEMS Resonator Using Phase Change Materials and the paper Y. Hui and M. Rinaldi, Pico-Watts Range Uncooled Infrared Detector Based on a Freestanding Piezoelectric Resonant Microplate with Nanoscale Metal Anchors both have been accepted for presentation at the 2014 Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Workshop (Hilton Head 2014), Hilton Head Island, 8-12 June 2014.


Permanent link to this article: http://www.northeastern.edu/nemslab/2014/02/papers-accepted-for-presentation-in-hilton-head-workshop-2014/

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