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.

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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.

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…)

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!

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.

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

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

Apr 22

Best Student Paper Finalist in 2013 IEEE UFFC joint symposia

The paper Y. Hui, Z. Qian and M. Rinaldi A 2.8 GHz Combined Mode of Vibration Aluminum Nitride MEMS Resonator with High Figure of Merit Exceeding 45 has been selected as finalist of Best Student Paper in 2013 IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium – European Frequency and Time Forum (IFCS-EFTF) conference which will be part of the 2013 Joint UFFC, EFTF, and PFM Symposium to be held on July 22-25, 2013 in Prague Conventioon Center, Prague, Czech Republic. Congratulations!

Permanent link to this article: http://www.northeastern.edu/nemslab/2013/04/2013-ieee-uffc-joint-symposia-finalist/

Apr 22

Papers accepted for Oral presentation in 2013 IEEE UFFC joint symposia

The paper Y. Hui, Z. Qian and M. Rinaldi A 2.8 GHz Combined Mode of Vibration Aluminum Nitride MEMS Resonator with High Figure of Merit Exceeding 45, the paper Y. Hui and M. Rinaldi Aluminum Nitride Nano-Plate Resonant Infrared Sensor with Self-Sustained CMOS Oscillator for Nano-Watts Range Power Detection and the paper Z. Qian, Y. Hui, F. Liu, S. Kar and M. Rinaldi Single Transistor Oscillator Based on a Graphene-Aluminum Nitride Nano Plate Resonator all have been accepted for Oral presentation in 2013 IEEE UFFC joint symposia to be held on July 22-25, 2013 in Prague Conventioon Center, Prague, Czech Republic.

Congratulations!

Permanent link to this article: http://www.northeastern.edu/nemslab/2013/04/papers-accepted-for-oral-presentation-in-2013-ieee-uffc-joint-symposia/

Feb 19

Paper accepted in Applied Physics Letters

The paper Y. Hui and M. Rinadi Fast and High Resolution Thermal Detector Based on an Aluminum Nitride Piezoelectric Microelectromechanical Resonator with an Integrated Suspended Heat Absorbing Element has been accepted for publication in Applied Physics Letters.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.northeastern.edu/nemslab/2013/02/paper-accepted-in-applied-physics-letters/

Feb 15

POST-DOC POSITION on METAMATERIALS ENABLED NEMS DEVICES

Dr. Rinaldi seeks outstanding candidates to fill one Post-Doctoral position in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northeastern University. The candidates will be working on research projects related to the design and implementation of a new class of Metamaterials enabled Nano Electro Mechanical System (NEMS) devices for sensing applications. For more information, please click here!

Permanent link to this article: http://www.northeastern.edu/nemslab/2013/02/post-doc-position-on-metamaterials-enabled-nems-devices/

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