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  • Prof. Matteo Rinaldi

Matteo Rinaldi received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010. He joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at Northeastern University as an Assistant Professor in January 2012.

Dr. Rinaldi’s research focuses on understanding and exploiting the fundamental properties of micro/nanomechanical structures and advanced nanomaterials to engineer new classes of micro and nanoelectromechanical systems (M/NEMS) with unique and enabling features applied to the areas of chemical, physical and biological sensing and low power reconfigurable radio communication systems. In particular, his group has been actively working on experimental research topics and practical applications to ultra-low power MEMS/NEMS sensors (infrared, magnetic, chemical and biological), plasmonic micro and nano electromechanical devices, medical micro systems and implantable micro devices for intra-body networks, reconfigurable radio frequency devices and systems, phase change material switches, 2D material enabled micro and nano mechanical devices.

The research in Dr. Rinaldi’s group is supported by several Federal grants (including DARPA, NSF, DHS) and the Keck foundation.

Dr. Rinaldi has co-authored more than 60 publications in the aforementioned research areas and also holds 10 device patent applications in the field of MEMS/NEMS.

Dr. Rinaldi was the recipient of the IEEE Sensors Council Early Career Award in 2015, the NSF CAREER Award in 2014 and the DARPA Young Faculty Award class of 2012. He received the Best Student Paper Award at the 2009, 2011 and 2015 (with his student) IEEE International Frequency Control Symposiums and the Outstanding Paper Award at the 18th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, Transducers 2015 (with his student).

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Post-Doctoral Researchers

  • Dr. Cristian Cassella

BS: Tor Vergata University, Rome

MS: Tor Vergata University, Rome

PhD: Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh

Email: c.cassella<at>

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PhD students

  • Zhenyun Qian

BSEE: Southeast University, Nanjing, China

MSEE: Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Email: qian<at>

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Ongoing project: Graphene-Aluminum Nitride (G-AlN) NEMS resonators



  • Gwendolyn Hummel

BSEE: Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL


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Ongoing project: Reconfigurable RF MEMS Components




  • Vageeswar Rajaram

BTech: Amrita School of Engineering, India

MSEE: Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Email: rajaram.v<at>

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Ongoing project: MEMS IR Sensors for microcalorimetry and IR spectrometry



  • Guofeng Chen

Guofeng Chen

BS: Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China

MS: Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China

Email: chen.guof<at>

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Ongoing project:



  • Ryan Sungho Kang

Ryan Kang

BS: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL


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Master students

  • Bahar Fadaee



Visiting Scholars



    • Shahrokh Saeedi (currently PhD student at The University of Oklahoma)
    • Raul Vyas (M.S. 2014, currently PhD student at Duke University)
    • Yukang Feng (M.S. 2014, currently PhD student at The University of Virginia)
    • Dr. Yu Hui (Ph.D. 2015, currently senior engineer at Vesper)
    • Eric Walther-Grant (M.S. 2015)

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