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  • Prof. Matteo Rinaldi

Matteo Rinaldi received his first-level (B.S.) and second-level (M.Sc.) Laurea degrees in Electronic Engineering (summa cum laude) from the University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy, in 2004 and 2007, respectively, and his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, in 2010.

He joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at Northeastern University as an Assistant Professor in the Spring 2012 semester.

Dr. Rinaldi’s research interests primarily include Micro/Nano Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS/NEMS) devices with particular emphasis on piezoelectric NEMS sensors for physical, chemical and biological detection, Radio Frequency MEMS/NEMS devices, micro/nano fabrication techniques and integration of MEMS/NEMS devices with electronics.

He has authored more than 40 publications in the aforementioned research areas and also holds 8 device patent applications in the field of micro/nano mechanical resonant devices.

Dr. Rinaldi was the recipient of the DARPA Young Faculty award class of 2012. He received the Best Student Paper Award at the 2009 and 2011 IEEE International Frequency Control Symposiums. In March 2011 he was awarded with the S. J. Stein Prize for his superior achievements in the field of new or unique materials or applications for materials in electronics.

Dr. Rinaldi has been elected a member of the IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control Society (UFFC) Administrative Committee (AdCom) for a three-year term 1 January 2013 – 31 December 2015.

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PhD students

  • Yu Hui

BE: Xidian University, Shaanxi, China

ME: Institute of Microelectronics of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Email: yu.hui.cas<at>

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Ongoing project: Aluminum Nitride (AlN) Nano Plate Resonant Physical Detectors



  • Zhenyun Qian

BSEE: Southeast University, Nanjing, China

MSEE: Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Email: qian.z<at>

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



  • Gwendolyn Hummel

BSEE: Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL

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Master students

  • Eric Walther-Grant
  • Vageeswar Rajaram

BTech: Amrita School of Engineering, India

Email: rajaram.v<at>

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Ongoing project: MEMS IR sensor for microcalorimetry and IR spectrometry




  • Mingrui Jia

BE: Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China

BM: Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China

Email: jia.mi<at>

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Ongoing project: Aluminum Nitride (AlN) Nano Plate Resonant DUV Detectors





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)

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