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.

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!

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

Zhenyun passed his dissertation defense

Zhenyun Qian successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation “Micro and Nano Electromechanical Systems for
Near-Zero Power Infrared Detection” on April 21, 2017. He will stay in our group as a Post-Doctoral Researcher starting in May.

From left to right in the photo taken after the defense: Dr. Zhenyun Qian, Prof. Matteo Rinaldi, Prof. Swastik Kar,
Prof. Nick McGruer, and Prof. Yongming Liu.

Congratulations!!

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)

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.

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.

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…)

Best Student Paper Award at EFTF-IFCS 2017

Zhenyun (the second from right) holding the award certificate with another award winner (Ruochen Lu from UIUC, the third from right), UFFC president (Prof. Clark T.-C. Nguyen from UC Berkeley, the first from right) and conference organizers.

The paper Z. Qian, V. Rajaram, S. Kang and M. Rinaldi, “NEMS Infrared Detectors based on High Quality Factor 50 nm Thick AlN Nano-Plate Resonators”, has been honored as a winner of the Best Student Paper at the 2017 European Frequency and Time Forum & International Frequency Control Symposium (IFCS-EFTF 2017) on July 12, 2017 in Besancon, France.

Cheers!

Jul 17

Best Student Paper Award at EFTF-IFCS 2017

Zhenyun (the second from right) holding the award certificate with another award winner (Ruochen Lu from UIUC, the third from right), UFFC president (Prof. Clark T.-C. Nguyen from UC Berkeley, the first from right) and conference organizers.

The paper Z. Qian, V. Rajaram, S. Kang and M. Rinaldi, “NEMS Infrared Detectors based on High Quality Factor 50 nm Thick AlN Nano-Plate Resonators”, has been honored as a winner of the Best Student Paper at the 2017 European Frequency and Time Forum & International Frequency Control Symposium (IFCS-EFTF 2017) on July 12, 2017 in Besancon, France.

Cheers!

Permanent link to this article: https://web.northeastern.edu/nemslab/2017/07/best-student-paper-award-at-eftf-ifcs-2017/

Jun 25

Matteo is promoted to Associate Professor

Prof. Matteo Rinaldi is promoted to Associate Professor with tenure! Cheers!

Permanent link to this article: https://web.northeastern.edu/nemslab/2017/06/matteo-is-promoted-to-associate-professor/

Jun 23

Paper accepted for publication in Nature Nanotechnology

Our paper Z. Qian, S. Kang, V. Rajaram, C. Cassella, N. E. McGruer, and M. Rinaldi, “Zero Power Infrared Digitizers Based on Plasmonically-enhanced Micromechanical Photoswitches”, has been accepted for publication in Nature Nanotechnology!

Congratulations!

Permanent link to this article: https://web.northeastern.edu/nemslab/2017/06/paper-accepted-for-publication-in-nature-nanotechnology/

May 25

4 papers accepted for presentation at Napa workshop 2017

The following 4 papers have been accepted for presentation at the 2017 Napa Microsystems Workshop to be held on August 21-23, 2017 in Napa, California, USA.

  1. S. Kang, V. Rajaram, Z. Qian, N. McGruer and M. Rinaldi, “Zero-Power Multispectral Infrared Digitizer Based on Optically Actuated Micromechanical Switch”;
  2. Y. Yu, D. Sounas, C. Cassella, Z. Qian, A. Kord, A. Alu and M. Rinaldi, “Microelectromechanical Resonant Circulator (MIRC) Based on Modulating MEMS Resonators Using RF Switches”;
  3. G. Chen, C. Cassella, T. Wu, Z. Qian, and M. Rinaldi, “Aluminum Nitride Cross-Sectional Lamé-Mode Resonators with Figure-of-Merit >134 and Frequency Tunability of 70 MHz/µm”;
  4. T. Wu, G. Chen, M. Assylbekova and N. McGruer, “Nonlinear Switching Behavior of Folded AlN Resoswitches”.

Cheers!

Permanent link to this article: https://web.northeastern.edu/nemslab/2017/05/4-papers-accepted-for-presentation-at-napa-workshop-2017/

Apr 22

Zhenyun passed his dissertation defense

Zhenyun Qian successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation “Micro and Nano Electromechanical Systems for
Near-Zero Power Infrared Detection” on April 21, 2017. He will stay in our group as a Post-Doctoral Researcher starting in May.

From left to right in the photo taken after the defense: Dr. Zhenyun Qian, Prof. Matteo Rinaldi, Prof. Swastik Kar,
Prof. Nick McGruer, and Prof. Yongming Liu.

Congratulations!!

Permanent link to this article: https://web.northeastern.edu/nemslab/2017/04/zhenyun-passed-his-dissertation-defense/

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