Dr. Zhenyun Qian received the 2017 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad. This award was established by China Scholarship Council in 2003. No more than 500 recipients are selected worldwide each year for …
Our recent work Z. Qian, S. Kang, V. Rajaram, C. Cassella, N. E. McGruer, and M. Rinaldi, “Zero-power infrared digitizers based on plasmonically enhanced micromechanical photoswitches” is featured in the cover of Nature Nanotechnology (October …
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 …
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 …
Our project “Battery-less Infrared Sensor Tags for Reliable Occupancy Sensing (BISTROS)” has been selected for the Resilience Solutions GrantAward in Northeastern’s GapFund360 program sponsored by the Global Resilience Institute. GapFund360 is a new funding program at Northeastern University (NU) overseen by the Center for Research Innovation (CRI) will help faculty researchers bridge the gap between promising lab results and commercially viable prototypes.
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We were awarded the grant “Global Grand Challenge” by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop miniaturized, maintenance-free zero-power chemical sensors for pest and disease monitoring.
“Manual surveillance is time-consuming and requires prior knowledge of disease symptoms. Automated, sensor-based crop surveillance is far more effective, but relatively expensive, and the sensors constantly consume power, making them unsuitable for low-resource settings. They will develop a low-energy sensor-based monitoring system by exploiting a recently developed technology that comprises a micromechanical switch made of two cantilever beams.”
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Our paper S. Kang, Z. Qian, V. Rajaram, S. Calisgan, A. Alu’, and M. Rinaldi, “Ultra-narrowband Metamaterial Absorbers for High Spectral Resolution Infrared Spectroscopy” has been accepted for publication in Advanced Optical Materials.
Permanent link to this article: https://web.northeastern.edu/nemslab/2018/11/paper-accepted-for-publication-in-advanced-optical-materials/
In NS&NS Lab, we are working on the development of miniaturized, low-power and high-performance sensors and radio frequency components. We focus on understanding and exploiting the fundamental properties of micromechanical structures and advanced nanomaterials to engineer new classes of micro- and nano-electromechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS) with unique and enabling features applied to the areas of chemical, physical and biological sensing and low power reconfigurable radio communication systems.
Dr. Rinaldi is currently seeking brilliant and self-motivated graduate students to join his group. Please feel free to contact him if you have interests in conducting experimental work in the broad area of MEMS/NEMS devices!