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/

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/

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/

Paper accepted for presentation at EFTF-IFCS 2017

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 accepted for oral presentation at the 2017 European Frequency and Time Forum & International Frequency Control Symposium (IFCS-EFTF 2017), to be held on July 9 – July 13, 2017 in Besancon, France. The paper has also been selected as a finalist for the Student Paper Competition.

Cheers!

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4 papers accepted for presentation at Transducers 2017

The following 4 papers have been accepted for presentation at the 19th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (Transducers 2017) to be held on June 18-22, 2017 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

  1. S. Kang, Z. Qian, V. Rajaram, A. Alù, and M. Rinaldi, Ultra Narrowband Infrared Absorbers for Omni-Directional and Polarization Insensitive Multi-Spectral Sensing Microsystems”;
  2. V. Rajaram, Z. Qian, S. Kang, C. Cassella, N. McGruer and M. Rinaldi, “Microelectromechanical Detector of Infrared Spectral Signatures with Near-Zero Standby Power Consumption”;
  3. C. Cassella, G. Chen, T. Wu, Z. Qian, and M. Rinaldi, “Low Impedance Arrays of Coupled Cross-Sectional Lamé Mode Resonators with High Figure of Merit in Excess of 100”;
  4. T. Wu, G. Chen, Z. Qian, W. Zhu, M. Rinaldi, and N. McGruer, “A Microelectromechanical AlN Resoswitch for RF Receiver Application”.

Cheers!

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