People

Director

  • 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 80 publications in the aforementioned research areas and also holds 2 patents and more than 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, 2015 and 2017 (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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Administrative Assistant

  • Fiona Morgan

Email: f.morgan<at>northeastern.edu

 
 
 
 
 
 

Research Scientists

Post-Doctoral Researchers

  • Dr. Zhenyun Qian

BS: Southeast University, Nanjing, China
MS: Northeastern University, Boston, MA
PhD: Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Email: qian<at>ece.neu.edu
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PhD students

  • Gwendolyn Hummel

BS: Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
MS: Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Email: hummel.gw<at>husky.neu.edu
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Ongoing project: Reconfigurable RF MEMS Components

 

  • Vageeswar Rajaram

BTech: Amrita School of Engineering, India
MS: Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Email: rajaram.v<at>husky.neu.edu
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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>husky.neu.edu
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Ongoing project: Aluminum Nitride Cross-Sectional Lamé Mode Resonators

 

  • Ryan Sungho Kang

Ryan Kang

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

Email: kang.su<at>husky.neu.edu
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Ongoing project: Ultrathin and Narrowband Plamonic IR Absorbers

 
 

  • Yao Yu

Ryan Kang

BS: University of Science and Technology, Beijing, China
MS: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Email: yu.yao1<at>husky.neu.edu
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Ongoing project: Piezoelectric MEMS Circulators

 

  • Sila Deniz Calisgan

BS: Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.

Email: calisgan.s<at>husky.neu.edu
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  • Michele Pirro

BS: Politecnico di Torino
MS: Politenico di Torino, Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble & École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne ( joint degree)

Email: pirro.m<at>husky.neu.edu
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Ongoing project: Piezoelectric MEMS Circulators

 

  • Bernard Herrera

Bernard

BS: San Francisco de Quito University, Ecuador
MS: Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Email: herrerasoukup.b<at>husky.neu.edu
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Ongoing project: Piezoelectric Micromachined Ultrasound Transducers

 

  • Flavius Pop

BS: Polytechnical University of Udine, Italy
MS: Polytechnical University of Udine, Italy

Email: pop.f<at>husky.neu.edu
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Ongoing project: Piezoelectric MEMS Circulators

 

  • Piotr Kulik

BS: Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ
MS: Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ

Email: kulik.p<at>husky.neu.edu
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Ongoing project: Piezoelectric MEMS Circulators

 

Master students

 

Undergraduates

 

Visiting Scholars

  • Giuseppe Michetti

Giuseppe

BS: Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Email: giuseppe.michetti<a>mail.polimi.it
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Alumni

  • Shahrokh Saeedi (currently Post-doc 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)
  • Dr. Tao Wu (Post-doc 2017, currently professor at ShanghaiTech University)
  • Dr. Cristian Cassella (Research Scientist 2017, currently at Broadcom)
  • Emmanouil Mandrakis (Visiting Scholar 2017, currently M.S. student at EPFL Lausanne)

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