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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Program Manager

Wenjun Zhang

BS: University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, China
PhD: Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Email: w.zhang<at>northeastern.edu
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Administrative Assistant

Fiona Morgan

Email: f.morgan<at>northeastern.edu

Research Faculty

Prof. 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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Post-Doctoral Researchers

Luca Colombo

BS: Politecnico di Milano, Italy
MS: Politecnico di Milano, Italy
PhD: Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA

Email: l.colombo<at>northeastern.edu
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Ph.D. Students/Candidates

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: Ultra-Low Power MEMS Infrared and Chemical sensors

Ryan Sungho Kang

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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

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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Ongoing project: Sensors and RF Components based on Micromechanical Relay

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

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 (pMUTs)

Flavius Pop

Flavius Pop

BSc: University of Udine (Italy)
MSc: University of Udine (Italy) & EISEE Paris (France)

Email: pop.f<at>husky.neu.edu
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Ongoing project: Piezoelectric Micromachined Ultrasound Transducers (pMUTs)

Giuseppe Michetti

BS: Politecnico di Milano, Italy
MS: Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Email: michetti.g<at>husky.neu.edu
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Ongoing project: Piezoelectric MEMS Circulators

Antea Risso

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

Email: risso.a<at>husky.neu.edu
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Ongoing project: MEMS IR Sensors for Smart Farming

Mika (Meruyert) Assylbekova

BS: Boston University, Boston, MA

Email: assylbekova.m<at>husky.neu.edu
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Ongoing project: Aluminum Nitride Resonators for Wireless Communications

Master Students

Xuanhang (Charles) Wu

BS: Jilin University (China)

Email: wu.xuan<at>husky.neu.edu
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Ongoing project: TDB

Undergraduates

Visiting Scholars

Jiaxing Cheng

BSc: Nanchang University College of Science and Technology (China)
MSc: Southwest Forestry University (China)
PhD: Southeast University (China)

Email: cheng.jiax<at>husky.neu.edu
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Ongoing project: TDB

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 Electrical Staff Engineer at Skyworks Solutions)
  • Eric Walther-Grant (M.S. 2015, currently Electrical Engineer at BAE Systems)
  • Dr. Tao Wu (Post-doc 2017, currently professor at ShanghaiTech University)
  • Emmanouil Mandrakis (Visiting Scholar 2017, currently M.S. student at EPFL Lausanne)
  • Dr. Gwendolyn Hummel (Ph.D. 2018, currently post-doc at Sandia National Laboratories)
  • Dr. Cristian Cassella (Research Scientist 2018, currently assistant professor at Northeastern University)
  • Dr. Guofeng Chen (Ph.D. 2018, currently MEMS Designer at Skyworks Solutions)

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