Monty Rivers on March 9th, 2015 successfully defended his Ph.D. Thesis titled “Folded MEMS 3-D Structures for Inertial Measurement Applications”. Congratulations to Dr. Rivers!
Joan Giner accepted an offer from Hitachi Research Center, Tokyo, Japan. Joan has been with the MicroSystems Lab for 2 years.
Brent Simon accepted an offer from Fairchild Semiconductor, San Jose, California. Brent has been with the Microsystems Lab for 6 years.
The Folded IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) prototypes are on display at the exhibit “Tools: Extending Our Reach” of the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York, NY.Samples were prepared by Alexandra and Jeffrey.[Link]
Brent Simon on October 17th, 2014 successfully defended his Ph.D. Thesis titled ” Mode Ordering in Anti-Phase Driven MEMS Gyroscopes and Accelerometers”. Congratulations to Dr. Simon!
MEMS Journal published an interivew with Dr.Andrei Shkel titled “An overview of High Performance MEMS based Inertial Sensors” [Link]
A new patent has been issued on October 29, 2013: ” Three-Dimensional Wafer-Scale Batch-Micromachined Sensor and Method of Fabrication for the same.[PDF]
Defense News published an article highlighting the need for inertial sensors as an alternative to GPS. [Link]
Professor Andrei Shkel has received a $300,000 National Science Foundation EAGER (EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research) Award to investigate a new approach for a high performance chip-scale magnetometer to detect weak magnetic fields such as those produced by the brain, heart and other organs.[Link]
A new patent has been issued on October 8, 2013: ” Micromachined gyroscopes with 2-DOF sense modes allowing interchangeable robust and precision operation. [PDF]