Microscale Sensors and Systems
Areas of interest:
Micro- and Nano-electromechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS) sensors and
actuators, microfabrication processes and materials, and computational
modeling of micro-electromechanical systems. These interests are
directed towards device development and engineering science in micro-
and nano-technology, with an emphasis on acoustic sensing, wind tunnel
instrumentation, dynamic systems, and robotic systems.
Current Lab News
Old Lab News
January 7, 2016. Dr. Wang-kyung Sung officially joined the group as a postdoctoral scholar. Wang will be working on piezoelectric materials for acoustic microsystems.
December 1, 2016. Boris Raskin successfully defended his MS thesis, "Aeroelastic Characteristics of a Rapid Prototype Multi-Material Wind Tunnel Model of a Mechanically Deployable Aerodynamic Decelerator".
November 30, 2015. Dr. Wang-kyung Sung will be joining the group as a postdoctoral scholar. His visa was just approved!
October 23, 2015. Daniela Torres and Kevin Ligonde presented posters at the Northeast Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Poster Symposium.
- Kevin Ligonde and Robert D. White, "Capacitive Micromachined Ultrasound Transducers For Martian Anemometry" , presented at the Northeast Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Poster Symposium, NeLSAMP 2015, October 23, 2015.
- Daniela Torres and Robert D. White, "Fabrication of a MEMS Floating Element Shear Sensor Array for 2D Pressure Gradient and Shear Stress Sensitivity Measurements", presented at the Northeast Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Poster Symposium, NeLSAMP 2015, October 23, 2015.
October 23, 2015. Prof. White applied for a US patent with collaborators from Music and Electrical Engineering.
Paul D. Lehrman, Chris Penny, Cody Chen, Noel Hwang, Robert White, "Synthesizer with Cymbal Actuator", US patent application Serial No. 14/921,267, filed October 23, 2015.
October 20-23, 2015. Prof. White traveled to Toronto to participate in a wind tunnel test with Bombardier Aerospace at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies.
Testing of the 64 element Tufts MEMS microphone array was conducted alongside Knowles and B&K transducers.
Magarian, J., White, R. D., and Matson, D., "Real-Time Acoustic and
Pressure Characterization of Two-Phase Flow for Quality Control of
Expanded Polystyrene Injection Molding Processes", Journal of
Manufacturing Science and Engineering, accepted article, article in
September 21, 2015.
Max Hill has accepted a position at
Hstar Technologies working on
medical robots. He will take a leave of absence from the PhD program.
Good luck Max! We hope you come back.
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