Justin Zito will defend his dissertation, entitled "Investigation of Microscale Dielectric Barrier Discharge Plasma Devices" on Wednesday July 17th at 2:00 pm, in Larsen 234. Refreshments will be provided.
David Arnold's Research Group
This Friday at 11:30 am, we will have a presentation by Ololade Oniku on "Magnetic patterning of hard magnetic films for biomagnetic applications." This will be a practice talk for Ololade's upcoming conference and fellow IMGers are invited to provide constructive inputs for the presentation. The talk will be followed by the IMG BBQ at noon.
Yuan Rao will defend her dissertation, entitled "Input-powered Interface Circuits for Electrodynamic Vibrational Energy Harvesting Systems" at 9:30AM, on Wednesday, April 24th, in NRF 115. All are invited to attend. Breakfast snacks will be provided.
Kelly McEachern (first-year PhD student) and Zachary Kaufman (graduating undergraduate student) were each awarded the prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Please join me in congratulating both!
Dr. David Arnold was selected as one of four recipients of the 2012-13 Doctoral Dissertation Advisor/Mentoring Award by the College of Engineering. This award encourages and rewards excellence, innovation and effectiveness in mentoring doctoral students through their final dissertation.
Dr. David Arnold has joined the editorial board of the Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, a leading journal in the field of MEMS/microsystem technology. More information about this journal can be found here.
Shashank Sawant will defend his dissertation proposal, titled "Design, Fabrication and Characterization of Micro-Electrodynamic Zero-Net-Mass-Flux Actuators" at 9:00am on Monday, December 10, in LAR 234. Refreshment will be provided.
IMG will be well-represented at the upcoming Hilton Head Workshop in June. This workshop is the preeminent microsystems meeting in North America, with an acceptance rate of only 46%. Congratulations to the following authors:
- J. Meloy, J. Sells, V. Chandrasekharan, J. Griffin, L.N. Cattafesta, D.P. Arnold, and M. Sheplak, “Experimental Verification of a Capacitive Shear Stress Sensor for Low-Speed Wind Tunnel Applications” (Poster)
- C.D. Meyer, S.S. Bedair, B.C. Morgan, D.P. Arnold "Ultra-miniaturized power converter modules using micromachined copper scaffolds" (Oral)
- S. R. Samuelson, and H. Xie, “A Large Piston Displacement MEMS Mirror With Electrothermal Ladder Actuator Arrays for Fourier Transform Spectroscopy Applications” (Poster)
- V. Tseng, and H. Xie, “A Novel High-Density Capacitor Design and Its Fabrication Technique Based On Selective Etching" (Poster)
- J.C. Zito, R.J. Durscher, J. Soni, S. Roy, and D. P. Arnold "Mechano-fluidic characterization of microscale dielectric barrier discharge plasma actuators" (Oral)
Congratulations to Zak Kaufman for being selected as a Goldwater Scholar! The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship is awarded to approximately 300 college sophomores and juniors across the nation. Universities are only allowed to nominate four undergraduate students to compete for the final scholarship. This makes it the most prestigious award for undergraduate students in the fields of science and engineering. The scholarship is awarded based on the nominee's field of study, career objectives, and the potential for the student to make a significant contribution to his or her field.
MIT Professor Dr. Jeffrey Lang will review the accomplishments of, and the lessons learned from, twenty five years of research on the development of micro-fabricated motors and generators.
This is an excellent seminar for those who are interested in MEMS. The talk will involve aspects of electromechanics, electrostatics, magnetics, air bearings, microfabrication, and power electronics. A full abstract of the talk and Dr. Lang's biosketch is attached.