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May 3, 2017. Camille Mbayo presents her undergraduate research project "Measurement of Stress-Strain Curves in an Open Cell Polyurethane Foam" at the ME94 poster session.
May 2, 2017. Two papers were presented by graduate students Daniela Torres and Nikolas Kastor at the 44th iMAPS (international microelectronics assembly and packaging society) New England Symposium and Expo. Both papers won best student paper awards!!!
Daniela A. Torres, S.C Barron, A. Kopa, M.R Miller, A.P Magyar,
P.H. Lewis, M.W. Meinhold, C.L. Gray and R.D White, "Fabrication and
Characterization of Novel Low Inductance Micro-Coaxial Cables", in the
44th iMAPS New England Symposium and Expo, Boxborough, MA, May 2,
2017. [Best Student Paper Award #1]
Nikolas Kastor and Robert D. White, "Fabrication of Conformal Electronics Packaging with Microfluidic Eutectic Metal Interconnects", in the 44th iMAPS New England Symposium and Expo, Boxborough, MA, May 2, 2017. [Best Student Paper Award #2]
April 28, 2017. Prof. White received the "Faculty Teaching and Mentoring Award" for the School of Engineering as recommended by the Graduate Student Council.
April 10, 2017. Xinyu "Henry" Shi will join the group this summer as a Research Assistant working on ultrasound transducers for our NASA program "A Simplified Martian Acoustic Anemometer".
March 27, 2017. Camille Mbayo was selected as a Tufts Summer Scholar and will work in the lab this summer on "Aluminum Nitride as a Stepping-stone for Scandium Doped Aluminum Nitride".
March 2017. Our contract with Vesper MEMS for "Scandium Doped Aluminum Nitride as a Material for MEMS Acoustic Sensors" was Ammended with additional funds to extend the contract through September.
February 2017. National Institute for Aerospace subcontract from NASA "MEMS Surface Shear Sensors" awarded to the group.
Sept 29, 2016. Paper published by Prof. Zenyuk and graduate student Dinesh Sabarirajan using ALD platinum from our lab for fuel cell electrode arrays:
Dinesh C. Sabarirajan, James Vlahakis, Robert D. White, Iryna
V. Zenyuk, "Electrochemical Characterization of Free-standing Platinum
Nanoelectrode Array Using Atomic Layer Deposition for Polymer
Electrolyte Fuel Cells", Transactions of the Electrochemical Society,
75(14) pp. 747-255, 2016.
Sept 1, 2016. Daniela Torres and Kevin Ligonde are now graduate students in the group, working as Draper Fellows at Draper Labs and pursuing their MS degrees with us.
May 5, 2016. Undergraduate student Kevin Ligonde defended his Bachelors of Science thesis.
Gardy Kevin Ligonde, "Capacitive Micromachined Ultrasound Transducers for Martian Anemometry", Bachelors of Science Thesis, Tufts University, May 5, 2016.
May 4, 2016. Undergraduate student Daniela Torres defended her Bachelors of Science thesis.
Daniela Torres, "MEMS Shear Sensor", Bachelors of Science Thesis, Tufts University, May 4, 2016.
May 2, 2016. PhD student Nikolas Kastor, MS student Peter Lewis, and Prof. White all gave talks at the 43rd IMAPS (international microelectronics assembly and packaging society) New England Symposium.
Nikolas Kastor and Robert D. White, "Liquid Metal Interconnects
for Conformable Sensor Packaging Enabling Inertial Measurements of
Animals and Soft Robots" in the 43rd iMAPS New England Symposium and
Expo, Boxborough, MA, May 3, 2016.
Robert D. White, Peter Lewis, and Brian Smith "Packaging of MEMS
for Aerodynamic Measurements" in the 43rd iMAPS New England Symposium
and Expo, Boxborough, MA, May 3, 2016. Invited talk.
Peter Lewis, Brian Smith and Robert D. White,"Printed Transceiver
Circuit for System-on-chip Sensor and Processor" in the 43rd iMAPS New
England Symposium and Expo, Boxborough, MA, May 3, 2016.
April 25, 2016. PhD candidate Nikolas Kastor joins a group of
Tufts students from Mechanical Engineering, Biology and Computer
Science at Soft Robotics Week 2016 in Livorno Italy. The students
have 3 devices that will compete in the RoboSoft
Grand Challenge - two in the Terrestrial Race event, and 1 in the
April 20, 2016. Graduate student Peter Lewis defended his Masters of Science thesis.
Lewis, P. "Aerosol Jet Deposited Conductors and Dielectrics for
Rapid Fabrication of Heterogeneous Electronic Systems", M.S. Thesis,
Tufts University, May 2016. LINK
to the thesis at the Tufts library.
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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