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2015

December 1, 2015. 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.

September 25, 2015. James Magarian, Prof. Matson and Prof. White had a paper accepted to the Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering.

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 press, 2015

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.

August 24, 2015. Niko Kastor and Max Hill had a paper accepted to the New Frontiers and Applications for Soft Robotics workshop at the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2015):

Nikolas Kastor, Maxwell Hill, Vishesh Vikas, Robert D. White and Barry Trimmer, "Semi-autonomous Soft Robotic Platform for Terrestrial Locomotion" in the workshop on New Frontiers and Applications for Soft Robotics at the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2015), Hamburg, Germany, September 28 - October 03, 2015.

July 16, 2015. Max Hill successfully defended his Masters thesis "Robotic Communication and Ssing Using Structural Vibration in Natural Waveguides"

June 29, 2015. Max Hill's paper was accepted to IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2015):

Maxwell Hill, Prasong Mekdara, Barry Trimmer, Robert David White, "Structural Vibration for Robotic Communication and Sensing on One-Dimensional Structures" in the 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2015), Hamburg, Germany, September 28 - October 03, 2015.

June 23, 2015. Max Hill and Niko Kastor presented posters at the Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines (AMAM 2015) workshop:

Maxwell Hill, Prasong Mekdara, Barry Trimmer, and Robert David White, "Structural Vibration for Robotic Communication and Sensing on One-Dimensional Structures", in the 7th International Symposium on Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines (AMAM 2015), Cambridge, MA, June 21-25, 2015.

Nikolas Kastor, Jeffrey S. Guasto, and Robert D. White, "A Synthetic Microswimmer with an Acoustically-Actuated Flagellum", in the 7th International Symposium on Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines (AMAM 2015), Cambridge, MA, June 21-25, 2015.

June 19, 2015. A provisional patent was filed on Niko Kastor's microswimmer:

Robert D. White, Nikolas Kastor, Jeffrey S. Guasto and Nicolas Waisbord, "Flagellum Driven Microswimmer", US provisional patent application Serial No. 62/181,890, filed June 19, 2015.

May 5, 2015. MS student Peter Lewis presented a poster, and Prof. White gave a talk, at the International Microelectronics and Packaging Society (iMAPS) New England Chapter 42nd Symposium and Expo:

Peter Lewis, Parshant Kumar, Robert D. White, and Brian R. Smith, "Deposition Characteristics and Electrical Properties of Silver and CNT Inks Deposited by Aerosol Jet", at the International Microelectronics and Packaging Society (iMAPS) New England Chapter 42nd Symposium and Expo, Boxborough, Massachusetts, May 5, 2015.

White, R. D., "Aerodynamic Testing of MEMS Surface Sensors", at the International Microelectronics and Packaging Society (iMAPS) New England Chapter 42nd Symposium and Expo, Boxborough, Massachusetts, May 5, 2015.

April 5, 2015. Max Hill and Niko Kastor's papers were accepted to the Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines (AMAM 2015) workshop:

Maxwell Hill, Prasong Mekdara, Barry Trimmer, and Robert David White, "Structural Vibration for Robotic Communication and Sensing on One-Dimensional Structures", in the 7th International Symposium on Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines (AMAM 2015), Cambridge, MA, June 21-25, 2015.

Nikolas Kastor, Jeffrey S. Guasto, and Robert D. White, "A Synthetic Microswimmer with an Acoustically-Actuated Flagellum", in the 7th International Symposium on Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines (AMAM 2015), Cambridge, MA, June 21-25, 2015.

March 5, 2015. Max Hill submitted a paper to the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2015):

Maxwell Hill, Prasong Mekdara, Barry Trimmer, Robert David White, "Structural Vibration for Robotic Communication and Sensing on One-Dimensional Structures" submitted to the 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Hamburg, Germany, September 28 - October 03, 2015. Submitted March 5, 2015

October 29-30, 2014. Two papers were presented by Dominic Guri and Chris Penny at the Acoustical Society of America Meeting in Indianapolis:

Dominic Guri and Robert D. White, "Signal Processing for Velocity and Range Measurement using a Micromachined Ultrasound Transducer" at the 168th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Undergraduate Research Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana, October 28, 2014.

Devyn P. Curley, Zachary A. Hanan, Dan Luo, Christopher W. Penny, Christopher F. Rodriguez, Paul D Lehrman, Chris B. Rogers, Robert D. White, "Experimental Investigation of Crash Cymbal Acoustic Quality", 168th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Indianapolis, Indiana, October 30, 2014.

October 24, 2014. A US patent was submitted on our MEMS shear sensor technology

Robert D. White and Zhengxin Zhao, "Shear Sensor Array", US application number PCT/US2014/522653, filed October 24, 2014. Claims the benefit of U.S. provisional application Serial No. 61/895,802, filed October 25, 2013.

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