Reza Moheimani gives talk at IMA Quantum and Nano Control workshop

Professor Reza Moheimani was one of the featured speakers at the IMA Quantum and Nano Control workshop, held on April 11-15 at the University of Minnesota.

The workshop was designed to bring together scientists, engineers, and mathematicians to identify new challenges regarding the probing and manipulation of matter at the atomic and subatomic scale, and the tools used to address them. Professor Moheimani’s presentation details LDCN’s ongoing research in the field of high-speed on-chip atomic force microscopy, with a recording of the talk being available to view here.

LDCN paper highlighted in IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems

A recent paper authored by Mohammad Maroufi, Anthony Fowler, and Reza Moheimani has been highlighted in the current issue of the IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems. The article “MEMS Nanopositioner for On-Chip Atomic Force Microscopy: A Serial Kinematic Design” has been identified as a paper of particularly high quality, and has been made available for open access for a limited time at the following link.

Postdoctoral research position available

A postdoctoral research position within LDCN is currently available. The project is a collaborative effort with Zyvex Labs and is aimed at improving the performance of Zyvex Lab’s atomically-precise manufacturing system by developing innovative estimation and control design methods for STM-based lithography.

Further information

LDCN receives funding under DARPA program

LDCN has received funding under the DARPA program Atoms to Product (A2P). The goal of the program is to develop the technologies and processes required to assemble nanometer-scale pieces, whose dimensions are near the size of atoms, into systems, components, or materials that are at least millimeter-scale in size.

The A2P program is led by Zyvex Labs, a Dallas-based company, and involves close collaborations with Rice University, The University of Texas at Austin, Systine Inc., and ICSPI.

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Reza Moheimani named Editor-in-Chief of Mechatronics journal

Professor Reza Moheimani has been named the Editor-of-Chief of IFAC journal Mechatronics, and will commence this new role in January 2016.

Mechatronics aims to provide rapid publication of topical papers featuring practical developments that combine precision mechanical engineering, electronic control, and systems thinking. The journal seeks to provide an emphasis on applied research, and attracts a readership from across the industrial and research spectrum.

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LDCN joins The University of Texas at Dallas

The Laboratory for Dynamics and Control of Nanosystems has moved to join The University of Texas at Dallas. UT Dallas is a highly innovative institution located in the heart of North Texas, USA, and is undergoing rapid growth as part of its vision to achieve Tier One national research university status.

LDCN will be operating as a part of the Department of Mechanical Engineering within the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science, and joins a strong group of world-class researchers. This move will provide LDCN with exciting new research opportunities within the field of nanotechnology, supported by a new research laboratory featuring state-of-the art equipment.

Zürich Instruments Awards Student Travel Grant

Michael Ruppert from the University of Newcastle, Australia, receives a student travel grant from Zürich Instruments AG (Switzerland),  for the work on atomic-force microscopy, where an HF2LI Lock-in Amplifier was used to verify the model of the tip-sample interaction: “Direct Tip-Sample Force Estimation for High-Speed Dynamic Mode Atomic Force Microscopy”, IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, vol 13:6.

The Zürich Instruments student travel grant was awarded in 2015 for the first time to acknowledge the importance of meeting other scientists around the world. Michael will use the grant to visit the NC-AFM annual conference 2016.

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Dr. Yuen Yong receives awards for research excellence

Dr. Yuen Yong has been announced as a winner of two prestigious awards from the University of Newcastle, the Pro Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research Performance, and the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Research Excellence. These awards recognise Dr. Yong’s outstanding research contributions, and she is now a candidate for the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Researcher of the Year.

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