Michael Ruppert received the best thesis award

Congratulations to Michael Ruppert for receiving University of Newcastle’s Award for Higher Degree by Research Excellence for his thesis titled: “Self-Sensing, Estimation and Control in Multifrequency Atomic Force Microscopy”

Professor Moheimani to present a plenary lecture at ACODS 2018

Professor Moheimani will be presenting a plenary lecture at ACODS 2018, IFAC International Conference on Advances in Control and Optimization of Dynamical Systems. The conference will be held on February 18-22, 2018 in Hyderabad, India. The talk will be concerned with the LDCN’s work on control system design for atomically precise manufacturing (APM).

LDCN’s on-chip AFM research featured in IEEE Spectrum

LDCN’s recent development of a silicon-on-insulator MEMS-based atomic force microscope has recently been featured in IEEE Spectrum in the article New Paradigm in Microscopy: Atomic Force Microscope on a Chip. The article highlights the group’s latest results from their ongoing research in on-chip atomic force microscopy, which has led to the development of a single-chip MEMS device designed for tapping-mode AFM that features an in-plane scanner and an integrated microcantilever with piezoelectric actuation and sensing. Further details about the on-chip AFM are reported in IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems.

LDCN to host distinguished academic visitors

At the invitation of LDCN, a number of control systems experts will visit UT Dallas this fall. The first visitor will be Professor Richard Braatz (MIT), who will present a seminar at UT Dallas on September 19.

Other visitors who are scheduled to visit this fall include:

  • Professor Santosh Devasia (UW)
  • Professor Murti Salapaka (UMN)
  • Professor Robert Skelton (TAMU)
  • Professor David Trumper (MIT)

Professor Graham Goodwin presents invited seminar at UT Dallas

LDCN was pleased to invite Professor Graham Goodwin from The University of Newcastle, Australia, as a visitor to UT Dallas during summer. An internationally renowned expert in the field of control systems, Professor Goodwin presented a seminar titled Sampled-Data Models for Control, which was well received by student and faculty members of the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science.