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.

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.