Dr. Bharath Bhikkaji visits LDCNS for 3 months of collaborative research.
Aaron Hammond has commenced working toward his Ph.D with LDCNS after graduating from the University of Newcastle in 2009. His research will be in the areas of MEMS and nanopositioning.
Reza Moheimani has received the IEEE Control Systems Society’s “2009 Control Systems Technology Award” for collaborative work done with IBM Zurich Research Labs.
Workshop on Dynamics and Control of Micro- and Nanoscale Systems, to be held in Zurich, Dec. 10-11, 2009 is co-organized with IBM Zurich Research Labs and is sponsored by IBM. It will be held on campus of ZRL. The program can be reached here.
A Joint Study Agreement has been signed with IBM Zurich Research Lab. The purpose of the research program is to develop new methodologies for fast nanopositioning.
The paper: A. J. fleming and S. O. R. Moheimani, “Sensorless Vibration Suppression and Scan Compensation for Piezoelectric Tube Nanopositioners”. IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Volume 14, Number 1, page 33–44 – January 2006, has been put on the list of Highly Cited Papers in Engineering
The paper: S. O. R. Moheimani, A survey of recent innovations in vibration damping and control using shunted piezoelectric transducers. IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Volume 11, Number 4, page 482–494 – July 2003, has been put on the list of Highly Cited Papers in Engineering
The article, “Invited Review Article: Accurate and fast nanopositioning with piezoelectric tube scanners: Emerging trends and future challenges,” published in Review of Scientific Instruments 79, 071101 (2008), has been selected for the August 4, 2008 issue of Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology. The Virtual Journal, which is published by the American Institute of Physics and the American Physical Society in cooperation with numerous other societies and publishers, is an edited compilation of links to articles from participating publishers, covering a focused area of frontier research. You can access the Virtual Journal at http://www.vjnano.org — You can download the review article from here. The review article was also featured on the cover of Review of Scientific Instruments — You can see the cover here.
The paper, “Design, Analysis and Control of a Fast Nanopositioning Stage” co-authored by Yuen Yong, Sumeet Aphale and Reza Moheimani was selected as a finalist paper for the 2008 IEEE/ASME Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics Conference Best Paper Award.