Matthew Fairbairn awarded PhD degree

June 2013

Congratulations to Dr. Matthew Fairbairn, who has fulfilled the requirements of the PhD degree with his thesis titled “Feedback Control of the Atomic Force Microscope Microcantilever for Improved Imaging”. Matthew remains a member of the LDCN and is currently undertaking postdoctoral research.

Anthony Fowler wins faculty Three Minute Thesis competition

May 2013

Congratulations to Anthony Fowler, who has won the Three Minute Thesis competition hosted by the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment with his talk titled “Energy Harvesting via Microelectromechanical Systems”. Anthony now advances to the University of Newcastle final, held on 26 July.

Michael Ruppert starts his PhD

April 2013

Michael Ruppert has commenced his PhD studies at LDCN. His research is related to the utilization of system theoretic tools in Multi-Frequency Atomic Force Microscopy and multi modal Q-control of cantilevers.

Reza Moheimani receives IFAC Mechatronic Systems Award

April 2013

Congratulations to Professor Reza Moheimani, who has been awarded the Mechatronic Systems Award by the IFAC Technical Committee on Mechatronic Systems. The award recognises his “outstanding contributions to design, fabrication, modeling and control of mechatronic systems for investigation and engineering of matter at the nanometer scale”, and was presented at the IFAC Mechatronics ’13 Symposium, held in Hangzhou, China, April 10-12.

Dr Yuen Yong awarded an Australian Research Council DECRA fellowship

November 2012

Dr Yuen Yong has been awarded a prestigious Australian Research Council DECRA fellowship for “Design, modelling and advanced control of high performance nanopositioners for atomic force microscopy”. Congratulations to Dr Yong for receiving this prestigious fellowship.