Professor Reza Moheimani

Professor and James Von Ehr Distinguished Chair

Reza Moheimani joined the University of Texas at Dallas in 2015, where he established and directs the Laboratory for Dynamics and Control of Nanosystems in the Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science. He currently holds the James Von Ehr Distinguished Chair in Science and Technology, and is a Professor in the Department of Systems Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Prior to joining the UTD, he was a Professor and Australian Research Council Future Fellow in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Newcastle, Australia. During his 17 years with University of Newcastle, he established a research program in the area of high-precision mechatronic systems with significant national and international collaborations and served as Associate Director of Centre for Complex Dynamic Systems and Control (CDSC), an Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence.

His research has ranged across many areas including robust control theory and robust state estimation of uncertain dynamic systems, applications of control and estimation in smart structures, active control of noise and vibration, and control of high-precision mechatronic systems. His current research interests include ultrahigh-precision mechatronic systems, with a particular emphasis on dynamics and control at the nanometer scale, including applications of control and estimation in nanopositioning systems for high-speed scanning probe microscopy and nanomanufacturing, modeling and control of microcantilever-based devices, control of microactuators in microelectromechanical systems, and design, modeling, and control of micromachined nanopositioners for on-chip scanning probe microscopy. Dr. Moheimani has published over 300 reviewed articles and 5 books and edited volumes.

 

Education:

1996 Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, University of New South Wales, Australia
1993 MEngSc in Electrical Engineering (Majoring in Systems and Control), University of New South Wales, Australia
1990 B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Shiraz University, Iran

 

Awards and Honors:

2022 ASME Fellow Award
2020 ASME Charles Stark Draper Innovative Practice Award
2018 IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology Outstanding Paper Award
2014 IFAC Nathaniel B. Nichols Medal
2013 IFAC Mechatronic Systems Award
2011 IEEE Fellow Award
2011 IFAC Fellow Award
2009 IEEE Control Systems Technology Award
2007 IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology Outstanding Paper Award
2007 Institute of Physics, UK, Fellow Award

 

Journal Editorial Positions:

2016-2021 Mechatronics, Editor-in-Chief
2013 IEEE Control Systems Magazine, Guest Editor
2012 IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Guest Editor
2010-2014 IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Associate Editor
2007 IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Guest Editor
2007 Control Engineering Practice, Guest Editor
2005 IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Guest Editor
2005 Control Engineering Practice, Guest Editor
2004-2011 IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Associate Editor
2002-2004 Control Engineering Practice, Associate Editor
2002-2012 International Journal of Control, Automation and Systems, Associate Editor
2001 IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Guest Editor

 

Chairing of Conferences:

2015 IEEE Conference on Systems and Control, September 21-23, 2015, Sydney, Australia, Program Chair
2013 IEEE/ASME Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, July 9-12, 2013, Wollongong, Australia, Program Chair
2012 IFAC Symposium on Mechatronic Systems, September 13-15, 2010, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, Program Co-Chair
2012 2nd Workshop on Dynamics and Control of Micro and Naoscale Systems, February 2012, Newcastle, Australia, Program Chair
2004 IFAC Symposium on Mechatronic Systems, September 2004, Sydney, Australia, International Program Committee Chair
2000 Robust Control Workshop, December 2000, Newcastle, Australia, Organizing Committee Chair

 

PhD Students Graduated:

2021 Dr. Nastaran Nikooienejad
2018 Dr. Farid Tajaddodianfar
2017 Dr. Michael Ruppert
2016 Dr. Steven Moore
2016 Dr. Mohammad Maroufi
2015 Dr. Busara Piryanont
2014 Dr. Kai Karvinen
2014 Dr. Ali Mohammadi
2014 Dr. Sachin Wadikhaye
2014 Dr. Anthony Fowler
2012 Dr. Matthew Fairbairn
2010 Dr. Iskandar Mahmood
2004 Dr. Sam Behrens
2003 Dr. Andrew Fleming
2002 Dr. Dunant Halim

 


Journal Articles

H. M. Nasrabadi; M. Mahdavi; M. Soleymaniha; S. O. R. Moheimani

High resolution atomic force microscopy with an active piezoelectric microcantilever Journal Article

In: Review of Scientific Instruments, vol. 93, iss. 7, pp. 073706, 2022.

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A. Alipour; E. Fowler; S. O. R. Moheimani; J. H. G. Owen; J. N. Randall

Atomic-resolution lithography with an on-chip scanning tunneling microscope Journal Article

In: Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B , vol. 40, pp. 030603 (5pp), 2022.

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N. Nikooienejad; S. O. R. Moheimani

Convex Synthesis of SNI Controllers Based on Frequency-Domain Data: MEMS Nanopositioner Example Journal Article

In: IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, vol. 30, no. 2 , pp. 767-778, 2022.

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H. M. Nasrabadi; M. Mahdavi; S. O. R. Moheimani

Q Control of an AFM Microcantilever with Double-Stack AlN Sensors and Actuators Journal Article

In: IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 22, no. 5, pp. 3957-3964, 2022.

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A. Alipour; S. O. R. Moheimani; J. H. G. Owen; E. Fuchs; J. N. Randall

Atomic precision imaging with an on-chip STM integrated into a commercial UHV STM system Journal Article

In: Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B , vol. 39, no. 4, 2021.

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H. Alemansour; S. O. R. Moheimani; J. H. G. Owen; J. N. Randall; E. Fuchs

An ultra-fast method for scanning tunneling spectroscopy Journal Article

In: Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B , vol. 39, no. 4, 2021.

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A. Alipour; M. B. Coskun; S. O. R. Moheimani

A MEMS nanopositioner with integrated tip for scanning tunneling microscopy Journal Article

In: IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems , vol. 30, no. 2 , pp. 271 – 280, 2021.

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M. Mahdavi; H. M. Nasrabadi; M. Soleymaniha; S. O. R. Moheimani

Modal Actuation and Sensing with an Active AFM Cantilever Journal Article

In: IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 21, no. 7, pp. 8950–8959, 2021.

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H. Alemansour; S. O. R. Moheimani; J. H. G. Owen; E. Fuchs; J. N. Randall

High signal-to-noise ratio differential conductance spectroscopy Journal Article

In: Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B , vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 010601 (5pp), 2021.

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N. Nikooienejad; M. Maroufi; S. O. R. Moheimani

Iterative Learning Control for Video-rate Atomic Force Microscopy Journal Article

In: IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 2127 - 2138, 2020.

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M. Mahdavi; N. Nikooienejad; S. O. R. Moheimani

AFM microcantilever with a collocated AlN sensor-actuator pair: enabling efficient Q-control for dynamic imaging Journal Article

In: IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol. 29, no. 5, pp. 661 - 668, 2020.

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H. Alemansour; S. O. R. Moheimani; J. H. G. Owen; J. N. Randall; E. Fuchs

Controlled removal of hydrogen atoms from H-terminated silicon surfaces Journal Article

In: Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B , vol. 38, no. 4, pp. 040601, 2020.

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M. Maroufi; H. Alemansour; S. O. R. Moheimani

A High Dynamic Range Closed-Loop Stiffness-Adjustable MEMS Force Sensor Journal Article

In: IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 397 - 407, 2020.

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M. Mahdavi; M. B. Coskun; S. O. R. Moheimani

High Dynamic Range AFM Cantilever with A Collocated Piezoelectric Actuator-Sensor Pair Journal Article

In: IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems , vol. 29, no. 21, pp. 260–267, 2020.

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M. Maroufi; N. Nikooienejad; M. Mahdavi; S. O. R. Moheimani

SOI-MEMS Bulk Piezoresistive Displacement Sensor: A Comparative Study of Readout Circuits Journal Article

In: IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 43–53, 2020.

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N. Nikooienejad; A. Alipour; M. Maroufi; S. O. R. Moheimani

Video-Rate Non-Raster AFM Imaging with Cycloid Trajectory Journal Article

In: IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, vol. 28, no. 21, pp. 436 - 447, 2020.

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F. Tajaddodianfar; S. O. R. Moheimani; J. N. Randall

Scanning Tunneling Microscope Control: A Self-Tuning PI Controller Based on Online Local Barrier Height Estimation Journal Article

In: IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, vol. 27, no. 5, pp. 2004 - 2015, 2019.

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M. B. Coskun; H. Alemansour; A. G. Fowler; M. Maroufi; S. O. R. Moheimani

Q Control of an Active AFM CantileverWith Differential Sensing Configuration Journal Article

In: IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, vol. 27, no. 5, pp. 2271 - 2278, 2019.

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A. Alipour; M. B. Coskun; S. O. R. Moheimani

A High Bandwidth Microelectromechanical System-Based Nanopositioner for Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Journal Article

In: Review of Scientific Instruments, vol. 90, no. 7, pp. 073706, 2019.

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N. Nikooienejad; M. Maroufi; S. O. R. Moheimani

Rosette-scan video-rate atomic force microscopy: Trajectory patterning and control design Journal Article

In: Review of Scientific Instruments, vol. 90, pp. 073702 (10pp), 2019.

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M. Maroufi; H. Alemansour; M. B. Coskun; S. O. R. Moheimani

An Adjustable-stiffness MEMS Force Sensor: Design, Characterization, and Control Journal Article

In: Mechatronics, vol. 56, pp. 198–210, 2018.

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J. N. Randall; J. Owen; J. Lake; R. Saini; E. Fuchs; M. Mahdavi; S. O. R. Moheimani; B. Carrion-Schaefer

Highly parallel scanning tunneling microscope based hydrogen depassivation lithography Journal Article

In: Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B, Nanotechnology and Microelectronics, vol. 36, no. 6, pp. 06JL05, 2018.

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I. R. Petersen; S. O. R. Moheimani

Special Issue on Recent Emerging Technologies in Atomic Force Microscopy Journal Article

In: Asian Journal of Control, vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 1315–-1316, 2018.

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A. Bazaei; Z. Chen; Y. K. Yong; S. O. R. Moheimani

A novel state transformation approach to tracking of piecewise linear trajectories Journal Article

In: IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 128–138, 2018.

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F. Tajaddodianfar; S. O. R. Moheimani; J. Owen; J. N. Randall

On the effect of local barrier height in scanning tunneling microscopy: Measurement methods and control implications Journal Article

In: Review of Scientific Instruments, vol. 89, no. 1, pp. 013701, 2018.

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M. B. Coskun; A. G. Fowler; M. Maroufi; S. O. R. Moheimani

On-Chip Feedthrough Cancellation Methods for Microfabricated AFM Cantilevers with Integrated Piezoelectric Transducers Journal Article

In: IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol. 26, no. 6, pp. 1287 – 1297, 2017.

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D. Dong; S. O. R. Moheimani; V. Ugrinovskii

The Ian Petersen 60th Birthday Workshop [Conference Reports] Journal Article

In: Control Systems Magazine, vol. 37, no. 5, pp. 93–94, 2017.

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M. Maroufi; A. G. Fowler; S. O. R. Moheimani

MEMS for Nanopositioning: Design and Applications Journal Article

In: IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 469–500, 2017.

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M. G. Ruppert; D. M. Harcombe; M. R. P. Ragazzon; S. O. R. Moheimani; A. J. Fleming

A Review of Demodulation Techniques for Amplitude Modulation Atomic Force Microscopy Journal Article

In: Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology, vol. 8, pp. 1407–1426, 2017.

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M. Maroufi; S. O. R. Moheimani

An SOI-MEMS Piezoelectric Torsional Stage with Bulk Piezoresistive Sensors Journal Article

In: IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 17, no. 10, pp. 3030–3040, 2017.

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A. Bazaei; Y. K. Yong; S. O. R. Moheimani

Combining Spiral Scanning and Internal Model Control for Sequential AFM Imaging at Video Rate Journal Article

In: IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 371–380, 2017.

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M. G. Ruppert; A. G. Fowler; M. Maroufi; S. O. R. Moheimani

On-Chip Dynamic Mode Atomic Force Microscopy: A Silicon-on-Insulator MEMS Approach Journal Article

In: IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 215 - 225, 2017.

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A. G. Fowler; S. O. R. Moheimani

A 4-DOF MEMS Energy Harvester Using Ultrasonic Excitation Journal Article

In: IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 16, no. 21, pp. 7774–7783, 2016.

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A. Bazaei; M. Maroufi; A. G. Fowler; S. O. R. Moheimani

Internal Model Control for Spiral Trajectory Tracking with MEMS AFM Scanners Journal Article

In: IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, vol. 24, no. 5, pp. 1717–1728, 2016.

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M. G. Ruppert; S. O. R. Moheimani

Multimode Q Control in Tapping-Mode AFM: Enabling Imaging on Higher Flexural Eigenmodes Journal Article

In: IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 1149–1159, 2016.

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M. Maroufi; S. O. R. Moheimani

A 2DOF SOI-MEMS Nanopositioner with Tilted Flexure Bulk Piezoresistive Displacement Sensors Journal Article

In: IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 16, no. 7, pp. 1908–1917, 2016.

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M. G. Ruppert; D. M. Harcombe; S. O. R. Moheimani

High-Bandwidth Demodulation in Multifrequency AFM: A Kalman Filtering Approach Journal Article

In: IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 2016, (Accepted for Publication).

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M. G. Ruppert; S. O. R. Moheimani

High-bandwidth multimode self-sensing in bimodal atomic force microscopy Journal Article

In: Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology, vol. 7, no. 287--295, pp. 284–295, 2016, ISBN: :10.3762/bjnano.7.26.

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A. Bazaei; M. Maroufi; S. O. R. Moheimani

On the modeling of tilted fixed-guided flexible beams under tension Journal Article

In: Acta Mechanica, vol. 227, no. 2, pp. 333–352, 2016.

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M. G. Ruppert; K. S. Karvinen; S. Wiggins; S. O. R. Moheimani

A Kalman Filter for Amplitude Estimation in High-Speed Dynamic Mode Atomic Force Microscopy Journal Article

In: IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 276–284, 2016.

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M. Maroufi; A. G. Fowler; S. O. R. Moheimani

MEMS Nanopositioner for On-Chip Atomic Force Microscopy: A Serial Kinematic Design Journal Article

In: IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol. 24, no. 6, pp. 1730–1740, 2015.

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M. Maroufi; A. Bazaei; A. Mohammadi; S. O. R. Moheimani

Tilted Beam Piezoresistive Displacement Sensor: Design, Modeling, and Characterization Journal Article

In: IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol. 24, no. 5, pp. 1594–1604, 2015.

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S. I. Moore; M. B. Coskun; T. Alan; A. Neild; S. O. R. Moheimani

Feedback Controlled MEMS Force Sensor for Characterization of Microcantilevers Journal Article

In: IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 1092–1101, 2015.

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S. I. Moore; S. O. R. Moheimani

Vibration Control With MEMS Electrostatic Drives: A Self-Sensing Approach Journal Article

In: IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 1237-1244, 2015.

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A. G. Fowler; M. Maroufi; S. O. R. Moheimani

A Silicon-on-Insulator MEMS Probe Scanner for On-Chip Atomic Force Microscopy Journal Article

In: Review of Scientific Instruments, vol. 86, no. 4, pp. 046107, 2015.

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I. R. Petersen; S. O. R. Moheimani

The 2015 IEEE Multiconference on Systems and Control [Conference Report] Journal Article

In: vol. 36, no. 2, pp. 124–126, 2015.

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M. Maroufi; A. Bazaei; S. O. R. Moheimani

A High-Bandwidth MEMS Nanopositioner for On-Chip AFM: Design, Characterization, and Control Journal Article

In: IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 504-512, 2015.

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Y. K. Yong; S. O. R. Moheimani

Collocated Z-axis Control of a High-Speed Nanopositioner for Video-rate Atomic Force Microscopy Journal Article

In: IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 338–345, 2015.

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A. Mohammadi; S. O. R. Moheimani; M. Yuce

Parallel Averaging for Thermal Noise Mitigation in MEMS Electrothermal Displacement Sensors Journal Article

In: IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 4-6, 2015.

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M. Maroufi; A. G. Fowler; A. Bazaei; S. O. R. Moheimani

High-Stroke Silicon-on-Insulator MEMS Nanopositioner: Control Design for Non-Raster Scan AFM Journal Article

In: Review of Scientific Instruments, vol. 86, no. 2, pp. 023705 (12pp), 2015.

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