Mechanical Engineering Micro Systems

Our research activity focuses on modeling of micro actuators and design of innovative devices with tailored properties. Typical fruits of our work are posted on our Research page. We are eagerly seeking collaboration and if you have interesting problems or challenges we would love to hear about them.

Recent JMEMS publication

A new Mechanical Battery

We implemented a proof-of-concept device of a Mechanical Battery. In this rechargeable battery electric energy is partially stored in elastic potential rather than in chemical potential as common rechargeable batteries.

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Recent JMEMS publication

 

Dynamically Balanced Folded-Beam Suspensions

We discovered that although the folded-beam suspension is intended to be a linear spring by design, its harmonic response is essentially nonlinear. We explain why this occurs and propose a solution for the problem.

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Recent JMEMS publication

A Classic Parametric Resonator

We present a MEMS realization of a classic parametric resonator. This parametric resonator is ideal in the sense that the electrostatic stiffness, which may be time modulated, is not affected by motion.

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DEPLOF font

Curved fonts, drastically inflate the size of layout files. Also, when text is etched in SOI, bits of letters fly off during BOX release.
To overcome both issues I have designed the DEPLOF font - which I am the first to admit is profoundly ugly.


This font is free for non-profit use.

 

DownloadDEPLOF font