Birck Nanotechnology Center

Jeffrey Rhoads

Stach

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

 

Contact Information:

Phone: +1 765 49-45630
E-mail: jfrhoads@purdue.edu

 

Education:

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering/Michigan State University/2007; M.S., Mechanical Engineering/Michigan State University/2004; B.S. Mechanical Engineering/Michigan State University/2002

 

Research Interests:

Micro/Nanoelectromechanical Systems (MEMS/NEMS); Micro/Nanoscale Resonators and Oscillators; Micro/Nanoscale Sensors; Radio-Frequency (RF) MEMS/NEMS; Predictive Design of MEMS/NEMS; Parametrically-Excited and Parametrically-Amplified Systems; Nonlinear Dynamics and Vibration

 

Research Impact Statement:

Our research group specializes in the modeling, analysis, predictive design, and experimental characterization of resonant micro/nanosystems (MEMS/NEMS), and other small-scale dynamical systems. Specific areas of interest include insolated micro/nanoresonators which exhibit distinct nonlinear behavior; coupled micro/nanosystems which exhibit complex collective behaviors, such as mode localization or synchronization; and micro/nanoscale systems which exploit parametric phenomenon, such as parametric resonance or parametric amplification. The impact of our research is felt in application spaces spanning from small-scale chemical and biological (mass) sensing to electromechanical signal processing and signal amplification.

 

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