Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Phone: +1 765 49-45630
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering/Michigan State University/2007; M.S., Mechanical Engineering/Michigan State University/2004; B.S. Mechanical Engineering/Michigan State University/2002
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.