About Michael Ruppert

Michael Ruppert is a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the School of Electrical Engineering and Computing. His research interests include the control, estimation and self-sensing of microelectromechanical (MEMS) systems such as piezoelectric microcantilever and nanopositioning systems for multifrequency and single-chip atomic force microscopy.

Natã wins Second Place in University 3 Minute Thesis Competition

Congratulations to Natã Franco Soares De Bem, who placed Second during the University wide 3 Minute Thesis Competition Finals. With only 3 minutes and 1 slide, Natã convincingly explained his research and its significance in a language tailored to the general public. The force was stong within him, when Natã gave his talk on the [...]

Marc Chaigneau: NanoRaman – Correlated Tip-Enhanced Optical Spectroscopy and SPM

Date & VenueTuesday, 17 July 2019, 1:00pmEF122 Figure: AFM topographic, TERS and surface potential images of WSe2 flakes. AbstractRaman spectroscopy and confocal Raman microscopy have already proved to be essential characterization tools in many areas of advanced research, with a number of these applications extending into industry. As time moves on, new applications that are [...]

Two Best Conference Paper Award Nominations at MARSS 2019

Two papers from the Precision Mechatronics Lab group have been nominated for best conference paper awards at the 2019 International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS): Multivariable model-less feedforward control of a monolithic nanopositioning stage with FIR filter inversion, M. Omidbeikea, A.A. Eielsenb, Y.K. Yonga, A.J. Fleminga ,aUniversity of Newcastle, AU; [...]

Luke McCourt: Two Photon Near Field Lithography

Date & Venue Tuesday, 26 March 2019, 3:00pm EF122 Abstract The next generation of integrated circuits will be mass produced using extreme ultra violet lithography (EUV). The short wavelength light sources and optical masks required are prohibitively expensive with commercial systems costing upwards of $1M. Furthermore, the optical masks are unique to each IC design. [...]

Rudolf Seethaler: High Speed Motion Control Applications in the Automotive Industry

Date & VenueFriday, 08 March 2019, 02:00pmEF122 Abstract Motion control has been used in automation applications such as numerically controlled machine tools for many years.  With the advent of low cost microelectronics, motion control has spread into new products that often require extremely high performance position control.  Examples of this are hard drives head positioning, [...]

Dr Michael Ruppert receives IEEE Best Paper Award

Dr Michael Ruppert attended the IEEE Control Systems Society Awards Ceremony at the 2018 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control in Miami, Florida, on December 18, 2018, to accept the Outstanding Paper Award from the journal IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology. This journal is widely accepted as the premier scientific journal in control engineering, [...]

Special Session on Micro and Nano Precision Mechatronics at the 2019 MARSS Conference, Helsinki, Finland, 1-5 July 2019

Join us at a special session at the 2019 International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS) conference, with the goal of bringing together researchers and engineers to advance the state-of-the-art in design and control of micro and nano precision mechatronic systems. The sessions will focus on novel mechanical designs, dynamic analysis [...]

Arnfinn Eielsen: Dithering Techniques: New Results and Applications

Date & VenueMonday, 21 January 2019, 01:00pmEF122 Abstract   In non-linear systems where some form of averaging is present (inertia) or can be introduced (low-pass filter), it can sometimes be beneficial to purposefully introduce an additional noise or disturbance signal. This signal is known as dither, and the combination of a dither signal and averaging [...]