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.

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, […]

Luke McCourt: Two Photon Near Field Lithography

Date & Venue
Tuesday, 26 March 2019, 3:00pm

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. Two photon near […]

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 […]

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, […]

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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 […]

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 […]

ARC Funding Success

Prof Andrew Fleming, A/Prof Yuen Yong and Dr Michael Ruppert from the Precision Mechatronics Lab contributed to securing a $438,000 ARC Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF) grant for A femtosecond laser micromachining facility for a wide range of materials at the University of Griffith.
With the benefit of the facility’s unique capabilities, the research […]

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The Art of Problem Solving Exhibition, Newcastle Museum

The Precision Mechatronics Lab is showcasing some of their research on Microelectromechanical sytems (MEMS) related to high-resolution atomic force microscopy at the The Art of Problem Solving at the Newcastle Museum. The exhibition showcases UON’s most exciting engineering and computing innovations – like sensor gloves that teach sign language, a heart rate monitor for […]

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Mark Balenzuela: Accurate Gaussian Mixture Model Smoothing using a Two-Filter Approach

Date & Venue
Tuesday, 04 December 2018, 11:00am

Gaussian Mixtures (GMs) can be used as a universal density approximator. As such, they can capture multimodal, skewed, and heavy-tailed characteristics of densities describing dynamic behaviour, which appear throughout finance, robotics, and fault detection. In this seminar, we consider smoothing for a class of state-space models where linear […]

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Jarrad Courts – Larger Scale Nonlinear State space System Identification

Date & Venue
Thursday, 01 November 2018, 02:00PM

System identification for large scale continuous time nonlinear state space models, as common in mechatronics applications, remains a challenging task. Existing system identification methods can be deficient for complex nonlinear problems and computationally do not scale well on large problems, the focus of this work is to alleviate […]