Events

Linlin Li: Tracking control of the scanner for high-speed scanning of the AFM

Date & Venue Tuesday, 04 February 2020, 04:00pm EF122  Abstract The Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) has emerged as an indispensable research tool in the development of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Piezoelectrically actuated nanopositioning stages are widely employed in AFMs to realize accurate the positioning of the sample-to-be-scanned, due to several performance advantages such as fine resolution, [...]

Harm Schepens: Ultrasonic Orthopaedic Implant Release

Date & Venue Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 02:00pm EF122  Abstract In order to recover from fractures suffered in the limbs, intramedullary (IM) rods are inserted into the bone marrow canal. When in place, the IM rods ensure proper alignment of the fracture which allows the bone to heal naturally. However the removal of IM rods [...]

Thomas Schön: Sequential Monte Carlo and Deep Regression

Date & Venue Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 11:00am EF122  Abstract This talk has two (for now) loosely connected parts: In the first part we aim to provide intuition for the key mechanisms underlying the sequential Monte Carlo (SMC) method (including the popular particle filters and smoothers). SMC provide approximate solutions to integration problems where there [...]

Michael Ruppert: Design and Control of Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMs)

Date & Venue:Monday, 25 November 2019, 03:00pmEF122 Abstract:The microcantilever is a precision microelectromechanical systems (MEMs) device and an integral component of a myriad of systems which have collectively enabled the steady progress in nanotechnology over the past three decades. It is a key component and sits at the heart of a variety of instruments for [...]

Matheus S. Xavier – Experimental Characterisation of Hydraulic Fiber-Reinforced Soft Actuators for Worm-Like Robots

Date & Venue:Tuesday, 29 October 2019EF122 Abstract: This article describes the design and fabrication of fiber-reinforced soft actuators for a worm-like robot designed to operate inside constrained tubes. The actuators include bending, extension and torsion. These actuators are experimentally characterised by measuring the deflection versus applied pressure. The results demonstrate that fiber wrapping pattern, geometry [...]

Micromechatronic Systems at IFAC World Congress, 2020

Join us for the open track sessions on Modeling, Identification, Estimation and Control in Micromechatronic Systems, at IFAC World Congress 2020, in Berlin, Germany. Organizers: Prof Helon Vicente Hultmann Ayala, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, BrazilProf Tom Oomen, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands Prof Andrew Fleming, University of Newcastle, Australia, Prof Micky [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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