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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 […]

By |August 28th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Dr Michael Ruppert wins best conference paper award at MARSS2019

Dr Michael G Ruppert from the Precision Mechatronics Lab has won the best conference paper award at the 2019 International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS)

Model-based Q Factor control for photothermally excited microcantilevers, M.G. Rupperta, B.S. Routleya, A.J. Fleminga, Y.K. Yonga, G.E. Fantnerb,aUniversity of Newcastle, AU; bÉcole polytechnique fédérale de […]

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, […]

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, […]

By |February 22nd, 2019|News|0 Comments

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 […]

By |January 7th, 2019|News|0 Comments

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 […]

By |December 9th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Invited speaker at the NSW Minister’s Future Economy Breakfast event on Quantum and Nanotech

A/Prof Yuen Yong was invited to present the PML research work at the NSW Minister’s Future Economy Breakfast event on Quantum and Nanotech, held at the Sydney Nanosicence Hub on 8th June 2018. The purpose of the event was to promote the need for further government support for quantum and nanotechnology research. The event […]

By |July 18th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Best Student Paper Award Finalist at IEEE AIM 2018

Congratulations to Meysam Omidbeike who was a finalist for the best student paper award at IEEE Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics in Auckland, July 2018.

By |July 17th, 2018|News|0 Comments

PhD Nanopositioning and Piezoelectric Mechatronics

A PhD scholarship is available for a student to join the Precision and Nanopositioning project at the University of Newcastle. The project involves the design and control of piezoelectric nanopositioning devices, including micro-cantilevers and XYZ scanners with sub-nanometer accuracy for Atomic Force Microscopy applications.

The successful candidate will have access to the state-of-the-art laboratory facilities […]

Best Paper Finalist at MARSS Conference 2018

This article presents a new method for abitrary placement of higher eigenmodes of cantilevers for atomic force microscopy. The article is among 4 finalists for the best conference paper award at the International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales which will be held in Nagoya, Japan on the 4th to 8th […]