The Precision Mechatronics Lab has installed a Polytec MSA-100-3DSV-V analyzer for characterizing micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) in three dimensions. This instrument will allow new micro-sensors under development to be characterized up to frequencies of 24-MHz.
Dr. Fleming has received the 2016 Batterham Medal, an award from the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, that recognises an early career engineer who has achieved substantial peer and industry recognition in the past five years.
The medal was presented to Associate Professor Fleming by Professor Robin Batterham AO FREng FAA FTSE at the […]
Dr. Yuen Yong has received an Australian Research Council Discovery Grant ($296,000) to develop Novel Microcantilevers for Multifrequency Atomic Force Microscopy. This research will enable high-speed simultaneous imaging of multiple physical and chemical properties at the molecular and atomic scale. This project will begin in January 2017 and is funded for three years.
These Matlab files are an implementatation of the band-limited periodic reference generator described in “Optimal periodic trajectories for band-limited systems”, A. J. Fleming and A. G. Wills, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 13 (3), pp. 552-562, 2009.
The functions include: a band-limited periodic signal generator; optimal inverse filtering; and examples for visualization in simulink.
This article presents a new method for fabricating nanopositioning systems from a single layer of piezoelectric material by ultrasonic machining. The article is among 5 finalists for the best paper award at the IEEE Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics which will be held in Banff, Canada on the 12th to 15th of July.
Andrew Fleming has been appointed as an IEEE Control Systems Society representative on the IEEE Nanotechnology Council. The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) is a multi-disciplinary group whose purpose is to advance and coordinate work in the field of Nanotechnology carried out throughout the IEEE in scientific, literary and educational areas. The Council supports the […]
We are pleased to launch the new Mechatronics Specialty Section of Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering led by Chief Editors A/Prof. Andrew Fleming (University of Newcastle) and Prof. Saman Halgamuge (University of Melbourne). The section seeks to publish research on mechatronic technologies with a high societal impact including applications in fabrication, automotive, autonomous systems, imaging, control, […]
An International Research Fellowship is available to visit the Precision Mechatronics lab in 2016. The fellowship will include all travel and accommodation costs for a period between four weeks and six months. The due date is July 29, 2015. Please contact Andrew Fleming for more details.
Congratulations to Yik Teo who has been selected as a finalist for the best student paper award at the IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control which will be held in Sydney during September, 2015. Yik will present his work on a new high-performance repetitive controller that was experimentally validated on a nanopositioning system.
Congratulations to Shannon Rios who was a finalist for the best student paper award at the IEEE Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics conference which was held in Busan, Korea during July, 2015. Shannon’s work described the design and analysis of a miniature piezoelectric leg for robotic insects.