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; [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 cows, [...]

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 aims [...]

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 of [...]

Dr Ruppert receives HDR Excellence Award

Dr Michael Ruppert has been selected as the recipient of the Higher Degree by Research Excellence Award for the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment in 2017. The award recognises excellence in research and aims to encourage, reward and celebrate outstanding achievement in research by candidates in any area of the University. Congratulations Michael!

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