Horiba-AIST Xplora Plus Confocal Raman Microscope for TERS

The Precision Mechatronics Lab has installed a Horiba Xplora Plus Confocal Raman microscope and AIST AFM. This combination provides confocal and Tip Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (TERS). These capabilities allow the 3D mapping of optical properties, topography, and chemical composition, with 400nm resolution in transparent volumes, and 10nm resolution on surfaces. This instrument supports a broad […]

Polytec 3D MEMS Analyzer

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.

By |March 15th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Fleming receives Batterham Medal

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 […]

By |November 28th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Novel Microcantilevers for Multifrequency Atomic Force Microscopy

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.

By |November 8th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Optimal Periodic Trajectories for Band-Limited Systems

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.

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By |October 10th, 2016|News, Tools|0 Comments

Best Paper Finalist at IEEE AIM 2016

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.

By |June 20th, 2016|News|0 Comments

IEEE Nanotechnology Council

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 […]

By |January 13th, 2016|News|0 Comments

New Journal Launched

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, […]

By |December 1st, 2015|News|0 Comments

International Research Fellowship

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.

Yik Teo Selected as Finalist for the Best Student Paper at IEEE MSC 2015 in Sydney.

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.

By |July 22nd, 2015|News|0 Comments