Contact Details:

Michael G. Ruppert
School of Electrical Engineering and Computing
The University of Newcastle
Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia
+61 2 4921 7345

Michael(dot)Ruppert(at)newcastle.edu.au

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Biography

Michael Ruppert received the Dipl.-Ing. Degree with excellence in automation technology in production, with a specialization in systems theory and automatic control, from the University of Stuttgart, Germany, in 2013. In 2017, he received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from The University of Newcastle, Australia where he is now a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the School of Electrical Engineering and Computing. His research interests include the control, estimation and self-sensing of microelectromechanical (MEMS) systems such as piezoelectric microcantilever and nanopositioning systems for multifrequency and single-chip atomic force microscopy.

As a Visiting Researcher, he was with the Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Texas at Dallas, USA. During his research visit he worked on the fabrication of piezoelectric microcantilevers in the clean room and lead-authored the publication on the first silicon-on-insulator MEMS on-chip atomic force microscope, recently published and identified as a JMEMS RightNow paper in the IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, and which was highlighted in the IEEE Spectrum magazine. During his visit, Dr. Ruppert also consulted to Zyvex LABS, Richardson, USA on the analysis of process stability of scanning tunneling microscope enabled nanolithography.

New Paradigm in Microscopy: Atomic Force Microscope on a Chip

Dr. Ruppert received the Academic Merit Scholarship from the University of Stuttgart, the Baden-Württemberg Scholarship, and held Postgraduate Research Scholarships with the University of Newcastle and with the CSIRO, Clayton, VIC, Australia. Dr. Ruppert’s research has been recognized with the 2013 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM) Best Conference Paper Finalist Award and with The University of Newcastle FEBE Postgraduate Research Prize in 2014 and 2016.

Professional Activities


2017

19.A Review of Demodulation Techniques for Amplitude Modulation Atomic Force Microscopy

M. G. Ruppert, D. M. Harcombe, M. R. P. Ragazzon, S. O. R. Moheimani, A. J. Fleming

A Review of Demodulation Techniques for Amplitude Modulation Atomic Force Microscopy (Journal Article)

Bellstein Journal of Nanotechnology, In Press , 2017.

(Abstract | BibTeX)

18.Lyapunov Estimator for High-Speed Demodulation in Dynamic Mode Atomic Force Microscopy

M. R. P. Ragazzon, M. G. Ruppert, D. M. Harcombe, A. J. Fleming, J. T. Gravdahl

Lyapunov Estimator for High-Speed Demodulation in Dynamic Mode Atomic Force Microscopy (Journal Article)

IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Accepted , 2017.

(Abstract | BibTeX)

17.Higher-harmonic AFM Imaging with a High-Bandwidth Multifrequency Lyapunov Filter

D. M. Harcombe, M. G. Ruppert, A. J. Fleming

Higher-harmonic AFM Imaging with a High-Bandwidth Multifrequency Lyapunov Filter (Inproceeding)

Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, Munich, Germany, 2017.

(Abstract | BibTeX)

16.Design and Analysis of Piezoelectric Cantilevers with Enhanced Higher Eigenmodes for Atomic Force Microscopy (Invited Paper)

S. I. Moore, M. G. Ruppert, Y. K. Yong

Design and Analysis of Piezoelectric Cantilevers with Enhanced Higher Eigenmodes for Atomic Force Microscopy (Invited Paper) (Inproceeding)

Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, Munich, Germany, 2017.

(Abstract | BibTeX)

15.Kalman Filter Enabled High-Speed Control of a MEMS Nanopositioner

M. G. Ruppert, M. Maroufi, A. Bazaei, S. O. R. Moheimani

Kalman Filter Enabled High-Speed Control of a MEMS Nanopositioner (Inproceeding)

20th IFAC World Congress, 2017, (accepted).

(Abstract | BibTeX)

14.Frequency Domain Analysis of Robust Demodulators for High-Speed Atomic Force Microscopy

M. G. Ruppert, D. M. Harcombe, M. R. P. Ragazzon, S. O. R. Moheimani, A. J. Fleming

Frequency Domain Analysis of Robust Demodulators for High-Speed Atomic Force Microscopy (Inproceeding)

American Control Conference, Seattle, WA, 2017.

(Abstract | BibTeX)

13.Design and Control of a Single-chip SOI-MEMS Atomic Force Microscope

M. Maroufi, M. G. Ruppert, A. G. Fowler, S. O. R. Moheimani

Design and Control of a Single-chip SOI-MEMS Atomic Force Microscope (Inproceeding)

American Control Conference, 2017, (accepted).

(Abstract | BibTeX)

12.Multimodal cantilevers with novel piezoelectric layer topology for sensitivity enhancement

S. I. Moore, M. G. Ruppert, Y. K. Yong

Multimodal cantilevers with novel piezoelectric layer topology for sensitivity enhancement (Journal Article)

Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology, 8 , pp. 358–371, 2017.

(Abstract | Links | BibTeX)

11.On-chip Dynamic Mode Atomic Force Microscopy: A silicon-on-insulator MEMS approach

M. G. Ruppert, A. G. Fowler, M. Maroufi, S. O. R. Moheimani

On-chip Dynamic Mode Atomic Force Microscopy: A silicon-on-insulator MEMS approach (Journal Article)

IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 26 (1), pp. 215-225, 2017.

(Abstract | Links | BibTeX)

2016

10.High-Bandwidth Demodulation in MF-AFM: A Kalman Filtering Approach

M. G. Ruppert, D. M. Harcombe, S. O. R. Moheimani

High-Bandwidth Demodulation in MF-AFM: A Kalman Filtering Approach (Journal Article)

IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 21 (6), pp. 2705-2715, 2016.

(Abstract | Links | BibTeX)

9.Multimode Q Control in Tapping-Mode AFM: Enabling Imaging on Higher Flexural Eigenmodes

M. G. Ruppert, S. O. R. Moheimani

Multimode Q Control in Tapping-Mode AFM: Enabling Imaging on Higher Flexural Eigenmodes (Journal Article)

IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 24 (4), pp. 1149-1159, 2016.

(Abstract | Links | BibTeX)

8.State estimation for high-speed multifrequency atomic force microscopy

M. G. Ruppert, D. M. Harcombe, S. O. R. Moheimani

State estimation for high-speed multifrequency atomic force microscopy (Inproceeding)

American Control Conference, pp. 2617-2622, Boston, MA, USA, 2016.

(Abstract | Links | BibTeX)

7.High-bandwidth Multimode Self-sensing in Bimodal Atomic Force Microscopy

M. G. Ruppert, S. O. R. Moheimani

High-bandwidth Multimode Self-sensing in Bimodal Atomic Force Microscopy (Journal Article)

Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology, 7 , pp. 284-295, 2016.

(Abstract | Links | BibTeX)

6.A Kalman Filter for Amplitude Estimation in High-Speed Dynamic Mode Atomic Force Microscopy

M. G. Ruppert, K. S. Karvinen, S. L. Wiggins, S. O. R. Moheimani

A Kalman Filter for Amplitude Estimation in High-Speed Dynamic Mode Atomic Force Microscopy (Journal Article)

IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 24 (1), pp. 276-284, 2016.

(Abstract | Links | BibTeX)

2015

5.Multi-Mode Q Control in Multifrequency Atomic Force Microscopy

M. G. Ruppert, S. O. R. Moheimani

Multi-Mode Q Control in Multifrequency Atomic Force Microscopy (Inproceeding)

ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, pp. V004T09A009, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 2015.

(Abstract | Links | BibTeX)

2014

4.Direct Tip-Sample Force Estimation for High-Speed Dynamic Mode Atomic Force Microscopy

K. S. Karvinen, M. G. Ruppert, K. Mahata, S. O. R. Moheimani

Direct Tip-Sample Force Estimation for High-Speed Dynamic Mode Atomic Force Microscopy (Journal Article)

IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, 13 (6), pp. 1257-1265, 2014.

(Abstract | Links | BibTeX)

3.Novel Reciprocal Self-Sensing Techniques for Tapping-Mode Atomic Force Microscopy

M. G. Ruppert, S. O. R. Moheimani

Novel Reciprocal Self-Sensing Techniques for Tapping-Mode Atomic Force Microscopy (Inproceeding)

19th IFAC World Congress, Cape Town, South Africa, 2014.

(Abstract | Links | BibTeX)

2013

2.A novel self-sensing technique for tapping-mode atomic force microscopy

M. G. Ruppert, S. O. R. Moheimani

A novel self-sensing technique for tapping-mode atomic force microscopy (Journal Article)

Review of Scientific Instruments, 84 (12), pp. 125006, 2013.

(Abstract | Links | BibTeX)

1.Multi-Mode Resonant Control of a Microcantilever for Atomic Force Microscopy

M. G. Ruppert, M. Fairbairn, S. O. R. Moheimani

Multi-Mode Resonant Control of a Microcantilever for Atomic Force Microscopy (Inproceeding)

IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, pp. 77-82, Wollongong, Australia, 2013.

(Abstract | Links | BibTeX)