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 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 with Excellence Award in electrical engineering from The University of Newcastle, Australia where he is now a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the School of Electrical Engineering and Computing.

Dr Ruppert’s research topics are situated within the area of Micro Precision Mechatronics and as such bridge the gap between classical electrical / control engineering and emerging applications in the field of microelectromechanical systems, high performance microscopy and nanotechnology. His recent work has focused on the development of estimation, control and self-sensing approaches for microelectromechanical (MEMS) systems such as piezoelectric microcantilevers and nanopositioning systems for multifrequency and single-chip atomic force microscopy.

New Paradigm in Microscopy: Atomic Force Microscope on a Chip

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.

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 Best Conference Paper Finalist Awards at the 2018 International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS) and a the 2013 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM). In 2018, the article Multimode Q Control in Tapping-Mode AFM: Enabling Imaging on Higher Flexural Eigenmodes published in IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology received the 2018 IEEE TCST Outstanding Paper Award.

Professional Activities

Editorial and Reviewer Roles

  • 2020-present: Associate Editor for IEEE Control Systems Letters
  • 2020-present: Program Committee for MARSS
  • 2018-present: IEEE Control Systems Society Conference Editorial Board: Associate Editor for ACC2019, CDC2019, ACC2020
  • 2018-present: Detailed assessor for ARC grant proposals.
  • 2013-present: Reviewer for Journals IEEE TNANO, IEEE TMEC, IEEE TCST, IEEE JMEMS, AJC

Organization of Special Session

Theme: Design and Control of Micro and Nano Precision Mechatronic Systems

  • July 2019: International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS), Helsinki, Finland
  • July 2018: IEEE Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM), Auckland, New Zealand, 2018
  • July 2017: IEEE Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM), Munich, Germany, 2017

Speaker Invitations

Awards, Prizes and Scholarships

Awards

Prizes

  • 2016 FEBE Postgraduate Research Prize, The University of Newcastle
  • 2015 Student Paper Competition, Zurich Instruments AG
  • 2014 FEBE Postgraduate Research Prize, The University of Newcastle

Scholarships

  • 2014 OCE Ph.D. Scholarship, CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering
  • 2013 UNIPRS and UNRSC 50-50 Scholarship, The University of Newcastle
  • 2012 Baden-Württemberg Scholarship, Baden-Württemberg Stiftung
  • 2008 Top 5% Academic Merit Scholarship, The University of Stuttgart


2020

40.Amplitude Noise Spectrum of a Lock-in Amplifier: Application to Microcantilever Noise Measurements

M. G. Ruppert; N. J. Bartlett; Y. K. Yong; A. J. Fleming

Amplitude Noise Spectrum of a Lock-in Amplifier: Application to Microcantilever Noise Measurements Journal Article

Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 2020.

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39.AFM Cantilever Design for Multimode Q Control: Arbitrary Placement of Higher-Order Modes

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

AFM Cantilever Design for Multimode Q Control: Arbitrary Placement of Higher-Order Modes Journal Article

IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, pp. 1-6, 2020, (Early Access).

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38.A review of demodulation techniques for multifrequency atomic force microscopy

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

A review of demodulation techniques for multifrequency atomic force microscopy Journal Article

Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology, 11 , pp. 76-97, 2020, ISSN: 21904286.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX

2019

37.Characterization of Active Microcantilevers Using Laser Doppler Vibrometry

M. G. Ruppert; N. F. S. D. Bem; A. J. Fleming; Y. K. Yong

Characterization of Active Microcantilevers Using Laser Doppler Vibrometry Inproceedings

18th Asian Pacific Vibration Conference, Sydney, Australia, 2019.

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36.Dynamics and Control of Active Microcantilevers

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

Dynamics and Control of Active Microcantilevers Book Chapter

Baillieul, John ; Samad, Tariq (Ed.): Encyclopedia of Systems and Control, 2 , Springer London, 2019, ISBN: 978-1-4471-5102-9.

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35.Scan Rate Adaptation for AFM Imaging Based on Performance Metric Optimisation

K. Wang; M. G. Ruppert; C. Manzie; D. Nesic; Y. K. Yong

Scan Rate Adaptation for AFM Imaging Based on Performance Metric Optimisation Journal Article

IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 2019, (early access).

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34.Generalized Lyapunov Demodulator for Amplitude and Phase Estimation by the Internal Model Principle

M. R. P. Ragazzon; S. Messineo; J. T. Gravdahl; D. M. Harcombe; M. G. Ruppert

Generalized Lyapunov Demodulator for Amplitude and Phase Estimation by the Internal Model Principle Inproceedings

8th IFAC Symposium on Mechatronic Systems, 2019, (accepted for publication).

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33.Resolution and Enhancement of Probes for Tip Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy

L. McCourt; B. S. Routley; M. G. Ruppert; A. J. Fleming

Resolution and Enhancement of Probes for Tip Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy Conference

International Conference on Nanophotonics and Micro/Nano Optics (NANOP), Munich, Germany, 2019.

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32.An optimization framework for the design of piezoelectric AFM cantilevers

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

An optimization framework for the design of piezoelectric AFM cantilevers Journal Article

Precision Engineering, 60 , pp. 130-142, 2019.

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31.Design and Analysis of Low-Distortion Demodulators for Modulated Sensors

S. I. Moore; M. G. Ruppert; D. M. Harcombe; A. J. Fleming; Y. K. Yong

Design and Analysis of Low-Distortion Demodulators for Modulated Sensors Journal Article

IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 24 (4), pp. 1861-1870, 2019, ISSN: 10834435.

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30.Modeling and Noise Analysis of a Microcantilever-based Mass Sensor

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

Modeling and Noise Analysis of a Microcantilever-based Mass Sensor Inproceedings

Int. Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS), Helsinki, Finland, 2019.

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29.Model-based Q Factor Control for Photothermally Excited Microcantilevers

M. G. Ruppert; B. S. Routley; A. J. Fleming; Y. K. Yong; G. E. Fantner

Model-based Q Factor Control for Photothermally Excited Microcantilevers Inproceedings

Int. Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS), Helsinki, Finland, 2019.

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28.Adaptive Scan for Atomic Force Microscopy Based on Online Optimisation: Theory and Experiment

K. Wang; M. G. Ruppert; C. Manzie; D. Nesic; Y. K. Yong

Adaptive Scan for Atomic Force Microscopy Based on Online Optimisation: Theory and Experiment Journal Article

IEEE Transactions on Control System Technology, 2019, (accepted for publication).

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27.Multimodal atomic force microscopy with optimized higher eigenmode sensitivity using on-chip piezoelectric actuation and sensing

M. G. Ruppert; S. I. Moore; M. Zawierta; A. J. Fleming; G. Putrino; Y. K. Yong

Multimodal atomic force microscopy with optimized higher eigenmode sensitivity using on-chip piezoelectric actuation and sensing Journal Article

Nanotechnology, 30 (8), pp. 085503, 2019.

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2018

26.Design of Hybrid Piezoelectric/Piezoresistive Cantilevers for Dynamic-mode Atomic Force Microscopy

M. G. Ruppert; Y. K. Yong

Design of Hybrid Piezoelectric/Piezoresistive Cantilevers for Dynamic-mode Atomic Force Microscopy Inproceedings

IEEE/ASME Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM), Auckland, New Zealand, 2018.

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25.Arbitrary placement of AFM cantilever higher eigenmodes using structural optimization

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

Arbitrary placement of AFM cantilever higher eigenmodes using structural optimization Inproceedings

International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS), 2018.

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24.Direct Design of Closed-loop Demodulators for Amplitude Modulation Atomic Force Microscopy

M. G. Ruppert; D. M. Harcombe; S. I. Moore; A. J. Fleming

Direct Design of Closed-loop Demodulators for Amplitude Modulation Atomic Force Microscopy Inproceedings

American Control Conference, Milwaukee, WI, 2018.

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23.Self-sensing, estimation and control in multifrequency Atomic Force Microscopy.

M. G. Ruppert

Self-sensing, estimation and control in multifrequency Atomic Force Microscopy. Journal Article

Journal & Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 151 (1), pp. 111, 2018, ISSN: 0035-9173/18/010111-01.

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22.Advanced Sensing and Control with Active Cantilevers for Multimodal Atomic Force Microscopy

M. G. Ruppert; S. I. Moore; M. Zawierta; G. Putrino; Y. K. Yong

Advanced Sensing and Control with Active Cantilevers for Multimodal Atomic Force Microscopy Conference

7th Multifrequency AFM Conference, Madrid, Spain, 2018.

Abstract | BibTeX

21.Lyapunov Estimation for High-Speed Demodulation in Multifrequency Atomic Force Microscopy

D. M. Harcombe; M. G. Ruppert; M. R. P. Ragazzon; A. J. Fleming

Lyapunov Estimation for High-Speed Demodulation in Multifrequency Atomic Force Microscopy Journal Article

Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology, 9 , pp. 490-498, 2018, ISSN: 21904286.

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2017

20.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, 8 , pp. 1407–1426, 2017.

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19.Note: Guaranteed collocated multimode control of an atomic force microscope cantilever using on-chip piezoelectric actuation and sensing

M. G. Ruppert; Y. K. Yong

Note: Guaranteed collocated multimode control of an atomic force microscope cantilever using on-chip piezoelectric actuation and sensing Journal Article

Review of Scientific Instruments, 88 (086109), 2017.

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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, 26 (2), pp. 765-772, 2017.

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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 Inproceedings

IEEE/ASME Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM), Munich, Germany, 2017.

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

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

Design and Analysis of Piezoelectric Cantilevers with Enhanced Higher Eigenmodes for Atomic Force Microscopy Inproceedings

IEEE/ASME Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM), Munich, Germany, 2017.

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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 Inproceedings

20th IFAC World Congress, pp. 15554-15560, 2017.

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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 Inproceedings

American Control Conference, Seattle, WA, 2017.

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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 Inproceedings

American Control Conference, 2017.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 Inproceedings

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

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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.

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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.

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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 Inproceedings

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

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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.

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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 Inproceedings

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

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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.

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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 Inproceedings

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

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