Micro Structures & Sensors Lab
Kenny Group @ Stanford

Dustin D. Gerrard

PhD Candidate

dgerrard :at: mems.stanford.edu
440 Escondido Mall, Bldg 530, Rm 224, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
Advisor: Thomas W. Kenny


Inertial Navigation,
DRG Topology Optimization,
Anchor Loss Modeling.


Stanford University
(2012-present) Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering

Stanford University
(Aug 2013) M.S. Mechanical Engineering

Brigham Young University
(Apr 2012) B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Brigham Young University
(Apr 2012) B.S. Mathematics


Harvard University
Summer 2010 and 2011

Materials Lab
Drexel University
Summer 2009

Fellowships / Awards

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG) (2012-2015)

Barry M. Goldwater Fellowship (2011)

Tau Beta Pi Fellowship (2010)

Gatorade Will To Win Student Athlete (2005)

Samsung Fellow (2004)


Ian B. Flader, Chae H. Ahn, Dustin D. Gerrard, Eldwin J. Ng, Yushi Yang, Vu A. Hong, Marco Pavone, and Thomas W. Kenny, "Autonomous calibration of MEMS disk resonating gyroscope for improved sensor performance," 2016 American Control Conference (ACC), pp. 5803-5810, Jul 2016.
Dustin D. Gerrard, Chae H. Ahn, Ian B. Flader, Yunhan Chen, Eldwin J. Ng, Yushi Yang, and Thomas W. Kenny, "Q-factor optimization in disk resonator gyroscopes via geometric parameterization," 2016 IEEE 29th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), pp. 994-997, Jan 2016.
Dustin D. Gerrard, Eldwin J. Ng, Chae H. Ahn, Vu A. Hong, Yushi Yang, and Thomas W. Kenny, "Modeling the effect of anchor geometry on the quality factor of bulk mode resonators," 2015 Transducers - 2015 18th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (TRANSDUCERS), pp. 1997-2000, Jun 2015.
Gerrard, D.D., D.T. Fullwood, D.M. Halverson. "Correlating structure topological metrics with bulk composite properties via neural network analysis." Computational Materials Science, Volume 91, August 2014, Pages 20-27, ISSN 0927-0256.
Fetroe, Brandon, S. Weiss, D.D. Gerrard, T. Kenny. “Sensor Fusion to Track Platform Movement via Kalman Filtering,” Semiconductor Research Coroporation Techcon 2012, Austin, TX, Jun 2012.
Datta, S.S., D.D. Gerrard, T.S. Rhodes,T.G. Mason, and Weitz D.A., "Rheology of Attractive Emulsions," Phys. Rev. E 84, 041404 (2011).
Gerrard, D.D., Fullwood D.T., Halverson D.M., and Niezgoda S.R.(2010): “Computational Homology, Connectedness, and Structure-Property Relations,” CMC, 15, 2, 129-152.
Gerrard, D.D., D.T. Fullwood, D.M. Halverson, "Quality Control of Heterogeneous Materials Through Topological Homology and Entropy." Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering [SAMPE] Conference. Salt Lake City, UT. Oct 14, 2010.
Gerrard, D.D., D.T. Fullwood, D.M. Halverson, "Linkages Between Homological Connectivity and Material Properties." International Conference on Computational & Experimental Engineering and Sciences [ICCES ]. Mar 31, 2010. Las Vegas, NV.
Fullwood, David T.,D.D. Gerrard, D.M. Halverson, M.Adams, B.L. Adams, "Homology, Percolation and Correlation Functions as Descriptors of Material Structure" [MS&T]. Pittsburgh. Nov 20, 2009.
Gerrard, D.D., "Numerical solutions in a convolution model for phase transitions." Mathematical Association of America [MAA] Regional Math Conference, Grand Junction, CO. Apr. 8, 2006.