My research focusses on robust methods of integrating sensors requiring different operating environments into a single process flow. In particular, I am developing passive mechanical systems to overcome the surface adhesion forces (stiction) in bare silicon devices, and studying methods of energy dissipation in MEMS to increase damping coefficients for vacuum packaged devices.
(2012-Present) MS Candidate in Mechanical Engineering
(2008-2012) B.S.E. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Certificates in Applications of Computing and Materials Engineering
Fellowships / Awards
Stanford Graduate Fellowship
2012 Recipient of the three-year SGF
Y. Xu, C. Chen, V. V. Deshpande, F. A. DiRenno, A. Gondarenko, D.B. Heinz, S. Liu, P. Kim, and J. Hone, "Radio Frequency Electrical Transduction of Graphene Mechanical Resonators," Appl. Phys. Lett. 97, 243111, 2010.