Micro Structures & Sensors Lab
Kenny Group @ Stanford

Ian B. Flader

PhD Candidate

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


Novel processes for epitaxial encapsulation
Disk resonating gyroscope design/characterization
Optimization techniques


Stanford University
(2012 - present) PhD Candidate in Mechanical Engineering

Stanford University
(Winter 2013) M.S. in Mechanical Engineering

University of Tennessee
(2008 - 2012) B.S. in Mechanical Engineering


(2012) Reliability Engineer
LEAN project leader and value mapping tools.

(2011) Reliability Engineer
Statistical failure analysis of drilling tools.

Proven Technologies
(2010) Engineering Intern
Systems design and manufacture.

Fellowships / Awards

Best Student Paper Award (Track 1)
(2015) IEEE Sensors 2015 - "Tunable Quality Factor Through 1:1 Modal Coupling in a Disk Resonator"

Summa Cum Laude
(2012) University of Tennessee

Engineering Science Scholarship
(2012) University of Tennessee

Volunteer Scholarship
(2008-2012) University of Tennessee

HOPE Scholarship
(2008-2012) University of Tennessee


Ian B. Flader, Chae H. Ahn, Yushi Yang, Eldwin J. Ng, Vu A. Hong, Jeesu Baek, and Thomas W. Kenny, "Tunable quality factor through 1:1 modal coupling in a disk resonator," 2015 IEEE SENSORS, pp. 1-4, Nov 2015.
Yushi Yang, Eldwin J. Ng, Yunhan Chen, Ian B. Flader, Chae Hyuck Ahn, Vu A. Hong, and Thomas W. Kenny, "A unified epi-seal process for resonators and inertial sensors," 2015 Transducers - 2015 18th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (TRANSDUCERS), pp. 1326-1329, Jun 2015.
Chae Hyuck Ahn, Eldwin J. Ng, Vu A. Hong, Yushi Yang, Brian J. Lee, Ian Flader, Thomas W. Kenny, "Mode-Matching of Wineglass Mode Disk Resonator Gyroscope in (100) Single Crystal Silicon," Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 343-350, Apr 2015.
E. Ng, Y. Yang, V.A. Hong, C.H. Ahn, D.B. Heinz, I. Flader, Y. Chen, C.L.M. Everhart, B. Kim, R. Melamud, R.N. Candler, M.A. Hopcroft, J.C. Salvia, S. Yoneoka, A.B. Graham, M. Agarwal, M.W. Messana, K.L. Chen, H.K. Lee, S. Wang, G. Bahl, V. Qu, C.F. Chiang, T.W. Kenny, A. Partridge, M. Lutz, G. Yama, and G.J. O'Brien, "The long path from MEMS resonators to timing products," 2015 28th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), pp. 1-2, Jan 2015.
Yunhan Chen, Eldwin J. Ng, Yushi Yang, Chae Hyuck Ahn, Ian Flader, and Thomas W. Kenny, "In-situ ovenization of Lamé-mode silicon resonators for temperature compensation," 2015 28th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), pp. 809-812, Jan 2015.