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

Research

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

Education

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

Experience

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

Schlumberger
(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

Publications

Conference
Ian B. Flader, Chae Hyuck Ahn, Eldwin J. Ng, Yushi Yang, Vu A. Hong, and Thomas W. Kenny, "Stochastic method for disk resonating gyroscope mode matching and quadrature nulling," 2016 IEEE 29th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), pp. 998-1001, Jan 2016.
Conference
Chae Hyuck Ahn, Dongsuk D. Shin, Vu A. Hong, Yushi Yang, Eldwin J. Ng, Yunhan Chen, Ian B. Flader, and Thomas W. Kenny, "Encapsulated disk resonator gyroscope with differential internal electrodes," 2016 IEEE 29th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), pp. 962-965, Jan 2016.
Conference
Yunhan Chen, Eldwin J. Ng, Dongsuk D. Shin, Chae H. Ahn, Yushi Yang, Ian B. Flader, Vu A. Hong, and Thomas W. Kenny, "Ovenized dual-mode clock (ODMC) based on highly doped single crystal silicon resonators," 2016 IEEE 29th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), pp. 91-94, Jan 2016.
Conference
Parsa Taheri-Tehrani, Mitchell Kline, Igor Izyumin, Burak Eminoglu, Yu-Ching Yeh, Yushi Yang, Yunhan Chen, Ian Flader, Eldwin J. Ng, Thomas W. Kenny, Bernhard E. Boser, and David A. Horsley, "Epitaxially-encapsulated quad mass gyroscope with nonlinearity compensation," 2016 IEEE 29th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), pp. 966-969, Jan 2016.
Conference
Vu A. Hong, David B. Heinz, David L. Christensen, Dongsuk D. Shin, Yunhan Chen, Chae Hyuck Ahn, Yushi Yang, Eldwin J. Ng, Ian B. Flader, and Thomas W. Kenny, "Overcoming stiction forces with resonant over-travel stops," 2016 IEEE 29th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), pp. 47-50, Jan 2016.
Conference
S. Wisher, P. Shao, A. Norouzpour-Shirazi, Y. Yang, E. Ng, I. Flader, Y. Chen, D. Heinz, T. Kenny, and F. Ayazi, "A high-frequency epitaxially encapsulated single-drive quad-mass tri-axial resonant tuning fork gyroscope," 2016 IEEE 29th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), pp. 930-933, Jan 2016.
Conference
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.
Journal
Yushi Yang, Eldwin J. Ng, Yunhan Chen, Ian B. Flader, and Thomas W. Kenny, "A Unified Epi-Seal Process for Fabrication of High-Stability Microelectromechanical Devices," Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, pp. 1-9, 2016.
Conference
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.
Conference
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.
Journal
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.
Conference
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.
Conference
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.