Micro Structures & Sensors Lab
Kenny Group @ Stanford

Lizmarie Comenencia Ortiz


PhD Candidate

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

Research

Visit: http://lizmariecomenencia.wix.com/home

Education

Stanford University
MS in Mechanical Engineering, 2015

Carnegie Mellon University
BS in Mechanical Engineering, BS in Biomedical Engineering, 2013


Experience

NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center, 2013
Intern, Micro-Mechanical Testing

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 2012
Intern, Capillary Sampling for Laser Spectroscopy

NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center, 2011
Intern, Robotics

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 2010
Intern, Human-Centered Robotics

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 2009
Intern, Transmitter Engineering


Fellowships / Awards

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, 2013 – present

Stanford Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education (EDGE) Doctoral Fellowship, 2016 – present

Stanford Engineering 5-Quarter Fellowship, 2013 – present

NASA MUST (Motivating Undergraduates in Science and Technology) Scholar, 2008 – 2013

NASA Student Ambassador, 2012

Pi Tau Sigma Mechanical Engineering Honor Society

Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society


Publications

Journal
Lizmarie Comenencia Ortiz, David B. Heinz, Ian B. Flader, Anne L. Alter, Dongsuk D. Shin, Yunhan Chen, and Thomas W. Kenny, "Assessing failure in epitaxially encapsulated micro-scale sensors using micro and nano x-ray computed tomography," MRS Communications, pp. 1-8, Apr 2018.
Conference
David B. Heinz, Ian B. Flader, Yunhan Chen, Gabrielle D. Vukasin, Lizmarie Comenencia Ortiz, and Thomas W. Kenny, "Direct comparison of stiction properties of oxide coated polysilicon and smooth single crystal silicon," 2017 19th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (TRANSDUCERS), pp. 1203-1206, Jun 2017.
Conference
Yunhan Chen, Ian B. Flader, Dongsuk D. Shin, Chae Hyuck Ahn, Lizmarie Comenencia Ortiz, and Thomas W. Kenny, "Fabrication of wide and deep cavities for silicon MEMS devices without wafer bonding," 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Inertial Sensors and Systems (INERTIAL), pp. 113-116, Mar 2017.
Conference
Dustin D. Gerrard, Janna Rodriguez, Lizmarie Comenencia Ortiz, Saurabh A. Chandorkar, Ian B. Flader, Yunhan Chen, Dongsuk D. Shin, and Thomas W. Kenny, "Manipulation of heat flux paths in thermo-elastically damped resonators for Q optimization," 2017 IEEE 30th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), pp. 1130-1133, Jan 2017.
Conference
Ian B. Flader, Yunhan Chen, Dongsuk D. Shin, David B. Heinz, Lizmarie Comenencia Ortiz, Anne L. Alter, Woosung Park, Kenneth E. Goodson, Thomas W. Kenny, "Micro-tethering for in-process stiction mitigation of highly compliant structures," 2017 IEEE 30th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), Jan 2017.