Micro Structures & Sensors Lab
Kenny Group @ Stanford

Vu Hong


PhD Candidate

vuhong :at: mems.stanford.edu

Advisor: Thomas W. Kenny

Research

Single crystal silicon fatigue
Stiction in vacuum encapsulated environments
Capacitive sensor fusion and integration

Integrated Epi-Seal MEMS

Fatigue Study of Silicon Using Encapsulated MEMS Resonators


Education

Stanford University
(June 2012 - present) PhD candidate in Mechanical Engineering

Stanford University
(June 2012) MS in Mechanical Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
(June 2010) SB in Mechanical Engineering

Experience

Micro Structures and Sensors Laboratory
(Sept 2010 - present) Graduate Research Assistant

Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)
Hardware Systems Laboratory Intern (Jun 2010 - Aug 2010)

Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity (MIT)
Undergraduate Researcher (Jun 2007 - Jan 2009)

Solidworks Corporation
Quality Assurance Intern (Jun 2008 - Aug 2008)

Fellowships / Awards

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Tau Beta Pi
Pi Tau Sigma
Sigma Xi
MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) Martin Family Scholarship

Publications

Conference
C. L. Roozeboom, V. A. Hong, C. H. Ahn, E. J. Ng, Y. Yang, B. E. Hill, M. A. Hopcroft, and B. L. Pruitt, "Multifunctional integrated sensor in A 2×2 mm epitaxial sealed chip operating in a wireless sensor node," 2014 IEEE 27th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), pp. 773-776, 2014.
Conference
E. J. Ng, Y. Yang,V. A. Hong, C. H. Ahn, D. L. Christensen, B. A. Gibson, K. R. Qalandar, K. L. Turner, T. W. Kenny, "Stable Pull-In Electrodes for Narrow Gap Actuation," IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) 2014, pp. 1281-1284, 2014.
Conference
E. J. Ng, K. L. Harrison, C. L. Everhart, V. A. Hong, Y. Yang, C. H. Ahn, D. B. Heinz, R. T. Howe and T. W. Kenny, "Stable Charge-Biased Capacitive Resonators with Encapsulated Switches," IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) 2014, pp. 1277-1280, 2014.
Journal
M. Li, E. J. Ng, V. A. Hong, C. H. Ahn, Y. Yang, T. W. Kenny, and D. A. Horsley, "Lorentz force magnetometer using a micromechanical oscillator," Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 103, No. 17, pp. 173504, 2013.
Conference
Y. Yang, E. J. Ng, C. H. Ahn, V. A. Hong, E. Ahadi, and T. W. Kenny, "Mechanical coupling of dual breathe-mode ring resonator," 2013 Transducers & Eurosensors XXVII: The 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (TRANSDUCERS & EUROSENSORS XXVII), pp. 502-505, 2013.
Conference
V. A. Hong, B. J. Lee, D. L. Christensen, D. B. Heinz, E. J. Ng, C. H. Ahn, Y. Yang, and T. W. Kenny, "X-Y and Z-axis capacitive accelerometers packaged in an ultra-clean hermetic environment," 2013 Transducers & Eurosensors XXVII: The 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (TRANSDUCERS & EUROSENSORS XXVII), pp. 618-621, 2013.
Conference
E. J. Ng, C.-F. Chiang, Y. Yang, V. A. Hong, C. H. Ahn, and T. W. Kenny, "Ultra-high aspect ratio trenches in single crystal silicon with epitaxial gap tuning," 2013 Transducers & Eurosensors XXVII: The 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (TRANSDUCERS & EUROSENSORS XXVII), pp. 182-185, 2013.
Conference
E. J. Ng, C. H. Ahn, Y. Yang, V. A. Hong, C.-F. Chiang, E. Ahadi, M. W. Ward, and T. W. Kenny, "Localized, degenerately doped epitaxial silicon for temperature compensation of resonant MEMS systems," 2013 Transducers & Eurosensors XXVII: The 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (TRANSDUCERS & EUROSENSORS XXVII), pp. 2419-2422, 2013.
Conference
C. H. Ahn, E. J. Ng, V. A. Hong, Y. Yang, B. J. Lee, M. W. Ward, and T. W. Kenny, "Geometric compensation of (100) single crystal silicon disk resonating gyroscope for mode-matching," 2013 Transducers & Eurosensors XXVII: The 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (TRANSDUCERS & EUROSENSORS XXVII), pp. 1723-1726, 2013.
Conference
D. L. Christensen, C. H. Ahn, V. A. Hong, E. J. Ng, Y. Yang, B. J. Lee, and T. W. Kenny, "Hermetically encapsulated differential resonant accelerometer," 2013 Transducers & Eurosensors XXVII: The 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (TRANSDUCERS & EUROSENSORS XXVII), pp. 606-609, 2013.
Conference
V. A. Hong, S. Yoneoka, M. W. Messana, A. B. Graham, J. C. Salvia, T. T. Branchflower, E. J. Ng, and T. W. Kenny, "High-stress fatigue experiments on single crystal silicon in an oxygen-free environment," Solid-State Sensors, Actuators, and Microsystems Workshop, Hilton Head 2012, pp. 453-456, 2012.