Micro Structures & Sensors Lab
Kenny Group @ Stanford

Yushi Yang


PhD Candidate

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

Research

Integrated Epi-Seal MEMS

Nonlinear MEMS Resonators/Oscillators
Phase noise reduction via operating MEMS oscillator in the nonlinear regime

Education

Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2007-2011 (BS in Mech. Engr)

Purdue University
2009-2011 (BS in Mech. Engr)

Stanford University
2011-2013 (MS in Mech. Engr)

Stanford University
2013-Present (PhD Candidate in Mech. Engr)

Experience



Publications

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
D. Senkal, E.J. Ng, V. Hong, Y. Yang, C.H. Ahn, T.W. Kenny, and A.M. Shkel, "Parametric drive of a toroidal MEMS rate integrating gyroscope demonstrating < 20 PPM scale factor stability," 2015 28th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), pp. 29-32, Jan 2015.
Conference
Igor I. Izyumin, Mitchell H. Kline, Yu-Ching Yeh, Burak Eminoglu, Chae Hyuck Ahn, Vu A. Hong, Yushi Yang, Eldwin J. Ng, Thomas W. Kenny, and Bernhard E. Boser, "A 7ppm, 6°/hr frequency-output MEMS gyroscope," 2015 28th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), pp. 33-36, Jan 2015.
Conference
D.B. Heinz, V.A. Hong, T.S. Kimbrell, J. Stehle, C.H. Ahn, E.J. Ng, Y. Yang, G. Yama, G.J. O'Brien, and T.W. Kenny, "Stiction forces and reduction by dynamic contact in ultra-clean encapsulated MEMS devices," 2015 28th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), pp. 393-396, Jan 2015.
Conference
Yushi Yang, Eldwin Ng, Pavel Polunin, Yunhan Chen, Scott Strachan, Vu Hong, Chae Hyuck Ahn, Ori Shoshani, Steven Shaw, Mark Dykman, and Thomas Kenny, "Experimental investigation on mode coupling of bulk mode silicon MEMS resonators," 2015 28th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), pp. 1008-1011, 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.
Journal
C. H. Ahn, S. Nitzan, E. J. Ng, V. A. Hong, Y. Yang, T. Kimbrell, D. A. Horsley, and T. W. Kenny, "Encapsulated high frequency (235 kHz), high-Q (100 k) disk resonator gyroscope with electrostatic parametric pump," Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 105, No. 24, pp. 243504, Dec 2014.
Journal
Clifton L. Roozeboom, Bridget E. Hill, Vu Anh Hong, Chae Hyuck Ahn, Eldwin J. Ng, Yushi Yang, Thomas W. Kenny, Matthew A. Hopcroft, and Beth L. Pruitt, "Multifunctional Integrated Sensors for Multiparameter Monitoring Applications," Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, Sep 2014.
Journal
Eldwin J. Ng, Vu A. Hong, Yushi Yang, Chae Hyuck Ahn, Camille L. M. Everhart, and Thomas W. Kenny, "Temperature Dependence of the Elastic Constants of Doped Silicon," Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, Aug 2014.
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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, Jun 2014.
Conference
J. Lake, Y.-H. Hwang, E. Ng, C.-H. Ahn, V. Hong, Y. Yang, Y. Dai, and R. Candler, "Experimental Validation of 3D Intuitive Modeling Approach for Anchor Loss in MEMS Resonators," Solid-State Sensors, Actuators, and Microsystems Workshop, Hilton Head 2014, pp. 277-280, Jun 2014.
Conference
C.L. Roozeboom, B.E. Hill, V.A. Hong, C.H. Ahn, E.J. Ng, Y. Yang, M.A. Hopcroft, and B.L. Pruitt, "Multifunctional Integrated Sensor Monitoring," Solid-State Sensors, Actuators, and Microsystems Workshop, Hilton Head 2014, pp. 447-448, Jun 2014.
Conference
Yushi Yang, Eldwin J. Ng, Vu A. Hong, Chae Hyuck Ahn, Yunhan Chen, Elia Ahadi, Mark Dykman, and Thomas W. Kenny, "Measurement of the nonlinear elasticity of doped bulk-mode MEMS resonators," Solid-State Sensors, Actuators, and Microsystems Workshop, Hilton Head 2014, pp. 285-288, Jun 2014.
Conference
M. Li, S. Sonmezoglu, E.J. Ng, V.A. Hong, C.H. Ahn, Y. Yang, T.W. Kenny, and D.A. Horsley, "Lorentz force magnetometer with quadratrue frequency modulation," Solid-State Sensors, Actuators, and Microsystems Workshop, Hilton Head 2014, pp. 52-55, Jun 2014.
Conference
Eldwin J. Ng, Yushi Yang, Yunhan Chen, and Thomas W. Kenny, "An etch hole-free process for temperature-compensated, high Q, encapsulated resonators," Solid-State Sensors, Actuators, and Microsystems Workshop, Hilton Head 2014, pp. 99-100, Jun 2014.
Journal
Bo Woon Soon, Eldwin J. Ng, Vu A. Hong, Yushi Yang, Chae Hyuck Ahn, You Qian, Thomas W. Kenny, and Chengkuo Lee, "Fabrication and Characterization of a Vacuum Encapsulated Curved Beam Switch for Harsh Environment Application," Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, Mar 2014.
Conference
S. Nitzan, T-H. Su, C. Ahn, E. Ng, V. Hong, Y. Yang, T. Kenny, and D. A. Horsley, "Impact of gyroscope operation above the critical bifurcation threshold on scale factor and bias instability," 2014 IEEE 27th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), pp. 749-752, Jan 2014.
Conference
David B. Heinz, Vu A. Hong, Eldwin J. Ng, Chae Hyuck Ahn, Yushi Yang, and Thomas W. Kenny, "Characterization of stiction forces in ultra-clean encapsulated MEMS devices," 2014 IEEE 27th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), pp. 588-591, Jan 2014.
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, Jan 2014.
Conference
Mo Li, Eldwin J. Ng, Vu A. Hong, Chae H. Ahn, Yushi Yang, Thomas W. Kenny, and David A. Horsley, "Single-structure 3-axis lorentz force magnetometer with sub-30 nT/√HZ resolution," 2014 IEEE 27th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), pp. 80-83, Jan 2014.
Conference
D. Senkal, S. Askari, M. J. Ahamed, E. J. Ng, V. Hong, Y. Yang, C. H. Ahn, T. W. Kenny, and A. M. Shkel, "100K Q-factor toroidal ring gyroscope implemented in wafer-level epitaxial silicon encapsulation process," 2014 IEEE 27th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), pp. 24-27, Jan 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, Jan 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, Jan 2014.
Journal
Shirin Ghaffari, Eldwin Jiaqiang Ng, Chae Hyuck Ahn, Yushi Yang, Shasha Wang, Vu A. Hong, and Thomas W. Kenny, "Accurate Modeling of Quality Factor Behavior of Complex Silicon MEMS Resonators," Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, pp. 1-1, 2014.
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Shirin Ghaffari, Saurabh A. Chandorkar, Shasha Wang, Eldwin J. Ng, Chae H. Ahn, Vu Hong, Yushi Yang, and Thomas W. Kenny, "Quantum Limit of Quality Factor in Silicon Micro and Nano Mechanical Resonators," Scientific Reports, Vol. 3, Nov 2013.
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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, Oct 2013.
Conference
J. Lake, E. Ng, C.-H. Ahn, V. Hong, Y. Yang, J. Wong, and R. Candler, "Particle swarm optimization for design of MEMS resonators with low thermoelastic dissipation," 2013 Transducers & Eurosensors XXVII: The 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (TRANSDUCERS & EUROSENSORS XXVII), pp. 1456-1459, Jun 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, Jun 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, Jun 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, Jun 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, Jun 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, Jun 2013.
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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, Jun 2013.