**Manu
Agarwal**

Graduate Student Researcher

Micro Structures & Sensors Lab

Department of Electrical Engineering

**Contact Information:**

Mechanical Engineering

440

Bldg. 530, Room # 224

Tel: (650) 723-0277

Fax: (650) 723-7657

Email: manu **dot** agarwal** at** stanford** dot **edu

**Advisors:**

**Research Topic:**

**Advanced
Considerations in Electrostatic Transduction & Nonlinearities in Resonant
Microstructures**

**Journal Publications**

5) R.
N. Candler, M. Hopcroft, B. Kim, W.-T. Park, R. Melamud, **M. Agarwal**,
G. Yama, A. Partridge, M. Lutz and T. W. Kenny, *"Long-Term
and Accelerated Life Testing of a Novel Single-Wafer Vacuum Encapsulation of
MEMS Resonators,"* **IEEE Journal
of Microelectromechanical Systems**, vol. 15, no.
6, pp. 1446-1456, 2006.

6) A.
Mahajan, **M.
Agarwal** and A. K. Chaturvedi,* "A novel method for down-conversion of multiple bandpass signals," ***IEEE Transactions on Wireless
Communication**, vol.5, no.2, pp. 427- 434, February 2006. [pdf]

**Conference Publications**

1) **M. Agarwal**, H. Mehta, R. N. Candler, S.
A. Chandorkar, M. A. Hopcroft,
R. Melamud, G. Bahl, T. W.
Kenny, B. Murmann, *“Impact of Miniaturization on the Current Handling of Electrostatic
MEMS Resonators,”* presented at **20 ^{th}
IEEE MEMS Conf.**, Kobe (Japan), Jan. 2007. [pdf]

2) S.
A. Chandorkar, H. Mehta, **M. Agarwal**, M. A. Hopcroft, C. M. Jha, R. N. Candler, G. Yama, G. Bahl, B. Kim, R. Melamud, K. E.
Goodson and T. W. Kenny, “*Non-isothermal
micromechanical resonators*,” presented at **20 ^{th} IEEE MEMS Conf.**,

3) R.
Melamud, B. Kim, M. A. Hopcroft,
S. Chandorkar, **M.
Agarwal**, C. M. Jha, and T. W. Kenny, *“Composite Flexural Mode Resonator with
Controllable turnover temeprature,”* presented at **20 ^{th} IEEE MEMS Conf.**,

4) T.
Kenny, M. Lutz, A. Partridge, G. Yama, R. Candler, W.
T. Park, M. Hopcroft, B. Kim, **M. Agarwal**, S. Chandorkar, R. Melamud, C. M. Jha, “*Advances in MEMS Integration: MEMS First or
MEMS Last?*” presented at the 12^{th} International Micromachine/Nanotech Symposium in Tokyo (Japan), Nov.
2006.

5) T.
Kenny, A. Partridge, R. Candler, W. T. Park, M. Hopcroft,
B. Kim, **M. Agarwal**, S. Chandorkar, R. Melamud, C. M. Jha, “*Manufacturable** MEMS: Building
the MEMS, the Package and the Circuit in the Same Technology*,” presented at
Intl. Forum on Micro-nano Hetero Sys. Int.,

6) **M. Agarwal**, K. K. Park, R. N. Candler,
B. Kim, M. A. Hopcroft, S. A. Chandorkar,
C. M. Jha, R. Melamud, T.
W. Kenny and B. Murmann, *“Nonlinear Characterization of Electrostatic MEMS resonators,”*
presented at **IEEE Frequency Control
Symposium**,

7) **M. Agarwal**, K. K. Park, B. Kim, M. A. Hopcroft, S. Chandorkar, R. N.
Candler, C. M. Jha, R. Melamud,
B. Murrman and T. W. Kenny, *“Amplitude Noise induced Phase Noise in Electrostatic MEMS Resonators,”*
presented at **Hilton Head Workshop**,
Hilton Head, SC, 2006. [pdf]

8) R.
Melamud, B. Kim, M. A. Hopcroft,
**M. Agarwal**, C. M. Jha,
K. K. Park and T. W. Kenny, *“Composite
Flexural Mode Resonator with Reduced Temperature Coefficient of Frequency,”*
presented at **Hilton Head Workshop**,
Hilton Head, SC, 2006.

9) **M. Agarwal**, K. K. Park, M. Hopcroft, S. Chandorkar, R. N.
Candler, B. Kim, R. Melamud, G. Yama,
B. Murmann and T. W. Kenny, *"Effects of
Mechanical Vibrations and Bias Voltage Noise on Phase Noise of MEMS Resonator
Based Oscillators,"* presented at **19 ^{th}
IEEE MEMS Conf.**, Istanbul, Turkey, 2006. [pdf]

10) M. Hopcroft, **M. Agarwal**,
K. K. Park, B. Kim, C. M. Jha, R. N. Candler, G. Yama, B. Murmann and T. W. Kenny,
*"Temperature Compensation of a MEMS Resonator Using Quality Factor as a
Thermometer,"* presented at **19 ^{th}
IEEE MEMS Conf.**,

11) B. Kim, C.
M. Jha, R. N. Candler, M. Hopcroft,
S. Chandorkar, T. White, **M. Agarwal**, K. K. Park, R. Melamud and T.
W. Kenny, *“Temperature Dependence of Quality Factors in MEMS Resonators,”*
presented at **19 ^{th} IEEE MEMS
Conf.**,

12) **M. Agarwal**, K. K. Park, R. N. Candler,
M. Hopcroft, C. M. Jha, R. Melamud, B. Kim, B. Murmann and
T. W. Kenny,* "Non-Linearity Cancellation in MEMS Resonators for
Improved Power-Handling,"* presented at **IEEE Int. Electron Devices Meeting**,

13) B. Kim, R.
N. Candler, M. Hopcroft, **M. Agarwal**, W.-T. Park and T. W. Kenny, *"Frequency
Stability of Wafer-Scale Encapsulated MEMS Resonators,"* **Tranducers**** '05**, vol. 2, pp. 1965-1968, 2005.

14) B. Kim, R. N. Candler, M. Hopcroft,
**M. Agarwal**, W.-T Park, J. Li and T.
W. Kenny, *“Investigation of MEMS Resonators Characteristics for Long-Term
Operation and Wide Temperature Variation Condition,”* 2004 ASME
International Mechanical Engineering Congress and RD&D Expo, 2004.

15) B. Kim, R. N. Candler, **M. Agarwal**, W.-T.Park and T. W. Kenny, *“Long-term
Measurement of Quality Factor for MEMS Resonators – Pressure and Leak within
Encapsulation,”* presented Open Poster, IEEE Solid-State Sensor and Actuator
Workshop 2004, Hilton Head, South Carolina, June 6-12, 2004.

**Invited Talks**

1) ** M.
Agarwal **and T. W. Kenny, “Nonlinearity limited power handling in MEMS
resonator based oscillators,” *Presented
at the Nanotimer Workshop on MEMS resonators, *

2) ** M.
Agarwal, **B. Murmann and T. W. Kenny, “MEMS
Resonator based Oscillators,” Presented at Research and Technology Center,
Robert Bosch Corporation,

**The Other Side (Non-Technical)**

1)
“Vote of Thanks”. This
was a podium speech delivered at my High School Farewell party in April, 1999.
I was chosen to give present the vote of thanks on the behalf of the outgoing
class. This speech was liked and later published in the school journal “The Aloysian – 1998 - 1999”. The linked page is a scan of this
journal page.

Last Updated:
1/18/2007