Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center

Robert Schneider

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Robert Schneider

Graduate Student Researcher
Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center

Mailing address:
403 Cory Hall #1774
Berkeley, CA 94720


Phone: (360) 513-0145

Univ. of California, Berkeley    Ph.D.      EECS - MEMS                   2015 (Expected)
Univ. of Washington, Seattle   B.S.        Electrical Engineering      2009


Robert was born in California in 1987.

Research Interests

MEMS resonators and filters, micro/nanofabrication, radio front ends, IC design, and frequency control.

Teaching (GSI)  

Fall 2010: EE C245 Introduction to MEMS Design


T. O. Rocheleau, A. J. Grine, K. E. Grutter, R. A. Schneider, N. Quack, M. C. Wu, and C. T.-C. Nguyen, “Enhancement of mechanical Q for low phase noise optomechanical oscillators,” in Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), 2013 IEEE 26th International Conference on, 2013, pp. 118–121. pdf

Henry G. Barrow, Thura Lin Naing, Robert A. Schneider, Tristan O. Rocheleau, Victor Yeh, Zeying Ren, and Clark T.-C. Nguyen, “A Real-Time 32.768-kHz Clock Oscillator Using a 0.0154-mm^2 Micromechanical Resonator Frequency-Setting Element,” in Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium, Baltimore, MD, 2012. pdf

Mehmet Akgul, Robert Schneider, Zeying Ren, Gerry Chandler, Victor Yeh, and Clark T.-C. Nguyen, “Hot Filament CVD Conductive Microcrystalline Diamond for High Q, High Acoustic Velocity Micromechanical Resonators,” in Proceedings of the 2011 International Frequency Control Symposium, San Francisco, CA, 2011.

W. C. Li, Y. Jiang, R. A. Schneider, H. G. Barrow, L. Lin, and C. T.-C. Nguyen, “Polysilicon-filled carbon nanotube grass structural material for micromechanical resonators,” in Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), 2011 IEEE 24th International Conference on, Cancun, Mexico, 2011, pp. 477–480. pdf

Course Projects

R. Schneider, “Extreme UV (EUV) Lithography,” EE243 Advanced IC Processing Term Paper, 2011, pdf

MEMS Videos

Modal Simulations


Interesting SEMs
Optical Micrographs


Nguyen Research Group
BSAC website
UC Berkeley EECS Dept.
UC Berkeley Electrical Engineering Graduate Student Association (EEGSA)
MEMS 2014
UCB Nanolab Lab Manual
UC Berkeley Webcasts
Online Circuit Simulator

Last updated on 7/18/2013.