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Must Read Papers:



1.51-GHz with Q >10,000 Even in Air!
A result of purposely impedance-mismatching a polydiamond disk with its polysilicon stem.

 

1.2-GHz with Q = 14,600!

Who says diamond is needed to get Q >10,000 at GHz frequencies? With the right "hollow-disk" ring design, polysilicon can do even better than diamond.

 

 

60-MHz Wine-Glass Disk Oscillator Makes the GSM Reference Oscillator Spec!
Higher power handling and a Q >50,000 crucial in making the spec.

 

 

Arraying for Impedance <480W at 72MHz!
Mechanically coupled resonator arrays automatically align resonator frequencies to allow output summation for low impedance and higher power handling.

 

 

 

 

The Latest Award Winning Papers:


Solid-Gap Vibrating Micromechanical Resonator Wins Best Paper Award at the 2005 IEEE Int. Frequency Control Symposium!
Congratulations to Yu-Wei Lin for winning the Best Frequency Control Paper Award at the 2005 IEEE  Int. Frequency Control Symposium.

 


Chip-Scale Atomic Clock Overview Paper Wins the Jack Raper Award at the 2005 IEEE Int. Solid-State Circuits Conference!
Congratulations to all those in the CSAC program (which Prof. Nguyen ran while at DARPA), especially John Kitching from NIST, who co-authored this paper.

 


Vibrating RF MEMS Wins Best Invited Paper Award at the 2004 IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference!
Read this for an overview on vibrating RF MEMS.

 


Resonator Array Oscillator Wins 2004 UFFC Symposium Best Frequency Control Paper Award!
Congratulations to Seungbae Lee for winning the Best Frequency Control Paper Award at the 2004 IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control 50th Anniv. Joint Conf.

 


Ext. Wine-Glass Resonator Work Wins 2003 IEDM Best Paper Award!
Congratulations to Yuan Xie for winning the 2003 Int. Electron Devices Meeting Roger A. Haken Best Student Paper Award.

 
 
  List of Major Awards:
 

 

2006 Cady Award “for pioneering research, development, and commercialization of timing and frequency control devices based on vibrating RF MEMS technology” (to be received at the upcoming 2006 IEEE Int. Frequency Control Symposium).

2005 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference Jack Raper Award for Outstanding Technology-Directions for the paper titled “Towards chip-scale atomic clocks” by Clark T.-C. Nguyen and John Kitching.

2005 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference Outstanding Panel Award for participation on the panel entitled “RF MEMS: Fact or Stiction?”

2005 Joint IEEE International Frequency Control / Precise Time and Time Interval (PTTI) Systems and Applications Symposium Category 1 Best Student Paper Award for the paper titled “Vibrating micromechanical resonators with solid dielectric capacitive-transducer ‘gaps’” by Yu-Wei Lin, Sheng-Shian Li, Zeying Ren, and Clark T.-C. Nguyen.

2004 IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference Best Invited Paper Award for the paper titled “Vibrating RF MEMS for next generation wireless applications” by Clark T.-C. Nguyen.

2004 IEEE International Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control Symposium Best Paper Award in the Frequency Control Category for the paper titled “Mechanically-coupled micromechanical resonator arrays for improved phase noise” by Seungbae Lee and Clark T-C. Nguyen.

DARPA Tech 2004 Award for Best Technical Presentation (Top Prize).

2003 IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) Roger A. Haken Best Student Paper Award for the paper titled “UHF micromechanical extensional wine-glass mode ring resonators” by Yuan Xie, Sheng-Shian Li, Yu-Wei Lin, Zeying Ren, and Clark T.-C. Nguyen.

2001 Henry Russel Award (UofM university-wide award, highest honor given to one young faculty member each year).

2000 Ruth and Joel Spira Award for Outstanding Teaching.

1999 IBM University Partnership Program Award (Faculty Development Award).

1999 EECS Department Achievement Award for Outstanding Research, Teaching, and Service.

1998 International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) Roger A. Haken Best Student Paper Award for the paper titled “Micromechanical mixer+filters” by Ark-Chew Wong, Hao Ding, and Clark T.-C. Nguyen.

the 1998 1938E Award for Outstanding Research and Teaching for a Junior Faculty (UofM College of Engineering Award, given once per year).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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