Principal Investigator

Dana Weinstein

(dana-at-mtl.mit.edu)

Dana joined the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in August 2009 where she is now an Associate Professor. She is also a member of the Microsystems Technology Laboratories. Dana received her B.A. in Physics from UC Berkeley in 2004, where she worked on ultra-fast X-ray streak camera design at the Advanced Light Source. She then moved to Cornell University, where she completed her Ph.D. in Applied Physics in 2009, working on RF Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS).

Graduate Students

Radhika Marathe

(marathe-at-mit.edu)

Radhika is currently a graduate student in the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. She completed her high school education in Pune, India in 2005 and moved to the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) for her undergraduate studies. At Caltech, she worked with Professor Axel Scherer in Analyzing Pushup Pneumatic Valves in Microfluidic Devices as a SURF student which developed into her senior thesis. She completed her B.S. with Honors in Electrical Engineering in 2009.

Wentao Wang

(wangwt-at-mit.edu)

Wentao joined the Mechanical Engineering department graduate program in 2009. He graduated from Tsinghua University, Beijing with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2009. He is interested in the area of RF MEMS, particularly CMOS compatible micro-resonators.

Laura Popa

(lpopa-at-mit.edu)

Laura joined the Physics Graduate Program at MIT in 2009. She completed her undergraduate work at Bryn Mawr College, where she worked in experimental physics on ultra-cold atoms. As a graduate student, she became interested in device physics, and joined the HybridMEMS group in the summer of 2010. Her research focuses on designing, fabricating and testing piezoelectric Gallium Nitride RF MEMS resonators for filter applications in wireless communications.

Steven Yee

(scyee-at-mit.edu)

Steven joined the EECS graduate program at MIT in 2011 as a Draper Fellow. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2011 with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and is commissioned as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps. He is interested in RF MEMS and reconfigurable antennas.

Subramanian Sundaram

(subras-at-mit.edu)

Subra is a graduate student in the EECS dept since 2011. He received B.E. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani in 2011. Prior to joining MIT, Subra worked on reliability of tunable MEMS gratings at EPFL, and on functionalized carbon nanotube devices at the Max Planck Inst. for Solid State Research.

Bethany Kroese

(brkroese-at-mit.edu)

Siping Wang

(spinwang-at-mit.edu)

Siping (Spin) joined the Hybrid MEMS group during Fall 2012. He graduated from Cornell University in 2012 with a B.S degree in Engineering Physics and Electrical Engineering. At Cornell, he has worked in the groups of Prof. Paul McEuen and Prof. Michel Louge, and at the SRF lab at LEPP.

Bichoy Bahr

(bichoy-at-mit.edu)

Bichoy joined the HybridMEMS group in 2012. He is currently working towards his PhD degree in the EECS department at MIT. He received his B.Sc. in 2008 and M.Sc. degree in 2012, both from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. Bichoy's research interests include MEMS modeling, unreleased RF MEMS resonators and RF MEMS interface circuits.

Visiting Students

Wen-Chien Chen

(wenchien-at-mit.edu)

Wen-Chien joined the HybridMEMS group in the summer of 2012. He is a visiting student from the Dept. of PME at National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) in Taiwan. At NTHU, he works with Prof. Weileun Fang and Prof. Sheng-Shian Li in developing High-Q and Low-Rx CMOS-MEMS resonators with passive temperature compensation. He is currently working on resonators based on internal dielectric transduction.