There is plenty room at the bottom.
-Nobel laureate Richard Feynman, in the late 1950s
Yong Zhu received a Ph.D degree in Microelectronics from the Peking University, Beijing, China, in 2005. He worked as a Research Associate in Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK, in 2006 and 2007. From 2008 to 2011, he was a Research Academic in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, the University of Newcastle, Australia. Currently he holds lecturer position in the School of Engineering, Griffith University, Australia.
His research interests include Nano/Microelectromechanical Systems (N/MEMS) analysis and design, micro-fabrication, micromachined resonators, power harvesters, nanopositioners, capacitive sensors, biomedical sensors, RF MEMS, robust control of microactuators, as well as interface circuits design for microsensors.
Griffith University, Australia
Research Academic (2008-2010)
- Micromachined ultrasonic energy harvester for powering implantable biosensors
- Micromachined nanopositioner with on-chip electrothermal actuation and sensing
- Micromachined nanopositioner with on-chip capacitive actuation and sensing
- Low loss radio frequency (RF) MEMS tunable capacitor
Research Associate (2006-2007)
- Develop MEMS electrometer, mass balance, and RF resonator
- Mechanical structure design and simulation using Intellisuite EDA tools
- Microfabrication of MEMS devices
- Sensor actuation and sensing interface circuits design
- Sensor characterization using Spectrum Analyzer, Semiconductor parameter
- System-on-chip (SOC) System level (including mechanical and electrical elements) modeling and simulation for capacitive sensors using Orcad/Pspice
- Analog CMOS ASIC design for sensor readout including CMOS buffer, mixer, and lock-in amplifier
Research Assistant (2002-2005)
- Develop CMOS compatible bulk integrated MEMS inertial sensors
- Structure design and optimization of accelerometer and gyroscope.
- Microfabrication of bulk integrated MEMS sensors, including deep electrical isolation trench fabrication and CMOS compatible bulk integration process design.
- Deep RIE experimental validation of RECIPE for IntelliSense Software Corp.
- Micro-fabrication Lab Skills: Photolithography, SEM, RIE, DRIE, wet etching, LPCVD/PECVD, wire bonding, etc.
- Technical CAD tools: Cadence, Hspice, Pspice, Matlab, CoventorWare, Intellisuite, Ansys, L-edit, ISE, etc.
- Programming languages: Fortran, C, Basic, Matlab
- Test equipments: Network Analyzer, Spectrum Analyzer, Semiconductor parameter, oscilloscope, dSPACE, labview
- Os and others: Unix/linux, Windows, MS Office