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ECE Professor Matteo Rinaldi was selected as a Fellow of Optica (formerly OSA) for pioneering contributions to the research, development, and commercialization of zero-power wireless infrared sensors.
ECE Associate Professor Cristian Casella and Professor Matteo Rinaldi were awarded a patent for “Subharmonic tags for remote continuous and threshold sensing.”
The Kostas Research Institute (KRI) at Northeastern University has been awarded $13 million by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory for foundational research into Cognitive Distributed Sensing in Congested Radio Frequency Environments. KRI and five partner institutions will conduct innovative research to enable technologies in distributed machine learning, signal processing algorithms, and computational, sensing, and communication hardware infrastructure for distributed sensing and communication.
PhD student Jack Guida, electrical engineering, advised by Assistant Professor Siddharta Ghosh, was awarded a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Research Fellowship. He is researching microscale acoustics and integrated photonics as part of the Northeastern SMART research center.
Matteo Rinaldi, professor of electrical and computer engineering (ECE), and director of the Northeastern SMART research center, is leading a $4 million DARPA grant under the DARPA Optomechanical Thermal Imaging (OpTIm) program.
ECE Professor Matteo Rinaldi and Research Assistant Professor Zhenyun Qian were awarded a patent for designing a “Zero power plasmonic microelectromechanical device.”
For the seventh consecutive year, Northeastern University has appeared in the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) list of Top 100 Universities that were granted U.S. utility patents in 2021, cementing it as a world leader in academia and research.
ECE Professor Matteo Rinaldi was awarded a patent for “Microelectromechanical tunable delay line circuit.”
ECE Professor Matteo Rinaldi and Research Assistant Professor Zhenyun Qian were awarded a patent for “Zero-power wireless chemical sensor for agricultural pests and disease monitoring.” Abstract Source: USPTO An ultra-miniaturized, low-cost, and maintenance-free chemical sensor is capable of continuously monitoring the concentration of specific volatile organic compound (VOC) vapors released from crop plants and green […]
ECE Professor Matteo Rinaldi was awarded a patent for designing a “reconfigurable filter based on commutation of single frequency resonators.” Abstract Source: USPTO Adaptive RF filters based on modulated resonators are provided. The filter architecture is based on time-interleaved commutation of passive RF resonators. The architecture can behave as a two-port filter network, with a […]
ECE Professor Matteo Rinaldi, who is director of the Northeastern SMART Center and the Kostas Nanotechnology Lab, has been awarded a $2.1 million grant from the Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) for “High-Performance and Miniaturized Greenhouse Gas Sensor for Drone-based Remote Sensing.” The grant is part of the OPEN 2021 program, which […]
ECE Professor Matteo Rinaldi was awarded a patent for “Aluminum nitride combined overtone resonators for the mmWave spectrum.” Abstract Source: USPTO A resonator system is provided in which a combined overtone resonator device is excited with a two-dimensional mode of mechanical vibration in a cross sectional plane of a piezoelectric plate in response to an […]
ECE Professor Matteo Rinaldi and Assistant Professor Cristian Cassella were awarded a patent for “Piezoelectric cross-sectional Lamé mode transformer.”
ECE Professor Matteo Rinaldi was featured in the MENAFN article “Global chip shortage: Small chip, big crisis.”
ECE Professor Matteo Rinaldi was featured in the Popular Science article “Understanding the global chip shortage, a big crisis involving tiny components.”
ECE Professor Matteo Rinaldi hopes that the shortage of semiconductor chips might spur innovation and re-imagining of the global supply chain and of the chips themselves. Here’s why the semiconductor chip shortage may end up being a good thing Main photo by Ruby Wallau/Northeastern University A shortage of the semiconductor chips that serve as the […]
ECE PhD student Hussein Hussein, Professor Matteo Rinaldi, Associate Professor Marvin Onabajo, and Assistant Professor Cristian Cassella had their research on “A chip-less and battery-less subharmonic tag for wireless sensing with parametrically enhanced sensitivity and dynamic range” published in Scientific Reports from the Nature group.
ECE Associate Professor Josep Jornet (PI), Professor Matteo Rinaldi, and Assistant Professor Hui Fang, in collaboration with Michal Stachowiak and Yongho Bae from the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York, was awarded a $600K NSF grant for “Control of Information Processing and Learning in Neuronal Networks through Light-mediated Programming of Genomic Networks.”
The Northeastern University SMART Center Deploys an Evatec CLUSTERLINE® 200 for Manufacturing High Performance Piezoelectric Micro and Nano Systems
The Northeastern University SMART Center added the Evatec’s CLUSTERLINE® 200 to its nanofabrication capability. This is the first Evatec’s CLUSTERLINE® 200 tool deployed in an academic institution in the United States providing the SMART Center with a unique cutting-edge capability to perform research, development and pilot manufacturing of high-performance piezoelectric micro and nano systems.
ECE Associate Professor Matteo Rinaldi and Research Assistant Professor Zhenyun Qian was awarded a $550K NSF grant for “Zero-power Wireless Flame Detector for Ubiquitous Fire Monitoring.” They will be working with industrial partner United Technologies Corporation (UTC).
ECE Associate Professor Matteo Rinaldi and Assistant Professor Cristian Cassella were awarded a patent for “Microelectromechanical resonant circulator”.
ECE Associate Professor Matteo Rinaldi and Research Assistant Professor Zhenyun Qian were awarded a patent for “Zero power plasmonic microelectromechanical device”.
Northeastern’s GapFund360 program helps Northeastern’s researchers bridge the gap between promising lab results and demonstrating a commercially viable prototype. Awards range from $50K -$100K. Nine projects were selected from a pool of 39 applications from across the university; COE contributed 25 of the applications and seven projects were selected for funding. Congratulations to the following COE researchers whose projects were selected for Phase I or Phase II GapFund360 funding: ChE Assistant Professor Sidi Bencherif, MIE Assistant Professor Safa Jamali, ECE Assistant Professor Sarah Ostadabbas, ChE/COS Associate Professor Carolyn Lee-Parsons, ECE Professor Tommaso Melodia, ECE Associate Research Scientist Salvatore D’Oro, ECE Associate Professor Kaushik Chowdhury, ECE Principal Research Scientist Yousof Naderi, ECE Postdoc Ufuk Muncuk, ECE Professor Vincent Harris, ECE Associate Research Scientist Parisa Andalib, ECE Associate Professor Matteo Rinaldi, and ECE Research Assistant Professor Zhenyun Qian.
ECE Associate Professor Matteo Rinaldi was awarded a patent for “Piezoelectric MEMS resonator with integrated phase change material switches.”
Cassella Receives NSF Award to Enable Longer Battery Lifetime and Next-Generation Micro- and Nano-Sensors
ECE Assistant Professor Cristian Cassella (PI), Associate Professor Marvin Onabajo, and Associate Professor Matteo Rinaldi received a $437K NSF award from the CCSS-Comms Circuits & Sens Sys program for “Fully Integrated Parametric Filters for Extensive Phase-Noise Reduction in Low-Power RF Front-Ends and Resonant Sensing Platforms.” The research program aims to exploit, for the first time, […]
ECE Associate Professor Matteo Rinaldi has developed a smart wireless fire detector that could monitor complex environments using an ultra-battery-saver mode that could last up to ten years.
ECE Professor Nicol McGruer and Associate Professor Matteo Rinaldi were awarded a patent for “Zero Power Sensors”.
Sungho (Ryan) Kang from ECE Associate Professor Matteo Rianldi’s group received the Outstanding Student Paper Award in the 32nd IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS 2019), held in Seoul, Korea.
Matteo Rinaldi, ECE Associate Professor and director of Northeastern SMART, was awarded a $1.7M grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) for “Zero-Power Wireless Infrared Digitizing Sensors for Large Scale Energy-Smart Farm”.
Matteo Rinaldi, ECE Associate Professor and Director of Northeastern SMART, is developing low-cost, low-power sensors that can monitor the health of a farmer’s crop and alert them when there is trouble.
Four faculty members will have projects funded by Northeastern through the Center for Research innovation as part of a new funding initiative administered by the Center for Research Innovation. For a full description, please see this CRI announcement page. The projects and faculty awarded include: Battery-less Infrared Sensor Tags for Reliable Occupancy Sensing (BISTROS)Matteo Rinaldi, Zhenyun […]
Congratulations to ECE Associate Professors Kaushik Chowdhury, Raymond Fu, Matteo Rinaldi, ECE Professor Vincent Harris, and BioE Professor Jeff Ruberti whose projects were selected for Phase 1 2018 funding by Northeastern’s GapFund360 program.
Postdoctoral Research Associate Zhenyun Qian was selected to be a DARPA Riser and participate in the D60, DARPA’s 60th anniversary symposium from September 5 to 7 in Maryland. According to the defense agency, this symposium will engage 1,500 scientists and engineers in several sessions that will explore different areas of science and technology. Up to […]
ECE Professor Tommaso Melodia and Associate Professor Matteo Rinaldi, in collaboration with Rutgers University, were awarded a $1M NSF grant for “Reliable Underwater Acoustic Video Transmission Towards Human-Robot Dynamic Interaction”.
ECE Associate Professor Matteo Rinaldi was awarded 2 patents for nano- and microelectromechanical resonators.
Dr. Zhenyun Qian from Professor Matteo Rinaldi's group received the 2017 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad. This award was established by China Scholarship Council in 2003. No more than 500 recipients are selected worldwide each year for their outstanding accomplishments during PhD studies in any discipline. This award is considered as the […]
Congratulations to all the winners of the faculty and staff awards, and to everyone for their hard work and dedication during the 2017-2018 academic school year.
ECE Associate Professor Matteo Rinaldi & Prof Nicol McGruer awarded patent for “Zero Power Radio Frequency Receiver”.
ECE Associate Professor Matteo Rinaldi and Professor Nicol McGruer’s research on “Zero-power infrared digitizers based on plasmonically enhanced micromechanical photoswitches” was featured on the cover of Nature Nanotechnology.
ECE Associate Professor Matteo Rinaldi's research was featured in the Manila Bulletin's article on "How Nanotechnology is pushing Sensor innovation". See related story: Sensing Without Consuming Power: Groundbreaking Work Showcased in Nature Nanotechnology
ECE Associate Professor Matteo Rinaldi's research was featured in IEEE Spectrum's article "Plasmonics Enables Sensing on Demand".
ECE Associate Professor Tommaso Melodia will lead a three-year $1.57M NSF grant with Associate Professors Stefano Basagni, Matteo Rinaldi, and Professor Milica Stojanovic for the “Development of a Software-Defined Networking Testbed for the Internet of Underwater Things”.
ECE Associate Professor Matteo Rinaldi was featured in the International Business Times article "Darpa's new infrared sensor needs almost no power to function"
ECE Associate Professor Matteo Rinaldi's research was featured in the TechCrunch's article "This tiny sensor could sleep for years between detection events". See Related article: Sensing Without Consuming Power: Groundbreaking Work Showcased in Nature Nanotechnology
ECE Associate Professor Matteo Rinaldi’s research was featured in DARPA’s article on “Dormant, Yet Always-Alert Sensor Awakes Only in the Presence of a Signal of Interest” and Digital Trends “DARPA’s new smart sensor is powered by the infrared it’s designed to detect”
A team led by ECE Associate Professor Matteo Rinaldi recently unveiled its groundbreaking work on zero-power infrared digitizer technology — findings that have compelling implications for our increasingly interconnected world.
ECE Associate Professor Matteo Rinaldi awarded 2 patents for “Nano- and micro-electromechanical resonators”.
Dr. Zhenyun Qian from Professor Matteo Rinaldi's group received the Best Student paper award at the 2017 IEEE Frequency Control Symposium and European Frequency and Time Forum on July 12 in Besancon, France. The paper "NEMS Infrared Detectors Based on High Quality Factor 50 nm Thick AlN Nano-Plate Resonators," co-authored by Zhenyun Qian, Vageeswar Rajaram, Sungho […]
ECE Assistant Professor Matteo Rinaldi (with Co-PI Professor Nicol McGruer) has received a $2.7M award from DARPA MTO to develop a magnetic-free “Microelectromechanical Resonant Circulator (MIRC)” orders of magnitude smaller than any existing implementation of circulators available to date.
ECE Assistant Professor Matteo Rinaldi was awarded a patent for the “Cross-Sectional Lamé-Mode Resonator (CLMR)” technology.
ECE Associate Professor Tommaso Melodia has recently been awarded several national grants totaling over $1.2M to develop new wireless networks.
Professor Matteo Rinaldi and his group have published a new paper in Nature Communications titled "Plasmonic piezoelectric nanomechanical resonator for spectrally selective infrared sensing."
Assistant Professor Matteo Rinaldi has been awarded the 2015 IEEE Sensors Council Early Career Award, "For outstanding contributions to novel multi-functional piezoelectric micro and nano electro mechanical resonant sensors."
ECE Assistant Professor Matteo Rinaldi and Professor Nicol McGruer have received a $1.1M award from DARPA MTO to develop a “Plasmonic Microelectromechanical Infrared Digitizer (PLASMID).”
ECE student Zhenyun Qian won an Outstanding Paper Award at Transducers 2015, the 18th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, with his paper titled: "1.27 GHZ Graphene-Aluminum Nitride Nano Plate Resonant Infrared Detector".
Matteo Rinaldi's Northeastern Sensors & Nano Systems Laboratory Featured in Nanowerk Spotlight Article
ECE Assistant Professor Matteo Rinaldi's work on graphene electrodes and piezoelectric NEMS resonators with his Northeastern Sensors & Nano Systems Laboratory was featured in a recent Spotlight article on Nanowerk.com.
ECE Assistant Professor Matteo Rinaldi's research on "Graphene as a Massless Electrode for Ultrahigh-Frequency Piezoelectric Nanoelectromechanical Systems" was featured in the Nano Letters journal.
MIE PhD student Josh Martin and ECE PhD student Gwendolyn Hummel have been awarded the elite NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.
18 COE faculty and affiliates were recipients of FY16 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 11 different projects representing over $400K dollars of investment in research.
ECE Professor Nian Sun & Assistant Professor Matteo Rinaldi were awarded a $1M grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation for Nanofabricated Neural Probes with Ultra-Sensitive Integrated Compact RF NEMS Magnetoelectric Sensors for Electro-Magneto-Brain Activity Map.
These faculty recognitions bring the total young investigator awards in the college to 39, including 25 NSF CAREER and 10 DOD Young Investigator awards.
ECE Assistant Professor Matteo Rinaldi was awarded a $400K NSF CAREER grant to develop Chip Scale, High Resolution and Ultra-Fast Terahertz Spectroscopy and Imaging using nano electromechanical systems (NEMS). Such devices can be of use in many areas such as security, health care and telecommunications. Some of Dr. Rinaldi's research focus areas are microsystems, sensor design […]
ECE Assistant Professor Matteo Rinaldi received a $524K DARPA grant to develop high level intrinsically switchable and programmable MEMS filter arrays. This proposal seeks the development of an intrinsically switchable and frequency programmable piezoelectric Micro Electro Mechanical System (MEMS) resonator technology platform capable of delivering field programmable filtering in an extremely miniaturized form factor (< […]
When you pluck a banjo string, you trigger a vibration that resonates at a frequency unique to the geometry and material of the string. We can distinguish that frequency as a particular pitch, our ears acting like incredibly sensitive detectors. Matteo Rinaldi, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Northeastern University, has recently received a […]
ECE Assistant Professor Matteo Rinaldi is the recipient of a $300K DARPA Young Faculty Award which supports the next generation of engineers who will work on DoD and national security issues.