Professor Liwei LIN

James Marshall Wells Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department
Co-Director, Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center (BSAC)
University of California Berkeley, USA

Professor Liwei Lin is the James Marshall Wells Distinguished Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department and Co-Director at Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center (BSAC) at UC Berkeley.  His research interests are in design, modeling, and fabrication of micro/nano structures; sensors and actuators; as well as mechanical issues in micro/nano systems including heat transfer, solid/fluid mechanics, and dynamics.  Dr. Lin is the recipient of the 1998 NSF CAREER Award for research in MEMS Packaging and the 1999 ASME Journal of Heat Transfer best paper award.

Presentation Title:  Piezoelectric and Piezoelectret Sensors and Actuators

Professor Xiaogang LIU

Department of Chemistry
Faculty of Science
National University of Singaore, Singapore

Professor Xiaogang Liu received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University, USA (2004). After spending two years as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT, he joined NUS in 2006 and was promoted to Full Professor in 2017. Among his research interests are the study of energy transfer in lanthanide-doped nanomaterials, the application of optical nanomaterials for neuromodulation and light-field imaging, the development of advanced X-ray imaging scintillators, and the prototyping of electronic tools for assistive technologies.

Presentation Title:  Lanthanide Transducers for Advanced Imaging and Assistive Technology

Professor Shuji TANAKA

Department of Robotics
Tohoku University, Japan

Professor Shuji Tanaka received B.E., M.E. and Dr.E. degrees in mechanical engineering from The University of Tokyo in 1994, 1996, and 1999, respectively. He was a Research Associate at Department of Mechatronics and Precision Engineering, Tohoku University from 1999 to 2001, an Assistant Professor from 2001 to 2003, and an Associate Professor at Department of Nanomechanics from 2003 to 2013. He is currently a Professor at Department of Robotics and Microsystem Integration Center. He was a Visiting Professor at IMEC from September 2010 to March 2011. He was also a Fellow of Center for Research and Development Strategy, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) from 2004 to 2006, and a Selected Fellow from 2006 to 2018. He is an IEEE Fellow and a JSME Fellow.

Presentation Title: Piezo Device 2.0