2010 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
Anchorage, Alaska, May 3-8, 2010

"Signals Measurement and Estimation Techniques Issues in the Micro/Nano-World"


- Gilgueng Hwang and Stephane Regnier

Institut des Systèmes Intelligents et de Robotique (ISIR),
Université Pierre et Marie CURIE (Universite Paris VI),
Pyramide-Tour 55 Boite courrier 173,
4 Place Jussieu 75252 PARIS cedex 05, FRANCE.


In situ Characterizations of Thin-film Nanostructures with Large-range Direct Force Sensing


Recently, many different types of thin-film nanostructures such as semiconductor nanofilms, single atomic layer carbon nanofilms (graphene) have been synthesized toward their nanoelectronics and nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS) applications. However the precise electrical and mechanical properties of these structures are still being required. This talk is to introduce in situ characterizations with direct force sensing in large range but high resolution toward the NEMS based on thin-film nanostructures.

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Gilgueng Hwang was born in Jinju (South Korea) in 1977. He received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering at the Yonsei University - Seoul (South Korea) in 2002, a M.S. and his Ph.D in electrical engineering at the University of Tokyo – Tokyo (Japan) in 2005, and 2008 respectively. During his Ph.D degree, he was visiting to IRIS, ETHZ as the academic guest supported by Research Fellowships of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science for Young Scientists (JSPS Research Fellow). His doctoral work concentrated primarily on in situ nanorobotic manipulation for electromechanical property characterizations and assembly of piezoresistive force sensors inside scanning electron microscope. He is currently a postdoctoral research associate at the Institut des Systèmes Intelligents et de Robotique (ISIR) and focuses research on micro/nanomanipulation, nanoelectromechanical systems based on thin-film nanostructures, and untethered micro/nanorobots. He is a member of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, the Robotics Society of Japan, and American Chemical Society.

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Stéphane Régnier received his PhD degree in Mechanics and Robotics from the university of Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, France in 1996. He is currently Professor at the Institute of Intelligent Systems and Robotics (ISIR), University of Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, France. He is head of the micromanipulation team of ISIR since 2001. His research interests are focused to micro and nano manipulation, teleoperation and haptic feedback at the nanoscale, micromechatronics and biological cell characterization.

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