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Selected Journal Articles

Ding C., Soni G., Bozorgi P., Piorek B.D., Meihart C.D., MacDonald N.C., A Flat Heat Pipe Architecture based on Nanostructured Titania, JMEMS, 2010.

 

N. Srivastava, C. Ding, A. Judson, N.C. MacDonald and C.D. Meinhart, A unified scaling model for flow through a lattice of microfabricated posts, Lab on a Chip, 2010

 

H.C. Hesse, R. Beck, C. Ding, J.B. Jones, J. Deek, N.C. MacDonald, Y. Li, and C.R. Safinya, Direct Imaging of Aligned Neurofilament Networks Assembled Using In Situ Dialysis in Microchannels, Langmuir, 2008.

G. D. Cole, E. S. Bjorlin, C. S. Wang, N. C. MacDonald, J. E. Bowers, "Widely tunable bottom-emitting vertical-cavity SOAs," IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, vol. 17, no. 12, December 2005, pp. 2526-2528.

E. R. Parker, B. J. Thibeault, M. F. Aimi, M. P. Rao, and N. C. MacDonald, "Inductively Coupled Plasma Etching of Bulk Titanium for MEMS Applications," Journal of the Electrochemical Society, vol. 152, no. 10, pp. 675-683.

A. S. Zuruzi, M. S. Ward, N. C. MacDonald, "Fabrication and characterization of patterned micrometer scale interpenetrating Au-TiO2 network nanocomposites, Nanotechnology, vol. 16, 2005, pp. 1029-1034.

L. S. Hirst, E. R. Parker, Z. Abu-Samah, Y. Li, N. C. MacDonald, R. Pynn, C. R. Safinya, "Microchannel Systems in Titanium and Silicon for Structural and Mechanical Studies of Aligned Protein Self-Assemblies," Langmuir, vol. 21, no. 9, April 26, 2005, pp. 3910-3914.

A. S. Zuruzi, N. C. MacDonald, "Facile fabrication and integration of patterned nanostructured TiO2 for microsystems applications,"Advanced Functional Materials vol. 15, no. 3, March 2005, pp. 396-402.

A. Paranjpye, G.E. Beltz and N.C. MacDonald, "An analytical model for the effect of elastic modulus mismatch on laminate threshold strength," Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, vol. 13, no. 3, April 2005, pp. 329-340.

G. D. Cole, E. S. Bjorlin, Q. Chen, C.-Y. Chan, S. Wu, C. S. Wang, N. C. MacDonald, J. E. Bowers, "MEMS-tunable vertical-cavity SOAs," IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, vol. 41, no. 3, March 2005, pp. 390-407.

M. P. Rao, M. F. Aimi, and N. C. MacDonald, “Single-mask, three-dimensional microfabrication of high aspect ratio structures in bulk silicon using reactive ion etching lag and sacrificial oxidation,” Applied Physics Letters, vol. 85, no. 25, 20 December 2004, pp. 6281-6283.
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N. F. Bouxsein, L. S. Hirst, Li Youli, C. R. Safinya, Z. A. Samah, N. C. MacDonald, R. Pynn, "Alignment of filamentous proteins and associated molecules through confinement in microchannels," Applied Physics Letters, vol. 85, no. 23, 6 December 2004, pp. 5775-5777.

Q. Chen, G. D. Cole, E. S. Bjorlin, T. Kimura, S. Wu, C. S. Wang, N. C. MacDonald, J. E. Bowers, “First demonstration of a MEMS tunable vertical-cavity SOA,“ IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, vol.16, no.6, June 2004, pp.1438-40.

M. F. Aimi, M. P. Rao, N. C. MacDonald, A. S. Zuruzi, and D. P. Bothman, “High-Aspect-Ratio Bulk Micromachining of Titanium,“ Nature Materials, 3, pp. 103-105, Feb. 2004.

J. M. Chen, N. C. MacDonald. “Measuring the nonlinearity of silicon piezoresistance by tensile loading of a submicron diameter fiber using a microinstrument,” Review of Scientific Instruments, vol.75, no.1, pp.276-278, Jan. 2004

K. Subramanian, X. T. Huang, N. C. MacDonald, “A single crystal silicon 3 dimensional processing technique with applications in large displacement electrostatic actuation,“ Microsystem Technologies, vol.8, no.1, pp.67-72. March 2002.

A. R. Stonas, N. C. MacDonald, K. L. Turner, S. P. DenBaars, E. L. Hu, “Photoelectrochemical undercut etching for fabrication of GaN microelectromechanical systems,“ J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B, 19 , 2838 (2001)

A. T. Schremer, J. A. Smart, Y. Wang, O. Ambacher, N. C. MacDonald, J. R. Shealy, "High electron mobility AlGaN/GaN heterostructure on (111) Si,"Applied Physics Letters, vol.76, no.6, 7 Feb. 2000, pp.736-738.

B. W. Reed, J. M. Chen, N. C. MacDonald, J. Silcox, G. F. Bertsch, "Fabrication and STEM/EELS measurements of nanometer-scale silicon tips and filaments," Physical Review B-Condensed Matter, vol.60, no.8, 15 Aug. 1999, pp.5641-5652.

K. L. Turner, S. A. Miller, P.G. Hartwell, N. C. MacDonald, S. H. Strogatz, and S. G. Adams, “Five Parametric Resonances in a MicroElectroMechanical System,“ Nature, 396, 149-152 (1998).

M. T. A. Saif, N. C. MacDonald, "Measurement of forces and spring constants of microinstruments," Review of Scientific Instruments, vol.69, no.3, March 1998, pp.1410-1422.

S. A. Miller, K. L. Turner and Noel C. MacDonald, "Microelectromechanical Scanning Probe Instruments for Array Architecture," Review of Scientific Instruments, 68, 4155-4162 (1997)

J. R. Shealy, N. C. MacDonald, Y. Whittingham, K. L. Xu, D. T. Emerson, and B. L. Pitts, "Direct band gap structures on nanometer-scale micromachined silicon tips," Applied Physics Letters, 1997, 70(25), pp. 3458-3460.

Z. J. Yao, N. C. MacDonald, "Single crystal silicon supported thin film micromirrors for optical applications," Optical Engineering, 1997, 36(5), pp.1408-1413.

Y. Xu Y, N. C. MacDonald, S. A. Miller, "Integrated micro-scanning tunneling microscope," Applied Physics Letters, vol.67, no.16, 16 Oct. 1995, pp.2305-2307.

K. A. Shaw, Z. L. Zhang, N. C. MacDonald, "SCREAM I: a single mask, single-crystal silicon, reactive ion etching process for microelectromechanical structures," Sensors & Actuators A-Physical, vol.A40, no.1, Jan. 1994, pp.63-70.

Z. L. Zhang, N. C. MacDonald, "Fabrication of submicron high-aspect-ratio GaAs actuators," Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol.2, no.2, June 1993, pp.66-73.

J. J. Yao, N. C. MacDonald, "Time-resolved scanning electron microscopy analysis of nanodynamical structures," Scanning Microscopy, 1992, 6(4), pp. 939-942.

N. C. MacDonald, L. Y. Chen, J. J. Yao, Z. L. Zhang, J. A. McMillan, D. C. Thomas, K. R. Haselton, "Selective chemical vapor deposition of tungsten for microelectromechanical structures," Sensors & Actuators, vol.20, no.1-2, 15 Nov. 1989, pp.123-133.

 

Recent Conferences

C. Ding, P. Bozorgi, C.D. Meinhart and N.C.  MacDonald, Tunnable Wetting of Titanium and Gold Based Wicking Materials, Nanotech, June 21-25, 2010, Anaheim, CA

 

C. Ding, P. Bozorgi, C.D. Meinhart and N.C.  MacDonald, Wicking Optimization for Thermal Cooling, Hiltonhead Conference 2010, A Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Workshop, June 6-10, 2010, Hilton Head Island, SC.

 

P. Bozorgi, C.B. Burgner, Z. Yie, C. Ding, K.L. Turner and N.C. MacDonlad. Application Of Millisecond Pulsed Laser Welding In MEMS Packaging, Hiltonhead Conference 2010, A Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Workshop, June 6-10, 2010.

 

P. Bozorgi, C.B. Burgner, Z. Yie, C. Ding, K.L. Turner and N.C. MacDonlad, Application of YAG Pulsed Laser Micro-Welding in MEMS Packaging, Nanotech, June 21-25, 2010, Anaheim, CA.

 

C. Ding, P. Bozorgi, M. Sigurdson, N. Srivastava, C. Meinhart, N.C. MacDonald; Superwetting of Micro&Nano Structured TiO2 Surfaces, The 15th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (Transducers), 2009, Denver, CO.

 

C. Ding, N.C. MacDonald, Nanocomposite contact material for MEMS switches, Nanotech Conference & Expo 2009,  Houston, TX

 

C. Ding, N. Srivastava, P. Bogorzi, M. Sigurdson, C. Meinhart, N.C. MacDonald, Wicking study of nanostructured titania surfaces for flat heat pipes,  Nanotech Conference & Expo 2009,  Houston, TX

 

C. Ding, G. Soni, P. Bozorgi, C. D. Meinhart, and N.C. MacDonald; A Titanium Based Flat Heat Pipe,  2008 ASME conference, Boston, MA.

 

X.T. Huang, S. Todd, C. Ding, N.C. MacDonald, Bulk-Titanium Waveguide–a New Building Block for Microwave Planar Circuits. in NSTI NanoTech. June 1-5, 2008. Boston.

 

S. Zuruzi, M. C. Ward, C. S. Ding, N. C. MacDonald, Composite Contacts in Microsystems: Integration of Metal-Nanostructured Titania NanoComposite, Spring Meeting of the Materials Research Society, San Francisco, March 28th to April 1st 2005.

 

C. Ding, X. Huang, G. Gregori, E. R. Parker, M. P. Rao, D. R. Clarke, and N. C. MacDonald, "Development of Bulk Titanium Based MEMS RF Switch for Harsh Environment Applications," Proceedings of the 2005 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE 2005), Orlando, Florida, 5-11 Nov. 2005.

A. J. Monkowski, A. Morrill, and N. C. MacDonald, "Arrayed nanostructured titania functionalized for hydrogen sensing" Proceedings of the 210th meeting of the Electrochemcial Society (ECS 2006), Cancun, Mexico

E. R. Parker, M. P. Rao, K. L. Turner, and N. C. MacDonald, "Bulk Titanium Microneedles with Embedded Microfluidic Networks for Transdermal Drug Delivery," Proceedings of the 19th IEEE Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS 2006), Istanbul, Turkey, 22-26 Jan. 2006.

C. Ding, X. Huang, G. Gregori, E. R. Parker, M. P. Rao, D. R. Clarke, and N. C. MacDonald, "Development of Bulk Titanium Based MEMS RF Switch for Harsh Environment Applications," Proceedings of the 2005 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE 2005), Orlando, Florida, 5-11 Nov. 2005.

G.D. Cole, "Tunable Vertical-Cavity SOAs: a unique combination of tunable filtering and optical gain," SPIE Optics East, IT103 Optoelectronic Devices: Physics, Fabrication, and Application II, Boston, MA, 23 - 26 Oct. 2005. (invited)

Y. T. Zhang, F. Bottausci, M. P. Rao, I. Mezic, and N. C. MacDonald, "Fabrication of a Titanium Microelectrode Chip to Investigate Bulk Titanium Micromachining Capability for Microfluidic Devices," Proceedings of the 9th International Conference of Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (MicroTAS 2005), Boston, MA, 9-13 Oct. 2005.

E. R. Parker, L. S. Hirst, C. R. Safinya, and N. C. MacDonald, "Bulk Titanium Microfluidic Networks for Protein Self-Assembly Studies," Proceedings of the 9th International Conference of Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (MicroTAS 2005), Boston, MA, 9-13 Oct. 2005.

S. E. Boeshore, E. R. Parker, V. Lughi, and N. C. ManDonald, "Aluminum Nitride Thin Films on Titanium for Piezoelectric MEMS Applications," IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 18-21 Sept. 2005.

Y. T. Zhang, F. Bottausci, N. C. MacDonald, and I. Mezic, "Experimental Study of the Two Frequency Effects on a Linear Electrode Array," Proceedings of the 27th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC 05), Shanghai, Chine, 1-4 Sept. 2005.

G. D. Cole, J. E. Bowers, K. L. Turner, N. C. MacDonald, "Dynamic Characterization of MEMS tunable vertical-cavity SOAs," in Proceedings of the IEEE/LEOS International Conference on Optical MEMS and Their Applications (MOEMS 2005), Oulu, Finland, 1 - 4 Aug. 2005, Presentation F4.

G. D. Cole, E. S. Björlin, Q. Chen, C.-Y. Chan, S. Wu, C. S. Wang, J. E. Bowers, N. C. Macdonald, "Design and Analysis of MEMS tunable semiconductor optical amplifiers," in Proceedings of 17th International Conference on InP and Related Materials, 8 - 12 May 2005.

L. A. Callaghan, V. Lughi, M. V. Requa, D. R. Clarke, N. C. MacDonald, K. L. Turner, "Comparison of Suspended versus Clamped Aluminum Nitride Acoustic Resonators," Spring Meeting of the Materials Research Society, San Francisco, March 28th - April 1st (2005), Presentation J5.1.

A. S. Zuruzi, M. S. Ward, C.-S. Ding, N. C. MacDonald, "Composite Contacts in Microsystems: Fabrication of Metal-Nanostructured Titania Nanocomposites," Spring Meeting of the Materials Research Society, San Francisco, March 28th - April 1st (2005), Poster J18.21.

Diana DeRosa, Zuruzi Abu Samah, Noel C. MacDonald, "Facile Fabrication and Integration of Patterned Nanostructured Titania into Microsystems: Effect of Parent Ti Microstructure on Kinetics of Reaction," Spring Meeting of the Materials Research Society, San Francisco, March 28th - April 1st (2005), Poster R8.12.

M. P. Rao, M. F. Aimi, E. R. Parker, and N. C. MacDonald, "Single-mask, high-aspect-ratio, 3-D micromachining of bulk titanium," in Technical Digest of the 18th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems: MEMS 2005, Miami, FL, Jan. 30–Feb. 3, 2005, pp. 64-67.

A. S. Zuruzi, A. Kolmakov, M. Moskovits, N. C. MacDonald, "Low-Cost Integrated Sensors Utilizing Patterned Nano-structured Titania Arrays Fabricated Using a Simple Process," Fall Meeting of the Materials Research Society, Boston, November 29th - December 3rd (2004), Paper A7.5.

Y. Zhang, E. R. Parker, M. P. Rao, M. F. Aimi, I. Mezic, and N. C. MacDonald, “Titanium bulk micromachining for bioMEMS: A DEP device as a demonstration,” to be published in the Proceedings of the 2004 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and RD&D Expo, Anaheim, CA, November 13-19, 2004.

E. R. Parker, M. F. Aimi, B. J. Thibeault, M. P. Rao, and N. C. MacDonald, “High-aspect-ratio inductively coupled plasma etching of bulk titanium for MEMS applications,” Proceedings of the 206th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society, Honolulu, HI, October 3-8, 2004.

L. A. Callaghan, V. Lughi, M. V. Requa, N. C. MacDonald, D. R. Clarke, and K. L. Turner, "Fabrication and testing of beam supported AlN FBARs," 2004 IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control 50th Anniversary Joint Conference.

G. D. Cole, Q. Chen, E. S. Björlin, T. Kimura, S. Wu, C. S. Wang, J. E. Bowers, and N. C. Macdonald, "Wavelength selection in MEMS tunable vertical-cavity SOAs," 15th Optical Amplifiers and their Applications OSA Topical Meeting and Exhibit, San Francisco, CA, 26 - 30 June 2004.

M. P. Rao, M. F. Aimi, and N. C. MacDonald, "Bulk Micromachined Titanium Micromirror Device with Sloping Electrode Geometry," 2004 Solid-State Sensor, Actuator, and Microsystems Workshop, Hilton Head Isl., SC, 6-10 June 2004.

G. D. Cole, Q. Chen, E. S. Björlin, T. Kimura, S. Wu, C. S. Wang, J. E. Bowers, N. C. MacDonald, "Microelectromechanical Tunable Long-Wavelength Vertical-Cavity Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers," in Proceedings of 16th International Conference on InP and Related Materials, Paper FA2-4, 31 May - 4 June 2004, pp. 708-711.

A. S. Zuruzi, B. C. Butler, E. R. Parker, A. Ahmed, H. Evans, C. R. Safinya and N. C. MacDonald, “Integrating Biomaterials into Microsystems: Formation and Characterization of Nanostructured Titania,” MRS Spring 2004 Meeting, San Francisco, April 12th -16th.

Y. Li, M. Yasa, A. S. Zuruzi, N. C. MacDonald, C. R. Safinya, “A Bragg Fresnel Focusing Mirror with an Integrated Micro-Electromechanical Bender,” 2004 American Physical Society Annual Meeting, Montreal, March 22nd -26th.

L. S. Hirst, Z. Abu Samah, E. R. Parker, Y. Li, R. Pynn, N. C. MacDonald and C. R. Safinya, “Ordering of Filamentous Proteins and Associated molecules via Micro-channel Confinement,” 2004 American Physical Society Annual Meeting, Montreal, Quebec, Canada 22-26 March 2004.

A. Paranjpye, N. C. MacDonald and G. E. Beltz, “A Nanoscale Composite Material for Enhanced Damage Tolerance in MEMS Applications,” in Technical Proceedings of the 2004 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Boston, March 7-11th, pp. 363-366, 2004.

Y. T. Zhang, H. Chen, I. Mezic, C. D. Meinhart, L. Petzold, N.C. MacDonald, “SOI Processing of a Ring Electrokinetic Chaotic Micromixer,” in Technical Proceedings of the 2004 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume I, Boston, March 7-11th, pp. 292-295, 2004.

A. M. Pyzyna, D. R. Clarke, N. C. MacDonald, “Thermal Oxidation-Induced Strain In Silicon Nanobeams,” in Proceedings of the 17th IEEE International Conference on MicroElectroMechanical Systems, 2004.

H. Chen, Y. T. Zhang, I. Mezic, C. D. Meinhart, and Petzold, L., “Numerical simulation of an electroosmotic micromixer,” in Proceedings of ASME IMECE, Washington DC, Nov.16-21th, 2003.

A. S. Zuruzi, B. C. Butler, C. R. Safinya, N. C. MacDonald, “Enhanced Initial Attachment of Fibroblast Cells on Titanium Oxide and Nitride Thin Films,” Materials Research Society, Fall 2003, Boston, December 1st -5th.

M. F. Aimi, M. P. Rao, N. C. MacDonald, “Bulk Micromachined Titanium MEMS,” Materials Research Society, Fall 2003, Boston, A11.4

A. Paranjpye, G. E. Beltz, N. C. MacDonald, “An Analytical Model for the Effect of Elastic Modulus Mismatch on Laminate Threshold Strength,” Materials Research Society, Fall 2003, Boston, Q8.37