• A development of the motile sperm sorting microfluidic devices 

    Seo, Duckbong, 1971- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    The objectives of this research are developing and improving an inexpensive and convenient microfluidic device to apply to sperm cell sorting. Based on well known soft-lithography fabrication method which contains rapid ...
  • Electrostatically actuated and bi-stable MEMS structures 

    Upadhye, Abhijit (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    Bistable compliant micro-structures offer a tremendous advantage in the industry today, as these structures have an ability to maintain their shape even in power-off condition. Bistable mechanisms implemented in MEMS devices ...
  • Mechanical and thermal buckling of thin films 

    Paspuleti, Suma (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2005)
    Devices with feature size on the order of one micrometer have found widespread applications in science and engineering. MEMS, is a rapidly growing technology for the fabrication of miniature devices which provides a way ...
  • Positive displacement fluid flutter using plate strain energy deflection 

    Chapman, Robert D. (Robert Douglas) (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    In nature, there exist highly evolved mechanical systems which exploit passive mechanical compliance and material property transients to impart hydraulic actuation and fluid motion. The human heart generates blood flow ...
  • Signal processing techniques for nonlinearity identification of structures using transient response 

    Dinardo, Joseph E., 1984- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    In this work, an alternate method for determining nonlinearity of vibrating structures is investigated. In contrast to previous approaches, transient vibrations have been used in combination with advanced signal processing ...
  • A study of parametric excitation applied to a MEMS tuning fork gyroscope 

    Lee, Yongsik, 1970- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    The current MEMS ( gyroscopes which normally use the electro static force to excite the comb drive are faced with the limitations such as low precision, coupling problem, and poor robustness. We propose to use parametric ...