Transducers and Actuators

Current Research Projects

  1. Design and Development of MEMS-based Piezoelectric Acoustic Sensor for Low-Frequency Applications
    Duration: 3 years (2018-2021), Sponsoring Agency: SERB, DST
  2. Design and fabrication of Large Deflection MEMS Bimorph Elements for Tunable Filters
    Duration: 2 years (2017 to 2019), Sponsoring Agency: ISRO
  3. High-frequency RF MEMS Capacitive switches,
    Duration: 2 years (27-10-2016 to 26-10-2018), Sponsoring Agency: CSIR

Past Research Projects

  1. Name: Development and characterization of RF MEMS switches
    Duration: 3.5 years (4-2-2008 to 31-07-2011), Sponsoring Agency: SAC, ISRO
  2. Name: Fabrication of MEMS Acoustic Sensor for Launch Vehicle Applications
    Duration: 4 Years (2008 to 2012), Sponsoring Agency: Sponsoring Agency: Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) Thiruvananthapuram
  3. Name: Innovative high k-dielectric RF MEMS SPST and SPDT switch: design and development
    Duration: 2 years (02-01, 2012 to 03-01-2014), Sponsoring Agency: NPMASS, ADA, Bangalore
  4. Name: Digital Micro-mirror Devices (WP-11) under Micro-Sensys (SIP) PSC-201
    Duration: 5 years (April 2012 to March 2017), Sponsoring Agency: CSIR
  5. Name: RF MEMS Switch (WP-12) under Micro-sensys (SIP) PSC 201
    Duration: 5 years (April 2012 to March 2017), Sponsoring Agency: CSIR

Current Research Activities

  • High power RF MEMS ohmic and capacitive switches and switch matrices
  • RF MEMS packaging technology development
  • Bimorph based tunable cavity resonant filters
  • Pyroelectric an SMR-FBAR sensors
  • MEMS based hinge anchored structures
  • Biomimetic bimorph structures
  • Neutron Detectors in collaboration with DRDO

Past Research Activities

  • High k-dielectric RF MEMS capacitive switches
  • Digital Micro-mirrors
  • Pressure sensors
  • Acoustic sensors