Kristofer S.J. Pister (Advisor)

Research Advised by Professor Kristofer S.J. Pister

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BSAC's Best: Spring 2019 Winners Announced

March 8, 2019

BSAC would like to thank the 107 researchers who presented their research during BSAC's Spring 2019 Research Review, March 6-8.

40+ attending industrial members from 28 member organizations voted for the best presentations and posters, resulting in Best Paper and Best Poster awards.

Ali Darvishian

Best Paper...

BSAC's Best: Spring 2013 Winners Announced

March 8, 2013

BSAC would like to thank the 170 researchers who presented their work in poster or plenary sessions at the Spring 2013 BSAC Research Review on March 6-8.

70 attending industrial members from 37 member organizations voted for the best presentations and posters, resulting in Best Paper and Best Poster awards (certificate and cash).

 Joseph Greenspun
Best Paper...

Brian Kilberg

Alumni
Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
Professor Kristofer S.J. Pister (Advisor)
Ph.D. 2020

BSAC's Best: Fall 2019 Winners Announced

September 19, 2019

BSAC would like to thank the 102 researchers who presented their research during BSAC's Fall 2019 Research Review, September 18-19.

BSAC Industrial Members voted for their favorite oral presentations and posters. Please join us in congratulating the winners of the Fall 2019 Best of BSAC honors!

Jean-Etienne Tremblay

Best Paper...

BSAC's Best: Fall 2020 Oral Presentation Winners Announced

September 24, 2020

BSAC would like to thank all of the researchers who presented their research during BSAC's Fall 2020 Research Review, September 21-23.

BSAC Industrial Members voted for their favorite oral presentations and the results are in. Please join us in congratulating the winners of the Fall 2020 Best of BSAC honors, Mallika Bariya and Daniel Teal!

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BSAC's Best: Spring 2018 Winners Announced

March 8, 2018

BSAC would like to thank the 123 researchers who presented their work in poster or plenary sessions at the Spring 2018 BSAC Research Review on March 7-9.

56 attending industrial members from 32 member organizations voted for the best presentations and posters, resulting in Best Paper and Best Poster awards (certificate and cash).


BSAC Best Paper

Qi Wang
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Jackson Paddock

Alumni
Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
Professor Kristofer S.J. Pister (Advisor)
M.S. 2021

MEMS-Actuated Carbon Fibers

Rachel Zoll
Kristofer S.J. Pister
2019

This thesis presents a MEMS actuator capable of extruding or pulling itself along a sub-10μm diameter carbon fiber. The compact silicon microfabricated MEMS actuator can extrude fibers over many millimeters of distance with micron-level precision and is powered externally via high-voltage control signals.

One specific application demonstrated in this work is the insertion of microelectrodes for cortical neural recording. Microwire and microelectrode arrays used for cortical neural...

The Ionocraft: Flying Microrobots With No Moving Parts

Daniel Drew
Kristofer S.J. Pister
2018
Enabling a future full of insect-scale robots will require progress on a huge number of fronts, one of which is the development of mobility platforms designed to operate beyond the scaling frontier of commercially available solutions. The vast majority of researchers seeking to create functional centimeter-scale flying robots have turned towards biomimeticpropulsion mechanisms, specifically flapping wings. In this work I take a very different tack, investigating a propulsion mechanism with no natural analogue —...