MEMS/Nano Synthesis

The goal of this project is to create useful, efficient design synthesis tools for MEMS devices. Design synthesis tools can help engineers develop rapid, optimal configurations for a given set of performance and constraint guidelines. The following are previous projects:

MEMS Design Synthesis and Optimization

Interactive Evolutionary Computation

Case-Based Reasoning for MEMS Design



C.L. Cobb, Y. Zhang, and A. M. Agogino, “MEMS Design Synthesis: Integrating Case-based Reasoning and Multi-objective Genetic Algorithms,” SPIE Smart Materials and Nano- and Micro-Smart Systems Conference. Adelaide, Australia, December 10-13, 2006. (Invited Paper)

Zhang, Y., “MEMS Design Synthesis Based on Hybrid Evolutionary Computation,” Doctoral Dissertation, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California at Berkeley. 2006.

C.L. Cobb and A.M. Agogino, “Case-Based Reasoning for the Design of Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems,” In Proc. of ASME 2006 IDETC/CIE Conferences, September 10-13, 2006, #DETC2006-99120.

Zhang, Y., R. Kamalian, A.M. Agogino, and C.H. Sequin, “Design Synthesis of Microelectromechanical Systems Using Genetic Algorithms with Component-Based Genotype Representation,” In Proc. of GECCO 2006. Seattle, Washington July 8-12, 2006.

Kamalian, R, Zhang, Y., Agogino, A.M. and Takagi, H., “Reduced Human Fatigue Interactive Evolutionary Computation For Micromachine Design,” International Conf. on Machine Learning and Cybernetics (ICMLC) 2005, August 2005, Guangzhou, China.

Kamalian, R. and A.M. Agogino, “Improving Evolutionary MEMS Synthesis through Fabrication and Testing Feedback,” IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC) 2005, October 2005, Waikoloa, HI, USA.

Zhang, Y., R. Kamalian, A.M. Agogino, “Hierarchical MEMS Synthesis and Optimization,” SPIE Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, Paper No. 5763-12, March 7-10, 2005, San Diego CA.

Kamalian, R., “Evolutionary Synthesis of MEMS Devices,” Doctoral Dissertation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley. 2004.

Graf, S., “GA Building Blocks and Data Structures for MEMS/NEMS Design Automation and Synthesis,” Diploma Thesis, Department of Computer Science, RWTH Aachen (in cooperation with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley). 2004.

Zarif, M.R., “Categorization of Current MEMS Suspension Design Variants,” MS Plan II report, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley. 2004.

Kamalian, R.H., Agogino, A.M., and Takagi, H., “The Role Of Constraints and Human Interaction in Evolving MEMS Designs: Microresonator Case Study,” Proceedings of DETC’04, ASME 2004 Design Engineering Technical Conference, Design Automation track, Paper # DETC2004-57462, CD ROM, ISBN # I710CD.

Kamalian, R.H., Takagi, H., and Agogino, A.M., “Optimized Design of MEMS by Evolutionary Multi-objective Optimization with Interactive Evolutionary Computation,” Proceedings of the GECCO 2004 (Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference). ISBN # 3-540-22343-6, Vol. 2, pp. 1030-1041. 2004.

Kamalian, R., N. Zhou, A.M. Agogino, “A Comparison of MEMS Synthesis Techniques,” Proceedings of the 1st Pacific Rim Workshop on Transducers and Micro/Nano Technologies (Xiamen, China, July 22-24, 2002), pp.239-242.

Kamalian, Raffi, Ning Ning Zhou, Alice Agogino, and Kris Pister, “MEMS Synthesis Using Stochastic Optimization,” Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center Researchers’ Industrial Advisory Board, March 12-13, 2002.

Zhou, Ningning, Alice M. Agogino and K.S. Pister, “Automated Design Synthesis for Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS),” Proceedings of the ASME Design Automation Conference, September 29-October 2 2002, Montreal, Canada.

J. V. Clark, D. Bindel, W. Kao, E. Zhu, A. Kuo, N. Zhou, J. Nie, J. Demmel, Z. Bai, S. Govindjee, K. S. J. Pister, M. Gu, A. Agogino, “Addressing the Needs of Complex MEMS Design,” Proceedings of the 15th IEEE International MEMS Conference, (January 20-24, 2002, Las Vegas, Nevada), IEEE, ISBN 0-7803-7187-9, 2002, pp. 204-209. 2002.

Zhou, Ningning, Bo Zhu, Alice Agogino, Kris Pister, “Evolutionary Synthesis of MEMS (Microelectronic Mechanical Systems) Design,” Proceedings of ANNIE 2001, Intelligent Engineering Systems through Artificial Neural Networks, Vol. 11, ASME Press, pp. 197-202.