Yogesh Gianchandani

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University: 
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Unit: 
Engineering
Department: 
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Title: 
Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science; Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Phone: 
(734) 615-6407
Short bio: 

Ph.D. University of Michigan. Electrical Engineering.

Research summary: 

Design and fabrication of microsensors, microactuators, and micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) for a variety of applications such as inertial sensing, environmental sensing, scanning microscopy, microfluidics, microoptics, and biomedical instrumentation; Development of manufacturing processes using combinations of traditional and novel materials and techniques, for example, micro-electro-discharge machining and microplasmas; Design of interface circuits for MEMS and development of co-fabrication techniques for circuits and MEMS. 

Recent publications: 

C.K. Eun, Y. Gianchandani, “Microdischarge-Based Sensors and Actuators for Portable Microsystems,” IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, 48(6), pp. 814-826, June 2012 

K. Visvanathan, Y.B. Gianchandani, “Thermal Stimulation Using Microheaters for Locomotion Control of Airborne, Ambulatory and Aquatic Insects,” IOP Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 21, Nov. 2011, paper 125002, pp. 1-9, DOI: 10.1088/0960-1317/21/12/125002

E. Hendarto, Y.B. Gianchandani, “A Non-Contact Method for Spatially Localized Precipitation of Liquid Suspensions Using Marangoni Forces,” IOP Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 21, paper 115028, pp. 1-7, DOI:10.1088/0960-1317/21/11/115028, published on-line, Oct. 25, 2011

K. Visvanathan, T. Li, Y.B. Gianchandani, “A Biopsy Tool with Integrated Piezoceramic Elements for Needle Tract Cauterization and Cauterization Monitoring,” Biomedical Microdevices, in press, 8-22-11

J. Liu, N.K. Gupta, K.D. Wise, Y.B. Gianchandani, X. Fan, “Demonstration of motionless Knudsen pump based micro-gas chromatography featuring micro-fabricated columns and on-column detectors,” Lab-on-a-Chip, 11(20), pp. 3487-3492, August 2011

K. Visvanathan, Y.B. Gianchandani, “Locomotion response of airborne, ambulatory and aquatic insects to thermal stimulation using piezoceramic microheaters, ” IOP Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 21, Nov. 2011, paper 125002, pp. 1-9

Keywords: 
MEMS and Microsystems; Implantable biomedical devices; Microsensors for harsh environments