13-year experience of designing, simulating, and fabricating MEMS/NEMS devices, Scientific modeling / computing / visualization, etc.
EDUCATION 2012-2014, MS in Computational Engineering and Science, School of Computing, University of Utah, Salt Lake City. (GPA=3.85/4.0) 2004-2009, PhD in Microelectronics, Institute of Microelectronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China. 2000-2004, BS in Microelectronics, School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science, Peking University, Beijing, China.
WORK EXPERIENCE 2012-2013, Research Assistant, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Utah. (1) Developed 2 new methods to fabricate nanoscale metal ribbons for growing ultrathin graphene devices. (2) Designed, simulated, and fabricated a novel MEMS graphene inductor. (3) Developing MEMS reconfigurable graphene THz filters. 2009-2012, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Utah / Utah State University. (1) Designed and fabricated a MEMS DNA sensor. (2) Developed two types of novel 1 VOLT, 1 GHz MEMS switch. (3) Developed a novel MEMS 900 MHz electrostatic silicon delay line. 2004-2009, PhD research, Institute of Microelectronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. (1) Designed, simulated, and fabricated a novel T-shaped piezoelectric ZnO sensor with high sensitivity. (2) Established a MEMS sensor measurement platform and evaluated its measurement uncertainty. (3) Proposed an optimization method for enhancing the sensitivity of V-shaped cantilever sensors. 2000-2004 Undergraduate research, Peking University. . (1) Invented a useful micromachined angular rate sensor called Fang-Bar fluidic angular rate sensor. (2) Solved a world-famous mathematical puzzle called 4-peg Hanoi Tower problem.
PROFESSIONAL SKILLS 13-year experience of designing, simulating, and fabricating MEMS/NEMS devices, Scientific modeling/computing/visualization, etc.
MEMS TECHNIQUES Photolithography, evaporation, sputtering, wet-etching, lift-off, RIE, DRIE, CMP, ALD, AFM, ellipsometer, profilometer, Nanospec, IV-CV probe station, SEM, etc.
ACADEMIC MAIN COURSES Microsensors, Technology and Application of Modern Sensors, MEMS Analysis and Design, Introduction to Bio-MEMS and Nano-biological Technology, Robotics, Optics, Theoretical Mechanics, Methods of Mathematical Physics, Electromagnetism, Thermodynamics and Statistics, Semiconductor Physics, CAD for Integrated Circuits, Advanced Analog Integrated Circuit, MOS Integrated Circuits, Experiments in Microelectronics, Analysis and Application of Vibrating Modes, Thin Film Physics, Scientific Computing, Scientific Visualization, Mathematical Modeling, Data Mining, Data Structures, Advanced Mathematics, Linear Algebra, Introduction to Computing, Digital Logic, Microcomputer Architectures, Microcomputer Experiments, etc.
PUBLICATIONS 1) Yi Ou, Zhigang Li, Furong Qu, Kai Yang,Yu Liu, Dapeng Chen, and Tianchun Ye. Investigation on Performance and Vacuum Package of MEMS Infrared Focal Plane Arrays. IEEE Electron Device Letters, 2013, Vol. PP, Issue 99, 1-3. 2) Kai Yang, and Xi Zhou. MIDI-LAB, a Powerful Visual Basic Program for Creating MIDI Music. International Journal of Software Engineering & Applications, 2012, Vol. 3, No. 4, 1-12. 3) Kai Yang, Zhigang Li, and Dapeng Chen. Design and Fabrication of a novel T-Shaped Piezoelectric ZnO Cantilever Sensor. Active and Passive Electronic Components, 2012, Vol. 2012, 1-7. 4) Kai Yang, Zhigang Li, Liwei Shang, and Weidong Yi. Design and Analysis of a Novel Surface Acoustic Wave Micro Position Sensor. Journal of Electromagnetic Analysis and Applications, 2011, Vol. 3, 439-442. 5) Yu Hui, Kai Yang, Binbin Jiao, Yupeng Jing, and Dapeng Chen. Simple sticking models and adhesion criterion to predict sticking effects of fixed-fixed beams in RF MEMS switch design. Proceedings of the 5th Annual IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems (IEEE-NEMS 2010), 997-1001. 6) Kai Yang, Zhigang Li, Yupeng Jing, Dapeng Chen and Tianchun Ye. Research on the resonant frequency formula of V-shaped cantilevers. Proceedings of the 4th Annual IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems (IEEE-NEMS 2009), 59-62. 7) Kai Yang, Zhigang Li, Yupeng Jing, Dapeng Chen and Tianchun Ye. A simple prediction method for composite rectangular microcantilevers with equal-width and the optimization. Microelectronics Journal, 2009, Vol.40, No. 8, 1196-1201. 8) Kai Yang, Zhigang Li, Yupeng Jing, and Dapeng Chen. Research progress of SAW gas sensors. Electronic Components & Materials, 2008, Vol. 27, 26-30. 9) Chaoqun Gao, Binbin Jiao, Maozhe Liu, Quanbao Li, and Kai Yang. MEMS/CMOS compatible gas sensors based on spectroscopy analysis. Journal of Semiconductors, 2008, Vol. 29, No. 10, 2043-2049. 10) Kai Yang, Zhigang Li, Yupeng Jing, and Dapeng Chen. Uncertainty evaluation for measurement result of the indication error in MEMS sensors electrical parameters batch measurement platform. Chinese Journal of Scientific Instrument, 2007, Vol. 28, No. 8, Supplement III, 143-147. 11) Kai Yang, Jian Zhou, and Guizhen Yan. The research on MEMS fang-bar fluidic angular rate sensor. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Solid State and Integrated Circuit Technology (ICSICT 2004), Vol. 3, 1808-1811. 12) Kai Yang, and Chuan Xu. Preliminary probe of 4-peg Hanoi tower. Acta Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Pekinensis, 2004, Vol. 40, No. 1, 99-106.
PATENTS 1) Jian Zhou, Guizhen Yan, and Kai Yang. Miniature fluidic angular rate sensor. Chinese Patent Number: 200420009040. 2) Kai Yang, Jian Zhou, and Guizhen Yan. Fluidic angular rate sensor and its preparation method. Chinese Patent Number: 200410009349. 3) Kai Yang, Dapeng Chen, Yupeng Jing, Binbin Jiao, and Zhigang Li. Protection method of alkaline solution etching. Chinese Patent Number: 200710176932.