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Dr Andrew Fleming

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School of Elect Engineering and Computer Science (Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Building a future from the atoms up

Australian Research Fellow Associate Professor Andrew Fleming has co-authored a significant new book that is of particular interest to researchers in mechatronics and in control applied to atomic force microscopy and other nanopositioning applications.

Dr Andrew Fleming 

Design, Modeling and Control of Nanopositioning Systems, co-authored with Associate Professor Kam K Leang from the University of Nevada, is the first comprehensive text on the complete design cycle of nanopositioning systems.

Published in 2014, the book covers three broad areas covering precision control theory; the complete process of nanopositioning control including practical difficulties and their solution; and applying basic principles to experimental application in atomic force microscopes.

Fleming's previous publications include over 130 papers for journals and conferences and three books. He also has six patent applications with international licensing in 13 countries.

A graduate of the University with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering in 2000 and a PhD in 2004, Fleming is currently a Associate Professor with the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Director of the University's Precision Mechatronics Lab. The Lab enables a multidisciplinary group of electrical engineers, mechanical engineers and physicists to combine their knowledge to develop new mechatronic and robotic technologies for fabrication, imaging and health care. Fleming's research focuses on nanofabrication, micro-robotics, metrological sensing, nano-positioning and high-speed scanning probe microscopy.

Over the past 12 years, Fleming has secured over $10 million in funding, including a  $750,000 Australian Research Council Future Fellowship for full-time research from 2014 to 2017 into miniaturising piezoelectric sensors. Amongst the many awards received in his stellar career, Fleming received the Newcastle Innovation Rising Star Award for Excellence in Industrial Engagement and Technology Transfer in 2012 and was named the University of Newcastle's Researcher of the Year in 2007.

"There is an ever increasing demand for higher performance and miniaturisation in mechatronic systems such as semiconductor process machinery, atomic force microscopy, and biomedical devices", explains Fleming. "This demand is driving the development of new high-performance methods for sensing and actuation, precision fabrication, and control.

"Research at the Precision Mechatronics Lab is at the forefront of these developments with a number of new technologies for building and controlling new miniature piezoelectric systems. These technologies are being applied to applications such as integrated circuit fabrication, ultrasonic machining, miniature robotics, and high performance motion control."

Fleming was also successful in receiving a $266,300 Australian Research Council 2015 Discovery Project grant for his research into atomic resolution sensors for imaging and metrological science.

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Dr Andrew Fleming

Building a future from the atoms up

Dr Andrew Fleming's research includes optical nanofabrication, nanopositioning control systems, high-speed scanning probe microscopy, micro-cantilever sensors,

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Career Summary

Biography

Dr. Andrew J. Fleming graduated from The University of Newcastle with a Ph.D in 2004. He is presently an Australian Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, The University of Newcastle, Australia. His research includes optical nanofabrication, nanopositioning control systems, high-speed scanning probe microscopy, micro-cantilever sensors, and metrological position sensors. Academic awards include the University of Newcastle Vice-Chancellors Award for Researcher of the Year and the IEEE Control Systems Society Outstanding Paper Award for research published in the IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology. Dr. Fleming is the co-author of two books, several patent applications and more than 100 Journal and Conference papers. In addition to his academic outputs, Dr. Fleming has track record of technology transfer. In particular, he is the author or co-author of four patent applications:
• A Positioning System and Method; 2010; PCT: WO 2010/040185 A1, A. J. Fleming (This patent is presently being examined in 13 countries)
• Power Harvesting From Piezoelectric Transducers; 2002, Australian Provisional; A. J. Fleming, S. O. R. Moheimani
• An Electro-magnetic Vibrational Damping Apparatus; 2002, Australian Provisional; S. Behrens, A. J. Fleming, S. O. R. Moheimani
• An Impedance Synthesizing Arrangement, An Improved Vibrational Damping, Apparatus and a Method for Deriving a Digital Signal Processing Algorithm; 2001; PCT/AU01/00566 US Appln.No.10/295822; A. J. Fleming, S. Behrens, S. O. R Moheimani Dr. Fleming has co-organized nine invited sessions at international conferences since 2005. These include:
• "Control Techniques for High-Speed Scanning Probe Microscopy” and “Enabling Control in High-Speed Scanning Probe Microscopy” at the American Control Conference, Vancouver, June 2012.
• “Control of Nanopositioning and Scanning Probe-Based Systems” at the American Control Conference, San Francisco, June 2011.
• “Nanopositioning and Scanning Probe Systems” and “Advanced Control Methods for Nano-Measurements” at the American Control Conference, Baltimore, June, 2010.
• “Control of Nanopositioning and SPM Systems”, “Modeling and Control of Nanopositioning and SPM Systems” and “Feedforward Control of Nanopositioning and SPM Systems” at the American Control Conference, St Louis, 2009.
• “Micro- and Nano-Positioning” at the Joint IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and the European Control Conference, Seville, Spain, 2005. Dr. Fleming recently presented the invited workshop “Measurement and Control for High-Speed Sub-Atomic Positioning in Scanning Probe Microscopes” at the IEEE Conference on Robotics and Automation in Anchorage, May, 2010.

Research Expertise

Dr. Fleming has made extensive contributions to the dynamics, control and analysis of scanning probe systems. For example in "Bridging the gap between conventional and video-speed scanning probe microscopes" Ultramicroscopy, August, 2010, 110(9), 1205-1214, a combination of new mechanics, control techniques, and a new imaging pattern allow the speed of a scanning probe microscope to be increased by more than two orders-of-magnitude without loss of image quality. The reduction of image acquisition time from 200s to 1s opens up an entirely new range of imaging possibilities where the sample is not static. Examples include the imaging of dynamic polymeric reactions and the live observation of biomolecules and cells. The increases in speed increases also allow a probe-based fabrication technique to practically produce complex micro- and nano-structures. Another example of Dr. Fleming’s contribution to this research field is journal paper "Nanopositioning system with force feedback for high-performance tracking and vibration control" IEEE Transactions on Mechatronics, June, 2010, 15(3), 433-447. This paper describes a new sensor and control system that eliminates the mechanical resonance of a nanopositioner. Due to the elimination of resonance and the low sensor noise, an object can be maneuvered to the resolution of a single atom in less than 1ms. This could potentially enable a probe-based fabrication system to create thousands of features per second with atomic resolution. This work is presently being patented in thirteen countries. A further example of innovation in scanning probe systems is "Sensorless vibration suppression and scan compensation for piezoelectric tube nanopositioners", IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, January, 2006, 14(1), 33-44. This paper introduces a unique sensorless technique for the actuation and control of piezoelectric tube scanners. A positioning resolution of 10 Angstroms was reported over a wide-bandwidth and range of 100 micrometers. This paper was awarded the 2007 IEEE Control Systems Society TCST Outstanding Paper Award and has received more than 70 citations to date. Dr. Fleming's earlier research included structural and acoustic control utilizing piezoelectric transducers. In precision machines, such as hard disk drives or milling machines, small amounts of vibration and long settling times reduce the accuracy and speed of the device. Damping augmentation can simultaneously improve both of these performance measures. 

Administrative Expertise
• Member of the University of Newcastle Research Development Advisory Group (2009-2010)

Collaborations
Dr. Fleming is a frequent collaborator and visitor to a number of internationally recognized research labs. Recent collaborations include: • Dr. Kam Leang at the Electroactive Systems and Control Lab, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Reno, Nevada. • Professor Santosh Devasia at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle. • Professor Frank Allgöwer at the Institute for Systems Theory and Automatic Control, University of Stuttgart, Germany. • Associate Professor Georg Schitter at the Centre for Precision and Microsystems Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands. • Mr. Arnfinn Eielsen at the Department of Engineering Cybernetics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology.


Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Atomic Force Microscopy
  • Control Systems
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Micro-cantilever sensors
  • Nanometer Position Sensors
  • Nanopositioning
  • Optical Microfabrication
  • Probe Based Nanofabrication
  • Scanning Probe Microscopy

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
010299Applied Mathematics not elsewhere classified15
029999Physical Sciences not elsewhere classified20
090699Electrical and Electronic Engineering not elsewhere classified65

Professional Experience

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2014 - Fellow ARCUniversity of Newcastle
School of Elect Engineering and Computer Science
Australia
1/01/2009 - 1/12/2014Fellowship
ARC - Discovery - Projects (including Australian Professorial Fellowships, Queen Elizabeth II Fellowships, and Australian Postdoctoral Fellowships))
University of Newcastle
School of Elect Engineering and Computer Science
Australia
1/01/2009 - Australian Research FellowUniversity of Newcastle
School of Elect Engineering and Computer Science
Australia
1/01/2007 - Editor - Advances in Acoustics and VibrationAdvances in Acoustics and Vibration
Australia
1/01/2006 - 1/12/2008Fellowship APD
ARC - Discovery - Projects (including Australian Professorial Fellowships, Queen Elizabeth II Fellowships, and Australian Postdoctoral Fellowships))
ARC (Australian Research Council)
1/08/2004 - 1/01/2006Research AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
School of Elect Engineering and Computer Science
Australia
1/07/2003 - 1/07/2004Post-doctoral ResearcherUniversity of Newcastle
School of Elect Engineering and Computer Science
Australia

Membership

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2011 - Membership - International Program Committee ACC 2013International Program Committee ACC 2013
Australia
1/01/2004 - Membership - International Program Committee Mechatronic SystemsInternational Program Committee Mechatronic Systems
Australia
1/01/2002 - Membership - The International Society for Optical EngineeringThe International Society for Optical Engineering
Australia
1/01/2000 - Membership - Institution of Electrical and Electronic EngineersInstitution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Australia

Awards

Research Award

YearAward
2012Rising Star Award
Newcastle Innovation
2011Best Student Paper Award - Awarded to Mr. Matt Fairbain
Australian Control Conference
2007Best Paper Award
IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology
2007Researcher of the Year
University of Newcastle
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Fleming AJ, Leang KK, Design, Modeling and Control of Nanopositioning Systems, Springer, Cham, Switzerland, 411 (2014) [A1]
DOI10.1007/978-3-319-06617-2_1
2006Moheimani SO, Fleming AJ, Piezoelectric Transducers for Vibration Control and Damping, Springer, Berlin, 271 (2006) [A1]
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2003Moheimani SO, Halim D, Fleming AJ, Spatial Control of Vibration - Theory and Experiments, World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., Singapore, 223 (2003) [A1]
Co-authorsReza Moheimani

Journal article (58 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Rios SA, Fleming AJ, 'A new electrical configuration for improving the range of piezoelectric bimorph benders', SENSORS AND ACTUATORS A-PHYSICAL, 224 106-110 (2015)
DOI10.1016/j.sna.2015.01.031Author URL
2015Yong YK, Fleming AJ, 'Piezoelectric actuators with integrated high-voltage power electronics', IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 20 611-617 (2015) [C1]

This paper explores the possibility of piezoelectric actuators with integrated high-voltage power electronics. Such devices dramatically simplify the application of piezoelectric actuators since the power electronics are already optimized for the voltage range, capacitance, and power dissipation of the actuator. The foremost consideration is the thermal impedance of the actuator and heat dissipation. Analytical and finite-element methods are described for predicting the thermal impedance of a piezoelectric bender. The predictions are compared experimentally using thermal imaging on a piezoelectric bender with laminated miniature power electronics.

DOI10.1109/TMECH.2014.2311040
CitationsWeb of Science - 1
Co-authorsYuenkuan Yong
2014Namavar M, Fleming AJ, Aleyaasin M, Nakkeeran K, Aphale SS, 'An Analytical Approach to Integral Resonant Control of Second-Order Systems', IEEE-ASME TRANSACTIONS ON MECHATRONICS, 19 651-659 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1109/TMECH.2013.2253115Author URL
CitationsScopus - 1
2014Fleming AJ, 'Measuring and predicting resolution in nanopositioning systems', MECHATRONICS, 24 605-618 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.mechatronics.2013.10.003Author URL
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 2
2014Fleming AJ, 'Measuring and predicting resolution in nanopositioning systems', Mechatronics, 24 605-618 (2014) [C1]

The resolution is a critical performance metric of precision mechatronic systems such as nanopositioners and atomic force microscopes. However, there is not presently a strict definition for the measurement or reporting of this parameter. This article defines resolution as the smallest distance between two non-overlapping position commands. Methods are presented for simulating and predicting resolution in both the time and frequency domains. In order to simplify resolution measurement, a new technique is proposed which allows the resolution to be estimated from a measurement of the closed-loop actuator voltage. Simulation and experimental results demonstrate the proposed techniques. The paper concludes by comparing the resolution benefits of new control schemes over standard output feedback techniques. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

DOI10.1016/j.mechatronics.2013.10.003
CitationsScopus - 1
2014Teo YR, Russell D, Aphale SS, Fleming AJ, 'Optimal integral force feedback and structured PI tracking control: Application for objective lens positioner', Mechatronics, 24 701-711 (2014) [C1]

This paper describes a new vibration damping technique based on Integral Force Feedback (IFF). Classical IFF utilizes a force sensor and integral controller to damp the resonance modes of a mechanical system. However, the maximum modal damping depends on the frequency difference between the system's poles and zeros. If the frequency difference is small, the achievable modal damping may be severely limited. The proposed technique allows an arbitrary damping ratio to be achieved by introducing an additional feed-through term to the control system. This results in an extra degree of freedom that allows the position of the zeros to be modified and the maximum modal damping to be increased. The second contribution of this paper is a structured PI tracking controller that is parameterized to cancel the additional pole introduced by integral force feedback. The parameterized controller has only one tuning parameter and does not suffer from reduced phase margin. The proposed techniques are demonstrated on a piezoelectric objective lens positioner. The results show exceptional tracking and damping performance while maintaining insensitivity to changes in resonance frequency. The maximum bandwidth achievable with a commercial PID controller is 26.1 Hz. In contrast, with the proposed damping and tracking controller, the bandwidth is increased to 255 Hz. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

DOI10.1016/j.mechatronics.2014.04.004
CitationsWeb of Science - 1
2013Fleming AJ, Ninness B, Wills A, 'Recovering the spectrum of a low level signal from two noisy measurements using the cross power spectral density', Review of Scientific Instruments, 84 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1063/1.4815982
Co-authorsBrett Ninness
2013Fleming AJ, 'Charge Drive With Active DC Stabilization for Linearization of Piezoelectric Hysteresis', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ULTRASONICS FERROELECTRICS AND FREQUENCY CONTROL, 60 1630-1637 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1109/TUFFC.2013.2745Author URL
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2013Fleming AJ, 'A review of nanometer resolution position sensors: Operation and performance', SENSORS AND ACTUATORS A-PHYSICAL, 190 106-126 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.sna.2012.10.016Author URL
CitationsScopus - 29Web of Science - 24
2013Yong YK, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SOR, 'A Novel Piezoelectric Strain Sensor for Simultaneous Damping and Tracking Control of a High-Speed Nanopositioner', IEEE-ASME TRANSACTIONS ON MECHATRONICS, 18 1113-1121 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1109/TMECH.2012.2193895Author URL
CitationsScopus - 26Web of Science - 18
Co-authorsYuenkuan Yong, Reza Moheimani
2012Fleming AJ, 'Note: A method for estimating the resolution of nanopositioning systems', Review of Scientific Instruments, 83 086101 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 4
2012Fleming AJ, 'Getting the message about noise across, loud and clear', IEEE Control Systems, 32 110-124 (2012) [C2]
2011Kenton BJ, Fleming AJ, Leang KK, 'Compact ultra-fast vertical nanopositioner for improving scanning probe microscope scan speed', Review of Scientific Instruments, 82 123703 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1063/1.3664613
CitationsScopus - 27Web of Science - 10
2011Fairbairn MW, Moheimani SO, Fleming AJ, 'Q control of an atomic force microscope microcantilever: A sensorless approach', Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 20 1372-1381 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1109/JMEMS.2011.2168809
CitationsScopus - 23Web of Science - 18
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2011Fleming AJ, 'Dual-stage vertical feedback for high-speed scanning probe microscopy', IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 19 156-165 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1109/TCST.2010.2040282
CitationsScopus - 30Web of Science - 23
2010Fleming AJ, Aphale SS, Moheimani SO, 'A new method for robust damping and tracking control of scanning probe microscope positioning stages', IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, 9 438-448 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1109/TNANO.2009.2032418
CitationsScopus - 76Web of Science - 56
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2010Fleming AJ, 'Quantitative scanning probe microscope topographies by charge linearization of the vertical actuator', Review of Scientific Instruments, 81 103701 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1063/1.3488359
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 7
2010Fleming AJ, Kenton BJ, Leang KK, 'Bridging the gap between conventional and video-speed scanning probe microscopes', Ultramicroscopy, 110 1205-1214 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.ultramic.2010.04.016
CitationsScopus - 38Web of Science - 37
2010Fleming AJ, Leang KK, 'Integrated strain and force feedback for high-performance control of piezoelectric actuators', Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 161 256-265 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.sna.2010.04.008
CitationsScopus - 41Web of Science - 34
2010Fleming AJ, 'Nanopositioning system with force feedback for high-performance tracking and vibration control', IEEE-ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 15 433-447 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1109/TMECH.2009.2028422
CitationsScopus - 66Web of Science - 45
2009Leang KK, Fleming AJ, 'High-speed serial-kinematic SPM scanner: Design and drive considerations', Asian Journal of Control, 11 144-153 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1002/asjc.090
CitationsScopus - 54Web of Science - 50
2009Fleming AJ, 'A megahertz bandwidth dual amplifier for driving piezoelectric actuators and other highly capacitive loads', Review of Scientific Instruments, 80 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1063/1.3234261
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 4
2009Fleming AJ, Wills AG, 'Optimal periodic trajectories for band-limited systems', IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 17 552-562 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1109/tcst.2008.2001375
CitationsScopus - 28Web of Science - 23
2008Wills AG, Bates DR, Fleming AJ, Ninness BM, Moheimani SO, 'Model predictive control applied to constraint handling in active noise and vibration control', IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 16 3-12 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1109/tcst.2007.903062
CitationsScopus - 57Web of Science - 32
Co-authorsBrett Ninness, Reza Moheimani
2008Fleming AJ, Wills AG, Moheimani SO, 'Sensor fusion for improved control of piezoelectric tube scanners', IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 16 1265-1276 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1109/tcst.2008.921798
CitationsScopus - 35Web of Science - 28
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2008Maess J, Fleming AJ, Allgoewer F, 'Simulation of dynamics-coupling in piezoelectric tube scanners by reduced order finite element analysis', Review of Scientific Instruments, 79 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1063/1.2826428
CitationsScopus - 19Web of Science - 14
2008Fleming AJ, Leang KK, 'Charge drives for scanning probe microscope positioning stages', Ultramicroscopy, 108 1551-1557 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.ultramic.2008.05.004
CitationsScopus - 46Web of Science - 39
2008Clayton GM, Tien S, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, Devasia S, 'Inverse-feedforward of charge-controlled piezopositioners', Mechatronics, 18 273-281 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.mechatronics.2007.07.006
CitationsScopus - 51Web of Science - 46
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2007Aphale SS, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'High speed nano-scale positioning using a piezoelectric tube actuator with active shunt control', Micro and Nano Letters, 2 9-12 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.1049/mnl:20065075
CitationsScopus - 34Web of Science - 28
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2007Aphale SS, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Integral resonant control of collocated smart structures', Smart Materials & Structures, 16 439-446 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.1088/0964-1726/16/2/023
CitationsScopus - 97
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2007Fleming AJ, Niederberger D, Moheimani SO, Morari M, 'Control of resonant acoustic sound fields by electrical shunting of a loudspeaker', IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 15 689-703 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.1109/tcst.2006.890276
CitationsScopus - 22Web of Science - 7
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2007Bhikkaji B, Ratnam MR, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'High-performance control of piezoelectric tube scanners', IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 15 853-866 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.1109/tcst.2007.902947
CitationsScopus - 103Web of Science - 75
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2007Aphale SS, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Integral control of collocated smart structures', Proceedings of SPIE, 6525 1-11 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.1117/12.715477
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2006Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Sensorless vibration suppression and scan compensation for piezoelectric tube nanopositioners', IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 14 33-44 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1109/TCST.2005.860511
CitationsScopus - 136Web of Science - 105
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2006Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Inertial vibration control using a shunted electromagnetic transducer', IEEE-ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 11 84-92 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1109/TMECH.2005.863364
CitationsScopus - 12Web of Science - 13
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2006Niederberger D, Behrens S, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, Morari M, 'Adaptive electromagnetic shunt damping', IEEE-ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 11 103-108 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1109/TMECH.2005.859844
CitationsScopus - 17Web of Science - 17
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2005Fleming AJ, Moheimani SOR, 'Sensor-less vibration suppression and scan compensation for piezoelectric tube nanopositioners', 2005 44th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control & European Control Conference, Vols 1-8, 1162-1167 (2005)
Author URL
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2005Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Control oriented synthesis of high-performance piezoelectric shunt impedances for structural vibration control', IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 13 98-112 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.1109/TCST.2004.838547
CitationsScopus - 35Web of Science - 28
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2005Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, Behrens S, 'Synthesis and implementation of sensor-less active shunt controllers for electromagnetically actuated systems', IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 13 246-261 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.1109/TCST.2004.839565
CitationsScopus - 10Web of Science - 8
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2005Behrens S, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Passive vibration control via electromagnetic shunt damping', IEEE-Asme Transactions on Mechatronics, 10 118-122 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.1109/TMECH.2004.835341
CitationsScopus - 35Web of Science - 28
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2005Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'A grounded-load charge amplifier for reducing hysteresis in piezoelectric tube scanners', Review of Scientific Instruments, 76 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.1063/1.1938952
CitationsScopus - 74Web of Science - 65
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2004Fleming AJ, Moheimani SOR, 'Optimal impedance design for piezoelectric vibration control', 2004 43RD IEEE CONFERENCE ON DECISION AND CONTROL (CDC), VOLS 1-5, 2596-2601 (2004)
DOI10.1109/CDC.2004.1428849Author URL
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2004Niederberger D, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, Morari M, 'Adaptive multi-mode resonant piezoelectric shunt dampening', Smart Materials and Structures, 1025-1035 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1088/0964-1726/13/5/007
CitationsScopus - 58Web of Science - 51
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2004Moheimani SO, Fleming AJ, 'Improved current and charge amplifiers for driving piezoelectric loads, and issues in signal processing design for synthesis of shunt damping circuits', Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 15 77-92 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1177/1045389X04039701
CitationsScopus - 36Web of Science - 32
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2004Moheimani SO, Fleming AJ, Behrens S, 'Dynamics, stability and control of multivariable piezoelectric shunts', IEEE ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 9 87-99 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1109/TMECH.2004.823882
CitationsScopus - 8Web of Science - 7
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2003Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Precision current and charge amplifiers for driving highly capacitive piezoelectric loads', Electronic Letters, 39 282-284 (2003) [C1]
DOI10.1049/el:20030235
CitationsScopus - 49Web of Science - 41
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2003Behrens S, Moheimani SO, Fleming AJ, 'Multiple mode current flowing passive piezoelectric shunt controller', Journal of Sound and Vibration, 266 929-942 (2003) [C1]
DOI10.1016/S0022-460X(02)01380-9
CitationsScopus - 58Web of Science - 43
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2003Behrens S, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'A broadband controller for shunt piezoelectric damping of structural vibration', Smart Materials and Structures, 12 18-28 (2003) [C1]
DOI10.1088/0964-1726/12/1/303
CitationsScopus - 81Web of Science - 70
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2003Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Adaptive piezoelectric shunt damping', Smart Materials and Structures, 12 36-48 (2003) [C1]
DOI10.1088/0964-1726/12/1/305
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 42
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2003Fleming AJ, Behrens S, Moheimani SO, 'Reducing the inductance requirements of piezolelectric shunt dampening systems', Smart Materials and Structures, 12 57-64 (2003) [C1]
DOI10.1088/0964-1726/12/1/307
CitationsScopus - 41Web of Science - 32
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2003Moheimani SO, Fleming AJ, Behrens S, 'On the feedback structure of wideband piezoelectric shunt damping systems', Smart Materials and Structures, 12 49-56 (2003) [C1]
DOI10.1088/0964-1726/12/1/306
CitationsScopus - 36Web of Science - 30
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2003Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Spatial system identification of a simply supported beam and a trapezoidal cantilever plate', IEEE Transactions on control systems technology, 11 726-736 (2003) [C1]
DOI10.1109/TCST.2003.816415
CitationsScopus - 12Web of Science - 12
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2002Fleming A, Moheimani SOR, 'Spatial system identification of a simply supported beam and a trapezoidal cantilever plate.', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 41ST IEEE CONFERENCE ON DECISION AND CONTROL, VOLS 1-4, 4515-4520 (2002)
Author URL
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2002McKelvey T, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Subspace based system identification for an acoustic enclosure', Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, 124 1-16 (2002) [C1]
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2001Moheimani SO, Fleming AJ, Behrens S, 'Highly resonant controller for multimode piezoelectric shunt damping', Electronic Letters, 37 No 25 1505-1506 (2001) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 6
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2001Fleming AJ, Behrens S, Moheimani SOR, 'Innovations in piezoelectric shunt damping', SMART STRUCTURES AND DEVICES, 4235 89-101 (2001)
DOI10.1117/12.420891Author URL
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2001Behrens S, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SOR, 'New method for multiple-mode shunt damping of structural vibration using a single piezoelectric transducer', SMART STRUCTURES AND MATERIALS 2001: DAMPING AND ISOLATION, 4331 239-250 (2001)
DOI10.1117/12.432707Author URL
CitationsScopus - 32Web of Science - 28
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2000Fleming AJ, Behrens S, Moheimani SO, 'Synthetic impedance for implementation of piezoelectric shunt-damping circuits', Electronics Letters, 36, no 18 1525-1526 (2000) [C1]
DOI10.1049/el:20001083
CitationsScopus - 81Web of Science - 77
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
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Conference (71 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Islam MN, Fleming AJ, 'A Novel and Compatible Sensing Coil for a Capsule in Wireless Capsule Endoscopy for Real Time Localization', IEEE Sensors 2014 Proceedings, Valencia (2014) [E1]
DOI10.1109/ICSENS.2014.6985326
2014Teo YR, Russell D, Aphale SS, Fleming AJ, 'Optimal Integral Force Feedback and Structured PI Tracking Control: Application for High Speed Confocal Microscopy', Proceedings of the 19th IFAC World Congress, Cape Town (2014) [E1]
DOI10.3182/20140824-6-ZA-1003.00297
2014Russell D, Fleming AJ, Aphale SS, 'Improving the positioning bandwidth of the Integral Resonant Control Scheme through strategic zero placement', Proceedings of the 19th IFAC World Congress, Cape Town (2014) [E1]
DOI10.3182/20140824-6-ZA-1003.00191
2014Teo YR, Fleming AJ, 'Active damping control using optimal Integral Force Feedback', Proceedings of the 2014 American Control Conference, Portland, Oregon (2014) [E1]
DOI10.1109/ACC.2014.6858699
2014Russell D, Fleming AJ, Aphale SS, 'Simultaneous optimization of damping and tracking controller parameters via selective pole placement for enhanced positioning bandwidth of nanopositioners', Proceedings of the 2014 American Control Conference, Portland, Oregon (2014) [E1]
DOI10.1109/ACC.2014.6858694
2014Teo YR, Fleming AJ, 'A new repetitive control scheme based on non-causal FIR filters', Proceedings of the 2014 American Control Conference, Portland, Oregon (2014) [E1]
DOI10.1109/ACC.2014.6858916
2014Teo YR, Eielsen AA, Gravdahl TJ, Fleming AJ, 'Discrete-time repetitive control with model-less FIR filter inversion for high performance nanopositioning', 2014 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics AIM, Besancon, France (2014) [E1]
2014Rios SA, Fleming AJ, 'A Novel Electrical Configuration for Three Wire Piezoelectric Bimorph Micro-Positioners', 2014 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics AIM, Besancon, France (2014) [E1]
2013Teo YR, Fleming AJ, 'Resolution of sensors with capacitive source impedance', IEEE SENSORS 2013 - Proceedings, Baltimore, MD (2013) [E2]
DOI10.1109/ICSENS.2013.6688584
2013Fleming AJ, Ninness B, Wills AG, 'Spectral estimation using dual sensors with uncorrelated noise', IEEE SENSORS 2013 - Proceedings, Baltimore, MD (2013) [E2]
DOI10.1109/ICSENS.2013.6688583
Co-authorsBrett Ninness
2013Fleming AJ, Yong YK, 'Thermal Analysis of Piezoelectric Benders with Laminated Power Electronics', 2013 IEEE/ASME International Conference On Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM): Mechatronics For Human Wellbeing, Wollongong, Australia (2013) [E1]
Author URL
Co-authorsYuenkuan Yong
2013Fleming AJ, 'Precision Charge Drive with Low Frequency Voltage Feedback for Linearization of Piezoelectric Hysteresis', Proceedings of the 2013 American Control Conference ACC, Washington, DC (2013) [E1]
Author URL
2013Fleming AJ, Leang KK, 'An experimental comparison of PI, inversion, and damping control for high performance nanopositioning', Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Washington, DC (2013) [E1]
2013Namavar M, Aphale SS, Fleming AJ, 'Resonance-shifting integral resonant control scheme for increasing the positioning bandwidth of nanopositioners', 2013 European Control Conference, ECC 2013, Zurich, Switzerland (2013) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 2
2013Fleming AJ, 'Position sensor performance in nanometer resolution feedback systems', Proceedings of the 6th IFAC Symposium on Mechatronic Systems, Hangzhou, China (2013) [E1]
DOI10.3182/20130410-3-CN-2034.00010
2013Fleming AJ, 'Time domain resolution of nanopositioning systems', Proceedings of the 6th IFAC Symposium on Mechatronic Systems, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China (2013) [E1]
DOI10.3182/20130410-3-CN-2034.00011
2012Fleming AJ, 'Estimating the resolution of nanopositioning systems from frequency domain data', 2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Saint Paul, MN (2012) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 4
2011Fairbairn MW, Moheimani SO, Fleming AJ, 'Passive piezoelectric shunt control of an atomic force microscope microcantilever', 2011 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics: AIM2011, Budapest (2011) [E1]
DOI10.1109/AIM.2011.6026982
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2011Yong YK, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Vibration and tracking control of a flexure-guided nanopositioner using a Piezoelectric strain sensor', First International Conference on Manipulation, Manufacturing and Measurement on the Nanoscale (3M-Nano 2011), Changchun, China (2011) [E2]
Co-authorsReza Moheimani, Yuenkuan Yong
2011Fairbairn MW, Moheimani SO, Fleming AJ, 'Improving the scan rate and image quality in tapping mode atomic force microscopy with piezoelectric shunt control', Proceedings of the 2011 Australian Control Conference, AUCC 2011, Melbourne, Vic (2011) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 2
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2011Fleming AJ, 'A method for reducing piezoelectric non-linearity in scanning probe microscope images', Proceedings of the 2011 American Control Conference, San Francisco, CA (2011) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 1
2010Eielsen AA, Fleming AJ, 'Passive shunt damping of a piezoelectric stack nanopositioner', 2010 American Control Conference, ACC 2010, Baltimore, MD (2010) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 10Web of Science - 9
2010Fleming AJ, 'High speed nanopositioning with force feedback', 2010 American Control Conference, ACC 2010, Baltimore, MD (2010) [E1]
2010Fleming AJ, Kenton BJ, Leang KK, 'Ultra-fast dual-stage vertical positioning for high performance SPMs', 2010 American Control Conference, ACC 2010, Baltimore, MD (2010) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 2
2010Kuiper S, Fleming AJ, Schitter G, 'Dual actuation for high speed atomic force microscopy', 5th IFAC Symposium on Mechatronic Systems, Cambridge, MA (2010) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 4
2010Fleming AJ, Leang KK, 'High performance nanopositioning with integrated strain and force feedback', 5th IFAC Symposium on Mechatronic Systems, Cambridge, MA (2010) [E1]
2009Fleming AJ, 'High-speed vertical positioning for contact-mode atomic force microscopy', 2009 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics. Proceedings, Singapore (2009) [E1]
DOI10.1109/AIM.2009.5229959
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 5
2009Fleming AJ, Aphale SS, Moheimani SO, 'A new robust damping and tracking controller for SPM positioning stages', Proceedings of the American Control Conference, St Louis, MO (2009) [E1]
DOI10.1109/acc.2009.5159934
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2009Fleming AJ, 'Time-domain adaptive feed-forward control of nanopositioning systems with periodic inputs', Proceedings of the American Control Conference, St Louis, MO (2009) [E1]
DOI10.1109/acc.2009.5160708
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2008Aphale SS, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'A second-order controller for resonance damping and tracking control of nanopositioning systems', Proceedings ICAST 2008: 19th International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies, Ascona, Switzerland (2008) [E2]
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2008Fleming AJ, 'Techniques and considerations for driving piezoelectric actuators at high-speed', Proceedings of SPIE: The International Society for Optical Engineering, San Diego, CA (2008) [E2]
DOI10.1117/12.778121
CitationsScopus - 1
2008Fleming AJ, Wills AG, 'Optimal input signals for bandlimited scanning systems', Proceedings of the 17th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control, Seoul, Korea (2008) [E1]
DOI10.3182/20080706-5-kr-1001.1892
2008Aphale SS, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SOR, 'A second-order controller for resonance damping and tracking control of nanopositioning systems', 19th International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies 2008, ICAST 2008 (2008)

This paper presents a simple second-order controller that damps the resonance typical of piezoelectric nanopositioners and delivers good tracking performance. This method employs the Integral Resonant Control scheme (IRC) for damping the dominant resonant mode of the piezoelectric nanopositioner and uses an integral controller to achieve tracking performance. As disturbance rejection is a main concern in nanopositioning applications, the control scheme is tested for its disturbance rejection performance. It is seen that the control scheme has good disturbance rejection characteristics deeming it suitable for nanopositioning applications. To test the tracking performance, the system is made to track a 20 Hz triangular input at various integral gains. It is shown that improved tracking performance can be achieved at high gains with only a slight degradation in disturbance rejection performance at high frequencies.

Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2008Leang KK, Fleming AJ, 'High-speed serial-kinematic AFM scanner: Design and drive considerations', Proceedings of the American Control Conference 2008, Seattle, Washington (2008) [E1]
DOI10.1109/acc.2008.4586983
CitationsScopus - 14Web of Science - 12
2008Fleming AJ, Leang KK, 'Evaluation of charge drives for scanning probe microscope positioning stages', Proceedings of the American Control Conference 2008, Seattle, Washington (2008) [E1]
DOI10.1109/acc.2008.4586791
CitationsScopus - 13Web of Science - 10
2008Maess J, Fleming AJ, Allgower F, 'Model-based vibration suppression in piezoelectric tube scanners through induced voltage feedback', Proceedings of the American Control Conference 2008, Seattle, Washington (2008) [E1]
DOI10.1109/acc.2008.4586790
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 3
2007Aphale SS, Moheimani SO, Fleming AJ, 'Dominant resonant mode damping of a piezoelectric tube nanopositioner using optimal sensorless shunts', American Control Conference, 2007. ACC '07. proceedings, New York (2007) [E1]
DOI10.1109/acc.2007.4283080
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2007Aphale SS, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SOR, 'Integral resonant control of collocated smart structures', SMART MATERIALS & STRUCTURES (2007) [E4]
DOI10.1088/0964-1726/16/2/023Author URL
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 82
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2007Clayton GM, Tien S, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, Devasia S, 'Hysteresis and Vibration Compensation in Piezoelectric Actuators by Integrating Charge Control and Inverse Feedforward', Preprints of the 4th IFAC-Symposium on Mechatronic Systems, Heidelberg, Germany (2007) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2007Aphale SS, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Integral control of smart structures with collocated sensors and actuators', Proceedings of the European Control Conference 2007, Kos, Greece (2007) [E1]
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2007Maess J, Fleming AJ, Allgower F, 'Simulation of piezolectric tube actuators by reduced finite element models for controller design', Proceedings of the 2007 American Control Conference, New York (2007) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 3
2007Fleming AJ, Wills AG, Moheimani SO, 'Sensor fusion for improved control of piezoelectric tube scanners', 2007 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics. Proceedings, Zurich, Switzerland (2007) [E1]
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2007Aphale SS, Moheimani SOR, Fleming AJ, 'Dominant resonant mode damping of a piezoelectric tube nanopositioner using optimal sensorless shunts', 2007 AMERICAN CONTROL CONFERENCE, VOLS 1-13, New York, NY (2007) [E1]
Author URL
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2007Bhikkaji B, Ratnam MR, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'High-Performance Control of a PZT Scanner', Preprints of the 4th IFAC-Symposium on Mechatronic Systems, Heidelberg, Germany (2007) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2007Aphale SS, Moheimani SO, Fleming AJ, 'Optimal Sensorless Shunts for Vibration Damping of a Piezoelectric Tube Nanopositioner', Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies, Taipei, Taiwan (2007) [E2]
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2006Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Proof-Mass Inertial Vibration Control Using a Shunted Electromagnetic Transducer', Proceedings of 16th IFAC World Congress, Prague, Czech Republic (2006) [E1]
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2006Fleming AJ, Niederberger D, Moheimani SO, Morari M, 'Mitigation of acoustic resonance using electrically shunted loudspeakers', Proceedings of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers: Smart Structures and Materials 2006: Damping and Isolation, San Diego, CA (2006) [E2]
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2005Wills AG, Bates DR, Fleming AJ, Ninness BM, Moheimani SO, 'Application of MPC to an Active Structure Using Sampling Rates up To 25kHz', Proceedings of the 44th IEEE Conference On Decision And Control, Seville, Spain (2005) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsBrett Ninness, Reza Moheimani
2005Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Senor-less Vibration Suppression and Scan Compensation for Piezoelectric Tube Nanopositioners (invited paper)', Proceedings of the 44th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, and the European Control Conference 2005, Seville, Spain (2005) [E1]
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2005Ratnam M, Bhikkaji B, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'PPF Control of a Piezoelectric Tube Scanner (invited paper)', Proceedings of the 44th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, and the European Control Conference 2005, Seville, Spain (2005) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 19Web of Science - 9
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2004Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Hybrid DC accurate charge amplifier for linear piezoelectric positioning', Mechatronic Systems 2004, A Proceedings Volume from the 3rd IFAC Symposium, Sydney (2004) [E1]
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2004Niederberger D, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, Morari M, 'Online-tuned multi-mode resonant piezoelectric shunt for broadband vibration suppression', Mechatronic Systems 2004, A Proceedings Volume from the 3rd IFAC Symposium, Sydney (2004) [E1]
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2004Behrens S, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Negative inductor-resistor controller for electromagnetic shunt damping', Mechatronic Systems 2004, A Proceedings Volume from the 3rd IFAC Symposium, Sydney (2004) [E1]
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2004Behrens S, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Control orientated synthesis of electromagnetic shunt impedances for vibration isolation', CD ROM, Sydney (2004) [E1]
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2004Behrens S, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Vibration isolation using a shunted electromagnetic transducer', Conference Paper, San Diego California USA (2004) [E2]
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 4
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2004Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Synthesis of optimal piezoelectric shunt impedances for structural vibration control', Conference Paper, San Diego California USA (2004) [E2]
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2003Behrens S, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SOR, 'Electromagnetic shunt damping', PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2003 IEEE/ASME INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADVANCED INTELLIGENT MECHATRONICS (AIM 2003), VOLS 1 AND 2, KOBE, JAPAN (2003)
Author URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 12
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2003Fleming AJ, Behrens S, Moheimani SO, 'Active LQR and H2 shunt control of electromagnetic transducers', Proceedings for CDC 2003 (CD ROM), Maui, Hawaii, USA (2003) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2003Behrens S, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Electrodynamic Vibration Suppression', Proceedings of SPIE, San Diego, California (2003) [E2]
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 6
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2003Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Improved current and charge amplifiers for driving piezoelectric loads', Proceedings of SPIE, San Diego, California (2003) [E2]
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2003Behrens S, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Robust passive Piezoelectric Shunt Dampener', Proceedings of SPIE, San Diego, California (2003) [E2]
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2003Fleming AJ, Behrens S, Moheimani SO, 'An Autonomous Piezoelectric Shunt Damping System', Proceedings of SPIE, San Diego, California (2003) [E2]
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2002Moheimani SO, Fleming AJ, Behrens S, 'On the Feedback Structure of Wideband Piezoelectric Shunt Damping Systems', 15th Triennial World Congress, Barcelona, Spain (2002) [E1]
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2002Moheimani SO, Behrens S, Fleming AJ, 'Dynamics and Stability of Wideband Vibration Absorbers with Multiple Piezoelectric Transducers', 15th Triennial World Congress, Barcelona, Spain (2002) [E1]
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2002Behrens S, Moheimani SO, Fleming AJ, 'Multiple Mode Passive Piezoelectric Shunt Dampener', Mechatronic Systems, Berkeley, California, USA (2002) [E1]
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2002Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'The Effect of Artificially Reducing the Size of Inductors in Piezoelectric Shunt Damping Circuits', Mechatronic Systems, Berkeley, California, USA (2002) [E1]
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2002Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Power Harvesting Piezoelectric Shunt Damping', Mechatronic Systems, Berkeley, California, USA (2002) [E1]
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2002Behrens S, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Series-Parallel Impedance Structure for Piezoelectric Vibration Damping', Proceedings of SPIE - Smart Materials II, Melbourne, Australia (2002) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2002Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Adaptive Piezoelectric Shunt Damping', Smart Structures and Materials 2002: Damping and Isolation, San Diego, USA (2002) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 56Web of Science - 7
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2000McKelvey T, Fleming AJ, Moheimani SO, 'Subspace based system identification for an acoustic enclosure', Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Control Applications & IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Aided Control Systems Design, Alaska, USA (2000) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 36Web of Science - 19
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
2000Fleming AJ, Behrens S, Moheimani SO, 'A New Approach to Piezoelectric Shunt Damping', Proceedings of IS3M 2000 Symposium, Hong Kong (2000) [E1]
Co-authorsReza Moheimani
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Other (5 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Rios SA, Fleming AJ, 'Systems and Methods for Driving Piezoelectric Benders', (2013)
2012Fleming AJ, 'Charge Drive with Active DC Stabilization', (2012)
2010Fleming AJ, 'A Positioning System and Method', (2010)
2002Fleming AJ, Behrens S, Moheimani SOR, 'Power harvesting from piezoelectric transducers', (2002)
2001Fleming AJ, Behrens S, Moheimani SOR, 'An impedance synthesizing arrangement, an improved vibrational damping apparatus and a method for deriving a digital signal processing algorithm', (2001)
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Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2004Fleming AJ, Synthesis and implementation of sensor-less shunt controllers for piezoelectric and electromagnetic vibration control, (2004)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants27
Total funding$10,318,640

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20153 grants / $291,300

Atomic Resolution Sensors for Imaging and Metrological Science$266,300

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamDoctor Andrew Fleming
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2015
GNoG1400362
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

VESPA$15,000

Funding body: Calvary Mater Newcastle

Funding bodyCalvary Mater Newcastle
Project TeamConjoint Professor Peter Greer, Doctor John Holdsworth, Doctor Andrew Fleming, Dr Joerg Lehmann, Miss Narges Miri
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2015
GNoG1500770
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

VESPA project$10,000

Funding body: TROG Cancer Research

Funding bodyTROG Cancer Research
Project TeamConjoint Professor Peter Greer, Doctor John Holdsworth, Doctor Andrew Fleming, Dr Joerg Lehmann
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2015
GNoG1401525
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government
Category3AFG
UONY

20142 grants / $69,940

DVC(R) Research Support for Future Fellow (FT13)$60,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Andrew Fleming
SchemeSpecial Project Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1301413
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

2014 International Visitor from Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway$9,940

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Andrew Fleming, Doctor Arnfinn Aas Eielsen
SchemeInternational Research Visiting Fellowship
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1400875
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20133 grants / $906,420

Integrated Piezoelectric Microsystems for Actuation and Sensing$749,920

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamDoctor Andrew Fleming
SchemeFuture Fellowships
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1300028
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Nano-Optical Microscopy, Characterization and Fabrication Facility$155,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Andrew Fleming, Doctor John Holdsworth, Doctor Grant Webber, Professor Erich Kisi, Professor Dirk Van Helden
SchemeEquipment Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1200167
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

American Control Conference, Washington DC, USA, 17 - 19 June 2013$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project TeamDoctor Andrew Fleming
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1300882
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20123 grants / $356,500

Probe based nano-fabrication of micro-electronic and mechanical systems$340,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamDoctor Andrew Fleming, Professor John O'Connor
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1100209
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

A Miniature Interferometer for Sub-Nanometer Position Sensing over Long Distances$15,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project TeamDoctor Andrew Fleming
SchemePilot Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1200349
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Actuator 2012, Bremen, Germany, 18 - 20 June 2012$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project TeamDoctor Andrew Fleming
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1200766
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20112 grants / $11,500

High Speed Nanopositioning with Nanometer Resolution$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Andrew Fleming
SchemeLinkage Pilot Research Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1100664
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

American Control Conference, San Francisco, California, 29/6/2011 - 1/7/2011$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project TeamDoctor Andrew Fleming
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1100312
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20094 grants / $1,301,500

New drives and control techniques for high performance piezoelectric actuation$580,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamDoctor Andrew Fleming
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG0188750
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

IEEE/ASME Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, Singapore, 14-17 July$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project TeamDoctor Andrew Fleming
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG0190429
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20085 grants / $6,530,584

Centre for Complex Dynamic Systems and Control$5,400,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamEmeritus Laureate Professor Graham Goodwin, Professor Minyue Fu, Professor Reza Moheimani, Doctor Julio Braslavsky, Doctor Gregory Adams, Associate Professor Jose De Dona, Doctor Maria Seron, Doctor James Welsh, Doctor Andrew Fleming, Associate Professor Tristan Perez, Doctor Damian Marelli, Associate Professor Brailey Sims, Conjoint Professor Kerrie Mengersen, Professor A Pettitt, Dr R Reeves, Professor Ian Turner, Dr Salvatore Crisafulli, Dr M Downey, Mr J Lee, Mr P Stone, Conjoint Professor John Rayner
SchemeARC Centres of Excellence
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0188623
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

CDSC Sub-Account: Mechatronics$785,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamEmeritus Laureate Professor Graham Goodwin, Professor Reza Moheimani, Doctor Andrew Fleming
SchemeARC Centres of Excellence
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoGS090005
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Centre for Complex Dynamic Systems and Control$323,084

Funding body: NSW Department of State and Regional Development

Funding bodyNSW Department of State and Regional Development
Project TeamEmeritus Laureate Professor Graham Goodwin, Professor Minyue Fu, Professor Reza Moheimani, Doctor Julio Braslavsky, Doctor Gregory Adams, Associate Professor Jose De Dona, Doctor Maria Seron, Doctor James Welsh, Doctor Andrew Fleming, Doctor Damian Marelli, Associate Professor Brailey Sims, Conjoint Professor Kerrie Mengersen, Professor A Pettitt, Dr R Reeves, Professor Ian Turner, Dr Salvatore Crisafulli, Dr M Downey, Mr J Lee, Mr P Stone
SchemeCentres of Excellence (Partner)
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0189187
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

Reduction of Creep, Hysteresis and Temperature Drift in Piezoelectric Actuators$20,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Andrew Fleming, Doctor Mehmet Yuce
SchemeNear Miss Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0188415
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

SPIE Smart Structure and Materials 2008, San Diego, CA 9/3/2008 - 13/3/2008$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Andrew Fleming
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0188556
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20062 grants / $833,996

Nano-positioning facility for nano-scale measurement and manipulation$530,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Reza Moheimani, Scientia Professor Ian Petersen, Emeritus Laureate Professor Graham Goodwin, Professor Rick Middleton, Professor Minyue Fu, Dr Valeri Ougrinovska, Dr Hermanshu Pota, Doctor Andrew Fleming, Dr Steven Schofield
SchemeLinkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0185548
Type Of FundingScheme excluded from IGS
CategoryEXCL
UONY

Analysis, Optimization, and Control of Scanning Atomic Force Microscope Micro-Cantilever Probes$303,996

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamDoctor Andrew Fleming
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0185309
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

20051 grants / $2,500

The 44th Annual IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 12-15 December 2005$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Andrew Fleming
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0185867
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20042 grants / $14,400

Scanning Tunnelling Microscope with sub-Nanometer Resolution$12,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Andrew Fleming
SchemeEarly Career Researcher Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0185009
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
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IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 14-17 December 2004, Bahamas$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Andrew Fleming
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0184838
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015Multifunctional and Integrated Piezoelectric Devices and Study the Use of Piezoelectric Devices for Energy Harvesting
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor
2015Design and Development of Nano-positioning Devices for Atomic Force Microscopy Applications
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2014Nonlinear Model Predictive Path Following Control for Model Robot
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2014Remote EPID Based Verification if IMRT and VMAT Delivery for Clinical Trials
Physics, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2013High-Speed Nanopositioning with Nanometer Resolution for Imaging and Probe Based Nanofabrication
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor
2013High Resolution Digital-to-Analog Converter Techniques and Applications
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor
2013Study of the Physics and Photonic Properties of Structures Created from Sub-wavelength Optical Phenomena
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor
2013Piezoelectric Bender Actuators for Miniature Robotics
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2011Real Time Localisation and Locomotion Controlability to a Capsule for Wireless Capsule Endoscopy (WCE)
Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor
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News

Precision sensing

PhD Scholarship - Precision Sensing

June 4, 2015

A PhD scholarship is available for a student investigate precision sensing under the supervision of Dr Andrew Fleming.

Australian Research Council (ARC)

ARC Discovery Project funding success

November 19, 2014

Dr Andrew Fleming has been awarded more than $266,000 in ARC Discovery Project funding commencing in 2015 for his research project Atomic Resolution Sensors for Imaging and Metrological Science.

Dr Mark Lock

$8.8M ARC funding

November 8, 2013

The Australian Research Council (ARC) has today awarded $8.8 million in Discovery Project research funding to the University of Newcastle. The funding will extend across 19 projects, an increase of 6 projects and $4.2 million since last year.

Dr Andrew Fleming

Position

Future Fellow
School of Elect Engineering and Computer Science
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Focus area

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Contact Details

Emailandrew.fleming@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4921 6493
Mobile(02) 4921 7223
Fax(02) 4960 1712

Office

RoomEF07H/EE106
BuildingEngineering F/Engineering E
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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