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Dr Yuen Yong

ARC DECRA Fellow

School of Electrical Engineering and Computing

Above and beyond

Dr Yuen Yong received both the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Research Excellence and the Pro Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research Performance in 2014, a 'double' that is believed to be a first for the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment.

Dr Yuen Yong with the VCThe Vice-Chancellor's Award recognises the commitment of researchers who consistently go 'above and beyond' to deliver exceptional results. The Pro Vice-Chancellor's Award recognises the demonstrated excellence of an individual researcher in their field.

"It is humbling to be part of the outstanding nanosystems and mechatronics research groups at the University. I am deeply honoured to receive these awards and thrilled that my research has been recognised at both the national and international levels. Winning these awards really encourages me in my future research and I hope that the attention will generate more interest among students to conduct research higher degrees in this field", says Dr Yong.

Following her initial appointment to the University as a research academic in 2007, Dr Yong was appointed as a Postdoctoral Fellow in 2012 and then to her current position as ARC DECRA Fellow in the Laboratory for Dynamics and Control of Nanosystems in 2013, where she is the Lab Manager. Her current position enables her to pursue her research interests including the design and control of nano-positioning systems, high-speed atomic force microscopy, finite-element analysis of smart materials and structures, sensing and actuation, and the design and control of insect robots.

Dr Yong has established partnerships with academics and industry not only from Australia but also from the USA, Germany, Switzerland, India and the UK. Her current research is focused on the design, modelling and advanced control of high performance nanopositioners for Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), and she and her colleagues have had international success in their endeavours with a world-first innovation of a high-speed nanopositioner. The design addressed speed and position accuracy, the shortfalls of nanopositioning devices at that time, which are crucial for high throughputs positioning applications at nanometer scale. The resulting paper is the most cited in the journal since its publication in 2009.

One major shortfall of AFM is its slow imaging speed, often taking more than four minutes to obtain a high-quality image of a sample. To overcome this hurdle, Dr Yong and her colleagues were the first in the field to develop two novel scan patterns for high-speed AFM applications, the first of which improved the imaging speed of a commercial AFM by 100 times, the second of which allowed them to achieve high-quality video-rate AFM images at nine frames per second and 18 frames per second, speeds which cannot be achieved by existing commercial AFMs.

"The Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) has revolutionised nanotechnology research and the way researchers study the smallest aspects of life," explains Dr Yong. "AFM can be used to interrogate and to manipulate matter at the atomic scale. With its extreme magnification capability, AFM has created a whole new level of excitement to researchers, not only in the area of life sciences but in semiconductor manufacturing, nanofabrication and high-density data storage systems. My research work has been aligned towards enhancing the performance of AFM by improving its precision, accuracy and speed. It is both motivating and rewarding to know that my research outcomes have contributed to the cutting edge research of nanotechnology."

With a notable profile that includes more than 24 journal publications, 27 conference papers and one book chapter, Dr Yong has established her position in the field. She received the 2008 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM) Best Conference Paper Finalist Award, is a member of the Technical Program Committee of AIM, the International Conference on Manipulation, Manufacturing and Measurement on the Nanoscale (3M-NANO), and IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control, and is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems.

To her impressive early career achievements, Dr Yong adds her 2014 awards for excellence, recognition from the University for her results-driven commitment to her field of research.

Dr Yuen Yong

Above and beyond

Dr Yuen Yong received both the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Research Excellence and the Pro Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research Performance in 201

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Career Summary

Biography

Yuen Kuan Yong received the B.Eng. degree (1st Class Hons.) in mechatronic engineering and the Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from The University of Adelaide, Australia, in 2001 and 2007, respectively. She is currently an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow with the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, The University of Newcastle, Australia. Her research interests include the design and control of nanopositioning systems, high-speed atomic force microscopy, actuation and sensing of microcantilever, finite-element analysis of smart materials and structures, MEMS and miniature robots.

Dr. Yong is a recipient of the 2008 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM) Best Conference Paper Finalist Award, The University of Newcastle Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Research Excellence and the Pro Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research Performance. She is a member of the Technical Program Committee of AIM, the 2015 Multi-Conference on Systems and Control (MSC) and the International Conference on Manipulation, Manufacturing, and Measurement on the Nanoscale (3M-NANO). She is also a steering committee member for the 2016 International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS). She is an Associate Editor for Mechatronics, Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering and the International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems.

Research Impact

  • 75 Publications, 35 Journal Papers, 38 Conference Papers, 2 Book Chapters.
  • 1655 Citations, H-index: 19 (Google Scholar).
  • Consulting: 3M Ltd. Pty., Svitzer, PiezoDrive, etc.

Awards/Fellowships

  • 2014: Vice-chancellor’s award for research excellence.
  • 2014: Pro Vice-chancellor’s award for excellence in research performance.
  • 2013: Australian Research Council DECRA – This award was highly competitive with a success rate of only 15.6%.
  • 2012: University Postdoctoral Research Fellowship – one of the only four recipients at the University of Newcastle.
  • 2008 & 2016: Best Conference Paper Finalist Award at the IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics.

Supervised Student Awards

  • Shannon Rios – IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, Best Student Conference Paper Finalist Award, 2015.
  • Sachin Wadikhaye – IEEE Technologies of the Future, Best Postgraduate Research Poster,  2012.

Professional Activities

  • Associate Editor: Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering, specialty section Mechatronics (Nature Publishing Group), 2015 – present.
  • Associate Editor: International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, 2012 – present.
  • Steering Committee Member: International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales, Paris, France, 2016.
  • Local Arrangement Chair: IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, Wollongong, Australia, 2013.
  • Organising Committee Member: 2nd Workshop on Dynamics and Control of Micro and Nanoscale Systems, Newcastle, Australia, 2012.

Invited Session Organizer

  • 2017 (co-organizer): "Design and Control of Micro and Nano Precision Mechatronic Systems", at the IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics;
  • 2016 (lead organiser): “Design and Control of Precision Mechatronic Systems”, at the International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales, Paris, France;
  • 2014 (lead organiser) & 2015 (co-organiser): “Advances in Micro and Nano-Scale Positioning Systems: Design and Control”, at the IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent;
  • 2012 (lead organiser): “Control of Micro and Nano Systems”, at the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Maui, Hawaii;
  • 2012 (lead organiser): “Compliant Nanopositioning”, at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, St. Paul, MN, USA.

International Program Committee Member

  • IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, 2009 – 2013, 2017.
  • IEEE Multiconference on Systems and Control, 2015.
  • International Conference on Manipulation, Manufacturing and Measurement on the Nanoscale, 2011 – present.



Qualifications

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

Keywords

  • Atomic force microscopy
  • Finite element analysis
  • Mechanical design and drawings
  • Mechatronics
  • Nanopositioning
  • Nanotechnology
  • Piezoelectric actuators and sensors
  • Programmable logic control
  • Robotics
  • Smart structures

Languages

  • Malay (Fluent)
  • Cantonese (Fluent)
  • Mandarin (Fluent)

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Electrical Engineering and Computing
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2013 -  ARC DECRA Fellow

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
1/01/2012 - 1/12/2012 Postdoctoral Fellow

UoN Research Fellowship

University of Newcastle
School of Electrical Engineering and Computing
Australia
1/01/2012 -  Editor/ Associate Editor - International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems
Australia
1/01/2011 - 1/12/2011 Research Academic University of Newcastle
Australia
1/01/2011 -  Technical Program Committee Member - International Conference on Manipulation, Measurement and Manufacturing on the Nanoscale, 3M-Nano International Conference on Manipulation, Measurement and Manufacturing on the Nanoscale, 3M-Nano
Australia
1/01/2009 -  Technical Program Committee Member - IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM
Australia
1/05/2007 - 1/12/2010 Research Academic University of Newcastle
Australia
1/08/2002 - 1/11/2006 Lecturer/Tutor The University of Adelaide
School of Engineering
Australia

Awards

Research Award

Year Award
2014 Pro Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research Performance
University of Newcastle
2014 Vice-Chancellor's Awards For Research Excellence
University of Newcastle
2008 Best Conference Paper Finalist
IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM

Invitations

PhD Examiner

Year Title / Rationale
2012 Member of the PhD public defence committee panel
Organisation: Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU - Trondheim) Description: Dr. Yong was invited to serve on a PhD public defence committee panel at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU - Trondheim). Thesis title: Topics in Control of Nanopositioning Devices. Author: Arnfinn Aas Eielsen
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Publications

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


Chapter (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Yong YK, Leang KK, 'Mechanical design of high-speed nanopositioning systems', Nanopositioning Technologies: Fundamentals and Applications 61-121 (2015)

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016. The performance of a nanopositioning system is tightly coupled to the quality of the mechanical design. Good mechanical desi... [more]

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016. The performance of a nanopositioning system is tightly coupled to the quality of the mechanical design. Good mechanical design will minimize most position errors and improve overall accuracy and performance. Poor mechanical design, on the other hand, can lead to more errors than the issues associated with the electronics, control system, and other components. In this chapter, an overview of mechanical design is presented, where the emphasis on flexure-guided nanopositioning stages for high-speed nanopositioning. The discussions will focus on systems driven by piezoelectric actuators such as plate-stacks, which are readily available from a number of commercial suppliers. Design examples of parallel- and serial-kinematic scanners are presented to illustrate the design process.

DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-23853-1_3
2011 Bazaei A, Yong YK, Moheimani SO, Sebastian A, 'High-speed, ultra-high-precision nanopositioning: A signal transformation approach', Control Technologies for Emerging Micro and Nanoscale Systems, Springer Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg 47-65 (2011) [B1]
DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-22173-6
Co-authors Reza Moheimani, Ali Bazaei

Journal article (36 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Moore SI, Ruppert MG, Yong YK, 'Multimodal cantilevers with novel piezoelectric layer topology for sensitivity enhancement', BEILSTEIN JOURNAL OF NANOTECHNOLOGY, 8 358-371 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.3762/bjnano.8.38
Co-authors Michael Ruppert
2017 Bazaei A, Chen Z, Yong YK, Moheimani SOR, 'A Novel State Transformation Approach to Tracking of Piecewise Linear Trajectories', IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, (2017)

In this paper, we propose a novel approach for tracking of piecewise linear trajectories, such as triangular and staircase waveforms. We derive state and input transformations, wh... [more]

In this paper, we propose a novel approach for tracking of piecewise linear trajectories, such as triangular and staircase waveforms. We derive state and input transformations, which result in closed-loop error dynamics driven by a series of impulses. The proposed control structure takes the form of an output-feedback-feedforward system that is straightforward to implement. In contrast to the recently proposed tracking control methods for such trajectories, the closed-loop stability is not affected by the frequency of the desired triangular reference. The method is implemented on a nanopositioner serving as the scanning stage of an atomic force microscope.

DOI 10.1109/TCST.2017.2654061
Co-authors Ali Bazaei, Reza Moheimani, Zhiyong Chen
2017 Bazaei A, Yong YK, Moheimani SOR, 'Combining Spiral Scanning and Internal Model Control for Sequential AFM Imaging at Video Rate', IEEE-ASME TRANSACTIONS ON MECHATRONICS, 22 371-380 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/TMECH.2016.2574892
Co-authors Reza Moheimani, Ali Bazaei
2017 Yong YK, Fleming AJ, 'Note: An improved low-frequency correction technique for piezoelectric force sensors in high-speed nanopositioning systems', REVIEW OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS, 88 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1063/1.4981530
Co-authors Andrew Fleming
2017 Rios SA, Fleming AJ, Yong YK, 'Miniature Resonant Ambulatory Robot', IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 2 337-343 (2017)
DOI 10.1109/LRA.2016.2614837
2017 Moore SI, Yong YK, 'Design and characterisation of cantilevers for multi-frequency atomic force microscopy', MICRO & NANO LETTERS, 12 315-320 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1049/mnl.2016.0586
2016 Yong YK, 'A new preload mechanism for a high-speed piezoelectric stack nanopositioner', Mechatronics, 36 159-166 (2016) [C1]

© 2016 Elsevier Ltd Piezoelectric stack actuators are the actuator of choice for many ultra-high precision systems owning to its fast responses and high pushing force capabilitie... [more]

© 2016 Elsevier Ltd Piezoelectric stack actuators are the actuator of choice for many ultra-high precision systems owning to its fast responses and high pushing force capabilities. These actuators are constructed by bonding multiple piezoelectric layers together. An inevitable drawback of these actuators is that there are highly intolerant to tensile and shear forces. During high-speed operations, inertial forces due to effective mass of the system cause the actuators to experience excessive tensile forces. To avoid damage to the actuators, preload must be applied to compensate for these forces. In many nanopositioning systems, flexures are used to provide preload to the piezoelectric stack actuators. However, for high-speed systems with stiff flexures, displacing the flexures and sliding the actuators in place to preload them is a difficult task. One may reduce the stiffness of the flexures to make the preload process more feasible; however, this reduces the mechanical bandwidth of the system. This paper presents a novel preload mechanism that tackles the limitations mentioned above. The preload stage, which is connected in parallel mechanically to a high-speed vertical nanopositioner, allows the piezoelectric stack actuator to be installed and preloaded easily without significantly trading of the stiffness and speed of the nanopositioning system. The proposed vertical nanopositioner has a travel range of 10.6¿µ¿m. Its first resonant mode appears at about 24¿kHz along the actuation direction.

DOI 10.1016/j.mechatronics.2016.03.004
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
2016 Yong YK, Wadikhaye SP, Fleming AJ, 'High speed single- and dual-stage vertical positioners', Review of Scientific Instruments, 87 (2016) [C1]

© 2016 Author(s). This article presents a high-speed single- and dual-stage vertical positioners for applications in optical systems. Each positioner employs a unique end-constra... [more]

© 2016 Author(s). This article presents a high-speed single- and dual-stage vertical positioners for applications in optical systems. Each positioner employs a unique end-constraint method with orthogonal flexures to preload a piezoelectric stack actuator. This end-constraint method also significantly increases the first mechanical resonance frequency. The single-stage positioner has a displacement range of 7.6 µm and a first resonance frequency of 46.8 kHz. The dual-stage design consists of a long-range slow-stage and a short-range fast-stage. An inertial counterbalance technique was implemented on the fast-stage to cancel inertial forces resulting from high-speed motion. The dual-stage positioner has a combined travel range of approximately 10 µm and a first evident resonance frequency of 130 kHz.

DOI 10.1063/1.4960080
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Andrew Fleming
2016 Teo YR, Yong Y, Fleming AJ, 'A comparison of scanning methods and the vertical control implications for scanning probe microscopy', Asian Journal of Control, (2016)

© 2016 Chinese Automatic Control Society and John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd. This article compares the imaging performance of non-traditional scanning patterns for scanning p... [more]

© 2016 Chinese Automatic Control Society and John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd. This article compares the imaging performance of non-traditional scanning patterns for scanning probe microscopy including sinusoidal raster, spiral, and Lissajous patterns. The metrics under consideration include the probe velocity, scanning frequency, and required sampling rate. The probe velocity is investigated in detail as this quantity is proportional to the required bandwidth of the vertical feedback loop and has a major impact on image quality. By considering a sample with an impulsive Fourier transform, the effect of scanning trajectories on imaging quality can be observed and quantified. The non-linear trajectories are found to spread the topography signal bandwidth which has important implications for both low and high-speed imaging. These effects are studied analytically and demonstrated experimentally with a periodic calibration grating.

DOI 10.1002/asjc.1422
Co-authors Andrew Fleming
2016 Yong YK, Fleming AJ, 'High-speed vertical positioning stage with integrated dual-sensor arrangement', Sensors and Actuators, A: Physical, 248 184-192 (2016) [C1]

© 2016 Elsevier B.V.This article presents a novel vertical positioning stage with a dual-sensor arrangement suitable for scanning probe microscopy. The stage has a travel range o... [more]

© 2016 Elsevier B.V.This article presents a novel vertical positioning stage with a dual-sensor arrangement suitable for scanning probe microscopy. The stage has a travel range of 8.4¿µm and a first resonance frequency of 24¿kHz in the direction of travel. The sensor arrangement consists of an integrated piezoelectric force sensor and laminated piezoresistive strain sensor. The piezoelectric force sensor exhibits extremely low noise and introduces a zero into the dynamics which allows the use of integral force feedback. This control method provides excellent damping performance and guaranteed stability. The piezoresistive sensor is used for tracking control with an analog PI controller which is shown to be an approximate inverse of the damped system. The resulting closed-loop system has a bandwidth is 11.4¿kHz and 6s-resolution of 3.6¿nm, which is ideal for nanopositioning and atomic force microscopy (AFM) applications. The proposed vertical stage is used to replace the vertical axis of a commercial AFM. Scans are performed in constant-force contact mode with a tip velocity of 0.2¿mm/s, 1¿mm/s and 2¿mm/s. The recorded images contain negligible artefacts due to insufficient vertical bandwidth.

DOI 10.1016/j.sna.2016.06.042
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Andrew Fleming
2016 Yong YK, 'Preloading Piezoelectric Stack Actuator in High-speed Nanopositioning Systems', Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering, 2 1-9 (2016)
2015 Yong YK, Moheimani SOR, 'Collocated Z-Axis Control of a High-Speed Nanopositioner for Video-Rate Atomic Force Microscopy', IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, 14 338-345 (2015) [C1]

© 2002-2012 IEEE. A key hurdle to achieve video-rate atomic force microscopy (AFM) in constant-force contact mode is the inadequate bandwidth of the vertical feedback control loo... [more]

© 2002-2012 IEEE. A key hurdle to achieve video-rate atomic force microscopy (AFM) in constant-force contact mode is the inadequate bandwidth of the vertical feedback control loop. This paper describes techniques used to increase the vertical tracking bandwidth of a nanopositioner to a level that is sufficient for video-rate AFM. These techniques involve the combination of: a high-speed XYZ nanopositioner; a passive damping technique that cancels the inertial forces of the Z actuator which in turns eliminates the low 20-kHz vertical resonant mode of the nanopositioner; an active control technique that is used to augment damping to high vertical resonant modes at 60 kHz and above. The implementation of these techniques allows a tenfold increase in the vertical tracking bandwidth, from 2.3 (without damping) to 28.1 kHz. This allows high-quality, video-rate AFM images to be captured at 10 frames/s without noticeable artifacts associated with vibrations and insufficient vertical tracking bandwidth.

DOI 10.1109/TNANO.2015.2394327
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 9
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2015 Yong YK, Fleming AJ, 'Piezoelectric actuators with integrated high-voltage power electronics', IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 20 611-617 (2015) [C1]

© 2014 IEEE. This paper explores the possibility of piezoelectric actuators with integrated high-voltage power electronics. Such devices dramatically simplify the application of ... [more]

© 2014 IEEE. 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.

DOI 10.1109/TMECH.2014.2311040
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Andrew Fleming
2014 Wadikhaye SP, Yong YK, Reza Moheimani SO, 'A serial-kinematic nanopositioner for high-speed atomic force microscopy', Review of Scientific Instruments, 85 (2014) [C1]

© 2014 AIP Publishing LLC. A flexure-guided serial-kinematic XYZ nanopositioner for high-speed Atomic Force Microscopy is presented in this paper. Two aspects influencing the per... [more]

© 2014 AIP Publishing LLC. A flexure-guided serial-kinematic XYZ nanopositioner for high-speed Atomic Force Microscopy is presented in this paper. Two aspects influencing the performance of serial-kinematic nanopositioners are studied in this work. First, mass reduction by using tapered flexures is proposed to increased the natural frequency of the nanopositioner. 25% increase in the natural frequency is achieved due to reduced mass with tapered flexures. Second, a study of possible sensor positioning in a serial-kinematic nanopositioner is presented. An arrangement of sensors for exact estimation of cross-coupling is incorporated in the proposed design. A feedforward control strategy based on phaser approach is presented to mitigate the dynamics and nonlinearity in the system. Limitations in design approach and control strategy are discussed in the Conclusion.

DOI 10.1063/1.4897483
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2014 Wadikhaye SP, Yong YK, Bhikkaji B, Moheimani SOR, 'Control of a piezoelectrically actuated high-speed serial-kinematic AFM nanopositioner', SMART MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES, 23 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1088/0964-1726/23/2/025030
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 9
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2014 Mohammadi A, Fowler AG, Yong YK, Moheimani SOR, 'A feedback controlled MEMS nanopositioner for on-chip high-speed AFM', Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 23 610-619 (2014) [C1]

We report the design of a two-degree-of-freedom microelectromechanical systems nanopositioner for on-chip atomic force microscopy (AFM). The device is fabricated using a silicon-o... [more]

We report the design of a two-degree-of-freedom microelectromechanical systems nanopositioner for on-chip atomic force microscopy (AFM). The device is fabricated using a silicon-on-insulator-based process to function as the scanning stage of a miniaturized AFM. It is a highly resonant system with its lateral resonance frequency at ~850 Hz. The incorporated electrostatic actuators achieve a travel range of 16 ~{ & L~}m in each direction. Lateral displacements of the scan table are measured using a pair of electrothermal position sensors. These sensors are used, together with a positive position feedback controller, in a feedback loop, to damp the highly resonant dynamics of the stage. The feedback controlled nanopositioner is used, successfully, to generate high-quality AFM images at scan rates as fast as 100 Hz. © 2013 IEEE.

DOI 10.1109/JMEMS.2013.2287506
Citations Scopus - 34Web of Science - 26
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2014 Bazaei A, Moheimani SOR, Yong YK, 'Improvement of transient response in signal transformation approach by proper compensator initialization', IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 22 729-736 (2014) [C1]

In this brief, the transient performance of the signal transformation approach (STA) is considerably enhanced by initializing the state vector of the compensator to appropriate va... [more]

In this brief, the transient performance of the signal transformation approach (STA) is considerably enhanced by initializing the state vector of the compensator to appropriate values. For triangular reference tracking, it is shown that the proposed method is identical to the impulsive state multiplication (ISM) approach. Through simulations and experiments, we also show that the proposed method can be equally applied to improve the STA for arbitrarily shaped desired signals, where ISM is not applicable. Tracking efficacy of the proposed method compared with that of an ordinary feedback loop with a similar noise rejection performance is also demonstrated. © 2013 IEEE.

DOI 10.1109/TCST.2013.2261875
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Reza Moheimani, Ali Bazaei
2014 Yong YK, Bazaei A, Moheimani SOR, 'Video-rate lissajous-scan atomic force microscopy', IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, 13 85-93 (2014) [C1]

Raster scanning is common in atomic force microscopy (AFM). The nonsmooth raster waveform contains high-frequency content that can excite mechanical resonances of an AFM nanoposit... [more]

Raster scanning is common in atomic force microscopy (AFM). The nonsmooth raster waveform contains high-frequency content that can excite mechanical resonances of an AFM nanopositioner during a fast scan, causing severe distortions in the resulting image. The mainstream approach to avoid scan-induced vibrations in video-rate AFM is to employ a high-bandwidth nanopositioner with the first lateral resonance frequency above 20 kHz. In this paper, video-rate scanning on a nanopositioner with 11.3-kHz resonance frequency is reported using a smooth Lissajous scan pattern. The Lissajous trajectory is constructed by tracking two sinusoidal waveforms on the lateral axes of the nanopositioner. By combining an analog integral resonant controller (IRC) with an internal model controller, 1-and 2-kHz single tone set-points were successfully tracked. High-quality time lapsed AFM images of a calibration grating recorded at 9 and 18 frames/s without noticeable image distortions are reported. © 2013 IEEE.

DOI 10.1109/TNANO.2013.2292610
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 13
Co-authors Reza Moheimani, Ali Bazaei
2013 Bhikkaji B, Yong YK, Mahmood IA, Moheimani SOR, 'Diagonal control design for atomic force microscope piezoelectric tube nanopositioners', REVIEW OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS, 84 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1063/1.4790474
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2013 Yong YK, Bhikkaji B, Moheimani SOR, 'Design, Modeling, and FPAA-Based Control of a High-Speed Atomic Force Microscope Nanopositioner', IEEE-ASME TRANSACTIONS ON MECHATRONICS, 18 1060-1071 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/TMECH.2012.2194161
Citations Scopus - 51Web of Science - 47
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2013 Yong 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]
DOI 10.1109/TMECH.2012.2193895
Citations Scopus - 53Web of Science - 43
Co-authors Reza Moheimani, Andrew Fleming
2013 Yong YK, Mohemani SOR, 'Design of an Inertially Counterbalanced Z-Nanopositioner for High-Speed Atomic Force Microscopy', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NANOTECHNOLOGY, 12 137-145 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/TNANO.2012.2233749
Citations Scopus - 28Web of Science - 24
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2012 Bazaei A, Yong YK, Moheimani SO, 'High-speed Lissajous-scan atomic force microscopy: Scan pattern planning and control design issues', Review of Scientific Instruments, 83 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1063/1.4725525
Citations Scopus - 50Web of Science - 41
Co-authors Reza Moheimani, Ali Bazaei
2012 Yong YK, Moheimani SO, Kenton BJ, Leang KK, 'Invited Review Article: High-speed flexure-guided nanopositioning: Mechanical design and control issues', Review of Scientific Instruments, 83 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1063/1.4765048
Citations Scopus - 161Web of Science - 134
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2012 Bazaei A, Yong YK, Moheimani SO, Sebastian A, 'Tracking of triangular references using signal transformation for control of a novel AFM scanner stage', IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 20 453-464 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/TCST.2011.2114347
Citations Scopus - 38Web of Science - 36
Co-authors Reza Moheimani, Ali Bazaei
2012 Wadikhaye S, Yong YK, Moheimani SO, 'Design of a compact serial-kinematic scanner for high-speed atomic force microscopy: An analytical approach', Micro & Nano Letters, 7 309-313 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1049/mnl.2011.0477
Citations Scopus - 25Web of Science - 24
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2010 Yong YK, Ahmad BA, Moheimani SO, 'Atomic force microscopy with a 12-electrode piezoelectric tube scanner', Review of Scientific Instruments, 81 10 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1063/1.3314901
Citations Scopus - 36Web of Science - 17
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2010 Yong YK, Moheimani SO, Petersen IR, 'High-speed cycloid-scan atomic force microscopy', Nanotechnology, 21 1-4 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1088/0957-4484/21/36/365503
Citations Scopus - 68Web of Science - 58
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2010 Bazaei A, Yong YK, Moheimani SOR, Sebastian A, 'Tracking Control of a Novel AFM Scanner using Signal Transformation Method', IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 20 453-464 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/TCST.2011.2114347
Co-authors Reza Moheimani, Ali Bazaei
2010 Yong YK, Liu K, Moheimani SO, 'Reducing cross-coupling in a compliant XY nanopositioner for fast and accurate raster scanning', IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 18 1172-1179 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/TCST.2009.2033201
Citations Scopus - 77Web of Science - 68
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2009 Yong YK, Aphale SS, Moheimani SO, 'Design, identification, and control of a flexure-based XY stage for fast nanoscale positioning', IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, 8 46-54 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/tnano.2008.2005829
Citations Scopus - 223Web of Science - 176
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2009 Yong YK, Lu T-F, 'Kinetostatic modeling of 3-RRR compliant micro-motion stages with flexure hinges', Mechanism and Machine Theory, 44 1156-1175 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.mechmachtheory.2008.09.005
Citations Scopus - 82Web of Science - 57
2008 Moheimani SO, Yong YK, 'Simultaneous sensing and actuation with a piezoelectric tube scanner', Review of Scientific Instruments, 79 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1063/1.2952506
Citations Scopus - 27Web of Science - 25
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2008 Yong YK, Lu T-F, 'The effect of the accuracies of flexure hinge equations on the output compliances of planar micro-motion stages', Mechanism and Machine Theory, 43 347-363 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.mechmachtheory.2007.03.007
Citations Scopus - 41Web of Science - 31
2008 Yong YK, Lu T-F, Handley DC, 'Review of circular flexure hinge design equations and derivation of empirical formulations', Precision Engineering, 32 63-70 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.precisioneng.2007.05.002
Citations Scopus - 185Web of Science - 151
2004 Lu TF, Handley DC, Yong YK, Eales C, 'A three-DOF compliant micromotion stage with flexure hinges', INDUSTRIAL ROBOT-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL, 31 355-361 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1108/01439910410541873
Citations Web of Science - 42
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Conference (35 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Moore SI, Yong YK, Moheimani SOR, 'Switched self-sensing actuator for a MEMS nanopositioner', Proceedings - 2017 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics, ICM 2017 (2017)

© 2017 IEEE. This work outlines the instrumentation and actuation of a MEMS nanopositioner, implementing a switching electronics based self-sensing actuation technique. Self-sens... [more]

© 2017 IEEE. This work outlines the instrumentation and actuation of a MEMS nanopositioner, implementing a switching electronics based self-sensing actuation technique. Self-sensing actuation allows for optimal use of transducer die space in MEMS designs. The switching design accommodates actuation voltages of 50 V and is compatible with the silicon-on-insulator microfabrication process. The switching electronics are designed to be directly interfaced to a digital control platform. The actuator is based on the class D amplifier and the sensor is implemented using a S¿ modulator to create a displacement-to-digital type sensor that is operated at 1 MHz.

DOI 10.1109/ICMECH.2017.7921134
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2016 Rios SA, Fleming AJ, Yong YK, 'Design and characterization of a miniature monolithic piezoelectric hexapod robot', IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM (2016) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/AIM.2016.7576897
Co-authors Andrew Fleming
2016 Teo YR, Yong YK, Fleming AJ, 'A Review of Scanning Methods and Control Implications for Scanning Probe Microscopy', 2016 AMERICAN CONTROL CONFERENCE (ACC) (2016) [E1]
Co-authors Andrew Fleming
2016 Fleming AJ, Berriman G, Yong YK, 'Design, Modeling, and Characterization of an XY Nanopositioning Stage Constructed from a Single Sheet of Piezoelectric Material', 2016 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADVANCED INTELLIGENT MECHATRONICS (AIM) (2016) [E1]
Co-authors Andrew Fleming
2015 Bazaei A, Yong YK, Moheimani SOR, 'Internal model control for high-speed spiral scan AFM', 2015 Australian Control Conference, AUCC 2015 (2015) [E1]

© 2015 Engineers Australia. We report on a novel application of internal model control for accurate tracking of a high speed spiral trajectory in scanning probe microscopy. With ... [more]

© 2015 Engineers Australia. We report on a novel application of internal model control for accurate tracking of a high speed spiral trajectory in scanning probe microscopy. With a closed-loop bandwidth of only 1 kHz, we achieved tracking errors as low as 0.31% of the scan diameter and an ultra-video frame rate of 37.5 frames per second (FPS) for a high pitch spiral trajectory generated by amplitude modulation of 3 kHz sinusoids.

Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Ali Bazaei, Reza Moheimani
2015 Yong YK, Moheimani SOR, 'Control of vertical axis of a video-speed AFM nanopositioner', Proceedings of the American Control Conference (2015) [E1]

© 2015 American Automatic Control Council. This paper presents the combination of active and passive damping control techniques to increase the vertical tracking bandwidth of a f... [more]

© 2015 American Automatic Control Council. This paper presents the combination of active and passive damping control techniques to increase the vertical tracking bandwidth of a fast nanopositioner for video-speed atomic force microscopy (AFM). The passive damping technique utilizes an inertial counterbalance arrangement to mechanically cancel the low 20-kHz vertical resonant mode of the nanopositioner; and the active control technique employs an integral resonant control technique to augment damping to resonant modes at 60 kHz and above. The combined damping techniques increases the vertical tracking bandwidth from 2.3 kHz to 28.1 kHz. This allow high-quality AFM images to be recorded at video speed, i.e. up to 1000 Hz line rate without noticeable image artifacts.

DOI 10.1109/ACC.2015.7171868
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2015 Maroufi M, Yong YK, Moheimani SOR, IEEE, 'Design and Control of a MEMS Nanopositioner with Bulk Piezoresistive Sensors', 2015 IEEE CONFERENCE ON CONTROL AND APPLICATIONS (CCA 2015) (2015) [E1]
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2015 Rios SA, Fleming AJ, Yong YK, 'Design of a two degree of freedom resonant miniature robotic leg', IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM (2015) [E1]

© 2015 IEEE. This article identifies the design considerations for a two degree of freedom (DoF) miniature robotic leg utilizing piezoelectric bimorph actuators with a specific f... [more]

© 2015 IEEE. This article identifies the design considerations for a two degree of freedom (DoF) miniature robotic leg utilizing piezoelectric bimorph actuators with a specific focus on the resonance modes of the system. An analytical model was developed using three independent lumped mass models with superposition for tuning the resonance frequencies and optimizing the performance of the leg. The model was verified both experimentally and using finite element analysis (FEA).

DOI 10.1109/AIM.2015.7222551
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Andrew Fleming
2014 Wadikhaye SP, Yong YK, Moheimani SOR, 'Design and characterisation of a serial-kinematic nanopositioner for high-speed AFM', IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM (2014) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/AIM.2014.6878080
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2013 Fleming 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 (2013) [E1]
Co-authors Andrew Fleming
2013 Wadikhaye SP, Yong YK, Moheimani SOR, 'Nanopositioner Design using Tapered Flexures: A Parametric Study', 2013 IEEE/ASME International Conference On Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM): Mechatronics For Human Wellbeing (2013) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/AIM.2013.6584201
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2013 Yong YK, Fowler AG, Mohammadi A, Moheimani SOR, 'Control of a MEMS nanopositioner for atomic force microscopy', Proceedings of the 6th IFAC Symposium on Mechatronic Systems, 2013 (2013) [E1]
DOI 10.3182/20130410-3-CN-2034.00038
Citations Scopus - 3
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2013 Yong YK, Bazaei A, Moheimani SOR, 'Control of a High-Speed Nanopositioner for Lissajous-scan Video-rate AFM', 2013 3rd Australian Control Conference (AUCC) (2013) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/AUCC.2013.6697268
Co-authors Reza Moheimani, Ali Bazaei
2012 Yong YK, Moheimani SO, 'A Z-scanner design for high-speed scanning probe microscopy', 2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (2012) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2012 Wadikhaye S, Bhikkaji B, Moheimani SO, Yong YK, 'Analog implementation of a damping and tracking controller for a high-speed X-Y nanopositioner', 2012 American Control Conference (2012) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2012 Yong YK, Bazaei A, Moheimani SO, Allgower F, 'Design and control of a novel non-raster scan pattern for fast scanning probe microscopy', 2012 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM) Proceedings (2012) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Reza Moheimani, Ali Bazaei
2011 Yong YK, Moheimani SO, Petersen I, 'A non-raster scan method for high-speed SPM', 2011 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2011 Yong 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) (2011) [E2]
Co-authors Andrew Fleming, Reza Moheimani
2011 Yong YK, Bhikkaji B, Moheimani SO, 'Analog control of a high-speed atomic force microscope scanner', 2011 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM2011) (2011) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/AIM.2011.6027103
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2011 Wadikhaye S, Yong YK, Moheimani SO, 'A novel serial-kinematic AFM scanner: Design and characterization', Proceedings IECON 2011 - 37th Annual Conference on IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (2011) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/IECON.2011.6119287
Citations Scopus - 5
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2011 Bhikkaji B, Yong YK, Mahmood IA-T, Moheimani SO, 'Multivariable control designs for Piezoelectric tubes', Proceedings of the 18th IFAC World Congress, 2011 (2011) [E1]
DOI 10.3182/20110828-6-it-1002.01745
Citations Scopus - 8
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2010 Yong YK, Ahmed B, Moheimani SO, 'A 12-electrode piezoelectric tube scanner for fast atomic force microscopy', 2010 American Control Conference, ACC 2010 (2010) [E1]
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2010 Yong YK, Moheimani SO, 'A compact XYZ scanner for fast atomic force microscopy in constant force contact mode', 2010 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics. Proceedings (2010) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/AIM.2010.5695880
Citations Scopus - 14
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2010 Bazaei A, Yong YK, Moheimani SO, Sebastian A, 'Tracking control of a novel AFM scanner using signal transformation method', Preprints of the 5th IFAC Symposium on Mechatronic Systems (2010) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Reza Moheimani, Ali Bazaei
2009 Yong YK, Lu T-F, 'Comparison of circular flexure hinge design equations and the derivation of empirical stiffness formulations', 2009 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (2009) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/aim.2009.5229961
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5
2009 Yong YK, Moheimani SO, 'Vibration control of a novel tube scanner using piezoelectric strain-induced voltage', 2009 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (2009) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/aim.2009.5229728
Citations Scopus - 4
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2009 Reza Moheimani SO, Yong YK, 'A new piezoelectric tube scanner for simultaneous sensing and actuation', Proceedings of the American Control Conference (2009) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/ACC.2009.5160032
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2008 Yong YK, Liu K, Moheimani SO, 'H-infinity control for reducing cross-coupling in a compliant XY nanopositioning stage', Proceedings ICAST 2008: 19th International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies (2008) [E2]
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2008 Yong YK, Liu K, Moheimani SOR, 'H8 control for reducing cross-coupling in a compliant XY nanopositioning stage', 19th International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies 2008, ICAST 2008 (2008)

A compliant XY nanopositioning platform designed for scanning probe microscopy applications is presented in this article. The device possesses a very high out-of-plane stiffness r... [more]

A compliant XY nanopositioning platform designed for scanning probe microscopy applications is presented in this article. The device possesses a very high out-of-plane stiffness resulting in extremely low cross-coupling between various axes. However, cross-couplings between X-and Y-axes of the stage cannot be ignored during fast raster scans. A H 8 controller is designed to minimize cross-coupling between these two axes of the nanoscale positioning stage, particularly at its mechanical resonance frequencies. The controller is augmented with integral action to achieve accurate tracking and damping. Raster scan results over an area of 10µm×10µm with small positioning errors are demonstrated. High-speed accurate raster scans of up to 100Hz, with nanoscale resolution are also illustrated.

Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2008 Yong YK, Aphale SS, Moheimani SO, 'Design, analysis and control of a fast nanopositioning stage', Proceedings of the 2008 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (2008) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/aim.2008.4601703
Citations Scopus - 7
Co-authors Reza Moheimani
2006 Yong Y, Lu TF, Minase JL, 'Trajectory following with a three-DOF micro-motion stage', Proceedings of the Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation 2006 (2006) [E1]
2004 Lu TF, Handley DC, Yong YK, 'Position control of a 3 DOF compliant micro-motion stage', 2004 8TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CONTROL, AUTOMATION, ROBOTICS AND VISION, VOLS 1-3 (2004) [E1]
2004 Handley DC, Lu TF, Yong YK, Eales C, 'Workspace investigation of a 3 DOF compliant micro-motion stage', 2004 8TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CONTROL, AUTOMATION, ROBOTICS AND VISION, VOLS 1-3 (2004) [E1]
Citations Web of Science - 1
2004 Yong YK, Lu TF, Handley DC, 'Loop closure theory in deriving linear and simple kinematic model for a 3 DOF parallel micromanipulator', DEVICE AND PROCESS TECHNOLOGIES FOR MEMS, MICROELECTRONICS, AND PHOTONICS III (2004) [E1]
DOI 10.1117/12.522258
Citations Web of Science - 8
2004 Handley DC, Lu TF, Yong YK, Zhang WJ, 'A simple and efficient dynamic modelling method for compliant micropositioning mechanisms using flexure hinges', DEVICE AND PROCESS TECHNOLOGIES FOR MEMS, MICROELECTRONICS, AND PHOTONICS III (2004) [E1]
DOI 10.1117/12.523573
Citations Web of Science - 9
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 20
Total funding $1,023,435

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


20173 grants / $352,839

Novel Microcantilevers for Multifrequency Atomic Force Microscopy$299,451

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Yuen Yong
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1600046
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

2017 UON Researcher Equipment Grant$43,388

The equipment is an automated XYZ scanner to improve the imaging capabilities and productivity of a confocal Raman microscope. This upgrade will enable the 2D and 3D mapping of tissue, polymeric devices, cells, catalysts, and microelectronic devices.

Funding body: The University of Newcastle

Funding body The University of Newcastle
Project Team

Andrew Fleming, Pradeep Tanwar, John Holdworth, Michael Ruppert, Yuen Kuan Yong

Scheme UON 2017 Researcher Equipment Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

2017 Strategic Pilot Grant$10,000

Funding body: Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment - The University of Newcastle (Australia)

Funding body Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment - The University of Newcastle (Australia)
Project Team

Michael Ruppert, Andrew Fleming, Yuen Yong, John Holdsworth, Pradeep Tanwar

Scheme FEBE Strategic Pilot Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20162 grants / $8,000

Design and Control of Monolithic Piezoelectric Nanopositioning Devices$6,000

Funding body: Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment - The University of Newcastle (Australia)

Funding body Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment - The University of Newcastle (Australia)
Project Team

Yuen Yong, Andrew Fleming

Scheme FEBE Strategic Pilot Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

International Conference on Manipulation, Automation & Robotics at Small Scales, Paris, France$2,000

Funding body: Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment - The University of Newcastle (Australia)

Funding body Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment - The University of Newcastle (Australia)
Project Team

Yuen Yong

Scheme Faculty Conference Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20152 grants / $4,500

Expanding on the information channels of Atomic Force Microscopy Cantilevers$3,000

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project Team

Yuen Yong

Scheme Pilot Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

2015 IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control (MSC), Manly Sydney, 21-23 September 2015$1,500

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project Team Doctor Yuen Yong
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1501103
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20141 grants / $13,668

Bio-inspired robots: Design of a Fast Walking Insect Using Variable Compliant Structure$13,668

Funding body: Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment - The University of Newcastle (Australia)

Funding body Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment - The University of Newcastle (Australia)
Scheme FEBE Strategic Pilot Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20131 grants / $460,953

Design, Modeling and Advanced Control of High Performance Nanopositioners for Atomic Force Microscopy$460,953

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Yuen Yong
Scheme Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1200405
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20123 grants / $120,575

2011 Research Fellowship - PRCCDSC$104,075

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Yuen Yong
Scheme Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1200789
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Advanced Design, Modeling and Control Methods for Video-rate Atomic Force Microscopy$15,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Yuen Yong
Scheme Fellowship Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200058
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, St Paul, MN, USA, 14 - 18 May 2012$1,500

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project Team Doctor Yuen Yong
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200420
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20112 grants / $26,500

Innovations in Feedback-Controlled Nanoscale Manipulation and Imaging$25,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Reza Moheimani, Doctor Yuen Yong
Scheme Near Miss Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1001038
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

International Conference on Manipulation, manufacturing and Measurement onthe Nanoscale 3M-Nano, Changchun, China, 29/8/2011 - 2/9/2011$1,500

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project Team Doctor Yuen Yong
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100841
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20102 grants / $18,000

XYZ Flexure-based Nanopositioner for Fast Atomic Force Microscopy$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Yuen Yong
Scheme Special Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000891
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

XYZ Flexure-based Nanopositioner for Fast Atomic Force Microscopy$8,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Yuen Yong
Scheme Special Project (Equipment) Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0900026
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20091 grants / $1,200

2009 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, Singapore, 14-17 July 2009$1,200

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project Team Doctor Yuen Yong
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0190352
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20081 grants / $1,700

IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, 2/7/2008 - 5/7/2008$1,700

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Yuen Yong
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189171
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20072 grants / $15,500

Design and optimisation of a high-speed, low cross-coupling XY scanner for an Atomic Force Microscope$10,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Yuen Yong
Scheme Early Career Researcher Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188259
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Design and optimisation of a high-speed, low cross-coupling XY scanner for an AFM (Faculty support)$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team

Yuen Yong

Scheme Early Career Researcher Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed2
Current5

Total current UON EFTSL

Masters0.9
PhD1

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2017 PhD Improving the Travel Range in Nano-Positioning by a Novel Displacement Amplification Mechanism and Feedback Control. PhD (Electrical Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2016 PhD MEMs Devices, AFM and Nano Control PhD (Electrical Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2015 Masters Design and Development of Nano-positioning Devices for Atomic Force Microscopy Applications M Philosophy(Elec Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD Damping and Tracking Controllers for Nanopositioning Systems: Applications for High-Speed Scanning Probe Microscopy PhD (Electrical Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD Miniature Ambulatory Robots Driven by Piezoelectric Bimorph Benders: Design, Drive and Control Methods PhD (Electrical Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2017 PhD Self-Sensing, Estimation and Control in Multifrequency Atomic Force Microscopy PhD (Electrical Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD Design, Characterization and Control of Serial-Kinematic X-Y-Z Nanopositioner for High-Speed Atomic Force Microscopy PhD (Electrical Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
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Research Projects

Signal Transformation and Input Shaping Techniques 2010 - 2017

Publications

Bazaei A, Yong YK, Moheimani SOR, Sebastian A, 'Tracking Control of a Novel AFM Scanner using Signal Transformation Method', IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 20 453-464 (2010) [C1]

Bazaei A, Yong YK, Moheimani SO, Sebastian A, 'High-speed, ultra-high-precision nanopositioning: A signal transformation approach', Control Technologies for Emerging Micro and Nanoscale Systems, Springer Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg 47-65 (2011) [B1]

Bazaei A, Yong YK, Moheimani SO, Sebastian A, 'Tracking of triangular references using signal transformation for control of a novel AFM scanner stage', IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 20 453-464 (2012) [C1]


Novel Microcantilevers for Multifrequency Atomic Force Microscopy 2016 -

This project aim to develop Novel Microcantilevers for Multifrequency Atomic Force Microscopy. This research will enable high-speed simultaneous imaging of multiple physical and chemical properties at the molecular and atomic scale. 

Grants

Novel Microcantilevers for Multifrequency Atomic Force Microscopy

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Yuen Yong
Scheme Discovery Projects

Students

Program Research Title
PhD
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
MEMs Devices, AFM and Nano Control

Collaborators

Name Organisation
Mr Steven Ian Moore University of Newcastle
Doctor Michael Gunter Ruppert University of Newcastle

Alternative Scanning Methods for High-speed Atomic Force Microscopy 2010 - 2016

A traditional Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) utilizes a scanner to scan over an area of a sample in a zig-zag raster pattern. The fast axis of the AFM scanner is forced to track the non-smooth triangular waveform that contains frequencies beyond the scanner's mechanical bandwidth. The high-order dynamics of the triangular waveform tends to trigger the resonance frequencies of the scanner. This leads to image distortions. In this project, novel smooth scan patterns are proposed to achieve much higher speed scans than a raster pattern without triggering the dynamics of the scanner. The imaging performance of these alternative scan patterns were also investigated and compared to that of raster-scanned pattern.

Grants

Advanced Design, Modeling and Control Methods for Video-rate Atomic Force Microscopy

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Yuen Yong
Scheme Fellowship Grant

Design, Modeling and Advanced Control of High Performance Nanopositioners for Atomic Force Microscopy

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Yuen Yong
Scheme Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA)

Publications

Yong YK, Moheimani SO, Petersen IR, 'High-speed cycloid-scan atomic force microscopy', Nanotechnology, 21 1-4 (2010) [C1]

Yong YK, Moheimani SO, Petersen I, 'A non-raster scan method for high-speed SPM', 2011 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (2011) [E3]

Bazaei A, Yong YK, Moheimani SO, 'High-speed Lissajous-scan atomic force microscopy: Scan pattern planning and control design issues', Review of Scientific Instruments, 83 (2012) [C1]

Yong YK, Bazaei A, Moheimani SO, Allgower F, 'Design and control of a novel non-raster scan pattern for fast scanning probe microscopy', 2012 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM) Proceedings (2012) [E1]

Yong YK, Bazaei A, Moheimani SOR, 'Control of a High-Speed Nanopositioner for Lissajous-scan Video-rate AFM', 2013 3rd Australian Control Conference (AUCC) (2013) [E1]

Yong YK, Bazaei A, Moheimani SOR, 'Video-rate lissajous-scan atomic force microscopy', IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, 13 85-93 (2014) [C1]

Teo YR, Yong Y, Fleming AJ, 'A comparison of scanning methods and the vertical control implications for scanning probe microscopy', Asian Journal of Control, (2016)

Students

Program Research Title
PhD
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Damping and Tracking Controllers for Nanopositioning Systems: Applications for High-Speed Scanning Probe Microscopy

High-speed Nanopositioning 2009 -

This project aims to improve the dynamic performance of nanopositioning devices for high-speed scanning applications such as scanning probe microscopy, optical fiber alignment, beam steering systems and nanofabrication. The project scope includes the design improvement of nanopositioners to achieve high resonance frequency, large scan range and low cross-coupling motions among the X, Y and Z axes. Novel actuation, sensing and control methods are also developed to achieve high-speed scanning. 

Grants

Advanced Design, Modeling and Control Methods for Video-rate Atomic Force Microscopy

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Yuen Yong
Scheme Fellowship Grant

Design, Modeling and Advanced Control of High Performance Nanopositioners for Atomic Force Microscopy

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Yuen Yong
Scheme Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA)

Publications

Yong YK, Aphale SS, Moheimani SO, 'Design, identification, and control of a flexure-based XY stage for fast nanoscale positioning', IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, 8 46-54 (2009) [C1]

Yong YK, Moheimani SO, Kenton BJ, Leang KK, 'Invited Review Article: High-speed flexure-guided nanopositioning: Mechanical design and control issues', Review of Scientific Instruments, 83 (2012) [C1]

Yong 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]

Yong YK, Bhikkaji B, Moheimani SOR, 'Design, Modeling, and FPAA-Based Control of a High-Speed Atomic Force Microscope Nanopositioner', IEEE-ASME TRANSACTIONS ON MECHATRONICS, 18 1060-1071 (2013) [C1]

Wadikhaye SP, Yong YK, Reza Moheimani SO, 'A serial-kinematic nanopositioner for high-speed atomic force microscopy', Review of Scientific Instruments, 85 (2014) [C1]

Yong YK, Moheimani SOR, 'Collocated Z-Axis Control of a High-Speed Nanopositioner for Video-Rate Atomic Force Microscopy', IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, 14 338-345 (2015) [C1]

Yong YK, 'A new preload mechanism for a high-speed piezoelectric stack nanopositioner', Mechatronics, 36 159-166 (2016) [C1]

Bazaei A, Chen Z, Yong YK, Moheimani SOR, 'A Novel State Transformation Approach to Tracking of Piecewise Linear Trajectories', IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, (2017)

Students

Program Research Title
PhD
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Improving the Travel Range in Nano-Positioning by a Novel Displacement Amplification Mechanism and Feedback Control.
PhD
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Damping and Tracking Controllers for Nanopositioning Systems: Applications for High-Speed Scanning Probe Microscopy
PhD
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Design, Characterization and Control of Serial-Kinematic X-Y-Z Nanopositioner for High-Speed Atomic Force Microscopy

Miniature Monolithic Piezoelectric Robot 2013 - 2017

The project aims to design, fabricate and test a prototype miniature resonant ambulatory robot that uses piezoelectric actuators to achieve locomotion.

Grants

Bio-inspired robots: Design of a Fast Walking Insect Using Variable Compliant Structure

Funding body: Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment - The University of Newcastle (Australia)

Funding body Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment - The University of Newcastle (Australia)
Scheme FEBE Strategic Pilot Grant

Publications

Rios SA, Fleming AJ, Yong YK, 'Design of a two degree of freedom resonant miniature robotic leg', IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM (2015) [E1]

Rios SA, Fleming AJ, Yong YK, 'Design and characterization of a miniature monolithic piezoelectric hexapod robot', IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIM (2016) [E1]

Rios SA, Fleming AJ, Yong YK, 'Miniature Resonant Ambulatory Robot', IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 2 337-343 (2017)

Students

Program Research Title
PhD
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Miniature Ambulatory Robots Driven by Piezoelectric Bimorph Benders: Design, Drive and Control Methods

Collaborators

Name Organisation
Doctor Andrew John Fleming University of Newcastle

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Dr Yuen Yong

Position

ARC DECRA Fellow
School of Electrical Engineering and Computing
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Contact Details

Email yuenkuan.yong@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 6438
Fax (02) 4921 6993
Link Personal webpage

Office

Room EAG32
Building EA Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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