Dr. Son Duy Nguyen


Dr. Son Duy Nguyen
Post Doctoral Researcher
Advisor: Prof. Igor Paprotny, Prof. Richard White, Prof. Paul K. Wright

2111 Etcheverry Hall
UC Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720
E-mail: nguyen.duyson@berkeley.edu


I joined the team at UC Berkeley in March 2013 as a postdoc to work on the Natural Gas Pipeline Sensors project. My works are focusing on design, fabrication and characterization of MEMS-based flow sensors and pressure sensors. I mostly live in 2111 Etcheverry and Marvell Nanofabrication Lab. I received my B.E. and M.E. degrees in electronics from Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology. I finished my Ph.D. at the Department of Informatics, University of Oslo, Norway in February 2013.

Research Interests

MEMS-based Energy harvesting from motion, MEMS-based flow sensors and pressure sensors

BMI Projects

Natural Gas Pipeline Sensors



PhD dissertation

Son Duy Nguyen, “Wideband MEMS energy harvesters utilizing nonlinear springs”, PhD dissertation, Dept. Informatics, University of Oslo, 2013. [link]

Book and journal articles

[1] E. Halvorsen and S. D. Nguyen, “MEMS electrostatic energy harvester with nonlinear springs,” a chapter book of Advance in Energy Harvesting Methods, Eds. N. Elvin,  A. Erturk, Springer, 2013. [link]

[2]  S.  D.  Nguyen  and  E.  Halvorsen,  “Bistable springs for wideband micro electromechanical energy harvesters,”  Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, p.023904, 2013. [link]

[3] S. D. Nguyen and E. Halvorsen, “Wideband MEMS energy harvester driven by colored noise excitations,” J. Microelectromech. Syst., 22, pp. 892-900, 2013. [link]

[4]  S.  D.  Nguyen  and  E.  Halvorsen,  “Nonlinear  springs  for  bandwidth-tolerant  vibration  energy  harvesting,”  J. Microelectromech. Syst., 20, pp.1225-1227, 2011. [link]

[5] S. D. Nguyen, E. Halvorsen, G. U. Jensen, and A. Vogl, “Fabrication and characterization of a wideband MEMS energy harvester utilizing nonlinear springs,” J. Micromech. Microeng., 20, p. 125009, 2010. [link]

[6] L. G. W. Tvedt, S. D. Nguyen, and E. Halvorsen, “Nonlinear behavior of an electrostatic energy harvester under wide- and narrowband excitation,” J. Microelectromech. Syst., 19, pp. 305–316, 2010. [link]


Selected conference papers

[1]  S.D. Nguyen, I. Paprotny, P. Wright, and R. White, “In-plane capacitive MEMS flow sensor for low-cost metering of flow velocity in natural gas pipelines”, Proc. IEEE MEMS 2014 (San Francisco, USA, Jan 25-30, 2014), p.971-4.  [link]

[2] S. D. Nguyen, N. H. T. Tran, E. Halvorsen and I. Paprotny, “Design and fabrication of MEMS electrostatic energy harvester with nonlinear springs and vertical sidewall electrets,” Proc. PowerMEMS (Seoul, Korea, Nov 15 – 18 2011), p. 126-9, 2011. [link]

[3] N.H.T. Tran , S. D. Nguyen and E. Halvorsen,  “Design of nonlinear springs for MEMS vibration energy harvesting applications”, Proc. Micromechanics and Micro systems Europe Workshop (Tonsberg, Norway, June 19-22, 2011), 2011. [link]

[4] S. D. Nguyen and E. Halvorsen, “Analysis of vibration energy harvesters utilizing a variety of nonlinear springs,” Proc. PowerMEMS (Leuven, Belgium, Nov 30 – Dec 3), p.331-4, 2010. [link]

[5] E. Halvorsen and S. D. Nguyen, “Numerical simulation of MEMS energy harvesters driven by band-limited random noise,” Solid State System Symposium (HCM city, Vietnam, Jun 16-18, 2010), 2010.

[6] S. D. Nguyen and E. Halvorsen, “Wideband vibration energy harvester utilizing nonlinear springs,” Proc. PowerMEMS (Washington D.C., USA, Dec 1-4, 2009) p.411-4, 2009. [link]


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