Nelson Sepúlveda

Nelson Sepúlveda

Nelson Sepúlveda

Professor Electrical and Computer Engineering/Adjunct Professor Mechanical Engineering

Biography

Nelson obtained his undergraduate degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus in 2001 with honors. He completed his M.S. (2002 and PhD (2005) degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Michigan Sate University. From January 2006 to June 2011, Nelson was faculty at the University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez, and during this time participated in several summer research programs for faculty at the Air Force Research Laboratories (2006 and 2007), National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN) (2008) and the Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR) (2009). In 2010, Nelson was awarded the NSF Career award. His research interests are micro and nanometer-sized sensors and actuators (or transducers), characterization of smart and multifunctional materials and their integration in microsystems.

Research Area
Awards
2018 - MSU Withrow Teaching Excellence Award
2018 - MSU Withrow Teaching Excellence Award
2018 - MSU Withrow Diversity Excellence Award
2015 - Michigan State University Teacher-Scholar Award
NSF Career Award - 2010 - 2015
IEEE Senior Member - 2011
Education
PhD - Michigan State University - 2005
M.S. - Michigan State University - 2002
B.S. - University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez Campus - 2001
Publications
J. Figueroa, Y. Cao, H. Dsouza, J. Pastrana, and N. Sepúlveda, "A Simplified Approach for Obtaining Optical Properties of VO2 Thin Films, and Demonstration of Infrared Shape‐Shifting Devices", Advanced Materials Technologies, 1800599, (2019).
D. Torres, J. Zhang, S. Dooley, X. Tan, and N. Sepúlveda, "Hysteresis-Based Mechanical State Programming of MEMS Mirrors", IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 27(2), 344-354, (2018).
T. Wang, D. Torres, C. Wang, F.E. Fernández,, and N. Sepúlveda, "Maximizing the performance of photothermal actuators by combining smart materials with supplementary advantages" Science Advances, Vol.3, No.4 (2017).
W. Li, D. Torres, R. Díaz, Z. Wang, C. Wu, C. Wang, Z.L. Wang, and N. Sepúlveda, "Nanogenerator-based dual-functional and self-powered loudspeaker/microphone thin patch for flexible electronics", Nature Communications, 8, 15310, (2017).
N. Dávila, E. Merced, and N. Sepúlveda, "Electronically variable optical attenuator enabled by self-sensing in vanadium dioxide";IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 26, 10, pp.1011-1014, (2014).
D.E. Anagnostou, M.T. Chryssomallis, B. D. Braaten, J.L. Ebel, and N. Sepúlveda, "Reconfigurable UWB Antenna With RF-MEMS for On-Demand WLAN Rejection "; IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation,Vol. 62, No. 2, pp.602-608 (2014).
R. Cabrera, E. Merced, and N. Sepúlveda, "Performance of Electro-Thermally Driven VO2-based MEMS Actuators", IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol.23, No.1, pp.243-251, (DOI:10.1109/JMEMS.2013.2271774) (2014).
R. Cabrera, E. Merced, and N. Sepúlveda, "A Micro-Electro-Mechanical Memory based on the Structural Phase Transition of VO2"; Phys. Status Solidi A, 210: 1704-1711, (2013).