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Micromachined Transducers

Xiao Zhang

North Carolina State University, United States of America


Transducer Applications Transducer Modelling Transducer Materials Piezoelectric Transducers CMUT PMUT HIFU SAW BAW MEMS Microphone Ultrasound Gesture Recognition

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Micromachined ultrasound transducers are the key components and enablers for many of today's medical, industrial, and consumer electronic devices. This book aims to provide its reader with a comprehensive blueprint and also an in-depth description of how the state-of-art micromachined transducer is modeled, processed, designed, and integrated with supporting circuitry. Several key applications are expected to be presented to the reader with greater breadth and depth. The main focus of the book is envisioned to contain the applications of specific types of ultrasound transducers, different types of medical transducers, from the traditional piezoelectric transducers to the emerging capacitive micromachined ultrasound transducers (CMUTs). It also welcomes contributions in the fields of acoustic transducers for RF communication, applications including surface acoustic wave (SAW) and bulk acoustic (wave) device, MEMS oscillators, AlN based transducers, MEMS microphone and speaker, etc. Lastly, contributions addressing emerging transducer technology is also expected.

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Date completed: October 18th 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: May 9th 2020

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Review results due: July 28th 2020

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Expected publication date: September 26th 2020

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About the editor

Xiao Zhang

Dr. Xiao Zhang received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China, in 2012, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA, in 2015 and 2017, respectively. He is involved in developing transparent capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducers (CMUTs) for medical and air-coupled applications. He has authored or coauthored over 20 scientific publications. His research focuses on design and fabrication of 1-D and 2-D CMUT arrays and associated MEMS transmit/receive switches on glass substrates, as well as their integration with front-end electronics for medical imaging and therapy applications. Dr. Zhang received the Student Travel Awards from the 2015, 2016, and 2017 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposia, the UGSA Conference Award at NCSU in 2015, first place in the 2017 NCSU ECE Research Symposium, and the Student Paper Competition Finalist Award from the 2016 and 2017 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposia. Dr. Zhang currently a Senior Engineer with Skyworks Solutions Inc. working on acoustic MEMS design and development.

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