Tal R. Nagourney

Tal R. Nagourney, Ph.D.

Staff Consultant

Dr. Tal Nagourney is an electrical engineer with a background in micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) design and fabrication.

Prior to joining ESi, Dr. Nagourney conducted his doctoral research at the University of Michigan. There, he carried out a comprehensive study on the nature of energy dissipation mechanisms in blown glass micro-shell resonators for precision MEMS gyroscopes. The resonator performance enabled by his research remains unrivaled.

Dr. Nagourney has a wide range of engineering experience including cleanroom microfabrication, mechanical machining, and precision lapping and polishing. He applies his diverse engineering skill-set and strong technical communication background to provide comprehensive analyses to the unique challenges posed by clients.

Publications

  • Simulation Based Approach for Fabrication of Micro-Shell Resonators with Controllable Stiffness and Mass Distribution, IEEE International Symposium on Inertial Sensors and Systems, January 2018
  • Fabrication of Hemispherical Fused Silica Micro-Resonator with Tailored Stiffness and Mass Distribution, 31st IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, January 2018
  • Thermoelastic Dissipation in Micromachined Birdbath Shell Resonators , J. Microelectromech. Syst. Vol 26, No. 4, August 2017
  • Simulation of Blowtorch Reflow of Fused Silica Micro-Shell Resonators, J. Microelectromech. Syst. Vol 26, No. 4
  • 259 Second Ring Down Time and 4.45 Million Quality Factor in 5.5 khz Fused Silica Birdbath Shell Resonator in Transducers, 19th International Conference on Solid State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, January 2017
  • Numerical Study of Impact of Surface Roughness on Thermoelastic Loss of Micro-Resonators, IEEE International Symposium on Inertial Sensors and Systems, January 2017
  • Effect of Drive-Axis Displacement on MEMS Birdbath Resonator Gyroscope Performance, IEEE International Symposium on Inertial Sensors and Systems, January 2017
  • Anchor Loss in Hemispherical Shell Resonators, J. Microelectromech. Syst., vol. 25, no. 1, February 2017
  • Ultra Conformal High Aspect-Ratio Small-Gap Capacitive Electrode Formation Technology for 3D Micro Shell Resonators, IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, January 2017
  • 130 Second Ring-Down Time and 3.98 Million Quality Factor in 10 khz Fused Silica Micro Birdbath Shell Resonator, Hilton Head Workshop: A Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Workshop, January 2016
  • See CV for further publications

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