Research Interests: RF MEMS devices including oscillators,filters and switches; MEMS device design and fabrication technology; MEMS/IC integration technology.Job Interests: Academic; Post-doc; Industry R&D
Ruonan Liu received her B.S. degree from the Ohio State University, in Electrical Engineering (2011). Currently, she is a PhD student in EECS department at UC Berkeley, working with prof. Clark Nguyen. Ruonan’s research interest mainly focuses on micromechanical resonant switches, and the applications of this novel type of MEMS switches such as DC-DC power converters and power amplifiers.
A Micromechanical Power Converter [BPN433]
The overall goal of this project is to demonstrate a switched-mode power converter (e.g., a charge pump) using micromechanical switching elements that allow substantially higher voltages and potentially higher conversion efficiencies than transistor-switch based counterparts.