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Electrical Engineering

Salt Lake City, Utah, 84108, United States
May 24, 2010

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Cell phone: 801-***-**** E-mail:

Mailing Address: 325 University Village, Salt Lake City, Utah

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University of Utah, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2009-2010

Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of

Microelectronics, ME, PhD, 2004-2009

Peking University, School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science,

BS, 2000-2004


General Knowledge: Math, physics, chemistry, microelectronics

Special knowledge: Developing micro fluidic, acoustic, electrostatic and

piezoelectric devices

Software: C/C++, MAPLE, ANSYS, COMSOL, Tanner-EDA, ORCAD, Visual Basic

MEMS technique: Photolithography, evaporation, sputtering, wet-etching,

lift-off, RIE, CMP, ALD, AFM, ellipsometer, profilometer, Nanospec, IV-CV

probe station


Optics; Theoretical Mechanics; Electromagnetism; Thermodynamics and

Statistics; Semiconductor Physics; CAD for Integrated Circuits; Advanced

Analog Integrated Circuit; MOS Integrated Circuits; Experiments in

Microelectronics; Analysis and Application of Vibrating Modes; Thin Film

Physics; Technology and Application of Modern Sensors; MEMS Analysis and

Design; Introduction to Bio-MEMS and Nano-biological Technology, Robotics,



1) Massood Tabib-Azar, Kai Yang. 1 VOLT, 1 GHz NEMS SWITCHES, Hilton Head

Workshop 2010.

2) Massood Tabib-Azar, Khawla Alzoubi and Kai Yang. Novel MEMS 900 MHz

Electrostatic Silicon Delay Line, Hilton Head Workshop 2010.

3) Yu Hui, Kai Yang. Simple sticking models and adhesion criterion to

predict sticking effects of fixed-fixed beams in RF, IEEE-NEMS 2010.

4) Gao Chaoqun, Jiao Binbin, Liu Maozhe, Li Quanbao, Yang Kai. MEMS/

CMOS Compatible Gas Sensors Based on Spectroscopy Analysis, Journal of

Semiconductors, 2008, Vol. 29, No. 10, 2043-2049.

5) Jian Zhou, Guizhen Yan, Kai Yang. Miniature fluidic angular rate sensor,

Patent Number: 200420009040.

6) Kai Yang, Zhigang Li, Research on the Resonant Frequency Formula of V-

Shaped Cantilevers, IEEE-NEMS 2009, 59-62.

7) Kai Yang, Zhigang Li, A simple prediction method for composite

rectangular microcantilevers with equal-width and the optimization,

Microelectronics Journal, 2009, Vol.40, Issue 8, 1196-1201.

8) Kai Yang, Zhigang Li, Research achievements of SAW Gas Sensors,

Electronic Components & Materials, 2008, Vol. 27, 26-30.

9) Kai Yang, Dapeng Chen Protection method of alkaline solution etching,

Patent Number: 200710176932.

10) Kai Yang, Zhigang Li, Uncertainty Evaluation for Measurement Result of

the Indication Error in MEMS Sensors Electrical Parameters Batch

Measurement Platform, Chinese Journal of Scientific Instrument, 2007,

Vol. 28, No. 8, Supplement ?, 143-147.

11) Kai Yang, Chuan Xu. Preliminary probe of 4-peg Hanoi tower, Acta

Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Pekinensis, 2004, Vol. 40, No. 1,


12) Kai Yang, Jian Zhou, Guizhen Yan. The research on MEMS fang-bar fluidic

angular rate sensor, ICSICT 2004, Vol. 31808-1811.

13) Kai Yang, Jian Zhou, Guizhen Yan. Fluidic angular rate sensor and its

preparation method, Patent Number: 200410009349.


1) Solved a world-famous mathematical puzzle called 4-peg Hanoi tower

problem (Publication 11).

2) Invented a useful micromachined angular rate sensor called Fang-Bar

fluidic angular rate sensor (Publication 12 &13).

3) Identified the vibrating modes of a 3-layer-house using FFT.

4) Established a MEMS sensor electrical parameters batch measurement

platform and evaluated its measurement uncertainty (Publication 10).

5) Proposed an optimization method for enhancing the sensitivity of V-

shaped cantilever sensors (Publication 6).

6) Fabricated a novel T-shaped piezoelectric ZnO cantilever sensor, with

MEMS technology (Publication 9).

7) Developed several novel 1 VOLT, 1 GHz NEMS switches (Publication 1).

This work is supported by DARPA's NEMS program (DARPA = Defense Advanced

Research Projects Agency).

8) Developed a novel MEMS 900 MHz electrostatic silicon delay line

(Publication 2). This work is supported by USTAR Program at Utah.


1) Winner of the 2000' Top Ten Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis Award of

School of EECS of Peking University.

2) Top Award Winner of the 2008' Honorable Scholarship for Outstanding

Graduates in Institute of Microelectronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.


1) Practice as a volunteer for IEEE-NEMS 2009.

2) Oral presentations in ?ICSICT 2004 ?2007 Conference on Instrument,

Automation and Advanced Integration Technology ?IEEE NEMS 2009 ?Hilton

Head Workshop 2010.

3) Research under the support of DARPA's NEMS program.

4) Research under the support of USTAR Program at Utah.


1) Owning strong team spirit. For example, cooperating with Chuan Xu and

other classmates, I solved the world-famous mathematical puzzle: 4-peg

Hanoi Tower Problem. Cooperating with another postdoctor, I developed a

DNA sensor.

2) A talented person with intelligence and creativity, and adept in

accepting and exploring new technologies.


1) Electrical engineering

2) Mechanical engineering

3) Computer programming

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