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Cristian Cassella

422 ISEC
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


  • PhD, Carnegie Mellon University, 2015

Research & Scholarship Interests

Acoustic resonators, nonreciprocal components, zero-power sensors for IoT, nonlinear dynamics, ultrasonic transducers
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Honors & Awards

  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship

Selected Publications

  • J.M. Puder, J.S. Pulskamp, R.R. Rudy, C. Cassella, M. Rinaldi, G. Chen, S. Bhave, R.G. Polcawich, Rapid Harmonic Analysis of Piezoelectric MEMS Resonators IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonic Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, 6(65), 2018, 979-990
  • G. Chen, C. Cassella, T. Wu, M. Rinaldi, Single-Chip Multi-Frequency Wideband Filters Based on Aluminum Nitride Cross-Sectional Lamé Mode Resonators with Thick and Apodized Electrodes, IEEE Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, 2018, 775-778
  • C. Cassella, S. Strachan, Shaw, G. Piazza, Phase Noise Suppression through Parametric Filtering, Applied Physics Letters, 110(6), 2017, 063503
  • Z. Qian, V. Rajaram, R. Sungho Kang, T. Wu, C. Cassella, N. McGruer, M. Rinaldi, Zero Power Infrared Digitizers Based on Plasmonicallyenhanced Micromechanical Photoswitches, Nature Nanotechnology, 12(10), 2017, 969 – 973
  • B. Gibson, K. Qalandar, C. Cassella, G. Piazza, K. Turner, A study on the Effects of Release Area on the Quality Factor of Contour-Mode Resonators by Laser Doppler Vibrometry, IEEE Transaction on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectric and Frequency Control, 5(64), 2017, 898-904
  • C. Cassella, Aluminum Nitride Cross-Sectional Lamé Mode Resonators, Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 25(2), 2016, 275-285
  • C. Cassella, G. Piazza, Low Phase-Noise Autonomous Parametric Oscillator Based on a 226.7 MHz AlN Contour-Mode Resonator, IEEE transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, 62(4) 2015, 617-624.

Related News

August 30, 2018

Cristian Cassella joins the Electrical & Computer Engineering department in August 2018 as an Assistant Professor.

October 6, 2017

ECE Associate Professor Matteo Rinaldi and Professor Nicol McGruer's research on "Zero-power infrared digitizers based on plasmonically enhanced micromechanical photoswitches" was featured on the cover of Nature Nanotechnology.