Welcome to the

Sensors and Technology Laboratory

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

California NanoSystems Institute

University of California, Los Angeles


The members of the Sensors and Technology Laboratory come from a variety of backgrounds (Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering, Physics).  We share a common goal to investigate approaches to interface micro/nanoscale devices with the outside world.  Current interests of the lab include control of magnetism from the the milli- to nanoscale (e.g., microscale magnetic devices for free electron lasers, multiferroic cell sorters and antennas, 3D printing of magnetic materials), fundamental limits of physical sensors (e.g., energy dissipation in resonators), and the use of cyberphysical systems to enhance human or machine performance (haptic feedback in robotic surgical systems, sensing systems for metrology and enhancement of additive manufacturing).

Latest News

10.2019 Professor Candler begins service as one of the Editors of JMEMS

08.2019 Professor Candler elected as Senior Member to National Academy of Inventors.

07.2019 Professor Candler promoted to Full Professor.

06.2019 Sidhant Tiwari and Rob publish a review article on use of non-linearities in flexural MEMS devices.

05.2019 Amanda Marotto awarded the 2018-2019 Distinguished Thesis in Physical & Wave Electronics Award from the UCLA Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Congratulations Amanda!

05.2019 Professor Candler gives an invited presentation at CLEO 2019 on miniature magnetics for free electron lasers.

03.2019 Ling Li one of five winners from the MAE graduate student poster competition. Congratulations Ling!

03.2019 Maggie Xiao wins the Edward K. Rice Award for Outstanding M.S. student in the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering. Congratulations Maggie!

01.2019 Our work in haptic feedback in robotic surgery features in R&D Magazine

01.2019 Maggie Xiao was the Best Student Presentation Award Winner at the 2019 Joint MMM-Intermag Conference.  Congratulations Maggie!

01.2019 Work led by Yuan Dai published in Biomedical Microdevices.  Congratulations Yuan!

12.2018 Maggie Xiao presents her work at PowerMEMS 2018, where she was selected as a Best Paper Award Finalist.  Congratulations Maggie!

12.2018 Yuan Dai completes her Ph.D.  Congratulations Dr. Dai!

11.2018 Work led by Ling Li on properties of liver tissue has been published.  Congratulations Ling!

10.2018 Maggie Xiao selected as one of five finalists for the Best Student Presentation Award at the 2019 Joint MMM-Intermag Conference

08.2018 Ling Li presents work on metrology for Additive Manufacturing at the in 29th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium.

07.2018 Maggie Xiao was named a recipient of the highly coveted Advanced Light Source (ALS) Doctoral Fellowship in Residence for 2018-19. Read more here.

06.2018 Sidhant Tiwari was awarded a Dissertation Year Fellowship by UCLA.  Congratulations Sidhant!

5.2018 Sidhant Tiwari was awarded a Best Student Paper Award at IEEE IFCS 2018.  Congratulations Sidhant!

5.2018 Maggie Xiao was awarded the M.S. Outstanding Thesis Award by the ECE Department.   Congratulations Maggie!

3.2018 Work led by Maggie Xiao accepted for publication in Scientific Reports.  Congratulations Maggie!

3.2018 Work led by Sidhant Tiwari selected as Best Paper Finalist at the 2018 IEEE IFCS Conference.  Congratulations Sidhant!

8.2017 Prof. Yongha Hwang and Prof. Candler publish a review article on non-planar PDMS channels and Actuators in the journal Lab on Chip

7.2017 Yuan Dai presents work on haptic feedback for robotic surgery at the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference.

6.2017 Jimmy Wu presents work on miniature magnetic shielding at Transducers 2017.

4.2017 Work led by Hyunmin Sohn on rotation of magnetic single domains in Nickel disks published in the Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials.

4.2017 Hyunmin Sohn completes his Ph.D. and is now working at Intel. Congratulations Min!

11.2016 Maggie Xiao presented her work on multiferroic modeling at the 2016 Annual Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (MMM)

10.2016 Ling Li presents her work on tissue modeling at the Biomedical Engineering Society annual meeting (BMES 2016)

10.2016 Srikanth Iyer completes his Ph.D. and is now working at SiTime.  Congratulations Srikanth!

8.2016 Yuan Dai presented her work on sensors for robotic surgery at The 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC’16)

6.2016 Srikanth Iyer and Sidhant Tiwari present their work at the Solid State Sensors, Actuators, and Microsystems Workshop (Hilton Head)

6.2016 Omeed Paydar completes his Ph.D. and is now working at Alcon. Congratulations Omeed!

4.2016 Jere Harrison completes his Ph.D. and postdoc at STL and is off to work at Apple.  Congratulations Jere!

4.2016 Yongha Hwang starts as Assistant Professor at Korea University, Sejong Campus. Congratulations Yongha!

3.2016 Srikanth Iyer publishes his results on resonator energy dissipation in Phys Rev Applied

1.2016 Jonathan Lake completes his Ph.D. and starts work at uBeam. Congratulations Jonathan!

12.2015 Yongha Hwang and Omeed Paydar publish work on soft actuators made from 3D printed molds

9.2015 Prof. Candler attends Frontiers of Engineering Symposium organized by the National Academy of Engineering

08.2015 Yongha Hwang and Omeed Paydar publish work in soft actuators based on 3D printing

07.2015 Professor Candler promoted to Associate Professor (with tenure).

5.2015 Sidhant Tiwari and Jackie Yao (from Prof. Ethan Wang’s group) receive Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship

5.2015 Hyunmin Sohn and collaborators from TANMS published recent work in ACS Nano

4.2015 Yongha Hwang and Omeed Paydar publish work on 3D printed microfluidics!