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    • Assessment Methods for Advanced Masonry Work Systems 

      Ryu, JuHyeong (University of Waterloo, 2021-03-19)
      The physically strenuous and demanding nature of construction tasks exposes workers to injury risks, can reduce productivity, and contributes to undesirable early retirement. In spite of these risks, human performance in ...
    • Asynchronous Optical Flow and Egomotion Estimation from Address Events Sensors 

      Azzi, Charbel (University of Waterloo, 2022-05-18)
      Motion estimation is considered essential for many applications such as robotics, automation, and augmented reality to name a few. All cheap and low cost sensors which are commonly used for motion estimation have many ...
    • Combined Electrostatic/Electromagnetic MEMS Actuators 

      Alneamy, Ayman (University of Waterloo, 2016-08-10)
      In this work, one and two degrees of freedom (DOF) lumped mass models of Micro- Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) actuators are introduced, investigated, and compared to experimental results. A one degree of freedom system ...
    • Design and Development of a Training System for Manual Handling Tasks in Masonry 

      McFarland, Tasha (University of Waterloo, 2021-09-24)
      The construction industry is one of the industries with the highest rates of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Masons are particularly susceptible to overexertion and back injuries due to the physical demands of their ...
    • Design of an Integrated Electrostatic Atomic Force Microscope 

      Nafissi, Hamidreza (University of Waterloo, 2018-05-22)
      The need for investigation and characterization of physical, chemical and structural properties of material surfaces at the micro and nano scales led to the invention of Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) in 1986 as a successor ...
    • Design, fabrication and characterization of ferroelectret energy harvester 

      Kayaharman, Muhammed (University of Waterloo, 2019-04-22)
      Energy harvesters gained significant interest over the last decade with the reduce in power requirements of today’s electrical devices and with the fast developments in low-power electronics. Limited battery life is one ...
    • Design, Fabrication and Characterization of MEMS Gyroscopes Based on Frequency Modulation 

      Effa, Dawit (David) (University of Waterloo, 2018-07-24)
      Conventional amplitude modulated (AM) open loop MEMS gyroscopes experience a significant performance trade-off between having a large bandwidth or high sensitivity. It is impossible to improve both metrics at the same time ...
    • Dynamic Scanning Probe Lithography and Its Applications 

      Saritas, Resul (University of Waterloo, 2022-01-25)
      This dissertation presents a novel, benchtop, low-cost, high-throughput direct surface patterning method dubbed dynamic-Scanning Probe Lithography (d-SPL). It employs a scriber mounted via a spring-damper mechanism to a ...
    • Electromagnetic Vibrational Energy Harvesters and Power Management 

      Tunkar, Bassam (University of Waterloo, 2016-01-14)
      The interest in scavenging various energy sources from the environment is rapidly increasing. Thanks to the advances in developing effective energy harvesters researches. Kinetic energy is a renewable source and it can ...
    • Electrostatic MEMS Bifurcation Sensors 

      ALGHAMDI, MAJED (University of Waterloo, 2018-08-24)
      We report experimental evidence of a new instability in electrostatic sensors, dubbed quasi-static pull-in, in two types of micro-sensors operating in ambient air. We find that the underlying mechanism and features of this ...
    • Electrostatic Micro-Tweezers 

      Alneamy, Ayman (University of Waterloo, 2020-06-25)
      This dissertation presents a novel electrostatic micro-tweezers designed to manipulate particles with diameters in the range of 5-14 μm. The tweezers consist of two grip-arms mounted to an electrostatically actuated initially ...
    • Fabrication, Testing and Characterization of MEMS Gyroscope 

      Almikhlafi, Ridha (University of Waterloo, 2017-05-16)
      This thesis presents the design, fabrication and characterization of two Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) vibratory gyroscopes fabricated using the Silicon-On-Insulator-Multi-User-MEMS Process (SOIMUMPs) and Polysilicon ...
    • Fast Stress Detection via ECG 

      Malinovic, Aleksandar (University of Waterloo, 2019-05-23)
      Nowadays stress has become a regular part of life. Stress is difficult to measure because there has been no definition of stress that everyone accepts. Furthermore, if we do not get a handle on our stress and it becomes ...
    • Graphene Nanoparticle-Polymer Composite Fabricated by Pulsed Laser Ablation in Liquid 

      ALAMRI, MERVAT (University of Waterloo, 2016-06-09)
      Graphene is an attractive alternative material for diverse applications in electronic devices, fuel cells, biomedical sensors, energy storage, and super-capacitors due to its exceptional thermal, electrical, optical and ...
    • Implementation of optical depth scanning and wide-field imaging in photoacoustic remote sensing (PARS) microscopy 

      Mukhangaliyeva, Lyazzat (University of Waterloo, 2022-09-15)
      Optical resolution photoacoustic microscopy (OR-PAM) is a hybrid biomedical imaging technique that utilizes acoustic detection and optical absorption contrast. It is based on the photoacoustic effect, where the excitation ...
    • Incorporation of Pressure Insoles into Inverse Dynamic Analysis 

      Mahmassani, Ahmad (University of Waterloo, 2022-01-27)
      Estimation of body loads during industrial tasks, such as lifting and weight bearing, is central to workplace ergonomics and the study of the safety and risk factors in work techniques. Evaluating those loads requires data ...
    • Interaction Forces in Coupled Magnetic Pendulums 

      Lahlou, Mariam (University of Waterloo, 2022-09-22)
      In this research, we investigated the non-linear motion and magnetic forces in a chain of magnetic pendulums with cylindrical magnets to eventually better understand the be- haviour of Josephson junction-effect devices. ...
    • Interactions of Magnetic Pendulums 

      Saeidi Hosseini, Razieh Sadat (University of Waterloo, 2019-09-03)
      In recent years, coupled magnetic oscillators have received remarkable attention due to their application in vibration energy harvesting techniques and also its promising ability to help researchers to have a better ...
    • Jerk as a Method of Identifying Physical Fatigue and Skill Level in Construction Work 

      Zhang, Lichen (University of Waterloo, 2019-04-26)
      Researchers have shown that physically demanding work, characterized by forceful exertions, repetition, and prolonged duration can result in fatigue. Physical fatigue has been identified as a risk factor for both acute and ...
    • Optimal Material Selection for Transducers 

      Seviora, Gregory (University of Waterloo, 2018-02-15)
      When selecting an active material for an application, it is tempting to rely upon prior knowledge or commercial products that fit the design criteria. While this method is time effective, it does not provide an optimal ...

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