University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI Ph.D., Expected July 2016
Ph.D. Candidate in Electrical Engineering:
Advisor: Professor Mina Rais-Zadeh
Piezoelectric Fused Silica MEMS Resonators
Current GPA: 3.99
University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI M.S., May 2013
Graduated May 2013 with M.S. in Electrical Engineering
Overall GPA: 3.933
University of Wisconsin - Madison. Madison, WI B.S., May 2011
Graduated with Distinction May 2011 with B.S. in Electrical Engineering
Overall GPA: 3.713
Eden Prairie High School. Eden Prairie, MN September 2002 - June 2007
Graduated May 2007 Magna Cum Laude. Overall GPA: 3.7
58 AP credits received
Selected Publications & Conferences
A. Peczalski, Z. Wu, and M. Rais-Zadeh, “Chip-Scale Timing Units for PicoSatellites,” presented at the Lurie Nanofabrication Facility Symposium, November 19th, 2015. Ann Arbor, Michigan.
A. Peczalski, Z. Wu, R. Tabrizian and M. Rais-Zadeh, “Investigation into the quality factor of piezoelectric-on-silica micromachined resonators,” IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, Vol. 24, No. 6, pp. 1695-1702, December, 2015.
A. Peczalski and M. Rais-Zadeh, “Passive temperature compensation of fused silica resonators using embedded nickel-refilled trenches,” Oral Presentation. 18th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (Transducers '15), June, 2015.
Z. Wu, A. Peczalski, and M. Rais-Zadeh, "Device-layer ovenization of fused silica micromechanical resonators for temperature-stable operation," Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Workshop, Hilton Head, SC, June, 2014.
Z. Wu, A. Peczalski, and M. Rais-Zadeh, "Low-power ovenization of fused silica resonators for temperature-stable oscillators," IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium, Taipei, Taiwan, May, 2014.
K. Knisely, A. Peczalski, K. Mnaymneh, K. Sun, and K. Grosh, “TEM Imaging of Thick, Multi-Layer AlN Film Deposited on Oxide,” 23rd IEEE Piezoresponse Force Microscopy Workshop (ISAR/IWATMD/PFM 2014), State College, PA, May 2014.
A. Peczalski, V. A. Thakar, and M. Rais-Zadeh, “Chip-Scale Timing Unit for PicoSatellites,” presented at the Michigan Space Grant Consortium Conference, November 2nd, 2013. Ann Arbor, Michigan.
V. A. Thakar, Z. Z. Wu, A. Peczalski, and M. Rais-Zadeh, "Piezoelectrically transduced temperature-compensated flexural-mode silicon resonators," IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, Vol. 22, No. 3, pp. 819-823, June, 2013.
Z. Wu, A. Peczalski, V. Thakar, and M. Rais-Zadeh, "A low phase-noise Pierce oscillator using a piezoelectric-on-silica micromechanical resonator," 17th Int. Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (Transducers '13), June, 2013.
Z. Wu, A. Peczalski, V. A. Thakar, Z. Cao, Y. Yuan, G. He, R. L. Peterson, K. Najafi, and M. Rais-Zadeh, "Piezoelectrically transduced high-Q silica micro resonators," IEEE International Conference on Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS ’13), Taipei, Taiwan, pp. 122-125, Jan, 2013.
Honors and Awards
First Place in Session - Engineering Graduate Symposium Poster Competition
October 30th 2015
MSGC (Michigan Space Grant Consortium) Graduate Fellowship April 2013-February 2014
April 2014-February 2015
April 2015-February 2016
Best Poster Award - Transducers 2013. Barcelona, Spain June 2013
Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellowship September 2011 – September 2012
Dean’s Honor List – University of Wisconsin - Madison September 2007 – May 2012
Microfabrication, Surface/bulk micromachining, Four years cleanroom experience, TEM and SEM experience, GaN/AlN III-V processing, COMSOL Simulation Software, Certified LabVIEW Associate Developer (2013), MATLAB, Cadence simulation suite, Test procedures and troubleshooting, Exceptional communication and presentation skills.