The Laboratory for Dynamics and Control of Nanosystems (LDCN) is a multi-million dollar state-of-the-art research facility dedicated to the advancement of nanotechnology through innovations in systems theory and control engineering. The main thrust of research in the laboratory is to develop methodologies, technologies, and the necessary instrumentation for fast and accurate interrogation and manipulation of matter at the nanoscale. LDCN's multidisciplinary research team pursues a dynamic and active research program that maintains a solid systems and control focus on a variety of emerging applications in nanotechnology.

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science
The University of Texas at Dallas
800 West Campbell Rd, Richardson, TX 75080, USA

Ph: +1 972 883 4158

Recent News

Postdoctoral research position available
November 18, 2015
A postdoctoral research position within LDCN is currently available...
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LDCN receives funding under DARPA program
November 10, 2015
LDCN has received funding under the DARPA program Atoms to Product (A2P)...
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Reza Moheimani named Editor-in-Chief of Mechatronics journal
November 10, 2015
Professor Reza Moheimani has been named the Editor-of-Chief of IFAC journal Mechatronics, and will commence this new role in January 2016...
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LDCN acquires new system for 3D vibration analysis
October 6, 2015
LDCN has acquired a Polytec MSA-100-3D Micro System Analyzer, the second such system to be installed in a US university...
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Reza Moheimani appointed to distinguished chair at UT Dallas
September 28, 2015
Professor Reza Moheimani has been appointed to the James Von Ehr Distinguished Chair in Science and Technology at UT Dallas...
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Recent Publications

A. Bazaei, M. Maroufi, A. G. Fowler, S. O. R. Moheimani

Internal Model Control for Spiral Trajectory Tracking with MEMS AFM Scanners (Journal Article)

IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 2016, (Accepted for publication).


M. G. Ruppert, S. O. R. Moheimani

Multimode Q Control in Tapping-Mode AFM: Enabling Imaging on Higher Flexural Eigenmodes (Journal Article)

IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 2016, (Accepted for publication).

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M. Maroufi, S. O. R. Moheimani

A 2DOF SOI-MEMS Nanopositioner with Tilted Flexure Bulk Piezoresistive Displacement Sensors (Journal Article)

IEEE Sensors Journal, 2016, (Accepted for publication subject to a minor revision).


M. Maroufi, A. Bazaei, A. Mohammadi, S. O. R. Moheimani

Tilted Beam Piezoresistive Displacement Sensor: Design, Modeling, and Characterization (Journal Article)

IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 24 (5), pp. 1594–1604, 2015.

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A. Bazaei, M. Maroufi, S. O. R. Moheimani

On the modeling of tilted fixed-guided flexible beams under tension (Journal Article)

Acta Mechanica, pp. 1–20, 2015.

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