“There is no more thrilling experience for a man than to be able to state that he has learned something no other person in the world has ever known before him.”     — Vannevar Bush (1890–1974), American electrical engineer.

2016

bullet pointC.M. Rountree, A. Raghunathan, J.B. Troy, and L. Saggere, “Demonstration of a Multiport Microfluidic Chip with Independently Addressable Ports towards the Development of a Chemical Retinal Prosthesis,” ASME NanoEngineering for Medicine and Biology Conference (NEMB), Feb 21-24, 2016, Houston, TX, USA.

2015

bullet pointJ.B. Troy, C.M. Rountree, S. Inayat, and L. Saggere, “Towards a Retinal Prosthesis with Differential Stimulation of OFF and ON Pathways,” Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) 2015 Annual Meeting, Oct 1-10, 2015, Tampa, Florida, USA.

bullet pointM. Deshpande and L. Saggere, “A Fast Acting Thin-Film Microactuator Powered by Low Irradiance Light,” The 18th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, Transducers 2015, June 21-25, 2015, Anchorage, Alaska, USA. (Poster)

bullet pointC.M. Rountree, S. Inayat, J.B. Troy, L. Saggere, “Feasibility of a biomimetic neurotransmitter-based retinal prosthesis: Subretinal glutamate injections produce differential responses in OFF and ON pathways of rat retina,” Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science Vol. 56 No. 7, pp. 3240-3240, 2015.

bullet pointS. Inayat, C.M. Rountree, J.B. Troy and L. Saggere, “Chemical stimulation of rat retinal neurons: feasibility of an epiretinal neurotransmitter-based prosthesis,” Journal of Neural Engineering, Vol. 12, No. 1, 016010, 2015. [external link DOI: 10.1088/1741-2560/12/1/016010]

bullet pointSaggere, L., “Membrane Actuation for Micropumps,” Chapter in Encyclopedia of Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, Ed: Li, Dongqing, Springer, 2015, pp 1741-1746. [external link DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-5491-5_871]

2014

bullet pointC. Rountree, S. Inayat, L. Saggere, J. Troy, “Biomimetic Stimulation of Rat Retinal Ganglion Cells with the Neurotransmitter Glutamate, The 36th Annual International IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference,” Chicago, IL, 4 pages, August 26-30, 2014. [external link DOI: 10.1109/EMBC.2014.6944153]

bullet pointC. M. Rountree, S. Inayat, L. Saggere, J.B. Troy, “Neurotransmitter-based stimulation of retinal ganglion cells offers advantages over electrical stimulation,” The 2nd Annual Minnesota Neuromodulation Symposium, Minneapolis, MN, April 10-11, 2014.

2013

bullet pointC. M. Rountree, S. Inayat, J. B. Troy, and L. Saggere, “Development of a Chemical Retinal Prosthesis: Stimulation of Rat Retina with Glutamate,” The 35th Annual International IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference, Osaka, Japan, 4 pages, July 3-7, 2013. [external link DOI: 10.1109/EMBC.2013.6610205]

bullet pointSaggere, L., “Membrane Actuation for Micropumps,” Encyclopedia of Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, Ed: Li, Dongqing, Springer, 2013. [external link DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-27758-0_871-2]

2012

bullet pointKrishnan, S., and Saggere, L., “Design and Development of a Novel Micro-Clasp Gripper for Micro-manipulation of Complex-Shaped Objects,” Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 176(2012), pp. 110–123. [external link DOI: 10.1016/j.sna.2011.09.030]

bullet pointSaggere, L., and Troy, J.B., “Feasibility of a Neurotransmitter-Based Retinal Prsothesis,” Neural Interfaces Conference 2012, Salt Lake City, UT, June 18-20. (Poster)

bullet pointRountree, C., Inayat, S., Saggere, L., and Troy, J.B., “Chemical Stimulation of a Rat Retina Toward a Neurotranmitter-Based Retinal Implant,” 2012 BMES Annual Fall Meeting, Atlanta, GA, Oct. 24–27, 2012.

2011

bullet point Pelzmann, C., and Saggere, L., "Microassembly via Coordinated Manipulation of Objects Using a Multifingered Micromanipulator” Proceedings of the ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 11–17, 2011, Denver, Colorado, 11 pages. [external link DOI: 10.1115/IMECE2011-65802]

bullet point Pelzmann, C., and Saggere, L., "Microassembly via Coordinated Manipulation of Objects Using a Multifingered Micromanipulator” (Poster presented in the ASME Micro/Nano Forum at the ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 11–17, 2011, Denver, Colorado. (Won the First Place Award in the Poster Competition at the Forum)

bullet pointPelzmann, C., and Saggere, L., “Measurement and Characterization of Stiction Force in Microstructures with Tapered Features,” Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference: The Fifth International Conference on Micro- and Nanosystems, Aug. 29–31, 2011, Washington, DC, 10 pages. [external link DOI: 10.1115/DETC2011-48848]

2009

bullet point Jalili, N., Saggere L., Raman A., Editorial: “Dynamic Modeling, Control and Manipulation at Nanoscale,” Journal of Dynamic Systems Measurement and Control-Transactions of the ASME, 131(6), Nov. 2009. (Editorial) [external link DOI: 10.1115/1.4000554]

bullet point Krishnan, S., Pelzmann, C., and Saggere, L., "Design and Development of a Chipscale Multifingered Micromanipulator System for Coordinated Microassembly," Proceedings of the ASME 2009 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference: The Third International Conference on Micro- and Nanosystems, Aug. 30–Sept. 2, 2009, San Diego, CA, USA, 11 pages. [external link DOI: 10.1115/DETC2009-87716] (Won the Best Paper Award at the Conference)

bullet point Saggere, L., Krishnan, S., Pelzmann, C., “Multifinger Coordinated Manipulation Methodology for Nanomanufacturing,” Proceedings of the Nanomanufacturing Summit 2009, Boston, MA, pp. 35-36, 2009.

2008

bullet point Jalili, N., Saggere L., Raman A., Editorial: “Dynamic Modeling, Control and Manipulation at Nanoscale,” Journal of Dynamic Systems Measurement and Control-Transactions of the ASME, 131(6), Nov. 2009. (Editorial) [external link DOI: 10.1115/1.4000554]

bullet pointSaggere, L., “Membrane Actuation for Micropumps,” Chapter in Encyclopedia of Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, Ed: Li, Dongqing, Springer, 2008, pp 1078-1082. [external link DOI: 10.1007/978-0-387-48998-8_871]

2007

bullet point L. Saggere, A. Raman, Proceedings of the 1st International conference on Micro and Nano Systems (Editorial) [external link ISBN: 0791848027]

bullet pointKrishnan, S., and Saggere, L., “A Multi-Fingered Micromechanism for Coordinated Micro/Nano Manipulation,” Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 17(3), pp. 576–585. [external link DOI: 10.1088/0960-1317/17/3/021]

bullet pointDas, R., Gandhi,D., Krishnan, S., Saggere, L., and Rousche, P.J., “A Benchtop System to Assess Cortical Neural Interface Micromechanics,” IEEE Trans. on Biomedical Engineering. 54(6), pp. 1089-96. [external link DOI: 10.1109/TBME.2007.897139]

bullet pointDeshpande, M., and Saggere, L., “An Analytical Model and Working Equations for Static Deflections of a Circular Multi-Layered Diaphragm-Type Piezoelectric Actuator,” Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 136(2), pp. 673-689. [external link DOI: 10.1016/j.sna.2006.12.022]

bullet pointDeshpande, M., and Saggere, L., “PZT Thin Films for Low Voltage Actuation: Fabrication and Characterization of the Transverse Piezoelectric Coefficient,” Sensors and Actuators: A – Physical, September 2006, 135(2), pp. 690-699. [external link DOI: 10.1016/j.sna.2006.07.022]

bullet pointKrishnan, S., and Saggere, L., “Design of a Compliant Micro-clasp Mechanism for Micromanipulation Tasks,” The 1st International Conference on Micro- and Nanosystems, ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Las Vegas, NV, Sept. 4–7, 2007, 10 pages. [external link DOI: 10.1115/DETC2007-35784]

2006

bullet pointKrishnan, S., and Saggere, L., “Dynamics of Micromanipulation using a Compliant Micromanipulator,” Proceedings of the International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Chicago, IL, Nov. 5–10, 2006, 9 pages. [external link DOI: 10.1115/IMECE2006-14746]

bullet pointGandhi, D., Rousche, P.J., Das, R., Saggere, L. and Krishnan, S., “Functionality Evaluation of Photo-definable Polyimide, Flexible Interface for the Central Nervous System,” BioRob 2006, The 1st IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, Pisa, Tuscany, Italy, Feb. 20-22, 2006, pp. 455–460. [external link DOI: 10.1109/BIOROB.2006.1639130]

bullet pointDeshpande, M., and Saggere, L., “A Thin-Film Piezoelectric Microactuator Optically Powered via an Integrated Micro-Solar Cell,” Proceedings of the International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Chicago, IL, Nov. 5–10, 2006, 6 pages. [external link DOI: 10.1115/IMECE2006-14625]

bullet point Saggere, L. and Schneeweis, D.M., “A Biomimetic BioMEMS Technology for a Novel Chemical-Based Retinal Prosthesis,” BIO 2006, Chicago, IL, April 12, 2006. (Poster)

2005

bullet point Deshpande, M., and Saggere, L., “Modeling and Design of an Optically Powered Microactuator for a Microfluidic Dispenser,” Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 127, No. 4, pp. 825-836. [external link DOI: 10.1115/1.1900749]

bullet pointCavallaro, A., and Saggere, L., “Picoliter Fluidic Flow Characterization using Ion-selective Measurement,” Proceedings of the International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Orlando, FL, Nov. 5–11, 2005, 6 pages. [external link DOI: 10.1115/IMECE2005-82646]

bullet pointDeshpande, M., and Saggere, L., “Development of a Light Driven Microactuator,” Proceedings of the International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Orlando, FL, Nov. 5–11, 2005, 7 pages. [external link DOI: 10.1115/IMECE2005-79819]

bullet pointKrishnan, S., and Saggere, L., “A Multi-fingered Micromechanism for Coordinated Micro/Nano manipulation,” Proceedings of the International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Orlando, FL, Nov. 5–11, 2005, 9 pages. [external link DOI: 10.1115/IMECE2005-82633]

bullet pointDeshpande, M., and Saggere, L., “An Improved Analytical Model for Deflections of a Circular Multi-Layer Piezoelectric Actuator,” Proceedings of the International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Orlando, FL, Nov. 5–11, 2005, 9 pages. [external link DOI: 10.1115/IMECE2005-79818]

bullet pointDas, R., Gandhi, D., Krishnan, S., Rousche, P.J., and Saggere, L., “Electromechanical Characterization and Modeling of Implantable Electrode Arrays for Auditory Cortex,” Proceedings of the 2005 BMES Annual Fall Meeting, Baltimore, MD, Sept. 28–Oct. 1, 2005.

bullet pointD. M. Schneeweis, and L. Saggere, “Feasibility Analysis of a Light-Actuated Microdispenser for Chemically Stimulating Retinal Neurons,” Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 2005;46: E-Abstract 1504, p. 1504.

2004

bullet pointDeshpande, M., and Saggere, L., “Light Driven Actuation of Fluids at Microscale,” Proceedings of the SPIE Smart Structures and Materials Conference, San Diego, CA, March 14–18, 2004, 12 pages. [external link DOI: 10.1117/12.540231]

bullet pointDeshpande, M., and Saggere, L., “Modeling and Design of an Optically Powered Microactuator for a Microfluidic Dispenser,” Proceedings of the Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Salt Lake City, UT, Sept. 28–Oct 2, 2004, pp. 1605-1615. [external link DOI: 10.1115/DETC2004-57630] (external link Finalist Winner of the Freudenstein/GM Young Investigator Award)

bullet pointSaggere, L., Schneeweis, D.M., and Deshpande, M., “Preliminary Feasibility Analysis of a Novel Biomimetic Retinal Prosthesis,” Vision Research Symposium, Frontiers in Vision Science: Signaling within the Visual System, Chicago, Illinois, Nov. 12, 2004. (Poster)

2002

bullet pointRoberts, D.C., Li, H.-Q., Steyn, J.L., Turner, K.T., Mlcak, Saggere, L., R., Spearing, S. M., Schmidt, M. A., and Hagood, N. W., “A High-Frequency, High-Stiffness Piezoelectric Microactuator for Microhydraulic Applications,” Sensors and Actuators A, 97-98, pp. 620-631. [external link DOI: 10.1016/S0924-4247(01)00841-X]

2001

bullet pointSaggere, L., and Kota, S., “Synthesis of Planar, Compliant Four-Bar Mechanisms for Compliant-Segment Motion Generation,” Journal of Mechanical Design, 123(4), pp. 535-541. [external link DOI: 10.1115/1.1416149]

bullet pointRoberts, D. C., Su, Y.-H., Yaglioglu, O., Carretero, J.A., Saggere, L., Hagood, N.W., “Modeling, Design, and Simulation of a Piezoelectrically Driven Microvalve for High Pressure, High Frequency Applications,” Proceedings of the SPIE Smart Structures and Materials Conference, Newport Beach, CA, March 5–9, 2001, 14 pages. [external link DOI: 10.1117/12.436548]

bullet pointRoberts, D.C., Steyn, L., Li, H.-Q., Turner, K., Saggere, L., Mlcak, R., Spearing, M., Schmidt, M. A., and Hagood, N. W., “A High-Frequency, High-Stiffness Piezoelectric Microactuator for Hydraulic Applications,” Transducers '01, Munich, Germany, June 10–14, 2001, pp. 686-689. [external link DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-59497-7_163]

2000

bullet pointSaggere, L., Hagood, N.W., Roberts, D.C., Li, H.-Q., Steyn, J.L., Turner, K., Carretero, J.A., Yaglioglu, O., Su, Y.-H., Mlcak, R., Spearing, S.M., Breuer, K.S., Schmidt, M.A., “Design, Fabrication, and Testing of a Piezoelectrically Driven High Flow Rate Micro-Pump,” Proceedings of the 12th IEEE Int. Symposium on the Applications of Ferroelectrics, Honolulu, Hawaii, July 30–Aug. 2, 2000. 4 pages. [external link DOI: 10.1109/ISAF.2000.941559]

bullet pointHagood, N., Roberts, D., Saggere, L., Breuer, K., Chen, K.-S., Carretero, J., Li, H.-Q., Mlcak, R., Pulitzer, S., Schmidt, M., Spearing, M., Su, Y.-H., “Micro-Hydraulic Transducer Technology for Actuation and Power Generation,” Proceedings of the SPIE Smart Structures and Materials, Newport Beach, CA, March 5–9, 2000, 9 pages. [external link DOI: 10.1117/12.388877]

bullet pointLi, H.-Q., Roberts, D.C. Steyn, J.L., Turner, K.T., Carretero, J. A., Yaglioglu, O., Su, Y.-H., Saggere, L., Hagood, N. W., Spearing, S. M., and Schmidt, M. A., Mlcak, R., Breuer, K. S., “A High Frequency High Flow Rate Piezoelectrically Driven MEMS Micropump,” Proceedings of the Solid-State Sensor and Actuator Workshop, Hilton Head Island, SC, June 4–8, 2000, 4 pages.

1999

bullet pointKota, S., Hetrick, J., Li, Z., and Saggere, L “Tailoring Unconventional Actuators using Compliant Transmissions: Design Methods and Applications,” IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 4(4), pp. 396-408. [external link DOI: 10.1109/3516.809518]

bullet pointSaggere, L., and Kota, S., “Static Shape Control of Smart Structures using Compliant Mechanisms,” AIAA Journal, 37(5), pp. 572-578. [external link DOI: 10.2514/2.775]

bullet pointHagood N.W., Roberts, D.C., Saggere, L., Schmidt, M.A., Spearing, M., Breuer, K.S., Mlcak, R., Carretero, J.A., Ganji, F., Li, H.-Q., Chen, K-S., Su, Y-H, Pulitzer, S., “Development of Micro Hydraulic Transducer Technology," Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies, Oct. 11–13, 1999, Paris, France, pp. 71–81.

1998

bullet pointSaggere, L., and Kota, S., “Design of Adaptive Structures using Compliant Mechanisms,” Proceedings of the SPIE Smart Structures and Materials 1998, San Diego, CA, Vol. 3329, pp. 672–676. [external link DOI: 10.1117/12.316940]

1997

bullet pointSaggere, L., and Kota, S., “Synthesis of Distributed Compliant Mechanisms for Adaptive Structures Applications: An Elasto-Kinematic Approach,” Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Sacramento, CA, Paper No. IDETC’97/DAC–3861, 1997, 12 pages.

1994

bullet pointSaggere, L., Kota, S., and Crary, S. D., “A New Design for Suspension of Linear Microactuators,” Proceedings of the International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition: Dynamic Systems and Control, Chicago, IL, Vol. ASME DSC 55-2, pp. 671–675, 1994. [external link EID: 2-s2.0-17044447494]

1992

bullet pointSaggere, L., and Olson, D., “Simplified Approach for Force and Power-flow Analysis of Compound Epicyclic Spur-Gear Trains,” Proceedings of the ASME Design Automation Conference, Scottsdale, AZ, Vol. ASME DE 44-2, pp. 83–89, 1992. [external link EID: 2-s2.0-0026980749]