In this presentation, I will give a quick overview of the progress made over the last 10 years in the field of graphene and two-dimensional (2D) materials-based nanomechanical systems (NEMS) and their current state of the art. The presentation will detail the main properties of 2D NEMS, and their advantages and inconveniences compared to more classical micromechanical systems. The talk will particularly underline the importance of nonlinear mechanics and dynamics in the operation of these devices, and their rich potential for multi-physical phenomena. The talk concludes by trying to identify areas of interest that are promising for future research directions.
Samer Houri obtained his B.E. in electrical engineering from Beirut Arab University, Beirut, Lebanon, his Master’s degree in micro and nanoelectronics from Universite d’Aix Marseille, Marseille, France, and his Ph.D. in the field of MEMS from the Univesité Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Thereafter he worked as a postdoc in CEA-LETI, Grenoble, France, and in Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands. Currently, he is a research scientist in NTT-Basic Research Laboratories, Atsugi, Japan, his main research interests are focused on MEMS/NEMS devices and experimental nonlinear dynamics in nanoscale systems.