Research Profile

Zbigniew Olszewski

Biography

Education

  • University College Cork, Ireland, PhD, Microelectronics, 2005 - 2010
  • Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland, M.Eng., Electronics Engineering, 2003 – 2005
  • Gdynia Maritime University, Poland, B.Sc., Electronic and Communication Systems, 1998 – 2002

Dr. Oskar Z. Olszewski received the B. Sc. in Electronics from Gdynia Maritime Academy, in Poland (2002), the M. Eng. Sc. in Electronic Engineering from Cork Institute of Technology in Ireland (2004), and the Ph.D. degree in Microelectronics from University College Cork in Ireland (2010). He is currently working at the Tyndall National Institute in Cork, Ireland and is involved in research projects on design/modeling, fabrication and reliability of MEMS structures such as harvesters, resonators, sensors, actuators and switches. Projects are co-funded by industrial partners, Irish and European agencies.

Research Interests

 * Specialties and Skills:
Micro-Electro-Mechanical devices design, modelling, processing, characterisation, reliability tests and optimization; device mask layout design; white light interferometry tests (Zygo and Polytec); 3D FEM modelling; supervision and management; experienced in laboratory measurements; able to plan and effectively apply multidisciplinary research project and present technical results.

* Interests:
Devices, materials and processes reliability, design modelling, test/characterisation,
optimization; Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) technology; Micro and Nano
electronics; CMOS-based technologies; RF applications; medical applications; research
and development; cooperation between industry and academia.

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
INHALE, Novel Nebulizer TechnologyEnterprise Ireland01-JUN-1401-JUN-16€156,000.00
NANOREZ, Novel resonator technology for telecom applicationsEnterprise Ireland01-JAN-1301-MAR-14€50,000.00
DIMER, Reliability of MEMS capacitive switchesEuropean Space Agency01-JUN-1001-JUN-13€150,000.00
IPS, Resonator for mass sensing applicationsIndustry Sponsor01-JUL-1401-MAR-15€100,000.00

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2014)'A simple electrical test method to isolate viscoelasticity and creep in capacitive microelectromechanical switches'
Ryan, C.,Olszewski, Z.,Houlihan, R.,apos,Mahony, C.,Duane, R. (2014) 'A simple electrical test method to isolate viscoelasticity and creep in capacitive microelectromechanical switches'. Applied Physics Letters, 24 (12)   [Details]
(2009)'Wafer-level thin-film encapsulation for MEMS'
O'Mahony, C.,Hill, M.,Olszewski, Z.,Blake, A. (2009) 'Wafer-level thin-film encapsulation for MEMS'. Microelectronic Engineering, 86 (4-64-6):1311-13131311   [Details]
(2014)'Reliability assessment of MEMS switches for space applications: laboratory and launch'
Conor O'Mahony, Oskar Olszewski, Ronan Hill, Ruth Houlihan, Cormac Ryan, Ken Rodgers, Carmel Kelleher, Russell Duane and Martin Hill (2014) 'Reliability assessment of MEMS switches for space applications: laboratory and launch'. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, [Details]
(2008)'A study of capacitance-voltage curve narrowing effect in capacitive microelectromechanical switches'
Olszewski, Z.,Duane, R.,O'Mahony, C. (2008) 'A study of capacitance-voltage curve narrowing effect in capacitive microelectromechanical switches'. Applied Physics Letters, 93 (99)   [Details]
(2005)'Characterization, modelling and performance evaluation of CMOS integrated multielectrode tunable capacitor (MTC)'
Olszewski, Z.,Hilll, M.,O'Mahony, C.,Duane, R.,Houlihan, R. (2005) 'Characterization, modelling and performance evaluation of CMOS integrated multielectrode tunable capacitor (MTC)'. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 15 (77)   [Details]
(2012)'Experimental isolation of degradation mechanisms in capacitive microelectromechanical switches'
Olszewski, Z,Houlihan, R,Ryan, C,O'Mahony, C,Duane, R (2012) 'Experimental isolation of degradation mechanisms in capacitive microelectromechanical switches'. Applied Physics Letters, 100 [DOI] [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(2012)'Experimental isolation of degradation mechanisms in capacitive microelectromechanical switches'
Olszewski, Z and Houlihan, R and Ryan, C and O’Mahony, C and Duane, R (2012) 'Experimental isolation of degradation mechanisms in capacitive microelectromechanical switches' Applied Physics Letters, 100 (23) . [Details]
(2014)'A simple electrical test method to isolate viscoelasticity and creep in capacitive microelectromechanical switches'
Ryan, C and Olszewski, Z and Houlihan, R and O'Mahony, C and Duane, R (2014) 'A simple electrical test method to isolate viscoelasticity and creep in capacitive microelectromechanical switches' Applied Physics Letters, 104 (6) . [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2010)7th ESA Round Table on MNT for Space Applications
Olszewski, Z.,O'Mahony, C.,Houlihan, R.,Duane, R. (2010) A Novel charging Concept in Capacitive RF MEMS 7th ESA Round Table on MNT for Space Applications Noordwijk, The NetherlandsNoordwijk, The Netherlands, [Details]
(2012)DTIP 2012 Conference, Cannes, France
Oskar Z. Olszewski, Cormac Ryan, Ruth Houlihan, Conor O’Mahony, and Russell Duane (2012) MEMS Capacitive Switch with Stable Actuation Voltage over a Broad Temperature Range DTIP 2012 Conference, Cannes, France   [Details]
(2014)Eurosensors 2014
Z. Olszewski, R. Houlihan, R. O’Keeffe, M. O’Neill*, F. Waldron, A. Mathewson, N. Jackson (2014) A MEMS silicon-based piezoelectric AC current sensor Eurosensors 2014 [Details]
(2014)9th ESA Round Table on Micro and Nano Technologies For Space Applications, Swiss Tech Convention Center, Lausanne, Switzerland
Houlihan, R. and Duane, R. and Ryan, C. and Mahony, C. O’ and Olszewski, Z. (2014) Mechanical and dielectric reliability of RF MEMS capacitive switch 9th ESA Round Table on Micro and Nano Technologies For Space Applications, Swiss Tech Convention Center, Lausanne, Switzerland [Details]
(2010)7th ESA Round Table on MNT for Space Applications Workshop
Houlihan, R. and Collins, P. and Olszewski, Z. and Mathewson, A. (2010) Reliability Enhancing Circuit for a Capacitive MEMS Switch 7th ESA Round Table on MNT for Space Applications Workshop [Details]
(2008)Micromechanics Europe 2008; Aachen; Germany; September 28-30th
Kuberappa, Y and Hill, M and O’Mahony, C and Olszewski, Z and Houlihan, R and Verheggen, J (2008) Accurate RF Simulations of MEMS Curled Cantilever Switches Micromechanics Europe 2008; Aachen; Germany; September 28-30th [Details]
(2010)7th ESA Round Table on MNT for Space Applications, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 2010
Olszewski, Z. and O'Mahony, C. and R., Houlihan and Duane, R. (2010) A Novel charging Concept in Capacitive RF MEMS 7th ESA Round Table on MNT for Space Applications, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 2010 [Details]
(2013)Micromechanics Europe 2013
Ryan, C.,Olszewski, Z.,Houlihan, R.,O’Mahony, C.,Duane, R. (2013) Tether Design for Radio-Frequency Capacitive Switches Micromechanics Europe 2013 Helsinki, FinlandHelsinki, Finland, [Details]
(2015)28th ICMTS Conference
N.Jackson, Z. Olszewski, L, Keeney, A. Blake, A. Mathewson (2015) A capacitive based Piezoelectric AlN Film Quality Test Structure 28th ICMTS Conference   [Details]

Editorship

 YearPublication
(2009)Comment on Comparison of air breakdown and substrate injection as mechanisms to induce dielectric charging in microelectromechanical switches [Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 043502 (2008)].
Olszewski, Z,O'Mahony, C,Houlihan, R,Duane, R (2009) Comment on Comparison of air breakdown and substrate injection as mechanisms to induce dielectric charging in microelectromechanical switches [Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 043502 (2008)]. Editorship [DOI] [Details]

Correction

 YearPublication
(2012)Addendum: 'A study of capacitance-voltage curve narrowing effect in capacitive microelectromechanical switches' (vol 93, 094101, 2008).
Olszewski, Z,Houlihan, R,O'Mahony, C,Duane, R (2012) Addendum: 'A study of capacitance-voltage curve narrowing effect in capacitive microelectromechanical switches' (vol 93, 094101, 2008). Correction [DOI] [Details]

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

  •  Co-supervisor/technical advisor, PhD student (Cormac Ryan) under the SFI funded project

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