Dr. Hengky Chandrahalim, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering

AFIT Nanofabrication & Characterization Facility Director

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Dr. Hengky Chandrahalim is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the US Air Force Institute of Technology, as well as the Faculty Director of the AFIT Nanofabrication & Characterization Facility. He received a B.Sc. degree from the Ohio State University, and M.Eng., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell University, all in Electrical and Computer Engineering. After graduating from Cornell University in 2009, he joined the Micro and Nanosystems Laboratory at ETH Zurich as a postdoctoral fellow. Dr. Chandrahalim had a joint appointment at the Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science departments at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Chandrahalim is a lifetime member of the American Physical Society (APS), Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and member of the Optical Society (OSA) and Acoustical Society of America (ASA). He is an active reviewer of publications in optics & photonics, RF & microwave systems, acoustics, ultrasonics, frequency control, micro/nanosystems, and sensors & actuators. He has served as the technical program committee member for the Eurosensors 2010-2011, 2014, 2016-2018, IEEE Sensors 2012, 2014-2018, IEEE Transducers/Eurosensors 2019 conferences, and chair for the Foundation of Nonlinear Optics 2019 (FoNLO’19) conference.


Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca NY

M.Sc., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca NY

M.Eng., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca NY

B.Sc., Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus OH


  • IEEE NEMS 2019 Best Student Paper Finalist
  • Top Reviewers for Sentinels of Science: Engineering (2015–2016)
  • IEEE UFFC 2009 Best Student Paper Award
  • Cornell Graduate School Scholarship


Journal Publications

  • Clémentine M. Boutry, Hengky Chandrahalim, Patrick Streit, Michael Schinhammer, Anja C. Hänzi, and Christofer Hierold, "Towards biodegradable wireless implants," Philos. Trans. R. Soc. A, 370, 2012, pp. 2418-2432.
    DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2011.0439
  • Hengky Chandrahalim, Sunil A. Bhave, Ronald G. Polcawich, Jeffrey S. Pulskamp, and Roger Kaul, "PZT transduction of high-overtone contour-mode resonators," IEEE Trans. Ultrason. Ferroelectr. Freq. Control, 57, 2010, pp. 2035-2041. (Featured as the cover image)
    DOI: 10.1109/TUFFC.2010.1651

 Conference Publications

  • Jeremy Moore, Leopoldo Martin, Kyu Hyun Kim, Hengky Chandrahalim, Matt Eichenfield Inocencio Martin, and Tal Carmon, "Clustering of aerosols in a single potential-well trap," Frontiers in Optics (FIO)/Laser Science (LS) XXIX, 2013, pp. FTh1D.2.
    DOI: 10.1364/FIO.2013.FTh1D.2
  • Ronald G. Polcawich, Jeffrey S. Pulskamp, Sarah Bedair, Gabriel Smith, Roger Kaul, Chris Kroninger, Eric Wetzel, Hengky Chandrahalim, and Sunil A. Bhave, "Integrated PiezoMEMS actuators and sensors," IEEE Sensors Conference, 2010, pp. 2193-2196. (Invited paper)
    DOI: 10.1109/ICSENS.2010.5690603
  • Ronald G. Polcawich, Jeff Pulskamp, Dan Judy, Roger Kaul, Madan Dubey, Hengky Chandrahalim, and Sunil A. Bhave, "PZT thin films for RF MEMS applications," International Symposium on the Applications of Ferroelectrics (ISAF) and 2008 Meeting of the Electronics Division of the American Ceramic Society, 2008, pp. 1-2. (Invited)
    DOI: 10.1109/ISAF.2008.4693748
  • Hengky Chandrahalim, Sunil A. Bhave, Emmanuel Quevy, and Roger T. Howe, "Aqueous transduction of poly-SiGe disk resonators," International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (Transducers’07), 2007, pp. 313-316.
    DOI: 10.1109/SENSOR.2007.4300131

 Other Publications

  • Ph.D. Thesis: Hengky Chandrahalim, "Voltage tunable radio frequency microelectromechanical resonators and filters", Cornell University, 2009.
  • Master Thesis: Hengky Chandrahalim, "A PZT resonance actuator circuit for micro-atomizers", Cornell University, 2004


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