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[0] V. Zega ‘MEMS sensors for the measurement of the angular velocity: mechanical and structural issues’, 2017.**Publications in peer reviewed journals**

[1] **V. Zega**, C. Comi, A. Corigliano, C. Valzasina Frattura e integrità strutturale, 29 (2014) 334-342

[2] Caspani, C. Comi, A. Corigliano, G. Langfelder, **V. Zega** and S. Zerbini ‘A differential resonant micro accelerometer for out-of-plane measuremens’ Procedia Engineering, 87 (2014) 640-643

[3] Caspani, C. Comi, A. Corigliano, G. Langfelder,** V. Zega** and S. Zerbini ‘Dynamic nonlinear behaviour of torsional resonators in MEMS’ Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 24 (2014) 095025

[4] S. H. Nitzan, **V. Zega**, M. Li, C. H. Ahn, A. Corigliano, T. W. Kenny, D. A. Horsley ‘Self-induced parametric amplification arising from nonlinear elastic coupling in a micromechanical resonating disk gyroscope’ Scientific Reports 5 (2015) DOI:10.1038/srep09036

[5] **V. Zega**, S. H. Nitzan, M. Li,C. H. Ahn,E. Ng, V. Hong,Y. Yang T. Kenny, A. Corigliano, and D. A. Horsley ‘Predicting the closed-loop stability and oscillation amplitude of nonlinear parametrically amplified oscillators’ Applied Physics Letters 106, 233111 (2015) doi: 10.1063/1.4922533

[6] C. Comi, A. Corigliano, M. Doti, A. Garatti, G. Langfelder, **V. Zega** ‘Torsional microresonator in the nonlinear regime: experimental, numerical and analytical characterization’ Procedia Engineering, 168 (2016), 933-936

[7] C. Comi, A. Corigliano, G. Langfelder, **V. Zega**, S. Zerbini ‘Sensitivity and temperature behaviour of a novel zaxis differential resonant micro accelerometer’ Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering 26 (2016) 1-11

[8] C. Comi, A. Corigliano, **V. Zega** and S. Zerbini ‘Non linear response and optimization of a new z-axis resonant micro-accelerometer’ Mechatronics 40 (2016) 235-243

[9] M. Bruggi, **V. Zega** and A. Corigliano ‘Synthesis of auxetic structures using optimization of compliant mechanisms and a micropolar material model’ Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization 55 (2017) 1-12

[10] **V. Zega**, C. Credi, R. Bernasconi, G. Langfelder, L. Magagnin, M. Levi and A. Corigliano ‘The first 3D-printed z-axis accelerometers with differential capacitive sensing’ IEEE Sensors Journal 18 (2018) 53- 60

[11] P. Minotti, S. Dellea, G. Mussi, A. Bonfanti, S. Facchinetti, A. Tocchio, **V. Zega**, C. Comi, A. Lacaita, G. Langfelder ‘High scale-factor stability frequency-modulated MEMS gyroscope: 3-axis sensor and integrated electronics design’ IEEE Transaction on Industrial Electronics, 65(6) (2018) 5040-5050

[12] L. D’Alessandro, **V. Zega**, R. Ardito, A. Corigliano ‘3D auxetic single material periodic structure with ultrawide tunable bandgap’ Scientific Reports 8:2262 (2018)

[13] **V. Zega**, C. Comi, P. Minotti, G. Langfelder, L. Falorni, A. Corigliano ‘A new MEMS three-axial frequencymodulated (FM) gyroscope: a mechanical perspective’ European Journal of Mechanics/A Solids, 70 (2018) 203-212.

[14] J. Zhang, Y. Wang, **V. Zega**, Y. Su, A. Corigliano ‘Nonlinear dynamics under varying temperature conditions of the resonating beams of a differential resonant accelerometer’ Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 28 (2018) 075004.

[15] **V. Zega**, A. Frangi, A. Guercilena, G. Gattere ‘Analysis of frequency stability and thermoelastic effects for slotted tuning fork MEMS resonators’ MDPI Sensors, 18(7) (2018) 2157.

[16] **V. Zega**, G. Langfelder, L.G. Falorni, C. Comi ‘Hardening, softening and linear behavior of elastic beams in MEMS: an analytical approach’ J. Microelectromech. Syst., 28(2) (2019) 189-198.

[17] **V. Zega**, A. Nastro, M. Ferrari, R. Ardito, V. Ferrari, A. Corigliano ‘Design, fabrication and experimental validation of a MEMS periodic auxetic structure’ Smart Mater. Struct., 28 (2019) 095011.

[18] **V. Zega**, M. Invernizzi, R. Bernasconi, F. Cuneo, G. Langfelder, L. Magagnin, M. Levi, A. Corigliano ‘The first 3D-printed and wet-metallized three-axis accelerometer with differential capacitive sensing’ IEEE Sensors Journal, 19 (20) (2019) 9131-9138.

[19] G. Mussi, M. Bestetti, **V. Zega**, A. Frangi, G. Gattere, G. Langfelder ‘An Outlook on potentialities and limits in using epitaxial polysilicon for MEMS realt-time clocks’ IEEE Transaction on Industrial Electronics, (2019) in press

[20] C. Comi, **V. Zega**, A. Corigliano, ‘Non-linear mechanics in resonant inertial micro sensors’ Int. J. Nonlinear Mech. 120 (2020) 103386.

[21] L. Gaffuri Pagani, P. Carulli, **V. Zega**, R. Suriano, R. Bernasconi, A. Frangi, M. Levi, L. Magagnin, G. Langfelder ‘*The First Three-Dimensional Printed and Wet-Metallized Coriolis Mass Flowmeter*’ IEEE Sensors Lett. 4 (6) (2020) 2500604.

[22] Z. Yao, R. Zhao, **V. Zega**, A. Corigliano, ‘*A metaplate for complete 3D vibration isolation*’, European J. Solid Mech. A/Solids, 84, (2020) 104016.

[23] **V. Zega**, P. B. Silva, M. G. D. Geers, V. G. Kouznetsova ‘*Experimental proof of emergent subharmonic attenuation zones in a nonlinear locally resonant metamaterial*’ Scientific Reports, 10 (1), (2020) 12041.

[24] Z. Yao, **V. Zega**, Y. Su, J. Ren, J. Zhang, A. Corigliano ‘*Design, fabrication and experimental validation of a metaplate for vibration isolation in MEMS*’ J. Microelectromech. Syst., 29(5), (2020), 1401-1410.

[25] **V. Zega**, G. Gattere, S. Koppaka, A. Alter, G.D. Vukasin, A. Frangi, T.W. Kenny ‘*Numerical modelling of Non-Linearities in MEMS resonators*’ J. Microelectromech. Syst., 26(6), (2020), 1443-1453.

[26] L. Pertoldi, **V. Zega**, C. Comi, R. Osellame ‘*Dynamic mechanical characterization of two-photon-polymerized SZ2080 photoresist*’ J. Applied Physics, 128, (2020), 175102.

[27] **V. Zega**, L. Martinelli, R. Casati, E. Zappa, G. Langfelder, A. Cigada, A. Corigliano ‘*A 3D Printed Ti6Al4V Alloy Uniaxial Capacitive Accelerometer*‘ IEEE Sensors Journal, 21 (18), (2021) 19640–19646.

[28] G. Gobat, **V. Zega**, P. Fedeli, L. Guerinoni, C. Touzé, A. Frangi ‘*Reduced order modelling and experimental validation of a MEMS gyroscope test-structure exhibiting 1:2 internal resonance’ *Scientific Reports, 11 (1), (2021), 16390.**Publications in non-peer reviewed journals**

[1] P. B. Silva, T. van Nuland, T. S. van Loon, **V. Zega**, M. J. Leamy, M. G. D. Geers, V. G. Kouznetsova ‘Acoustic metamaterials: metamaterials for wave control and manipulation by exploring nonlinearities’ in Innovative Materials, 4 (2018) 30-35.**International conferences contributions (presented)**

[1] C. Comi, A. Corigliano, M. Doti, A. Garatti, G. Langfelder, **V. Zega** ‘Torsional microresonator in the nonlinear regime: experimental, numerical and analytical characterization’ Eurosensors16, Budapest, Hungary, September 4-7, 2016.

[2] C. Credi, **V. Zega**, R. Bernasconi, G. Langfelder, A. Cigada, L. Magagnin, M. Levi, A. Corigliano ‘Design, fabrication and testing of the first 3D-printed and wet metallized z-axis accelerometer’ Proceedings, 1, 614, doi:10.3390/proceedings1040614 (2017) 1-5.

[3] **V. Zega**, P. Minotti, G. Mussi, A. Tocchio, L. Falorni, S. Facchinetti, A. Bonfanti, A.L. Lacaita, C. Comi, G. Langfelder, A. Corigliano ‘The first frequency-modulated (FM) pitch gyroscope’ Proceedings, 1, 393, doi:10.3390/proceedings1040393 (2017) 1-5.

[4] **V. Zega**, M. Bruggi, A. Corigliano ‘Optimization of auxetic structures’ IV ECCOMAS young investigator conference, Milan, Italy, September 13-15, 2017.

[5] **V. Zega**, C. Comi, P. Fedeli, A. Frangi, A. Corigliano, P. Minotti, G. Langfelder, L. Falorni, A. Tocchio ‘A dual-mass frequency-modulated (FM) pitch gyroscope: mechanical design and modelling’ Inertial ’18, Lake Como, Italy, March 26-29, 2018.

[6] **V. Zega**, A. Frangi, A. Guercilena, G. Gattere ‘Numerical modelling of MEMS resonators’ ESMC 2018, Bologna, Italy, July 2-6, 2018.

[7] **V. Zega**, C. Comi, G. Langfelder, L. Falorni ‘A strategy to widen the linear range of elastic micro-springs’ ESMC 2018, Bologna, Italy, July 2-6, 2018.

[8] **V. Zega**, P. B. Silva, V. Kouznetsova, M. G. D. Geers ‘Towards an emergent metamaterial design’ Engineering Mechanics (EM) Symposium 2018, Arnhem, the Netherlands, October 23-24, 2018.

[9] **V. Zega**, A. Frangi, G. Gattere ‘Numerical modelling of nonlinearities in MEMS resonators for real-time clocks’ IcoNsoM 2019, Rome, Italy, June 16-19, 2019.

[10] **V. Zega**, P. B. Silva, V. G. Kouznetsova, M. G. D. Geers ‘Nonlinear locally resonant metamaterials with emergent attenuation zone: a new design’ IcoNsoM 2019, Rome, Italy, June 16-19, 2019.

[11] **V. Zega**, C. Comi, E. Bordiga, G. Langfelder, L. Falorni, A. Corigliano ‘Towards 3-axis FM MEMS gyroscopes: mechanical design and experimental validation’ Transducers 2019 – Eurosensors XXXIII, Berlin, Germany, June 23-27, 2019.

[12] **V. Zega** , A. Frangi, G. Gattere, ‘Nonlinear Dynamics of MEMS resonators: numerical modelling and experiments’ IEEE Sensors 2019, Montreal, Canada, October 27-30, 2019.

[13] **V. Zega**, A. Opreni, G. Mussi, H.-K. Kwon, G. Vukasin, G. Gattere, G. Langfelder, A. Frangi, T. W. Kenny, *‘*Thermal stability of DETF MEMS resonators: numerical modelling and experimental validation’ IEEE MEMS2020, Vancouver, Canada, January 23-28, 2020.

[14] Z. Yao, **V. Zega**, Y. Su, A. Corigliano, ‘*A metaplate in MEMS for innovative applications: vibration isolation and tunable mechanical filters*’ IEEE SENSORS 2020, online conference, October 25-28, 2020.

[15] **V. Zega**, C. Gazzola, A. Buffoli, M. Conti, L.G. Falorni, G. Langfelder, A. Frangi, ‘*A defect-based MEMS phononic crystal slab waveguide*’, IEEE MEMS 2022, Tokyo, Japan, January 9-13, 2022.**Further international conferences contributions**

[1] C. Comi, A. Corigliano, **V. Zega** and S. Zerbini ‘Optimal design and nonlinearities in a z-axis resonant accelerometer’ Eurosime 2015, Budapest, Hungary, April 19-22, 2015.

[2] M. Bruggi, **V. Zega**, A. Corigliano ‘Optimization of auxetic structures for MEMS applications’ Eurosime 2016, Montpellier, France, April 17-20, 2016.

[3] P. Minotti, G. Mussi, S. Dellea, A. Bonfanti, A.L. Lacaita, G. Langfelder, **V. Zega**, C. Comi, S. Facchinetti, A. Tocchio ‘A 160 µA, 8 mdps/Hz1/2 frequency-modulated MEMS gyroscope’ Inertial ’17, Kauai, Hawaii, USA, March 27-30, 2017.

[4] G. Mussi, M. Bestetti, **V. Zega**, A. Frangi, G. Gattere, G. Langfelder ‘Resonators for real-time clocks based on epitaxial polysilicon process: a feasibility study on system-level compensation of temperature drifts’ MEMS 2018, Belfast, Northern Ireland, January 21-25, 2018.

[5] P. Minotti, G. Mussi, G. Langfelder, **V. Zega**, S. Facchinetti, A. Tocchio ‘A system-level comparison of amplitude- vs frequency- modulation approaches exploited in low-power MEMS vibratory gyroscopes’ Inertial ’18, Lake Como, Italy, March 26-29, 2018.

[6] **V. Zega**, C. Credi, M. Invernizzi, R. Bernasconi, G. Langfelder, A. Cigada, L. Magagnin, M. Levi and A. Corigliano ‘3D-printing and wet metallization for uniaxial and multi-axial accelerometers’ Eurosime 2018, Toulouse, France, April 15-18, 2018.

[7] **V. Zega**, A. Nastro, L. D’Alessandro, M. Ferrari, R. Ardito, C. Valzasina, V. Ferrari and A. Corigliano ‘Design and experimental validation of an auxetic phononic crystal for industrial micro-systems’ ESMC 2018, Bologna, Italy, July 2-6, 2018.

[8] G. Langfelder, P. Minotti, **V. Zega**, C. Comi, C. R. Marra, M. Leoncini, M. Bestetti ‘Frequency Modulated MEMS gyroscopes: recent developments, challenges and outlook’ Transducers 2019 – Eurosensors XXXIII, Berlin, Germany, June 23-27, 2019.

[9] A. Bonanomi, E. Zappa, A. Cigada, **V. Zega**, A. Corigliano ‘High speed vision system for the dynamic characterization of 3D printed sensors’ Journal of Physics: Conference Series 1249(1), 012001, 2019.

[10] M. Bestetti, **V. Zega**, G. Langfelder, ‘Modeling and first characterization of broad-spectrum vibration rejection of frequency modulated gyroscopes’, IEEE MEMS2020, Vancouver, Canada, January 23-28, 2020.

[11] G. Gobat, A. Frangi, **V. Zega**, ‘*Interpolation based reduced order modelling for non-linearities in MEMS*’, IEEE SENSORS 2020, online conference, October 25-28, 2020.

[12] G. Gobat, **V. Zega**, P. Fedeli, L. G. Falorni, L. Guerinoni, C. Touzè, A. Frangi, ‘*Experimental evidence of mechanical frequency comb in a quad-mass MEMS structure*’, IEEE MEMS 2021, online conference, January 25-29, 2021.

[13] M. Gianollo, V. Mastri, **V. Zega**, M. Bestetti, L. Falorni, G. Langfelder, ‘*Miniaturized Quadruple Mass Gyroscopes: Challenges and Implementation*’, IEEE SENSORS 2021, online conference, October 31^{st} – November 4^{th}, 2021

[14] **V. Zega**, A. Nastro, M. Ferrari, R. Ardito, V. Ferrari, A. Corigliano, ‘*An innovative auxetic electrically-tunable MEMS mechanical filter*’, IEEE MEMS 2022, Tokyo, Japan, January 9-13, 2022.

[15] **V. Zega**, G. Gobat, P. Fedeli, P. Carulli, A. Frangi, ‘*Reduced order modelling in a MEMS arch resonator exhibiting 1:2 internal resonance*’, IEEE MEMS 2022, Tokyo, Japan, January 9-13, 2022.

[16] G. Massimino, C. Gazzola, **V. Zega**, S. Adorno, A. Corigliano, *‘Ultrasonic piezoelectric MEMS speakers for in-ear applications: bubbles-like and pistons-like innovative designs’, *EUROSIME22, Malta, April 25-27, 2022.**Patents**[1a] A. Tocchio, L. Falorni, C. Comi,

**V. Zega**‘

*Giroscopio triassiale MEMS a modulazione di frequenza’*Deposited patent n. 102016000106928 (October 2016)

[1b] A. Tocchio, L. Falorni, C. Comi,

**V. Zega**‘

*Frequency modulation MEMS triaxial gyroscope’*Deposited patent n. 17177405.2-1557 (June 2017)

[2a] L. D’Alessandro,

**V. Zega**, E. Riva, R. Ardito, F. Braghin, A. Corigliano ‘

*Dispositivo a modulo per l’isolamento vibro-acustico a bassa frequenza e ad ampio spettro, e relativa struttura periodica*’ Deposited patent 102018000001510 (January 2018)

[2b] L. D’Alessandro,

**V. Zega**, E. Riva, R. Ardito, F. Braghin, A. Corigliano ‘

*Low-frequency and broad-speactrum vibro-acoustic insulating module device*’ Deposited patent WO 2019/141794A1 (July 2019)

[3a] Z. Yao,

**V. Zega**, Y. Su, J. Zhang, A. Corigliano ‘

*Dispositivo MEMS con piastra d’isolamento vibrazioni’*Deposited patent 102020000012943 (May 2020)

[3b] Z. Yao,

**V. Zega**, Y. Su, J. Zhang, A. Corigliano ‘

*MEMS device with vibration-insulating plate’*Deposited patent PCT/EP2021/063865 (May 2021), published patent WO 2021/239715 (December, 2

^{nd}2021).

[4]

**V. Zega**, G. Gattere, A. Frangi, A. Opreni, M. Riani ‘

*Accelerometro risonante ad asse z con struttura di rilevamento avente prestazioni migliorate*’ Deposited patent n. 102021000023795 (September, 15

^{th}2021)

[5]

**V. Zega**, C. Gazzola, L.G. Falorni, A. Frangi ‘

*Defect-based MEMS Phononic Crystal slab waveguide*’ Deposited US patent (attorney docket No. 50650-01499) December 22

^{nd}2021