Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Haggerty Hall 265
(414) 288-5466

Complete CV

Research Interests

  • Microcantilever-Based Chemical/Biological Sensors
  • Resonant Micro/Nanostructures for Mass Detection
  • Vibration Energy Harvesting
  • Solid/Structural Mechanics
  • Mechanics of MEMS/NEMS Devices

Professional Preparation

Ph.D., 1985, Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign

 M.S., 1982, Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 B.S., 1980, Civil Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University

Selected Publications

Heinrich, S.M., and Dufour, I., “Toward Higher-Order Mass Detection: Influence of an Adsorbate’s Rotational Inertia and Eccentricity on the Resonant Response of a Bernoulli-Euler Cantilever Beam,” Sensors, Vol. 15, No. 11, Feature Paper in Special Issue: Nanomechanics for Sensing and Spectrometry, DOI:10.3390/s151129209, free download at, 2015, pp. 29209-29232.

Heinrich, S.M., and Dufour, I., “Fundamental Theory of Resonant MEMS Devices,” Ch. 1 of Resonant MEMS. Fundamentals, Implementation and Application (Advanced Micro and Nanosystems, Vol. 11), Brand et al. (eds.), Wiley-VCH Verlag, ISBN 978-3-527-33545-9, 2015, pp. 3-28.

Sotoudegan, M., Heinrich, S.M., Josse, F., Nigro, N.J., Dufour, I., and Brand, O., “Analytical Modeling of a Novel High-Q Disk Resonator for Liquid-Phase Applications,” Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, Vol. 24, No. 1 (Feb.), 2015, pp. 38-49; available online Nov. 2014, DOI:10.1109/JMEMS.2014.2365719.

Schultz, J.A., Heinrich, S.M., Josse, F., Dufour, I., Nigro, N.J., Beardslee, L.A., and Brand, O., “Lateral-Mode Vibration of Microcantilever-based Sensors in Viscous Fluids Using Timoshenko Beam Theory,” Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, Vol. 24, No. 4 (Aug.), DOI:10.1109/JMEMS.2014.2354596, 2015, pp. 848-860.

Brand, O., Dufour, I., Heinrich, S.M., and Josse, F. (eds.), Resonant MEMS. Fundamentals, Implementation and Application (Advanced Micro and Nanosystems, Vol. 11), Wiley-VCH Verlag, Weinheim, Germany, ISBN: 978-3-527-3345-9, 2015, 483 pp.

Boudjiet, T., Bertrand, J., Mathieu, F., Nicu, L., Mazenq, L., Leïchlé, T., Heinrich, S.M., Pellet, C., and Dufour, I., “Geometry Optimization of Uncoated Silicon Microcantilever-based Gas Density Sensors,” Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, available online Nov. 21, 2014, Vol. 208, 2015, pp. 600-607.

Heinrich, S.M., Boudjiet, M.T., Thuau, D., Poulin, P., Ayéla, C., and Dufour, I., “Development of Analytical Models of T- and U-Shaped Cantilever-Based MEMS Devices for Sensing and Energy Harvesting Applications,” Proc., IEEE Sensors 2014 Conference, Valencia, Spain, November 2-5, 2014, DOI: 10.1109/ICSENS.2014.-6985336, pp. 1648-1651.

Dufour, I., Lemaire, E., Caillard, B., Debeda, H., Lucat, C., Heinrich, S.M., Josse, F., and Brand, O., “Effect of Hydrodynamic Force on Microcantilever Vibrations: Applications to Liquid-Phase Chemical Sensing,” Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, Vol. 192, 2014, pp. 664-672; available online Nov. 12, 2013, 13 pages.

Thuau, D., Ayela, C., Lemaire, E., Heinrich, S., Poulin, P., and Dufour, I., “Advanced Thermo-Mechanical Characterization of Organic Materials by Piezoresistive Organic Resonators,” Materials Horizons, DOI: 10.1039/C4MH00165F, 2014, 8 pages.

Heinrich, S.M., Wenzel, M.J., Josse, F., and Dufour, I., “An Analytical Model for Transient Deformation of Viscoelastically Coated Beams: Applications to Static-Mode Microcantilever Chemical Sensors,” Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 105, 2009, Paper No. 124903, 14 pp.  (Also selected for publication in the Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology, June 29, 2009, .)

Students studying in lab

Civil, Construction and Environmental

Civil and environmental engineers design and build the infrastructure of civilization: highway systems, airports, water treatment systems, waste treatment systems, buildings, bridges and cities themselves.

Apply: Undergraduate

Apply: Graduate

Advisory Councils

Co-op and Internship

Faculty and Staff

Short Courses


Dean's office: (414) 288-6591
Prospective students: (414) 288-7302
General information: (414) 288-7080

College administration staff