RESEARCH REVIEW

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MARCH 7 - 9

 
  BSAC RESEARCHER SPEAKERS

Doyeon Bang
 
Doyeon Bang Ph.D. (2012), B.S. (2007), Chemical Engineering & Physics, Yonsei University

Leslie Chan
 
Leslie Chan received her S.B. in Chemical Engineering and M.S. in Chemical Engineering Practice from MIT in 2013 and 2014, respectively. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate with Professor Roya Maboudian in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at UC Berkeley. Her research interests lie in the synthesis and defect engineering of two-dimensional materials for device applications, with an emphasis on industrial compatibility.

Burak Eminoglu
 
Burak Eminoglu was born in Ankara, Turkey, in 1986. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees (with high honors) in electrical and electronics engineering from Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey, in 2008 and 2011, respectively. Dr. Eminoglu received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC Berkeley under the supervision of Professor Bernhard E. Boser. His research interests include analog CMOS IC design, interface and control electronics for MEMS inertial sensors. He was a Research Assistant at the Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems Research and Applications Center, METU, Turkey between July 2008 and June 2012.

Benjamin Eovino
 
Benjamin Eovino received the B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara, in 2013, and the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, in 2015, where he is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree with the Department of Mechanical Engineering. His research interests include the development of MEMS for consumer devices and medical applications, and his graduate work focuses on the design and modeling of high-performance piezoelectric micromechined ultrasonic transducers and their systems.

Hani Gomez
 
Hani Gomez Originally from Cochabamba, Bolivia, Hani obtained her BS in Electrical Engineering at the University of South Carolina, Columbia. She is currently pursuing her PhD at UC Berkeley with a focus on MEMS. With Kristofer Pister as her advisor, she is working on developing MEMS/CMOS interfaces for the ultimate goal of creating microrobots.

Kyoungtae Lee
 
Kyoungtae Lee received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in 2011 and his M.S. degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 2013, where he worked on designing continuous time delta sigma ADCs. He worked at KAIST IT convergence from 2013 to 2016, designing RF modules for future 5G cellular communication. His current research includes ASIC design for implantable bio-sensor, especially for cancer detection.

Der-Hsien Lien
 
Der-Hsien Lien joined BSAC and Prof. Ali Javey's research lab as a postdoctoral visiting scholar since 2013. Research Area: 2D optoelectronics, nanophotonics photon physics, ultrasonic-thermal imaging, flexible/wearable electronics, and memories.

Huiliang Liu
 
Huiliang Liu received the B.S. degree in electronic engineering from Xiamen University, Xiamen, China, in 2012, and the M.S. degree in microelectronics from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2015. He is working toward the Ph.D. degree at Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute with Professor Liwei Lin as his co-advisor. His current research is on graphene-based chemical sensors with new sensing scheme at room temperature.

Jodi Loo
 
Jodi Loo is a PhD student under Professor Ming Wu in the Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences department at UC Berkeley. Her primary research interests are optoelectronics and biophotonics and currently works on Light-Actuated Digital Microfluidic (LADM) systems based on the principle of Optoelectrowetting (OEW). She is a part of UC Berkeley Photobears (the UC Berkeley student chapter of OSA, SPIE, and IEEE Photonics Society), of which she acts as chair for the IEEE Photonics Society. She is a recipient of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and completed her B.S. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences from UC Berkeley in 2014.

Kieran Peleaux
 
Kieran Peleaux is currently pursuing his PhD in Professor Clark T.-C. Nguyen's research group in the Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences department at UC Berkeley. Having completed his B.S. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh in 2014, his current research interests include the design and fabrication of novel resonant MEMS devices for applications in UHF filters, oscillators and RF transcievers. Primarily, he is looking for new ways to integrate CMOS and MEMS process technologies in order to realize fully monolithic integrated CMOS-MEMS transceivers.

Qi Wang
 
Qi Wang is currently a Ph.D. student in Prof. David A. Horsley's group in University of California, Davis. He received his B.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering and Automation from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China in 2011, and M. E. degree in Nanomechanics from Tohoku University, Japan in 2013.
 
  BSAC CO-DIRECTORS

Bernhard E. Boser
Electrical Engineering
 
Bernhard E. Boser is a professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley, a Co-Director of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center, and a Co-Director of the UC Berkeley Swarm Lab. Professor Boser's research interests include analog and digital circuit design and micromechanical sensors and actuators. Prior to joining BSAC, Professor Boser conducted industrial research as Member of Technical Staff for AT&T Bell Laboratories in Holmdel, NJ (1988-1991) where he worked on adaptive systems, simulation of neural networks on parallel processors, and hardware implementations for neural network applications, including special purpose integrated circuits and digital signal processors. He was Editor in Chief for IEEE Journal of Solid State Circuits, from 2002-2004. Professor Boser has served on the program committees of the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference, the Transducers Conference, and the VLSI Symposium. Professor Boser is the recipient of the 2016 Alexander Schwarzkopf Award for Technological Innovation and the 2016 Lewis Winner Award for Outstanding Paper. Professor Boser received his B.S. degree from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) in 1984. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University in 1985 and 1988 respectively.

Mike D. Cable
Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center
 
Mike D. Cable has been the Executive Director of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC) since January 2016. Prior to BSAC, Dr. Cable worked at a number of early-stage technology companies commercializing university-based research. These include CEO of Matrix Sensors (MEMS-based biological and environmental sensors), CTO of Xenogen (pre-clinical bioluminescent imaging), and high-level positions at Nanomix, Xradia, Fovi Optics, and Quantum Dot. He has also worked at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (laser fusion) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (physical biosciences). Dr. Cable received his B.S. degree from Iowa State University and his Ph.D. degree in Nuclear Chemistry from University of California, Berkeley.

David A. Horsley
Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
 
David A. Horsley is a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of California, Davis, Vice Chair for Graduate Studies at the University of California, Davis, and a Co-Director of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center. Professor Horsley's research interests include micro-fabricated sensors and actuators with applications in optical MEMS, communication, displays, and physical and biological sensors. Prior to joining the faculty at UC Davis, Professor Horsley held research and development positions at Dicon Fiberoptics, Hewlett Packard Laboratories, and Onix Microsystems. Professor Horsley is the recipient of the National Science Foundation's CAREER Award, the UC Davis College of Engineering's Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, the 2016 Alexander Schwarzkopf Award for Technological Innovation, and the 2016 Lewis Winner Award for Outstanding Paper. Professor Horsley received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering at the University of California, Berkeley in 1992, 1994, and 1998 respectively.

Ali Javey
Electrical Engineering
 
Ali Javey is a professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley and a Co-Director of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center. He is also a faculty scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory where he serves as the program leader of Electronic Materials (E-Mat). He is an associate editor of <i> ACS Nano</i> and the Bay Area PV Consortium (BAPVC). Professor Javey's research interests encompass the fields of chemistry, materials science and electrical engineering. His work focuses on the integration of nanoscale electronic materials for various technological applications, including novel nano-electronics, flexible circuits and sensors, and energy generation and harvesting. For his contributions to the field, he has received a number of awards, including the APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (2011); IEEE Nanotechnology Early Career Award (2010); Alfred P. Sloan Fellow (2010); Mohr Davidow Ventures Innovators Award (2010); National Academy of Sciences Award for Initiatives in Research (2009); Technology Review TR35 (2009); NSF Early CAREER Award (2008); U.S. Frontiers of Engineering by National Academy of Engineering (2008). Professor Javey received his Ph.D. degree in chemistry from Stanford University in 2005, and served as a Junior Fellow of Harvard Society of Fellows from 2005 to 2006.

Luke P. Lee
Bioengineering
 
Luke P. Lee is the Arnold and Barbara Silverman Distinguished Professor of Bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley, a Co-Director of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center, and the Director of the Biomedical Institute of Global Healthcare Research & Technology (BIGHEART). Professor Lee's current research interests are bionanoscience, nanomedicine for global healthcare and personalized medicine, and Bioinspired Photonics-Optofluidics-Electronics Technology and Science (BioPOETS) for green building with living skin. Prior to joining BSAC, Professor Lee was the Chair Professor in Systems Nanobiology at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH, Zurich) and has more than ten years of industrial experience in integrated optoelectronics, Superconducting Quantum Interference Devices (SQUIDs), and biomagnetic assays. Professor Lee is a 2010 Ho-Am Laureate and has authored and co-authored over 250 papers on bionanophotonics, microfluidics, single cell biology, quantitative biomedicine, molecular diagnostics, optofluidics, BioMEMS, biosensors, SQUIDs, SERS, and nanogap junction biosensor for label-free biomolecule detection. Professor Lee received his B.A. degree in Biophysics and his Ph.D. degree in Applied Science & Technology: Applied Physics (major) / Bioengineering (minor) from the University of California, Berkeley.

Dorian Liepmann
Bioengineering
 
Dorian Liepmann is a professor in the Department of Bioengineering and Mechanical Engineering at University of California, Berkeley and a Co-Director of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center. Professor Liepmann's research interests include BioMEMS, Microfluid dynamics, experimental biofluid dynamics, hemodynamics associated with valvular heart disease, and other cardiac and arterial flows. Prior to joining the faculty at the UC Berkeley, Professor Liepmann had ten years of industrial research experience at the Jet Propulsion Labs and the Institute for Non-Linear Science at the University of California, San Diego. At UC Berkeley, he was Chair of the Department of Bioengineering from 2004 to 2010 and held the Lester John and Lynne Dewar Distinguished Professorship in Bioengineering from 2001 to 2005. Professor Liepmann received his Ph.D. degree in Applied Mechanics from the University of California, San Diego in 1990.

Liwei Lin
Mechanical Engineering
 
Liwei Lin is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the James Marshall Wells Academic Chair, and a Co-Director of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center. Professor Lin's research interests include design, modeling, and fabrication of micro/nano structures, sensors, actuators, and mechanical issues in micro/nano systems which includes heat transfer, solid/fluid mechanics, and dynamics. Professor Lin is the recipient of the 1998 NSF CAREER Award for research in MEMS Packaging and the 1999 ASME Journal of Heat Transfer best paper award for his work on micro scale bubble formation. He led the effort to establish the MEMS division in ASME and served as the founding Chairman of the Executive Committee from 2004-2005. He is an ASME Fellow and has 20 issued US patents in the area of MEMS. He was the general co-chair of the 24th international conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems at Cancun, Mexico. Currently, he serves as a subject editor for the IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems and the North and South America Editor of Sensors and Actuators -- A Physical. Professor Lin received his Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1993.

Roya Maboudian
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
 
Roya Maboudian is a professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and a Co-Director of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center at UC Berkeley. She is currently serving as editor to the IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems (JMEMS), as associate editor to IEEE/SPIE Journal on Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS and MOEMS (JM3), and as advisory board member to ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces (AMI). Professor Maboudian's research interest is in the surface/interface and materials science and engineering of micro/nanosystems, with applications in harsh-environment sensing, health and environmental monitoring, and energy technologies. Professor Maboudian has co-authored over 260 papers in peer-reviewed archival journals. She is the recipient of several awards, including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from the White House, NSF Young Investigator award, and the Beckman Young Investigator award. She is a Fellow of the American Vacuum Society. Prof. Maboudian received her B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Applied Physics from the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.

Michel M. Maharbiz
Electrical Engineering
 
Michel M. Maharbiz is a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley and a Co-Director of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center. Professor Maharbiz's research interests include building micro/nano interfaces to cells and organisms and exploring bio-deprived fabrication methods. Michel's long term goal is to understand developmental mechanisms as a way to engineer and fabricate machines. Prior to joining the faculty at UC Berkeley, Professor Maharbiz's work on microbioreactor systems under Professor Roger T. Howe (EECS) and Professor Jay D. Keasling (ChemE) led to the foundation of Microreactor Technologies, Inc., which was acquired by Pall Corporation in 2009. He is the co-founder of Tweedle Technologies and served as Vice President of Product Development at Quswami, Inc. from July 2010 to June 2011. Professor Maharbiz was the recipient of a 2009 NSF Career Award for research into developing microfabricated interfaces for synthetic biology. In 2013, he received an Excellence in Engineering Education Award from National Instruments. He has been a GE Scholar and an Intel IMAP Fellow. His group is also known for developing the world's first remotely radio-controlled cyborg beetles. This was named one of the top ten emerging technologies of 2009 by MIT's Technology Review (TR10) and was in Time Magazine's Top 50 Inventions of 2009. Professor Maharbiz received his Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

Richard S. Muller
Electrical Engineering
 
Richard S. Muller is a professor emeritus in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley and Co-Founding Director of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center. He joined the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley in 1962 where his research focus was on the physics of integrated circuit devices. Together with Dr. T.I. Kamins of Hewlett-Packard Company, Professor Muller published Device Electronics for Integrated Circuits in 1977. In the late 1970s he began research in the area now known as MEMS, and with R.M. White founded the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center in 1986. He proposed and serves as Editor-in-Chief of IEEE JMEMS. A member of the US National Academy of Engineering and an IEEE Life Fellow, he received the career MEMS Award at TRANSDUCERS '97, as well as the IEEE Brunetti Award (1998 with R.T. Howe), a Fulbright Professorship, and a von Humboldt Research Award at TU Berlin in 1994. Other awards include the Berkeley Citation, the IEEE Millennium Medal, and the Renaissance Award from Stevens Institute of Technology. Professor Muller served as a Trustee of Stevens Institute of Technology from 1996 to 2005. In 2013, Professor Muller was a co-recipient of the IEEE/RSE/Wolfson, James Clerk Maxwell Award with Professor Richard White. Professor Muller earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering and physics from the California Institute of Technology.

Clark T.-C. Nguyen
Electrical Engineering
 
Clark T.-C. Nguyen is a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and a Co-Director of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center. Professor Nguyen's research interests include integrated vibrating micromechanical signal processors and sensors, merged circuit/micromechanical technologies, RF communication architectures, and integrated circuit design and technology. Prior to joining the faculty at UC Berkeley, Professor Nguyen was a professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Michigan and a DARPA Program Manager in the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO). He managed many DARPA programs including Micro Power Generation (MPG), Chip-Scale Atomic Clock (CSAC), MEMS Exchange (MX), Harsh Environment Robust Micromechanical Technology (HERMiT), Micro Gas Analyzers (MGA), Radio Isotope Micropower Sources (RIMS), RF MEMS Improvement (RFMIP), Navigation-Grade Integrated Micro Gyroscope (NGIMG) and Micro Cryogenic Coolers (MCC). Professor Nguyen and his students have garnered numerous Best Paper Awards at prestigious conferences including the 1998 and 2003 IEEE International Electron Devices Meetings, the 2004 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium, the 2004 DARPA Tech Conference, and the 2004 IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference. In 2001, Professor Nguyen founded Discera, Inc., a company established to commercialize communication products based upon MEMS technology, with an initial focus on the vibrating micromechanical resonators pioneered by his research in prior years. He served as Vice President and Acting Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Discera from 2001 to mid-2002. Professor Nguyen is the recipient of the 2017 IEEE Robert Bosch Micro and Nano Electro Mechanical Systems Award. Professor Nguyen received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1989, 1991, and 1994, respectively.

Kristofer S.J. Pister
Electrical Engineering
 
Kristofer S.J. Pister is a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley and a Co-Director of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center. Professor Pister's research interests include wireless sensor networks, MEMS-based microrobotics, and low-power circuit design. Prior to joining the faculty at UC Berkeley, Professor Pister was an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles from 1992 to 1997. He created the term "Smart Dust" and pioneered the development of ubiquitous networks of communication sensors, a concept that has since become a vital sector of technology R&D. During 2003 and 2004 he was on industrial leave as CEO and then CTO of Dust Networks, a company that he co-founded to commercialize low-power wireless sensor networks. Professor Pister received his B.A. degree in Applied Physics from the University of California, San Diego in 1982 and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1989 and 1992, respectively.

Richard M. White
Electrical Engineering
 
Richard M. White is a professor emeritus in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences and a Co-Founding Director of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center. Professor White's research interests include wireless microsensors, energy scavenging devices for use in electric power systems, and portable particulate matter monitors for measuring concentrations of airborne aerosols and diesel exhaust particulates. Prior to joining the faculty at UC Berkeley, Professor White conducted microwave device research at General Electric. Professor White also holds numerous U.S. patents and has co-authored texts and reference books on Solar Cells (1983), Acoustic Wave Sensors (1997), and Electronics (2001). In addition to the 2003 Rayleigh Award of the IEEE for seminal contributions to surface acoustic wave technology, Professor White is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the IEEE and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and is the recipient of many academic awards including the IEEE Cledo Brunetti Award (1986), U.C. Berkeley Chancellor's Professorship, and the 2003 U.C. Berkeley Community Service citation award. In 2013, Professor White was a co-recipient of the IEEE/RSE/Wolfson, James Clerk Maxwell Award with Professor Richard Muller. Professor White received his Ph.D. degree from Harvard University in Applied Physics in 1956.

Ming C. Wu
Electrical Engineering
 
Ming C. Wu is Nortel Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley, a Co-Director of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center, and the Faculty Director of UC Berkeley Marvell Nanolab. Professor's Wu research interests include MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems), MOEMS, semiconductor optoelectronics, nanophotonics, and biophotonics. Prior to joining the faculty at UC Berkeley, Professor Wu was a Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey. From 1992 to 2004, he was a professor in the Electrical Engineering department at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he also served as Vice Chair for Industrial Affiliate Program and Director of Nano-electronics Research Facility. Professor Wu has published 8 book chapters, over 200 journal papers and 300 conference papers. He is the holder of 22 U.S. patents. Professor Wu is a Fellow of IEEE and was a Packard Foundation Fellow (1992-1997). He received the 2007 Paul F. Forman Engineering Excellence Award from Optical Society of America. Professor Wu received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1986 and 1988, respectively.