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Flavio Bonomi, Cisco Fellow, Vice President, Cisco Systems
Flavio Bonomi is a Cisco Fellow, Vice President, and is the Head of the Advanced Architecture and Research Organization at Cisco Systems in San Jose. He is co-leading (with JP Vasseur) the vision and technology direction for Cisco's Internet of Things initiative. This broad, Cisco-wide initiative encompasses major verticals, including Energy, Connected Vehicle and Transportation, Connected Cities. In this role, with the support of his team, he is shaping a number of research and innovation efforts relating to mobility, security, communications acceleration, distributed computing and data management. Before joining Cisco in 1999, Flavio Bonomi was at AT&T Bell Labs, between 1985 and 1995, with architecture and research responsibilities, mostly relating to the evolution of ATM technology, and then was Principal Architect at two Silicon Valley startups, ZeitNet and Stratum One. Flavio Bonomi received a PhD Electrical Engineering in 1985 and a Master of Electrical Engineering in 1981 from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He received his Electrical Engineering Degree from Pavia University, in Italy.

JoJo Chang
JoJo is a graduate student researcher at the University of California, Davis MEMS Lab under the guidance of Professor David A. Horsley. Her research is based on magnetic actuation of paramagnetic microbeads for microvalve and biosensing/synthesis applications. She obtained her BS in EECS with a minor in Mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley, where she discovered her love of cleanroom crafting. Now, in addition to working towards her PhD, she enjoys kayaking at lab picnics and cake time.

Ryan Going, PIC Test Development, Infinera
Ryan Going graduated from North Carolina State University in 2009 with BS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Applied Mathematics. In 2010 he completed his MPhil in Micro- and Nanotechnology Enterprise at the University of Cambridge as a Gates Cambridge scholar. He completed his PhD under Prof. Ming Wu in 2015, focusing on silicon photonics and photodetectors. He now works for Infinera.

Al Heshmati, Senior Director, SW System, InvenSense, Inc.
Heshmati currently serves as Senior Director of software systems at InvenSense and focused on new applications of MEMS sensors. He has extensive commercial experience in development of location technology, wireless, and SOC designs. Prior to InvenSense, Heshmati was VP of global software at CSR and SiRF where he had overall responsibility for development of SW solutions for GPS, WiFi, and Bluetooth systems. Before joining SiRF, he was Senior Director of Engineering for GPS at Qualcomm. In this role, Mr. Heshmati led the development of multiple generations of GPS and hybrid location technologies used in Qualcomm chipsets. Mr. Heshmati arrived at Qualcomm via its acquisition of SnapTrack, which pioneered assisted GPS, in 2000. Prior to joining SnapTrack, Mr. Heshmati was at Trimble Navigation where he held various engineering roles. Mr. Heshmati holds Bachelor of Science and M.S. degrees in computer science from California State University, Fullerton.

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Alina Kozinda
Alina is a Ph.D. candidate and student researcher at UC Berkeley. When she is not researching energy storage materials for supercapacitor electrodes, she is often outside hiking in the various Bay Area wildernesses, exploring and photographing the many beauties of the west coast (and some weddings), and exploring the wintry backcountry of the Sierras.

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Karen Lightman, Managing Director, MEMS & Sensors Industry Group
Karen Lightman became MEMS Industry Group (MIG) managing director in 2007 and promoted to Executive Director in 2013. Formerly director of special projects, Karen played a pivotal role in launching MIG in January 2001. Karen is active on the worldwide MEMS conference circuit as a keynote speaker and panelist promoting MIG’s role as the leading trade association advancing MEMS across global markets. Karen manages the operations of MIG; spearheads strategic growth; and oversees sales, public relations, marketing and outreach. Karen plays a critical role in creating the content for all MIG and MIG-partner conferences, events and programming. She is instrumental in establishing and maintaining partnerships with other international organizations to advance the MEMS industry.
Karen joined MIG from Carnegie Mellon University's Center for Economic Development where she was senior policy analyst. Prior to Carnegie Mellon, Karen was senior associate at Cleveland Tomorrow, a public-private partnership, and before that, she was a program associate with the Ford Foundation.
Karen has a BA from the University of Vermont (UVM) and a MS in Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University. Karen is a board member and chair of the Board Development Committee of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), Pittsburgh and in 2012 received the NCJW National Award for Emerging Leaders. Karen is secretary for her UVM alumni class; mentor at UVM’s Honors College; and volunteers at the Environmental Charter School at Frick Park. Karen and her family reside in Pittsburgh, PA.

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Michael Lorek
received the B.S. degree from Ohio University in Electrical Engineering in 2009. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in EECS at UC Berkeley under Prof. Kristofer S.J. Pister. He has held various positions outside of academia, including internships at Advanced Micro Devices in 2007 and 2008, Qualcomm in 2011 and 2012, and a research fellowship at NIST in 2009. His current research interests include on-chip magnetic field sensing, energy harvesting interface circuits, and sensor node component integration.

Ayden Maralani, Assistant Scientist, University of California, San Diego
Ayden received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Mississippi State University in 2009. Prior to joining BSAC, he has held design engineer positions with I/O Center of Excellence group of Cypress Semiconductor and Semisouth Laboratories designing Silicon Carbide (SiC) JFET based analog/digital blocks for high temperature and power management applications.

Albert P. Pisano, Dean, Jacobs School of Engineering, University of California, San Diego
In his role as Dean of the Jacobs School of Engineering, Albert P. Pisano is responsible for strategic planning and programmatic development. His responsibilities include School-wide research initiatives, space plans, academic affairs, strategic planning and operations, and UC San Diego-wide cooperative initiatives.
As Dean of the Jacobs School, Pisano holds the Walter J. Zable Chair in Engineering. He is an active researcher who serves on the faculty of the departments of mechanical and aerospace engineering and electrical and computer engineering.
Prior to September 2013, Pisano served on the UC Berkeley faculty. The FANUC Endowed Chair of Mechanical Systems, he held faculty appointments in mechanical engineering and in electrical engineering and computer sciences. Pisano served as senior co-Director of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (an NSF Industry-University Cooperative Research Center), Director of the Electronics Research Laboratory (UC Berkeley’s largest organized research unit), and Faculty Head of the Program Office for Operational Excellence, among other leadership positions.
In 2001, Pisano was elected to the National Academy of Engineering for contributions to the design, fabrication, commercialization, and educational aspects of MEMS. From 1997 to 1999, Pisano served as a program manager for the MEMS Program at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and an awardee of the Thomas Egleston Medal forDistinguished Engineering Achievement by notable alumni of Columbia University.
Pisano earned his undergraduate (’76) and graduate degrees (’77, ’80, ’81) in mechanical engineering at Columbia University. Prior to joining the faculty at UC Berkeley, he held research positions with Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, Singer Sewing Machines Corporate R&D Center and General Motors Research Labs.

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Richard Przybyla, Circuit & System Design Lead, Chirp Microsystems
Richard Przybyla received his PhD in Electrical Engineering in Prof. Bernhard Boser's research group at UC Berkeley. During his research he demonstrated a low-power, mobile-friendly ultrasonic gesture recognition system which fits on a chip. The technology is being commercialized by Chirp Microsystems in Berkeley, which he co-founded. Richard has held R&D positions at Hewlett-Packard and Oregon State University, where he received his BSEE in 2008. In 2012 he was a finalist for the TSMC Outstanding Student Research Award. Richard is interested in circuits and systems which interface to the physical world.

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Niels Quack, Professor, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Niels Quack is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at UC Berkeley, EECS Dept., with Prof. Ming C. Wu. His interests are in MEMS, Optical MEMS, Optomechanics, Silicon Photonics and Heterogeneous Integration.

Dr. Quack was born in Goettingen, Germany, and grew up in Zurich, Switzerland. He pursued his studies at EPF in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he received his MSc in Microengineering in 2005. During his studies, he was a participant in the European Erasmus Program, studying one year at KTH in Stockholm, Sweden. For his best class result and one of the most excellent Master Theses 2005 at EPFL, he was awarded the "Prix de la commune d'Ecublens."

He conducted his PhD Thesis at ETH Zurich under the supervision of Prof. J. Dual and co-examined by Prof. N. de Rooij. The thesis focused on the development of micromirrors for integrated tunable mid-infrared detectors and emitters. He received his PhD from ETH Zurich in 2009.

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Dave Rothenberg, Marketing Director, Movea, Inc.
Dave Rothenberg is Movea’s Director of Marketing and Partner Alliances. He has 17 years of experience working cross-functionally to drive and execute go-to-market strategies for Silicon Valley and European companies productizing and commercializing new technologies. He holds dual degrees in aerospace engineering and physics from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

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Sayeef Salahuddin, Assistant Professor, University of California, Berkeley
Sayeef Salahuddin received his B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from BUET (Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology) in 2003 and PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University in 2007. He joined the faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at University of California, Berkeley in 2008.
His research interests are in the interdisciplinary field of electronic transport in nano structures currently focusing on novel electronic and spintronic devices for low power logic and memory applications. Prof. Salahuddin has championed the concept of using 'interacting systems' for switching, showing fundamental advantage of such systems over the conventional devices in terms of power dissipation.
He received the Kintarul Haque Gold Medal from BUET in 2003, the Meissner fellowship from Purdue University, 2003-4, an IBM PhD Fellowship 2007-8, a MARCO/FCRP Inventor Recognition Award in 2007, a UC Regents Junior Faculty Fellowship in 2009, a Hellman Faculty Fellowship in 2010, a DOE NISE award in 2010, the NSF CAREER award in 2011, the IEEE Nanotechnology Early Career Award in 2012, an AFOSR Young Investigator Award in 2013 and an ARO Young Investigator Award in 2013.

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Robert Anthony Schneider
Robert received his BSEE from the University of Washington in 2009. He has previously held industrial positions with Kimberly-Clark working at a tissue factory in Everett, WA and at a Huggies diapers plant in Ogden, UT.

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Dongjin Seo
Dongjin (DJ) Seo is currently pursuing his PhD in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis on low-power integrated circuit design and brain-machine interfaces. He received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering with honors from the California Institute of Technology in 2011. At Caltech, DJ designed and fabricated microfluidic calorimeters for high-throughput biochemical measurements at the Kavli Nanoscience Institute and for his undergraduate thesis, demonstrated the world’s first all-silicon THz imaging system in CMOS for security imaging and microscopy of biological specimens. DJ has also completed internships at Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Altera Corporations. DJ is the recipient of a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

Mike Stanley, Manager, Systems/Algorithms, Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
Mike Stanley (B.S.E. 1980 from Michigan State, M.S. 1986 from Arizona State) has 3 decades of experience in the semiconductor field in areas ranging from transistor circuit design to algorithm development. After a ten-year stint working on Freescale’s microcontroller solutions, Mike moved to Freescale’s sensor team, where he is now involved in the definition and design of smart sensors and sensor fusion algorithms.

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Richard Tsina, NSF Evaluator, National Science Foundation
Richard Tsina, is retired Chair of Continuing Education in Engineering, and former Assistant Dean for Professional Studies at University of California Extension, Berkeley. Among his achievements at Berkeley were development of the South Bay Program in Silicon Valley, the Berkeley Summer Engineering Institute, the Oxford-Berkeley Summer Engineering Program and the 1993 Technology Summit in cooperation with the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy and with the Clinton Administration. Dr. Tsina has received numerous awards including the IEEE Millennium Medal (2000) and the IEEE Meritorious Achievement Award in Continuing Education (1995). His graduate degrees (Tufts, Duke) are in physical chemistry. Beginning in 2005 Dr. Tsina served as the National Science Foundation Evaluator for BSAC and also for Center for the Built Environment (CEB).

Erh-Chia Yeh
Charlie's main research interest is developing microfluidic platforms for point-of-care diagnostics. Besides research, he enjoys to cycle, play soccer and tennis, and ballroom dance. He is from Taichung City, Taiwan. PhD 2015, Bioengineering, UC Berkeley; Exchange Student 2005, Electrical Engineering, Major in Microelectromechanical Systems , Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan; B.S. 2008, Engineering and System Science, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

John M. Huggins, Former Executive Director, University of California, Berkeley
Former Executive Director, Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center, UC Berkeley (since September 2002). MS, Electrical Engineering, University of Minnesota (1973); Stanford High Tech Executive Institute. Founder & CEO of TDK Systems Inc; VP, Advanced Development, Silicon Systems Inc; Telecom development manager, Intel Corporation. Guest Editor and Associate Editor, IEEE Journal of Solid State Circuits; Technical Program Committee, International Solid State Circuits Conference 5 years. Chair, PCMCIA communications standards subcommittee. Five U.S. Patents. Research and professional interests: mixed signal CMOS integrated circuits, electronic communications, and telecommunications high tech business development.

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Jim Chih-Min Cheng, Research Specialist, University of California, Berkeley
Jim received his B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering from McMaster University, Canada in 2004. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from University of California, Berkeley in Electrical Engineering in 2006 and 2009, respectively. His research interests are in NEMS/MEMS and their applications to energy and medicine. Thus far, his research has focused on rapid, energy efficient nanomanufacturing processes, next-generation thermal management devices, biologically-inspired MEMS sensors and next-generation energy storage utilizing nanocomposites. Outside of research he enjoys exploring the Bay Area, music, backpacking and swimming.

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BSAC Directors

Bernhard E. Boser is a professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a Co-Director of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center and the UC Berkeley Swarm Lab. His current 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, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, NJ (1988-1991) where he worked on adaptive systems, hardware implementations for neural network applications- including special purpose integrated circuits, and digital signal processors-and simulation of neural networks on parallel processors. He was Editor in Chief of 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 received a B.S. from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) in 1984 and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University (1985/1988).
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Mike D. Cable has been the Executive Director of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC) since January 2016. Before coming 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 has over 40 patents and received his Ph.D. in Nuclear Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley and his B.S. from Iowa State University.
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David A. Horsley received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1998. From 1998 to 2003, he held research and development positions at Dicon Fiberoptics and Hewlett Packard Laboratories and helped to co-found Onix Microsystems, a manufacturer of fiber-optic switching components. Since 2003, he has been a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of California, Davis, and he is a Co-Director of the Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center (BSAC), the National Science Foundation’s Industrial/University Collaborative Research Center (I/UCRC) focused on MEMS research. Professor Horsley is the Co-Founder of Picosense Inc, a developer of low-noise magnetoresistive sensors, and the Co-Founder and CTO of Chirp Microsystems Inc., a manufacturer of ultrasonic sensors using MEMS technology. He is a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s CAREER Award, the Outstanding Junior Faculty Award at UC Davis, the 2016 NSF I/UCRC Association’s Schwarzkopf Award for Technological Innovation, and has authored or co-authored over 150 scientific papers and holds over 20 patents.
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Ali Javey is an associate professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley. 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 ACS Nano and the Bay Area PV Consortium (BAPVC) and a Co-Director of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center.

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 nanoelectronics, 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 a Ph.D. in chemistry from Stanford University in 2005, and served as a Junior Fellow of Harvard Society of Fellows from 2005 to 2006.
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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. He was 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 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. in Biophysics and Ph.D. in Applied Science & Technology: Applied Physics (major) / Bioengineering (minor) from the University of California, Berkeley.
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Dorian Liepmann is a professor in the Departments of Bioengineering and Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley and Co-Director of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center.
Professor Liepmann has been a faculty member for 21 years. He was Chair of the Dept. of Bioengineering from 2004 to 2010 and held the Lester John and Lynne Dewar Distinguished Professorship in Bioengineering from 2001 to 2005. His 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 University of California, Berkeley, Professor Liepmann had ten years of industrial research experience at the Jet Propulsion Labs and the Institute for Non-Linear Science at UC San Diego.
Professor Liepmann received his Ph.D. in 1990 from the University of California, San Diego in Applied Mechanics.
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Liwei Lin received PhD degree from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1993. He joined the University of California at Berkeley in 1999 and is now Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department and Co-Director at Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center (BSAC), an NSF/Industry/University research cooperative center. His research interests are in design, modeling and fabrication of micro/nano structures, sensors and actuators as well as mechanical issues in micro/nano systems including heat transfer, solid/fluid mechanics and dynamics. Dr. 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.
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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).

Prof. 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. Prof. Maboudian has coauthored 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.
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Michel M. Maharbiz is an associate professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley and a Co-Director of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center. His current research interests include building micro/nano interfaces to cells and organisms and exploring bio-derived fabrication methods.

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. From 2003 to 2007, he was an assistant professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. 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. Michel’s long term goal is to understand developmental mechanisms as a way to engineer and fabricate machines.
Professor Maharbiz received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.
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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.
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Clark T.-C. Nguyen is a professor of Electrical Engineering and a Co-Director of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center. His technical interests focus on microelectromechanical systems and include integrated vibrating micromechanical signal processors and sensors, merged circuit/micromechanical technologies, RF communication architectures and integrated circuit design and technology.
Previously, 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 received 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.
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Kristofer S.J. Pister is a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley and is a Co-Director of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center. From 1992 to 1997 he was an assistant professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles.
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. In addition to wireless sensor networks, his research interests include MEMS-based microrobotics and low-power circuit design.
Professor Pister received a B.A. degree in applied physics from the University of California, San Diego (1982), and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley (1989/1992).
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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. Current research interests include wireless microsensors and energy scavenging devices for use in electric power systems and a portable particulate matter monitor for measuring concentrations of airborne aerosols and diesel exhaust particulates.
Professor White conducted microwave device research at General Electric before joining the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, in 1962.
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.
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Ming C. Wu is Nortel Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences and Co-director of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also the Faculty Director of UC Berkeley Marvell Nanolab.
From 1988 to 1992, he 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. He has been a faculty member at Berkeley since 2004.
His research interests include MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems), MOEMS, semiconductor optoelectronics, nanophotonics, and biophotonics. He 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 M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1986 and 1988, respectively.
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BSAC Researcher Speakers
Plenary Speakers for the BSAC Research Review Session

Kevin Chen, BSAC Researcher
Kevin Chen is currently pursuing his PhD in Electrical Engineering with Professor Ali Javey. His research interests include flexible electronics as well as thin film materials growth. He received his BSE in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University in 2008.

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