Angelo Assimakopoulos, Senior Director of New Business Development, Knowles Electronics
Mr. Assimakopoulos has been with Knowles Electronics since 2001 and has held several strategic growth positions. He is currently the Corporate Director of New Business and Technology Development, in charge of Research and Investigation of New Technologies and preparing associated Business and Marketing Plans for the introduction new producs. He has also been in the forefront of new MEMS product research and development at Knowles, directing the engineering team along the development path.
See also: http://www.knowles.com
Marcellino Gemelli, Senior Manager, Bosch Sensortec
Marcellino Gemelli received the ‘Laurea’ degree in Electronic Engineering at the University of Pavia, Italy in 1994, while in the Italian Army and an MBA from
MIP, the Milano (Italy) Polytechnic business school. He is currently based in Palo Alto (CA) responsible for business development of Bosch Sensortec's MEMS product portfolio. He previously held various engineering and product management positions at STMicroelectronics from 1995 to 2011 in the fields of MEMS, electronic design automation and data storage. He was contract professor for the Microelectronics course at the Milano (Italy) Polytechnic from 2000 to 2002.
See also: http://www.bosch-sensortec.com
Peter Himes, Vice President, Marketing & Strategic Alliances, Silex Microsystems
Peter Himes is the Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Alliances at Silex Microsystems, the world's largest pureplay MEMS foundry. Peter has over twenty-five years experience in helping startups and public companies establish their strategic direction and industry position. Experienced in IC and MEMS alike, Peter has held VP of Sales and/or Marketing positions at QuickSil, SiTime, and Winbond Corporations. Earlier in his career, Peter spent fifteen years at National Semiconductor in various engineering, marketing and corporate strategy roles in National's Analog Products division.
Peter Himes received his BSEE in Solid State Electronics in 1981 from the University of Connecticut, and his MBA from Santa Clara University in 1988.
See also: http://www.silexmicrosystems.com
Karen Lightman, Managing Director, MEMS Industry Group
Karen became the MEMS Industry Group Managing Director in June 2007. Formerly Director of Special Projects, Karen played a pivotal role in launching MIG in January 2001. Karen oversees the finances and operations of MIG, works with the Board to direct strategic growth, and oversees and assists with sales, marketing and operations. Karen has been critical in creating the content for the MIG annual MEMS Executive Congress, MEMS Education Series and METRIC conferences, as well as establishing and maintaining partnerships with other organizations to advance the MEMS industry.
With over sixteen years of non-profit and business experience, Karen joined MIG after being the Senior Policy Analyst at the Carnegie Mellon University Center for Economic Development. Prior to Carnegie Mellon, Karen was Senior Associate at Cleveland Tomorrow, promoting public-private partnerships and private capital investment in Cleveland. Karen was also a Program Associate with the Ford Foundation, managing programs that provided significant financial assistance to catalyze development in communities around the United States.
Karen has a BA from the University of Vermont and a MS in Public Policy from the Carnegie Mellon Heinz College. Karen and her family reside in Pittsburgh, PA.
See also: http://www.memsindustrygroup.org/
David J. Monk, MEMS Automotive Sensor Product Manager, Freescale Semiconductor
Dr. Monk received his B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Iowa in 1989. During that time, he worked at Rockwell International doing research with polyimide interlayer dielectrics for a silicon-on-silicon multichip module development project. He received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering in 1993 from the University of California, Berkeley through joint work between chemical engineering and the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center in EECS. His research emphasis was modeling the sacrificial layer etching and subsequent rinsing processes for surface micromachining - one of the Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) fabrication processes.
Dave joined Motorola in 1993 and worked for the first three years in the Packaging Technology Center within Motorola Semiconductor Product Sector's Sensor Products Division. His work during that time focused on media compatible packaging of pressure sensor devices. He also has led projects on tungsten silicide electronic trimming for pressure sensors, low-pressure sensors for washing machine applications, and the recent development of a CMOS integrated, surface-micromachined, absolute pressure sensor for tire pressure monitoring applications. This most recent project developed into a true microsystem effort that included a MEMS-based pressure sensor, a temperature sensor, CMOS interface ASIC, MCU, and RF/LF transmitter/receiver chipset for the tire pressure monitoring application.
In 1997, Dave completed an MBA with a technology emphasis at Arizona State University. From 2001 through 2005, he managed the sensor R&D group including system engineering, transducer (MEMS) design, ASIC design, CAD, test development, and package development for MEMS-based products (inertial and pressure sensors) for Motorola's Sensor Products Division. After the spinout of Freescale Semiconductor from Motorola, Dave was the Silicon Technology and Microsystem Technical Competency Center manager within the Freescale Sensor and Analog Products Division. Most recently, he has been the Automotive Sensor Operations/Product Manager for the Sensor & Actuator Solutions Division within Freescale. This includes work in airbag and low-g accelerometers, engine management and tire pressure sensors, as well as the development of capacitive sensors and a gyro/combo sensor.
Dave has been active in the MEMS/MST academic community as a participant in the technical committees for the International Conference on Solid-State Sensors and Actuators (Transducers '99 in Sendai, Transducers ’03 in Boston), the Solid-State Sensors and Actuators Workshop (Hilton Head '96, '98, and ‘06), MEMS 2001, and the IMAPS Sensor Division (1995 through 2005). He was the Technical Program Chair for the Hilton Head 2010 Workshop and will be the General Chair for the Hilton Head 2012 Workshop. He has published more than 50 technical conference papers, 10 refereed journal papers, and has 12 issued patents in the MEMS/MST field.
See also: http://www.freescale.com
Mark Zdeblick, Co-Founder & Chief Technical Officer, Proteus Digital Health, Inc.
Prior to co-founding Proteus Digital Health, Mark Zdeblick served as the chief technology officer for the optical switch group at K2 Optronics. Dr. Zdeblick is also founder, director and past chief technical officer of Redwood Microsystems, developer of the world’s highest performance microfabricated valves and electro-fluidic integrated circuits. While working in Professor Calvin Quate’s engineering group at Stanford, Dr. Zdeblick co-invented the microfabricated cantilever beam with an atomically sharp tip that enabled atomic force microscopy. He holds a B.S. in civil engineering (Tau Beta Pi, Phi Eta Sigma) and a B.A. in architecture, both from the University of Illinois, and an M.S. in aeronautics and astronautics and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University. Author of over 100 issued and 350 pending patents worldwide.
See also: http://www.proteusdigitalhealth.com
Leslie Field, Consultant, Manager and Founder, SmallTech Consulting
Dr. Leslie Field is the Founder and Managing Member of SmallTech Consulting, LLC and the Founder and CEO of MEMS Insight, Inc. She also serves as a Consulting Professor in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. Leslie has a background in Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, corporate R&D, and consulting. Dr. Field, through her consulting companies, has provided consulting services to a broad spectrum of companies for technical and strategic projects since 2002. Previously, Dr. Field worked in MEMS R&D at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories/Agilent Laboratories and while there, played a key role in starting HP Labs' Micromechanics group and worked on a variety of MEMS projects and devices. Farther back, Leslie's work at Chevron Research Company resulted in improved commercial refining methods for various petroleum-based products. Dr. Field has served on conference technical program committees and as a scientific reviewer for NIH. She is an inventor on thirty-seven patents and an author on fourteen technical publications. Dr. Field earned PhD and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from UC Berkeley's Sensor & Actuator Center, and MS and BS degrees in Chemical Engineering from MIT.
See also: http://www.smalltechconsulting.com
Octavian Florescu, President, Silicon BioDevices, Inc.
Octavian Florescu, PhD, has over 10 years of experience in the semiconductor/IT industry working with DEC, GE, Nokia, Quake Technologies and Qualcomm, where he developed control systems for nuclear reactors, software for network management, high speed digital blocks for 10Gb/s and 40Gb/s Ethernet, baseband PLLs for digital timing and RF front-ends for cellular communication. He received a BS in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada, in 2004 and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, University of California, in 2010, with a minor in Molecular Cell Biology. The CMOS biosensor technology used in the BlueScreen and other Silicon BioDevices products is based on his research, done in conjunction with Prof. Boser, Prof. Beatty and Prof. Harris. Octavian was also a Vodafone Fellow from 2004-2006 and holds two US patents with several more pending. Outside of IC design and biotechnology research, his interests include Austrian economics, philosophy and downhill skiing.
See also: http://www.siliconbiodevices.com
Christine Chihfan Ho, Co-founder & Head of Technology, Imprint Energy, Inc.
Dr. Ho holds a BS, MS, and PhD in Mateirals Science and Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley where she was the lead inventor of the battery chemistry and printing process leveraged by Imprint Energy. She has extensive experience working with battery chemistries (from lithium to zinc) and has built batteries in a variety of form factors ranging from coin cells to then film to 3D micro-batteries.
See also: http://www.imprintenergy.com
|Bernhard E. Boser graduated from ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) in 1984 and received the MSEE and PhD degrees from Stanford University (1985/1988). He joined UC Berkeley in 1991 where he is Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Co-Director of BSAC. He 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 has been Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Journal of Solid State Circuits, from 2002-2004. Dr. Boser has served on the program committees of the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference, the Transducers Conference, and the VLSI Symposium. Current research interests include analog and digital circuit design and micromechanical sensors and actuators.|
See also: http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/~boser/
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|David A. Horsley (M’97) Received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, CA, in 1992, 1994, and 1998, respectively. |
He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of California, Davis, CA and has been a co-director of the Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center (BSAC) since 2005. Prior to joining the faculty at UC Davis, Professor Horsley held research and development positions at Dicon Fiberoptics, Hewlett Packard Laboratories, and Onix Microsystems. His research interests include microfabricated sensors and actuators with applications in optical MEMS, communication, displays, and physical and biological sensors.
Prof. Horsley is a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award and the UC Davis College of Engineering’s Outstanding Junior Faculty Award.
See also: http://mae.ucdavis.edu/dahorsley/
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|John M. Huggins 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.|
See also: http://www-bsac.eecs.berkeley.edu/project/list_projects_by_director.php?PersonID=1086
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|Ali Javey received a PhD in chemistry from Stanford University in 2005, and served as a Junior Fellow of Harvard Society of Fellows from 2005 to 2006. He then joined the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley where he is currently an associate professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences.|
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 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); and the Peter Verhofstadt Fellowship from the Semiconductor Research Corporation (2003).
See also: http://nano.eecs.berkeley.edu/
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|Luke P. Lee is a 2010 Ho-Am Laureate. He is Arnold and Barbara Silverman Distinguished Professor of Bioengineering at UC Berkeley, the Director of the Biomedical Institute of Global Healthcare Research & Technology (BIGHEART) and a Co-Director of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center. He was Chair Professor in Systems Nanobiology at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH, Zurich). He received his B.A. in Biophysics and Ph.D. in Applied Science & Technology: Applied Physics (major) / Bioengineering (minor) from UC Berkeley. He has more than ten years of industrial experience in integrated optoelectronics, Superconducting Quantum Interference Devices (SQUIDs), and biomagnetic assays. His 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. Prof. Lee 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. |
See also: http://biopoems.berkeley.edu
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|Dorian Liepmann received his PhD from UC San Diego in Applied Mechanics. Following ten years industrial research experience at Jet Propulsion Labs and Institute for Non-Linear Science, he joined the faculty at UC Berkeley in 1992 where he is currently Chair of the Department of Bioengineering and Professor in the Departments of Bioengineering and Mechanical Engineering, Co-Director of BSAC, Lester John and Lynne Dewar Lloyd Distinguished Professor of Bioengineering, and Vice Chair of Undergraduate Affairs. Dorian's research interests include BioMEMS, microfluid dynamics, experimental biofluid dynamics, hemodynamics associated with valvular heart disease and other cardiac and arterial flows.|
See also: http://bioeng.berkeley.edu/people/cv?facultyid=3034
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|Liwei Lin is the Chancellor's Professor and Vice Chair of Graduate Studies in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley, and a Co-Director of BSAC. He received his MS and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley in 1991 and 1993, respectively. He joined BEI Electronics from 1993 to 1994 in research and development of microsensors. From 1994 to 1996 he was an Associate Professor at the Institute of Applied Mechanics, National Taiwan University. From 1996 to 1999 he was an Assistant Professor at the Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics Department at the University of Michigan. 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 in establishing the MEMS division in ASME and is the founding Chairman of the Executive Committee and an ASME Fellow. He is a subject editor for IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems as well as the North and South America Editor for Sensors and Actuators A Physical. He holds eight US patents in the area of MEMS. His research interests are in micro/nano electromechanical systems, including design, modeling and fabrication of micro/nano structures, micro/nano sensors and micro/nano actuators.|
See also: http://www.me.berkeley.edu/faculty/lin/index.html
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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. He received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley for his work on microbioreactor systems under Professor Roger T. Howe (EECS) and Professor Jay D. Keasling (ChemE). His work led to the foundation of Microreactor Technologies, Inc. which was acquired in 2009 by Pall Corporation. From 2003 to 2007, Michel Maharbiz was an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is the co-founder of Tweedle Technologies and served as vice-president for product development at Quswami, Inc. from July 2010 to June 2011. Prof. Maharbiz was the recipient of a 2009 NSF Career Award for research into developing microfabricated interfaces for synthetic biology. Dr. Maharbiz has been a GE Scholar and an Intel IMAP Fellow. Professor Maharbiz’s current research interests include building micro/nano interfaces to cells and organisms and exploring bio-derived fabrication methods. 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 understanding developmental mechanisms as a way to engineer and fabricate machines.|
See also: http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/~maharbiz/
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|Richard S. Muller is a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at UC Berkeley and Co-Founding Director of BSAC. He earned his MS and PhD degrees in electrical engineering and physics from the California Institute of Technology. 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.|
See also: http://bsac.eecs.berkeley.edu/~muller/
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|Clark T.-C. Nguyen is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and BSAC Co-Director. He was previously 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).|
Prof. 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. In 1995 he joined the faculty of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. 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. Prof. 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, Prof. Nguyen founded Discera, Inc., a company aimed at commercializing 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.
See also: http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/~ctnguyen/
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|Albert P. Pisano holds the FANUC Chair of Mechanical Systems in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. He holds a joint appointment to the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He serves as the senior co-Director of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC), the NSF Industry-University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) running continuously since 1986.|
Professor Pisano's research interests in recent times are 1) MEMS wireless sensors for harsh environments (600 C) such as gas turbines and geothermal wells, 2) passively powered micro cooling devices for electronic chips that transport heat over 10 cm away, as well as 3) new, additive, MEMS manufacturing techniques such as low-temperature (60 C), low-pressure (1 atm) nano-printing of nanoparticle inks and polymer solutions without traces of residual layers. Other research interests and activities at UC Berkeley include MEMS for a wide variety of applications, including RF components, power generation, drug delivery, strain sensors, biosensors, micro inertial instruments, disk-drive actuators and nanowire sensors. He is the co-inventor listed on more than 20 patents in MEMS and has co-authored more than 300 archival publications. Since 1983, he has graduated over 40 Ph.D. and 75 MS students. Also, he has hosted 4 visiting industrial fellows in his lab since 2005.
Professor Pisano was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2001. A member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, he was elected to Fellow status in 2004. In 2009, he was awarded the Columbia University Thomas Egleston Medal for Distinguished Engineering Achievement by notable alumni of Columbia University.
Professor Pisano recently served as the Faculty Head of the Program Office for Operational Excellence at UC Berkley. Before this position, he served as the Acting Dean of the College of Engineering, and was Professor and Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering from 2004 to 2010. Prior to serving as Department Chair, he served as Director of the Electronics Research Laboratory, the largest organized research unit on the UC Berkeley campus with over $73 million in research funds each year.
Professor Pisano joined the University of California in 1983. He received his B.S. (1976), M.S. (1977) and Ph.D. (1981) degrees from Columbia University in the City of New York in Mechanical Engineering. 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.
From 1997 to 1999, he served as Program Manager for the MEMS Program at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, VA, where he expanded the MEMS research portfolio to 83 contracts awarded nationwide with a total MEMS research expenditure in excess of $168 million distributed over 3 fiscal years.
He is a founder in ten start-up companies in the areas of transdermal drug delivery, transvascular drug delivery, sensorized catheters, MEMS manufacturing equipment, MEMS RF devices and MEMS motion sensors. In 2008, he was named one of the 100 Notable People by the Medical Devices and Diagnostic Industry (MD&DI) Magazine.
See also: http://www.me.berkeley.edu/faculty/pisano
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|Kristofer S.J. Pister received a B.A. degree in applied physics from the University of California, San Diego, in 1982, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1989 and 1992. From 1992 to 1997 he was an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. In 1997, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley, where he is currently a Professor and Co-Director of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center. 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.|
See also: http://wsn.eecs.berkeley.edu/index.php
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|Richard M. White received his Ph.D. degree from Harvard University in Applied Physics. He conducted microwave device research at General Electric before joining the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, in 1962. He is a Founding Director of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (1986). He holds numerous U.S. patents, 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, Prof. 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. Research interests have included microwave devices, thermoelastic and ultrasonic phenomena and devices. 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.|
See also: http://www-bsac.eecs.berkeley.edu/project/list_projects_by_director.php?PersonID=705
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|Ming C. Wu is a professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences and Co-Director of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC) at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also Chief Scientist of CITRIS and Director of the Berkeley Microfabrication Laboratory.|
Prof. Wu received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1985 and 1988, respectively. 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 Nanoelectronics 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 7 book chapters, over 155 journal papers and 300 conference papers. He is the holder of 19 U.S. patents. Prof. Wu is a Fellow of IEEE, and a member of Optical Society of America. He was a Packard Foundation Fellow from 1992 to 1997. He received the 2007 Paul F. Forman Engineering Excellence Award from Optical Society of America.
See also: http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/~wu/
BSAC Researcher Speakers
Plenary Speakers for the BSAC Research Review Session
Jim Chih-Min Cheng, BSAC Postdoctoral Researcher
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 medicine and energy. Thus far, his research has focused on biologically-inspired MEMS sensors and next-generation energy storage utilizing nanocomposites. Outside of research he enjoys exploring the Bay Area, music, backpacking and swimming.
See also: http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/~chengjcm/
|Hui Fang, BSAC Researcher |
Hui received his BS from Tsinghua University (Beijing) in 2009 and his MS from the University of California, Berkeley in 2011. He is now pursuing his PhD at Berkeley working with Professor Ali Javey.
His research interests include exploring novel monolayer semiconductors and device architectures for high performance/low power consumption electronics and nanoscale doping of semiconductors. Hui enjoys unraveling new materials science mysteries and engineering out optimal devices.
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Kosuke Iwai, BSAC Researcher
M.S. 2009 -The University of Tokyo (Mechano-Informatics)
B.S. 2007 -The University of Tokyo (Mechano-Informatics)
See also: http://linlab.me.berkeley.edu/
|Mitchell Kline, BSAC Researcher |
was born in Temple, TX in 1986. Mitchell received his BS from Texas A&M University in 2008 and his MS from the University of California, Berkeley in 2010. He is continuing to pursue a PhD at Berkeley under the advisement of Professor Bernhard E. Boser.
His research interests include sensor interface circuits, MEMS inertial sensors, signal processing, and controls. He has previously worked on power electronics---specifically capacitive power transfer for contactless charging and LED lighting applications. He has completed internships at National Instruments in Austin, TX in 2007 and Intrinsity in Bee Cave, TX in 2008.
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|Matilda Yun-Ju Lai, BSAC Researcher |
received her B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, in 2006 and the M.S. degree from UC Berkeley in 2008, where she is a current Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering working with Prof. Albert P. Pisano. Her research interests include piezoelectric energy harvesters, RF MEMS resonators and harsh environment sensors.
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Chih-Ming Lin, BSAC Researcher
Chih-Ming Lin received the B.S. degree in civil engineering and the M.S. degree in applied mechanics from the National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, in 2001 and 2003, respectively. He is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering at the University of California at Berkeley. From 2004 to 2005, he was a MEMS R&D engineer at the BenQ Corporation, Hsinchu, Taiwan, where he was involved in the development of fully integrated CMOS-MEMS microfluid injecting technology for inkjet print heads. His research interests include acoustic wave devices, piezoelectric RF N/MEMS resonators, oscillators and filters, and CMOS-compatible N/MEMS technologies.
See also: http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/~cmlin
Hadi Najar, BSAC Researcher
received the B.A.Sc. and the M.A.Sc. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver in 2008 and 2010, respectively. He joined the MEMS Lab at the University of California, Davis in 2010 working under supervision of Prof. Horsley. He is currently pursuing his PhD at UC Davis.
See also: http://mae.ucdavis.edu/~memslab/index.html
Tae Joon Seok, BSAC Postdoctoral Researcher
Tae Joon Seok is a postdoctoral researcher in Prof. Ming Wu group at UC Berkeley, EECS. He received his BS degree from Seoul National University, Korea, in 2007 and Ph.D. degree from UC Berkeley in 2012 in Electrical Engineering. His research interest has been in the area of plasmonics and nano-photonics. He has authored more than ten papers in leading technical journals and conferences. He has received Samsung Scholarship for graduate research and he is an IEEE student member.
See also: http://nanophotonics.eecs.berkeley.edu/
|Lingqi Wu, BSAC Researcher |
Lingqi Wu received his B.S. and M.S. degree at Tsinghua University, Beijing, in Mechanical Engineering (2007) and Instrument Science (2009), respectively. Currently, he is a 4th year PhD student in EECS department at UC Berkeley, working with prof. Clark Nguyen. Lingqi’s research interests are high power wideband MEMS filters and channel select filters. He has won the BSAC Best Poster Award with project titled “Temperature Stable Micromechanical Resonators and Filters” in spring 2011 and the Best Presentation Award with project titled "Hollow Stems for Hihger Micromechanical Disk Resonator Quality Factor" in Fall 2012.
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