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Elad Alon, Professor, University of California, Berkeley
received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical
Engineering from Stanford University in 2001, 2002, and 2006, respectively.
In Jan. 2007, he joined the University of California at Berkeley as an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, where he is now a co-director of the Berkeley Wireless Research Center (BWRC). He has held positions at Sun Labs, Intel, AMD, Rambus, Hewlett Packard, and IBM Research, where he worked on digital, analog, and mixed-signal integrated circuits for computing, test and measurement, and high-speed communications.
Dr. Alon received the IBM Faculty Award in 2008, the 2009 Hellman Family Faculty Fund Award, the 2010 UC Berkeley Electrical Engineering Outstanding Teaching Award, and the 2010 ISSCC Jack Raper Award for Outstanding Technology Directions Paper. His research focuses on energy-efficient integrated systems, including the circuit, device, communications, and optimization techniques used to design them.
See also: http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/~elad/
Ivan K. Dimov, Visiting Instructor, Stanford University
Dr. Ivan Dimov is currently a Visiting Instructor and Siebel Scholar at the Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Institute, Stanford University School of Medicine, and a Research Scientist at the BioPOETS Lab at U.C. Berkeley. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Biomedical Engineering Department, University of Valparaiso. Dr. Dimov received his B.Eng. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from the Technical University Federico Santa Maria (UTFSM), Valparaiso Chile in 2004. He then completed his Ph.D. in Applied Physics at the Biomedical Diagnostics Institute, Dublin City University in Ireland. He is the co-founder of the Robotics Research and Development Center at UTFSM and the Center for Hospital Technologies (CTH) at the University of Valparaiso. He is also a co-founder of several start-up companies, including Bioatomatizacion and BlobCode Ltda. Both companies are based on novel technologies developed at the Robotics Center UTFSM and the University of Valparaiso. His current research includes micro total analysis systems (uTAS), microfluidics and cell-based microdevice assays. Dr. Dimov is the author of over 20 technical publications and 7 international patents.
See also: http://stemcell.stanford.edu
|Srinath Hosur, Texas Instruments |
Dr. Hosur is a Distinguished Member of the Technical staff at Texas Instruments and is leading and managing the Wireless Connectivity Systems branch in the Communications and Medical Systems Laboratory. This branch works on communication algorithms for DTV (digital TV), GPS, and other wireless connectivity (including medical); and they participate and help set TI strategy in DTV standardization. Sri joined Texas Instruments in 1995 and has worked on a number of wireless communications systems/technologies: DTV, 802.11n, MIMO OFDM, pre 802.16, fixed wireless access and WCDMA. Sri has 48 issued patents and 82 filed patents. He has published/presented over 30 papers in invited and refereed conferences/journals and has made several contributions to international standards bodies. He has chaired technical sessions at IEEE conferences and was the vice chair of the Dallas Chapter of IEEE signal processing society.
BE in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India; the ME degree in Electrical Communication Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore India and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of Minnesota.
Chenming Calvin Hu, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley
Dr. Chenming Hu has been called the Father of 3D Transistors for leading FinFET development in 1999. Intel is the first company to use FinFET in 2011 production calling it the most radical shift in semiconductor technology in over 50 years. Other companies are expected to follow. Asian American Engineer of the Year Award cited his first industry standard transistor model "used in designing IC products with cumulative sales of many hundred billion dollars". IEEE called him "Microelectronics Visionary" and noted his pioneering contributions to integrated circuit reliability in presenting him the Nishizawa Medal for "achievements critical to producing smaller yet more reliable and higher-performance integrated circuits". US Semiconductor Industry Association thanked him for research leadership for "advancement of the electronics industry and of our national economy". IEEE EDS gave him the 2011 Education Award for "distinguished contributions to education and inspiration of students, practicing engineers and future educators".
Dr. Hu is a board director of SanDisk Corp. and of the nonprofit Friends of Children with Special Needs. From 2001 to 2004 he was the Chief Technology Officer of TSMC, world's largest dedicated integrated circuits manufacturing company. He was the board chairman of the nonprofit East Bay Chinese School, Oakland, CA. and the founding chairman of Celestry Design Technologies until acquisition by Cadence Design Systems in 2002.
He has authored four books including a new textbook and 900 research papers, and has been granted over 100 US patents. He is honored with memberships in three national academies -- the US National Academy of Engineering, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Academia Sinica. He is a fellow of the IEEE and an Honorary Professor of CAS Microelectronics Institute and National Chiao Tung University. His many awards include the 2007 Andrew Grove Award for device reliability research and the 2002 Donald Pederson Award in Solid State Circuits for the BSIM standard transistor model. The 2009 SRC Aristotle Award recognized him as an influential mentor to many outstanding students. He has received UC Berkeley's highest honor for teaching -- the Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award. He is researching green tunnel transistor for ultra-low-power electronics.
Dr. Hu received his B.S. degree from National Taiwan University, which honored him with the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2011, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from UC Berkeley all in electrical engineering. He shares an interest in painting with his sons Raymond and Jason.
See also: http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Faculty/Homepages/hu.html
|Gabriel Lavella |
I recently completed my Ph.D. in the Maharbiz research group. My research primarily deals with the creation of organic/inorganic nanomachines. I received my B.S. degrees from Drexel University in both Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering in 2001. Following graduation I worked as systems engineer for PSE&G Nuclear and then as missile systems engineer for Lockheed Martin. I've received numerous accolades in industry and academia including the Presidential Fellowship at the University of Michigan, the Hess Research Award, and the Ballistic Missile Systems Excellence Award from Admiral Kathleen Paige.
Ali Niknejad, Assistant Professor, University of California, Berkeley
received the B.S.E.E. degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1994, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1997 and 2000. From 2000-2002 he worked in industry where he was involved with the design and research of CMOS RF integrated circuits and devices for wireless communication applications. Presently he is an associate professor in the EECS department at UC Berkeley. He is a co-director of the Berkeley Wireless Research Center (BWRC) and also the co-director of the BSIM Research Group. He served as an associate editor of the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits and is currently serving on the TPC for the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC). His current research interests lie within the area of RF/microwave and mm-wave integrated circuits, particularly as applied to wireless and broadband communication circuits. His interests also include device modeling and numerical techniques in electromagnetics.
See also: http://rfic.eecs.berkeley.edu/~niknejad/
Brian Otis, Assistant Professor, University of Washington
received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Washington, Seattle, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. His Ph.D. work was completed in the Berkeley Wireless Research Center (BWRC) where he worked on low power wireless chips for Prof. Jan Rabaey's PicoRadio project. He joined the faculty of the University of Washington in 2005 and is currently an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering. His primary research interests are ultra-low power RFIC design, FBAR-based clocks, and bioelectrical interface circuits and systems. He previously held positions at Intel Corp. and Agilent Technologies. He has served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems Part II. He is co-author of two books: Ultra-Low Power Wireless Technologies for Sensor Networks (2007) and Ultra Low-Power Integrated Circuit Design for Wireless Neural Interfaces (2010). Dr. Otis received the U.C. Berkeley Seven Rosen Funds award for innovation in 2003, was co-recipient of the 2002 ISSCC Jack Raper Award for an Outstanding Technology Directions Paper, received the National Science Foundation CAREER award in 2009, was co-recipient of the 2010 DAC/ISSCC Student Design Contest Award, and was awarded the University of Washington College of Engineering Junior Faculty Innovator Award in 2011.
See also: http://www.ee.washington.edu/faculty/otis_brian/
Shuvo Roy, Professor, University of California, San Francisco
is a scientist whose research is dedicated to the development of MEMS (microelectromechanical systems) technology for biomedical applications with an emphasis on implantable devices. His research is under way at the University of California, San Francisco where he is an associate professor in the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences (BTS), a joint department of the UCSF Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine, and director of the UCSF Biomedical Microdevices Laboratory. He holds the Harry Wm. and Diana V. Hind Distinguished Professorship in Pharmaceutical Sciences II in the UCSF School of Pharmacy. Dr. Roy is also a founding member of the UCSF Pediatric Consortium, which has a mission to accelerate the development of innovative devices for children's health, and a faculty affiliate of the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences. Before joining the BTS department in 2008, Dr. Roy co-directed the BioMEMS Laboratory in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH.
In 1992 he earned a BS degree, Magna Cum Laude, with General Honors for triple majors in Physics, Mathematics (Special Honors), and Computer Science from Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio. In 1995, he earned an MS in Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics and, in 2001, a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, both from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
Dr. Roy has contributed more than 85 technical publications, co-authored 3 book chapters, been awarded 16 US patents, and given more than 60 invited presentations. He is the recipient of a Top 40 under 40 award by Crain’s Cleveland Business in 1999 and the Clinical Translation Award at the 2nd Annual BioMEMS and Biomedical Nanotechnology World 2001 meeting. In 2003, Dr. Roy was selected as a recipient of the TR100, which features the world’s 100 Top Young Innovators as selected by Technology Review, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Magazine of Innovation. In 2004, he was presented with a NASA Group Achievement Award for his work on harsh environment MEMS. In 2005, Dr. Roy was named as a Who’s Who in Biotechnology by Crain’s Cleveland Business. In 2005 and 2007, he was recognized as a Cleveland Clinic Innovator. In 2009, he was nominated for the Biotechnology Industry Organization's Biotech Humanitarian Award, which is given in recognition of an individual who has used biotechnology to unlock its potential to improve the earth.
See also: http://bts.ucsf.edu/roy
Vivek Subramanian, Professor, University of California, Berkeley
received his BS in electrical engineering from Louisiana State University in 1994. He received his MS and PhD in electrical engineering, in 1996 and 1998 respectively, from Stanford University.
Dr. Subramanian co-founded Matrix Semiconductor, Inc., in 1998. Since 1998, he has been at the University of California, Berkeley, where he is currently a Professor in the Department of Electrical engineering and Computer Sciences. His research interests include advanced CMOS devices and technology and polysilicon thin film transistor technology for displays and vertical integration applications. His current research focuses on organic electronics for display, low-cost logic, and sensing applications. He has authored or co-authored more than 40 research publications and patents.
Dr. Subramanian is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and has served on the technical committee for the Device Research Conference and the International Electron Device Meeting. In 2002, he was nominated to Technology Review's list of top 100 young innovators (the TR100), ), and his work at Matrix Semiconductor was nominated to the Scientific American SA50 list for visionary technology. In 2003, he was nominated to the National Academy of Engineering's "Frontiers of Engineering", and was awarded a National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award (CAREER).
Vivek resides in Orinda, CA with his human, canine, and feline family. He enjoys woodworking, driving his electric vehicle and is an active advocate of alternative transportation solutions and animal rights. He enjoys playing touch football and squash.
See also: http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/~viveks/
AmirAli H. Talasaz, Sr. Director, Scientific Research, Illumina, Inc.
Dr. AmirAli Talasaz is currently the Senior Director of Scientific Research at Illumina, the market leading company in high-throughput genotyping and next generation sequencing. Following acquisition of Auriphex Biosciences, which he co-founded, by Illumina in 2009, he directed a new research group to exploit new technology developments to increase adoption of sequencing technology and also to facilitate translation of genomics into actual clinical practice. His multidisciplinary team consists of microfluidic, electrical and optomechanical engineers, and molecular and cell biologists.
Prior to his industrial work, he received his PhD in Electrical Engineering at Stanford and then became the leader of the technology development group at the Stanford Genome Technology Center (SGTC). His work has been published in several journals, including two papers in Proceeding of National Academy of Science (PNAS), and highlighted in Science, Nature Methods, Nature Biotechnology, Nature Review, National Cancer Institute Bulletin and Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences magazines.
See also: http://www.illumina.com
Fabien Chraim, BSAC Researcher
Fabien Chraim earned a Bachelor's degree with honors in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the American University of Beirut in 2009. He obtained an M.S. in Civil Systems Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 2010 after which, he joined the PhD program in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences. He is a student researcher working with Prof. Kristofer S.J. Pister at the Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center since January 2010.
See also: http://flea.eecs.berkeley.edu
|Michael Eggleston, BSAC Researcher |
Michael Eggleston graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor's of Science in Electrical Engineering and Physics from Iowa State University in 2009. He is currently in the Ming C. Wu group at UC Berkeley pursuing his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering.
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Thura Lin Naing, BSAC Researcher
received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from University of California, Berkeley, in 2007. He is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree in the same department under Professor Clark Nguyen and Elad Alon.
See also: http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/~thura/
Maxwell Zheng, BSAC Researcher
Maxwell Zheng is a Ph.D. student at the University of California, Berkeley performing research on photovoltaics, solar fuel generation, and grid-level energy storage. His primary focus is on low-cost, high-efficiency III-V solar cells. He recieved his B.S. from UC Berkeley in 2010, where he previously worked on graphene synthesis as an SRC undergraduate researcher.
See also: http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/~mszheng/
|Mo Li, BSAC Researcher |
received his B.S. degree in Microelectronics from Peking University in 2011. He finished his undergraduate thesis in MEMS Lab at UC Davis as an exchange student. He joined MEMS Lab in the same year under the supervision of Prof. Horsley. He is currently pursuing his PhD at UC Davis.
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|Ayden Maralani, BSAC Postdoctoral Researcher |
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.
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|Gerardo Jaramillo, BSAC Postdoctoral Researcher |
Gerardo graduated from UC Davis in 2006 with a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He joined the UCD MEMS Lab research group as a graduate student in 2006 working with Prof. Horsley. He is finishing his Ph.D from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at UC Davis.
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|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/
|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/
|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
|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/
|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
|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
|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
|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/
|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/
|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/
|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
|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
|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
|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/