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Elad Alon, Associate 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/

Jiyoung Chang, Postdoctoral Researcher, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Jiyoung Chang received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, in 2005 and 2007. His research interests are nanofabrication, synthesis of nanostructures, and MEMS packaging.


Fabien Chraim, CTO & Co-Founder, Solfice
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 was student researcher working with Prof. Kristofer S.J. Pister at the Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center until August 2014. He is the CTO and co-founder of Solfice Research, Inc.

See also: https://solfice.com


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

Gerardo Jaramillo, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California, Davis
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.

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.

Ayden Maralani, Research Specialist, 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.


Ali Niknejad, 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
Shuvo Roy, PhD, is a bioengineer focusing on the development of medical devices to address unmet clinical needs through strong collaboration and a multidisciplinary approach.

Dr. Roy is a professor at the University of California, San Francisco in the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences (BTS), a joint department of the UCSF Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine, and is a faculty affiliate of the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3). He is the director of the Biodesign Laboratory located on the Mission Bay campus. In addition, he serves as the Technical Director of The Kidney Project and is a founding member of the UCSF Pediatric Device Consortium. He has developed and currently teaches a course on medical devices, diagnostics, and therapeutics and regularly lectures on the medical device design process to UCSF graduate students and to national and international academic and industry audiences. He is the author of more than 100 publications and co-author of three book chapters, and holds multiple patents for device developments.

Before joining UCSF in 2008, Roy co-directed the BioMEMS Laboratory in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, focusing on clinical applications of MEMS. In 1992 he earned a BS degree, magna cum laude, for triple majors in physics, mathematics, 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, he earned a PhD in electrical engineering and computer science, both from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

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. In 2012, he was presented the Rising Star Award by BayBio Pantheon, and in that same year, he received the Innovation Pathway 2.0 Award from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Most recently, he was recognized as a Fellow by the Applied Innovation Institute in 2013.

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

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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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).
See also:  http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/~boser
 


 
David A. Horsley is a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Vice Chair for Graduate Studies at the University of California, Davis and a Co-Director of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center.

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.

Professor Horsley is a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award and the UC Davis College of Engineering’s Outstanding Junior Faculty Award.

Professor Horsley received B.S. and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, CA, in 1992, 1994, and 1998 respectively.
See also:  http://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/horsley/
 


 
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 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.
See also:  http://nano.eecs.berkeley.edu
 


 
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.
See also:  http://biopoems.berkeley.edu
 


 
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.
See also:  http://bioeng.berkeley.edu/people/cv?facultyid=3034; http://LiepmannLab.squarespace.com
 


 
Liwei Lin is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley and a Co-Director of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center. 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.

Professor Lin worked with 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, the North and South America Editor for Sensors and Actuators A Physical, and Associate Editor, ASME Journal of Micro- and Nano-Manufacturing. Furthermore, Professor Lin holds 15 US patents in the area of MEMS.

He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1991 and 1993, respectively.
See also:  http://www.me.berkeley.edu/faculty/lin/index.html
 


 
Roya Maboudian is a professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and a co-Director of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center at the University of California, 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 250 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.

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.
See also:  http://cheme.berkeley.edu/people/faculty/maboudian
 


 
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.
See also:  http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/~maharbiz
 


 
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.
See also:  http://bsac.eecs.berkeley.edu/~muller
 


 
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.
See also:  http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/~ctnguyen
 


 
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).
See also:  http://wsn.eecs.berkeley.edu/index.php
 


 
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.
See also:  http://www-bsac.eecs.berkeley.edu/project/list_projects_by_director.php?PersonID=705
 


 
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.

See also:  http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Faculty/Homepages/wu.html
 

 

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