Fall 2010 Conference
September 15-17

Fall 2010 IAB - Speaker Biographies

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 Bert Bruggeman, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, SVTC Technologies
Bert Bruggeman is the founder of SVTC Technologies and original architect of the Lab to Fab(TM) concept. Under Mr. Bruggeman's leadership, SVTC has become an innovative business model and a leader in the emerging area of technology commercialization services. He has also held the role of VP of Operations and General Manager for SVTC where he instilled a passion for operational excellence and a commitment to customer success.

Mr. Bruggeman brings a wealth of experience to SVTC, having held several leadership positions in the field of technology development, commercialization and operations within the semiconductor industry. His roles have included VP at MEMC and Sr. Director of Process Technology Development and Worldwide Foundry Operations at Cypress Semiconductor. Mr. Bruggeman was also the Director of Operations and Product Engineering at Silicon Light Machines, a start-up in the field of optical MEMS devices. He began his career at the IMEC R&D facility in Belgium.

Mr. Bruggeman has authored and co-authored over 20 publications in the field of process development and semiconductor operations and is a US patent holder. Mr. Bruggeman holds an MSEE from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium.

See also: http://www.svtc.com/about-svtc/management#bert


 Mei-Lin Chan, InvenSense, Inc.
Dr. Mei-Lin Chan obtained her B.Eng and M.Eng both in Mechanical Engineering from the National University of Singapore in 2000 and 2002 respectively, focusing in the characterization and testing of MEMS physical sensors (microaccelerometers and microgyroscopes). From 2002-2004, she held a research engineer appointment in the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, (IMRE) Singapore, where she was involved in the research and development of quartz biosensors and fluidic microlens. In 2010, she received her Ph.D. from the Dept. of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at the University of California, Davis, where she developed a scanometric platform that combines highly sensitive magnetic sensors with DNA microarray technology for environmental monitoring applications. Since March 2010, she has been involved in postdoctoral research work in MEMSLab at UCDavis, focusing on developing an electrostatically driven microrotary platform based on liquid bearing support. Her interests include the design, modeling, fabrication and experimental characterization of MEMS/NEMS devices.

See also: http://www.invensense.com


 Fabien Chraim, V.P. Research & Development, Civil Maps
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 in 2010, then a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences in 2014 from the University of California, Berkeley. He was student researcher working with Prof. Kristofer S.J. Pister at the Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center. He is the CTO and co-founder of Solfice Research, Inc.

See also: http://civilmaps.com


  Anita Flynn, Consultant, MicroPropulsion Corp.
Dr. Anita Flynn received BS, MS, and PhD degrees in EECS from MIT in '83, '85 and '95, respectively. From '95 to '97, she was a lecturer and postdoc in the UC Berkeley EECS Dept. Subsequently, she co-founded MicroPropulsion Corp. which conducts contracting and consulting work in robotics, electronics, and embedded software for numerous Silicon Valley companies. She spent one year as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the UC Berkeley Mechanical Engineering Dept. ('99 to '00). From 10-06 to 3-08, MicroPropulsion was one of four prime contractors in the DARPA Nano Air Vehicle program. Recently, she has been working as a Visiting Researcher in Prof. Kris Pister's Smart Dust Group at BSAC, UC Berkeley.


  Patrick Goodwill, Research Associate, University of California, Berkeley
Patrick completed his PhD ('10) in Bioengineering at UC Berkeley working on a new type of medical imaging, Magnetic Particle Imaging. He holds a BS ('01) and MS ('04) in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and he previously worked at Intel designing and debugging microprocessors.


 Denis O. Gray, Prof. & NSF Evaluator Coordinator, North Carolina State University
Denis Gray is Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor in the Psychology in the Public Interest Program, Department of Psychology, North Carolina State University. Dr. Gray's research focuses on science and technology policy issues, particularly the outcomes and implications of cooperative research centers. For the past twenty years he has led a unique, team-based and multi-faceted evaluation of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) longest-running cooperative research center program, the Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers (IUCRC). He also leads a social science research effort focused on cooperative research processes for the Center for Environmentally Responsible Solvents and Processes, a NSF Science and Technology Center. Dr. Gray has published extensively on academic science and cooperative research. His books include: Innovation U.: New university roles in a knowledge economy (co-author); Managing the industry/university cooperative research center (Battelle Press) and Technological innovation: Strategies for a new partnership (Elsevier) (senior editor). He will co-edit (with Craig Boardman) a forthcoming special issue of the Journal of Technology Transfer on cooperative research centers. Current research projects focus on the sustainability of government-funded research centers, how and why firms decide to join cooperative research centers, and the impact of cooperative research leadership roles on faculty careers and performance. A native of New York City (and former taxi cab driver), Dr. Gray received his B.S. in Psychology from Manhattan College. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Ecological/Community Psychology from Michigan State University.

See also: http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/dogray


  Stefan Heuser, VP Operations and Innovation, Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.
Prior to this role, Stefan served as chief financial officer for TTB and was responsible for strategy, performance measurement, project controlling, budgeting and managerial accounting. He was also actively involved in developing processes for start-up investments and spin-in projects, coached start-ups and developed relationships with selected venture capital companies and business angel organizations.

From 1997 to 2002, Stefan worked at Siemens Capital Corporation in New Jersey, Siemens in-house bank for North America. He held the positions of vice president, Cash Management and senior vice president, co-managing the company.

Stefan began his career with Siemens in Corporate Finance in Munich, Germany holding several challenging positions of increasing responsibility. During this time, he was a consultant in the area of Cash Management and Treasury, and a member of the EURO Working Group at Siemens which was a vanguard of European companies in the implementation of the EURO. As Treasury consultant and Treasury System implementation manager, Stefan was part of the implementation team for Siemens first global treasury system. He was responsible for the setup of this system at the treasury subsidiaries in New York (Siemens Capital Corporation) and Hong Kong (Siemens Finance Asia).

Stefan is a member of The Angel Forum (TAF) in Silicon Valley, California, and a member of Financial Executive International (FEI). He is also a board member of the German School of the East Bay (GSEB) in Oakland, California.

Stefan graduated in 1991 with a Masters Degree in Economics and Business Administration from the Ludwig-Maximillian University in Munich.


 Christopher W. Hogue, Instructor, Choate Rosemary Hall
Christopher is from Columbus, Ohio. He attended UC Berkeley for both undergraduate and graduate school. Awarded the prestigious 4-year William and Mary Drake full undergraduate scholarship, as well as the 5-year Berkeley Fellowship for Graduate Study.

He taught extensively in the Physics Department at UC Berkeley, as well as additional courses in the Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics Departments (the latter via UC Berkeley's Summer Bridge Program for underrepresented minority students). He was a recipient of the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award.

B.S. (Mechanical Engineering) in 2003
M.S. (Mechanical Engineering) in 2008
Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering) in 2011

See also: http://www.choate.edu


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

See also: http://www-bsac.eecs.berkeley.edu/project/list_projects_by_director.php?PersonID=1086


 Rehan R. Kapadia, Assistant Professor, University of Southern California
Rehan received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Texas, Austin in 2008. After receiving his degree, he started at UC Berkeley and joined the Javey Research Group. He is currently exploring the potential of compound semiconductor-on-insulator (XOI) devices based on InAs as the active channel material through device fabrication, characterization and modeling.

See also: http://ee.usc.edu/faculty_staff/faculty_directory/kapadia.htm


 Mitchell Kline, Sensing Hardware Engineer, Chirp Microsystems
Dr. Kline joined Chirp Microsystems in 2016. His research interests include sensor interface circuits, MEMS inertial sensors, signal processing, and controls. He previously worked on power electronics, specifically capacitive power transfer for contactless charging and LED lighting applications. He was an intern at National Instruments in Austin, Texas in 2007 and Intrinsity in Bee Cave, Texas in 2008.
He received his PhD and worked as a postdoctoral researcher at UC Berkeley until 2014, advised by Prof. Bernhard E. Boser. He received his BS from Texas A&M University in 2008 and his MS from the UC Berkeley in 2010. Mitchell was born in Temple, TX in 1986.

See also: http://www.chirpmicro.com


  Vedavalli Krishnan, BSAC Researcher
Vedavalli Krishnan received her MSEE from Univ. of Washington and BS-MATH, BSEE from I.I.T Madras. She is a EE Ph.D candidate at UC Berkeley and is advised by Prof. Maharbiz. During the prior 30 years, she lead research , standards making and global product development in medical, communication and consumer electronics fields. Her current research focus is on micro power which she plans to apply to mobile devices and to extend to renewable energy.

See also: /directory/zoom.php?PersonID=1249920202


  Peter Ledochowitsch
- Social Service as a paramedic for the German Red Cross (2002 - 2003)
- Diploma Student in Physics at the University of Goettingen (2003 - 08/2008)
- Education Abroad Program at UC Santa Barbara (09/2006 - 06/2007)
- Visiting Researcher in Prof. Alan Heeger"s Lab (01/2007 - 04/2008) at CPOS, UCSB
- Academic appointment as "Junior Specialist" at CPOS, UCSB (07/2007 - 04/2008)
- Visiting Researcher in Prof. Heeger's Lab (08/2008 - 04/2008)
- PhD candidate in the Maharbiz lab; member of the joint graduate group in bioengineering (JGGB) at UC Berkeley and UCSF (08/2008 - Present)


 Wei-Chang Li, MEMS Design Engineer, mCube, Inc.
Wei-Chang Li received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in EE from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, in 2003 and 2005, respectively, and the Ph.D. in EECS from Berkeley in 2015.

See also: http://www.mcubemems.com


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

See also: http://www.memsindustrygroup.org


 Ankur Mehta, Assistant Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
Prof. Ankur Mehta is an assistant professor in the Electrical Engineering department of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science at UCLA. Pushing towards his visions of a future filled with robots, his research interests involve printable robotics, rapid design and fabrication, control systems, and wireless sensor networks. His research has also included autonomous vehicle control, small autonomous aerial robots and rockets, and micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS).
Prof. Mehta has received best paper awards in the 2015 IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine and the 2014 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, and was named a UCLA Samueli Fellow in 2015.

See also: http://www.ee.ucla.edu/ankur-mehta


 Takeo Oita, Fellow, University of Tokyo
Oita-san is currently a Fellow of Nihon Dempa Kogyo Co., Ltd. (NDK), and has responsibility for the Advanced Technology Research and Development Center, R&D of OCXO, TCXO, VCXO, SAW Filter, Bio Sensor/Wireless Systems at NDK.

Through 40 years dedicated work at NDK, supported with unique valuable experiences in Europe and in the United States, his expertise covers vibration theory, fabrication techniques, analytics and evaluation techniques of Quartz crystals, piezo-materials and alloy metals, as well as silicone resonators for oscillators, filters and sensors. He has also worked for telecommunication industries on microwave and millimeter wave theory and techniques for antennas, VCOs, filters, and PLL synthesis.

His current research interests are in the design and modeling of MEMS resonators/filters/sensors in all materials, thin film fabrication technology with semiconductors, wafer-level fabrication processing of MEMS devices, and high precision clocks such as chip scale atomic clocks.

He is a member of the IEEE UFFC, MTT, ISSC, VTS and CPMT Societies, IEEJ (Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan) – Sensors and Micromachines, and JIEP (Japan Institute of Electronics Packaging).

He is serving as IEEE UFFC IUS 2010 TPC Group 2, IEEE IFCS 2011 TPC Group 2, IEEE MTT-S MTT-2 Speaker Bureau, and IEEJ Group E Administrative Committee. He will start to serve as an IEEE UFFC FCS Administrative Committee from January 2011.

See also: http://www.ndk.com/en/index.cfm


  John M. Parsey
Dr. Parsey, Senior Staff Scientist, ON Semiconductor
Research interests: MEMS, III-V materials and devices, SOI materials, high speed high voltage silicon power devices.
Publications: more than 65 reviewed papers, 3 book chapters on gallium arsenide materials and device fabrication, contributor to two reference works on gallium arsenide materials. Presentations: American Physical Society, Electronic Materials Conferences, The Electrochemical Society meetings, specialty conferences on III-V materials, the Materials Research Society conferences, and other venues.
Patents: 8 issued in the areas of MEMS, semiconductors and metallization, 3 patents pending.
Past professional activities: conference organizer, conference proceedings editor, associate editor for Journal of Electronic Materials, contributing editor to the Journal of Metals, finance chair for TMS-EMPMD, Financial Planning Officer for TMS 2003-2006. SEMI standards committee chair for the gallium arsenide standards group.
Education: BS in electrical engineering, Michigan State University, SM and Ph.D in Materials Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Minor in Management Information Systems, A.P. Sloan School of Management.
Previous employment: National Semiconductor, AT&T Bell Laboratories Murray Hill, Bandgap Technology, Motorola SPS, International Rectifier.


 Shao Ning Pei, Senior Consumable Design Engineer, Berkeley Lights, Inc.
Shao Ning Pei received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 2009, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2011 and 2015, respectively.

See also: http://www.berkeleylights.com


 Jan M. Rabaey, Professor, University of California, Berkeley
Jan Rabaey received his Ph.D degree in applied sciences from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. After being connected to UC Berkeley as a Visiting Research Engineer, he was a research manager at IMEC, Belgium. In 1987, he joined the faculty of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department of the University of California, Berkeley, where he now holds the Donald O. Pederson Distinguished Professorship. From 1999 until 2002, he served as the Associate Chair of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) Department of UC Berkeley. He is currently the scientific co-director of the Berkeley Wireless Research Center (BWRC), as well as the director of the MARCO GigaScale Systems Research Center (GSRC).

He is the recipient of a wide range of awards, amongst which IEEE Fellow, the 2008 IEEE CAS Society Mac Van Valkenburg Award, and the 2009 European Design Automation Association (EDAA) Lifetime Achievement award.

Prof. Rabaey serves on the technical advisory board of a range of companies and research institutes focused in the areas of design automation, semiconductor intellectual property and wireless systems.

His research interests include the conception and implementation of next-generation integrated wireless systems.

See also: https://bwrc.eecs.berkeley.edu/user/jan-rabaey?destination=user/1052


 Joseph Seeger, Director of MEMS Development, InvenSense, Inc.
Joe Seeger is a co-founder of InvenSense and their Director of MEMS Development. He is responsible for the design and development of MEMS sensors for motion processing. He led the design of the world’s first high-volume, dual-axis MEMS gyroscope, which is used in the Nintendo Wii MotionPlus™ and has shipped over 80 million units.

He has over 14 years of MEMS and gyroscope design experience, including his graduate research at the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC) in both MEMS gyroscopes and circuits for control of electrostatic actuators.

Mr. Seeger received his Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan and his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. He currently has over 15 patents issued and pending.

See also: http://www.invensense.com


 Tammi Smorynski, Director, Intel Capital
Tammi joined Intel Capital in 2000. Prior to Intel Capital, Tammi was with J.P. Morgan & Co., focused on leveraged buyout transactions and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to that, she was an Audit Officer at J.P. Morgan & Co. covering a diverse set of investment banking operations from derivatives trading to global custody. She passed the CPA Exam in 1991. Tammi is board observer of Crossbow, Gainspan, Impinj, RF Code, and has invested in and managed exit for Navini Networks (acquired by Cisco). Tammi earned an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA and a bachelor's degree in Accounting/International Management from Georgetown University.

FOCUS AREA: RFID, Sensors, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Robotics, MEMS, and Micro Power Harvesting

See also: http://www.intel.com/capital/bio/index.htm?imid=66


 Kuniharu Takei, Assistant Professor, Osaka Prefecture University
Kuniharu received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan, in 2009. In April 2009 he joined Prof. Javey's group at UC Berkeley as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, with a joint appointment to the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. His research interests are in nano materials and devices with different types of substrates, such as Si, flexible plastic, etc.

See also: https://sites.google.com/site/kuniharutakei


  Gabriele Vigevani, MEMS Design Engineer, Analog Devices, Inc.
Gabriele received the B.S. and Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano in 2004. He developed his final project at the Technion of Haifa on a multi DOF micro scanning mirror. From 2004 to 2006 he worked at the EATON Automotive (Torino) in the Advanced Valve Train Development. In 2006 he started his PhD at Berkeley where he joined Prof. Pisano's research group. Current research topic focuses on Aluminum Nitride for Inertial Sensors and RF-MEMS.


 Thomas Watteyne, Inria
Thomas worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center, University of California in Berkeley, working in Prof. Kristofer S.J. Pister's team. He has initiated OpenWSN, an open-source initiative to promote the use of fully standards-based protocol stacks in M2M applications. From October 2005 to September 2008, he was a research engineer at France Telecom R&D/Orange Labs working on energy efficiency and self-organizing for wireless multihop networks, together with the CITI Laboratory, France. At that time, he has also been a member of the Student Activity and Award and Recognitions Committees, while serving as the Electronic Communications Coordinator of IEEE Region 8 (Europe, Africa, Middle-East and Russia). He obtained his PhD in Computer Science (2008) and MSc in Telecommunications (2005) from INSA Lyon, France. He has published several journal and conference papers, holds two patents, has contributed to three books, has given several international short-courses, and participated in standardization activities. He has been TPC member and member of the organizing committee of various conferences. He is reviewer for numerous IEEE and non-IEEE journals and a Member of the IEEE.

See also: http://twatteyne.wordpress.com


 Richard P. Welle, Chief Technology Officer, Phasiks, Inc.
Richard Welle serves as Chief Technology Officer at Phasiks where he has led the development of the concept of thermally-actuated multi-functional microfluidic systems from the initial idea for a leak-tight MEMS valve into a full set of microfluidic fluid handling functions capable of providing valving, pumping, mixing, separations, fluid storage, and precise thermal control in a disposable microfluidic package.

Prior to his involvement with Phasiks, he has worked primarily in aerospace engineering, with research focused on optics, fluid mechanics, and thermodynamics, with a particular emphasis on space system and launch vehicle performance and reliability. Other research interests include ultrasonics, cryogenics, laser-materials interactions, electric propulsion, identification taggants, and solar energy.

He earned his doctorate in Aerospace Engineering from The University of Southern California in 1998, and has taught experimental fluid mechanics in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at UCLA. He has over 35 journal and conference publications, has received awards for his research in fluid mechanics and thermoelectrics, and has 15 issued patents and 7 pending applications.

See also: http://phasiks.com


  Qin Zhou, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California, Berkeley
Qin is expected to graduate in 2011. His graduate study is mainly focused on miniaturizing the conventional chemical vapor deposition system and the characterization of the synthesized nanomaterials by Micro-CVD.

BSAC Directors

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

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

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

Ali Javey is a professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley and a Co-Director of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center. He is also a faculty scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory where he serves as the program leader of Electronic Materials (E-Mat). He is an associate editor of ACS Nano and the Bay Area PV Consortium (BAPVC).
Professor Javey’s research interests encompass the fields of chemistry, materials science and electrical engineering. His work focuses on the integration of nanoscale electronic materials for various technological applications, including novel nano-electronics, flexible circuits and sensors, and energy generation and harvesting.
For his contributions to the field, he has received a number of awards, including the APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (2011); IEEE Nanotechnology Early Career Award (2010); Alfred P. Sloan Fellow (2010); Mohr Davidow Ventures Innovators Award (2010); National Academy of Sciences Award for Initiatives in Research (2009); Technology Review TR35 (2009); NSF Early CAREER Award (2008); U.S. Frontiers of Engineering by National Academy of Engineering (2008).
Professor Javey received his Ph.D. degree in chemistry from Stanford University in 2005, and served as a Junior Fellow of Harvard Society of Fellows from 2005 to 2006.
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.
Prior to joining BSAC, Professor Lee was the Chair Professor in Systems Nanobiology at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH, Zurich) and has more than ten years of industrial experience in integrated optoelectronics, Superconducting Quantum Interference Devices (SQUIDs), and biomagnetic assays.
Professor Lee is a 2010 Ho-Am Laureate and has authored and co-authored over 250 papers on bionanophotonics, microfluidics, single cell biology, quantitative biomedicine, molecular diagnostics, optofluidics, BioMEMS, biosensors, SQUIDs, SERS, and nanogap junction biosensor for label-free biomolecule detection.
Professor Lee received his B.A. degree in Biophysics and his Ph.D. degree in Applied Science & Technology: Applied Physics (major) / Bioengineering (minor) from the University of California, Berkeley.
See also:  http://biopoems.berkeley.edu

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

Liwei Lin is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the James Marshall Wells Academic Chair, and a Co-Director of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center.
Professor Lin's research interests include design, modeling, and fabrication of micro/nano structures, sensors, actuators, and mechanical issues in micro/nano systems which includes heat transfer, solid/fluid mechanics, and dynamics.
Professor Lin is the recipient of the 1998 NSF CAREER Award for research in MEMS Packaging and the 1999 ASME Journal of Heat Transfer best paper award for his work on micro scale bubble formation. He led the effort to establish the MEMS division in ASME and served as the founding Chairman of the Executive Committee from 2004-2005. He is an ASME Fellow and has 20 issued US patents in the area of MEMS. He was the general co-chair of the 24th international conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems at Cancun, Mexico. Currently, he serves as a subject editor for the IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems and the North and South America Editor of Sensors and Actuators -- A Physical.
Professor Lin received his Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1993.
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 UC Berkeley. She is currently serving as editor to the IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems (JMEMS), as associate editor to IEEE/SPIE Journal on Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS and MOEMS (JM3), and as advisory board member to ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces (AMI).
Professor Maboudian's research interest is in the surface/interface and materials science and engineering of micro/nanosystems, with applications in harsh-environment sensing, health and environmental monitoring, and energy technologies.
Professor Maboudian has co-authored over 260 papers in peer-reviewed archival journals. She is the recipient of several awards, including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from the White House, NSF Young Investigator award, and the Beckman Young Investigator award. She is a Fellow of the American Vacuum Society.
Prof. Maboudian received her B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Applied Physics from the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.
See also:  https://maboudianlab.berkeley.edu/

Michel M. Maharbiz is a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley and a Co-Director of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center.
Professor Maharbiz's research interests include building micro/nano interfaces to cells and organisms and exploring bio-deprived fabrication methods. Michel’s long term goal is to understand developmental mechanisms as a way to engineer and fabricate machines.
Prior to joining the faculty at UC Berkeley, Professor Maharbiz’s work on microbioreactor systems under Professor Roger T. Howe (EECS) and Professor Jay D. Keasling (ChemE) led to the foundation of Microreactor Technologies, Inc., which was acquired by Pall Corporation in 2009. He is the co-founder of Tweedle Technologies and served as Vice President of Product Development at Quswami, Inc. from July 2010 to June 2011.
Professor Maharbiz was the recipient of a 2009 NSF Career Award for research into developing microfabricated interfaces for synthetic biology. In 2013, he received an Excellence in Engineering Education Award from National Instruments. He has been a GE Scholar and an Intel IMAP Fellow. His group is also known for developing the world’s first remotely radio-controlled cyborg beetles. This was named one of the top ten emerging technologies of 2009 by MIT’s Technology Review (TR10) and was in Time Magazine’s Top 50 Inventions of 2009.
Professor Maharbiz received his Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
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 in the Department of Electrical Engineering and a Co-Director of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center.
Professor Nguyen's research interests include integrated vibrating micromechanical signal processors and sensors, merged circuit/micromechanical technologies, RF communication architectures, and integrated circuit design and technology.
Prior to joining the faculty at UC Berkeley, Professor Nguyen was a professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Michigan and a DARPA Program Manager in the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO). He managed many DARPA programs including Micro Power Generation (MPG), Chip-Scale Atomic Clock (CSAC), MEMS Exchange (MX), Harsh Environment Robust Micromechanical Technology (HERMiT), Micro Gas Analyzers (MGA), Radio Isotope Micropower Sources (RIMS), RF MEMS Improvement (RFMIP), Navigation-Grade Integrated Micro Gyroscope (NGIMG) and Micro Cryogenic Coolers (MCC).
Professor Nguyen and his students have garnered numerous Best Paper Awards at prestigious conferences including the 1998 and 2003 IEEE International Electron Devices Meetings, the 2004 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium, the 2004 DARPA Tech Conference, and the 2004 IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference. In 2001, Professor Nguyen founded Discera, Inc., a company established to commercialize communication products based upon MEMS technology, with an initial focus on the vibrating micromechanical resonators pioneered by his research in prior years. He served as Vice President and Acting Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Discera from 2001 to mid-2002. Professor Nguyen is the recipient of the 2017 IEEE Robert Bosch Micro and Nano Electro Mechanical Systems Award.
Professor Nguyen received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1989, 1991, and 1994, respectively.
See also:  https://www2.eecs.berkeley.edu/Faculty/Homepages/ctnguyen.html

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

Richard M. White is a professor emeritus in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences and a Co-Founding Director of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center.
Professor White's research interests include wireless microsensors, energy scavenging devices for use in electric power systems, and portable particulate matter monitors for measuring concentrations of airborne aerosols and diesel exhaust particulates.
Prior to joining the faculty at UC Berkeley, Professor White conducted microwave device research at General Electric. Professor White also holds numerous U.S. patents and has co-authored texts and reference books on Solar Cells (1983), Acoustic Wave Sensors (1997), and Electronics (2001). In addition to the 2003 Rayleigh Award of the IEEE for seminal contributions to surface acoustic wave technology, Professor White is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the IEEE and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and is the recipient of many academic awards including the IEEE Cledo Brunetti Award (1986), U.C. Berkeley Chancellor's Professorship, and the 2003 U.C. Berkeley Community Service citation award. In 2013, Professor White was a co-recipient of the IEEE/RSE/Wolfson, James Clerk Maxwell Award with Professor Richard Muller.
Professor White received his Ph.D. degree from Harvard University in Applied Physics in 1956.
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 at the University of California, Berkeley, a Co-Director of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center, and the Faculty Director of UC Berkeley Marvell Nanolab.
Professor's Wu research interests include MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems), MOEMS, semiconductor optoelectronics, nanophotonics, and biophotonics.
Prior to joining the faculty at UC Berkeley, Professor Wu was a Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey. From 1992 to 2004, he was a professor in the Electrical Engineering department at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he also served as Vice Chair for Industrial Affiliate Program and Director of Nano-electronics Research Facility.
Professor Wu has published 8 book chapters, over 200 journal papers and 300 conference papers. He is the holder of 22 U.S. patents. Professor Wu is a Fellow of IEEE and was a Packard Foundation Fellow (1992-1997). He received the 2007 Paul F. Forman Engineering Excellence Award from Optical Society of America.
Professor Wu received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1986 and 1988, respectively.
See also:  http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Faculty/Homepages/wu.html




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