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Francesco Borrelli Francesco Borrelli received the `Laurea' degree in computer science engineering in 1998 from the University of Naples `Federico II', Italy. In 2002 he received the PhD from the Automatic Control Laboratory at ETH-Zurich, Switzerland. He has been a contract Assistant Professor at the Aerospace and Mechanics Department at the University of Minnesota, USA and an Assistant Professor at the `Universita' del Sannio', Benevento, Italy. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of California at Berkeley, USA. He is author of the book Constrained Optimal Control of Linear and Hybrid Systems published by Springer Verlag and the winner of the `Innovation Prize 2004' from the ElectroSwiss Foundation. His research interests include constrained optimal control, model predictive control, robust control, parametric programming and automotive applications of automatic control.

Reinhold Achatz Following his completion of electrical engineering studies at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Reinhold Achatz joined Siemens Automation in 1980 as a software engineer. He held numerous management positions, including Head of Development for Industrial Automation Systems (SIMATIC) and then simultaneously named Division President for the A&D Systems and Software Division in 1998. In 2000, he joined Siemens Energy and Automation as Vice President and served as a member of the Executive Committee of SE&A. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, he was responsible for Siemens’ US Industrial Automation and Software business.

Mr. Achatz was appointed Vice President for Software and Engineering at Siemens Corporate
Technology in Munich in 2002 with the responsibility of the Siemens’ Software and
Engineering Strategy and for the Siemens’ worldwide Software Initiative, which contributes significantly to the Siemens’ software strategy. In 2000, he joined Siemens Energy and Automation as Vice President and served as a member of the Executive Committee of SE&A. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, he was responsible for Siemens’ US Industrial Automation and Software business.

In October 2006 Mr. Achatz was appointed Corporate Vice President of Corporate Technology, as well as Head of Siemens Corporate Research and Technologies. Currently, he is responsible for the global research activities of Siemens in the area of Materials & Microsystems, Power & Sensor Systems, Production Processes, Information & Communications and Software & Engineering.



Elad Alon He 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, and the 2010 UC Berkeley Electrical Engineering Outstanding Teaching Award. His research focuses on energy-efficient integrated systems, including the circuit, device, communications, and optimization techniques used to design them.

Lisa Alvarez-Cohen Professor Alvarez-Cohen teaches undergraduate courses in environmental engineering and environmental microbiology and a graduate course in hazardous and industrial waste management. Her research interests are on the microbial degradation of environmental contaminants in natural and engineered systems with application to innovative hazardous waste treatment technologies and groundwater remediation.
Professor Alvarez-Cohen recently co-authored a textbook entitled Environmental Engineering Science, available from John Wiley and Sons. Alvarez-Cohen, along with Prof. Bill Nazaroff, developed this text through using experience from teaching CE 111, a junior-level undergraduate environmental engineering class at UC Berkeley.

Murat Arcak I joined the faculty at Berkeley in 2008. Previously I was an Assistant Professor (2001-2006) and an Associate Professor (2006-2008) at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York. I received a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey (in 1996) and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Santa Barbara (in 1997 and 2000, respectively).

My research is in nonlinear systems theory and applications. I currently focus on distributed control for networks of dynamic systems and exploit structural properties to overcome the limitations of nonlinear techniques when applied to complex network models. Among the paradigms that motivate this line of research are biological networks, power systems, communication networks, and cooperative robotics.

I received a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation in 2003, the Donald P. Eckman Award from the American Automatic Control Council in 2006, and the SIAG/CST Prize from the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics in 2007.

Edward Arens is Professor of Architecture at UC Berkeley. He is Director of the Center for Environmental Design Research, which assists faculty, students, and others interested in research focusing on the design and planning of the built environment. Professor Arens is also Director of the Center for the Built Environment.
Professor Arens received his Ph.D. in Architectural Science in 1972 from the University of Edinburgh, UK, and also holds a BA in architectural history and masters degrees in Forestry and Urban Studies from Yale University. Prof. Arens started UC's Building Science Laboratory in 1980 after heading the Architectural Research Section at the National Bureau of Standards. His research interests are in building design and operation for comfort and energy conservation, building aerodynamics, and innovative building mechanical systems and controls. He is active in technical and standards committees of ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) and ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers), and is a member of ASES (American Solar Energy Society), SBSE (Society of Building Science Educators), IFMA (International Facilities Management Association), and IDRC (International Development Research Council).


Adam Arkin is a professor of bioengineering and chemistry and a Howard Hughes Medical Investigator, Arkin, at age 37, is in his own words “a relatively young upstart.” His achievements include being named “Young Innovator” by Technology Review in 1999 and winning a remarkable $36 million Department of Energy grant in 2002. His group develops
computer programs that model and predict the behavior of cells and microbes, and his unconventional methods have garnered both praise and criticism from the scientific community.

Dr. Arkin is also Associate Professor of Bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley; Adjunct Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco; Faculty Scientist in the Physical Biosciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; and Director of the Virtual Institute for Microbial Stress and Survival. He received his Ph.D. degree in physical chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He then pursued postdoctoral studies at Stanford University in chemistry with John Ross and in developmental biology with Harley McAdams and Lucy Shapiro. Dr. Arkin was recently elected a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology.



David Auslander is a Professor of the Graduate School, Mechanical Engineering Department, University of California at Berkeley. He has also served as Associate Dean and Acting Dean of the College of Engineering. He has interests in dynamic systems and control. His research and teaching interests include mechatronics and real time software, bioengineering, and mechanical control. Dave is a Registered Professional Engineer. He consults in industrial servo control systems and other control and computer applications. He is co-founder and senior technical consultant to Berkeley Process Control. Dave's undergraduate studies were at the Cooper Union and his graduate studies were at MIT, both in Mechanical Engineering. He has been awarded the Levy Medal from the Franklin institute (twice), the Education Award of the Dynamic Systems and Control Division of ASME, the Education Award of the American Automatic Control Council, the Control Practice Award of the Dynamic Systems and Control Division of ASME, the Donald P.Eckman Award of the Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society, and is a Fellow of the ASME. He has a longstanding association with the Dynamic Systems and Control Division of ASME including past service as its chair and as the editor of the Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control.

Nitash Balsara Professor; Faculty Associate Scientist, LBNL; Ph.D. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1988); National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award (1994); Sigma Xi Distinguished Faculty Research Award, Polytechnic University (1995); 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award, (1996); Engineer of the Year, American Institute of Engineers of Indian Origin (1997); John H. Dillon Medal, American Physical Society Award for Polymer Physics (1997) Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award (1998); Hendrick C. Van Ness Lectureship, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1998); Fellow of the American Physical Society, 2000

Alex Bayen Received the Engineering Degree in applied mathematics from the Ecole Polytechnique, France, in July 1998, the M.S. degree in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford University in June 1999, and the Ph.D. in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford University in December 2003. He was a Visiting Researcher at NASA Ames Research Center from 2000 to 2003. Between January 2004 and December 2004, he worked as the Research Director of the Autonomous Navigation Laboratory at the Laboratoire de Recherches Balistiques et Aerodynamiques, (Ministere de la Defense, Vernon, France), where he holds the rank of Major. He has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Envinronmental Engineering at UC Berkeley since January 2005

Dr Carolyn Ruth Bertozzi is the T.Z. and Irmgard Chu Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley, an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Director of the Molecular Foundry, a nanoscience institute at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. She completed her undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Harvard University in 1988 and her Ph.D. in Chemistry from UC Berkeley in 1993. After completing postdoctoral work at UCSF in the field of cellular immunology, she joined the UC Berkeley faculty in 1996.
Prof. Bertozzi’s research interests span the disciplines of chemistry and biology with an emphasis on studies of cell surface glycosylation pertinent to disease states. Her lab focuses on profiling changes in cell surface glycosylation associated with cancer, inflammation and bacterial infection, and exploiting this information for development of diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. In addition, her group develops nanoscience-based technologies for probing cell function and for medical diagnostics. Honors and Awards: Ernst Schering Prize (2007); Elected member of the National Academy of Sciences (2005); T.Z. and Irmgard Chu Distinguished Professorship in Chemistry (2005); Havinga Medal, Univ. Leiden (2005); Iota Sigma Pi Agnes Fay Morgan Research Award (2004); Elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2003); Irving Sigal Young Investigator Award of the Protein Society (2002); Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2002); Donald Sterling Noyce Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (2001); UC Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award (2001); ACS Award in Pure Chemistry (2001); Merck Academic Development Program Award (2000); UC Berkeley Department of Chemistry Teaching Award (2000); Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering (PECASE) (2000); MacArthur Foundation Award (1999); Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award (1999); Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award (ACS) (1999); Joel H. Hildebrand Chair in Chemistry (1998-2000); Beckman Young Investigator Award (1998); Prytanean Faculty Award (1998); Glaxo Wellcome Scholar (1998); Research Corporation Research Innovation Award (1998); Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award (1998); Horace S. Isbell Award in Carbohydrate Chemistry (ACS) (1997); Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow (1997); Burroughs Wellcome New Investigator Award in Pharmacology (1997); Pew Scholars Award in the Biomedical Sciences (1996); Exxon Education Fund Young Investigator Award (1996); Camille and Henry Dreyfus New Faculty Award (1995); Bruce Mahan Teaching Award (1992); Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Awards (1989, 1990); Thomas T. Hoopes Undergraduate Thesis Prize (1988); New England American Institute of Chemists Award (1988); Danforth Teaching Award (1987); Phi Beta Kappa (1987)


Francesco Borrelli Francesco Borrelli received the `Laurea' degree in computer science engineering in 1998 from the University of Naples `Federico II', Italy. In 2002 he received the PhD from the Automatic Control Laboratory at ETH-Zurich, Switzerland. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of California at Berkeley, USA. He is the author of more than fifty publications and in the field of predictive control.

His research interests include model predictive control, distributed and robust constrained control, automotive control systems, and energy efficient building control systems.


Bernhard Boser Graduated from ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) in 1984 and received the MSEE & PhD degrees from Stanford University (1985/1988). He joined UC Berkeley in 1991 where he is Professor of Electrical Engineering & 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.

Tom Budinger Joined the UC Berkeley Faculty in 1976. His research interests surround Medical imaging instrumentation and data analysis methods development are the main focus of research from the standpoints of innovations and new techniques.Human physiology investigations using tools of imaging and wireless biomonitoring is a secondary focus

Duncan Callaway Duncan Callaway received his PhD in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from Cornell University in 2001 and subsequently held an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy at the University of California, Davis. He then spent 4 years working in the energy industry in senior engineering positions, first at Davis Energy Group and later at PowerLight Corporation. He was a member of the research faculty of the Center for Sustainable Systems at the University of Michigan from 2006-2009. He joined ERG as an assistant professor in the fall of 2009, and he also holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Berkeley.

Dr. Callaway’s teaching focuses on power systems and energy efficiency. His research can be categorized in three areas: modeling and control of aggregated storage devices; power management; and system analysis of energy technologies and their impact. His research involves the use of a variety of methods, including stochastic modeling, system identification, dynamics and control, and spatial analysis. In general, his work focuses on improving energy efficiency and renewable resource utilization through novel energy system configuration and control strategies. Some of the specific application areas he works on include wind energy, demand response and load control, and plug-in electric vehicles.


Paul Camuti Paul Camuti is President and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Corporate Research, Inc. (SCR). Paul is also responsible for Siemens Technology-to- Business Center located in Berkeley, CA.
SCR is one of several Siemens Corporate Technology research and development centers worldwide. Since it was founded in 1977, it has helped pioneer a broad range of advancements in major industries, delivering innovations to the Siemens global family of operating companies as well as government agencies, academic institutions, and other organizations. SCR has over 225 scientists and engineers focused on researching and developing emerging technologies in areas such as imaging and visualization, software engineering, decision science, and automation and control. Launched in 1999 as an SCR subsidiary, Siemens Technology-to-Business Center is chartered with discovering and launching emerging technologies into profitable businesses.
Before joining SCR, Paul headed the Chemical & Pharmaceutical Industry business for Siemens Energy & Automation Inc. He was responsible for the sales, marketing and industry planning for Siemens industrial products and solutions targeting the chemical and life sciences markets in North America.
Paul Camuti has been with Siemens for 15 years. From 1995-2002 he led the Process Automation Systems business and founded the Industrial Software business for Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc. headquartered in Princeton, N.J. Mr. Camuti is a graduate of Lehigh University.


Van Carey Received his B.S. from Cornell University in 1974, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1976 and 1981, respectively. He joined the faculty at UC Berkeley in 1982.
Prof. Carey’s research interests include the non-equilibrium thermodynamics of phase change phenomena; statistical thermodynamics; computer aided thermal design; thermodynamic analysis of green design and manufacturing strategies; thermal control of electronics and micromechanical system components, and exergy analysis of thermal management systems. He received the 2004 James Harry Potter Gold Medalist by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.



Doug Clark has done extensive research in the field of biochemical engineering, with particular emphasis on enzyme technology and bioactive materials, extremophiles and extremophilic enzymes, cell culture and metabolic flux analysis. Specific topics of current interest include biocatalysis in novel environments, e.g., nonaqueous media, combinatorial biocatalysis for the synthesis of new bioactive compounds, the cultivation and genomics of thermophiles and barophiles, and the metabolic effects of anticancer agents in breast-cancer cells.
Professor; B.S., University of Vermont (1979); Ph.D., California Institute of Technology (1983); Presidential Young Investigator Award (1986); Most Appreciated Faculty Member, AIChE Student Chapter, University of California, Berkeley (1995); Fellow, American Institute of Medical and Biomedical Engineers (1995); Amgen Award in Biochemical Engineering (2003); International Enzyme Engineering Award (2003); Food, Pharmaceutical & Bioengineering Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (2003); Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (2003); NorCal Chemical Engineering Excellence Award — Industrial Research (2004); Department of Chemical Engineering Teaching Award (2006); Marvin J. Johnson Award in Microbial and Biochemical Technology, American Chemical Society (2006); Editor-in-Chief, Biotechnology and Bioengineering (1996-present).


John Clarke is a Professor of Physics at the University of California, Berkeley and a Faculty Senior Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He received his B.A. in 1964 and his Ph.D. in 1968, both from Cambridge University. He arrived at UC Berkeley as a postdoctoral scholar in 1968, and has been on the faculty since 1969. His research has been mostly on the fundamental science and applications of superconductivity, especially SQUIDs—Superconducting Quantum Interference Devices. He has applied SQUIDs to a variety of topics, including superconductivity, geophysics, nuclear magnetic resonance, astrophysics and superconducting qubits.



John Coates ohn D. Coates is a Professor of Microbiology at University of California, Berkeley. He also holds a joint appointment as a Geological Scientist Faculty in the Earth Sciences Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories and is co-director of the Energy Biosciences Institute Microbial Enhanced Hydrocarbon Recovery (MEHR) program. He obtained an Honors B.Sc. in Biotechnology in 1986 from Dublin City University, Ireland and his Ph.D. in Microbiology in 1991 from University College Galway, Ireland. His major area of interest is geomicrobiology applied to environmental problems. Specific interests include diverse forms of anaerobic microbial metabolism such as microbial perchlorate reduction, microbial iron oxidation and reduction, and microbial humic substances redox cycles. Other interests include alternative renewable energies, bioremediation of toxic metals, radionuclides, and organics.

Steve Conolly My laboratory develops new imaging technology with improvements in sensitivity, resolution, or imaging speed. In particular, we have expertise in MRI methods of tracking stem cells in vivo after labeling the cells with magnetic nanoparticles (called SPIOs). We are also developing a new imaging method called Magnetic Particle Imaging, which exploits the same nanoparticles but with a very new detection and imaging approach. The magnetic particle imaging method detects nonlinearities in the magnetic nanoparticles and localizes them by scanning a magnetic field-free point across the animal. The initial report on this method (Gleich & Weizencker, 2005 Nature) promises 200-fold SNR improvement over MRI. Furthermore, the scanner is inexpensive, tabletop, and far simpler to operate than MRI. Steve joined the Berkeley faculty in 2004. He earned in Ph.D. from Stanford University in Electrical Engineering.

David Culler Received his B.A. from UC Berkeley, 1980, and a M.S. and Ph.D. from MIT, 1985 and 1989 respectively. He joined the EECS faculty in 1989 and is the founding Director of Intel Research, UC Berkeley. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, an ACM Fellow, and was selected in Scientific American Top 50 Researchers and Technology Review 10 Technologies that Will Change the World. He was awarded the NSF Presidential Young Investigator and the Presidential Faculty Fellowship. His research addresses networks of small, embedded wireless devices, planetary‐scale internet services, parallel computer architecture, parallel programming languages, and high performance communication. This includes TinyOS, Berkeley Motes, PlanetLab, Networks of Workstations (NOW), Internet services, Active Messages, Split‐C, and the Threaded Abstract Machine (TAM).



Tom Devine Thomas M. Devine received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in metallurgy and materials science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Before coming to Berkeley in 1985, he was a staff scientist for 11 years at General Electric’s Corporate Research and Development Center.

From 1996 to 2002 he served as Chairman of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. His research interests are primarily focussed on understanding and improving the corrosion resistance of materials. Recently, he has begun an investigation of electrochemically-based synthesis of nanomaterials. Currently he and his students are engaged in programs related to nuclear power, oil production, secondary batteries for electric vehicles, computer disk drives, and synthesis and characterization of metal oxide nanowires.

He has authored over 80 technical publications and has 16 U.S. Patents. His work has been recognized with several awards including the Joseph Vilella Award of the American Society for Testing and Materials, the Marcus A. Grossman Award and the Alfred H. Geisler Award of the American Society for Metals, an Exxon Education Foundation Fellowship, and the Research Award of the Jacob Wallenberg Foundation and the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.

Robert Dibble Has research interests in laser diagnostics in turbulent reactive flows, generation of "green" fuels from biomass, including ethanol and bioDiesel mitigation of greenhouse gases, highest efficiency and lowest pollution combustion of fuels derived from biomass, combustion issues related to global warming, conversion of waste heat to power via Organic Rankine Cycle ( ORC ), spectroscopy, chemical kinetics, turbulent combustion, optics and electronics. Combustion in turbine engines, combustion of oxygenates and biodeisel fuel in diesel engines. Combustion in new engine concept of Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition ( HCCI ).

David Dornfeld Joined the faculty of the University of California at Berkeley in the Mechanical Engineering Department in 1977 and is Professor of Manufacturing
Engineering and is presently Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Studies in the College of Engineering. BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison
MS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison


Fiona Doyle Fiona Doyle obtained her bachelor's degree from the University of Cambridge, and her master's and doctorate in hydrometallurgy from Imperial College, University of London. She joined the faculty in 1983. She was appointed to the Donald H. McLaughlin Chair in Mineral Engineering in 1998. She served as Chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering from 2002 to 2005. In 2005 she became Executive Associate Dean and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Engineering at Berkeley. Her research focuses on solution chemistry in the processing and behavior of minerals, materials, wastes and effluents. The applications range in scale from the templated precipitation of nanoscaled structures, through chemical mechanical planarization in the electronics industry to the remediation of contamination at abandoned and inactive mine sites. Professor Doyle has taught undergraduate and graduate courses relating to engineering chemistry, mineral engineering, surface properties of materials, solution processing of materials, corrosion, and electrometallurgy. She has consulted for such companies as Unocal, BHP, General Electric, Alcoa, Rodel and Viacom.


James Evans Jim Evans is Professor of Metallurgy and holder of the P. Malozemoff Endowed Chair in Mineral Engineering in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, where he has taught since 1972. He is the author/co-author of three books and 300 papers. His research deals with rate phenomena governing the productivity of processes for producing metals and other materials. This has involved investigations of wide ranging technologies such as aluminum reduction cells, electromagnetic casters, chemical vapor deposition, fluidized bed electrodes and batteries. His current projects include mathematical modeling of the treatment of molten metals, wireless monitoring of the electrolytic cells used for producing aluminum, recovery of water and copper from semiconductor industry waste streams, modeling of new technology for producing titanium and lithium batteries for energy storage in wireless technology. He received the Extractive Metallurgy Science Award of TMS in 1973 and again in 1983. He served as a Director of TMS from 1986 to 1989. In 1994, he was the Extractive and Processing Lecturer of AIME. In 2004 he was the recipient of the James Douglas Gold Medal of AIME as well as the Brimacombe Prize.

Roger Falcone Roger Falcone, UC Berkeley physics professor and veteran ALS user, succeeded Janos Kirz as ALS Division Director on September 1, 2006. Dr. Falcone received his undergraduate degree in physics from Princeton University in 1974. He earned an M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 1976 and 1979 respectively. Following a three-year fellowship with the Applied Physics Department at Stanford, he joined the faculty of UC Berkeley’s Physics Department in 1983 becoming a full professor in 1991, and serving as department chair from 1995-2000.

Dr. Falcone's current research interests focus on the use of ultrafast pulses of x-ray and laser light to study phenomena in condensed matter, molecular, and atomic physics. He was the co-author, along with Robert Schoenlein, of a proposal that brought in beamlines 6.0.1 and 6.0.2, dubbed the "Ultrafast X-Ray Facility," which are optimized for the generation of femtosecond x-ray pulses. A femtosecond represents one millionth of a billionth of a second, and is the timescale upon which chemical bonds are formed or broken, or materials transition from one phase to another. The Ultrafast X-Ray Facility is the first such facility at a synchrotron radiation source.


Dan Fletcher Ph.D., Stanford University, Mechanical Engineering; D.Phil., Oxford University, Engineering Science; B.S.E., Princeton University, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Major Awards: Hellman Faculty Fund Award, UC Berkeley; National Science Foundation CAREER Award; National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators E-Team Award. The Fletcher Lab is developing a toolbox of new instruments and techniques – optical, mechanical, fluidic – that let us explore the “design rules” of cells and their molecular components. By learning how cells are built to physically interact with their environment, we aim to understand the operation of molecular machines that drive cell movements, identify physical mechanisms of disease, and develop medical devices for diagnosis and intervention of current health problems. In the future, the tools that help us understand how cells are engineered will also help us re-engineer cell function to address modern technology needs.


Harrison Fraker was chosen as the fifth Dean of the College of Environmental Design, Harrison Fraker was educated as an architect and urban designer at Princeton and Cambridge Universities and is recognized as a pioneer in passive solar, daylighting and sustainable design research and teaching. He has pursued a career bridging innovative architecture and urban design education with an award-winning practice. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for creating a new College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of Minnesota and was appointed the founding Dean. He was granted Fellowship in the AIA College of Fellows for his distinguished career of bridging education and practice. He has published seminal articles on the design potential of sustainable systems and urban design principles for transit oriented neighborhoods. He teaches design studio and believes in integrating pragmatic and theoretical analysis to create new knowledge about the most critical environmental design challenges facing society. He is currently pursuing his beliefs through a whole systems design approach for entirely resource-self-sufficient, transit-oriented neighborhoods of 100,000 people in China.

Matt Francis Organic, Bioorganic, and Materials Chemistry — Self-assembling networks of inorganic nanocrystals from modified cytoskeletal proteins, functionalized viral capsids for drug delivery and 3-D nanomaterial construction, and new synthetic methods for site-specific protein modification

Research in the Francis group is focused on the development of new synthetic methods for the construction of nanoscale materials. The central strategy involves the attachment of new functional components to specific locations on structural proteins, and the subsequent self-assembly of these conjugates into new types of materials with useful electronic and biological functions.

Michael Frenklach Research Interests:
Chemical kinetics; Computer modeling; Combustion chemistry; Pollutant formation (NOx, soot); Shock tube; Chemical vapor deposition of diamond films; Homogeneous nucleation of silicon, silicon carbide, and diamond powders; Interstellar dust formation.


Inez Fung The Berkeley HydroWatch project is a multidisciplinary effort that seeks to better understand aspects of the hydrological cycle by instrumenting two large watersheds in Northern California with hundreds of sensors of six different types including climate (temperature, humidity, pressure, total solar radiation, and photosynthetically active radiation), soil moisture, tree sap flow, weather (wind vector and precipitation intensity, duration, and accumulation), snow depth, and water ion concentration. This project provides a platform to evaluate new hardware and software architectures for large-scale sensornets and explore specific design issues like solar energy harvesting, climatic effects on network links, and low-power data collection.

Ashok Gadgil Dr. Ashok Gadgil has a doctorate in physics from UC Berkeley, and is a Faculty Senior Scientist, and Director in the Environmental Energy Technologies Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and a Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Berkeley. He has substantial experience in technical, economic, and policy research on energy efficiency and its implementation — particularly in developing countries. For example, the utility-sponsored compact fluorescent lamp leasing programs that he has pioneered are being successfully implemented by utilities in several east-European and developing countries. He has several patents and inventions to his credit, among them the “UV Waterworks,” a technology to inexpensively disinfect drinking water in the developing countries, for which he received the Discover Award in 1996 for the most significant environmental invention of the year, as well as the Popular Science award for “Best of What is New – 1996”. In recent years, he has worked on ways to inexpensively remove arsenic from Bangladesh drinking water.

Dr. Gadgil has received several other awards and honors for his work, including the Pew Fellowship in Conservation and the Environment in 1991 for his work on accelerating energy efficiency in developing countries, the World Technology Award for Energy in 2002, and the Tech Laureate Award in 2004. He serves on several international and national advisory committees dealing with energy efficiency, invention and innovation, and issues of development and the environment. He is also a member of the STAP roster of experts of the Global Environmental Facility. In the 2004-5 academic year, Dr. Gadgil was the MAP/Ming Visiting Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University.

At Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Dr. Gadgil is part of a group of researchers conducting experimental and modeling research in indoor Airflow & Pollutant Transport. He has authored or co-authored more than 85 papers in refereed archival journals and more than 100 conference papers.

Steve Glaser is at the forefront of the growing field of intelligent wireless sensor technologies. He has consulted extensively with Dust Networks, Crossbow, Marathon Products, and Shinkawa Sensor Technologies. Professor Glaser worked seven years as an Operating Engineer, Local 77, IUOE, mostly as a driller; this includes a year drilling in Iraq. Prof. Glaser was a research civil engineer at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, from 1991 to 1993. He has been a member of the faculty at the Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, since Dec. 1996, a faculty scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory since 1997, and a research associate at the Intel Laboratory at Berkeley since 2002. He is currently the Intelligent Infrastructure Czar for CITRIS. He also has a B.A. in Philosophy from Clark University, Worcester, MA.
Prof. Glaser’s specialty is making and adapting sensors. At present Prof. Glaser is using his unique high-fidelity acoustic emission sensors to expand our understanding of the underlying processes involved in sliding friction, as well as locating damage in concrete bridge decks. He was part of the original team with Prof. Pister and Culler, who initiated the world of Motes. Glaser has used wireless sensor networks to instrument buildings undergoing earthquake shaking, 1200 year old Buddhist caves in Dunhuang, China, the Masada site in Israel, a port in Japan undergoing blast-induced liquefaction, tunnels in Finland, the outdoor environment in Japan, environmental monitoring of CO2 and CO, water balance in the Sierras, and a new project to quantify the diagnoses of neuropathies . He is working at present with Dr. M. Aminoff from UCSF on patients with Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and Muscular Dystrophy.


Slav Hermanowicz Professor Hermanowicz teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in water pollution control including a capstone design class and a course on biological processes. His research interests include membrane reactors, biofilm structure and modeling, biological processes in water and wastewater treatment and analysis of full-scale treatment processes. He is also working on metrics of sustainable development with particular applications for engineering decision-making and water reuse. His other research interests include complexity, chaotic dynamics and fractal geometry with applications to engineering, science and business.

Amy Herr 2002: Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
1999: M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
1997: B.S. Engineering & Applied Science, Caltech (Honors)
2007-present: Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley; 2004-2007: Senior Member of the Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories (Livermore, CA) ; 2002-2004: Research Scientist, Sandia National Laboratories (Livermore,CA) ; 1997-2000: National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. Amy is directing a research group focused on engineering innovation in the analysis of complex biological & energy systems. The group focuses on design, analysis, and implementation of analytical tools exploiting scale-dependent physics & chemistry. Our goals are to accelerate development of analytical methods, streamline sample preparation strategies, improve molecular validation studies, and advance clinical diagnostics.


Stefan Heuser Stefan Heuser is president and chief executive officer of Siemens Technology-To-Business (TTB) Center in Berkeley, California, a subsidiary of Siemens Corporate Research that identifies and develops innovative technologies and converts them into new Siemens products or businesses or independent companies. Heuser was named to this position in 2004.

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 Master's Degree in Economics and Business Administration from the Ludwig-Maximillian University in Munich.



Arpad Horvath Arpad Horvath is an Associate Professor in the Engineering and Project Management Program in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Berkeley. He has Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, and a Diploma in Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering major, Construction Engineering and Management minor) from the Technical University of Budapest (Hungary).
His research interests are in developing methods and tools for environmental and economic analysis of civil infrastructure systems, primarily for the construction industry and the built environment. His research has focused on the environmental implications of the construction, electronics and various service industries, life-cycle assessment modeling using environmentally augmented economic input-output analysis, and environmental performance measurement.
Arpad Horvath is the director of the Consortium on Green Design and Manufacturing (CGDM), and Associate Editor of the ASCE's Journal of Infrastructure Systems.


John Huggins 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 and 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.
Industrial Affiliations: Advisory Boards: HighWire Software, an enterprise graphics acceleration company and Eigen Corporation, an intravascular medical imaging company.

James Hunt Professor Hunt's research emphasizes quantification of contaminant transport processes in natural and altered environments including groundwater, surface and subsurface soils, and estuarine sediments. These efforts are conducted by a combination of field data analysis, development of mechanistic models, and verification of those models at the laboratory scale. Contaminants of interest include trace metals, persistent organics, radionuclides, pathogenic organisms, and poorly characterized wastes from new industries. The research program seeks to understand the dominant processes that control contaminant mobility in natural and altered environments. A new research direction is anticipating the conflict between institutions having overlapping responsibilities in environmental systems, such as flood control and environmental restoration in a period of climate change.

Ali Javey after receiving his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Stanford University, Ali Javey joined the faculty of the University of California at Berkeley in 2005 as an assistant professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences. During the 2005-2006 academic year, he was on leave from Berkeley in order to serve as a Junior Fellow of the prestigious Harvard Society of Fellows. Professor Javey's research interests encompass the fields of chemistry, materials science, and electrical engineering, focusing on the integration of synthetic nano materials for various technological applications, including high performance nanoelectronics, flexible circuits and displays, and novel electronic sensors. To his credit, he has over 30 publications in peer-reviewed journals, such as Nature, Nature Materials, Physical Review Letters, Journal of the American Chemical Society, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. His publications have been cited over 2000 times (ISI Web of Knowledge, 10/2007) in ~4 years. He has received a number of scientific awards, including the Peter Verhofstadt Fellowship from the Semiconductor Research Corporation and the Graduate Student Gold Award from the Materials Research Society.

Michael Jordan is Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Department of Statistics at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his Masters from Arizona State University, and earned his PhD in 1985 from the University of California, San Diego. He was a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1988 to 1998. He has published over 250 research articles on topics in computer science, statistics, electrical engineering, molecular biology and cognitive science. His research in recent years has focused on probabilistic graphical models, kernel machines, nonparametric Bayesian methods and applications to problems in information retrieval, signal processing and bioinformatics. Prof. Jordan was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2006. He is a Fellow of the IMS, a Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of the AAAI.

Anthony Joseph is an associate professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his Ph.D. degree in computer science from MIT in 1998 and is a member of IEEE, ACM, and USENIX. Prof. Joseph is developing adaptive techniques for distributed triggering, dynamic prevention of end system infection, distributed detection of worms and viruses, and automated containment of infected systems. He also co-leads the DETER Network testbed project, which has built a secure, scalable testbed for conducting next-generation cybersecurity research into worms, viruses, distributed denial of service attacks, and attacks against routing infrastructure. His principal field of interest is systems and networking as it applies to cybersecurity, mobile systems, overlay networks, wireless packet radio networks, and wired/wireless telephony systems.

Dan Kammen Kammen received his undergraduate and doctorate degrees in physics at Cornell and then Harvard. While a post-doctoral fellow at Caltech and then back at Harvard he worked on renewable energy technologies and environmental resource management, as well as risk analysis. Prior to coming to Berkeley, he was an Assistant Professor of Public and International Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University where he helped to develop and then chair the interdisciplinary Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (STEP) Program. At Berkeley he is the founding director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL: http://rael.berkeley.edu/. His work is highly interdisciplinary, and includes technical, economic, social, policy, and environmental analysis and activism of energy production and use. His focus is on renewable energy, energy policy, and development. His field projects are focused in Africa.

Randy Katz received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from UC Berkeley. He joined the Berkeley faculty in 1983, where since 1996 he has been the United Microelectronics Corporation Distinguished Professor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He is a Fellow of the ACM and the IEEE, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has published over 250 refereed technical papers, book chapters, and books. His textbook, Contemporary Logic Design, has sold over 85,000 copies, and has been used at over 200 colleges and universities. A second edition, co-written with Gaetano Borriello, was published in 2005.
He has supervised 43 M.S. theses and 31 Ph.D. dissertations (including one ACM Dissertation Award winner and eight women), and leads a research team of over ten graduate students, technical staff, and academic visitors. His recognitions include thirteeen best paper awards (including one "test of time" paper award and one selected for a 50 year retrospective on IEEE Communications publications), three best presentation awards, the Outstanding Alumni Award of the Computer Science Division, the CRA Outstanding Service Award, the Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award, the Air Force Exceptional Civilian Service Decoration, the IEEE Reynolds Johnson Information Storage Award, the ASEE Frederic E. Terman Award, and the ACM Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award. In the late 1980s, with colleagues at Berkeley, he developed Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Disks (RAID), a $25 billion per year industry sector. While on leave for government service in 1993-1994, he established whitehouse.gov and connected the White House to the Internet.


Robert Knight MD is the Evan Rauch Professor of Neuroscience and Professor of Psychology. He is also the director of the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute.

Knight and his team of researchers at Berkeley’s Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute are poised to make exciting discoveries about how the brain controls behavior and gain a better understanding of the biological roots of neurological disorders. Knight’s own research focuses on the frontal lobes of the brain, which contribute to memory, decision making, social behavior, and emotion. Advances mean fresh hope for the nearly one million Americans who damage their frontal lobes through head injuries or strokes each year. His laboratory studies the contribution of subregions of prefrontal cortex to control of cognitive and social behavior in humans. He uses electrophysiological, MRI and behavioral techniques to study controls and neurological patients with frontal lobe damage in an effort to understand the neural mechanisms subserving cognitive processing in humans. The laboratory also records the electrocorticogram from neurosurgical patients with implanted electrodes to study network properties supporting behavior in humans in signals recorded directly from the human neocortex.

Kyriakos Komvopoulos Kyriakos Komvopoulos has been in the faculty of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley since 1989. He is internationally known for pioneering research in surface nanosciences and nanoengineering with important implications in several emerging technologies including communications, microelectronics, information storage, and biotechnology.
Professor Komvopoulos’ research has been at the interfaces of mechanical and electrical engineering, surface physics and chemistry, and bioengineering, and is characterized by the interdisciplinary nature and combination of analytical and experimental techniques used to obtain insight into complex surface interaction phenomena. His research relies on the integration of fundamentals from mechanics, materials science, surface physical chemistry, and bioengineering and spans a broad range of length scales, from the mesoscopic down to the atomic and the molecular levels.


Sanjay Kumar Sanjay Kumar earned a B.S. in chemical engineering (1996) from the University of Minnesota, where he studied lipid self-assembly in the laboratory of Matt Tirrell. He then moved on to Johns Hopkins University, where he earned an M.D. (2003) and a Ph.D. in molecular biophysics (2003) as a fellow of the NIH Medical Scientist Training Program. During the graduate portion of his training, he investigated the structure and energetics of neuronal intermediate filaments in the laboratories of Jan Hoh of the School of Medicine and Mike Paulaitis of the Department of Chemical Engineering. From 2003-2005, he served as an NIH research fellow with Don Ingber at Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, where he examined the nanoscale mechanics and dynamics of cytoskeletal structures in living cells and developed nanomagnetic technologies to control receptor-mediated signaling.

Since coming to UC Berkeley in 2005, Dr. Kumar has been fortunate to receive a number of honors, including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), The NIH Director's New Innovator Award, The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Young Investigator Award, and the Hellman Family Faculty Fund Award. He also received awards by student vote for Excellence in Graduate Advising (UCSF/UC Berkeley Joint Graduate Group in Bioengineering) and Outstanding Teaching (Bioengineering Honor Society) and has served as a Presidential Chair Teaching Fellow. Work in his laboratory has been sponsored by grants and fellowships from NIH, NSF, DOD, AHA, CRCC, LBNL, The Beckman Foundation, and the University of California.

Edward Lee is the Robert S. Pepper Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) department at U.C. Berkeley. His research interests center on design, modeling, and simulation of embedded, real-time computational systems. He is a director of Chess, the Berkeley Center for Hybrid and Embedded Software Systems, and is the director of the Berkeley Ptolemy project. He is co-author of five books and numerous papers. He has led the development of several influential open-source software packages, including Ptolemy, Ptolemy II, HyVisual, and VisualSense. His bachelors degree (B.S.) is from Yale University (1979), his masters (S.M.) from MIT (1981), and his Ph.D. from U. C. Berkeley (1986). From 1979 to 1982 he was a member of technical staff at Bell Telephone Laboratories in Holmdel, New Jersey, in the Advanced Data Communications Laboratory. He is a co-founder of BDTI, Inc., where he is currently a Senior Technical Advisor, and has consulted for a number of other companies. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, was an NSF Presidential Young Investigator, and won the 1997 Frederick Emmons Terman Award for Engineering Education.



Luke Lee Luke P. Lee is Lloyd Distinguished Professor of Bioengineering at UC Berkeley. He is also Director of Biomolecular Nanotechnology Center and Co-Director of Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center. He was Chair Professor in Systems Nanobiology at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH, Zurich). He received both his B.A. in Biophysics and Ph.D. in Applied Physics/Bioengineering 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 molecular imaging, single cell biophysics, quantitative systems biology, molecular diagnostics, and soft-state biological devices by Biologically-inspired Photonics-Optofluidics-Electronics Technology and Science (BioPOETS). Prof. Lee has authored and co-authored over 190 papers on bionanophotonics, integrated microfluidics, single cell biology, quantitative biomedicine, optofluidics, BioMEMS, biosensors, SQUIDs, SERS, and nanogap biosensor for label-free biomolecule detection. URL: http://biopoets.berkeley.edu

Liwei Lin is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at U.C. Berkeley and co-Director of BSAC. He received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1991 and 1993 respectively. He joined BEI Electronics Inc. USA from 1993 to 1994 in research and development of microsensors. From 1994 to 1996, he was an Associate Professor in the Institute of Applied Mechanics, National Taiwan University, Taiwan. From 1996 to 1999, he was an Assistant Professor at the Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics Department at the University of Michigan. Dr. Lin is the recipient of the 1998 NSF CAREER Award for research in MEMS Packaging and the 1999 ASME Journal of Heat Transfer best paper award for his work on micro scale bubble formation. He led the effort in establishing the MEMS sub-division in ASME and is currently serving as the Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee for the MEMS sub-division. He holds 6 U.S. patents in the area of MEMS. His research interests are in microelectromechanical systems, including design, modeling and fabrication of microstructures, microsensors and microactuators.

Roya Maboudian is a professor of chemical engineering, associated director of the Center of Integrated Nanomechanical Systems (COINS), and faculty affiliate of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC) at the University of California, Berkeley. She received her B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC; and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Applied Physics from the California Institute of Technology. Prof. Maboudian's research expertise is in the materials and surface engineering of micro/nanosystems. She and her group have examined the tribological issues in micro/nanoelectromechanical systems and designed surface processes to reduce adhesion (stiction) and friction in M/NEMS. In addition, they have developed novel schemes to integrate silicon carbide and diamond-like carbon films into MEMS technology for extreme environments. More recently, they have been exploring methods to selectively grow a variety of nano-structures and integrating them with other micro/nanocomponents for sensing and energy applications. Prof. Maboudian has authored and co-authored over 130 peer-reviewed scientific papers (including 16 invited review articles) and 4 patents. The publications are related to various aspects of M/NEMS science and technology, silicon carbide technology for harsh environment, micromechanics and tribology, surface science and engineering, surface functionalization, thin film and nanostructure growth, oxidation, etching and transport properties. 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.



Samer Madanat Biography

Dr. Madanat is Xenel Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his Ph.D. from MIT in 1991. He is the Editor in Chief of the ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems. Dr. Madanat�s research interests are in the area of civil infrastructure systems management, with emphasis on the utilization of analytical methods in modeling facility performance and optimizing life-cycle management decisions. His research has been published in Transportation Science, Transportation Research, Journal of Infrastructure Systems, Journal of Transportation Engineering, Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering and Transportation Research Record.

Arun Majumdar received a B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B) in 1985, and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1989. After being on the faculty of Arizona State University (1989-92) and University of California, Santa Barbara (1992-96), he began his faculty appointment in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. He currently holds the Almy and Agnes Maynard Chair Professorship in the College of Engineering. In addition to his faculty appointment, Professor Majumdar serves as the Director of the Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute (BNNI). Professor Majumdar's research interests lie in the broad area of nanoscale science and engineering. A member of the US National Academy of Engineering, he has pioneered many new avenues of research in this field, in particular with applications in energy and biotechnology. He is also a member of the Nanotechnology Technical Advisory Group to the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). He served as the founding chair of the ASME Nanotechnology Institute, and is currently a member of the Council of Materials Science and Engineering at the Department of Energy and the Advisory Committee of the National Science Foundation’s Engineering Directorate. He also serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Molecular and Cellular Biomechanics Nanoscale and Microscale Thermophysical Engineering, as well as Nanoletters. Professor Majumdar is a recipient of the Institute Silver Medal (IIT-B) (1985), NSF Young Investigator Award (1992-97), ASME Melville Medal (1992), the Best Paper award of the ASME Heat Transfer Division of ASME (1993), Gustus Larson Memorial Award of the ASME (2001), Distinguished Alumni Award from IIT-B (2002), and ASME Heat Transfer Memorial Award (2006). He is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Richard Mathies was born in 1946; B. S. University of Washington (1968); M. S. Cornell University (1970); Ph. D. Cornell University (1974); Helen Hay Whitney Fellow, Yale University (1974-76); Alfred P. Sloan Fellow (1979-81); Member, American Optical Society, American Society for Photobiology, and AAAS; Harold Lamport Award from the New York Academy of Sciences (1983); American Society for Photobiology Research Award (1989); Frederick Conference on Capillary Electrophoresis Award (1998); A.D. Little Lecturer, M.I.T. (1998); Association for Laboratory Automation 2001 Research Award; Fellow, Optical Society of America (2004); Ellis R. Lippincott Award (2004); Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry (2005).

Professor Mathies’ has two research groups that are based on modern optical laser spectroscopic techniques. The “Raman Group” uses resonance Raman spectroscopy, femtosecond time-resolved absorption spectroscopy, and the new technique called Femtosecond Stimulated Raman Spectroscopy (FSRS) to study chemical and biological reaction dynamics with a focus on the mechanism of photoactive proteins that mediate information and energy transduction. The “DNA/Microchip Group” exploits the sensitivity of laser excited fluorescence detection to develop high-performance microfabricated chemical and biochemical analysis methods and “lab-on-a-chip” apparatus.

Delia Milliron Currently, Delia Milliron heads the Inorganic Nanostructures Facility at Berkeley Lab’s Nanoscale Science Research Center, The Molecular Foundry. After a PhD at UC Berkeley, she began her independent career at IBM, where she was a member of the research staff before joining LBNL. Delia’s research is motivated by the potential for nanomaterials to introduce new functionality to and reduce manufacturing costs of energy technologies. Of primary interest are photovoltaic energy conversion systems and building envelope technologies, especially active window coatings. Her activities span from the fundamental chemistry of nanomaterials synthesis to device integration and characterization.

Shmuel Oren Dr. Shmuel S. Oren is the Earl J. Isaac Chair Professor in the Science and Analysis of Decision Making in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at the University of California at Berkeley and former Chairman of that department. Over the last seven years he has served as the Berkeley site director of PSerc - a multi-university Power Systems Research Center sponsored by the National Science Foundation and industry members.

Prior to his current position he was on the faculty of The Engineering Economic Systems Department at Stanford University and worked as a Research Scientist at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center. At Xerox he was involved in the development of market analysis models for new products such as high-speed laser printers.

Dr. Oren has extensive expertise in Operations Research, particularly optimization, and in mathematical modeling and analysis of economic systems. His research and consulting activities over the last two decades have focused on the development of analytical models and tools and on the design and economic analysis of market mechanisms and pricing strategies in the context of the private and public sector and in regulated industries, particularly electric power. Dr. Oren has served as a consultant to New England Electric Systems, Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation, Los Angeles Water and Power District, Xerox Corporation, SRI International, New Zealand Electro Corp., PG&E, Edison International, Entergy, Hagler Bailly Consulting Co., EPRI and to the Analysis Group/Economics on issues related to modeling, optimization, market design and pricing policies.

He also served as a consultant and reviewer of electricity market rules concerning congestion management, ancillary services and settlements, to the Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency (ANEEL), the Polish Transmission company (PSE),the Alberta Energy Utility Board and he is currently a Senior Adviser to the Market Oversight Division of Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT). Dr. Oren served as an expert witness appearing before FERC on behalf of the Bay Area Rapid Transit and on behalf of PacificCorp. He has been a member of a DOE task force on the National Transmission Grid Study.

Dr. Oren has published extensively on the subjects of numerical optimization, nonlinear pricing and the application of such pricing in the context of telecommunications and electric power, incentive design, bidding, transmission pricing, electricity market restructuring and other related topics.

Geoff Owen was born in 1942 in Bristol, England, W. Geoffrey Owen received his B.Sc. in physics in 1965 and his PhD in applied optics in 1970 from the University of London. His interest in optics was fueled by an interest in photography and art, but he soon realized that optical design was being overtaken by computer automation, becoming more of a technology than a science. In an effort to change fields, he moved to the United States in 1970 to work as a postdoc at the Jules Stein Eye Institute in Los Angeles.
After a further postdoctoral stint at UC San Francisco, he joined the faculty of the State University of New York at Stony Brook, spent two years as a visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge in England, and finally settled in as a biophysicist and assistant professor at UC Berkeley in 1980. Ironically, it was only in 1998 that he obtained a degree in biology, when the University of London awarded him a Doctor of Science degree for distinguished research in neurophysiology and biophysics.
Much of Owen's biophysics research centers around the retina's photoreceptors, the cells that absorb light and provide input to the other cells of the retina and the brain, where the visual world is interpreted.
Owen became chair of the Department of Biophysics & Medical Physics in 1987 until it was dissolved in 1989 and merged with the newly formed Department of Molecular & Cell Biology. Within that department he served as head of the Division of Biophysics & Cell Physiology until 1990, when he joined the Division of Neurobiology. He served as head of that division from 1998 until 2001, when he became chair of the department.
As he assumes the position of dean, he plans to close down his laboratory because he feels he has completed the laboratory phase of his research. Having discovered how retinal cells identify and emphasize what is perceptually important in an image, and how they define visual objects and treat them as separate elements of an image, he now wants to concentrate on theory and other, more philosophical questions.


Mary Ann Piette Mary Ann Piette is a Staff Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Research Director of the PIER Demand Response Research Center. She is the Deputy Group Leader of the Commercial Buildings Systems Group in the Building Technologies Dept. She has been at LBNL since 1983 and has extensive experience evaluating the performance of energy efficiency and demand response in large facilities. She has authored about 100 papers on energy efficiency and demand response. The PIER Demand Response Research Center is a 4-year old Center to plan, manage, conduct and disseminate DR research for the California Energy Commission. The Center conducts research to link energy efficiency and DR technologies, practices, and strategies. Ms. Piette has a B.S. from UC Berkeley in Physical Science. She has a Master’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley and a Licentiate in Building Services Engineering from the Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden

Al Pisano Department Chair of Mechanical Engineering and Fanuc Professor of Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley; has a joint appointment to Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. PhD Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University. DARPA program manager, MEMS from 1997-1999. Co-Director of Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center. Professor Pisano Advises a research group of 25 graduate students and post-doctoral researchers and has graduated 30 Ph. D. students and 45 Masters students from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a Member of the National Academy of Engineering. He has edited professional archival journals, organized many professional MEMS conferences, and has authored or co-authored over 110 refereed publications. His research Interests include Invention, design, fabrication, modeling and optimization of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS): micro power generation devices, micro and nano resonators for RF communication, micro fluidic systems for drug delivery, micro inertial instruments, micro information storage systems, and micro & nano mechanical systems for automotive sensing and control.


Kris Pister (M'02) received the B.A. degree in applied physics from the University of California,San Diego, in 1982, and the M.S. and Ph.D.degrees in electrical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1989 and 1992, respectively. From 1992 to 1997, he was an Assistant Professor of electrical engineering with the University of California, Los Angeles. In 1997, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science,University of California, Berkeley, where he is currently a Professor and a Co-Director of the Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center. He coined the term Smart Dust and pioneered the development of ubiquitous networks of communicating sensors, a concept that has since become a virtual sector of technology R&D. He is 2006 recipient of the Alex Schwarzkopf prize for Technological Innovation. He founded Dust Networks Inc., a company that develops peer-to-peer wireless sensor networks. In addition to wirless sensor networking, his research interests and passion includes MEMS-based micro-robotics and electromechanical devices.


Hartmut Raffler Hartmut Raffler is Head of the Information and Communications Division within Siemens Corporate Technology, the research division of Siemens. Main topics of the division include: Smart Networks, Intelligent Systems, Knowledge Management, IT- Security and Human Computer Cooperation. Prior to this position he had been Head of the Software and Engineering Division and Manager of the innovation project ‘Information and Communications‘.

In 1975 he received the degree of Dipl.-Math. for his studies in Mathematics and Computer Science at TU Munich. He has been with Siemens AG, Corporate Technology since 1979.

In addition to his occupational activity he holds an Honorary Professorship at the TU Munich and is a member of several scientific boards: the Fraunhofer’s Institute Boards of Trustees for Computer Graphics Research, for Telecommunications (Heinrich-Hertz-Institute) and for Open Communication Systems.

He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Max-Planck Institute for Informatics and member of the Advisory Committee of the Philipps University Marburg. He is also co-speaker of the Feldafinger Kreis, which was founded to intensify the dialog between science and industry and to push internet research. He is co-editor of the magazine it-Information Technology, Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag GmbH.

Hartmut Raffler was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Technische Universität Darmstadt and by the Lucian-Blaga-University in Sibiu.


Ramamoorthy Ramesh graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Ph. D. in 1987. At the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory he carried out pioneering research on high temperature superconductors and co-discovered the 110K superconducting phase in the bismuth cuprate system. His work in the areas of materials physics of complex oxide thin films and heterostructures, is recognized worldwide. He has over 350 publications, 18 patents issued and 11 pending and his research is extensively cited (over 18000 citations putting him among the HighlyCited researchers in Physics; H-factor of 59). In 2000, he was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award from the International Symposium on Integrated Ferroelectrics. He received the Humboldt Senior Scientist Prize from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for his pioneering work on the fundamental nanoscale science of size scaling in ferroelectric thin films, the A. James Clark College of Engineering Faculty Outstanding Research Award and Fellowship to the American Physical Society (2001) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2005) as well as the 2005 David Adler Lectureship of the American Physical Society. In 2006, he was awarded the Ikeda Lectureship in Japan and the Brahm Prakash visiting chair at the Indian Institute of Science. In 2007, he was awarded the Materials Research Society David Turnbull Lectureship Award.

Jasper Rine is currently the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Professor of Genetics and Development at the University of California, Berkeley. In 2003, Rine was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Rine received his B.S. from the State University of New York at Albany in 1975 and his Ph.D. in molecular genetics from the University of Oregon in 1979. He then joined the Berkeley faculty in 1982. He is also former director of the Human Genome Center at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, an honorific leadership group of the American Society for Microbiology. Dr. Rine is also one of the organizers of the Dog Genome Project.


Jaijeet Roychowdhury Prof. Roychowdhury's Research and Personal Home page | Publications page | Classes page.

Jaijeet Roychowdhury is a Professor of EECS at the University of California at Berkeley. He received a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, in 1987, and a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering and computer science from UC Berkeley in 1993.

From 1993 to 1995, he was with the Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Laboratory, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Allentown, PA. From 1995 to 2000, he was with the Communication Sciences Research Division, Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ. From 2000 to 2001, he was with CeLight Inc. (an optical networking startup), Silver Spring, MD. From 2001-2008, he was with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and the Digital Technology Center at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

Roychowdhury's professional interests include the analysis, simulation and design of electronic, biological and mixed-domain systems. He was cited for Extraordinary Achievement by Bell Laboratories in 1996. Over the years, he has authored or co-authored seven best or distinguished papers at ASP-DAC, DAC, and ICCAD. He was an IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Distinguished Lecturer during 2003-2005 and served as Program Chair of IEEE's CANDE and BMAS workshops in 2005. He has served on the Technical Program Committees of ICCAD, DAC, DATE, ASP-DAC and other EDA conferences, on the Executive Committee of ICCAD (currently as General Chair), on the Nominations and Appointments Committee of CEDA, and as an Officer of CANDE. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.

Stuart Russell was born in Portsmouth, England in 1962. He received his B.A. with first-class honours in physics from Oxford University in 1982, and his Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford in 1986. He then joined the faculty of the University of California at Berkeley, where he is Professor and Chair of Computer Science, Director of the Center for Intelligent Systems, and holder of the Smith-Zadeh Chair in Engineering. In 1990, he received the Presidential Young Investigator Award of the National Science Foundation, and in 1995 he was cowinner of the Computers and Thought Award. He was a 1996 Miller Professor of the University of California and was appointed to a Chancellor's Professorship in 2000. In 1998, he gave the Forsythe Memorial Lectures at Stanford University and in 2005 he received the ACM Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award. He is a Fellow and former Executive Council member of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence and a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery. He has published over 150 papers on a wide range of topics in artificial intelligence. His books include "The Use of Knowledge in Analogy and Induction" (Pitman, 1989), "Do the Right Thing: Studies in Limited Rationality" (with Eric Wefald, MIT Press, 1991), and "Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach" (with Peter Norvig, Prentice Hall, 1995, 2003).

Anant Sahai Anant Sahai spent 2001 at the startup Enuvis, Inc., before joining the faculty at Berkeley in 2002, where he was on the theoretical/algorithmic side of a team that developed new techniques for GPS detection in very low SNR environments (such as those encountered indoors in urban areas). From 1994-2000, Anant was a graduate student at MIT studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (Course 6 in MIT-speak) and was based in the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems under Prof. Sanjoy Mitter. His research interests there started in machine understanding but shifted toward the intersection of control and information theory. He did his undergraduate work in EECS at the University of California at Berkeley from 1990-1994.

Anant also currently serves as the Treasurer for the IEEE Information Theory Society and the faculty adviser for the Berkeley chapter of Eta Kappa Nu.

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

Seth Sanders received the S.B. degrees in electrical engineering and physics and the S.M. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, in 1981, 1985, and 1989, respectively.
He was a Design Engineer at the Honeywell Test Instruments Division, Denver, CO. Since 1989, he has been on the faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, where he is presently Professor. His research interests are in high frequency power conversion circuits and components, in design and control of electric machine systems, and in nonlinear circuit and system theory as related to the power electronics field. He is presently actively supervising research projects in the areas of flywheel energy storage, novel electric machine design, renewable energy, and digital pulse-width modulation strategies and associated IC designs for power conversion applications. During the 1992 to 1993 academic year, he was on industrial leave with National Semiconductor, Santa Clara, CA. Dr. Sanders received the NSF Young Investigator Award in 1993 and Best Paper Awards from the IEEE Power Electronics Society and the IEEE Industry Applications Society. He has served as Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Computers in Power Electronics, and as a Member-At-Large of the IEEE PELS Adcom.



Dean Shankar Sastry An internationally recognized expert on embedded and autonomous software, Dean S. Shankar Sastry has an exceptional background in technology research, spearheading projects to improve the nation's cyber security and network infrastructure, as well as delving into robotics and hybrid and embedded systems. Professor Sastry earned his Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer sciences from Berkeley in 1981. Since joining the faculty in 1983, he has demonstrated a level of energy, determination and commitment that would be exceedingly difficult to surpass. One of Berkeley’s most distinguished professors, he has held directorships of the Information Technology Office at DARPA and the Electronics Research Laboratory at Berkeley. He served as chair of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Department at Berkeley from 2001 to 2004 and since 2006 has led the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS).
His numerous honors include membership in the National Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the IEEE, an NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award and the Eckman Award of the American Automatic Control Council. He also received the President of India Gold Medal, the IBM Faculty Development Award, an honorary degree from Harvard and the distinguished Alumnus Award of the Indian Institute of Technology in 1999. Professor Sastry began his tenure as dean on July 1, 2007.



Richard Saykally Professor, born 1947; B.S. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (1970); Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison (1977); National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow-NIST, Boulder, CO (1977-79); Dreyfus Award (1979); Presidential Young Investigator Award (1984); Miller Research Professor (1985-86); E.K. Plyler Prize for Molecular Spectroscopy (1989); Michelson Prize for Spectroscopy (1989); Lippincott Medal for Spectroscopy (1992); Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award (1992); ACS Harrison Howe Award (1992); Royal Society of Chemistry Bourke Medal (1992); Churchill Fellowship, Cambridge University (1995); Humboldt Senior Scientist Award (1995); Fellow of American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1995); Fellow of APS, OSA, and Royal Society of Chemistry; Member of National Academy of Sciences (1999); Pittsburgh Spectroscopy Award (1999); ACS Irving Langmuir Prize in Chemical Physics (2000); Centenary Medal of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2001); E.O. Lawrence Award (2004); Oxford University Hinshelwood Lectureship (2006).



David Sedlak Professor Sedlak teaches graduate courses in environmental chemistry, water quality engineering and ecological engineering. He also teaches a freshman class in engineering design and analysis. He is group leader for the environmental engineering program and an undergraduate advisor for undeclared students inthe College of Engineering. Professor Sedlak's research interests are related to the fate and transport of pollutants in the aquatic environment. Recent developments, descriptions of representative projects and publications are listed below.

Steve Selkowitz Stephen Selkowitz manages a building science R&D program encompassing Windows and Daylighting, Lighting Systems, Simulation R&D, Commercial Building Performance, Demand Response Research and High Tech Buildings. Selkowitz has over 30 years of experience in building energy performance and sustainable design, with an emphasis on RD&D of energy efficient technologies, systems and design practices. Projects range from basic materials research for glazing and daylighting, development of energy simulation tools for integrated building design and operations, and from near term demonstrations of emerging technologies to research for “net zero energy” buildings. The program balances R&D with an aggressive technology transfer effort so that research results are effectively adopted by the building industry. Selkowitz is a frequent invited speaker on building energy efficiency, and author of over 170 publications and holds 2 patents.

Max Shen Max Shen obtained his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences from Northwestern University. He joined the department in July 2004. Before that he taught at the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at the University of Florida. His primary research interests are in the general area of integrated supply chain design and management, and practical mechanism design.

Ikhlaq Sidhu ia a Professor of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research (Adj.)
Director and Chair, Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, Ikhlaq Sidhu is an experienced high technology executive, innovator, and scholar. Prior to directing U.C. Berkeley's Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, Professor Sidhu developed the nationally recognized engineering entrepreneurship program with over 1000 students within College of Engineering at the University of Illinois. Dr. Sidhu has also served in senior executive and technology leadership positions at U.S. Robotics Corporation, 3Com Corporation and Cambia Networks. He was awarded 3Com's "Inventor of the Year" award in 1999 and he has been granted over 50 US Patents in fundamental and broadly used areas of networking technology, IP telephony, and PDA functionality. Technology and intellectual property from his work has been cross-licensed to Palm Computing, 3Com, and UT Starcom. He was a founding member and Board Director of the SIP Forum organization.
Dr. Sidhu received his bachelor's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his masters' degree and doctorate in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University.


Lydia Sohn received her A.B. degree in Chemistry and Physics (magna cum laude) from Harvard University in 1988. She then entered graduate school at Harvard and received the A.M. degree in Physics in 1990 and the Ph.D. degree in Physics in 1992. Following her graduate studies, Sohn held a one-year NSF/NATO postdoctoral appointment in Applied Physics at Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands. From 1993-1995 she was a postdoctoral fellow at AT&T Bell Laboratories in the Semiconductor Physics Research Department. Sohn joined the faculty at Princeton University as an Asssistant Professor in condensed matter physics in 1995.
Dr. Sohn's research is centered on developing microfluidic devices for biological sensing at both the cellular and molecular levels and engineering novel inorganic/organic hybrid materials utilizing micro- and nano-fabrication technologies. She has authored or co-authored 33 papers in highly respected archival journals as well as four filed U.S. patents.


Costas Spanos He received the Electrical Engineering Diploma with honors from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, 1980, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University , 1981 and 1985 respectively. From 1985 to 1988 he was with the advanced CAD development group of Digital Equipment Corporation in Hudson MA.

In 1988 he joined the faculty at the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences of the UC Berkeley, where he is now a Professor, and the Associate Dean for Research for the College of Engineering. He has served in the technical committees of the IEEE Symposium on VLSI Technology, the International Semiconductor Manufacturing Sciences Symposium, the Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Symposium and the International Workshop on Statistical Metrology. He was the editor of the IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing from 1991 to 1994 and Director of the Berkeley Microfabrication Laboratory from 1996 to 2000.

Dr. Spanos has published more than 150 referred publications, has received best paper awards in 1992, 1997, 2001 and 2005 and he is a fellow of the IEEE. His research interests include the development of flexible manufacturing systems, the application of statistical analysis in the design and fabrication of integrated circuits, and the development and deployment of novel sensors and computer-aided techniques in semiconductor manufacturing.

David Sunding
David L. Sunding is a professor of agricultural and resource economics at UC Berkeley. He is also a senior consultant in Charles River Associates' litigation and energy/environment practices. He specializes in environmental and natural resource economics, land use regulation, water resources and law ad economics. Prior to his current position, Prof. Sunding served as a senior economist at President Clinton's Council of Economic Advisers where he had responsibility for natural resource, agricultural and environmental policy. He currently sits on the Science Advisory Board of the National Center for Housing and the Environment and on a panel of the U.S. EPA's Science Advisory Board. He is a frequent advisor to private industry, trade associations and government agencies on regulatory impacts and policy, and is a sought-after commentator for television, radio and print media and for pubic speaking engagements.


Claire Tomlin Claire J. Tomlin is a Chancellor's Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California at Berkeley. Her research interests are in control systems, specifically hybrid control theory, and she works on air traffic control automation, flight management system analysis and design, design and estimation for groups of aerial robotic vehicles, and modeling and analysis of biological cell networks.
She received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 1998. From 1998 to 2007 she was an Assistant, Associate, and then Full Professor in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford, where she currently holds a Research Professorship.
In July 2005, she joined Berkeley as an Associate Professor.
During 2003-2006, she was a visiting associate, part time, in Control and Dynamical Systems at Caltech.
She received the M.Sc. from Imperial College, London, in 1993, and the B.A.Sc. from the University of Waterloo, Canada, in 1992, both in Electrical Engineering.
She has held visiting research positions at NASA Ames and Honeywell Labs.
Claire Tomlin is a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship (2006), the Okawa Foundation Award (2006), the Eckman Award of the American Automatic Control Council (2003), MIT Technology Review's Top 100 Young Innovators Award (2003), the AIAA Outstanding Teacher Award (2001), an NSF Career Award (1999), and the Bernard Friedman Memorial Prize in Applied Mathematics (1998).


Christian Urbanke Dr. Christian Urbanke became a member of the Siemens Power Transmission and Distribution Board of Directors in October 2006. Christian Urbanke began his career at Siemens in 1979 in Erlangen, in research and development of power converters and controllers for drive systems. From 1986 on, he was in charge of electrical equipment for railway vehicles. A doctor of electrical engineering, he took over as department head of the Erlangen power converter plant in 1988. Urbanke became product manager of the Siemens railway signal system plant in Braunschweig in 1990, and later became the subdivision manager of Railway Signals Technology for regional transit systems and industry until 1995. Then he transferred to Malaysia as managing director of Siemens Electrical Engineering. In 1999, Urbanke took over as head of the Fossil Power Generation Division of the Power Generation Group in the Asia-Pacific region. By the end of 2005, he was also responsible for fossil power generation in the regions of Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. Most recently, he was in charge of the Fossil Power Generation Energy Solutions Division of Power Generation

Pravin Varaiya Pravin Varaiya is Nortel Networks Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the UC Berkeley. From 1975 to 1992 he was also Professor of Economics at Berkeley. From 1994 to 1997 he was Director of the California PATH program, a multi-university research program dedicated to the solution of California's transportation problems.
Varaiya has held a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Miller Research Professorship. He received Honorary Doctorates from L'Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse and L'Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, and the Field Medal and Bode Lecture Prize of the IEEE Control Systems Society. He is a Fellow of IEEE, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
He is on the editorial board of "Discrete Event Dynamical Systems" and "Transportation Research---C". He has co-authored three books and 300 technical papers. The second edition of "High-Performance Communication Networks" (with Jean Walrand and Andrea Goldsmith) was published by Morgan-Kaufmann in 2000. "Structure and Interpretation of Signals and Systems" (with Edward Lee) was published by Addison-Wesley in 2003.


Richard White PhD, Harvard, in Applied Physics. Conducted research at General Electric before joining the faculty of the University of California at Berkeley in 1962. Founding Co-Director of BSAC. Twelve U.S. patents. Co-authored texts and reference books on Electronics (2001), Solar Cells (1987), and Acoustic Wave Sensors (1984). In addition to the 2003 Rayleigh Award of Electrochemical Society for launching the Surface Acoustic Wave device (with Fred Voltmer), Dr. White is a Member of the National Academy of Engineering and American Association for the Advancement of Science and recipient of many academic and technical achievement awards including Cleo Brunetti award (1986), Chancellor's Professor UC Berkeley (1996) and 2003 UC Berkeley Community Service citation award. Research interests include silicon microstructures, ultrasonic sensors, tactile sensor devices, acoustic wave fluid sensors, ultrasonic micropumps, and microwave devices.

Catherine Wolfram Catherine Wolfram is an associate professor of business administration at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and co-director of the Energy Institute at Haas. She is also a researcher at the UC Energy Institute, a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and an affiliated faculty member in the Agriculture and Resource Economics department and the Energy and Resources Group at Berkeley. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists and on the editorial board of the Energy Journal, the Economics Journal and the Journal of Industrial Economics.
Wolfram has published extensively on the economics of energy markets. She has studied electricity industry privatization and restructuring around the world, assessing the performance of competitive wholesale electricity markets and the effects of restructuring on generation efficiency. Her recent work considers the effects of environmental regulation, including climate change mitigation policies, on the energy sector.

She received a PhD in economics from MIT in 1996 and an AB from Harvard in 1989. Before joining the faculty at UC Berkeley, she was an assistant professor of economics at Harvard.


Richard Woodling Richard Woodling is the Director of Technology R&D, Global R&D Center Singapore. Just prior to this assignment he was the Technical Director of the USFilter Microelectronics Group focusing on wastewater treatment and water-recycling methods. He was also a visiting scientist at IBM Almaden Research Center. He received his PhD in chemistry from the University of California, Riverside and a Bachelor in Chemistry from the University of California Santa Barbara.

Paul Wright ia a Professor of Mechanical Engineering, recently assumed the position of Acting Director CITRIS at UC Berkeley in January 2006. CITRIS is the Center for Information Technology in the Interests of Society. CITRIS serves 4 UC campuses and hosts many multi-disciplinary projects on large societal problems such as healthcare, services and intelligent infrastructures such as energy, water and sustainability. He is a professor in the mechanical engineering department, where he holds the A. Martin Berlin Chair. Wright also serves as co-director of the Berkeley Manufacturing Institute (BMI) and co-director of the Berkeley Wireless Research Center (BWRC). From 1995 to 2005 he served as co-chair of the Management of Technology Program (a joint program with the Haas School of Business). His current research is in Energy Scavenging and Storage for Micro-electronics. Previous research was on Internet-based rapid-prototyping and manufacturing (CyberCut). Born in London, he obtained his degrees from the University of Birmingham, England and came to the United States in 1979 following appointments at the University of Auckland, New Zealand and Cambridge University England

Junqiao Wu


Professor Junqiao Wu received a B.S. from Fudan University and a M.S. from Peking University, China, both in physics. He obtained a Ph.D. degree in Applied Science and Technology from the University of California, Berkeley for work on nitride semiconductors and highly mismatched semiconductor alloys. As a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University, he worked on phase transitions in transition metal oxide nanomaterials. He began his faculty appointment in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley in July, 2006. His honors include the Berkeley Fellowship and the 29th Ross N. Tucker Memorial Award.

The Wu group explores novel properties and applications of correlated electron materials with reduced dimensions, phase transitions at the nanometer scale, and optoelectronics and photovoltaics of semiconductor nanostructures.


Ming Wu Ming C. Wu is Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley, and Co-Director of Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center (BSAC). He received his Ph.D. from the UC Berkeley in 1988. He was a member of technical staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill (1988-1992) and professor of Electrical Engineering at UCLA (1993-2004). He co-founded OMM in 1997 to commercial MEMS optical switches. He has published 140 journal and 300 conference papers, six book chapters, and was granted 16 U.S. patents. Prof. Wu is a Fellow of IEEE. He received a Packard Foundation Fellowship in Science and Engineering in 1992, and Engineering Excellence Award from Optical Society of America in 2007. He is the founding Co-Chair of IEEE/LEOS Summer Topical Meeting on Optical MEMS (1996), the predecessor of IEEE/LEOS International Conference on Optical MEMS. He has served in the program committees of many technical conferences, including MEMS, OFC, CLEO, LEOS, MWP, IEDM, DRC, ISSCC; and as Guest Editor of two special issues of IEEE journals on Optical MEMS.

Eli Yablonovitch graduated with the Ph.D. degree in Applied Physics from Harvard University in 1972. He worked for two years at Bell Telephone Laboratories, and then became a professor of Applied Physics at Harvard. In 1979 he joined Exxon to do research on photovoltaic solar energy. Then in 1984, he joined Bell Communications Research, where he was a Distinguished Member of Staff, and also Director of Solid-State Physics Research. In 1992 he joined the University of California, Los Angeles. Then in 2007 he became Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC Berkeley. Prof. Yablonovitch's work has covered a broad variety of topics: nonlinear optics, laser-plasma interaction, infrared laser chemistry, photovoltaic energy conversion, strained-quantum-well lasers, and chemical modification of semiconductor surfaces. Currently his main interests are in optoelectronics, high speed optical communications, high efficiency light-emitting diodes and nano-cavity lasers, photonic crystals at optical and microwave frequencies, quantum computing and quantum communication. Yablonovitch was a Founder of the W/PECS series of Photonic Crystal International Workshops that began in 1999. (PECS VIII will be held in Australia in 2009.) He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the Optical Society of America, and the American Physical Society. Yablonovitch is a Life Member of Eta Kappa Nu, and a Member of the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Sciences. He has been awarded the Adolf Lomb Medal, the W. Streifer Scientific Achievement Award, the R.W. Wood Prize, and the Julius Springer Prize.



Peidong Yang Received his B.S. in chemistry from University of Science and Technology of China in 1993 and a Ph.D. in chemistry from Harvard University in 1997 for work on flux line pinning in the laboratory of Professor Charles Lieber. He then did postdoctoral research in the area of mesoporous materials with Professor Galen Stucky at University of California, Santa Barbara. He began his faculty appointment in the Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley on July 1, 1999.
In addition to his faculty appointments, Prof. Yang the deputy director for Center of Integrated Nanomechanical Systems, Berkeley and faculty scientist of Materials Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Professor Yang is the first chairperson for the subdivision of Nanoscience, American Chemical Society. He also serves as associate editor for the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Professor Yang is an Alfred P. Sloan research fellow (2001-2004), MIT Tech. Review TR 100 (2003); and has been awarded a Camille Dreyfus new faculty award (1999), the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Young Investigator Award (2002), National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award (2000-2004), ExxonMobil Solid State Chemistry fellowship (2000), Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award (2004), Dupont Young Professorship (2004), MRS Outstanding Young Investigator Award (2004), Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics (2004), and ACS Pure Chemistry Award (2005). The Yang research group is interested in the synthesis of new classes of materials and nanostructures, with an emphasis on developing new synthetic approaches and understanding the fundamental issues of structural assembly and growth that will enable the rational control of material composition, micro/nano-structure, property and functionality. We are interested in the fundamental problems of electron, photon, phonon and ionic confinement within 1-dimensional nanostructures and their applications in nanophotonics, nanoelectronics, energy conversion and nanofluidics.


Ronald W. Yeung received his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in 1973 and taught at the Ocean Engineering Department of MIT from 1973 to 1982. He has been on the faculty of UC Berkeley since 1982 and is currently a Distinguished Professor of Hydromechanics and Ocean Engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Well known for his research in marine mechanics, ocean-wave mechanics, computational models, he was elected Fellow of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) in 1996. He has contributed broadly to virtually all topics of marine fluid mechanics and offshore mechanics .
Among the professional awards he has received were: Best-Paper Awards from ASME-OMAE (Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering Divisions) 1991 and 2002; Fulbright-Hayes Senior Scholar of the Australian-American Education Foundation in 1981; Distinguished US Scientist Award in 1988 and 1998 from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany (at The University of Hamburg and The Mercator University of Duisburg); the distinguished 2002-2003 Georg Weinblum Lectureship sponsored by the Deutsche Schiffbaugesellschaft (STG) and the Naval Studies Board of the US National Academy of Sciences. In 2004, he received the prestigious SNAME Kenneth Davidson Gold Medal for Outstanding Scientific Accomplishments in Ship Research. He teaches
fluid mechanics, marine hydrodynamics, ocean-enviroment mechanics, and computational methodologies in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
He was named the 2006 Pi-Tau Sigma Professor of the Year in Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley for Excellence in Teaching. In 2006, he was presented the Bill Zimmie Award for support of maritime development by the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His recent research has been focused on safety issues of marine vehicles, waveless ship hulls for greener environment, and renewable ocean energy by current and by waves.



Alex Zettl received his B.A. from UC Berkeley in 1978 and his Ph.D. from UCLA in 1983. He joined the Physics Department faculty at UC Berkeley in 1983. Currently he is Professor of Physics at UC Berkeley and Senior Scientist at LBNL. Awards and Honors include Presidential Young Investigator Award (1984-89), Sloan Foundation Fellowship (1984-86), IBM Faculty Development Award (1985-87), and Miller Professorship (1995), Lucent Technologies Faculty Award (1996), Fellow of the American Physical Society (1999), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Outstanding Performance Award (1995 and 2004), R&D 100 Award (2004), James C. McGroddy Prize for New Materials (2006), Miller Professorship (2007). Prof Zettl investigates electronic, magnetic, mechanical and photovoltaic properties of nanoscale materials such as fullerenes, carbon and non-carbon nanotubes. He is also interested in unusual electronic ground state in high temperature superconductors and charge density wave materials. Work conducted in his laboratory focuses on material synthesis and the subsequent investigation of their properties using techniques that include transmission and scanning electron microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, high magnetic field and high pressure transport measurement.

Tarek Zohdi Prof. Tarek I. Zohdi received his Ph.D. in 1997 in Computational and Applied Mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin, under Prof. J. Tinsley Oden. In July 2001, he became an Assistant Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He was promoted to Associate Professor in July 2004 and to Full Professor in July 2009.

His main research interests are in micromechanical material design, granular flow and the mechanics of high-strength fabric, with emphasis on computational approaches for nonconvex multiscale-multiphysics inverse problems, in particular addressing the crucial issue of how large numbers of micro-constituents interact to produce macroscale aggregate behavior.


  
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