Spring 2011 Conference - Speaker Biographies
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| || ||Mehmet Akgul, BSAC Researcher |
received his BS in Electrical and Electronics Engineering with high-honors in 2007 from Middle East Technical University, Ankara-Turkey. In summer 2006, he worked as an undergraduate researcher at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research). He is currently in his third year pursuing a PhD from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley, working with Professor Clark Nguyen. Mehmet Akgul's current research interests are micromechanical filter design for RF channel selection and fabrication of MEMS devices, and in the long term to realize a fully micromechanical RF transceiver. He is expected to graduate in 2013.
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| ||Elad Alon, Professor, University of California, Berkeley |
received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical
Engineering from Stanford University in 2001, 2002, and 2006, respectively.
In Jan. 2007, he joined the University of California at Berkeley as an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, where he is now a co-director of the Berkeley Wireless Research Center (BWRC). He has held positions at Sun Labs, Intel, AMD, Rambus, Hewlett Packard, and IBM Research, where he worked on digital, analog, and mixed-signal integrated circuits for computing, test and measurement, and high-speed communications.
Dr. Alon received the IBM Faculty Award in 2008, the 2009 Hellman Family Faculty Fund Award, the 2010 UC Berkeley Electrical Engineering Outstanding Teaching Award, and the 2010 ISSCC Jack Raper Award for Outstanding Technology Directions Paper. His research focuses on energy-efficient integrated systems, including the circuit, device, communications, and optimization techniques used to design them.
See also: http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/~elad/
| || ||Mark Banister, Founder/Chief Technical Officer, Medipacs, Inc. |
Mark Banister is the inventor of the Medipacs pump system and unique polymer actuator materials. He has 5 issued patents and 16 pending patents and has authored several published technical papers on smart polymer materials and devices. Mark has over 30 years of experience in business, product design, polymer chemistry, mechanical engineering, manufacturing and tooling design. Currently the PI on a National Science Foundation STTR Phase II Grant, Mark has been able to leverage over $1M in grant funding into over $3M in angel funding.
| ||Sun Choi, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory |
is currently a MS/Ph.D student in mechanical engineering at UC Berkeley. His Research interests are involved with Bio-MEMS/Nano Devices, Microfluidics, IC Devices and integration of them. He joined BMAD November, 2007. Mr.Choi received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering in Seoul National University(SNU) in Aug, 2006 and M.S.in Mechanical Engineering in UC Berkeley in Dec. 2008.
See also: http://www.lbl.gov
| ||Michael Cohen, OTL Associate Director, University of California, Berkeley |
See also: http://ipira.berkeley.edu
| || ||Alexander Frey, Siemens AG |
Alexander Frey received his M.A. degree from the University of Texas, Austin, in 1994, the Dipl. Phys. degree from the University of Wuerzburg, Germany in 1997 and the PhD from the Saarland University, Germany in 2010. In 1997 he joined the Research Laboratories of Siemens and was involved in the design of DRAM sensing circuits. During this time he worked as a Siemens Delegate at the Giga Bite DRAM Alliance in Fishkill (NY). In 1999 he joined Corporate Research, Infineon in Munich, Germany. He was engaged in the research of analog and mixed signal CMOS design for electrochemical sensing circuits and biosensors. Results of his work were awarded with the German Innovation Price 2004. Rejoining the Research Laboratories of Siemens in 2005 he works as a scientist and project manager. He is the co-inventor of more than 27 patents in MEMS and ASIC related topics and has authored or co-authored more than 50 publications. His current research interests are in the field of CMOS-based biosensors and energy autonomous microsystems.
| ||Fabian Goericke, BSAC Researcher |
Fabian Goericke received his M.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech in 2007 and his Dipl.-Ing. degree in mechanical engineering from TU Braunschweig (Germany) in 2009. He is currently a PhD student at UC Berkeley and a Graduate Student Researcher at the Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center. His research interests include MEMS, dynamics and inertial sensors.
See also: http://www-bsac.eecs.berkeley.edu/~fabian
| ||Andre Guedes, Founder, Picosense LLC |
received his M.Sc. in Physics Engineering from UTL (Technical University of Lisbon) in 2004 and the Ph.D. in Physics Engineering from UTL in 2010, with the following title: Hybrid devices for ultra low magnetic field detection. He conducted his Ph.D. research at the INESC-MN laboratory where he was responsible for the design, fabrication and optimization of highly sensitive magnetoresistive sensors, namely magnetic spin valves and tunnel junctions. Moreover, he conducted research in the integration of these sensors with MEMS resonators, a hybrid device aimed to improve the field sensitivity of the magnetic sensors, and also to provide on-chip magnetic detection of resonance in MEMS. Currently he is a postdoctoral researcher at UC Davis and BSAC, conducting research in piezoelectric MEMS devices and magnetic sensors.
See also: http://www.picosense.com
| ||Adrienne T. Higa, Associate, Exponent |
received her B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2004 from the University of California, Berkeley and her M.S. Degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2006 from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is currently a 5th year graduate student with Professor Liwei Lin at the University of California, Berkeley, pursuing her Ph.D., and collaborates with Professors Song Li and Dorian Liepmann. Adrienne's current research interests include mechanical guidance and regulation of single and collective cells using microtopographic substrates.
See also: http://www.exponent.com
| || ||Daniel Huang |
finished his Ph.D in 2009 (UC Berkeley, EECS). His thesis focused on the thin-film growth of a organic semiconductor. After graduation he joined the Maharbiz group and BSAC doing research in synthetic biology.
| || ||Igor Izyumin, BSAC Researcher |
Igor received B.S. degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of Missouri, Rolla in 2008. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering in Prof. Bernhard Boser's group at the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests include MEMS sensor interfaces and mixed-signal integrated circuit design.
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| || ||Rehan Kapadia, BSAC Researcher |
Rehan received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Texas, Austin in 2008. After receiving his degree, he started at UC Berkeley and joined the Javey Research Group. He is currently exploring the potential of compound semiconductor-on-insulator (XOI) devices based on InAs as the active channel material through device fabrication, characterization and modeling.
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| || ||Yang Lin, BSAC Researcher |
received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from Tsinghua University, Beijing in 2003 and 2005 respectively in Precision Instrument. He received another M.S. degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2007 in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences. Since 2007, he is a Ph.D student in Department Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, the University of California at Berkeley, working with Prof. Clark Nguyen. His Ph.D thesis mainly focuses on micromechanical resonant switches (dubbed "resoswitch"), and the applications of this novel type of MEMS switches such as DC-DC power converters and power amplifiers.
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| ||Cary L. Pint, Research Scientist, Intel Corporation |
See also: http://sites.google.com/site/carypint
| ||Joseph R. Stetter, President, CTO, KWJ Engineering |
Dr. Stetter obtained a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University at Buffalo (SUNY) in 1975. In the 1970s, Dr. Stetter was Director of Chemical Research at the Energetics Sciences Division of Becton Dickinson and Company [a fortune 500 company] where he developed the first diffusion-type electrochemical CO sensors; the earliest diffusion CO dosimeters; solid-state gas sensors for CO, NOx, SO2, other toxic gases, and an electrochemical hydrazine sensor still in use by NASA. While at the Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago, IL in the â€˜80s, he led the development of the first integrated and operational “sensor-array-based” instrument with pattern recognition (now called electronic nose). In the 80s, Dr Stetter founded TRI [Transducer Research, Inc.] where he developed portable instruments and sensors for CO, CO2, end of service filter indicators, chlorinated hydrocarbon sensors, NOx sensors, personal protection instruments, and low cost effective protection equipment for human health and the environment. In the 90′s, he sold TRI and became Professor of Chemistry at the Illinois Institute of Technology, started the sensor research group, taught in both chemistry and business schools, founded the International Center for Sensor Research and Engineering at IIT, and mentored both MS and PhD students. He founded Transducer Technology, Inc. [TTI] a startup company focusing on nano-technology enabled sensors and instruments in 1999. In 2007 TTI merged with KWJ Engineering, Inc of Newark, CA making nano-sensors for health, safety and process control applications. Currently and since 2004, Dr. Stetter is Director of the Microsystems Innovation Center for SRI International [Menlo Park, CA]. SRI’s Research and Engineering work focuses on new sensors, unique structures/materials, artificial senses, chem/bio sensors, novel MEMS for drug and vaccine delivery; vacuum microelectronics including micro electron and ion sources, and micro/nano-structures and bio-MEMS. Dr. Stetter has published more than 200 technical articles, written book chapters, and has more than 30 domestic and foreign patents. He has served as Chairman of the Electrochemical Society Sensor Division and served on the boards of national and international technical societies. He has organized national and international scientific meetings and symposia in his field and serves as editor and reviewer for scientific and engineering journals. His awards include three IR-100 Awards for new product development; the Federal Laboratory Consortium Special Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer; the Argonne National Laboratory Inventor’s award; the Technology Management Association of Chicago’s 2002 “Entrepreneur-of-the-Year” award, and two NASA New Technology Awards. He is also on the board of directors for several start-up companies. There are many commercial products based on Dr. Stetter’s work that are in worldwide use today, protecting human health and the environment as well as providing industrial analysis.
See also: http://www.kwjengineering.com
| || ||Richard Su |
received the B.S. degree in computer engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, MD, in 2004. Since then, he has been a graduate student in electrical engineering at University of California, Berkeley, CA. He interned at Broadcom Corporation as a design engineer in summer 2007 and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) in summer 2006.
| ||Shin Takano, Manager, Murata Electronics North America, Inc. |
See also: http://www.murata-northamerica.com
| ||Paul Wright, Professor, University of California, Berkeley |
was appointed Acting Director of CITRIS and the Banatao Institute@CITRIS in July 2007. In December of 2008 he was formally made CITRIS Director. He is a professor in the UC Berkeley mechanical engineering department, where he holds the A. Martin Berlin Chair. Wright also serves as co-chair of the Management of Technology Program (a joint program with the Haas School of Business), co-director of the Berkeley Manufacturing Institute and co-director of the Berkeley Wireless Research Center.
His research and teaching are in high-tech product design and rapid manufacturing. He and his colleagues are designing and prototyping battery-less wireless systems for demand response power management throughout California, funded by PIER (Public Interest Energy Research). These wireless prototypes are being created in the Ford Lab a 2,000 square foot design studio in the mechanical engineering department. Born in London England, he attended Birmingham and Cambridge Universities prior to previous U.S. faculty positions at New York University and Carnegie Mellon University. He was elected in 2007 a Fellow of the National Academy of Engineers.
Wrights recent research accomplishments are in Internet-based CAD/CAM Systems based on the CyberCut-CyberBuild project. The studio has prototyped energy-scavenging, pico-radio systems for the Berkeley Wireless Research Center, small mote platforms for the Intel Berkeley Research Lab., fire-rescue products for the Chicago Fire Department, and in-tire sensors for Pirelli. All these projects are under the CITRIS umbrella.
See also: http://www.me.berkeley.edu/faculty/wright/
| || ||Byung-Wook Yoo, BSAC Postdoctoral Researcher |
received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Seoul National University in 2005, 2007 and 2010, respectively. He is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests are modeling, design, fabrication and testing of Optical MEMS, Nanophotonics, Optomechanics, Nano-fabrication, and Packaging
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|Bernhard E. Boser graduated from ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) in 1984 and received the MSEE and PhD degrees from Stanford University (1985/1988). He joined UC Berkeley in 1991 where he is Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Co-Director of BSAC. He conducted industrial research as Member of Technical Staff, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, NJ, (1988-1991) where he worked on adaptive systems, hardware implementations for neural network applications, including special purpose integrated circuits, and digital signal processors, and simulation of neural networks on parallel processors. He has been Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Journal of Solid State Circuits, from 2002-2004. Dr. Boser has served on the program committees of the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference, the Transducers Conference, and the VLSI Symposium. Current research interests include analog and digital circuit design and micromechanical sensors and actuators.|
See also: http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/~boser/
|David A. Horsley (M’97) Received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, CA, in 1992, 1994, and 1998, respectively. |
He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of California, Davis, CA and has been a co-director of the Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center (BSAC) since 2005. Prior to joining the faculty at UC Davis, Professor Horsley held research and development positions at Dicon Fiberoptics, Hewlett Packard Laboratories, and Onix Microsystems. His research interests include microfabricated sensors and actuators with applications in optical MEMS, communication, displays, and physical and biological sensors.
Prof. Horsley is a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award and the UC Davis College of Engineering’s Outstanding Junior Faculty Award.
See also: http://mae.ucdavis.edu/dahorsley/
|John M. Huggins Executive Director, Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center, UC Berkeley (since September 2002). MS, Electrical Engineering, University of Minnesota (1973); Stanford High Tech Executive Institute. Founder & CEO of TDK Systems Inc; VP, Advanced Development, Silicon Systems Inc; Telecom development manager, Intel Corporation. Guest Editor and Associate Editor, IEEE Journal of Solid State Circuits; Technical Program Committee, International Solid State Circuits Conference 5 years. Chair, PCMCIA communications standards subcommittee. Five U.S. Patents. Research and professional interests: mixed signal CMOS integrated circuits, electronic communications, and telecommunications high tech business development.|
See also: http://www-bsac.eecs.berkeley.edu/project/list_projects_by_director.php?PersonID=1086
|Ali Javey received a PhD in chemistry from Stanford University in 2005, and served as a Junior Fellow of Harvard Society of Fellows from 2005 to 2006. He then joined the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley where he is currently an associate professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences.|
Professor Javey's research interests encompass the fields of chemistry, materials science and electrical engineering. His work focuses on the integration of nanoscale electronic materials for various technological applications, including novel nanoelectronics, flexible circuits and sensors, and energy generation and harvesting. For his contributions to the field, he has received a number of awards, including the IEEE Nanotechnology Early Career Award (2010); Alfred P. Sloan Fellow (2010); Mohr Davidow Ventures Innovators Award (2010); National Academy of Sciences Award for Initiatives in Research (2009); Technology Review TR35 (2009); NSF Early CAREER Award (2008); U.S. Frontiers of Engineering by National Academy of Engineering (2008); and the Peter Verhofstadt Fellowship from the Semiconductor Research Corporation (2003).
See also: http://nano.eecs.berkeley.edu/
|Luke P. Lee is a 2010 Ho-Am Laureate. He is Arnold and Barbara Silverman Distinguished Professor of Bioengineering at UC Berkeley, the Director of the Biomedical Institute of Global Healthcare Research & Technology (BIGHEART) and a Co-Director of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center. He was Chair Professor in Systems Nanobiology at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH, Zurich). He received his B.A. in Biophysics and Ph.D. in Applied Science & Technology: Applied Physics (major) / Bioengineering (minor) from UC Berkeley. He has more than ten years of industrial experience in integrated optoelectronics, Superconducting Quantum Interference Devices (SQUIDs), and biomagnetic assays. His current research interests are bionanoscience, nanomedicine for global healthcare and personalized medicine, and Bioinspired Photonics-Optofluidics-Electronics Technology and Science (BioPOETS) for green building with living skin. Prof. Lee has authored and co-authored over 250 papers on bionanophotonics, microfluidics, single cell biology, quantitative biomedicine, molecular diagnostics, optofluidics, BioMEMS, biosensors, SQUIDs, SERS, and nanogap junction biosensor for label-free biomolecule detection. |
See also: http://biopoems.berkeley.edu
|Dorian Liepmann received his PhD from UC San Diego in Applied Mechanics. Following ten years industrial research experience at Jet Propulsion Labs and Institute for Non-Linear Science, he joined the faculty at UC Berkeley in 1992 where he is currently Chair of the Department of Bioengineering and Professor in the Departments of Bioengineering and Mechanical Engineering, Co-Director of BSAC, Lester John and Lynne Dewar Lloyd Distinguished Professor of Bioengineering, and Vice Chair of Undergraduate Affairs. Dorian's research interests include BioMEMS, microfluid dynamics, experimental biofluid dynamics, hemodynamics associated with valvular heart disease and other cardiac and arterial flows.|
See also: http://bioeng.berkeley.edu/people/cv?facultyid=3034
|Liwei Lin is the Chancellor's Professor and Vice Chair of Graduate Studies in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley, and a Co-Director of BSAC. He received his MS and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley in 1991 and 1993, respectively. He joined BEI Electronics from 1993 to 1994 in research and development of microsensors. From 1994 to 1996 he was an Associate Professor at the Institute of Applied Mechanics, National Taiwan University. From 1996 to 1999 he was an Assistant Professor at the Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics Department at the University of Michigan. Professor Lin is the recipient of the 1998 NSF Career Award for research in MEMS Packaging and the 1999 ASME Journal of Heat Transfer best paper award for his work on micro-scale bubble formation. He led the effort in establishing the MEMS division in ASME and is the founding Chairman of the Executive Committee and an ASME Fellow. He is a subject editor for IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems as well as the North and South America Editor for Sensors and Actuators A Physical. He holds eight US patents in the area of MEMS. His research interests are in micro/nano electromechanical systems, including design, modeling and fabrication of micro/nano structures, micro/nano sensors and micro/nano actuators.|
See also: http://www.me.berkeley.edu/faculty/lin/index.html
|Michel M. Maharbiz is an Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley for his work on microbioreactor systems under Professor Roger T. Howe (EECS) and Professor Jay D. Keasling (ChemE). His work led to the foundation of Microreactor Technologies, Inc. which was acquired in 2009 by Pall Corporation. From 2003 to 2007, Michel Maharbiz was an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is the co-founder of Tweedle Technologies and served as vice-president for product development at Quswami, Inc. from July 2010 to June 2011. Prof. Maharbiz was the recipient of a 2009 NSF Career Award for research into developing microfabricated interfaces for synthetic biology. Dr. Maharbiz has been a GE Scholar and an Intel IMAP Fellow. Professor Maharbiz’s current research interests include building micro/nano interfaces to cells and organisms and exploring bio-derived fabrication methods. His group is also known for developing the world’s first remotely radio-controlled cyborg beetles. This was named one of the top ten emerging technologies of 2009 by MIT’s Technology Review (TR10) and was in Time Magazine’s Top 50 Inventions of 2009. Michel’s long term goal is understanding developmental mechanisms as a way to engineer and fabricate machines.|
See also: http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/~maharbiz/
|Richard S. Muller is a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at UC Berkeley and Co-Founding Director of BSAC. He earned his MS and PhD degrees in electrical engineering and physics from the California Institute of Technology. He joined the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1962 where his research focus was on the physics of integrated circuit devices. Together with Dr. T.I. Kamins of Hewlett-Packard Company, Professor Muller published Device Electronics for Integrated Circuits in 1977. In the late 1970s he began research in the area now known as MEMS, and with R.M. White founded the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center in 1986. He proposed and serves as Editor-in-Chief of IEEE JMEMS. A member of the US National Academy of Engineering and an IEEE Life Fellow, he received the career MEMS Award at TRANSDUCERS ’97, as well as the IEEE Brunetti Award (1998 with R.T. Howe), a Fulbright Professorship, and a von Humboldt Research Award at TU Berlin in 1994. Other Awards include the Berkeley Citation, the IEEE Millennium Medal, and the Renaissance Award from Stevens Institute of Technology. Professor Muller served as a Trustee of Stevens Institute of Technology from 1996 to 2005.|
See also: http://bsac.eecs.berkeley.edu/~muller/
|Clark T.-C. Nguyen is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and BSAC Co-Director. He was previously Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Michigan and a DARPA Program Manager in the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO). He managed many DARPA programs including Micro Power Generation (MPG), Chip-Scale Atomic Clock (CSAC), MEMS Exchange (MX), Harsh Environment Robust Micromechanical Technology (HERMiT), Micro Gas Analyzers (MGA), Radio Isotope Micropower Sources (RIMS), RF MEMS Improvement (RFMIP), Navigation-Grade Integrated Micro Gyroscope (NGIMG) and Micro Cryogenic Coolers (MCC).|
Prof. Nguyen received B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1989, 1991, and 1994, respectively. In 1995 he joined the faculty of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. His technical interests focus on microelectromechanical systems and include integrated vibrating micromechanical signal processors and sensors, merged circuit/micromechanical technologies, RF communication architectures and integrated circuit design and technology. Prof. Nguyen and his students have garnered numerous Best Paper Awards at prestigious conferences including the 1998 and 2003 IEEE International Electron Devices Meetings, the 2004 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium, the 2004 DARPA Tech Conference, and the 2004 IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference.
In 2001, Prof. Nguyen founded Discera, Inc., a company aimed at commercializing communication products based upon MEMS technology, with an initial focus on the vibrating micromechanical resonators pioneered by his research in prior years. He served as Vice President and Acting Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Discera from 2001 to mid-2002.
See also: http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/~ctnguyen/
|Albert P. Pisano holds the FANUC Chair of Mechanical Systems in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. He holds a joint appointment to the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He serves as the senior co-Director of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC), the NSF Industry-University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) running continuously since 1986.|
Professor Pisano's research interests in recent times are 1) MEMS wireless sensors for harsh environments (600 C) such as gas turbines and geothermal wells, 2) passively powered micro cooling devices for electronic chips that transport heat over 10 cm away, as well as 3) new, additive, MEMS manufacturing techniques such as low-temperature (60 C), low-pressure (1 atm) nano-printing of nanoparticle inks and polymer solutions without traces of residual layers. Other research interests and activities at UC Berkeley include MEMS for a wide variety of applications, including RF components, power generation, drug delivery, strain sensors, biosensors, micro inertial instruments, disk-drive actuators and nanowire sensors. He is the co-inventor listed on more than 20 patents in MEMS and has co-authored more than 300 archival publications. Since 1983, he has graduated over 40 Ph.D. and 75 MS students. Also, he has hosted 4 visiting industrial fellows in his lab since 2005.
Professor Pisano was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2001. A member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, he was elected to Fellow status in 2004. In 2009, he was awarded the Columbia University Thomas Egleston Medal for Distinguished Engineering Achievement by notable alumni of Columbia University.
Professor Pisano recently served as the Faculty Head of the Program Office for Operational Excellence at UC Berkley. Before this position, he served as the Acting Dean of the College of Engineering, and was Professor and Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering from 2004 to 2010. Prior to serving as Department Chair, he served as Director of the Electronics Research Laboratory, the largest organized research unit on the UC Berkeley campus with over $73 million in research funds each year.
Professor Pisano joined the University of California in 1983. He received his B.S. (1976), M.S. (1977) and Ph.D. (1981) degrees from Columbia University in the City of New York in Mechanical Engineering. Prior to joining the faculty at UC Berkeley, he held research positions with Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, Singer Sewing Machines Corporate R&D Center and General Motors Research Labs.
From 1997 to 1999, he served as Program Manager for the MEMS Program at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, VA, where he expanded the MEMS research portfolio to 83 contracts awarded nationwide with a total MEMS research expenditure in excess of $168 million distributed over 3 fiscal years.
He is a founder in ten start-up companies in the areas of transdermal drug delivery, transvascular drug delivery, sensorized catheters, MEMS manufacturing equipment, MEMS RF devices and MEMS motion sensors. In 2008, he was named one of the 100 Notable People by the Medical Devices and Diagnostic Industry (MD&DI) Magazine.
See also: http://www.me.berkeley.edu/faculty/pisano
|Kristofer S.J. Pister received a B.A. degree in applied physics from the University of California, San Diego, in 1982, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1989 and 1992. From 1992 to 1997 he was an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. In 1997, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley, where he is currently a Professor and Co-Director of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center. He created the term "Smart Dust" and pioneered the development of ubiquitous networks of communication sensors, a concept that has since become a vital sector of technology R&D. During 2003 and 2004 he was on industrial leave as CEO and then CTO of Dust Networks, a company that he co-founded to commercialize low-power wireless sensor networks. In addition to wireless sensor networks, his research interests include MEMS-based microrobotics and low-power circuit design.|
See also: http://wsn.eecs.berkeley.edu/index.php
|Richard M. White received his Ph.D. degree from Harvard University in Applied Physics. He conducted microwave device research at General Electric before joining the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, in 1962. He is a Founding Director of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (1986). He holds numerous U.S. patents, has co-authored texts and reference books on Solar Cells (1983), Acoustic Wave Sensors (1997), and Electronics (2001). In addition to the 2003 Rayleigh Award of the IEEE for seminal contributions to surface acoustic wave technology, Prof. White is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the IEEE and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and is the recipient of many academic awards including the IEEE Cledo Brunetti Award (1986), U.C. Berkeley Chancellor's Professorship, and the 2003 U.C. Berkeley Community Service citation award. Research interests have included microwave devices, thermoelastic and ultrasonic phenomena and devices. Current research interests include wireless microsensors and energy scavenging devices for use in electric power systems and a portable particulate matter monitor for measuring concentrations of airborne aerosols and diesel exhaust particulates.|
See also: http://www-bsac.eecs.berkeley.edu/project/list_projects_by_director.php?PersonID=705
|Ming C. Wu is a professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences and Co-Director of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC) at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also Chief Scientist of CITRIS and Director of the Berkeley Microfabrication Laboratory.|
Prof. Wu received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1985 and 1988, respectively. From 1988 to 1992, he was a Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey. From 1992 to 2004, he was a professor in the Electrical Engineering department at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he also served as Vice Chair for Industrial Affiliate Program and Director of Nanoelectronics Research Facility. He has been a faculty member at Berkeley since 2004. His research interests include MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems), MOEMS, semiconductor optoelectronics, nanophotonics, and biophotonics. He has published 7 book chapters, over 155 journal papers and 300 conference papers. He is the holder of 19 U.S. patents. Prof. Wu is a Fellow of IEEE, and a member of Optical Society of America. He was a Packard Foundation Fellow from 1992 to 1997. He received the 2007 Paul F. Forman Engineering Excellence Award from Optical Society of America.
See also: http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/~wu/