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J-MEMS Editor-in-Chief and Editors

The first issue of IEEE/JMEMS appeared in March, 1992 and the Journal was published quarterly from 1992 to 2002 when it changed to a bimonthly format.

From 1992 to 1997, the JMEMS Editor-in-Chief was Dr. William Trimmer; from 1997 to 2012 Professor Richard S. Muller of the University of California, Berkeley was the Editor-in-Chief.  Christofer Hierold, Professor of Micro and Nanosystems at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, became the EIC in October of 2012.

The JMEMS Editorial Board plays a key role in assuring the archival quality of published papers. One of the Editorial Board members is responsible for the review process of each paper and that Editor is identified in a footnote on the first page of each accepted paper. Those members of the Editorial Board, who are designated as Senior Editor, are sometimes assigned the responsibilities of Editor-in-Chief for selected submitted papers to JMEMS.

J-MEMS Editorial Board

  • J-MEMS Editor-in-Chief

    • Christofer Hierold
      Christofer Hierold portrait
      ETH Zurich
      Micro and Nanosystems
      Tannenstrasse 3
      CH-8092
      Switzerland

      Research Areas: Functional nanomaterials in MEMS and NEMS (e.g. carbon nanotube sensors, ultra low power sensors), Polymer microsystems (e.g. magnetic polymers, biodegradable polymers), Advanced MEMS (e.g. micro thermoelectric generators, large deflection actuators by polymer springs in MEMS), Fabrication technology (integration of functional nanomaterials on larger areas)


      Professional Memberships: IEEE/EDS


      Biography: Christofer Hierold has been Professor of Micro and Nanosystems at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH) since April 2002. Further, he is Executive Coordinator ETH Zurich of the Binnig and Rohrer Nanotechnology Center (BRNC) at Ruschlikon. Before he joined ETH Zurich in 2002 he was with Siemens AG, Corporate Research, and Infineon Technologies AG in Germany. In 1990 he graduated from Technical University Munich (TUM) with a Dr.-Ing. Degree in Engineering Sciences.


      Christofer Hierold is Co-Chair of the Steering Committee of the EUROSENSORS conference, and a member of the Steering Committees of both MEMS and TRANSDUCERS. He served as General Co-Chair of MEMS 2009, and is Program Chair of TRANSDUCERS 2013. Professor Hierold is a member of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (SATW).

  • J-MEMS Editors

    • Chong H. Ahn
       - Professor
      Chong H. Ahn portrait
      University of Cincinnati
      814 Rhodes Hall
      Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0030
      USA
      Phone 1:
      513-556-4767

      Fax:
      513-556-7326

      Research Areas:  
      - Microfluidics Devices and BioMEMS:  Polymer smart passive microfluidic devices and BioMEMS
      - Biosensors and Lab-on-a-ChipsIn vitro diagnostics (IVD) with immunosensors on polymer lab-on-a-chip platform
      - Point-of-Care (POC) Healthcare Systems:  POCT clinical diagnostics for smart patient care systems
      - Neurosurgical Monitoring Medical Devices: Monitoring traumatic brain injury (TBI) using smart microcatheter and lab-on-a-tube

      Professional Memberships: IEEE/EDS, ASME, IoP


      Biography:   Dr. Ahn is Mitchell P. Kartalia Chair Professor of Engineering in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computing Systems at the University of Cincinnati. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1993. Since joining the University of Cincinnati in 1994, he has successfully initiated and established an excellent Microfluidics and BioMEMS program (www.biomems.uc.edu). He has published over ~300 journal and peer-reviewed conference papers, and chaired numerous international conferences and steering committees. His research interests include the design, simulation, fabrication and characterization of MEMS and BioMEMS devices, microfluidic device and systems, biosensors and biochips, lab-on-a-chips, in vitro diagnostics (IVD), and point-of-care clinical diagnostics or neurosurgical monitoring. He received the Scientific Leadership Award at the 4th Annual BioMEMS and Biomedical Nanotechnology World in 2003 and received the Best Journal Paper Award of the IEEE Sensor Journal in 2009. He is currently serving as an Editor of the IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems (JMEMS), and Editorial Advisory Boards of the Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering (JMM), and Journal of Microfluidics and Nanofluidics. He is now a Fellow at the Institute of Physics. He was the founder of Siloam Biosciences Inc. (www.siloambio.com) in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

    • Narayana Aluru
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      Professor
      University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
      3265 Beckman Institute, MC-251
      Urbana, Illinois 61822
      USA
      Phone 1:
      217-333-1180

      Fax:
      217-244-4333

      Research Areas: Computational Methods, MEMS, NEMS, Micro and Nanofluidics


      Professional Memberships: ASME, IEEE


      Biography: N. R. Aluru received the B.E. degree with honors and distinction from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, India, in 1989, the M.S. degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, in 1991, and the Ph.D. degree from Stanford University, Stanford, CA, in 1995. He is currently a Kritzer Professor in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering and Director of the Computational Science and Engineering Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). He is also affiliated with the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Bioengineering Department at UIUC. He was a Postdoctoral Associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, from 1995 to 1997. In 1998, he joined the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) as an Assistant Professor.


      Dr. Aluru received the NSF CAREER award in 1999, the 2001 CMES Distinguished Young Author Award, the Xerox Award for Faculty Research in 2002, the ASME Gustus L. Larson Memorial Award in 2006, the USACM Gallagher Young Investigator Award in 2007, was named a Willett Faculty Scholar by the College of Engineering at UIUC for the period 2002-2008, and University Scholar in 2010.

    • Lionel Buchaillot
       - Dr.
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      Institute for Electronics, Microelectronics and Nanotechnology IEMN
      Cite Scientifique
      Avenue H. Poincare
      CS60069
      Villeneuve d'Ascq Cedex 59650
      France
      Phone 1:
      +33 3 2019 7800

      Research Areas:  Mechanical Sensors and Systems, RF MEMS / MEMS for Microwaves and Scientific Micro- and Nanoinstruments


      Professional Membership:  IEEE


      Biography:  Lionel Buchaillot is a CNRS Senior Researcher. He received the M.S degree in Material Sciences and the PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering respectively in 1991 and 1995, both from the Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon, France. Between 1995 and 1997, he has been with the Laboratory for Integrated MicroMechatronic Systems (LIMMS-CNRS-IIS, The University of Tokyo, Japan) as a JSPS post-doctoral fellow working on thin film shape memory alloys actuators for MEMS. In 1997, he worked as a R&D engineer for the SFIM Company (now SAFRAN) and AVIAC Technologies Company. In 1998, he has joined the CNRS in the ISEN Department of the Institute of Electronics, Microelectronics and Nanotechnology (IEMN). He was the Head of the "Silicon-based MEMS" research group at IEMN between 2001 and 2009. In 2010, he became director of IEMN. His research focuses on Mechanical Sensors and Systems, RF MEMS / MEMS for Microwaves and Scientific Micro- and Nanoinstruments. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 papers and several book chapters. He is recipient of the CNRS Bronze Medal.

    • Dong-il (Dan) Cho
       - PhD
      Dong-il (Dan) Cho portrait
      Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
      Seoul National University
      Building 133
      Room 408
      Gwanak-Ro 1
      Gwanak-Gu, SeoulKorea
      Phone 1:
      +82-2-880-6488

      Research Areas:
      MEMS/NEMS Fabrication Processes
      MEMS and Controls Applications to Biomedical and Robotics Technologies


      Professional Memberships: IEEE (EDS, RAS, IES), IFAC


      Biography: Dong-Il (Dan) Cho received the B. S. degree from the Carnegie Mellon University in 1980 and the M. S. and Ph. D. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In 1987, he joined the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at Princeton University as an Assistant Professor. Since 1993, he has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Seoul National University.


      His research interests are in MEMS and control technologies. He has served as the editor of IEEE/ASME Journal of MEMS since its first issue published in 1992, and was appointed as the Senior Editor of the journal in 2012. In addition, he served as the President of the MEMS Research Association of Korea from 2003 to 2007. In addition, he currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Technical Board of IFAC (International Federation of Automatic Control). Professor Cho is a Senior Member of the National Academy of Engineering of Korea (NAEK).

    • Don DeVoe
      Don DeVoe portrait
      Professor
      University of Maryland
      3139 Glenn L Martin Hall
      College Park, MD 20742
      USA
      Phone 1:
      301-405-8125

      Fax:
      301-314-9477
      Email 1:
      ddev@umd.edu

      Research Areas: Microfluidic systems for bioanalysis; Piezoelectric MEMS


      Professional Memberships: IEEE, ACS


      Biography: Don L. DeVoe is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. He received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1997 from the University of California, Berkeley, with a focus in piezoelectric microsystems. He is a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from the National Science Foundation for advances in microsystems technology, and is a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences.

    • David Elata
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      Professor
      Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
      Haifa 32000
      Israel
      Phone 1:
      +972 4 829 3184

      Research Areas: Electrostatic micro-actuators: e.g. micromirrors and switches. Electrostatic resonators: e.g. electrostatic and electret transducers that are perfectly linear or that have a tailored nonlinear response. Modeling of micro-scale transducers: theoretical investigation and derivation of design rules for: electrostatic, piezoelectric, thermoelastic and electromagnetic transduction.


      Professional Memberships: IEEE


      Biography: David Elata is a Professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. He is the head of the MEMS laboratory and a member of the Technion Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute. He earned a D.Sc. from the Technion in 1993, and has previously worked in the fields of Computational Mechanics, Geophysics, and Continuum Mechanics. His current research interests are in modeling and design of micro actuators and development of test devices for material and structure characterization at the micro-scale.

    • Reza Ghodssi
      Reza Ghodssi portrait
      Professor
      Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Institute for Systems Research
      A.V. Williams Building
      Rm 2173
      College Park, MD 20742
      USA
      Phone 1:
      (301) 405-8158

      Fax:
      (301) 314-9920

      Research Areas: Integrated Micro, Nano and Bio Systems, Chemical and Biological Sensing, Small-scale Energy Storage, Harvesting and Conversion


      Professional Memberships: IEEE, MRS, AVS, ASEE, AAAS


      Biography: Reza Ghodssi is the Herbert Rabin Distinguished Chair in Engineering, Director of the Institute for Systems Research (ISR), and Director of the MEMS Sensors and Actuators Lab (MSAL) in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Maryland (UMD). He is also affiliated with the Fischell Department of Bioengineering (BIOE), the Maryland NanoCenter, the University of Maryland Energy Research Center (UMERC), and the Materials Science and Engineering Department (MSE) at UMD.


      Dr. Ghodssi's research interests are in the design and development of microfabrication technologies and their applications to micro/nano/bio devices and systems for chemical and biological sensing, small-scale energy conversion and harvesting. Dr. Ghodssi was chair of the NSF Workshop on Micro, Nano, Bio Systems in 2012 and the 9th International Workshop on Micro and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications (PowerMEMS 2009). He also served as the Americas Technical Program Committee chair of IEEE SENSORS 2010, 2011, and 2012 conferences. Dr. Ghodssi has over 95 refereed journal publications and is the co-editor of the "MEMS Materials and Processes Handbook" published in 2011.

    • Andrew Holmes
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      Professor
      Imperial College London, EEE Department
      Exhibiton Road
      London SW7 2AZ
      UK
      Phone 1:
      +44 20 7594 6239

      Fax:
      +44 20 7594 6308

      Research Areas:  Physical MEMS, energy harvesting, laser materials processing, wireless sensors


      Professional Memberships:  IEEE, IET


      Biography:  Andrew Holmes received the BA degree in natural sciences from Cambridge University in 1987, and the PhD degree in electrical engineering from Imperial College London in 1992. He is currently Professor of Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London. He has worked on a range of topics in optical signal processing, integrated optics and MEMS, and has published around 150 journal and conference papers in these areas. His current research interests include applications of laser processing in MEMS manufacturing, novel assembly technologies for MEMS and electronics, micro-power generation by energy harvesting, power conditioning electronics for energy harvesters and ultra-low power radio for wireless sensors. He is a co-founder and director of Microsaic Systems plc, an Imperial College spin-out company started in 2001 to exploit Imperial College MEMS research.

    • Roger Howe
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      William E. Ayer Professor
      Stanford University
      Paul G. Allen Building
      Room 114
      Stanford, CA 94305-4070
      USA
      Phone 1:
      1-650-723-8030

      Research Areas: N/MEMS fabrication technology and applications in resonators, actuators, inertial navigation, energy conversion, and biosensing.


      Professional Memberships: IEEE


      Biography: Roger T. Howe has been a Professor at Stanford University since 2005, after having held faculty positions at Berkeley, MIT, and CMU, where his group is researching N/MEMS applications in thermionic energy conversion and biomolecular sensing. In 2004, he co-founded Silicon Clocks, which was acquired by Silicon Laboratories in 2010. He served as Co-Chair of IEEE MEMS 1990 in Napa, California and as Technical Chair of Transducers 2003 in Boston, Massachusetts. He is an IEEE Fellow and a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering. Since 2011, he is the Director of the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN).

    • Hongrui Jiang
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      Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor
      University of Wisconsin - Madison
      3440 Engineering Hall
      1415 Engineering Drive
      Madison, Wisconsin 53706
      USA
      Phone 1:
      1-608-265-9418

      Fax:
      1-608-262-1267

      Research Areas: Microfabrication technology, biological and chemical microsensors, microactuators, optical microelectromechanical systems, smart materials and micro-/nanostructures, lab on a chip, and biomimetics and bioinspiration.


      Professional Memberships: IEEE, OSA


      Biography: Hongrui Jiang is the Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He is also a Faculty Affiliate in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, a Faculty Member of the Materials Science Program, and a Member of the McPherson Eye Research Institute at UW-Madison. He received the B.S. degree in physics from Peking University, Beijing, China, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering in 1999 and 2001, respectively, from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. From 2001 to 2002, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center, University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Jiang was the recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Young Faculty Award in 2008, the H. I. Romnes Faculty Fellowship of the University of Wisconsin in 2011, the NIH Director's New Innovator Award in 2011, and the Vilas Associate Award of the University of Wisconsin in 2013. Dr. Jiang has published over 100 peer reviewed publications and holds 6 issued US patents.

    • Chang-Jin "CJ" Kim
       - Professor
      Chang-Jin "CJ" Kim portrait
      University of California, Los Angeles
      37-134 E4 Bldg., 420 Westwood Plaza
      Los Angeles, CA 90095
      USA
      Phone 1:
      310-825-0267

      Fax:
      310-206-2302

      Research Areas:  MEMS


      Professional Memberships:  IEEE; ASME; APS; AAAS


      Biography:  CJ Kim received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 1991. He received his B.S. from Seoul National University and M.S. from Iowa State University along with the Graduate Research Excellence Award. Since joining the faculty at UCLA in 1993, he has established a MEMS Ph.D. major field in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department. Directing the Micro and Nano Manufacturing Laboratory, his research is in MEMS and nanotechnology, including design and fabrication of micro/nano structures, actuators and systems, with a special interest in utilizing surface tension. A fellow of ASME, Professor Kim is the recipient of TRW Outstanding Young Teacher Award, NSF CAREER Award, ALA Achievement Award, and Samueli Outstanding Teaching Award. He has served on numerous committees, including IEEE MEMS Conference and Transducers, and chaired conferences, including IEEE MEMS 2014. He is currently serving as a Senior Editor for the IEEE/ASME Journal of MEMS and on the Editorial Advisory Board for IEEJ Transactions on Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He has also been active in the commercial sector, as a board member, scientific advisor, consultant, and founder of start-ups.

    • Eun Kim
       - Professor and Chair
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      University of Southern California
      Department of EE-Electrophysics
      Los Angeles, CA 90275
      USA
      Phone 1:
      213-740-4697

      Fax:
      213-740-8677

      Research Areas:  Acoustic, Piezoelectric and Power MEMS


      Professional Membership:  IEEE


      Biography:  Eun Sok Kim (M’91–SM’01–F’11) received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees, all in electrical engineering, from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1982, 1987, and 1990, respectively. In Fall 1999, he joined the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, and is currently a Professor and the Chair in the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering - Electrophysics. From Spring 1991 to Fall 1999, he worked at the Department of Electrical Engineering in the University of Hawaii at Manoa as a faculty member. Previously, he worked at IBM Research Laboratory, San Jose, CA, NCR Corp., San Diego, CA, and Xicor Inc., Milpitas, CA as a co-op student, design engineer, and summer-student engineer, respectively. Prof. Kim is an expert in piezoelectric and acoustic MEMS, having published more than 200 refereed papers and 10 issued patents in the field, and is a Fellow of the IEEE and the Institute of Physics (IOP). He serves as an editor for IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems and on the editorial board for Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering. He has been awarded a NSF CAREER Award (FY 95-99) and the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering 2006 Best New Application Paper Award.

    • Liwei Lin
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      Professor
      UC Berkeley
      621E Sutardja Dai Hall
      Berkeley, CA 94720-1740
      USA
      Phone 1:
      510-643-5495

      Fax:
      510-643-5599

      Research Areas: MEMS (Microelectromechanical Systems); NEMS (Nanoelectromechanical Systems); Nanotechnology; design and manufacturing of microsensors and microactuators; development of micromachining processes by silicon surface/bulk micromachining; micro moulding process; mechanical issues in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) including heat transfer, solid/fluid mechanics and dynamics


      Professional Memberships: IEEE, ASME


      Biography: Liwei Lin joined UC-Berkeley in 1999 and is now Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department and co-Director at the Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center.  He received his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 1993.  His research interests are in design, modeling and fabrication of micro/nano structures, micro/nano sensors and micro/nano actuators as well as mechanical issues in micro/nano systems including heat transfer, solid/fluid mechanics and dynamics.  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 to establish the MEMS division in ASME and served as the founding Chairman of the Executive Committee from 2004~2005.  He is an ASME Fellow and has 15 issued US patents in the area of MEMS/NEMS.  He served as the general co-chair of the 24th international conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems.  Currently, he serves as a subject editor for the IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems and the North and South America Editor of Sensors and Actuators -A Physical.

    • Antonio Luque
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      Associate Professor
      University of Seville
      E. S. Ingenieros - Dpto. Ingenieria Electronica - Av. Descubrimientos s/n
      Sevilla, Sevilla E-41092
      Spain
      Phone 1:
      +34954481297

      Fax:
      +34954487373

      Research Areas:  Microfluidics, BioMEMS, inertial sensors, polymer fabrication


      Professional Memberships:  IEEE, IES, EDS


      Biography:  Antonio Luque received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Seville, Seville, Spain, in 2000 and 2005, respectively. He currently holds the position of Associate Professor in the Department of Electronics Engineering, University of Seville. His research interests include microfluidics, inertial sensors, BioMEMS, and polymer microsystems. Dr. Luque was the Chairman of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Technical Committee on MEMS and Nanotechnology in 2008–2009, and member of the IEEE JMEMS Steering Committee during 2013. He was a recipient of the Burgen Scholarship from the Academia Europaea in 2007. 

    • Roya Maboudian
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      Professor
      University of California at Berkeley
      Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
      Berkeley, CA 94720
      USA
      Phone 1:
      510-643-7957

      Fax:
      510-642-4778

      Research Areas: surface and materials science and engineering of micro-/nanosystems


      Professional Memberships: IEEE, MRS, APS, ECS, ACS, AICHE


      Biography: Roya Maboudian is professor of chemical engineering, associate 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 in Pasadena.   Prof. Maboudian's research interest is in the surface and materials science and engineering of micro/nanosystems. The main research activities in her group currently include investigation of the tribological issues in micro/nanoelectromechanical systems; silicon carbide-based sensors for harsh environment applications; nanowire and graphene based sensors and energy technologies; development of electrochemical processes for low-cost thin-film photovoltaics; and biologically inspired materials design.  Prof. Maboudian has coauthored over 220 papers in peer-reviewed archival journals.  She is the recipient of several awards, including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from the White House, NSF Young Investigator award, and the Beckman Young Investigator award. She is currently serving as editor to the IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, as associate editor to IEEE/SPIE Journal on Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS and MOEMS, and as advisory board member to ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces.

    • Sabina Merlo
       - Professor
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      Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale e dell'Informazione
      University of Pavia
      Via Ferrata 1
      Pavia 27100
      Italy
      Phone 1:
      +390382985202

      Fax:
      +390382422583

      Research Areas: Optical MEMS, Optical methods for MEMS testing, Optical Biosensors, Optofluidics, Photonic crystals, Interferometry, Fiberoptic sensors and components


      Professional Memberships: IEEE/LEOS


      Biography: Sabina Merlo received the Ph.D. degree in Electronic Engineering in 1992 from University of Pavia, Italy, and the MSE in Bioengineering in 1989 from the University of Washington, Seattle, USA, with a Rotary Foundation Scholarship. Assistant Professor at University of Pavia since 1993, she is Associate Professor of Electronics within Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale e dell Informazione of the same University since 2001.


      She has carried on scientific researches in the field of optoelectronics, in collaboration with Italian and foreign Universities and companies, with regard to the study, design and characterization of new components and measuring systems, relative to telecom, biomedical and industrial applications. She has given innovative contributions in the following fields: Silicon micromachined devices, MEMS, Micromirrors, Photonic crystals for optofluidics and biosensing; Feedback interferometry; Fiber optic  sensors and components; Optical cryptography and chaotic phenomena in laser oscillators; Noise limits in optoelectronic systems. She has been involved, as team member or  project manager, in researches funded by EU (OCCULT and PICASSO), Italian Ministry of Education, private Foundations and companies. She is co-author of 4 patents and 100 journal/conference papers and book chapters.


      She is a Senior member of IEEE/LEOS and an associate editor of JMEMS, since 2006.
    • Clark Nguyen
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      Professor
      University of California at Berkeley
      574 Cory Hall
      Berkeley, CA 94611
      USA
      Phone 1:
      510-642-6251

      Research Areas: Integrated micromechanical signal processors and integrated sensors, merged circuit/micromechanical technologies, RF communications, integrated circuit design and technology, short- and long-term stability in micromechanical devices


      Professional Memberships: IEEE/EDS, IEEE/SSCS, IEEE/UFFC


      Biography: Clark T.-C. Nguyen received the B. S., M. S., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley in 1989, 1991, and 1994, respectively, all in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences. In 1995, he joined the faculty of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he was a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science up until mid-2006. In 2006, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California at Berkeley, where he is now a Professor and a co-Director of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center. In 2001, Prof. Nguyen founded Discera, Inc., a company aimed at commercializing communication products, based upon MEMS technology, with an initial focus on the very vibrating micromechanical resonators pioneered by his research. He served as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Discera until mid-2002, at which point he joined the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) on an IPA, where he served for 3.5 years as the Program Manager of the MEMS, 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 Gyroscopes (NGIMG), and Micro Cryogenic Coolers (MCC) programs, in the Microsystems Technology Office of DARPA. Prof. Nguyen is a Fellow of the IEEE and presently serves as the Vice President for Frequency Control in the IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control Society.

    • Gianluca Piazza
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      Associate Professor
      Carnegie Mellon University
      5000 Forbes Avenue
      Pittsburgh, PA 15213
      USA
      Phone 1:
      412-268-7762

      Research Areas:  Piezoelectric MEMS and NEMS. MEMS Resonators, Oscillators and Filters. NEMS for information storage and processing. MEMS Resonant Sensors


      Professional Membership:  IEEE


      Biography:  Gianluca Piazza is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. He also holds a secondary appointment in Mechanical Engineering. Prior to joining CMU he was the Wilf Family Term Assistant Professor in the department of Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania.  His research interests focus on piezoelectric micro and nano electromechanicalsystems (M/NEMS) for RF wireless communication, chemical/biological detection, and all mechanical computing.  He also has a general interest in the areas of micro/nano fabrication techniques and integration of micro/nano devices with state-of-the-art electronics.  He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 2005. He has more than 10 years of experience working with piezoelectric materials and devices.  He holds several patents in the field of micromechanical resonators some of which have been successfully acquired by industry. He received the IBM Young Faculty Award in 2006 and has won, with his students, the Best Paper Award at the IEEE Frequency Control Symposium in 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2013, and at the IEEE Ultrasonic Symposium in 2012.

    • Christian Rembe
       - Dr.
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      Polytec GmbH
      Polytec Platz 1-7
      Waldbronn 76337
      Germany

      Research Areas: optical metrology, MEMS-testing, laser-Doppler vibrometry


      Professional Memberships: IEEE, SPIE, DPG, VDI


      Biography: Christian Rembe received the diploma in Physics from the University of Hanover, Hanover, Germany, in 1994. From 1994 to 1999, he was a scientific assistant at the University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany where he earned a doctor degree in Engineering. 1999 he joined the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center at the University of California, Berkeley as postdoctoral, research engineer with support of a Feodor-Lynen-Scholarship of the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation and a UC Berkeley MacKay-Lecturer Fellowship. Since 2001 he is working as Manager Development Optics at Polytec GmbH, Waldbronn, Germany. His interests are optics, optical measurement techniques, microelectromechanical systems, and dynamic-system behavior. He is member of IEEE, SPIE, Verein Deutscher Ingenieure VDI, and the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft DPG. He serves as an Editor of IEEE JMEMS since 2012 and is in the scientific committees of several international conferences in the field of optical measurement techniques. In 1999 he awarded one half of Research Award for Applied Sciences (Landesforschungspreis) of the state Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

    • Antonio Ricco
       - Senior Editor
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      Chief Technologist, Small Spacecraft Payloads and Technologies
      NASA Ames Research Center, on leave from Stanford University
      P.O. Box 1
      Moffett Field, CA 94035
      USA
      Phone 1:
      +1 650 604 4276

      Research Areas: Integrated microsystems, fluidics, biomedical diagnostics, bio/chemical sensors


      Professional Memberships: American Chemical Society, Electrochemical Society, IEEE


      Biography: Tony Ricco received BS and PhD degrees in Chemistry from UC Berkeley (1980) and MIT (1984), respectively. In Sandia National Laboratories' Microsensor R&D Department (1984 - 1998), he developed chemical microsensors and integrated microsystems. He was guest professor at the University of Heidelberg (winter 1996/97). From 1999 - 2003, he was ACLARA BioSciences' Director of Microtechnologies and Materials, developing consumable plastic microfluidic systems for genetic analysis, high-throughput pharmaceutical discovery, proteomics, and pathogen detection. He directed Stanford's National Center for Space Biological Technologies from 2004 - 2007; since 2007, he has served as NASA Ames Research Center's Chief Technologist for Small Spacecraft Payloads and Technologies while on leave from Stanford University. Beginning in 2003, he has participated in the founding, development, and projects of the Biomedical Diagnostics Institute (Dublin City University) as Adjunct Professor. Dr. Ricco is co-author of over 350 presentations, 200 publications, and 15 patents. He is a Fellow of The Electrochemical Society, former president of its Sensor Division, and currently Vice President of the Transducer Research Foundation. He served on the Editorial Advisory Board of Analytical Chemistry and is an Associate Editor of Sensors & Actuators B: Chemical as well as the Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine.

    • Pasqualina Sarro
       - Prof. Dr.
      Pasqualina Sarro portrait
      Delft University of Technology
      Feldmanweg 17
      Delft 2628 CT
      The Netherlands
      Phone 1:
      0031152787708

      Fax:
      00312787369

      Research Areas:  
      - novel materials and structures for MEMS and NEMS to be applied in health, environmental applications, automotive and scientific instrumentation
      - 3D micro and nano-structuring; 3D integration schemes, including 3D interconnects


      Professional Membership:  IEEE/EDS


      Biography:  Lina Sarro is Professor of Microsystems Technology at the Delft University of Technology. Since 2009 she is also Head of the Microelectronics Department. She received the Laurea degree (cum laude) in solid-states physics from the University of Naples, Italy, in 1980. From 1981 to 1983, she was a post-doctoral fellow in the Photovoltaic Research Group of the Division of Engineering, Brown University, Rhode Island, U.S.A. In 1987, she received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering at the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. Since then, she has been with the Delft Institute of Microsystems and Nanoelectronics (DIMES), where she has been performing and supervising research in the field of integrated silicon sensors and MEMS technology. She has (co)-authored more than 500 publications. She is a member of the technical program committee and steering committee for several international conferences (IEEE MEMS, IEEE Sensors, Eurosensors, Transducers); Technical Program (co) chair for the IEEE Sensors 2002-2004 Conference General co-chair of IEEE MEMS 2009. Prof. Sarro is a member of the KNAW (Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences) and an IEEE Fellow.


      Other Website: http://ectm.et.tudelft.nl

    • Ashwin Seshia
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      Reader in Microsystems Technology
      University of Cambridge
      Nanoscience Centre
      11 JJ Thomson Avenue
      Cambridge CB3 0FF
      United Kingdom
      Phone 1:
      +44-1223-760333

      Fax:
      +44-1223-760309

      Professional Membership: IEEE 


      Biography: Ashwin A. Seshia received his BTech in Engineering Physics in 1996 from IIT Bombay, MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley in 1999 and 2002 respectively, and the MA from the University of Cambridge in 2008.  During his time at the University of California, Berkeley, he was affiliated with the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center. He joined the faculty of the Engineering Department at the University of Cambridge in October 2002 where he is presently a Reader in Microsystems Technology and a Fellow of Queens' College. Ashwin's research explores structural dynamics and physical acoustics at the MEMS-scale with specific contributions in the areas of sensors and sensor systems, transducers and interfaces, vibrational energy harvesting and micromechanical resonators and oscillators. He was appointed a Fellow of the ERA Foundation in 2008 and received the Royal Society Brian Mercer Feasibility Award in 2010. He serves as Editor for the IEEE/ASME Journal of Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems and as Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control.

    • Andrei Shkel
       - Professor
      Andrei Shkel portrait
      University of California, Irvine
      4208 Engineering Gateway Building
      Irvine, CA 92697-3975
      USA
      Phone 1:
      +1 (949) 824-3843

      Fax:
      +1 (949) 824-8585

      Research Areas:  MEMS, Inertial Sensors


      Professional Memberships:  IEEE


      Biography:  Andrei Shkel has been on faculty at the University of California, Irvine since 2000, where he is currently a Professor in the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering. From 2009 to 2013, he served as a Program Manager in the Microsystems Technology Office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). His professional interests, reflected in over 170 publications and two books, include high performance inertial sensors, sensor-based intelligence, and control theory.  He holds 24 U.S. and world-wide patents.  Dr. Shkel has served on a number of editorial boards, most recently as Editor of IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, Founding Chair of the IEEE International Symposium on INERTIAL SENSORS and SYSTEMS (ISISS), and General Chair of the 2005 IEEE Sensors Conference. He has been awarded in 2013 the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service, the 2009 IEEE Sensors Council  Technical Achievement Award, the 2006 Best Faculty Research Award, the 2005 NSF CAREER award, and the 2002 George E. Brown, Jr. Award. Dr. Shkel is the IEEE Fellow. He received the diploma degree (with excellence) in mechanics and mathematics from the Moscow State University, Russia, in 1991, and the Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA, in 1997.

    • Shuichi Shoji
       - Professor
      Shuichi Shoji portrait
      Waseda University
      3-4-1, Okubo, Shinjuku
      Tokyo 169-8555
      Japan
      Phone 1:
      +81 3 5286 3394

      Fax:
      +81 3 3204 5765

      Research Areas:  Micro/Nano Fabrication: e.g. Si, Glass, Polymer, MEMS: MicroTAS, Microfluidics


      Professional Membership:  IEEE/EDS


      Biography:  Shuichi Shoji has been Professor of Faculty of Science & Engineering, Waseda University since 1997 after serving three years as an Assiate Professor. Before he joined Waseda University in 1994, he was Assitant Professor and Assciate Professor of Tohoku University from 1984 to1994. He received his BS, MS and PhD. degree in electronic engineering from Tohoku University, in 1979, 1981 and 1984 respectively. He was conference general Co-chairs of IEEE Micro Electromechanical Systems: MEMS in 1997 and Micro Total Analysis Systems: MicroTAS in 2002. He has been an international steering committee member of International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems: Transducers and a Program Vice-Chair (Asia region) for Transducers’2011 which was held in Beijing.

    • Olav Solgaard
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      Professor
      Stanford University
      342 Via Pueblo
      Stanford, CA 94305
      USA
      Phone 1:
      +1 650 224 7177

      Research Areas: Nanophotonics, fiber sensors, microscopy, nanofabrication 


      Professional Memberships: OSA, IEEE


      Biography: Olav Solgaard earned his Ph.D. degree from Stanford University in 1992. His doctoral dissertation: "Integrated Semiconductor Light Modulators for Fiber-optic and Display Applications" was the basis for the establishment of a Silicon Valley firm Silicon Light Machines (SLM), co-founded by Dr. Solgaard in 1994.  From 1992 to 1995 he carried out research on optical MEMS as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, and in 1995, he joined the Electrical Engineering faculty of the University of California, Davis.  His work at UC Davis led to the invention of the multi-wavelength, fiber-optical switch, which has been developed into commercial products by several companies.  In 1999 he joined Stanford University where he is now Professor of Electrical Engineering and the Director of the Edward L. Ginzton Laboratory.  Professor Solgaard's research interests include Optical MEMS, Photonic Crystals, Atomic Force Microscopy, and solar energy conversion.  He has authored more than 300 technical publications and holds 50 patents.  Professor Solgaard is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters, and the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences.

    • Leland (Chip) Spangler
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      President
      Aspen Microsystems

      Research Areas: MEMS packaging and assembly, materials, testing


      Professional Memberships: IEEE


      Biography: Dr. Spangler received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from The University of Michigan in 1988. He is currently President of Advanced Microsystems a company that provides engineering services for advanced microelectronic devices, with specialties in package and assembly technologies.


      Previously Chip was the President and CTO of Aspen Technologies, a microelectronic package and assembly service supplier. He was responsible for developing package solutions for extremely high-pixel count displays, DNA analysis products and MEMS telecom switch arrays, pressure and inertial sensors as well as a variety of other MEMS devices. Before this, Chip worked at Ford Microelectronics where he had responsibility for pressure sensors, and airbag and chassis accelerometers. His work lead directly to the production of the world's first plastic surface mount airbag accelerometer.  


      Dr. Spangler is the author of over 30 technical publications and has 10 patents. He is currently an editor for IEEE JMEMS and has helped organize Hilton Head, Transducers, SPIE, MEMS and other technical conferences.

    • Mark Spearing
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      Professor
      University of Southampton
      Highfield
      Southampton, Hampshire SO17 1BJ
      United Kingdom
      Phone 1:
      +44 23 8059 9526

      Research Areas: Materials and processes for microsystems


      Professional Memberships: ASME, AIAA, MRS


      Biography: Prof. S. Mark Spearing is Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) at the University of Southampton, UK. His portfolio includes international relationships in research and education, internationalisation of the curriculum and the campus, and the recruitment of international students. Previously Professor Spearing was Head of School and Professor of Engineering Materials in the School of Engineering Sciences at the University of Southampton. From 1994-2004, he was a Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At MIT he was Head of the Materials and Structures Division and Director of the Technology Laboratory for Advanced Composites. His technical interests include structural composites and Microelectromechanical Systems. Spearing is a past chairman of the AIAA Materials Technical Committee, and he is an Associate Fellow of AIAA, a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and of the Materials Research Society. In addition to his role as an editor of the ASME/IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems he was a deputy editor of Acta Materialia from 1996-2003 and is the European Editor of The Journal of Composite Materials. He has published over 170 technical publications, including 105 in refereed journals.

    • Göran Stemme
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      Professor
      KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Micro and Nanosystems
      Osquldas vag 10
      Stockholm SE-100 44
      Sweden
      Phone 1:
      +46(0)87907787

      Research Areas: Micro and nano device and system technology including sensors, actuators, fabrication techniques, device integration, wafer-level packaging, microfluidics, micro-optics. Specific focus on biomedical applications.


      Professional Memberships: IEEE EDS


      Biography: Goran Stemme received his M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering in 1981 and the Ph. D. degree in solid state electronics in 1987, both from the Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden. In 1981, he joined the Department of Solid State Electronics, Chalmers University of Technology. There, in 1990, he became an associate professor (docent) heading the silicon sensor research group. In 1991, he was appointed professor at The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, where he is currently the head of the department of  Micro and Nanosystems at the School of Electrical Engineering. He is a member of the International Steering Committee of the Conference series TRANSDUCERS. Between 1995 and 2001 he was a member of the International Steering Committee of the Conference series IEEE Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) and he was General Co-Chair of that conference in 1998. Prof. Stemme is Senior Editor and member of the Steering Committee the IEEE/ASME "Journal of Microelectromechnical Systems".  Prof. Stemme is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (KVA) and he is an IEEE Fellow.

    • Richard Syms
       - Professor of Microsystems Technology
      Richard Syms portrait
      Imperial College London
      EEE Dept.
      London SW7 2AZ
      UK
      Phone 1:
      +44-207-594-6203

      Fax:
      +44-207-594-6308

      Research Areas:  MEMS, Nanotechnology, Electromagnetism


      Professional Memberships:  IEEE, Institute of Physics, Institute of Engineering and Technology


      Biography:  Richard R.A.Syms has been Head of the Optical and Semiconductor Devices Group in the EEE Dept, Imperial College London, since 1992 and Professor of Microsystems Technology since 1996. Prior to that, he was Reader in Electro-Optics, Senior Lecturer and Fellowship of Engineering Research Fellow (all at Imperial College), and prior to that, Atlas Research Fellow in the Department of Engineering Science at Oxford University and Research Assistant at University College London. He obtained a BA and a PhD in 1979 and 1982, both from Oxford and in Engineering Science. He co-founded the MEMS spin-out company Microsaic Systems (which manufactures the world’s first desk-top electrospray mass spectrometer) in 2001. He has served on many MEMS review panels, including for the EPSRC Microsystems Technology Integration Program, and the German, Canadian and Singaporean MEMS programs. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Physics and the Institute of Electrical Engineers.

    • Osamu Tabata
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      Professor
      Kyoto University
      Yoshida-Honmachi, Sakyo-ku
      Kyoto 808-6501
      Japan
      Phone 1:
      +81-75-753-4704

      Fax:
      +81-75-753-4704

      Research Areas: (1) Micro sensors, actuators and integrated sensors, (2) Microfabrication especially etching and lithography (UV, X-ray), (3) Nanofabrication, (4) DNA nanotechnology, (5) Characterization of thin film mechanical properties


      Professional Memberships: IEEE


      Biography: Osamu Tabata had been with the Toyota Central Research and Development Laboratories from 1981.  In 1996, he joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ritsumeikan University, Japan. In 2003, he moved to Kyoto University, Japan. From September to December 2000, he was a guest Professor of Institute of Microsystem Technology, University of Freiburg, Germany, from January to March 2001, he was a guest Professor of ETH Zurich, Switzerland. He had visiting Professorship for senior international scientists of the Chinese Academy of Science in 2010. He is an external senior research fellow at Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) from May 2010 and a guest Professor of Huazong University of Science and Technology from 2011. He served as a General Chair of MEMS2003 and NEMS2012, and general co-chair of NMDC2012. Currently he is an associate editor of several Journals in the field of Nano/Microsystems and N/MEMS. Also he is serving as a program committee member of many International Conferences. He is interested in the research to realize a unique and novel nanosystem by assembling the various functional components such as a microchip, a particle, a microcapsule, DNA origami, a cell, etc., with sizes ranging from the nanometer to micrometer scale on a few mm square MEMS substrate.

    • Xiaohong Wang
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      Professor
      Tsinghua University
      1 Qinghua Yuan, Haidian
      Beijing 100084
      China
      Phone 1:
      86-10-62798432

      Fax:
      86-10-62771130

      Research Areas: Power MEMS, MEMS Integration technologies and Materials


      Professional Membership: IEEE


      Biography: Xiaohong Wang is a professor in Tsinghua National Laboratory for Information Science and Technology, Institute of Miroelectronics, Tsinghua University in China. She got her Ph. D degree in Department of Precision Instruments and Mechanology, Tsinghua University in 1998. As a visiting scholar, she did the research on electrode materials of micro SOFC in Professor Prinz Fritz's group, at Stanford University from Nov. 2005 to Oct. 2006. She also had a short visiting research experience in Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and UCLA, on micro fuel cells and nano- photodetector devices in 2001 and 2007, respectively. 


      Her research is on the fields of MEMS/NEMS design, fabrication, materials, assembly, and integration technologies, especially on PowerMEMS, like micro DMFC, micro suppercapacitors, and energy harvesters recently. She has served as a TPC member in many international conferences, like IEEE-MEMS, Transducers, IEEE-NEMS, APCOT, and PowerMEMS. She was the Secretary-General of Transducers2011 conference, and will be the General Co-chair of IEEE MEMS 2016. She has been a reviewer for several journals, including Elsevier Journal of Power Sources, Electrochemistry Communications, Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, IOP J. Micromech. Microeng., IET Micro & Nano Letters, and etc.


       

    • Man Wong
       - Senior Editor
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      Professor
      The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

      Research Areas: Fabrication technology and physical MEMS devices


      Professional Memberships: IEEE, SID


      Biography: Man Wong was born in Beijing, China. From 1979 to 1984, he studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, where he obtained his BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering. From 1985 to 1988, he was at the Center for Integrated Systems at Stanford University, USA, where he worked on tungsten-gate MOS technology and obtained his PhD degree, also in Electrical Engineering. From 1988 to 1992, he was with the Semiconductor Process and Design Center of Texas Instruments, USA and worked on the modeling and development of integrated-circuit metallization systems and dry/vapor surface-conditioning processes. He is currently with the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong. His research interests include micro-fabrication technology, device structure and material; physics and technology of thin-film transistor; organic light-emitting diode display technology; modeling and implementation of integrated micro-systems; and thin-film solar cell device and process technology. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu and Sigma Xi. He was appointed an Honorary Guest Professor of Nankai University, Tianjin, China, in 2003 and a Visiting Professor of Soochow University, Suzhou, China, in 2011.

    • J. Andrew Yeh
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      Professor
      National Tsing Hua Universtiy
      No. 101, Section 2, Kuang-Fu Road
      Hsinchu 30013
      Taiwan
      Phone 1:
      +886 3 5742912

      Fax:
      +886 3 5745454

      Research Areas: Optofluidics Microsystem, Breath Biosensors, Nanostructures in Bulk


      Professional Memberships: IEEE (1996 - present) / ASME (1995 - present)


      Biography: J. Andrew Yeh joined National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan in 2001 and is a Professor at the Institute of NanoEngineering and Microsystems (iNEMS). He also serves as the Director General in Instrument Technology Research Center (ITRC) located in Hsinchu Science Park, Taiwan.

      In 1992, he earned his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from National Taiwan University, Taiwan, and Master degrees in Mechanical Engineering and in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University, USA, in 1996 and 1997, respectively. His Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering was received from Cornell University in 1999. He co-founded AIP Networks, Inc. in 2000. Dr. Yeh serves as an editorial board member of IEEE/ASME Journal of MicroElectroMechanical Systems (JMEMS) since 2010 and as the Chair of Taiwan Section at American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME Taiwan) since 2011. In March, 2013, he was elected to be the Chair of IEEE Instrument and Measurement Society, Taipei Chapter. He holds more than 70 patents and publishes over 70 journal papers. His current research interests include Optofluidics Microsystem, Breath Biosensors, and Nanostructures in Bulk.

    • Hans Zappe
       - Senior Editor
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      Gisela and Erwin Sick Professor of Micro-optics
      Department of Microsystems Engineering, University of Freiburg
      Georges-Kohler-Allee 102
      Freiburg 79110
      Germany
      Phone 1:
      +49 761 203 7560

      Fax:
      +49 761 203 7562

      Research Areas: Optical microsystems, tunable micro-optics, medical micro-optics, printable micro-optics


      Professional Memberships: IEEE Photonics Society, SPIE, OSA


      Biography: Hans Zappe is the Gisela and Erwin Sick Professor of Micro-optics in the Department of Microsystems Engineering at the University of Freiburg, Germany. Born in France and raised in New York, he earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees at MIT and his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, all in Electrical Engineering. After pursuing research activities in electronics, integrated optics and semiconductor lasers at IBM, the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics and the Centre Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique, he joined the University of Freiburg in 2000, where he was Dean of Engineering from 2008 to 2010. His current research interests focus on tunable micro-optics, optical micro-systems for medical applications and printable micro-optics.

    • John X.J. Zhang
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      Associate Professor
      The University of Texas at Austin
      BME 5.202-O, 1 University Station
      Austin, TX 78712
      USA
      Phone 1:
      5123515900

      Fax:
      5122324275

      Research Areas: Bio-inspired nanomaterials, MEMS lab-on-chip design, and advanced nanofabrication technologies for probing complex biological networks critical to human development and diseases such as cancer; and multi-scale modeling of fundamental force, flow, and energy processes in biological interactions.


      Professional Memberships: AAAS, APS, ASEE, BMES, IEEE, MRS, OSA


      Biography: Dr. Zhang is an Associate Professor at the University of Texas of Austin in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. His research focuses on exploring bio-inspired miniaturization technology and scale-dependent physical phenomena to develop new diagnostic devices and methods on probing complex cellular processes critical to disease development. His research and education accomplishment have been recognized by many prestigious awards, including the Wallace Coulter Foundation Early Career Award in Biomedical Engineering, NSF CAREER Award, and DARPA Young Faculty Award. Dr. Zhang was an invitee for the prestigious US National Academy of Engineering, Frontiers of Engineering program in 2011, and subsequently the NAE Frontiers of Engineering Education program in 2012. His group has published over 100 peer reviewed publications and filed more than 15 patents (3 patents received). He co-founded NanoLite Systems, Inc. for developing products designed to diagnose tissues and cell transformations at the point-of-care. His translational effort won the Medical Device Grant from National Instruments and was recognized as one of the MD+DI's (Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry) "40 Medtech Innovators Under 40."  Dr. Zhang received his Ph.D. from Stanford University, and was a Research Scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology before joining the faculty at UT Austin.

    • Yitshak Zohar
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      Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
      University of Arizona
      1130 N. Mountain Ave
      Tucson, Arizona 08844
      USA
      Phone 1:
      1-520-626-8093

      Fax:
      1-520-621-8191

      Research Areas: 
      - Biomicrofluidics: microscale manipulation of bio-species such as proteins, cells and tissues in microfluidic systems
      - Microscale fluid mechanics and heat transfer: experimental and theoretical analysis of thermo-fluidic phenomena in microsystems
      - Microsensors and microactuators: design and fabrication of integrated microsnsors and microactuators
      - Integrated microfabrication technology: development of silicon-, glass-, polymer- and protein-based techniques for device fabrication

      Professional Membership:
       ASME


      Biography:  Yitshak Zohar has been Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering since 2004 and Biomedical Engineering since 2010 at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ, USA. Prior to that, he was on the faculty of the Mechanical Engineering Department at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in Hong Kong from 1992 to 2003. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Southern California in 1990, and received both B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Aeronautical Engineering in 1981 and 1984, respectively. Yitshak Zohar is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He was a General Co-Chair of MEMS 2008 and, over the years, served on the editorial boards of Journal of MEMS, Microfluidics & nanofluidics, Sensors & Actuators A: Physical, and Journal of Physical Chemistry & Biophysics.

 

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