Professor of electrical and computer engineering with more than two decades of experience at the forefront of the design and fabrication of integrated circuits including microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and nano electronic devices. Research interests include the development and use of MEMS sensors to perform biomedical monitoring via low-power implantable and wireless devices and systems that leverage power and energy scavenging and shortdistance radio-frequency communication.

Formal Education

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, U.C. Berkeley
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, U.C. Berkeley
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, U.C. Berkeley

Career Highlights

  • Principal Investigator (PI or Co-PI) for substantial grants from the National Science Foundation, DARPA, Army Research Office, NASA, and NIH for research in areas such as tunable MEMS antennas for power-efficient communications, sensing and communications in harsh environments, intelligent sensor networks for real-time biological systems, wireless soil sensor networks for sustainable agriculture, as well as implantable glucose sensors and neurorecording probes
  • Has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in analog and digital electronics as well as integrated circuit design, MEMS sensors and RF communications, and biomedical engineering
  • Member of the editorial board of a peer-reviewed scientific journal related to sensors who has also served as a technical program committee member and session chair for a range of international academic conferences in related fields
  • Named inventor on two issued U.S. patents, including one for an implantable blood pressure monitoring device

Expert Qualifications

  • Expert witness in a U.S. District Court patent infringement litigation relating to cochlear implants
  • Represented Nike as an expert in an Inter Partes Review (IPR) before the U.S. Patent Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board
  • Expert witness in a U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) action relating to the import of patented technology in wrist-worn personal fitness tracking devices