February 7, 2013
Several MTL Core faculty receive promotions from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department Head Anantha P. Chandrakasan announced the following faculty promotions in an e-mail to colleagues dated February 5, 2013:
- Karl Berggren, Full Professor, July 1, 2013: "Prof. Berggren is a leader in nanostructure fabrication methods with focus on superconductive quantum and photonic devices. His contributions lie in two distinct dimensions. The first is the development of a superconducting nanowire single-photon detector which have set records in detecting photons in the infrared range. The second dimension is focused on the development of new nanofabrication techniques for sub-10nm nanolithography using electron-beam techniques as well as new processes for templated self-assembly of block-copolymers. Karl is an excellent educator and developed the current curriculum of the `Nanostructure Fabrication' course, bridging the gap between theory and practice in nanofabrication."
- Jongyoon Han, Full Professor, July 1, 2013: "Prof. Han studies fundamental properties of micro- and nanoscale fluidics and exploits them in novel ways to solve important problems arising in biotechnology, medicine, energy, and environmental applications. Jay's lab was the first to provide compelling experimental demonstration of ionic macromolecular concentration arising from non-equilibrium electrokinetic flow conditions. He has proven to be a dedicated teacher and is a co-instructor for popular multi-departmental bioengineering subjects (6.021/2.791/20.370 and 20.330/2.793/6.023). He serves as the director of the inter-departmental Biomedical Engineering undergraduate minor program."
- Li-Shiuan Peh, Full Professor, July 1, 2013: "Prof. Peh is an internationally recognized leader in the area of networks-on-a-chip (NoC) focusing on modeling, architecture and implementation of high-performance and power-aware networks. NoCs are an important communication tool in modern microprocessor circuits, which integrate multiple cores on a chip. Li-Shiuan's group has demonstrated innovative NoCs in state-of-the-art CMOS technologies. She has developed CAD tools for modeling which are widely used in industry and in academia. She co-founded the ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Networks-on-Chips and served as the first program chair and organizer in 2007. Li-Shiuan has also played a key role in the SMART program in Singapore."
- Joel Voldman, Full Professor, July 1, 2013: "Prof. Voldman is a pioneer in micro-scale technology intended to manipulate and understand biological cells. His work is deeply motivated by important biological questions and has shed new insights in areas such as embryonic stem cell biology, as well as produced a "Toolbox" used by his and other groups for positioning and separating cells. Joel has developed micro-technology to organize cells and control their environment with specific focus on applications in stem cell biology, and developed ways to sort and separate cells from each other. Joel is an excellent teacher who has invested considerable effort in revising the EECS curriculum. He is a co-director of the MEDRC and MIT PI for an NSF ERC on neural engineering."
- Dana Weinstein, Associate Professor without Tenure, July 1, 2013: "Prof. Weinstein works in the area MEMS (Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems) with applications in wireless communication and clocking. Her group develops new electromechanical transducers for RF MEMS resonators to achieve high Q frequency sources up to the mm-wave regime. In particular, her group has demonstrated active MEMS devices integrated monolithically in CMOS. Dana is the recipient of the DARPA YFA, the NSF CAREER, and the Intel Early Career Award, and received the 2012 Jerome Saltzer Teaching Award, given to a faculty member for sustained excellence in teaching of recitations."
Congratulations to Karl, Jongyoon, Li-Shiuan, Joel, and Dana!
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