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Professor Khalil Najafi's Biographical Sketch

Khalil Najafi is the Schlumberger Professor of Engineering, and Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Michigan since September 2008. He served as the Director of the Solid-State Electronics Laboratory from 1998-2005, has been the director of NSF's National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN) since 2004, and the deputy director of the NSF ERC on Wireless Integrated Microsystems (WIMS) at the University of Michigan. He received the B.S., M.S., and the Ph.D. degree in 1980, 1981, and 1986 respectively, all in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His research interests include: micromachining technologies, micromachined sensors, actuators, and MEMS; analog integrated circuits; implantable biomedical microsystems; micropackaging; and low-power wireless sensing/actuating systems.

Dr. Najafi has been active in the field of solid-state sensors and actuators for more than twenty five years. He has been involved in several conferences and workshops dealing with micro sensors, actuators, and microsystems, including the International Conference on Solid-State Sensors and Actuators, the Hilton-Head Solid-State Sensors and Actuators Workshop, and the IEEE/ASME Micro Electromechanical Systems (MEMS) Conference. Dr. Najafi is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Journal of Micro Electromechanical Systems (JMEMS), and the Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, Institute of Physics Publishing, and an editor for the Journal of Sensors and Materials. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and the AIBME.

Awards and Honors

2006 Schlumberger Professor of Engineering - University of Michigan
2005 Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award - University of Michigan
For exceptional contributions in scholarship, teaching mentorship and service
2005 Fellow - American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)
2003 - 2004 Outstanding Achievement Award - University of Michigan, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department
2001 Faculty Recognition Award - University of Michigan
2000 IEEE Fellow
1999 Lewis Winner Best Paper Award - International Solid-State Circuits Conference, (with Jeffrey Von Arx)
1999 - 2002 Arthur F. Thurnau - University of Michigan
Professorship for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Teaching
1998 - 1999 Research Excellence Award - University of Michigan, College of Engineering
1997 Senior Member, IEEE - Since March 1997
1994 - 1995 Henry Russel Award for Outstanding Achievement and Scholarship - University of Michigan
This award is given annually to one or two people throughout the University.
1994 - 1995 Teaching Excellence Award - University of Michigan , College of Engineering
1993 - 1994 Professor of the Year Award - University of Michigan
Elected by Students in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and the Eta Kappa Nu Chapter.
1993 - 1994 Teaching Excellence Award - University of Michigan, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
1992-1997 National Young Investigator Award - National Science Foundation
1992 Best Paper Award - Int. Electron Devices Meeting
With S.T. Cho and K.D. Wise
1990 Paul Rappaport Award - with K. Suzuki and K.D. Wise
Paper titled "A 1024-Elements High-Performance Silicon Tactile Imager."
1986 Beatrice Winner Award for Editorial Excellence - Int. Solid-State Circuits Conference
1985 Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Award
1983 Outstanding Graduate Student Achievement Award
1978 Edward Harvey Seeley Award for Outstanding Scholarship In the Junior Class

Education and Experience

Education

Ph.D. Thesis: "Multiplexed Multichannel Intracortical Recording Microprobes"

  • Advisor: Professor Kensall D. Wise
  • University of Michigan, August 1986

MSEE: University of Michigan, Highest Honors, May 1981
BSEE: University of Michigan, Highest Honors, May 1980

Qualifications and Experience

March 2006 - Present:
Schlumberger Professor of Engineering, Endowed Chair, College of Engineering, University of Michigan

January 2006 - August 2006:
Visiting Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland

March 2004 - Present:
Director, Michigan’s National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN), National Science Foundation NNIN Network

September 2000 - Present:
Deputy Director, National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center (ERC) in Wireless Integrated Microsystems (WIMS)

September 1998 - Present:
Professor with tenure in the Wireless Integrated MicroSystems, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan. Research focus on: solid-state integrated sensors and circuits, analog and mixed-modeintegrated circuit design and fabrication, fabrication technologies forsilicon microactuators and three-dimensional micromechanical systems,integrated implantable sensors for biomedical applications, packagingtechniques for protection of integrated circuits and sensors for long-termimplantation in biological environments, miniature implantable wirelessmicrotelemetry systems, and design of microinstrumentation systems for sensing environmental parameters.

September 1998 - September 2004:
Director, Solid-State Electronics Laboratory, Department of Electrical Engineering And Computer Science; University of Michigan.

September 1997 - September 1998:
Visiting Professor in the Physical Electronics Laboratory, Institute for Quantum Electronics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

September 1993 - September 1998:
Associate Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences department at the University of Michigan.

September 1990 - September 1993:
Assistant Professor in the Wireless Integrated MicroSystems, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan.

September 1988 - September 1990:
Assistant Research Scientist,Wireless Integrated MicroSystems University of Michigan.

September 1986 - September 1988:
Research fellow, Wireless Integrated MicroSystems, University of Michigan.

Professional Service

Associate Editor: IEEE/ASME Journal of Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (JMEMS), Since 2003

Chair: North American Technical Program Committee, IEEE 2001 International Solid-State Sensors and Actuators (Transducers ’01) Conference, Munich, Germany, June 2001

Associate Editor: IEEE J. Solid-State Circuits, May 2000-February 2004

Associate Editor: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Sept. 1999-December 2000

Co-Chair: IEEE/ASME Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) Conference, Orlando, 1999

Member: Editorial Board, Journal Biomedical Microdevices, Since 1998

Member: Technical Program Subcommittee on Solid-State Imagers and MEMS, IEEE Int. Solid-State Circuits Conference, Februaury 1998

Co-Chair: Technical Program Committee, IEEE/ASME Micro ElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS) Workshop, Held in Heidelberg, Germany, 1998

Member: Editorial Board, Sensors and Materials Journal, Published in Japan, since 1997

Publicity Chairman: Ninth IEEE Int. Conf. on Solid-State Sensor and Actuators, 1997.

Editor: IEEE Transaction on Electron Devices, Since March 1996.

Member: Program Committee, Solid-State Sensor and Actuator Workshop:1990, 1992, 1994, 1996

Member: Steering Committee, Seventh IEEE International Symposium on Micro Machine and Human Science (MHS '96), held October 1996 in Nagoya, Japan

Member: Program Committee, SPIE's International Symposium Optics, Imaging, and Instrumentation '96, for the area entitled "Integrated Optics and Microstructures".

Member: Program Committee, IEEE Int. Electron Devices Meeting: 1993, 1994, 1995

Member: Program Committee, SPIE's 1995 Symposium on Micromachining and Microfabrication, October 23-24, 1995, Austin, Texas.

Member: Technical Program Committee, IEEE/ASME Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) Workshop, Since 1994

Associate Editor: Smart Sensors, IOP Journal of Micromechanics & Microengineering, Since 1991.

* Served as reviewer on numerous government review panels, and different archival journals.

Professsional Interests

  1. Micromachining and microfabrication technology for mixed-mode (i.e., analog/digital, physical, mechanical, fluidic, chemical) microsystems and MEMS

  2. Micromachined sensors and actuators with applications in power generation, inertial measurement, microfluidic devices and control, environmental monitoring and microinstrumentation systems

  3. Analog and digital interface and wireless integrated circuits and microsystems

  4. Micropackaging technologies for integrated systems

  5. Biomedical and implantable microsystems and bioMEMS

Teaching Responsibilities

Course: EECS 211
Title: Electrical Engineering II (required course for all)
Sophomore Level Course
Credits: 4
Taught: Winter 2000

Course: EECS 318
Title: Analog Electronics
Junior Level Course
Credits: 4
Taught: Fall 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, and Winter 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997

Course: EECS 413
Title: Monolithic Amplifier Circuits
Senior, First Year Graduate Level Course
Credits: 4
Taught: Fall 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999

Course: EECS 414
Title: Introduction to MEMS
Senior, First Year Graduate Level Course
Credits: 4
Taught: Fall 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007

Course: EECS 425
Title: Integrated Microsystems Laboratory
Senior, First Year Graduate Level Course
Credits: 4
Taught: Winter 2007

Course: EECS 485
Title: Integrated Circuit Fabrication Laboratory
Senior, First Year Graduate Level Course
Credits: 4
Taught: Winter 1990

Course: EECS 514
Title: Advanced MEMS Devices and Technologies
Graduate Level Course
Credits: 4
Taught: Winter 2003

Course: EECS 522
Title: Analog Integrated Circuits
Graduate Level Course
Credits: 4
Taught: Winter 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994

Course: EECS 523
Title: Digital Integrated Circuits
Graduate Level Course
Credits: 4
Taught: Fall 1989

Course: EECS 623
Title: Integrated Sensing Systems
Graduate Level Course
Credits: 4
Taught: Winter 1999, Fall 2000

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