Kensall D. Wise (Chairman)

Dr. Wise received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 1969 from Stanford University. From 1963 to 1965 and from 1972 to 1974, he was a member of the Technical Staff at Bell Telephone Laboratories. In 1974, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at the University of Michigan. His present research interests focus on the development of solid-state sensors for applications in health care, transportation, environmental monitoring, and industrial process control. He served as General Chairman of the 1984 IEEE Solid-State Sensor Conference, as Technical Program Chairman of the 1985 International Conference on Solid-State Sensors and Actuators, and as IEEE-EDS National Lecturer for 1986. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, and has served on many program committees for the International Electron Devices Meeting, the International Solid-State Circuits Conference, and the International Conference on Solid-State Sensors and Actuators.

Joseph M. Giachino

Mr. Giachino received his B.S. degree in Engineering Physics and his M.S. degree in Physics from New York University. He is currently Program Manager, Sensor and Actuator Technology, in the Sensor Business Resource Center of the Electronics Division of the Ford Motor Company. He has experience in research and development; product engineering; and manufacturing of sensors and actuators for radiation detectors, process control systems, and automotive control systems. In 1981, he received the Henry Ford Technology Award for the development of pressure sensors for electronic engine control. Prior to joining Ford Motor Co., Mr. Giachino was at Teledyne Isotopes and Babcock & Wilcox. He has fourteen U.S. patents, and has published numerous articles. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi, IEEE, American Ceramic Society, and ISHM. He has served as Vice President of the Industrial Electronics Society of IEEE, Associate Editor of Industrial Electronics and Control Instrumentation Transactions of IEEE, and is a member of the Solid State Sensor and Actuator Workshop of the Electron Devices Society of IEEE.

Henry Guckel

Dr. Guckel received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of Illinois in Urbana in 1963. He joined IBM Research in Yorktown Heights to work on high-speed computers. He became a member of the electrical engineering faculty at the University of Wisconsin in 1970, and is currently the IBM-Bascom Professor. He is the founder of the Wisconsin Center for Applied Microelectronics. His research interests extend from microelectronics to micromechanics, with special emphasis on surface micromachined sensors, and micromagnetics via deep X-ray lithography. He is active in international affairs, has published extensively, and is named on twenty patents.

Benjamin Hocker

Dr. Hocker is responsible for identifying new center directions and strategies in sensor technology and product applications. He has eight years of experience heading technology groups responsible for the development of new technology in solid-state sensors, chemical sensors, and indoor air quality emphasizing sensors based on silicon integrated circuity technology, thin films, and micromachining. He has been involved in fiber-optic acoustic sensors, magnetometers, proximity sensors, and fiber-optic data distribution systems. Before joining Honeywell, he was on the faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Minnesota. He has authored over twenty papers and has three patents, with several others pending. He was general chairman in 1990 and program chairman in 1988 for the IEEE Solid State Sensor and Actuation Workshop; a member of the Committee for the International Solid-State Sensors Conferences in 1987 and 1989; and has been a member of the International Steering Committee on Solid-State and Actuators since 1990.

Stephen C. Jacobsen

Dr. Jacobsen received his B.S. degree in 1967 and his M.S. degree in 1970 from the University of Utah. He received his Ph.D. in 1973 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, then returned to Utah to establish the Center for Engineering Design (CED). He has been a key innovative influence in the CED's activities, including: (1) biomedical systems such as high performance prosthetic limbs, iontophoretic drug delivery systems, artificial kidneys, and peritoneal access implants; (2) dexterous robots; (3) entertainment robots; (4) teleoperations systems; and (5) microelectromechanical systems. He also holds appointments in the Bioengineering, Computer Science, and Surgery Departments at the University of Utah. He holds over 45 U.S. and foreign patents, has authored over 120 publications, and has received awards for system design and innovation. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the National Institute of Medicine, and is a senior adviser at Sarcos Research Corporation.

Richard S. Muller

Dr. Muller received his M.E. from the Stevens Institute of Technology, the M.S. (electrical engineering) and Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology. He is a Professor of the Electrical Engineering Department, and one of two founding directors of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (an NSF/Industry/University Cooperative Research Center). He has been awarded NATO and Fulbright Research Fellowships at the Technical University, Munich, Germany, and in 1993 he received the Alexander von Humboldt Senior Scientist Research Award. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering of the United States, a Fellow of the IEEE, Chairman of the Sensors Advisory Board, and a Member of the Advisory Committee for the Electron-Devices Society of IEEE. He has chaired the steering committee for the biennial Transducer Conference, and served as General Chairman of TRANSDUCERS '91. He is the coauthor of Device Electronics for Integrated Circuits (2nd edition, Wiley 1986) and coeditor of Microsensors (IEEE 1990). He is author or coauthor of more than 200 technical papers and of 15 patents.

Published: September 1994; WTEC Hyper-Librarian