08:52 AM | « Dr. Gary Fedder, Howard M. Wilkoff Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director, Institute for Complex Engineered Systems, Carnegie Mellon University, 10-6-06
Dr. Gary Fedder, Howard M. Wilkoff Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director, Institute for Complex Engineered Systems, Carnegie Mellon University, 10-6-06
Dr. Gary Fedder is Howard M. Wilkoff Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the new Director of the Institute for Complex Engineered Systems at Carnegie Mellon University.
Professor Gary Fedder's research interests are in the multidisciplinary area of microelectromechanical systems, and focus primarily on design, fabrication, and control aspects of sensor- and actuator-based systems.
In MEMS, micron- to millimeter-size systems with sophisticated abilities to interact with their environment are manufactured through the use of VLSI-based photolithographic batch fabrication methods.
group is designing a variety of MEMS, including microaccelerometers, gyroscopes, resonant sensors, and x-y-z microservos, using a unique process that combines foundry CMOS with thin film microstructures.
Research in MEMS computer-aided design aims to develop structured design tools and a top-down synthesis flow.
Continuing research will study control of large systems of microsensors and actuators, and broaden the manufacturing capabilities of integrated MEMS.
Professor Fedder received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in EECS from MIT in 1982 and 1984, respectively.
From 1984 to 1989, he worked at the Hewlett-Packard Company on a VLSI integrated-circuit test system and on modeling of printed-circuit-board interconnect for high-speed computers.
In 1994, he received the Ph.D. degree in EECS from the University of California at Berkeley, where his research resulted in the first demonstration of multimode control of an underdamped surface-micromachined inertial device.
received the 1993 AIME Electronic Materials Society Ross Tucker Award, the 1996 Carnegie Institute of Technology G.T. Ladd Award
, and the 1996 NSF CARRER Award.
Currently, Professor Fedder serves as a subject editor for the IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, and on the editorial board of the IoP Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering.
He served as general co-chair of the 2005 IEEE MEMS Conference.
has contributed to over 100 research publications and several patents in the MEMS area.