Martin A. Schmidt
Martin A. Schmidt
Martin A. Schmidt received his B.S. degree from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1981 and his S.M. and Ph.D. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1983 and 1988, respectively.
He joined the MIT faculty in 1988 in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department.
From 1999 to 2006, he served as the director of the Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL) at MIT.
MTL is an interdepartmental laboratory that provides shared research infrastructure for all of the campus' activities in micro and nanotechnology and supports the research of approximately 500 students and staff.
In February 2014, he was appointed provost of MIT.
Beginning in 2008, he served as associate provost, managing the Institute's space and the renovation/renewal budgets.
Since January 2012, he also assumed responsibilities for "all things industry" as the senior administrative officer responsible for MIT's industrial interactions.
In this capacity, the Technology Licensing Office and Office of Corporate Relations report to him.
regular responsibilities, he
also co-led the Institute's Task Force on the Budget
in response to the 2008 financial crisis.
has played an active role as MIT's
faculty lead in support of the MIT president's role as co-chair of the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership
(AMP), a national effort bringing together the federal government, industry, universities, and other stakeholders to identify and invest in emerging technologies with the potential to create high-quality domestic manufacturing jobs and enhance the global competitiveness of the United States.
Lastly, he served as one of the 20 faculty members on the MIT Production in the Innovation Economy (PIE) study, a two-year study focused on understanding the critical linkage of production to the innovation process.
The PIE work resulted in two books published by the MIT Press
He is a recipient of the National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award and has an honorary doctorate from the Technical University of Denmark.
He was elected as a fellow of the IEEE in 2004 for contributions to design and fabrication of microelectromechanical systems.
has received the Ruth and Joel Spira Teaching Award and the Eta Kappa Nu Teaching Award at MIT