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Gary Fedder — ICES Director

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    Mailing Address
  • 1201C Hamburg Hall
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • 5000 Forbes Avenue
  • Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Gary K. Fedder is the Director of the Institute for Complex Engineered Systems (ICES), the Howard M. Wilkoff Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Professor of The Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.

Dr. Fedder earned his 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 circuit design and printed-circuit modeling. In 1994, he obtained the Ph.D. degree 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. His research interests include design and modeling of microsensors and microactuators, fabrication of integrated MEMS with electronic circuits using conventional CMOS processing, and implantable microsystems.

In 2007, he was elevated to IEEE Fellow for contributions to integrated micro-electro-mechanical-system processes and design methodologies. His awards include the 1993 AIME Electronic Materials Society Ross Tucker Award, the 1996 Carnegie Institute of Technology George Tallman Ladd Research Award, and a 1996 NSF CAREER Award. Currently, he serves as a subject editor for the IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, on the editorial boards of the IoP Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, IET Micro & Nano Letters, and SPIE Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS, and as co-editor of the Wiley-VCH Advanced Micro- and Nanosystems book series. In 2005, he served as general co-chair of the IEEE MEMS Conference and as general chair of the IEEE Sensors Conference in 2010. Professor Fedder has contributed to over 200 research publications and holds several patents in the MEMS area.