amit_1Prof. Amit Lal
Principal Investigator

Phillips Hall 118
Ithaca, NY 14853

Prof. Lal obtained his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Caltech in 1990. He obtained his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley. He conducted his doctoral research at the Berkeley Sensors and Actuators Center in the area of ultrasonic MEMS. After working at University of Wisconsin-Madison as an assistant professor, he is now a professor at Cornell University, in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He holds 17 patents and has published >145 research papers in the area of microsystem engineering. Most recently, he served as a Program Manager at DARPA in the Microsystems Technology Office, from 2005-2009. At DARPA he managed ten and started six new programs in the area of navigation, low-energy computation, bio-robotics, and atomic microsystems. He is the recipient of the NSF CAREER award, and with his students several best paper awards at the IEEE Ultrasonics and Frequency Control Symposium, and IEEE NEMS conferences. He is also a recipient of the Department of Defense Exceptional Service Award, and a Best Program Manager Award for his work at DARPA.

In addition to School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Prof. Lal is a field member of Biomedical Engineering, and Applied Engineering Physics. He is a member of Cornell CCMR, NBTC, and KAUST-CU Center.

Research Scientist

serhan ardanucDr. Serhan Ardanuc
Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering (2010)
Cornell University
B.S. Electrical Engineering (2001)
Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Research interests: Inertial sensors, chip-scale accelerators, vaporizable electronics, ultra-low power sensors, energy harvesting

Postdoctoral Associates

Dr. Vinay Kumar
Research interests: Wafer scale accelerators, piezoelectrical actuators, biomedical piezoelectric actuators
Benyamin Davaji
Research interests: GHz Ultrasonic microfluidics, SAW transformers, radioisotope based gas sensors

Ph.D. Students

visarute pintodVisarute Pinrod
Research interests: Inertial Sensor Calibration, PZT sensors
sachin nadigSachin Nadig
Research interests: Inertial sensor calibration, PZT gyroscopes, piezoelectric sensors
justin kuoJustin Kuo
Research interests: Chip-scale GHz sonar and memory
tiffany st bernardTiffany St. Bernard
Research interests: Ultrasonic neural excitation
joe millerJoseph Miller
(Shared with Cynthia Reinhart-King, Cornell Biomedical Engineering)
Research interests: MEMS high energy accelerators, MEMS current amplifiers
ved gundVed Gund
Research interests: Vaporizable electronics, graphene thermo electromechanical systems, radioisotope sensors
alexruyackAlex Ruyack
(Shared with Paul McEeun, Cornell Department of Physics)
Research interests: Vaporizable electronics, graphene sensors, piezoelectric microphones
image001Mamdouh Abdelmajeed
Research interests: Chip-scale sonar for imaging
Leanna Pancoast
Research interests: NEMS switches, sleep monitoring
Adarsh Ravi
Research interests: Chip scale sonar and acoustic wave filters


image001Yutong Liu

M.Eng Students:

_MG_4312Di Ni
Research interest: energy harvesting

Undergraduate Students

Nathan Lambert


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