Chandrakasan to be new MTL Director

Anantha Chandrakasan, the Joseph F. and Nancy P. Keithley Professor of Electrical Engineering and, since 2003, Associate Director of the Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL) has been appointed the new Director of MTL effective Sept. 1, 2006 as announced by School of Engineering Dean Thomas L. Magnanti.

Anantha Chandrakasan, the Joseph F. and Nancy P. Keithley professor of Electrical Engineering

Anantha Chandrakasan, the Joseph F. and Nancy P. Keithley professor of Electrical Engineering

Magnanti cited the outstanding leadership work accomplished over the seven year tenure of outgoing MTL Director Martin Schmidt. EECS Department Head Eric Grimson joined Magnanti in expressing appreciation to Schmidt and stated “I know Anatha will excel at this job, and I look forward to working with Anantha in his new role.”

“Anantha has broad interests that span many aspects of MTL’s research portfolio. In particular, he is a pioneer in the area of ultra-low power integrated circuits and systems design for application in fields ranging from sensor networks to ultrawideband (UWB) radio,” Magnanti said.

The Microsystems Technology Laboratories carry out research activities in the fabrication of extremely fine structures and their applications for integrated systems, including X-ray lenses, VLSI circuits and micro-gas turbine engines. These artificial microstructures in micron, submicron and nanometer scales are at the heart of the information revolution and of the newer fields of microsensors and actuators.

Chandrakasan holds three degrees (B.S., M.S. and Ph.D.) in electrical engineering and computer sciences from the University of California at Berkeley and has been on the MIT faculty since 1994. He is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

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