Dr. Shkel joined the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) as a program manager in 2009. His professional interests, reflected in more than 150 publications and two books, include solid-state sensors and actuators, microelectromechanical-system-based neuroprosthetics, sensor-based intelligence, and control theory.
He is on leave from his faculty position as a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of California, Irvine, where he is also the Director of the UCI Microsystems Laboratory.
Dr. Shkel is an Editor of the Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems. He served as a guest editor for two special issues of the IEEE Sensors Journal, the 2008-2009 Vice President of the IEEE Sensors Council, and the General Chair of the 2005 IEEE Sensors Conference.
He is the holder of 16 U.S. and international patents (with 13 pending) on micromachined angle-measuring gyroscopes, wide-bandwidth rate gyroscopes, design and fabrication of light manipulators and tunable optical filters and hybrid micromachining processes.
Dr. Shkel is the recipient of the 2009 Technical Achievement Award of the IEEE Sensors Council, 2005 National Science Foundation CAREER Award, the 2002 George E. Brown, Jr., Award and the 2006 Research Award of the UCI School of Engineering.
Dr. Andrei M. Shkel received the Diploma degree (with excellence) in Applied Mechanics and Control from Lomonosov's Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, in 1991, and his Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1997. He completed his postdoctoral study in 1999 at Berkeley Sensors and Actuators Center, University of California, Berkeley.
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