Peter and Evelyn Fuss Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Schlumberger Professor of Engineering
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor
Khalil Najafi is the Schlumberger Professor of Engineering, and Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Michigan since September 2008. He served as the Director of the Solid-State Electronics Laboratory from 1998-2005, has been the director of NSF's National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN) since 2004, and the deputy director of the NSF ERC on Wireless Integrated Microsystems (WIMS) at the University of Michigan. He received the B.S., M.S., and the Ph.D. degree in 1980, 1981, and 1986 respectively, all in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His research interests include: micromachining technologies, micromachined sensors, actuators, and MEMS; analog integrated circuits; implantable biomedical microsystems; micropackaging; and low-power wireless sensing/actuating systems.
Dr. Najafi has been active in the field of solid-state sensors and actuators for more than twenty five years. He has been involved in several conferences and workshops dealing with micro sensors, actuators, and microsystems, including the International Conference on Solid-State Sensors and Actuators, the Hilton-Head Solid-State Sensors and Actuators Workshop, and the IEEE/ASME Micro Electromechanical Systems (MEMS) Conference. Dr. Najafi is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Journal of Micro Electromechanical Systems (JMEMS), and the Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, Institute of Physics Publishing, and an editor for the Journal of Sensors and Materials. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and the AIBME.
|2015||Daniel E. Noble Award for Emerging Technologies|
|2015||Peter & Evelyn Fuss Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering|
|2013||Technical Field Award|
|2011||OVPR Distinguished University Innovator Award|
|2010||Ted Kennedy Family Team Excellence Award|
|2006||Schlumberger Professor of Engineering - University of Michigan|
|2005||Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award - University
For exceptional contributions in scholarship, teaching mentorship and service
|2005||Fellow - American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)|
|2003 - 2004||Outstanding Achievement Award - University of Michigan, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department|
|2001||Faculty Recognition Award - University of Michigan|
|1999||Lewis Winner Best Paper Award - International Solid-State Circuits Conference, (with Jeffrey Von Arx)|
|1999 - 2002||Arthur F. Thurnau - University of Michigan
Professorship for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Teaching
|1998 - 1999||Research Excellence Award - University of Michigan, College of Engineering|
|1997||Senior Member, IEEE - Since March 1997|
|1994 - 1995||Henry Russel Award for Outstanding Achievement
and Scholarship - University of Michigan
This award is given annually to one or two people throughout the University.
|1994 - 1995||Teaching Excellence Award - University of Michigan , College of Engineering|
|1993 - 1994||Professor of the Year Award - University of
Elected by Students in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and the Eta Kappa Nu Chapter.
|1993 - 1994||Teaching Excellence Award - University of Michigan, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science|
|1992-1997||National Young Investigator Award - National Science Foundation|
|1992||Best Paper Award - Int. Electron Devices Meeting
With S.T. Cho and K.D. Wise
|1990||Paul Rappaport Award - with K. Suzuki and K.D.
Paper titled "A 1024-Elements High-Performance Silicon Tactile Imager."
|1986||Beatrice Winner Award for Editorial Excellence - Int. Solid-State Circuits Conference|
|1985||Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Award|
|1983||Outstanding Graduate Student Achievement Award|
|1978||Edward Harvey Seeley Award for Outstanding Scholarship In the Junior Class|
Ph.D. Thesis: "Multiplexed Multichannel Intracortical Recording Microprobes"
MSEE: University of Michigan, Highest Honors, May 1981
Qualifications and Experience
March 2006 - Present:
January 2006 - August 2006:
March 2004 - Present:
September 2000 - Present:
September 1998 - Present:
September 1998 - September 2004:
September 1997 - September 1998:
September 1993 - September 1998:
September 1990 - September 1993:
September 1988 - September 1990:
September 1986 - September 1988:
Associate Editor: IEEE/ASME Journal of Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (JMEMS), Since 2003
Chair: North American Technical Program Committee, IEEE 2001 International Solid-State Sensors and Actuators (Transducers 01) Conference, Munich, Germany, June 2001
Associate Editor: IEEE J. Solid-State Circuits, May 2000-February 2004
Associate Editor: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Sept. 1999-December 2000
Co-Chair: IEEE/ASME Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) Conference, Orlando, 1999
Member: Editorial Board, Journal Biomedical Microdevices, Since 1998
Member: Technical Program Subcommittee on Solid-State Imagers and MEMS, IEEE Int. Solid-State Circuits Conference, Februaury 1998
Co-Chair: Technical Program Committee, IEEE/ASME Micro ElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS) Workshop, Held in Heidelberg, Germany, 1998
Member: Editorial Board, Sensors and Materials Journal, Published in Japan, since 1997
Publicity Chairman: Ninth IEEE Int. Conf. on Solid-State Sensor and Actuators, 1997.
Editor: IEEE Transaction on Electron Devices, Since March 1996.
Member: Program Committee, Solid-State Sensor and Actuator Workshop:1990, 1992, 1994, 1996
Member: Steering Committee, Seventh IEEE International Symposium on Micro Machine and Human Science (MHS '96), held October 1996 in Nagoya, Japan
Member: Program Committee, SPIE's International Symposium Optics, Imaging, and Instrumentation '96, for the area entitled "Integrated Optics and Microstructures".
Member: Program Committee, IEEE Int. Electron Devices Meeting: 1993, 1994, 1995
Member: Program Committee, SPIE's 1995 Symposium on Micromachining and Microfabrication, October 23-24, 1995, Austin, Texas.
Member: Technical Program Committee, IEEE/ASME Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) Workshop, Since 1994
Associate Editor: Smart Sensors, IOP Journal of Micromechanics & Microengineering, Since 1991.
* Served as reviewer on numerous government review panels, and different archival journals.
Course: EECS 211
Course: EECS 318
Course: EECS 413
Course: EECS 414
Course: EECS 425
Course: EECS 485
Course: EECS 514
Course: EECS 522
Course: EECS 523
Course: EECS 623