Brief Biography of Yogesh Gianchandani

Yogesh B. Gianchandani received a B.S., M.S, a Ph.D. in electrical engineering, with a focus on microelectronics and MEMS. He is presently a Professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with a primary appointment in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department and a courtesy appointment in the Mechanical Engineering Department. He also serves as the Director for the Engineering Research Center for Wireless Integrated Microsystems (WIMS). Dr. Gianchandani’s research interests include all aspects of design, fabrication, and packaging of micromachined sensors and actuators ( He has published about 250 papers in journals and conferences, and has about 30 US patents issued or pending. He was a Chief Co-Editor of Comprehensive Microsystems: Fundamentals, Technology, and Applications, published in 2008. He serves several journals as an editor or a member of the editorial board, and served as a General Co-Chair for the IEEE/ASME International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) in 2002. From 2007 to 2009 he also served at the National Science Foundation, as the program director for Micro and Nano Systems within the Electrical, Communication, and Cyber Systems Division (ECCS). Dr. Gianchandani is a Fellow of IEEE.