Albert P. Pisano
Professor and Dean Jacobs School of Engineering University of California, San Diego
Albert (“Al”) P. Pisano was appointed as the Dean of Engineering at UC San Diego in September 2013. He held appointments at the University of California at Berkeley for 30 years, serving in a number of leadership positions. He was elected to the US National Academy of Engineering in 2001 and to Fellow status in the ASME in 2004. As the Dean of Engineering, he holds the Walter J. Zable Chair of Engineering, and is appointed as Distinguished Professor both in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering as well as in Electrical and Computer Engineering. From 1997-1999, he served as Program Manager for MEMS at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) where he expanded the research portfolio to 83 contracts awarded nationwide with a total MEMS research expenditure in excess of $168 million over three fiscal years. Having graduated nearly 70 Ph.D. students and 75 MS students, he is an author of over 400 journal papers and 36 patents. He is a 10-time entrepreneur and his research interests include MEMS for a wide variety of applications, including harsh environment sensors systems and wearable sensors.
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