Technical Advisory Board

Julian Gardner

Julian Gardner BSc PhD DSc FIET FREng is the Professor of Electronic Engineering at the University of Warwick, UK. His research interests are in the field of silicon microsensors & MEMS devices, with specialities in artificial olfaction, chemical sensing, smart sensors, and multi-sensor signal processing methods.  He has published over 500 technical papers and is an author of 8 books. He was an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow in Germany in 1994 and Fellow of the Institute of Technology in 1997.

In addition to being professor of electronic engineering, he is Founder and Head of the Microsensors & Bioelectronics Laboratory in the School of Engineering at Warwick University. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2006 and won the IET JJ Thompson Medal for Achievements in Electronics in 2007. He has been involved in the spin-out of three companies; most recently he co-founded Cambridge CMOS Sensors Ltd (CCS Ltd) and was its CTO from 2008 to 2014. CCS Ltd was voted Company of the Year in both 2012 and 2015 at the Business Weekly Awards and was acquired by ams AG in June 2016.

Marc Madou

Dr. Marc Madou is the Chancellor’s Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of California-Irvine. His research interests include miniaturization science (MEMS and NEMS) with emphasis on chemical and biological applications. Current projects include polymer actuators (for drug delivery), C-MEMS and CD based fluidics.

Before joining UCI, Dr. Madou was Vice President of Advanced Technology at Nanogen in San Diego, California. Dr. Madou was the founder of the SRI International’s Microsensor Department, founder and President of Teknekron Sensor Development Corporation (TSDC), Visiting Miller Professor at UC Berkeley and Endowed Chair at the Ohio State University (Professor in Chemistry and Materials Science and Engineering). Dr. Madou’s introduction to MEMS and NEMS, the third edition of “Fundamentals of Microfabrication,” was published in July of last year. Dr. Madou currently leads UCI’s efforts in Advanced Manufacturing and in Educational Outreach in Advanced Manufacturing.

Thomas Kenny

Dr. Thomas Kenny joined the Mechanical Engineering Department at Stanford in 1994. He is currently the Richard W. Weiland Chair and Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs.  His research investigates fundamental issues and applications of micromechanical structures.

Dr. Kenny has been co-founder of 3 startup companies (Cooligy – acquired by Emerson, SiTime – acquired by Megachips, and Applaud Medical – currently raising seed funding). He served as Program Manager in the Microsystems Technology Office at DARPA from 2006-2010. He was General Chair for Transducers 2015 (just concluded), and has been involved in several other conferences. He has advised more than 50 PhD students and co-authored more than 250 technical publications and has more than 50 issued patents

Michael D. Cable

Dr. Mike D. Cable has been the Executive Director of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC) since January 2016. Before coming to BSAC, Dr. Cable worked at a number of early-stage technology companies commercializing university-based research. These include CEO of Matrix Sensors (MEMS-based biological and environmental sensors), CTO of Xenogen (pre-clinical bioluminescent imaging), and high-level positions at Nanomix, Xradia, Fovi Optics, and Quantum Dot. He has also worked at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (laser fusion) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (physical biosciences). Dr. Cable has over 40 patents and received his Ph.D. in Nuclear Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley and his B.S. from Iowa State University.

Jesse Adams

Dr. Jesse Adams received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering with a business minor from the University of Nevada, Reno. Jesse went to Stanford University with a NSF graduate fellowship, where he received a Masters of Science in mechatronics. He received a Ph.D. in nanotechnology working with the co-inventor of the Atomic Force Microscope, Calvin Quate, and as part of his research developed a high-speed multi-probe AFM. While at Stanford, Jesse served on a special committee for the provost, then Condoleezza Rice, to explore and recommend emergency graduate housing solutions. Jesse also served two terms as the assistant director of the respected sophomore college at Stanford.

As an assistant professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, Jesse developed a self-sensing microcantilever platform  for explosives detection, chemical vapor detection, and water quality sensing. In addition, Jesse did research on laser physics targets and developed a new course in nanotechnology that trained students in a broad understanding of the field. Jesse is a co-author of a first-of-its-kind textbook, Nanotechnology: Understanding Small Systems, as well as more than 20 technical papers. He has multiple patents and patents pending, has given invited talks on scanning probe microscopy and microcantilever chemical sensing and won a regional and a national speaking award, as well as a national design award, a university innovation award, and the 2004 Scientific American 50 award in the defense category.