Shkel Elected to the IEEE Sensors Council Executive Committee
Dec. 3, 2015 - Samueli School professor Andrei Shkel recently was elected to a two-year term on the Executive Committee of the IEEE Sensors Council. The professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, electricalengineering and computer science, and biomedical engineering was elected vice president for technical activities.
The Sensors Council – one of seven IEEE technical councils – provides leadership in the field of sensors, transducers and integrated sensor-actuators for the largest professional organization in the world. Encompassing 25 IEEE member societies, the Sensors Council sponsors the organization’s flagship IEEE Sensors Conference and publishes the IEEE Sensors Journal.
Shkel, who joined the UCI faculty in 2000, researches high-performance inertial sensors, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) and implantable vestibular prosthetics. He served as program manager at DARPA’s Microsystems Technology Office from 2009-2013. The author of two books and more than 200 published papers, Shkel is an IEEE Fellow, has served on several editorial boards and has 29 U.S. patents.
His awards and recognitions include the 2013 Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service, the 2009 IEEE Sensors Council Technical Achievement Award and the 2005 NSF CAREER award.