Andrei Shkel

Associate Dean of Research and Innovation
Professor (Joint Appointment)
Professor (Joint Appointment)
4202 Engineering Gateway
(949) 824-3843 Office
(949) 824-6314 Lab
(949) 824-8585

Samueli School of Engineering
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697


Diploma (with excellence), Moscow State University, Applied Mechanics, 1991
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison, Mechanical Engineering, 1997
Postdoc, University of California at Berkeley, BSAC, 1997-1999

Andrei M. Shkel has been on the faculty at UC Irvine since 2000. From 2009 to 2013, he was on leave from academia, serving as a program manager in the Microsystems Technology Office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Shkel has been on a number of editorial boards, most recently as editor of the IEEE/ASME Journal of Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (JMEMS) and Journal of Gyroscopy and Navigation. He serves as the founding chair of the IEEE Inertial Sensors (INERTIAL). Shkel was awarded 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. He is also the recipient of the Samueli School of Engineering Innovator of the Year Award (2020) and Research Achievement Award (2009). His professional interests, reflected in over 250 publications, three books, and 41 U.S. Patents, include high-performance inertial sensors, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), and implantable vestibular prosthetics. Shkel is a fellow of IEEE and president of the IEEE Sensors Council (2020-2021).