Dr. Ashwin Seshia
B.Tech., Engineering Physics, 1996

Dr. Ashwin A. Seshia received his B.Tech. in Engineering Physics from IIT Bombay in 1996. Later, he obtained M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1999 and 2002, respectively. He also earned his M.A. degree from the University of Cambridge, U.K., in 2008.

Dr. Seshia joined the faculty of the Engineering Department at the University of Cambridge in October 2002 where he is presently a Reader in Microsystems Technology and a Fellow of Queens’ College.

Dr. Seshia has established a leading research group in the field of Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) embedded within the Nanoscience Centre at the University of Cambridge. His research explores structural dynamics and physical acoustics at the MEMS-scale with specific contributions in the areas of sensors and sensor systems, transducers and interfaces, vibrational energy harvesting and micromechanical resonators and oscillators. Dr. Seshia has over 100 peer-reviewed research publications and ten patents/patent applications to his credit, and has delivered over 50 invited talks at international conferences, workshops and seminars around the world. Dr. Ashwin Seshia has graduated ten Ph.D. students and five post-doctoral researchers with several group members going on to tenure-track academic positions or successful careers in industry. He serves on the editorial boards of the IEEE/ASME Journal of Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems and the IEEE Transactions for Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control.

Dr. Seshia has led a number of technology translation efforts with applications to security, health care and alternative energy. He is also a co-investigator on a newly established £17M Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction at Cambridge University. He was appointed a Fellow of the ERA Foundation in 2008 and received the Royal Society Brian Mercer Feasibility Award in 2010.