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Ashwin A. Seshia received his BTech in Engineering Physics in 1996 from IIT Bombay, MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley in 1999 and 2002 respectively, and the MA from the University of Cambridge in 2008. During his time at the University of California, Berkeley, he was affiliated with the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center. He 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. 

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, a Fellow of the Institution for Engineering and Technology and a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. His research interests are in the domain of microengineered dynamical systems with applications to sensors and sensor systems. Dr Seshia serves on the editorial boards of the IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical systems, the IOP Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering and the IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control. 


Design and fabrication of micro- and nano-scale sensory systems and in their applications to the monitoring and study of the natural and built environment.


Key publications: 

Y. Jia and A. A. Seshia, Power optimisation by mass tuning for MEMS piezoelectric vibration energy harvesting, IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical systems, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 108-117, 2016.

X. Zou, P. Thiruvenkatanathan and A. A. Seshia, A high-resolution micro-electro-mechanical tilt sensor, Sensors and Actuators Part A: Physical, Vol. 220, pp. 168-177, 2014.

X. Zou, P. Thiruvenkatanathan and A. A. Seshia, A seismic-grade resonant MEMS accelerometer, IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical systems, Vol. 23, No. 4, pp. 768-770, 2014.

Y. Jia, J. Yan, K. Soga and A. A. Seshia, A parametrically excited vibration energy harvester, Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, Vol. 25, No. 3, pp. 278-289, 2014. 

P. Thiruvenkatanathan and A. A. Seshia, Mode-localized displacement sensing, IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical systems, Vol. 21, No. 5, pp. 1016-1018, 2012.

Professor of Microsystems Technology
Professor Ashwin  Seshia

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