Professor Richard White

Received a Ph.D. degree from Harvard University in Applied Physics. He conducted microwave device research at General Electric before joining the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, in 1962. He is a Founding Director of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (1986). He holds numerous U.S. patents, has co-authored texts and reference books on Solar Cells (1983), Acoustic Wave Sensors (1997), and Electronics (2001). In addition to the 2003 Rayleigh Award of the IEEE for seminal contributions to surface acoustic wave technology, Prof. White is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the IEEE and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and is the recipient of many academic awards including the IEEE Cledo Brunetti Award (1986), U.C. Berkeley Chancellor’s Professorship, and the 2003 U.C. Berkeley Community Service citation award. Research interests have included microwave devices, thermoelastic and ultrasonic phenomena and devices. Current research interests include wireless microsensors and energy scavenging devices for use in electric power systems and a portable particulate matter monitor for measuring concentrations of airborne aerosols and diesel exhaust particulates.