This talk will offer a brief glimpse into how the field of MEMS (micro electro mechanical systems) originated and has grown over the last few decades. Several breakthroughs and key events in history that shaped the evolution of this field will be highlighted to provide the audience some perspectives on the impact of these innovations in defining the journey of this field. The talk will conclude with some perspectives on the current research trends globally being pursued in MEMS, and the speaker's vision for how this area will grow in the future.
Siddharth Tallur is an Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering at IIT Bombay. Prior to joining IIT Bombay in Nov 2016, he worked with the MEMS products division at Analog Devices Inc. in Wilmington MA, USA as a product and applications engineer for innovative accelerometer and gyroscope products. He graduated with B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering at IIT Bombay in 2008, and M.S-Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University in 2013. He also spent a year working as a management consultant at A.T. Kearney India Ltd. following his undergraduate education. Siddharth's interests pertain to MEMS, photonics, embedded systems and sensors, and he and his students have won several best paper awards at noteworthy conferences over the years (International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design ['10], IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium ['10,'17], IEEE Photonics Conference ['12], IEEE Sensors Conference ['18]).