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Thomas Kenny
Richard W. Weiland Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs in the School of Engineering

Thomas Kenny

Richard W. Weiland Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs in the School of Engineering
Kenny's group is researching fundamental issues and applications of micromechanical structures. These devices are usually fabricated from silicon wafers using integrated circuit fabrication tools. Using these techniques, the group builds sensitive accelerometers, infrared detectors, and force-sensing cantilevers. This research has many applications, including integrated packaging, inertial navigation, fundamental force measurements, experiments on bio-molecules, device cooling, bio-analytical instruments, and small robots. Because this research field is multidisciplinary in nature, work in this group is characterized by strong collaborations with other departments, as well as with local industry.

Education

PhD, UC Berkeley, Physics (1989)

Contact

(650) 725-9210
Mail Code
3030