Kevin CHAU 周顯良
Kevin CHAU 周顯良 

Email

Email
eekchau@ust.hk
First Name (and Middle Name If Any)
Kevin
CHAU
周顯良
Highest Degree Acquired (e.g. PhD in Engineering Science)
PhD, University of Michigan

Contact Information

Email

Email
eekchau@ust.hk

Research Interests

Research Interests
Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
Technology transfer
Commercialization
Manufacturing

Research Area

Research Area
Integrated Circuits and Systems (ICS)

Biography

Biography

Professor Chau has over 25 years of experience in commercializing Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) products. He received his BS degree with First Class Honors from the University of Hong Kong in 1980, his MS and PhD degrees from the University of Michigan in 1981 and 1987, respectively, all in Electrical Engineering. He invented the “Dissolved Wafer Process” during his doctoral research, which later found commercialization at Ford Microelectronics, Inc. (for accelerometers), Draper Laboratory/Rockwell/Honeywell (for gyroscopes), and ISSYS (for pressure and flow sensors). It was the educational MEMS process of choice for the Integrated Microsystems Laboratory Course at the University of Michigan for around a decade.

Professor Chau became the first MEMS PhD hired at Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) in 1992. He was pivotal in overcoming early technical hurdles, which subsequently led to the successful release of the ADXL50, the world’s first integrated surface-micromachined accelerometer. For the next 14 years at ADI, he continued to play key technical and managerial roles in MEMS development and oversaw the proliferation of high volume accelerometer products ranging from airbag crash sensors for automobiles to motion sensors for consumer electronics products like the Nintendo Wii, with over 250 million units shipped by 2006. He served as Symposium and Conference Chair for the SPIE Symposium on Micromachining and Microfabrication for 8 consecutive years and has been granted 16 US patents.

Due to an insatiable desire for knowledge, Professor Chau turned to computer music and received the MA degree in Music, Science, and Technology from Stanford University in 2013.

Research Interests

Research Interests
Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
Technology transfer
Commercialization
Manufacturing

Research Area

Research Area
Integrated Circuits and Systems (ICS)

Biography

Biography

Professor Chau has over 25 years of experience in commercializing Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) products. He received his BS degree with First Class Honors from the University of Hong Kong in 1980, his MS and PhD degrees from the University of Michigan in 1981 and 1987, respectively, all in Electrical Engineering. He invented the “Dissolved Wafer Process” during his doctoral research, which later found commercialization at Ford Microelectronics, Inc. (for accelerometers), Draper Laboratory/Rockwell/Honeywell (for gyroscopes), and ISSYS (for pressure and flow sensors). It was the educational MEMS process of choice for the Integrated Microsystems Laboratory Course at the University of Michigan for around a decade.

Professor Chau became the first MEMS PhD hired at Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) in 1992. He was pivotal in overcoming early technical hurdles, which subsequently led to the successful release of the ADXL50, the world’s first integrated surface-micromachined accelerometer. For the next 14 years at ADI, he continued to play key technical and managerial roles in MEMS development and oversaw the proliferation of high volume accelerometer products ranging from airbag crash sensors for automobiles to motion sensors for consumer electronics products like the Nintendo Wii, with over 250 million units shipped by 2006. He served as Symposium and Conference Chair for the SPIE Symposium on Micromachining and Microfabrication for 8 consecutive years and has been granted 16 US patents.

Due to an insatiable desire for knowledge, Professor Chau turned to computer music and received the MA degree in Music, Science, and Technology from Stanford University in 2013.