Professor of Electrical Engineering
Dr. Tadigadapa joined Penn State in 2000. From 1996–2000 he was the VP of Manufacturing at Integrated Sensing Systems, involved with the design, fabrication, packaging, reliability, and manufacturing of micromachined silicon pressure and Coriolis flow sensors. His primary research interest is in the field of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and in the design, optimization, fabrication, and testing of MEMS transducers. His MEMS group has access to state of the art microfabrication, device simulation, and testing and measurement facilities. He has been a research fellow at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany and a visiting professor at Otto von Guericke University, Germany, and University College, Ireland. He is a member of IEEE, Institute of Physics, Society of Photonics and Optical Engineering and serves on the editorial board of Journal of Microlithography, MEMS and MOEMS and Measurement Science and Technology journals.
Ph.D. Cambridge University, Microelectronics
M.S. Indian Institute of Technology, Madras India, Solid State Physics
Design, fabrication and characterization of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), integration of smart materials into MEMS devices, biological MEMS, inertial MEMS and RF MEMS devices.
Selected Publications and Patents
Link to selected publications and patents
Honors and Awards
Alexander von Humboldt Visiting Professor, Germany - 2007
Walton Fellowship, Science Foundation of Ireland - 2007
Gledden Fellowship, University of Western Australia - 2007
Cambridge Nehru Scholarship - 1988
Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, Germany - 1993