Michael N. Kozicki
Michael N. Kozicki, Ph.D., C.Eng. Fellow, National Academy of
Inventors. Professor of Electrical Engineering at Arizona
State University and Founder of Axon Technologies Corp and Idendrix Inc.
Dr. Kozicki is involved with teaching and research in the field of solid
state electronics and nanoionics. He holds over 75 highly-ranked and highly
cited US and International patents in solid state technology, has published
scientific papers that have been cited over 1000 times, and is a frequent
invited speaker at international conferences. He has also developed
undergraduate and graduate courses in microelectronics and semiconductor
facilities at ASU and has authored books in this area. His research interests
include integrated/solid-state nanoionics, low-energy non-volatile memories,
interconnect systems, tunable nanomechanical
resonators, and microfluidics. Dr. Kozickiís
consulting activities have allowed him to serve clients ranging from the U.S.
Government to large multinational high-technology corporations. He previously
served as Chief Scientist of Adesto
Technologies, Interim (and Founding) Director of Entrepreneurial Programs
in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of
Engineering, Director of the Center for Solid State Electronics Research, Visiting
Professor at the University of Edinburgh,
and Adjunct Professor at Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology in Korea.
Prior to his academic career, Dr. Kozicki was Laboratory Manager for the CSSER
and a Project Engineer with Hughes
(now Raytheon) in the United
Kingdom, responsible for CMOS process
development. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Edinburgh
in his native Scotland
and his Ph.D. in semiconductor process science was gained through research at
the Edinburgh Microfabrication Facility. Dr. Kozicki is a Chartered Engineer, a
Founding Member of the Globalscot
Network (appointed by the First Minister of Scotland), a Member of the IEEE, the IoP, and Eta Kappa Nu. He has received a number of awards in
recognition of his work, including the School's Teaching Excellence Award, a
Golden Key National Honor Society Outstanding Professor Award, the College
of Extended Educationís Outstanding Faculty Award, the
IEEE Phoenix Sectionís Outstanding Educator Research Award, and several best
paper awards at international conferences. Dr. Kozicki is also a Lemelson-MIT Prize nominee and one of his inventions, a
wheelchair for controlled environments, was hailed as one of the top products
of 1993 by Semiconductor International magazine.
If you think my bio is boring, wait till you see my Curriculum Vitae ....
Other Biographical Info
Well, so much for the formal introduction. Now for some less structured
I was born in the small West Lothian town
halfway between Edinburgh and Glasgow (in the heart of "Silicon
Glen"). After attending various schools in the area from 1963 to 1976, I
went off to the University
of Edinburgh to study
Electrical Engineering - which surprised no one as this is what I always wanted
to do. I had a great time as an undergraduate and spent a great deal of time in
many hallowed halls of
learning. I graduated in 1980 but stayed on to do a Ph.D. with money to buy
motorcycles gladly given by Hughes Microelectronics Limited (a subsidiary of
Hughes Aircraft Company) as part of a research sponsorship scheme. I finished
all my research work by October of 1983 and went off to work for Hughes,
writing up my thesis (albeit very slowly) during evenings and weekends. I
defended late in 1984 but missed the deadline for the December graduation by a
few days so my official Ph.D. graduation year was 1985.
In 1985, I came to Arizona
and the rest, as they say, is history.....
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