Mark Allen, PhD

Co-Founder, EnaChip, Inc. and Director, University of Pennsylvania Singh Center for Nanotechnology and Alfred Filter Moore Professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering

EnaChip, Inc. and University of Pennsylvania

Mark G. Allen, Ph.D., is Alfred Fitler Moore Professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, and currently Director of Penn’s Singh Center for Nanotechnology. Allen’s research is directed toward new micro- and nanofabrication technologies, with emphasis on microelectromechanical devices and systems (MEMS). He is author or co-author of approximately 450 scientific publications, including nearly 60 US patents. He has held the post of Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering; has chaired or co-chaired the IEEE MEMS Conference, the Power MEMS Conference, and the Solid State Sensors, Actuators, and Microsystems Conference; and is currently on the editorial board of Microsystems and Nanoengineering (Nature Publishing Group).

In addition to his academic career, Allen has co-founded multiple MEMS-related companies, including Cardiomems, Axion Biosystems, and Enachip. Allen is a Fellow of the IEEE, and received the IEEE Daniel P. Noble Award for contributions to research and development, clinical translation, and commercialization of biomedical microsystems. He is also a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

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