Dr. Charles Sodini

LeBel Professor Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dr. Charles Sodini
"Purdue's commitment to excellence in undergraduate education laid the foundation for my forty-year career in microelectronics. I was given a deep understanding of the fundamental principles of the discipline as well as hands-on lab and design projects to gain insight and intuition. Faculty mentorship is the most important component of a quality education. I am extremely fortunate to have taken the late Professor Gerry Neudeck's course combining microelectronic circuit design with device physics. Gerry's engaging teaching style piqued my interest in microelectronics. His introduction to this field was my ticket to land a position at HP Labs and to be a contributor to the semiconductor industry in its early days. I am always proud to have my biography read BSEE, Purdue University. Go Boilers!"
Dr. Charles Sodini joined the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1983 where he is currently the LeBel Professor of Electrical Engineering. His research interests are focused on medical electronic systems for monitoring and imaging. These systems require state-of-the-art mixed signal integrated circuits and systems with extremely low energy dissipation. Dr. Sodini was a member of the technical staff at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories from 1974 to 1982, where he worked on the design of MOS memory. He is the co-founder of the Medical Electronic Device Realization Center at MIT.

Dr. Sodini is the co-author of an undergraduate text on integrated circuits and devices entitled "Microelectronics: An Integrated Approach." He also studied the Hong Kong/South China electronics industry in 1996-97 and has continued to study the globalization of the electronics industry.

Dr. Sodini serves on a variety of industry boards and is an IEEE Fellow. He has received numerous awards including the IBM Faculty Development Award, ISSCC Best Panel Awards, and the Beatrice Winner Award for Editorial Excellence. He received a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1982, a master's in electrical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1981, and bachelor's degrees in electrical engineering and sociology from Purdue University in 1974.