Jason Clark

Jason Clark

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, joint with Electrical and Computer Engineering

Purdue University
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering Building
465 Northwestern Avenue
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2035
Phone: +1 765 49-43437


  • BS (Physics), California State University, 1996
  • PhD (Applied Science & Technology), University of California at Berkeley, 2005

Research Interests

  • My research concerns the design, modeling, simulation, and verification of complex engineered systems. The overarching goal is to develop the next generation of system-level computer-aided engineering and metrology tools to foster and accelerate advancement in tiny technologies for solving societal-scale problems. Application areas include robotics, health, safety, ecology, transportation, communication, and commerce.

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Awards and Recognitions

  • Berkeley Graduate Opportunity Program (GOP) Fellowship Award (1996-1998)
  • Berkeley Design Contest Winner, unofficial world record (1997)
  • The Gracie Mae Academic Achievement Award (1998)
  • Berkeley, College of Engineering, honorable mention (1999)
  • Berkeley Applied Science Excellence Award (2000)
  • Graduate Assistantship in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellowship Award (2001)
  • Berkeley Applied Science Excellence Award (2001)
  • International Winner of Microfabrica’s MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) Design Challenge (2003)
  • Coventor License Award (2003)
  • Micro/Nano R&D magazine, honorable mention (2003)
  • Berkeley Forefront Magazine, honorable mention (2004)
  • Berkeley Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) Award (2004)
  • Purdue Kozik Award (2007)
  • Purdue Seed Award (2008)
  • Midwest Institute of Nanoelectronics Discovery (MIND) Award (2011)
  • Ten Select Publications

    J. V. Clark, K. S. J. Pister, "Modeling, Simulation, and Verification of an Advanced Microdevice Using Sugar," Journal of Microelectro-mechanical Systems, pp. 1524-1536, Aug 2007.

    F. Li, J. V. Clark, "An Online Tool for Simulating Electro-Thermo-Mechanical Flexures Using Distributed and Lumped Analyses" submitting to Journal of Sensors and Transducers, pp. 101-115, March 2009.

    R. Bansal, J. V. Clark, "Simplifying the Design, Analysis, and Layout of a N/MEMS Material Testing Device," Sensors and Transducers Journal, Vol.13, Special Issue, pp.87-97, December 2011.

    P. Marepalli, A. Magana, M. R. Taleyarkhan, N. Sambamurthy, and J. V. Clark, "SugarAid 0.2: An Online Learning Tool for Improving Engineering Exam Scores," Journal of Online Engineering Education, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 1-9, 2011.

    S. M. Musa, M. N. O. Sadiku, and J. V. Clark, "Finite Element Analysis for Electromagnetic Parameters of Multiconductor Interconnects in Multilayered Dielectric Media", International Journal of Research and Reviews in Computer Science, Vol. 2, No. 6, December 2011.

    F. Li, J. V. Clark, "Improved Modeling of the Comb Drive Levitation Effect by Using Schwartz-Christoffel Mapping," Sensors and Transducers Journal, Vol.139, Issue 4, pp.24-34 April 2012.

    R. Bansal, J. V. Clark, "Lumped modeling of carbon nanotubes for M/NEMS simulation," Journal of Microsystem Technologies, (Accepted 2012).

    F. Li, J. V. Clark, "Self-Calibration for MEMS with Comb Drives: Measurement of Gap," Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, Vol 21 Issue 5, pp 1019-1021, October 2012.

    F. Li, J. V. Clark, "Online Capacitance Modeling Tool for Conductors Represented as Simply-Connected Polygonal Geometries in 2.5D", Journal of Sensor Technology, September 2012, 2, 155-163.

    F. Li, J. Chee, D. Peroulis, "Measuring the Planar Geometry of MEMS by Measuring Comb Drive Capacitance" Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, (Accepted).