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Meet the Instructor: Aleksander Franz

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Instructor Background

  • Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan

  • M.S. and B.S. in Chemical Engineering from MIT

  • B.S. in Environmental Engineering from MIT

  • Expert in MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS), a field that integrates aspects of electrical, mechanical, chemical, and biochemical engineering, computer science, and materials science to build microdevices

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Career Highlights

  • Instructor at the MIT Practice School internship program

  • Post Doc and Research Scientist at MIT

  • Co-founder, VP of Chip Development, and Board Member of a venture backed start-up out of MIT that raised $150 M (Lilliputian Systems)

  • Principal Engineer and Manager at Pixtronix/Qualcomm in collaboration with Sharp

  • Recipient of 12 patents and multiple competitive research grants

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