Mark G. Allen, Ph.D.

Scientific Director, Krishna Singh Center for Nanotechnology
Professor, Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering, School of Engineering & Applied Sciences
University of Pennsylvania

Combining insights from the worlds of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemistry and materials science, Allen is a pioneer in the field of micro-electromechanical systems, or MEMS, and nanofabrication technology. His research allows the creation of structures, sensors and actuators that exploit the unique potential of the small scale. For example, such miniscule devices can sit at the intersection of the biological and the digital, sensing the physical and electrical signals found in the heart and in the brain and transmitting them to computers for processing. Allen has published approximately 120 journal articles and holds approximately 40 patents.

Ph.D. in Microelectronics - MIT
B.S.E. in Chemical Engineering and Electrical Engineering - University of Pennsylvania
B.A. in Chemistry - University of Pennsylvania