Dana Weinstein is a Professor in Purdue’s Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the Associate Dean of Graduate Education in the College of Engineering. Prior to joining Purdue in 2015, Dr. Weinstein was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and served as an Associate Professor there between 2013 and 2015.
Dr. Weinstein received her B.A. in Physics and Astrophysics from University of California – Berkeley in 2004 and her Ph.D. in Applied Physics in 2009 from Cornell, working on multi-GHz MEMS. She is the recipient of the NSF CAREER Award, the DARPA Young Faculty Award, the first Intel Early Career Award, the first TRF Transducers Early Career Award, and the IEEE IEDM Roger A. Haken Best Paper Award. Her current research focuses on innovative microelectromechanical devices for applications ranging from MEMS-IC wireless communications and clocking to micro robotic actuators and flexible substrate ultrasonic transducers.