Dr. Dana Weinstein
Senior Research Fellow
Associate Dean of Graduate Education, CoE and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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.
Science and technology do not exist in a vacuum. Policy makers and global leaders must share a common language with scientists and engineers to make the best decisions for both domestic and international interests. This is particularly critical in the face of growing needs for national security (physical and cyber), global economic considerations, and the necessity to address environmental and energy demands.
Purdue University’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering is one of the largest ECE departments in the nation and is consistently ranked among the best in the country.