Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Sitti Named Fellow of IEEEMechanical Engineering’s Metin Sitti was recently named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for outstanding contributions to micro- and nano-scale robotic systems.
“This is a wonderful honor as I continue to develop novel microrobots – robots smaller than the width of a human hair,” said Sitti, Director of the Nanorobotics Lab at CMU. Sitti's most current research focuses on new methods to print electronics on complex surfaces, involving a reversible adhesion method which is inspired by his work with geckos.
The IEEE is the world's largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. Through its 400,000 members in 160 countries, the IEEE is a leading authority on a wide range of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics. The IEEE Board of Directors awards the rank of fellow to a person with an outstanding record of accomplishment in any of the IEEE fields.