Albert (“Al”) P. Pisano, Ph. D. is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He holds the FANUC Chair of Mechanical Systems in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley and he is jointly appointed to the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Professor Pisano is the Director of the Electronics Research Laboratory (administering over $63 million in research funds each year) and a Director of the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC). From 1997 through 1999, he was the DARPA program manager for MEMS, and managed a portfolio of 83 contracts awarded nationwide. His own MEMS research includes micro power generation, atomic clocks, drug delivery, RF components, strain sensors, inertial instruments and disk drive actuators. Professor Pisano holds eight patents in MEMS and has co-authored more than 95 archival journal publications.