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Michel Maharbiz

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Home page:http://www-bsac.eecs.berkeley.edu/mysite/profile/?person_id=870
Bio:  Michel M. Maharbiz is an Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley.

He received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley under Professor Roger T. Howe (EECS) and Professor Jay D. Keasling (ChemE); his work led to the foundation of Microreactor Technologies, Inc. which was acquired in 2009 by Pall Corporation. From 2003 to 2007, Michel Maharbiz was an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is the co-founder of Tweedle Technologies, Cortera Neurotech and served as vice-president for product development at Quswami, Inc. from July 2010 to June 2011.

Prof. Maharbiz is a Bakar Fellow and was the recipient of a 2009 NSF Career Award for research into developing microfabricated interfaces for synthetic biology. His group is also known for developing the world’s first remotely radio-controlled cyborg beetles. This was named one of the top ten emerging technologies of 2009 by MIT’s Technology Review (TR10) and was in Time Magazine’s Top 50 Inventions of 2009. Dr. Maharbiz has been a GE Scholar and an Intel IMAP Fellow. Professor Maharbiz’s current research interests include building micro/nano interfaces to cells and organisms and exploring bio-derived fabrication methods. Michel’s long term goal is understanding developmental mechanisms as a way to engineer and fabricate machines.”

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Papers, Presentations and Reports Authored by Michel Maharbiz

  1. MindSweeper: Toward Haptic Cognitive Prosthesis, Toms Vega, Corten C. Singer, Bjoern Hartmann, Eric Paulos, Michel Maharbiz, Jan Rabaey, 26, October, 2016. Posted on 28 Oct 2016.


  • 1 Conference paper.
  • 1 Poster.

The counts above are from the publications database. The number of posters is derived from the presentations.

Note: A poster is a presentation that has the word 'poster' (case-insensitive) in the any of the text fields. Thus, the poster count might be somewhat inaccurate. The number of posters is deducted from the number of presentations and bother are reported.