MSEC 18_ Patrick Mercier_BIO

Patrick Mercier
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Co-founder/Co-director of the Center for Wearable Sensors
University of California, San Diego

Patrick Mercier is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and co-founder/co-director of the Center for Wearable Sensors at UC San Diego. He received his B.Sc. degree from the University of Alberta, Canada, in 2006, and the S.M. and Ph.D. degrees from MIT in 2008 and 2012, respectively. Prof. Mercier has received numerous awards, including the NSF CAREER Award in 2018, the Biocom Catalyst Award in 2017, the UCSD Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award in 2016, the DARPA Young Faculty Award in 2015, the Beckman Young Investigator Award in 2015, the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) Jack Kilby Award in 2010, amongst others. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, is a member of the ISSCC and CICC International Technical Program Committees and has co-edited two books: Power Management Integrated Circuits (CRC Press, 2016), and Ultra-Low-Power Short-Range Radios (Springer, 2015). His research interests include the design of energy-efficient mixed-signal systems, RF circuits, power converters, and sensor interfaces for wearable, medical, and mobile applications. ​