Dr. Marc Madou


  • Ph.D., Semiconductor Electrochemistry (Physical Chemistry-Solid State Physics), 1978, Solid-State Physics Laboratory, Rijksuniversiteit, Ghent, Belgium – Doctoral thesis: “n-and p-type GaP as Semiconductor Electrodes” (summa cum laude), Rijksuniversiteit, Ghent, Belgium.
  •  M.Sc., Physical Chemistry, 1975, Rijksuniversiteit, Ghent, Belgium.
  • B.Sc., Physical Chemistry, 1973, Rijksuniversiteit, Ghent, Belgium.


  • Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering University of California Irvine, CA, 2002-present.
  • Professor Biomedical Engineering, University of California Irvine, CA, 2002-present.
  • Professor Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of California Irvine, CA, 2002-present.
  • Professor Integrated Nanosystems Research Facility (INRF), University of California Irvine, CA, 2002-present.
  • Chair of the International Programs’ Committee in UCI’s HSSOE (2008-2012).
  • UCI Lead for Advanced Manufacturing Activities, 2011-2015.
  • Vice President Advanced Technology, Nanogen, San Diego, CA, 2001-2002.
  • CMR Scholar (Endowed Chair), Center for Materials Research (CMR) at Ohio State University (OSU), 1997-2000.
  • Professor Materials at OSU, 1997-2000.
  •  Professor Chemistry at OSU, 1997-2000.
  • Director NSF Center for Industrial Sensors and Measurements (CISM) 1999-2000. A National Science Foundation State/University/Industry Cooperative Center.
  • Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley, 1996-2000.
  • Miller Visiting Professor at UC Berkeley, 1995-1996.
  •  Visiting Professor at Louisiana State University, Senior Scientific Advisor to CAMD, 1994-1995.
  • Vice Chairman and Founder Teknekron Sensor Development Corporation (TSDC), Menlo Park, CA, 1989-1993.
  • Director, Microsensor Department, SRI International, Menlo Park, CA, 1983-1989.
  •   Associate Director, Microsensor Department, SRI International, Menlo Park, CA, 1982-1989.
  •  Founder and Manager of Microsensor Program, SRI International, Associate Director, Physical Electronics Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA, 1982-1983.
  • Senior Materials Scientist, Materials Research Laboratory SRI International, Menlo Park, CA, 1981-1982.
  •  Assistant Professor, Rijksuniversiteit (State University of Ghent) Gent, Belgium 1981.
  •  Visiting Scientist SRI Internacional, Menlo Park, CA, Materials Scientist, Materials Research Laboratory under Dr. S. R. Morrison, 1979-1980.
  • NASA Ames Research Center Associate, Mountain View, CA, 1994-2004.
  • Microfabrication Applications Principal and Founder, San Diego, CA, 1993-present (my consulting practice). I have consulted on sensor and microfabrication issues since 1993. Representative companies include: Energizer (USA), National Semiconductor (USA), Magneti Marelli (Italy), Fläkt (Sweden), IMEC (Belgium), ITT Barton (USA), Moore Industries (USA), Gamera (USA), Microbionics (USA), CMB/Enevate (USA), iGlyko (USA), Bowles Fluidics Corporation (USA), NASA Ames (USA), Idetek (USA), VARTA (Germany), Osaka Gas (Japan), PG&E (USA), POC MEDICAL SYSTEMS (USA), EPRI (USA), SensIrox (USA) and Polychip (USA).


  • Chancellor’s Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California Irvine, CA, 2002-present.
  • Distinguished Visiting Honorary Professor IIT Kanpur, 2004-present.
  • Honorary Visiting Professor IIT Kharagpur, India 2007-present.
  • Distinguished Visiting Professor, AMC/FUMEC, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico, 2007.
  • World Class University Scholar, WCU, UNIST, South-Korea 2009-2012.
  • Icon Professor, University of Malaya, 2008-present.
  • Academic Leader-Visiting Professor, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico, 2008-2015.
  •  Star Faculty, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico, 2015-present.
  • Fellow National Academy of Inventors (NAI) since December 2014.
  • Your CD Player as a Medical Diagnostics Device, TEDxUCIrvine, May 31, 2014.
  •   Visiting Professor IQS, Barcelona, March 17 –March 30, 2013.
  • Endowed Chair, CMR Scholar, Center for Materials Research Center, Ohio State University, 1997-2000.
  • Miller Visiting Professor at UC Berkeley, 1995-1996.
  • Small sample of Plenary and Distinghuised Lectures*:
  • Distinguished Speaker for the Department of Biomedical Engineering Seminar series at UT Austin. Every year professors in the field of BME/BE recommend over 40 top researchers and finally 12 outstanding scholars are chosen for invitations.  Other speakers in the past have included Professors Steven Chu (Stanford/Berkeley), Shu Chien (UCSD), Luke Lee (Berkeley/ETH), Bob Nerem (GaTech), and many other leading scientists. From MEMS to NEMS with Carbon. February 14th, 2008.
  • Technology “Rock Star” Award. Bioengineering Inspired by Nature. Boston Scientific Fremont Campus, June 15th, 2009.
  • Prominent Lecturer. Yeungnam University, South-Korea. Prominent lecturer for the undergraduate course, ‘Lectures of Edge Frontiers on the Mechanical Engineering,’ in the School of Mechanical Engineering sponsored by the Korea Research Foundation. Title: Biomimetics in Bioengineering: From Fractals to Worms on a Compact Disc. Sept.  22, 2009.
  • National Academy of Science, Distinctive Voices, A scenario for the future of manufacturing in the US Tuesday, February 19, 2013. Irvine, CA.
  •  Visiting Professor at IQS Barcelona, Spain, March 18-March 30, 2013.
  •  Lecturer at the International Summer@Winter Term at IITKg, Microfluidics and Nanotechnology for Healthcare Engineering, IIT Kharagpur, May-July 2015, Kharagpur, India.
  • Your CD Player as a Medical Diagnostics Device, TEDxUCIrvine, May 31, 2014.
  • Plenary Lecture, INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES : MICRO TO NANO 2015, Your CD Player as a Medical Diagnostics Device, October 24th-25th, Manipal University, Jaipur, India.
  • Conferencia Magistral, 46th Congreso de Investigacion y Desarrollo Tecnologico de Monterrey, Towards a Carbon World, January 20, 2016, Monterrey, Mexico.


Sampling of Conference Organizing Committees and Conference Advisory Boards

  • Co-Chair ICOMM 2016, The Conference for Nano/Micro/Meso-Scale Manufacturing in Orange County, California, USA, on March 29-31, 2016 hosted by the University of California, Irvine.
  •  Organizer of the first C-MEMS International Conference, UC Irvine 2014. The second was held in San Diego in 2016 (a part of the may ECS Meeting). In 2018 the meeting wil be in Hyderabad, India and in 2020 in Monterrey, Mexico.
  • Founder of the C-MEMS Research Ring an International Group of Reseachers dedicated to Making Carbon the Next Silicon. This group exchanges faculty and students and submits joint research proposals globally.
  • Lead Organizer of Symposium on Carbon Electronics: Interfaces to Metals, Dielectrics, and Electrolytes, 225th ECS Meeting, Orlando, May 11-15, 2014. Also lead organizer of the Symposium on Dielectrics and Engineered Interfaces in Biological and Biomedical Applications, 215th ECS Meeting, San Francisco, May 24-29, 2009.
  • Co-Organizer, TECAM 2014, Additive Manufacturing: Scalable, Green and Sustainable?  Nov 23rd-25th, Monterrey Tecnologico, Mexico, 2014.
  • General Chair of “Designing for Impact III: Workshop on Building the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation”, September 27, 2012 Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering Irvine, CA.
  • Conference organizer, session chair and keynote speaker. The first Micro-Med-A workshop at the Protea Hotel, Kruger Gate, Mpumalanga, South Africa, from 7 – 10 September 2011. Fluidics on a Compact Disc (CD) for Molecular Diagnostics. This constitutes an effort on our part to learn about Microfluidics/Medical Diagnostic needs in the third world. Madou played the same role when this meeting was held again in September 2013 and in September 2015.
  • Session chair and keynote speaker, 7th Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Conference, 27 June to 1 July 2011. Sabanci Universitesi, Turkey. Nano and Micro-Patterning of Carbon.
  • Plenary talk and session chair. International Conference on “Biomaterials and Implants: Prospects and Possibilities in the New Millennium. ”A three-day long international conference at the Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute (CGCRI), Kolkata, India during July 21-23, 2011. Biosensors and Drug Delivery.
  • General chair of the Fourth International Symposium on Dielectrics and Engineered Interfaces in Biological and Biomedical Applications scheduled during the 219th Electrochemical Society meeting, in Montreal, Canada, May 1- 6, 2011.
  • Organizing committee and Scientific Advisory Committee Nanotech Montreux, Switzerland, 1999-2006. And again in 2010 and 2011.
  • Gerneral chair of the Third International Symposium on Dielectrics and Engineered Interfaces in Biological and Biomedical Applications scheduled during the 219th Electrochemical Society meeting, in San Fransisco, USA, May 26- 27, 2009.
  • General chair and organizer of the Third Indo-US conference on Fabrionics, a two-day workshop on Fabrionics that was held at the University of California, Irvine June 28, 29th, 2009 (http://www.indiajournal.com/pages/event.php?id=7582).
  • Member International Advisory Board of the Kuala Lumpur International Conference on Biomedical Engineering (Biomed 2008, Biomed 2009).
  • Member International Conference on Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (IMCAT 2007).
  • Member International Advisory Board (IAB) of the 4th Forum on New Materials CIMTEC 2006, 2007.
  • International Advisory Committee, International Workshop on MEMS and Micro/Nano Systems Technology for Bio-Implants and Bio Applications, Kolkata, India, December 28-30, 2006.
  • Organizing committee: 1st International Conference on Micromanufacturing, Urbana Champaign, 2006.
  • Scientific Advisory Board for Solid State Sensors, Hilton Head Island 1998 and 2000.
  • SIM session organizer, Salt Lake City, 2002.
  • MRS symposium organizer, Boston, Fall 2001, 2002, 2003.
  • Organizer and general chairman BIO-MEMS 1999 and 2000, San Francisco, CA.
  • Scientific Advisory Board for Transducers 1997, Chicago and Transducers 1999, Sendai.

Journal Editor / Membership on Journal Editorial Boards

  • Guest Editor Micromachines: Special Issue “Centrifugal (Compact-Disc) Microfluidics for Extreme POC.” (deadline closed November 30, 2015).
  • Editor Microsystems & Nanoenegineering (www.nature.com/micronano). New Nature journal started in May 2015.
  • Editorial Board Member of Micromachines since Dec 2015.
  • Guest Editor Sensors: Special Issue: “Carbon MEMS and NEMS for Sensor Applications”(deadline May 2016).
  • Founding Editor of eMicronano.com (http://www.emicronano.com/).
  • Editorial Advisory Board. Micro & Nano Systems, 2009(http://www.bentham.org/mns/index.htm).
  •  Editorial Board, International Journal of Materials and Structural Integrity, 2007 (http://www.inderscience.com/browse/index.php?journalCODE=ijmsi).
  • Editorial Board, International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing 2007 (http://www.springer.com/engineering/production+eng/journal/12541?detailsPage=editorialBoard).
  • International Advisory Board, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry: 2004-2007.
  •  Editorial Board, International Journal on Manufacturing Technology and Research: 2006-2007.
  • Regional Editor for Sensors and Actuators B, North and South America, 1999-2005.

Example Advisory Boards and Panels

  • Scientific Advisory Board of POC Medical Systems, 2014- present.
  • Scientific Advisory Board of SUNUM (Sabancı University Nanotechnology Research and Application Center), Turkey, 2011- present.
  • Scientific Advisor of Enevate (http://www.enevate.com), Irvine, 2006- present.
  • Member of the Nano- and Microsystems Programme’s Scientific Advisory Board, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Helmholtz Society, Germany, 2007-present.
  • NSF “Blue Ribbon” Panel for ERC selection Panel Meeting Review, NSF, Arlington, VA, January 10-12, 2006.
  • NSF WTEC Study on Micro-Manufacturing Panel Member. Site visits to Korea, Taiwan, Japan and Europe, 2004-2005.
  • IEEE member. Member at Large of The Electrochemical Society (Sensors).
  • International Advisory Committee, The NSF NSE, August 7-9, 2004 NSEC Site Visit panel at UCLA.
  •  Advisory Board of the NSF-IGERT at the University of Kentucky, 1998-2004.


  • Founder C-IDEAS, 2106. Company active in US and Mexico.
  • Scientific Founder & Advisor of SensIrOx and a co-inventor of the company’s core technology, Columbus, 2001 (http://www.sensirox.com/principals.htm). Company dissolved.
  •  Vice Chairman and Founder Teknekron Sensor Development Corporation (TSDC), Menlo Park, CA, 1989-1993. Company dissolved.
  •  Founder RotaPrep, Irvine, CA, 2006 (http://www.rotaprep.com/people.html). Company is active.
  • Scientific Founder & Advisor of Carbon Micro Battery (now Enevate) and a co-inventor of the company’s core technology, Irvine, 2006 (http://c-mb.com/index.php). Company is active.
  • Founder iGlyko,Irvine,CA,2007(http://www.iglyko.com/iGlyko/Welcome_to_iGlyko.html). Company is dissolved.

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