Troy Olsson

Assistant Professor
Electrical and Systems Engineering (ESE)

Honors and Awards:  DARPA Program Manager of the Year (2017), R&D100 Award (2011), Sandia National Laboratories Inventor Award (2013), Sandia National Laboratories Up and Coming Innovator Award (2011), 1st Place Conceptual Category / Best Overall Paper, Design Automation Conference Student Design Contest (2002)

Research Expertise: MEMS | Integrated Circuits | Biomedical and IoT Microsystems

Roy (Troy) H. Olsson III will be joining the Electrical and Systems Engineering Department at the University of Pennsylvania as an Assistant Professor in January of 2019. Troy is currently a program manager in the Microsystems Technology Office at DARPA where he leads programs in low-power classification of wireless and sensor signals, miniature antennas, and radio frequency signal processors. Prior to joining DARPA, Troy was a Principal Electronics Engineer at Sandia National Laboratories leading research in piezoelectric aluminum nitride and lithium niobate microdevices for processing of RF, inertial and optical signals. He earned a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan in 2004, where his graduate research focused on low power electronics and sensor arrays for interfacing with the central nervous system. Troy has authored more than 100 technical journal and conference papers, holds 27 patents, and is a Senior Member of the IEEE. Troy's research explores microsystems and nanotechnologies for sensing, processing and communications tailored to the stringent energy consumption and miniaturization required for biomedical sensors and edge nodes operating in the Internet-of-Things (IoT). His group develops technologies in two major thrust areas; materials, nanofabrication processes and devices for radio frequency (RF) communications and sensors, and ultra-low power integrated circuits for sensor/wireless signal conditioning and signal processing.

Member of:

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering – University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (2004)
M.S. in Electrical Engineering – University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (2001)
B.S. in Electrical Engineering – West Virginia University (1999). B.S. in Computer Engineering – West Virginia University (1999)

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