Patrick Mercier


Patrick Mercier is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, co-founder/co-director of the Center for Wearable Sensors at UC San Diego, and Site Director of the NSF IUCRC Power Management Integration Center located at Dartmouth and UCSD. 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 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) Author-Recognition Award in 2023, the San Diego Engineering Council Outstanding Engineer Award in 2020, a National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering Speaker in 2019, 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 Hellman Fellowship Award in 2014, the ISSCC Jack Kilby Award in 2010, amongst others. He has published over 190 peer-reviewed papers in venues such as Science, Nature Biotechnology, Nature Biomedical Engineering, Nature Communications, ISSCC (26 papers), Advanced Science, and others. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems and the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Letters, is a member of the ISSCC Executive Committee, and was on the CICC and VLSI Technical Program Committees. He has co-edited three books: High-Density Integrated Electrocortical Neural Interfaces (Elsevier Academic Press, 2019), 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.

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