Shad Roundy is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and an adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Utah. He is the director of the Integrated Self-Powered Sensing lab at the University of Utah which focuses on energy harvesting, wireless power transfer, and more generally applications of ubiquitous wireless sensing. Shad received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 2003. From there he moved to the Australian National University where he was a senior lecturer in the Systems Engineering Department. He spent the next several years working with startup companies LV Sensors and EcoHarvester developing MEMS pressure sensors, accelerometers, gyroscopes, and energy harvesting devices. In 2012, he joined the mechanical engineering faculty at the University of Utah.
Shad’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation (including the CAREER award), private industry, NASA, and private foundations. He is a member of the NSF funded ASSIST Engineering Research Center (https://assistcenter.org/). He is an associate editor for Smart Materials and Structures and the International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing-Green Technology.