University of California, San Diego, USA
Professor Albert P. Pisano (born 1954) is an American academic who has served as Dean of the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California San Diego (UC San Diego) since September 2013. He is a co-inventor listed on more than 20 patents in MEMS and has co-authored more than 300 archival publications.
Professor Pisano is a co-founder of ten start-up companies in the areas of transdermal drug delivery, transvascular drug delivery, sensorized catheters, MEMS manufacturing equipment, MEMS RF devices and MEMS motion sensors.
In 2001, Pisano was elected to the National Academy of Engineering for contributions to the design, fabrication, commercialization, and educational aspects of MEMS. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and an awardee of the Thomas Egleston Medal for Distinguished Engineering Achievement by notable alumni of Columbia University.
In 2008, he was named one of the 100 Notable People in the Medical Device Industry by Medical Devices and Diagnostic Industry (MD&DI) Magazine.