James D. Meindl
James D. Meindl received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1955, 1956 and 1958 respectively. From 1965 to 1967, he was founding Director of the Integrated Electronics Division at the Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, U.S. Army Electronics Laboratories. In 1967 Meindl was appointed John M. Fluke Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. He went on to serve as Associate Dean for Research in the School of Engineering; Director of the Center for Integrated Systems; and founding Director of the Integrated Circuits Laboratory. He was appointed Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1986 and served in this capacity until 1993.
Dr. Meindl is a co-founder of Telesensory Systems, Inc., the principal manufacturer of electronic reading aids for the blind. He is the author of Micropower Circuits and over 300 technical papers on ultra large scale integration, integrated electronics, and medical electronics. His major contributions include new medical instruments enabled by custom integrated electronics; projections and codification of the hierarchy of physical limits on integrated electronics and; leadership in creation of academic environments promoting high quality teaching and research. He is currently the director of the Joseph M. Pettit Microelectronics Research Center and the Pettit Chair Professor of Microelectronics at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia.