I am pleased to announce that Dr. Marlin H. Mickle will deliver the keynote address at the UPJ commencement honoring graduating seniors at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 6, 2006 in the UPJ Sports Center.
Dr. Mickle is a native of Winber, PA . He attended UPJ from 1958 through 1960, transferring to Pitt-Oakland to complete his degree in Electrical Engineering.
Marlin H. Mickle is currently a Nickolas A. DeCecco Professor in the School of Engineering of the University of Pittsburgh. He holds appointments as Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (Primary), Professor of Computer Engineering, Professor of Telecommunications, and Professor of Industrial Engineering. He is the Executive Director of the RFID Center of Excellence. He received the B.S.E.E., M.S.E.E., and the Ph.D. degrees from the University of Pittsburgh in 1961, 1963, and 1967.
His research, development and educational activities have been supported by grants and/or contracts from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the National Science Foundation, the United States Army, the Urban Mass Transportation Administration, NASA, the Bureau of Mines, the Department of Commerce, the Pittsburgh Foundation, the Pennsylvania Power and Light Company, American Sterilizer Company, Contraves Goertz Corporation, PPG, Inc., the Electric Power Research Institute, Intel, Digital Equipment Corporation, Tandy, Motorola, Texas Instruments Corporation, Ben Franklin Program, WesDyne, the Lemelson Foundation, Argonne Laboratory, EPA, Coleman Foundation, DARPA, the Pittsburgh Digital Greenhouse, Medrad, Siemens, Vocollect, Mobile Aspects, Matthews Marking Corp., ChemDAQ, Syracuse Research Corporation, Gnostic Systems, Identifi Technologies, FireFly, ADCUS, SSI, Inc.
He is currently active in the areas of energy harvesting and high technology applications. He is co-author and co-editor of over 20 books. In addition, Marlin H. Mickle has over 125 publications in refereed journals, conference proceedings, etc. He holds patents on a magnetically levitated gyro, a gyro optical sensor, energy harvesting and antennas on a CMOS chip.
Marlin H. Mickle is a member of the Scientific, Product or Technical Advisory Boards of MandalMed, Inc., and E-SOC, Inc. both in San Francisco, SmartWear Technologies, San Diego, FireFly Power Technologies, LLC, Ligonier, PA, ClearCount, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, and a member of the team that won Honorable Mention at the 2004 Carnegie Science Center Awards for Excellence 2004, a 1988 Recipient of the Systems Research and Cybernetics Award of the International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics, Life Fellow of the IEEE, Faculty Honor Roll 2001, Advisor or Co-Advisor of four teams selected by the NCIIA for March Madness for the Mind with displays at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. (3 times) and at the Boston Museum of Science. Marlin is the recipient of the Carnegie Science Center Award for Excellence in Corporate Innovation, 2005. He is also the recipient of a Pitt Innovator Award, 2005.
He was Co-chairman of the Pittsburgh Modeling and Simulation Conference for over 20 years, and previously served as; member, Editorial Board of IEEE Micro, Integrated Computer - Aided Engineering Journal, New Products Editor, IEEE Micro, , Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics; founding Co-Editor of the Journal of Interdisciplinary Modeling and Simulation; Editor, International Journal of Radio Frequency Identification Technology and Applications, Vice-President, Conference and Meetings, of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Systems and Networks.
He has held engineering positions with the IBM and Westinghouse Electric Corporation and has also served as Program Director of the Systems Theory and Applications Program of the National Science Foundation.
Marlin H. Mickle is a member of the Boards of Directors of University Research and Development Associates, Inc.; Asbury Heights, Mount Lebanon, PA; and is President of the Board of Directors of Emory Senior Housing, and has previously served as; member of the Board of Trustees, Albright College; First Vice President, Asbury Heights, President, Board of Directors, Asbury Heights, a Member of the Board of Directors of Wesley Hills of Mt. Lebanon, Mickle Computer Technologies, Inc., Power Resources, Inc., and Specialty Phones, Inc.
He has served as a Consultant to the National Science Foundation, Battelle, Contraves Goertz Corporation, ASC, Inc., Westinghouse, III Systems, The American University in Cairo, George Mason University, TI, Inc., Compunetics, ATEC, DEC, CSR, Ben Franklin Center of Western PA, innovex, U. S. Navy and others. He is listed in numerous biographical records including Who's Who in Religion, Who's Who Among America's Teachers, Who's Who in Business and Finance, Who's Who in Engineering, and Who's Who in America.