April 27, 2018
The Future of Nanoscale Electronics Symposium

Welcome Remarks

Martin A. Schmidt, MIT
  • Speaker

In February 2014, Prof. Martin Schmidt was appointed Provost of MIT. Beginning in 2008, he served as Associate Provost, managing the Institute’s space and the renovation/renewal budgets. Since January 2012, he also assumed responsibilities for “all things industry” as the senior administrative officer responsible for MIT’s industrial interactions. In this capacity, the Technology Licensing Office and Office of Corporate Relations report to him. Beyond his regular responsibilities, he also co-led the Institute’s Task Force on the Budget in response to the 2008 financial crisis. He has played an active role as MIT’s faculty lead in support of the MIT president’s role as co-chair of the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP), a national effort bringing together the federal government, industry, universities, and other stakeholders to identify and invest in emerging technologies with the potential to create high-quality domestic manufacturing jobs and enhance the global competitiveness of the United States. A member of the MIT faculty since 1988, he has been a faculty member in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, and from 1999 to 2006, he served as the director of the Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL) at MIT.