Toshikazu (Toshi) Nishida is currently an associate professor in
the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and an
Affiliate Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and
Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at the University of Florida,
Gainesville, Florida. He is a founding member of the
Interdisciplinary Microsystems Group at the University of Florida.
His research interests include solid-state physical sensors and
actuators, transducer noise, strained semiconductor devices, and
reliability physics of semiconductor devices. He and his students
are currently investigating strain effects in piezoresistive
microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) transducers and advanced CMOS
devices, noise mechanisms in piezoresistive MEMS transducers, MEMS
piezoelectric transducers for vibrational energy reclamation, MEMS
capacitive microphones, and biomedical applications of MEMS.
He received his Ph.D. (1988) and M.S. degrees in Electrical and
Computer engineering and B.S. degree in Engineering physics at the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. With colleagues and
students, he has received three best paper awards. He also received
the 2003 College of Engineering Teacher of the Year award. He holds
four U.S. patents.