Troy Olsson

Troy Olsson


University of Pennsylvania


  • Member, TC-6 RF MEMS AND MICROWAVE ACOUSTICS, Technical Committees**


Roy (Troy) H. Olsson III is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on the application of piezoelectric, ferroelectric, ferrimagnetic, and multiferroic materials in radio frequency (RF), sensing, and computing devices. Prior to joining Penn, Troy was a Program Manager in the DARPA Microsystems Technology Office (MTO), where he led multiple programs in the areas of low energy sensing and communications.  From 2004 to 2014, Troy was a Principal Electronics Engineer in the MEMS Technologies Department at Sandia National Laboratories where he established research efforts in piezoelectric microdevices for processing of RF, inertial and optical signals.  He received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2004.  His graduate research was in the areas of low-power electronics and sensor arrays for interfacing with the central nervous systems.  Troy has authored more than 100 technical journal and conference papers and holds 32 patents in the areas of microelectronics and microsystems.  He was awarded an R&D100 award in 2011 for his work on Microresonator Filters and Frequency References, was named the 2017 DARPA program manager of the year, was the recipient of the NSF CAREER award in 2019, and was the general chair of the 2022 PiezoMEMS workshop. Troy was awarded the 2022 Bell Labs Prize for his work on Memory Enhanced Computing with III-Nitride Ferrodiodes.

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