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Paul FranzonCirrus Logic Distinguished ProfessorNorth Carolina State University

Paul D. Franzon is currently the Cirrus Logic Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia. He has also worked at AT&T Bell Laboratories, DSTO Australia, Australia Telecom and three companies he cofounded, Communica, LightSpin Technologies and PBI Inc. His current interests center on the technology and design of complex microsystems incorporating VLSI, MEMS, advanced packaging and nano-electronics. He has lead several major efforts and published over 200 papers in these areas. In 1993 he received an NSF Young Investigators Award, in 2001 was selected to join the NCSU Academy of Outstanding Teachers, in 2003, selected as a Distinguished Alumni Professor, and received the Alcoa Research Award in 2005. He served with the Australian Army Reserve for 13 years as an Infantry Solider and Officer. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.

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