b. Freudenstadt, Germany; lives in Seattle, WA
Karl Böhringer is Professor of Electrical Engineering with adjunct appointments in Computer Science & Engineering and in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Washington, Seattle. He received both his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from Cornell University and his Diplom-Informatiker degree from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. During his dissertation work on distributed micromanipulation he designed, built, and tested multiple micro actuator arrays at the Cornell Nanofabrication Facility. He also spent a year as a visiting scholar at the Stanford Robotics Lab and Transducer Lab, where he collaborated on research in MEMS cilia arrays. From 1996 to 1998 he investigated techniques for parallel micro selfassembly as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Berkeley.