Effective July 1, 2018, Prof. Mercier has been promoted to Associate Professor (with tenure) at the University of California San Diego.
Over his career, Prof. Mercier made significant contributions to the field of near-zero-power integrated circuits, integrated power management, wearable sensors, neural implants, and more. He has published two books and 97 peer-reviewed papers, including 12 papers at ISSCC (8 as sole or lead senior author), along with papers in Nature Biotechnology, Nature Communications, JSSC, Biosensors & Bioelectronics, and more. He advises a group of >20 individuals, and has raised more than $20MM in research funds since joining UCSD. He was won numerous awards, including the DARPA Young Faculty Award, the Beckman Young Investigator Award, the NSF CAREER Award, the Biocom Catalyst Award, a Hellman Fellowship Award, and the ISSCC Jack Kilby Award for Outstanding Student Paper.
Prof. Mercier has also been recognized for excellence in teaching, receiving the campus-wide UCSD Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award and the ECE Department Graduate Teaching Award.
As an Assistant Professor, Prof. Mercier also distinguished himself with excellent service to UCSD and the broader community. For example, he co-founded and currently co-directs the Center for Wearable Sensors – an industry-sponsor Center supporting research in next-generation wearables across multiple schools and departments at UCSD. He also serves on the ISSCC and CICC Technical Program Committees, is an Associate Editor for TBioCAS and Solid-State Circuits Letters, and has participated in numerous outreach efforts to instill excitement in STEM-related fields to K-12 students from various backgrounds.
Congrats to Prof. Mercier!