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Eric Fossum

Dartmouth College
Professor of Engineering
Dr. Eric R. Fossum is best known for the invention of the CMOS image sensor “camera-on-a-chip” used in billions of cameras, from smart phones to web cameras to pill cameras and many other applications.  He worked at the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab and led several startups, including Photobit to commercialize the JPL camera-on-a-chip invention.  He is the John H. Krehbiel Sr. Professor for Emerging Technologies at the Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College, and is investigating the photon-counting Quanta Image Sensor in his lab and at a new startup, Gigajot.  Fossum is a Queen Elizabeth Prize Laureate, considered by many as the Nobel Prize of Engineering, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a National Inventors Hall of Fame inductee, and a Fellow member of the IEEE and OSA.  He received the SMPTE Camera Origination and Imaging Medal, the Royal Photographic Society Progress Medal and the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal, among other honors. In his spare time, he and his wife operate a hobby farm in New Hampshire.

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Wednesday, September 26