Marlin H. Mickle

Marlin H. Mickle (M’62-SM’86-F’96-LF’02) (deceased) was Professor Emeritus in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Pittsburgh. Previously, he was the Bell of Pennsylvania/Bell Atlantic Professor and before that, the Nickolas A. DeCecco Professor in the School of Engineering of the University of Pittsburgh. He held appointments as Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (Primary), Professor of Computer Engineering, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Professor of Industrial Engineering and Professor of Telecommunications. He was the Executive Director of the RFID Center of Excellence. He received the B.S.E.E., M.S.E.E., and the Ph.D. degrees from the University of Pittsburgh in 1961, 1963, and 1967. He was the 1988 Recipient of the Systems Research and Cybernetics Award of the International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics, Carnegie Science Center Award for Excellence in Corporate Innovation, 2005, Life Fellow of the IEEE, University 225th Anniversary Medallion Award, Ted Williams Award from Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility 2011; Pitt Innovation Award, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Faculty Honor Roll 2001, Honorable Mention 2004 Carnegie Science Center Award, with Mary Besterfield Sacre, Bopaya Bidanda, Michael R. Lovell, Larry Shuman and Rakibar Chaterjee (Katz). He was active in the areas of energy harvesting and high technology RF medical and sensor applications. He was co-author and co-editor of over 20 books. In addition, Marlin H. Mickle has over 200 publications in refereed journals, conference proceedings, etc. He holds over 40 patents including a magnetically levitated gyro, a gyro optical sensor, energy harvesting and antennas on a CMOS chip. Seven spin-off companies have resulted from the University licensing of patents on which he is an inventor including one that won the Best of Show for Emerging Technologies at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, 2007, Gold Level Winner Best of Sensors expo 2009, Design News Best New Products Award 2011.

Associated articles

JTEHM, Articles, Published Articles
A System for Simple Real-Time Anastomotic Failure Detection and Wireless Blood Flow Monitoring in the Lower Limbs
Current totally implantable wireless blood flow monitors are large and cannot operate alongside nearby monitors. To alleviate the problems with the current monitors, we developed a system to monitor blood flow wirelessly, with a simple and easily interpretable real-time output.... Read more
JTEHM, Articles, Published Articles
Tissue Variability and Antennas for Power Transfer to Wireless Implantable Medical Devices
   The design of effective transcutaneous systems demands the consideration of inevitable variations in tissue characteristics, which vary across body areas, among individuals, and over time. The purpose of this paper was to design and evaluate several printed antenna topologies for... Read more