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Sanjay E. Sarma

Sanjay E. Sarma

Fred Fort Flowers '41 & Daniel Fort Flowers '41 Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Former Chairman of Research and Co-Founder of The Auto-ID Center at MIT

Room 35-206
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge MA 02139-4307
Phone: 617-253-1925  
Fax: 617-253-7549  

Curriculum Vitae

Administrative Contact:
Laura White
Room 35-208
Phone: 617-324-7456  


Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur B. Tech., 1989
Carnegie Mellon University, M.Eng., 1992
University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D., 1995


Schlumberger Oilfield Services, UK; Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories, OATSystems



Assistant Professor, Jan. 1996- July 1999
Cecil and Ida Green Career Development Assistant Professor July 1999- July 2000
Associate Professor W/O Tenure July 2000-2003

Associate Professor with Tenure 2003-2004

Leave of absence from MIT, 2004- 2006

   (CTO and Director of OATSystems & Board of Governors, EPCglobal)

Associate Professor, 2006-2010

Professor 2010-present


Honors and Awards:

NSF Career Initiation Grant Award, 1997
Cecil and Ida Green Career Development Chair July 1999
Den Hartog Teaching Excellence Award May 2001
Joseph H. Keenan Award for Innovation in Education, Feb. 2002

New England Business and Technology Award, 2003

Information Weeks's Innovator and Influencer Award, 2003

Business Week's ebiz 25 Award, 2003

Board of Governors for EPCglobal, 2003-present

Trustee of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, 2005-2008

Boston Business Journal's 40 under 40 Award, 2007 

MIT Global Indus Technovator Award, 2008

MacVicar Faculty Fellow at MIT, 2008

Permanent Guest of the Board of Governors, GS1, 2009-present

RFID Journal Special Achievement Award, 2010


Principal Fields of Interest:
Sensors, Energy, IR Thermography, RFID, Mobility, Barcodes,

Transportation; Supply Chain Management; Mechanical Design; Computational Geometry


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