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Amy E. Duwel

Division Leader for Materials Engineering

Amy Duwel, Ph.D. is the Division Leader for Materials Engineering at Draper. She has previously served Draper as the Group Leader for Draper Laboratory’s RF and Communications Group, and prior to that she led the MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems). Dr. Duwel has expertise in materials, MEMS, and RF systems, with special emphasis on energy loss mechanisms and energy transport. She led the team that developed the last generation of Draper’s MEMS gyro. This was transferred to Honeywell for production and is currently the highest performing MEMS gyro in use today. Contributing to the gyro design, Dr. Duwel identified thermoelastic damping as a fundamental performance driver and developed the first numerical models to assist in engineering around this effect.  She also patented the first MEMS contour mode resonator for radio-frequency operation.  She has extensive project and line management experience. She received a BA in physics from the Johns Hopkins University in 1993.  Her MS (1995) and PhD (1999) are in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

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Tuesday, October 3

1:30pm CDT