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Mark Bachman

Mark Bachman ("Prof. Bachmo") is a member of the faculty in Electrical Engineering and in Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Irvine. He is Principal Investigator of a team of researchers and students in projects for DARPA, NSF, NIH, ARMY, UC Discovery, Calit2, and numerous companies. Projects include microfluidics, cellular arrays, MEMS microphones, passive RFID sensors, extra-sensory engineering, telemedicine, and the human computer interface. Mark specializes in developing technology solutions to problems in life sciences, human systems, environment, sensor systems, and micro-scale manufacturing. His specialty is integrated microsystems, where one uses micro-scale technology as part of an integrated technology solution.

Professor Bachman teaches courses in MEMS and BioMEMS technology at UCI. He is Director of Calit2's e-Health Center, Director of the Bio-Organic Nanofabrication facility (BiON), Associate Director of UCI’s Integrated Nanosystems Research Facility (INRF), and Associate Director of UCI’s LifeChips program. Mark has received the award for Outstanding Professor in Engineering at UC Irvine, and the UCI Innovation Award.

Mark has brought several university technologies to the commercial sector, through startups that he has formed, as well as with companies that he consults with. Mark has unique insight into the issues associated with bringing early stage technology out of the University into industry.

Mark enjoys teaching, and is skilled at explaining difficult concepts. His graduate training program at UC Irvine focuses on producing the next generation of innovators and technology leaders.

Mark enjoys inventing and designing things, and playing music.