Eric R. Fossum

Professor of Engineering
Director, Ph.D. Innovation Program

eric.r.fossum@dartmouth.edu

Overview

Professor Fossum is one of the world's experts in solid-state image sensors. He invented the CMOS active pixel image sensor used in almost all cell-phone cameras, webcams, many digital-still cameras and in medical imaging, among other applications. He worked at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and was CEO of two successful high tech companies and is a serial entrepreneur. See his personal webpage for more information. His interests at Dartmouth are teaching and researching the next generation of solid-state image sensors for gigapixel cameras and for 3D image capture. He also coordinates Thayer School’s Ph.D. Innovation Program.

Education

Research Interests

Solid-state image sensors (CCDs, CMOS active pixel sensors, Quanta Image Sensors); advanced imaging systems; on-chip image processing; new applications for image sensors

Current Research Projects

Teaching

Selected Publications

Awards

Selected Patents

Entrepreneurship

Professional Activities

News

In Dartmouth Engineer Magazine

Video

Engineering Ph.D. Innovation Program at Dartmouth

Professor Fossum describes his research and teaching at Dartmouth

Seminar: The Science and Technology of Digital Image Sensors

Seminar: Image Sensors for Digital Cameras

Dartmouth PhD Innovation Program: Song Chen

Open Positions

2016 Graduate Research Assistants

For 2016 graduate admissions, there may be an opening for a semiconductor device graduate research assistant. This applicant should have a background in physics, applied physics or semiconductor device engineering, and be interested in the invention, simulation, and reduction to practice of new photoelements (pixels, jots, etc.) for image sensors. MS is preferred but strong BS or BE candidates will also be considered.

Also for 2016, there may be an opening for a low-power mixed-signal circuit design graduate research assistant. This applicant should have experience in the simulation, design, layout and measurement of VLSI circuits. MS is preferred but strong BS or BE candidates will also be considered.