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Eric R. Fossum

Eric R. Fossum

John H. Krehbiel Sr. Professor for Emerging Technologies
Director, PhD Innovation Program
Associate Provost, Office of Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer (OETT)


Professor Fossum, a Queen Elizabeth Prize Laureate, 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, recently co-founding a new startup with two former PhD students, Gigajot. See his personal webpage for more information. His interests at Dartmouth are teaching and researching the next generation of solid-state image sensors for photon-counting and gigapixel cameras. He also directs Dartmouth’s PhD Innovation Programs and serves as Dartmouth’s Associate Provost for Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer.


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

Active Research


Selected Publications


Selected Patents


Professional Activities


In Dartmouth Engineer Magazine


The Krehbiel Professorship Lecture

National Inventors Hall of Fame pays tribute to Fossum's "Innovation Legacy"

Fossum speaks with King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) for Enrichment in Spring 2017

Engineering PhD Innovation Program at Dartmouth

Professor Fossum describes his research and teaching at Dartmouth

Seminar: The Science and Technology of Digital Image Sensors