Dr. Alex Gu

The founding Dean of the School of Microelectronics at Shanghai University
CTO of Shanghai Industrial Technology Research Institute (SITRI)

Dr. Alex Gu is the founding Dean of the School of Microelectronics at Shanghai University, with concurrent appointment as the CTO of Shanghai Industrial uTechnology Research Institute (SITRI). Dr. Gu's research interest lies in the piezoelectric MEMS sensors and MEMS/ASIC monolithic integration.

Before SITRI, Dr. Gu was the Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Microelectronics (IME), Singapore, overseeing all of the Institute's strategic R&D programs, including Advanced Optics, Sensors and Actuators, Miniaturized Medical Devices, Advanced Packaging, and Integrated Circuits and Systems. His work bridges sensor design, micro fabrication, sensor/ASIC integration, and WLP/CSWLP/SIP packaging; notably in piezoelectric AlN acoustic sensors, 4G/5G RF MEMS filter, and monolithic ultrasound sensor/ASIC integration. Prior to IME, Dr. Gu spent 11 years at Honeywell's Advanced Technology Labs, leading the Lab's Chem/Bio sensing thrust, serving as Principal Investigator and Project Manager of multiple DARPA projects.

Dr. Gu is the author/co-author of 50 peer reviewed journal papers; 90 conference proceedings; and 20 granted US patents. Dr. Gu is the recipient of the 2014 Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award by the Institution of Engineers Singapore; and the 2016 TALENT award by A-Star.

Dr. Gu received his M.E.E (2001) in Electrical Engineering and PhD in Pharmaceutics (2003), both from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA.