Norman C. Tien
Norman C. Tien is Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Hong Kong and Chair Professor of Microsystems Technology since June 2012. Previously, he served for five years as Dean and Nord Professor of Engineering at Case Western Reserve University, Case School of Engineering in Cleveland, Ohio. He was also the Ohio Eminent Scholar in Condensed Matter Physics. Tien's research interests are in the area of micro and nanotechnology, including microelectromechanical (MEMS). He has helped establish the International Networked Sensor Systems Conference (INSS), and served as editor for the leading MEMS publication, the IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems. Tien was also founder and chief technology officer of AIP Networks, an optical communication components company now part of Optoplex Corporation.