David Dornfeld serves as the Chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of California at Berkeley, and holds the first Will C. Hall Family Chair in Engineering.
He holds an appointment as Special Division Deputy, Engineering Division, Ernst Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He is past-Director of the Engineering Systems Research Center in the College of Engineering. In 1982 and 1992 he was Directeur de Recherche Associe, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Paris, Paris and Invited Professor, Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Arts et Metiers- ENSAM, Paris, respectively.
Dr.Dornfeld leads the campus’s Laboratory for Manufacturing and Sustainability – LMAS (lmas.berkeley.edu) with research activities in green and sustainable manufacturing; monitoring and analysis of manufacturing processes; precision manufacturing with specialization on chemical mechanical planarization for semiconductor manufacturing; and intelligent sensors and machine interoperability for process monitoring and optimization. He has published over 350 papers in these fields, authored two research monographs, contributed chapters to several books and has seven patents based on his research work.
Professor Dornfeld is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and recipient of the ASME Blackall Machine Tool and Gage Award in 1986, Fellow of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and a recipient of the 2004 SME Fredrick W. Taylor Research Medal, member of Japan Society of Precision Engineering (JSPE) and recipient of the 2005 JSPE Takagi Prize, and Fellow of the CIRP (International Academy for Production Engineering). He is a consultant on sensors, manufacturing productivity, automation and process modeling and the associated intellectual property issues. He received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1976 in the area of Production Engineering. He blogs at http://green-manufacturing.blogspot.com/.