Jeffrey Lang

Hertz Fellow: Jeffrey Lang

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Area of Study

Electrical Engineering

Fellowship Years

1977 - 1980

Jeffrey H. Lang received his SB (1975), SM (1977) and PhD (1980) degrees from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He joined the faculty of MIT in 1980 where he is now a professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He served as the Associate Director of the MIT Laboratory for Electromagnetic and Electronic Systems between 1991 and 2003, and as an Associate Editor of Sensors and Actuators between 1991 and 1994. Professor Lang's research and teaching interests focus on the analysis, design and control of electromechanical systems with an emphasis on: rotating machinery; micro-scale (MEMS) sensors, actuators and energy converters; flexible structures; and the dual use of electromechanical actuators as motion and force sensors. He has written over 200 papers and holds 12 patents in the areas of electromechanics, MEMS, power electronics and applied control, and has been awarded 4 best-paper prizes from IEEE societies. He has also received two teaching awards from MIT. Finally, he is the coauthor of Foundations of Analog and Digital Electronic Circuits, published by Morgan Kaufman.  Professor Lang is a Fellow of the IEEE, and an alumni Hertz Foundation Fellow.