The 18th International Symposium on Electrets (ISE 18)
Virtual Conference, 24-28 September 2021, Shanghai, China
Special Session

Prof. Dr. James E. West


Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University

Lecture Title: “Polymer electret sensors for monitoring sounds from the human body”

Personal CV: 
Professor West holds more than 70 U.S. and 200 foreign patents on various microphones and techniques for making polymer electrets and transducers. He was inducted into The National Inventors Hall of Fame in 1999 for the invention of the electret microphone. West is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of IEEE and the Acoustical Society of America He is the recipient of the Acoustical Society of America's Silver Medal in Engineering Acoustics (1995), an honorary Doctor of Science degree from New Jersey Institute of Technology (1997). West was awarded the Mexican Institute of Acoustics’ John William Strutt 3rd Baron of Raleigh Award (2003), the Acoustical Society of America’s Gold Medal (2006), an honorary Doctor of Engineering from Michigan State University (2006), the National Medal of Technology (2006) and the Franklin Medal in Engineering (2010), an honorary Doctors degree from University of Pennsylvania(2013). Professor West has been active in creating and supporting programs aimed at improving diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields.