About the Authors
Gerard C.M. Meijer
Gerard C.M. Meijer was born in Wateringen, the Netherlands, in 1945. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Delft University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands, in 1972 and 1982, respectively. Since 1972 he has been a member of the research and teaching staff of Delft University of Technology, where he is a professor of analog electronics and electronic instrumentation. In 1984 and part-time from 1985 to 1987 he was seconded to Delft Instruments Company, Delft, the Netherlands, where he was involved in the development of industrial level gauges and temperature transducers. In 1996 he co-founded the company SensArt, where he is a consultant for the design and development of sensor systems. In 1999 the Dutch Technology Foundation STW awarded Meijer with the honorary degree ‘Simon Stevin Meester’. In 2001 he was awarded the Anthony Van Leeuwenhoek Chair at TUDelft. Meijer is chairman of the National STW Platform on Sensor Technology and director of the annual Europractice course ‘Smart Sensor Systems’.
Paddy J. French
Paddy J. French received his B.Sc. in mathematics and M.Sc. in electronics from Southampton University, UK, in 1981 and 1982, respectively. In 1986 he obtained his Ph.D., also from Southampton University, for his research on the piezoresistive effect in polysilicon. After 18 months as a post-doc at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, he moved to Japan in 1988. For three years he worked ...