Florian Solzbacher portrait
  • Professor, Elect & Computer Engineering
  • Adjunct Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Adjunct Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Director, Center for Engineering Innovation, College Of Engineering
  • Co-Director Utah Nanotechnology Institute
  • Chair USTAR Cluster/Committee Nanosystem integration and Packaging, College Of Engineering
  • Member Internal Commercialization Advisory Board , Vp For Research
  • Member, RIF committee, Vp For Research
  • Member, EFS (Entrepreneurial Faculty Scholars), Technology Venture Capitalization
  • Director, Microsystems Laboratory, Elect & Computer Engineering
  • Member, ECE Strategic Planning Committee, Elect & Computer Engineering
  • Member a2ru / createCONNECTIONS committee, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Department Chair Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Chair Electrical and Computer Engineering, Elect & Computer Engineering
  • Member, Digital Fabrication TaskForce , Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Associate Chair Academics and Special Initiatives , Elect & Computer Engineering
  • Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Elect & Computer Engineering

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow. American Institute of Medical and Biomedical Engineers AIMBE, 2019
  • Selected for Fellow class of 2019. AIMBE, 2018
  • Utah Best of State award Medical Innovation, Blackrock Microsystems. Utah Best of State , 2018
  • Senior Member. IEEE, 2018
  • 2012 Distinguished Innovation & Impact Award. Office of the President, University of Utah, 2012
  • Distinguished Researcher Award 2011. University of Utah, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2011
  • Re-elected Chairman AMA Re-elected Sensor + Test trade fair and conference. AMA Association for Measurement Technology, 2007
  • Chairman, Sensor and Test 2007 international conference and trade fair. AMA Association for Sensor Technology , 2006

In the Media

Professional Service

  • Entity: NIH/NINDS Neural Interfaces Conference Session Chair. 2015 - 2016
  • Entity: European Research Council ERC European Commission Chair for Standing Panels in ERC since 2014 Reviewer since 2004. 2014 - present
  • Role: Co-Chair. Entity: COMS 2014 Conference Organize COMS 2014 Conference in partnership with MANCEF Co-chair. 2013 - 2014
  • Role: Steering Committee Member. Entity: NIH NINDS/NANS Neural Interfaces Conference Steering Committee Member. 2013 - present
  • Role: Member. Entity: Utah Industry / University Relations Working Group With GOED (Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development). 2013 - present
  • Entity: NIH/NINDS Neural Interfaces Conference Steering Committee Member. 2012 - present
  • Role: Member. Entity: Life Science Utah Cluster Acceleration Partnership (UCAP) Life Science Utah Cluster Acceleration Partnership (UCAP) Strategy Committee. 2011 - present
  • Role: Co-Chair. Entity: USTAR USTAR Neural Interface Translation and Commercialization workshop and exhibit. 2011 - 2011
  • Entity: Utah Governor's Science and Technology Advisory Board Role: Member support development of science, technology and innovation strategy for the state of Utah. 2011 - present
  • Role: Member. Entity: National Institute of Health NINDS Ongoing review panelist. 2011 - present
  • Blackrock Neuromed Delivering Clinical Electrophysiology solutions to hospitals. 2011 - present
  • University of Utah. Role: Chair. NanoUtah conference and exhibition 2011. 2010 - 2011
  • Role: Co-Chair. Entity: National Institute of Health Neural Interfaces Conference/Exposition, June 2012, Salt Lake City, UT. 2010 - 2012
  • Entity: Electronics System Integration Technology Conference ESTC 2010 Role: Conference Committee Member Conference co-organization and abstract review. 2009 - 2010
  • Founder/President/Chairman Blackrock Sensors Inc. 2009 - present
  • Role: International Scientific Committee Member. Entity: International Conference on Neuroprosthetic Devices Conference organization, abstract review. 2009 - present
  • Founder/President/Chairman – Blackrock Microsystems LLC Salt Lake City, UT. 2008 - present
  • Entity: European Commission ERC Scientific Council Role: Panel Member Standing Review Panel. 2008 - present
  • Role: Reviewer. Entity: Sensors and Actuators Journal review. 2007 - present
  • Role: Panel Member. Entity: DFG (German Research Society) Standing Review Panel. 2006 - present
  • Role: Reviewer. Entity: Electrochemical and Solid State Letters journal/publication reviews. 2005 - present
  • Role: Board Member. Entity: Fraunhofer Society Germany/Fraunhofer Microelectronics Group Advisory Board. 2005 - present
  • Role: Panel Member. Entity: Department of Energy SBIR/STTIR Review Panels. 2005 - present
  • Role: Member Of Steering Committee. Entity: Advanced Microsystems for Automotive Engineering AMAA Conference co-organization/abstract review. 2004 - present
  • Role: Panel Member. Entity: National Science Foundation Review Panels. 2004 - present
  • Entity: AMA: Association for Sensor Technology Executive Board Member, Chairman 2003-2011. 2001 - 2011
  • Role: Board Member. Entity: ZEMI (center for Microtechnologies Advisory Board. 2001 - present
  • Role: Board Member. Entity: German federal ministry of education and research MEMS Exter advisory board. 2001 - present

Internal Service

  • Faculty Search Committee, University of Utah, Elect & Computer Engineering,. Chair, 2015 - present. service.
  • Digital Fabrication TaskForce , University of Utah, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. Member, 2015 - present. service.
  • a2ru / createCONNECTIONS committee, University of Utah, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. Member, 2015 - present. service.
  • Internal Commercialization Advisory Board IC3. Member, 2014 - present. service.
  • Role: Member Vice President for Research RIF committee. 2014 - present. service.
  • CARMA Executive Committee. Member, 2013 - present. service.
  • Center for Engineering Innovation. Director, 2013 - present. service.
  • ECE Strategic Planning Committee. Member, 2013 - present. service.
  • Faculty Recruiting Committee, College of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Member, 2012 - present. service.
  • Entrepreneurial Faculty Scholars (EFS) Committee. Member, 2011 - present. service.
  • USTAR Sorenson Molecular Biotechnology Building (SMBB) Committee. Member, 2011 - present. service.
  • Utah Nanofabrication Laboratory Executive Advisory Board. Member, 2011 - present. service.
  • NSF IGERT committee. Member, 2011 - present. service.
  • Microsystems Laboratory. Director, 2011 - present. service.
  • Role: Director Utah Nanofabrication Laboratory. 2009 - 2013. service.
  • USTAR Cluster on Micro and Nanointegration and Packaging and hiring committee. Chairman, 2008 - present. service.
  • USTAR Nanofabrication Facility College Programming Committee. Chairman, 2008 - present. service.
  • Solid State Curriculum Committee. Member (Chair Until 09/2013), 2007 - present. service.
  • Safety Officer. Safety Officer, 2007 - 2011. service.