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Minas Tanielian

  • Affiliate Professor

Minas received his Ph.D. in Semiconductor Physics from the University of Chicago in 1981 and joined the Gould Research Center in the VLSI Technology group. He later moved to the Digital GaAs Operations (a joint venture between Gould and Nippon Mining Co) as a manager of development of MESFET technology.

He joined The Boeing Co in 1987 as a manager at the High Technology Center where he was responsible for the development of advanced electronic packaging for aerospace applications. He subsequently became a member of the Boeing Research and Technology group, as manager and senior manager of Microsystems and Electronics Technology. During that time, he also served as Chief Scientist for the Electronics, Communications, and Sensor Technology. He is a Boeing Technical Fellow and a Fellow of the American Physical Society. He retired from Boeing in 2020.

During his career at Boeing, he managed and led mostly externally funded research projects, such as DARPA programs in electronic and sensor system integration, metamaterials, RF systems, quantum systems, and other micro- and nano-systems. Minas has published over 65 papers in refereed scientific journals and several book chapters. He has been granted 68 U.S. patents and was the recipient of the Boeing Special Invention Awards in 2000, 2004, and 2006.

He is currently an affiliate associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Washington, where he mentors student-led projects mainly in the area of engineering solutions for health problems.



  • Ph.D. Solid State Physics, 1981
    University of Chicago
  • M.S. Physics, 1975
    University of Chicago
  • B.S. Physics, 1974
    University of Chicago