Kevin Walsh is the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies for the University of Louisville Speed School of Engineering.  He is also the Samuel T. Fife Endowed Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and the founder of the UofL Micro/NanoTechnology Center, which is part of the National Science Foundation NNCI (National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure). Dr. Walsh has published over 150 technical papers in the areas of micro/nanotechnology, sensing technologies, semiconductors, microelectronics, and MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems), and his research group has received over $35M of external research funding from DoD, DOE, NSF, NASA, NIH and industry. Prof. Walsh has 12 awarded patents and is the co-founder of 4 technical start-up companies.  Dr. Walsh has taught over 20 different courses, advised over 30 completed theses, and has twice been presented with the School’s top Research Award. In 2014, he was inducted into the National Academy of Inventors.