The award ceremony will take place during the MNE Conference in Vienna, Austria, on Sept. 21, 2016. On this occasion, de Rooij will take the opportunity to present some of his outstanding accomplishments in MEMS science and technology. MEMS play a key role in so many applications, from automotive or aerospace to the next generation of wearables or IoT devices
de Rooij is a corresponding member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences – recognition of his scientific work, and has also been elected an individual member of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences in recognition of his activities in the field of microsystems.
For the period 2005-2008, he was appointed to Singapore’s A*STAR Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC) Visiting Investigatorship Programme (VIP) in the field of MEMS/NEMS Systems, a tenure hosted by SIMTech.
In 2007 he received the IEEE Jun-Ichi Nishizawa Gold Medal for pioneering contributions to MEMS technology and its effective transfer to industrial products and applications. In 2004, de Rooij was elected Fellow of the Institute of Physics (UK), and in 2001 Fellow of the IEEE. In 1992, he received the Schlumberger Stichting Fund Prize.