B.S., Moscow State University, Applied Mechanics, 1990
M.S., Moscow State University, Applied Mechanics and Control, 1991
M.S., University of Wisconsin at Madison, Mechanical Engineering, 1997
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison, Mechanical Engineering, 1997
His research interests center on the development of high-precision micro-machined gyroscopes; MEMS-enhanced optical systems, tools and prosthetic appliances; and the integration of electro-mechanical and machine-information systems.
Dr. Shkel's current research activities include the development of MEMS-based health monitoring systems, disposable diagnostic devices, and neurological vestibular prosthetic implants. He is developing tunable micro-components for ultra high speed fiber-optic communication networks and for monitoring of civil structures. Dr. Shkel also is building high-precision inertial sensors on-a-chip (gyros, accelerometers) for personal navigation and for neurological vestibular prosthetics, and studying micro-mechatronics, which involves the integration of electromechanical and machine-information systems.