Chief Technology Officer, Eta Devices, Inc.; Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Joel Dawson is the CTO and co-founder of Eta Devices, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company in Cambridge, MA. Eta Devices spun out of Dawson's research at MIT, where he was an associate professor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science until 2012. This work is the conduit for his Resonate Award winning work in mobile power architecture, which drastically reduces the energy inefficiencies laden in radio communications. Prior to that, he co-founded Aspendos Communications, a fabless semiconductor company that was acquired by Beceem Communications. As a MIT faculty member, Dawson received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2008 and was selected for the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers in 2009.