Ph.D. | Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
M.S. | Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
B.S.E. | Electrical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
About Nathan Lazarus
Prof. Lazarus’s research focuses on using unconventional materials and manufacturing approaches to create stretchable electromagnetic devices for wearable wireless power systems and soft robotics. His work on combining room temperature liquid metals with magnetic fluids and elastomers has led to major performance improvements for stretchable inductors and related devices. He has also worked extensively on metallization of 3D printed electronics and power devices for improved printable conductors.
Dr. Lazarus joined the ECE faculty in Fall 2022. He obtained his BSE degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007 and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Carnegie Mellon in 2010 and 2012 respectively, all in Electrical Engineering. During a Ph.D. focused on CMOS-MEMS chemical sensors, he developed a broad expertise in sensor design, MEMS fabrication and mixed signal IC design before joining the US Army Research Laboratory as a researcher in May 2012. At ARL, Dr. Lazarus built a research program focused on stretchable wireless power systems for power management on the soldier, and demonstrated major breakthroughs in performance for these types of systems including the highest power efficiency, power transmission distance and inductor quality factor ever demonstrated. He has also made major advances on the 3D printing of power devices, particularly on the use of electro- and electroless plating to metallize 3D printed composite materials.
Prof. Lazarus has received numerous awards including ARL’s Honorary Award for Engineering and the Rookie of the Year Excellence in Federal Career Award (Gold) from the Baltimore Federal Executive Board. In 2019, Dr. Lazarus was selected for the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor given by the US government for researchers beginning their independent research careers.