Robert Candler, Assistant Professor
NSF CAREER Award, 2014
Northrop Grumman Excellence in Teaching Award, 2012
Army Research Office (ARO) Young Investigator Award, 2012
Research Group: Sensors and Technology Laboratory
Office: 6731H Boelter, Phone: 310.825.4161, Email
Rob N. Candler received the B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Auburn University in 2000, and he earned the M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, in 2002 and 2006, respectively. From 2006-2008, he was a research engineer at the Bosch Research and Technology Center in Palo Alto, CA. During this time, he was also a Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford University, where he taught a graduate level course on Sensors. He joined the faculty at UCLA in 2008, where he is currently an Assistant Professor.
Professor Candler's graduate work involved both the packaging of microelectromechanical resonators and investigation of their fundamental sources of energy dissipation, specifically thermoelastic dissipation. While at Bosch, he investigated fundamental limitations of MEMS devices due to charging and adhesion and the interface of micromachined systems with cells. He has authored or coauthored over 35 peer reviewed papers in major journals and conferences.
Prof. Candler is a member of the IEEE.
Professor Candler's research interests are in MEMS and NEMS devices, micro/nanoscale technology development, and the interface of physical microsystems with biology.
Awards and Recognitions
• 2014 NSF CAREER Award
• 2012 Northrop Grumman Excellence in Teaching Award
• 2012 Army Research Office (ARO) Young Investigator Award