Dr. James E. Moon received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University; an M.B.A. with concentrations in finance and applied economics from the University of Rochester; an M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (solid-state device physics) from the University of California at Berkeley; and a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (solid-state device physics, with minors in materials science and statistics) from the University of California at Berkeley. His thesis research was focused on device design for high-speed deep-submicrometer MOS technology.
Dr. Moon was with the Eastman Kodak Company over 20 years, holding a range of technical and managerial positions that included Director of New Business Opportunities, Senior Engineer, and Manager of Process Engineering. He left Kodak in 1998 to join start-up Kionix, Inc., where he served as Senior Engineer and Fabrication Manager for all MEMS products, as well as Project Leader for microfluidic products. He retired from Kionix in 2002 and joined the Rochester Institute of Technology as part of the full-time faculty in the Department of Electrical Engineering.
At RIT, Dr. Moon teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in semiconductor device physics, solid-state physics, communications, and electronics. He was the recipient of the 2009 Eisenhart Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Moon is the holder of twenty-six issued U.S. patents; and has authored eight journal papers and fourteen conference papers. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi (engineering), Beta Gamma Sigma (business), and Phi Kappa Phi (academic) honorary societies. He is a member of ASEE and a Senior Member of IEEE.