Erkan Aktakka is currently a Research Fellow in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan. Dr. Aktakka received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, in 2006, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 2008 and 2012, respectively. His research interests include smart materials and structures, acoustic and ultrasonic transducers, energy harvesting and storage devices, power management circuits, integrated interface circuits for transducers, micro/nano actuation and sensing technologies, microfabrication and micro-packaging processes. Dr. Aktakka received the first place in Turkey’s nationwide university entrance exam in 2002, TUBITAK Graduate Research Fellowship Award in 2006, DTE Clean Energy Prize in 2010, and Distinguished Achievement Award from the University of Michigan in 2011. He cofounded and served as the first president of the Nanotechnology and Integrated Microsystems Student Association (NIMSA) at the University of Michigan.