William King, PhD
Chief Technology Officer
William P. King is College of Engineering Bliss Professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, in the departments of Mechanical Science and Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 2002. He has worked at IBM Zurich Research Laboratory and has been on the faculty of Georgia Institute of Technology. He is an expert on small-scale thermal and mechanical measurements, engineering of micromechanical devices, nano-manufacturing, and nano-metrology. Dr. King is the winner of the CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (2003), the PECASE award from the Department of Energy (2005), and the Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research (2007). He was named Young Manufacturing Engineer by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (2006). In 2006, Technology Review Magazine named him to the TR35-one of the people under the age of 35 whose innovations are likely to change the world. In 2007 his innovations were selected for an R&D 100 Award and a Micro/Nano 25 Award and in 2008 he won his second R&D 100 Award. In 2009 he received the ASME Bergles-Roshenow Award for Young Investigator in Heat Transfer. In 2011 technologies from his laboratory were selected as an “Innvation that will Change the Way You Manufacture” by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. He was written over 200 technical articles and 15 patents. He is co-founder of two companies, sits on the advisory board at several others, and consults widely on nanotechnology and energy investment opportunities. He is a Member of DARPA’s Defense Sciences Research Council.