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Corie Cobb

Corie Cobb is a contributor to PARC's Cleantech Innovation Program.  With a broad background that encompasses product design, mechanics of materials, MEMS, optimization and computational modeling, Corie is currently applying her knowledge to novel printing, extrusion, and thin film patterning technologies.

Prior to joining PARC, Corie worked at Applied Materials as a mechanical engineer designing hardware for plasma etch applications. Corie has also worked in the areas of ink jet printing, optical Micro-electro-mechanical Systems (MEMS), imaging, and industrial design for portable electronics through internships at Hewlett-Packard, Bell Labs, Google, and Toshiba (Japan), respectively.

Corie holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley where her research focused on both engineering education and developing design synthesis and optimization tools for MEMS design.  She received her M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and her B.S. in Product Design from Stanford University.


PARC publications

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Developments in MEMS scale printable alkaline and Li-ion technology

SPIE DSS - Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications III Conference

25 April 2011




other publications

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Case-based reasoning for evolutionary MEMS design

Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, Vol.10, Issue 3

September 2010


Knowledge-based evolutionary linkage in MEMS design synthesis

Linkage in Evolutionary Computation, Studies in Computational Intelligence, Volume 157/2008, pp. 461-483

May 2008

Enabling and characterizing twenty-first century skills in new product development teams

International Journal of Engineering Education, Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 420-433

March 2008


Longitudinal study of learning outcomes in a new product development class

Proceedings of the ASME 2007 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Vol. 4, pp. 643-651

4 September 2007

MEMS design synthesis: integrating case-based reasoning and multi-objective genetic algorithms

Proceedings of the SPIE Smart Materials and Nano- and Micro-Smart Systems Conference: Smart Structures, Devices, and Systems III, Vol. 6414, pp. 641419 (Invited Paper)

8 January 2007


Case-based reasoning for the design of micro-electro-mechanical systems

Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Vol. 3, pp. 109-118

10 September 2006




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