David Eric Schwartz
David Eric Schwartz manages a research area in the Hardware Systems Laboratory focused on printed and distributed sensing and analytics, mm-wave technologies, and energy efficiency. His research is interdisciplinary, with the majority of his projects including diverse PARC experts including specialists in chemistry and chemical engineering, printing and deposition, circuit design, RF systems, modeling, thermal systems, signal processing, and analytics. Current areas of research in his area include printed and flexible sensors and electronics, low-cost networked sensor systems, printed gas sensors, salivary biosensing, transcranial neural stimulation and readout, chipless RFID systems, electrocaloric and other refrigerant free cooling devices, conformal antennas, batteryless RF-powered devices, and phased array RADARs. David has a technical background in mixed-signal CMOS circuit design, biosensing, and software engineering. At PARC, he applied his expertise in device modeling and circuit design to printed organic transistor technology – enabling larger, more complex, and more reliable circuits to be fabricated. This work led him further to the development of flexible hybrid electronics systems that combine printing with discrete electronic components. he also develops printed sensors, including for temperature, humidity, and gases, and for saliva-based biosensing, as well as the signal processing, analytics and networked electronics to support them. In addition, David leads PARC’s efforts to supplant high global-warming-potential refrigerants in cooling systems. He developed a technique to achieve high-efficiency with thermoacoustic cooling. His current efforts are focused on electrocaloric cooling, an emerging technology that promises to enable solid-state cooling devices with much higher efficiency than thermoelectric coolers. Dr. Schwartz received his B.S. in Mathematics from Brown University, and spent several years as a software engineer and architect before acquiring his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University. While at Columbia, he developed an active CMOS substrate for time-resolved fluorescence detection of DNA.