Michael T. Niemier is currently a Professor at the University of Notre Dame. His research interests include designing, facilitating, benchmarking, and evaluating circuits and architectures based on emerging technologies. Currently, Niemier's research efforts are based on new transistor technologies, as well as devices based on alternative state variables such as spin. He is the recipient of an IBM Faculty Award, the Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching at the University of Notre Dame, as well as the Department of Computer Science and Engineering Teaching Award at the University of Notre Dame. Niemier has served on numerous technical program committees for design related conferences (including DAC, DATE, ICCAD, etc.), and has chaired the emerging technologies track at DATE, DAC, and ICCAD. He is an associated editor for IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, as well as the ACM Journal of Emerging Technologies in Computing. He is a senior member of the IEEE.