Ellis Meng received her B.S. in Engineering and Applied Science from the California Institute of Technology in 1997. She pursued her graduate studies in Electrical Engineering and received her M.S. in 1998 and Ph.D. in 2003 at the same institution. Her graduate work was performed at the Caltech Micromachining Lab. While at Caltech, she was a recipient of the Intel Women in Science and Engineering Scholarship, Caltech Alumni Association Donald S. Clark Award, and Caltech Special Institute Fellowship.
She joined the Biomedical Engineering Department at USC in the summer of 2004. Dr. Meng is an investigator in the Biomimetic Microeletronic Systems (BMES) NSF ERC and Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations (C-DEBI) NSF STC research centers. She is a member of Tau Beta Pi, IEEE, ASME, ASEE, and SWE. Dr. Meng is the recipient of the NSF CAREER award and Wallace H. Coulter Early Career Translational Research Award. As an assistant professor, she held the Viterbi Early Career Chair. In 2009, she was named a TR35 Top Young Innovator. She enjoys playing team sports, cheering for the Lakers, and good food.