Sarah Bedair has been a Staff Researcher in the Power Sciences Branch at the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) since June 2009 and is currently the team leader for the Microsystems Power Components Team. Her current research interests include the modeling and fabrication of MEMS-based power devices, specifically for single-chip-scale power conversion and RF electronics. She has contributed to more than 60 research publications and is co-inventor on eight patents / patent applications. She received the B.S. degree in applied sciences & computer engineering from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She also received her Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA, in 2004 and 2008. She spent one year (August 2008-June 2009) as an Oak Ridge Associated University Post-Doctoral Fellow at ARL. Dr. Bedair has been the recipient of fellowships and awards in academics and research. These include the Phillip and Marsha Dowd-Institute for Complex Engineered Systems Fellowship and the James D. Crawford Award at UNC-Chapel Hill. She was also the recipient of the 2010 Excellence in Federal Career-Technical and Scientific Rookie of the Year Award and the 2009 Department of the Army Research and Development Achievement Award.