HomeSensorA Quick Catch Up With the Inventor of the CMOS Image Sensor Eric Fossum: Quick one for you: Watch the first two minutes of this video and catch up with the inventor of the CMOS image sensor Eric Fossum, Professor of Engineering and Faculty Coordinator, Ph.D. Innovation Program. Eric talks about the early days at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the development of CMOS sensors. He goes on to discuss the present uses of the technology, and what he is working on next with his research in solid-state image sensors at Dartmouth. Thanks to Thayer School for the video.