Christopher J. Diorio

1998 Fellow

Fellowship Institution: University of Washington

Current Institution: Impinj

Engineering - Electrical or Computer

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About Christopher J. Diorio's Work

I am founder and CEO at Impinj (; NASDAQ: PI). Impinj enables business and consumer applications to wirelessly connect every item in our everyday world to the internet, truly enabling the Internet of Things. To date, Impinj has enabled connectivity for more than 25 billion retail, pharmaceutical, healthcare, food, automotive and other items. The technology Impinj pioneered, called RAIN RFID (, will make everyday things part of a connected world.

Awards and Achievements

Ernst & Young 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year, Pacific Northwest Technology Category (2017)

UBM ACE Innovator of the Year (2015)

IEC 1906 award (2011)

RFID Journal Special Achievement Award (2011)

RFID World “RFID Visionary of the Year” (2007)

WSA “Innovator of the Year” (2007)

AIM Global Ted Williams award (2007)

UW Distinguished Teaching Award (2001)

ONR Young Investigator Award (2001)

Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship (2000)

NSF PECASE Award (1999)

Packard Fellowship (1998)

Electron Devices Society’s Paul Rappaport Award (1996)

In the News

Impinj Sells 10 Billion Chips, Unlocking Internet of Everyday Things