M. Saif Islam
M. Saif Islam
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA USA 95616
M. Saif Islam received his B.Sc. Degree in Physics from Middle East Technical University (1994, Turkey), M.S. degree in Physics from Bilkent University (1996, Turkey) and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from UCLA in 2001. He worked for SDL Inc./JDS Uniphase Corporation (2001-02) and Hewlett-Packard Laboratories (2002-2004). He joined University of California – Davis in 2004, where he is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is also serving as the director of the Center for Nano and Micro Manufacturing (CNMM). Prof. Islam’s work covered molecular electronic devices; synthesis, device applications and integration of semiconductor nanostructures, ultra-fast optoelectronic devices, fiber optical communication systems, and RF photonic devices/links. His current research objectives include the development of massively parallel and mass-manufacturable synthesis and integration processes for 1D micro/nanostructures, for potential applications in electronics, photonics, energy conversion, high-density energy storage, sensing, and 3D device/chip integration. He has authored/co-authored more than 180 scientific papers, edited 22 conference proceedings and holds 37 patents. Dr. Islam received NSF Faculty Early Career Award (2006), Outstanding Junior Faculty Award (2006) and Mid-Career Research Faculty Award (2012), IEEE Professor of the Year (2005 and 2009) and Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award in 2010. He is an elected Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.