University of California, Santa Barbara
Dr. Umesh Mishra
Umesh K. Mishra is the Donald W. Whittier Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UC Santa Barbara. He received his B.Tech from IIT Kanpur, India, his M.S. from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA, and his Ph.D. from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors and Member of the National Academy of Engineering and has received numerous awards including the IEEE David Sarnoff Award, the ISCS Welker Medal and the ISCS Quantum Device Award for his contributions to the development and commercialization of Gallium Nitride (GaN) electronics. He also received the Distinguished Educator Award from the IEEE MTT Society. He has graduated over 60 Ph.D. students and with over 35 in the general area of GaN materials and devices. He has co-founded two companies – Nitres (GaN RF and LEDs acquired by CREE in 200) and Transphorm (GaN power conversion) of which he is currently Chairman and CTO.