Pallab K. Bhattacharya is the Charles M. Vest Distinguished University Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the James R. Mellor Professor of Engineering in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He received the M. Eng. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Sheffield, UK, in 1976 and 1978, respectively. Professor Bhattacharya was an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices and Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Physics D. He has also authored the textbook Semiconductor Optoelectronic Devices (Prentice Hall, 2nd edition).
His teaching and research interests are in the areas of compound semiconductors, low-dimensional quantum confined systems, nanophotonics, spintronics, and optoelectronic integrated circuits. He is currently working on high-speed quantum dot lasers, nitride-based visible quantum dot lasers and LEDs, nanowire heterostructures, cavity quantum electrodynamics and polariton lasers.
Professor Bhattacharya is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He has received the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, the Heinrich Welker Medal, the IEEE (EDS) Paul Rappaport Award, the IEEE (LEOS) Engineering Achievement Award, the IEEE (Nanotechnology Council) Nanotechnology Pioneer Award, OSA’s Nick Holonyak, Jr. Award, the TMS John Bardeen Award, the SPIE Technical Achievement Award, and the Quantum Devices Award of the International Symposium on Compound Semiconductors. He has also received the S.S. Attwood Award, the Kennedy Family Research Excellence Award, and the Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award from the University of Michigan. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, the American Physical Society, the Institute of Physics (UK), and OSA.