Dr. Syed Kamrul Islam received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Connecticut. He is currently a Professor and the Associate Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Dr. Islam is leading the research efforts of the Analog VLSI and Devices Research Group at the University of Tennessee. As an affiliated faculty member of The University of Tennessee Center for Environmental Biotechnology, he is leading the efforts to develop Biophotonic Biosensors using genetically engineered whole-cell bioreporters on integrated circuits. His current research interests are: semiconductor devices, high temperature electronics, analog and mixed-signal circuit design, bio-microelectronics, and nanotechnology. Dr. Islam is currently holding John W. McConnell Professorship in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and has previously received John W. Fisher Professorship for academic leadership skill, eta kappa nu outstanding teacher award, Moses E. and Mayme Brooks Distinguished Professor award, Min Kao Faculty Fellowship award, College of Engineering Research Fellow award and the University of Tennessee Citation for Research and Creative Achievement.
Focus Areas: Analog/Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuit Design | MEMS | RF Microelectronics | Monolithic Sensors | Nanotechnology and Molecular Scale Electronics | Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Devices | Bio-Microelectronics
Skills and Expertise: Sensors | Electronics