The Vikram L. Dalal Professorship in Electrical and Computer Engineering was established in 2021 by ECpE Anson Marston Distinguished Professor Vikram Dalal, Micron Technology and former students of Dalal who are grateful for the education and guidance he provided during their time at Iowa State and throughout their careers. Donors provided more than $500,000 to endow this professorship.
Dalal has had an impactful and distinguished career in the field of microelectronics and photonics in ECpE at Iowa State. He received his B.E. (EE) degree from University of Bombay, India, in 1964 and his Ph.D. in EE from Princeton in 1969. He has an extensive research record in both industry and academia and has been at Iowa State since 1988. He has graduated over 25 Ph.D. students and over 30 M.S. students. His primary research interests are in photovoltaic energy conversion materials and devices and semiconductor processing. He has published over 170 papers, holds 12 U.S. patents, and is a fellow of IEEE, American Physical Society, and AAAS. He has been Director of the Iowa State University Microelectronics Research Center since 1999.
- Liang Dong (2021-present)