New Faculty Spotlight: Muhammad Hussain
Dr. Muhammad M. Hussain will be joining the faculty of Purdue University’s Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering beginning in Fall 2022. He comes to Purdue ECE from UC Berkeley, where he is a professor of electrical engineering. Prior to that, Hussain was Program Manager in SEMATECH (2008-2009) and Process Integration Lead for 22 nm node FinFET CMOS in Texas Instruments (2006-2008). His research is focused on futuristic electronics and has received support from DARPA, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, GSK-Novartis, Saudi ARAMCO and SABIC. Hussain has authored 450+ research papers and patents. He is a Fellow of IEEE, American Physical Society and Institute of Physics (UK), a distinguished lecturer of IEEE Electron Devices Society, and an Editor of IEEE T-ED. His research has been extensively highlighted by international media (CNN, Fox News, Washington Post, WSJ, National Geographic, Forbes, IEEE Spectrum, etc.) including being featured by Scientific American as one of the top 10 world changing ideas in 2014. He has received 47 international awards including Best Innovation Award, CES 2020, Edison Award 2020, Texas Exes Outstanding Young Alumni Award 2015, IEEE R5 Outstanding Individual Achievement Award 2016, DOW Sustainability Challenge Award 2012, Applied Physics Letters Best Featured Articles 2015, 2019, 2020, etc.
Hometown: I was born in Bangladesh. I am based in Berkeley, California after living in Austin, Texas for 17 years. I also spent 12 years in KAUST, Saudi Arabia as a faculty.
What inspired you to get into engineering?
Engineering is my passion. Simplifying complexities to build and to improve anything is ingrained in me. Naturally I felt excited to join engineering.
What are your research interests?
Electronics. My vision is to empower humanity with electronic technology to augment the quality of our lives.
What drew you to Purdue ECE?
Purdue ECE has one of the best solid state electronics programs in the world with global leading authorities.
What classes will you be teaching?
I will be teaching ECE 55700 which focuses on fabrication of electronic devices at the micro and nano scale.
What do you like to do in your free time?
Many things: gardening, cooking, reading, music, movies, streaming services, traveling, and a big fan of furry animals.
Anything else you'd like the Purdue community to know about you?
I am looking forward to an exciting journey with the Purdue community to make a difference and impact.