Meet Interim Dean Mark Lundstrom

Mark Lundstrom is the Don and Carol Scifres Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University where he also spearheads the college’s new semiconductor education initiative. Lundstrom is also a Senior Research Fellow for the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy. During 2020, he served as Acting Dean for Purdue’s College of Engineering.

Lundstrom began his career as an integrated circuit process development and manufacturing engineer and has been at Purdue since 1980 where his research and teaching have focused on the physics, modeling, and simulation of semiconductor devices. He is known best for his work on the scaling limits of MOSFETs, which supported the design and manufacturing of transistors at the 10 nanometer length scale. Beginning in 1995, before the term “cloud computing” entered the vocabulary. Lundstrom founded nanoHUB, which for the past 25 years has offered online access to sophisticated electronic device simulation tools. The nanoHUB was also one of the very first to offer open-content educational resources and now serves a global community of more than two million annually.

Among Lundstrom’s recognitions for his career contributions to microelectronics research and education are the Semiconductor Industry Association’s University Researcher Award, the Semiconductor Research Corporation’s Aristotle Award, the IEEE’s Cledo Brunetti Award, and the IEEE’s Leon K. Kirchmayer Graduate Teaching Award. He is a Life Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of the APS and the AAAS and was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering for “For leadership in microelectronics and nanoelectronics through research, innovative education, and unique applications of cyberinfrastructure”.