Rajinder P. Khosla



Dr. Rajinder Khosla, is a Research Professor in the College of Engineering at the North Carolina State University (NCSU) and is associated with the two NSF ERCs,“ Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST)” and “Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery Management (FREEDM) Systems”.  He worked as a Program Manager at the NSF in the ENG. Directorate (1996-2011).  In 2002, he was sent as an “Embassy Fellow” to Japan to explore areas of cooperative research in nanotechnology. He was the Program Manager for the National Nanofabrication Users Network (NNUN); Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN) at Purdue University; Computer Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology (CISST) at John Hopkins University; and the Center of Integrated Nanomechanical Systems (COINS) at UC Berkeley. After receiving his Ph.D. in Solid State Physics from Purdue University in 1966, he joined Kodak. In 1975, Kodak awarded an academic assignment and he worked as a ‘Visiting Scientist’ at UC, Santa Barbara, for developing CCD technology. In 1976, he brought that technology to Kodak.  He was the General Manager of the Microelectronics Technology Division at Kodak from (1985-95) and was responsible for the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of color area imagers and linear sensors that propelled Kodak’s entry into Digital Imaging.  In 1990, he was awarded the IEEE Frederick Philips Award “For initiating and leading the development of a microelectronics program that led to his company’s preeminence in high-density imaging sensors. “In 1989, he attended the Harvard Business School for the ‘Advanced Management Program’. He was an Executive-on-Loan at Cornell University during 1995-96 to develop Industry/University relations. For over 15 years, he was on the Science Advisory Board of IMEC in Leuven, Belgium. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, APS, OSA, and the AAAS. He is the Distinguished Alumnus of the College of Science at Purdue University.