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Pallab Bhattacharya is the Charles M. Vest Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He received the M. Eng. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Sheffield, UK, in 1976 and 1978, respectively. Professor Bhattacharya was an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices and Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Physics D. He has edited Properties of Lattice-Matched and Strained InGaAs (UK: INSPEC, 1993) and Properties of III-V Quantum Wells and Superlattices (UK: INSPEC, 1996). He has also authored the textbook Semiconductor Optoelectronic Devices (Prentice Hall, 2nd edition). His teaching and research interests were in the areas of compound semiconductors, low-dimensional quantum confined systems, nanophotonics, spintronics, and optoelectronic integrated circuits, and most recently he has been working on high-speed quantum dot lasers, nitride-based visible quantum dot lasers and LEDs, nanowire heterostructures, cavity quantum electrodynamics and polariton lasers.

Professor Bhattacharya is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and he has been awarded the D. Eng. (honoris causa) degree from the University of Sheffield, U.K. He has also received the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, the IEEE Jun-ichi Nishizawa Medal, the Heinrich Welker Medal, the IEEE David Sarnoff Award, the IEEE (EDS) Paul Rappaport Award, the IEEE (LEOS) Engineering Achievement Award, the IEEE (Nanotechnology Council) Nanotechnology Pioneer Award, the Optical Society of America (OSA) Nick Holonyak Award, the TMS John Bardeen Award, the SPIE Technical Achievement Award, and the Quantum Devices Award of the International Syposium on Compound Semiconductors.  He received the S.S. Attwood Award, the Kennedy Family Research Excellence Award, and the Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award from the University of Michigan.  He is a Fellow of the IEEE, the American Physical Society, the Institute of Physics (UK), the Optical Society of America, and the National Academy of Inventors.