Dr. Sayeef Salahuddin is the TSMC Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC Berkeley. He is the co-director of the Berkeley Center for Negative Capacitance Transistors (BCNCT) and the Berkeley Device Modeling Center (BDMC), and he is an associate director of ASCENT, a multi-university research center within the DARPA/SRC JUMP initiative.
His research lab explores the conceptualization and demonstration of novel device physics for logic and memory applications. Dr. Salahuddin is widely known for his discovery of the Negative Capacitance phenomenon in ferroelectric materials.
Dr. Salahuddin has received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientist and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the US Government on early career scientists and engineers. He also received a number of other awards including the NSF CAREER award, the IEEE Nanotechnology Early Career Award, the Young Investigator Awards from the AFOSR and ARO and the IEEE George Smith Award. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and the APS.