Veena Misra

MC Dean Distinguished University Professor Director, ASSIST Center
 Monteith Research Center (MRC) 218-E
 Campus Box 7911


  • Ph.D. 1995
    Electrical Engineering
    North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Master's 1992
    Electrical Engineering
    North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Bachelor's 1991
    Electrical Engineering
    North Carolina State University, Raleigh

Research Focus

  • Physical Electronics, Photonics & Magnetics
  • Power Electronics and Power Systems
  • Electronic Energy Systems Packaging
  • Power Semiconductor Devices

Awards & Honors

  • 2012 - 2011 Alcoa Foundation Distinguished Engineering Research Award
  • 2012 - Director, NSF ASSIST Nanosystems Engineering Research Center
  • 2011 - ALCOA Foundation Distinguished Engineering Research Award (NC State)
  • 2011 - IEEE Fellow, for contributions to metal electrodes and high-K dielectrics for CMOS applications
  • 2007 - Outstanding Alumni Research Award (NC State)
  • 2002 - ALCOA Foundation Engineering Research Award (NC State)
  • 2001 - NSF Presidential Early CAREER Award for Scientist and Engineers (PECASE) Recipient

Recent News

Dan Stancil, 9th department head of ECE at NC State
Department Head Stancil to step down, remain on faculty

Posted on February 6, 2023 | Filed Under: Faculty

Serving as 9th department head for ECE at NC State, Dan Stancil is returning to faculty at the end of the 2022-23 academic year, and Veena Misra will serve as Interim Head.

Veena Misra Named as MC Dean Distinguished University Professor 

Posted on September 29, 2022 | Filed Under: Faculty

Congratulations to Veena Misra for earning the second honorific professorship title MC Dean Distinguished University Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering!

Misra Named to DARPA Microsystems Exploratory Council

Posted on July 12, 2022 | Filed Under: Faculty

Congratulations to Veena Misra for being named to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA Microsystems Exploratory Council (MEC) for a three-year term beginning this summer!

Media Mentions

“A game changer”: With CHIPS Act, NC is poised for a new manufacturing boom

October 13, 2022

The new law includes $13.2 billion for research and the training of people to work in the development, design and manufacturing of semiconductor wafers and the chips that are built on them. The R&D funding could be a boon to North Carolina’s research universities, especially N.C. State. John Muth, a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University, said other states dominate in the design and production of silicon-based chips, but N.C. State is at the forefront of developing a new generation of silicon carbide semiconductors that can endure higher temperatures and higher voltages, qualities that will be increasingly needed in electric automobiles, data processing centers and clean energy production. “In general, we need to do more manufacturing, do it cleaner and employ people with better paying jobs and the CHIPS Act helps out with that,” he said.

Our Wearable Future

August 23, 2022

What Will New Tech Look Like, and how will it work? Prepare for a future where you and your doctor track your health markers 24/7, manage chronic conditions in real time, and predict incoming illness with incredible precision – all from tiny sensors you’ll wear on your skin and in your clothing.

Breath-Saving Bracelet

July 15, 2016

NC State engineers have developed a possible solution to help detect factors leading to an asthma attack. The wearable wristband, called the Health and Environmental Tracker (HET), monitors heart rate, the environment and other physical factors. Veena Misra and Alper Bozkurt, engineering, featured.


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