Veena Misra

Distinguished 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

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

NC State's improved theromoelectric generator demonstrates efficiency and flexibility. Mehmet Ozturk
Wearable Health Tech Gets Efficiency Upgrade

Posted on January 30, 2020 | Filed Under: Research

NC State engineers led by Mehmet Ozturk have demonstrated a flexible device that harvests the heat energy from the human body to monitor health.

A Refrigeration Revolution — Advanced on Centennial Campus

Posted on September 13, 2019 | Filed Under: News

An innovative partnership with NC State helped startup Phononic disrupt the refrigeration industry.

This post was originally published in NC State News.

ASSIST makes progress with testbed, other technologies

Posted on October 4, 2016 | Filed Under: Faculty and Graduate Students and In the News and News and Research

Year four saw breakthroughs and new directions in research for the Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST). The National Science Foundation Engineering Resear …

Recent Media Mentions

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.

Indian Origin Researcher Could Make Asthma Inhalers History

June 3, 2016

Asthma patients may soon do away with their inhalers as NC State researchers have developed an integrated, wearable system that monitors a user’s environment, heart rate and other physical attributes with the goal of predicting and preventing asthma attacks. Veena Misra, Alper Bozkurt, James Dieffenderfer, engineering, featured.

Asthma Sufferers Could Breathe Easier Thanks To New Wearable

June 6, 2016

Scientists at NC State have developed a health and environmental tracker (HET), a wearable system that aims to predict and potentially prevent asthma attacks by tracking lung function, activity rates, environmental factors, and other vital signs. Veena Misra, engineering, featured.


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