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Dr. Syed Kamrul Islam

Areas of Interest

  • Analog/Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuit Design
  • RF Microelectronics
  • Monolithic Sensors
  • Nanotechnology and Molecular Scale Electronics
  • Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Devices
  • Bio-Microelectronics
  • MEMS


  • PhD. in Electrical and Systems Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut (May 1994).
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut (May 1987).
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (First in First Class). Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh (July 1983).


Dr. Syed Kamrul Islam received his B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology and M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical and Systems Engineering from the University of Connecticut. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.        

Dr. Islam is leading the research efforts of the Analog VLSI and Devices Research Group at the University of Tennessee. He is also the coordinator of the UT/ORNL Joint Program in Mixed Signal VLSI and Monolithic Sensor. As an affiliated faculty member of The University of Tennessee Center for Environmental Biotechnology, he is leading the efforts to develop Biophotonic Biosensors using genetically engineered whole-cell bioreporters on integrated circuits. His current research interests are: semiconductor devices, high temperature electronics, analog and mixed-signal circuit design, bio-microelectronics, and nanotechnology .

Dr. Islam has received John W. Fisher Professorship for academic leadership skill, eta kappa nu outstanding teacher award, Moses E. and Mayme Brooks Distinguished Professor award, Min Kao Faculty Fellowship award and College of Engineering Research Fellow award.


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Mailing Address
303 Ferris Hall
The University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996-2100

Telephone Numbers
Office (voice): (865) 974-8531
Office (fax): (865) 974-5483

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