Sanjay Raman, professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been named the university's associate vice president for the National Capital Region. In this position, Raman will plan and execute region-wide initiatives to enhance the university’s research, education, and outreach missions.
Raman will also direct the research development team, working with the team and Don Leo, vice president and executive director of National Capital Region Operations, to enhance collaborations between Virginia Tech units within the National Capital Region.
In addition, Raman will develop other research teams -- consisting of partners within the region, other units within Virginia Tech, and external partners -- to effectively respond to interdisciplinary opportunities within the National Capital Region.
Raman joined the Virginia Tech faculty in 1998. He is a member of the Multifunctional Integrated Circuits and Systems and Wireless@VT research groups. From September 2007 to August 2011 and October 2011 to April 2013 Raman was on assignment to the Microsystems Technology Office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), where he led major research programs on microsystem devices, heterogeneous integration, and integrated circuit design and manufacturing. He recently received the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service for his service to the agency.
Leo said that Raman’s new position supports the goal outlined in the National Capital Region Strategic Plan to develop programs in research and innovation that will link all Virginia Tech campuses to the nation and to the world. “Sanjay’s experience both at Virginia Tech and DARPA positions him well for reaching out to the capabilities of the region,” Leo said. “Further, his research expertise is a significant asset in looking at our vision for the university’s growth in areas such as cyber security and trusted manufacturing. I am very pleased to have Sanjay on our team.”
In 2012 Raman was elected an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Fellow for his leadership in adaptive microwave and millimeter-wave integrated circuits.
Among his other achievements, Raman has received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award, and the Virginia Tech College of Engineering Faculty Fellow Award.
Raman received his bachelor's degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a master's degree and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.