Ashwani  Kumar  Sharma


Phone: (505) 846-0165
Fax: (505) 846-2290

AFRL/RVSE, 3550 Aberdeen Avenue SE, Kirtland AFB NM, 87117

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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. Engineering, University of New Mexico, 2004

MS Electrical Engineering, University of New Mexico, 1994

BS Electrical Engineering, University of New Mexico, 1990


Dr. Sharma has been working for over 20-years in the areas of optoelectronics/electronics for satellite applications. This included research and development of semiconductor devices that would be minimally susceptible to the of the effects of high energy radiation (X-Rays and Gamma Rays) and high energy particles such as (Alfa particles and Beta Particles). For the past several years his focus has been on the development of nanoscale materials and devices for next generation of low-voltage, high-power, high optical sensitivity and high-speed applications for space satellites. In 2015 Dr. Sharma has co-authored a text book titled "Carbon-Based Electronics, Transistors and Interconnects at the Nanoscale, ISBN 978-981-4613-10-1. Dr. Sharma won the USAF Arthur S. Flaming Award in 2008 and the AFRL Best Publication Award in 2010.

Teaching Interests

  • Physics of semiconductor materials and devices
  • Microelectronics and optoelectronics fabrication
  • Semiconductor lasers and detectors

Research Interests

  • Physics of nanoscaling
  • Large-bandgap semiconductor devices
  • Next generation of ultra-low power consuming devices for satellite applications.