- June 2nd, 2010
Dr. Sushma Kotru joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alabama in 2006 as an Associate Professor. Previous to this appointment, she worked on various research positions in the ECE department, University of Alabama, her final position being Associate Research Engineer (1998 to 2006). Before joining UA, Dr. Kotru worked as a Post Doctoral Research Associate at NSF-Center for Electronic Materials, Devices and Systems, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas (1996-1998). Dr. Kotru earned her M.S degrees in Physics from Kashmir University, M. Phil and Ph.D. degrees in Solid State Physics, from the Jammu University, India. She has authored or co-authored about 50 referred papers. Dr. Kotru is a senior member of IEEE and a member of the MRS and AVS. She has been funded from DOD, NSF, ARO and FAA. Her research interests include thin film oxide materials, emphasis being on ferroelectric & multiferroic materials, magnetic semiconductors, for a variety of applications including PV solar cells, IR and gas sensors and MEMS processing.