Dr. Salman Ahsan did his PhD and MA in Electronic Materials and Devices at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University and his BS in Electrical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. His interests during graduate studies centered upon the study of surface and interface properties of compound semiconductors, particularly the ZnSe/GaAs interface due to its importance in the development of a blue laser. He built Princeton’s first scanning tunneling microscope, a new technique at the time, as the primary analysis tool for this work. At Princeton, he also acquired several semesters of teaching experience as a preceptor working with Prof. Daniel C. Tsui (Nobel laureate Physics, 1998).
His work experience includes brief stints at Drexelbrook Engineering (as a summer intern), Philips Research Laboratories (part of doctoral dissertation), the Center for Sensor Technologies (as an NSF fellow) and Nova R&D, Inc. Prior to joining LUMS as the Associate Project Director of the School of Science and Engineering, he was with Linear Technology Corporation for ten years, a semiconductor company specializing in analog integrated circuits, as a process development, device and integration engineer and then as a manager of yields and electrical test.