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Office: Stark Learning Center

Room: 237

Phone: 5704084813

Email: vijay.arora@wilkes.edu

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Dr. Vijay K. Arora


Electrical Engineering


How would you like to be taught by an International Educator of the Year? Although Dr. Vijay K. Arora, professor of electrical and computer engineering, travels around the world giving lectures and presenting papers, he calls Wilkes University home.

Students experience his passion for engineering in classes such as quantum electronics, thermodynamics, engineering math, mircofabrication and more. Dr. Arora has served as a visiting professor at universities around the world in Australia, Malaysia, Tokyo and Singapore. He also enhances the careers of students outside the classroom by serving as chair for several student electrical engineering events and organizations.

Dr. Arora has been honored with countless achievements and awards, including Leading Educators of the World, Great Minds of the 21st Century, International Who’s Who of the 20th Century, Leading Intellectuals of the World and many more. He has also co-authored more than 150 papers on scientific and educational issues. .

Degrees with fields, institution, and date

Ph.D.          Solid State Electronics          University of Colorado, Boulder          1973

M.S.      Operations Research      Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo      1976

M.S.      Solid State Physics      University of Colorado, Boulder      1970

Years in academia, date of original appointment, and date(s) of promotion

·            45 years
·           Appointed August 26, 1985
·           Tenured June 1989; Promoted to Professor June 1988 

Other related experience

2007-2009 Distinguished Visiting Professor, Universiti Technology Malaysia (on sabbatical leave and leave of absence)

1999-2001 Visiting Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

1991-1993 Visiting Professor, National University of Singapore

1990-1991 Visiting Research Professor, University of Tokyo

1976-1985 Professor, Associate Professor, and Assistant Professor, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

1974-1976 Assistant Professor, Western Michigan University

1973-1976 Lecturer, Colorado School of Mines and University of Colorado

Scientific and professional societies

·       IEEE-EDS Distinguished Lecturer, Chapter Partner with Delhi, Egypt, Ottawa, and Philadelphia; Wilkes Branch Counselor, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

·       Life Member and FIAP Distinguished Lecturer, American Physical Society

·       Past Chair-International Division, American Society for Engineering Education 

Professional development activities

·         “Science and Engineering: Building Bridges Through Nano-Engineering,” Seminar under the auspices of the Ibnu Sina Institute of Fundamental Sciences, Universiti Technology Malaysia, February 4, 2009, 2:30-3:30 PM.

·         Quantum Nano-Engineering, DL at South Campus of the University of Delhi, February 20, 2008, 2:30-5:00 PM  ( in conjnction with the Chapter meeting as a partner)

·         “Quantum Nano-Engineering: A Short Course,” IEEE-EDS Distinguished Course, EDS Kolkata Chapter, Meghnad Saha College of Engineering, 10:30 AM-1:30 PM, February 18, 2009.

·         “Quantum Nano-Engineering: A look into quantum and high-field effects in nanoscale devices,” IEEE-EDS Distinguished Lecture, Nano-Bio Workshop, Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Kolkata, February 17, 3:30-4:30 PM. "Introduction to SPICE Models Extraction for Deep Submicron CMOS Transistor," a tutorial course given by Phillip Tan from SilTerra Semiconductor Fab in the spirit of developing faculty on emerging trends in the Semiconductor Industry.

·         “High Speed IO Design for System-on-a-Chip (SoC) in Embedded Systems,” a tutorial course offered by Wong Shee Kian, Aemulus and Nukala S. Murthy, UniMAP, Malaysia, December 1, 2008, Park Royal Hotel on the Island of Penang in Malaysia.

Percentage of time available for research or scholarly activities: As needed

Percentage of time committed to the program: 100% Electrical Engineering


In Dr. Arora's words...

“Wilkes is very hands-on. I enjoy giving students open-ended problem solving. It makes students think and develop skills. It is also a small community, and less traffic.”

“Students here are proactive and willing to work with professors.”


·       Michael L. P. Tan, Vijay K. Arora, Ismail Saad, Mohammad Taghi Ahmadi, and Razali Ismail, “The drain velocity overshoot in an 80-nm metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect-transistor,” Journal of Applied Physics, in press.

·       Mohammad Taghi Ahmadi, Razali Ismail, Vijay K. Arora “The Ultimate Ballistic Drift     Velocity in a Carbon Nanotubes,” Journal of Nanomaterials, Article ID Number 769250, 8 pages, doi: 10.1155/2008/769250.

·       Vijay K. Arora, “Theory of scattering-limited and ballistic mobility and saturation velocity in low-dimensional nanostructures,” Current Nanoscience (CNANO), in press.

·       Michael L. P. Tan, Razali Ismail, and Vijay K. Arora, “The High-Field Drift Velocity in Degenerately-Doped Silicon Nanowires,” International Journal of Nanotechnology, in press.

·       Ismail Saad, Razali Ismail, and Vijay K. Arora “Investigation on the Effects of Oblique Rotating Ion Implantation (ORI) Method for Nanoscale Vertical Double Gate NMOSFET,” Solid State Science and Technology Letters, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 69-76 (2008).

·       Mohammad Taghi Ahmadi, Hui Houg Lau, Razali Ismail, and Vijay K. Arora, “Current-Voltage Characteristics of a Silicon Nanowire Transistor,” Microelectronics Journal, vol. 40, pp. 547– 549 (2009).

·       Ismail Saad, Michael L.P Tan, Aaron Chii Enn Lee, Razali Ismail, and Vijay K. Arora, “Scattering-Limited and Ballistic Transport in a Nano-CMOS Circuit,” Microelectronics Journal, vol. 40, pp. 581– 583 (2009).

·       Ismail Saad, Michael L.P Tan, Ing Hui Hii, Razali Ismail, and Vijay K. Arora, “Ballistic Mobility and Saturation Velocity in Low-Dimensional Nanostructure,” Microelectronics Journal, vol. 40, pp. 540– 542(2009)

·       Vijay K. Arora, Michael L. P. Tan, Ismail Saad, and Razali Ismail, “Ballistic quantum transport in a nanoscale metal-oxide-semiconductor field effect transistor,” Applied Physics Letters, Volume 91, 103510 (2007).

·       Michael L. P. Tan, Ismail Saad, Razali Ismail, and Vijay K. Arora, “Enhancement in nano-RC switching delay due to current saturation,” NANO, Volume 2, No. 4, pp. 233-237 (2007).


Honors and awards

·       Best Paper in the International Journal Award of the Universiti Technology Malaysia-2008
·       Kurukshetra University Distinguished Alumni Award Man of the Year—1996       Most Admired Men and Women of the Year
·       The International Directory of Distinguished Leadership
·       Dictionary of International Biography
·       American Men and Women of Science
·       IEEE (Singapore) Appreciation Award
·       Who’s Who in: the World, America, Science and Engineering, the East

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