Wilkes University


Kudos to Vijay Arora

Fulbright Specialist Program has placed Professor Vijay K. Arora, of Wilkes University's Department of Electrical Engineering and Physics (DEEP), on its roster for a tenure of three years, from April 21, 2017 to April 21, 2020.

The program is run by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and World Learning for Global Development and Exchange. As a candidate on the Fulbright Specialist Roster, Professor Arora is now eligible to be matched with projects designed by host institutions in over 150 countries globally. It places him among a pool of candidates who may be matched to a project during this tenure. 

As is well known to campus community, Professor Arora is a recognized international scholar having held distinguished visiting appointments at the University of Illinois, the University of Tokyo, National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, the University of Western Australia, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM).  At UTM, he was honored as Brain Gain Fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia for research at UTM Ibnu Sina Institute of Fundamental Sciences.

In addition to his long-term visiting appointments, Professor Arora has visited several international institutions on short-term consulting assignments and enjoys the privilege of knowing the cultures and educational methods being practiced around the globe.  In recognition of his research, he is invited to give presentations at several international scientific gatherings.  His forthcoming distinguished keynote lecture on Graphene Nanoelectronics is scheduled in Graphene 2017, the  International Conference on Graphene and Semiconductors, July 17-18, 2017, Chicago.  The theme of the conference is the Rising Era of Graphene.  The Graphene is a carbon allotrope with its distinct application in nano-sensors and actuators and is nontoxic for drug delivery as and when needed in a biochip implanted in a human being. 

His celebrated lecture on Ohm to Arora: A New Paradigm for Nanoscale Devices and Circuits is now downloadable from You Tube.