Duke Engineer Receives Humboldt Fellowship

August 21, 2003

Krishnendu Chakrabarty, an associate professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at Duke University, has received a research fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. He will spend the spring semester of 2004 in Germany.

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation grants research fellowships and research awards to highly qualified scholars and scientists of all nationalities not resident in Germany, enabling them to undertake periods of research in Germany, as well as research fellowships to highly qualified German scholars, enabling them to spend periods of research at the institutes of former Humboldt guest-researchers abroad.

A total of 500 Humboldt research fellowships are awarded each year (in all disciplines, including science, engineering and humanities) to qualified scholars aged 40 or less.

Chakrabarty received the B.Tech. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, in 1990, and the M.S.E. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1992 and 1995, respectively, all in Computer Science and Engineering.

His current research is focused on the design and testing of integrated circuits, distributed sensor networks, real-time embedded systems, and modeling and simulation of composite microsystems.

For more information, see www.humboldt-foundation.de/en/index.htm.