Venkatesh Narayanamurti

Benjamin Peirce Professor of Technology & Public Policy at Harvard University - Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Venkatesh Narayanamurti

Venkatesh Narayanamurti

Benjamin Peirce Professor of Technology & Public Policy at Harvard University - Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Biography

VENKATESH “VENKY”NARAYANAMURTI, Benjamin Peirce Professor of Technology and Public Policy
and Professor of Physics
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Pierce Hall 107D, Harvard University.
Citizenship:U.S.A.
Education: B.Sc. (Honors), Physics, University of Delhi, 1958;
M.Sc., Physics, University of Delhi, 1960;
Ph.D., Physics, Cornell University, 1965 .
History: Director, Science, Technology and Public Policy Program, Harvard Kennedy School,
2009-
Founding Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 2007-2008;
Dean of the Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences and John A. and
Elizabeth S. Armstrong Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences and
Professor of Physics, Harvard University, 1999 -September 2007;
Dean of Physical Sciences, Harvard University, 2003-2006;
Dean of the Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Gordon McKay
Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, 1998-1999;
Dean, College of Engineering and Richard A. Auhll Professor of Engineering,
University of California at Santa Barbara, 1997-1998;
Dean, College of Engineering and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
University of California at Santa Barbara, 1992-1997;
Vice President of Research and Exploratory Technology, Sandia National
Laboratories Albuquerque, New Mexico, May 1987-January 1992 ;
Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey: Director of the Solid State Electronics
Research Laboratory, 1981-1987; Head of the Semiconductor Electronics Research
Department, 1976-1981; Member of the Technical Staff, Physics Research
Laboratory, 1968-1976;
Instructor in Physics, Cornell University, 1967-1968;
Asst. Professor of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, 1965-1967 ;
Awards & Honorary Doctor of Science, Tohoku University (2009);
Honors: Member, National Academy of Engineering (1992);
Foreign member, Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (1987);
Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2007);

Fellow, American Physical Society (1981);
Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences (1974);
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (1982);
Fellow, IEEE (1986);
Foreign Associate, Third World Academy of Science (1997);
Honorary Member, Materials Research Society of India (1995);
Member, New York Academy of Sciences (1984);
Distinguished Visiting Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Cal Tech (1992-1998);
Physicist of the Year Award, American Chapter, Indian Physics Association (1993);
Award of Merit from New York Chapter of the Society of Technical;
Communications, for paper “Using Sandia Technologies for Improving National
Competitiveness” (1993);
Medal of Service, University of Helsinki (1994);
Excellence in Service Award, South Coast Business & Technology Forum (1996);
Innovator of the Year Award, Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce (1997);
Fellow, California Council on Science and Technology (1997);
Venky Narayanamurti Entrepreneurial Leadership Fund (annual award created at the
University of California, Santa Barbara) (1999);
American Physical Society (APS), Centennial Lecturer, 2000;
The “Venkatesh Narayanamurti Endowed Chair in Computer Science” was created
at the University of California, Santa Barbara (2005) through a generous donation by
the Lopker Family Foundation and an anonymous UCSB alumnus.
Eli Jury Award Lecturer, University of Miami, 2005;
Benton Lecture, University of Florida, Gainesville, 2009;
Numerous keynote lectures at major international conferences over the years
Visiting Professor, Harvard Business School, 2008-2009;
Asian American Engineer of the Year Distinguished Science and Technology
Award, Chinese Institute of Engineers, 2012;
Service: Member, Panel on Public Affairs (POPA), American Physical Society (APS)—1984-
1987;
Chairman, American Physical Society Subcommittee on International Scientific
Affairs (SISA)—1984-1986;

Member AIP Committee on International Scientific Affairs—1986, 1987;
Chairman, Advisory Board, School of Electrical Engineering, Cornell University—
1989-1991;
Science Board and Regional Council, Santa Fe Institute—1987-1991;
Chairman, Science Board, Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, Stanford University—
1991-1992;
Microfabritech Board, U. of Florida—1989-1990;
APS Council Nominating Committee—1989-1991;
Editorial Board, AT&T Technical Journal—1987-1991;
Science Board, Air Force Phillips Lab—1990-1991;
Vice-Chair, IUPAP Commission on Physics for Development—1990-1996;
Chairman, Alliance for Photonics Technology Advisory Board—1990-1991;
Review Panel on the Future of MRLs, NSF—1992-1993;
Enrico Fermi Award Committee, Department of Energy—1992;
Advisory Board, Mechanical and Electronics Engineering Division, Los Alamos
National Laboratory—1993;
UC President’s Council on the National Laboratories—1994-1998;
Chair, Science Panel, Corporate Research Laboratories, Exxon Corporation—1994;
Editorial Board, Current Opinion in Solid State and Materials Science—1994-2003;
Program Committee, International BEEM/STM Workshop, Berlin, 1995;
Organizing Committee, International Phonon Scattering Conference, Ithaca, NY,
1992; Hokkaido, Japan, 1995;
NASA Review Panel for Low Temperature and Microgravity Physics—1995;
Visiting Committee, Physics, Brookhaven National Laboratory—1996-1999;
Visiting Committee, Physics, University of California at San Diego—1996;
Advisory Board, School of Electrical Engineering, Cornell University—1996- ;
George Pake Prize Committee, American Physical Society—1996 (Vice-Chair)-1997
(Chair);
Chair, Visiting Committee, Applied and Engineering Physics, Cornell University—
1996;
Chair, Condensed Matter and Materials Physics Panel, National Research Council,
Board of Physics & Astronomy—1996-1999, as part of decadal Physics Survery
Board of Directors, Terabit, Inc.—1997-1998;
Board of Directors, Surface/Interface Inc.—1997-1998;
Member, Solid State Sciences Committee, National Research Council, Board of
Physics and Astronomy—1998-2001;
Chair, Visiting Committee, Materials Science, Brookhaven National Laboratory,
1999;
Scientific Advisory Board, Nova Crystals, 1999-2002;
Chair, Advances Scientific Computing Initiative (ASCI), Blue Ribbon Panel, US
Department of Energy—1999-2001;
Dean’s Leadership Council, Princeton University—2000-2004;
Chair, Visiting Committee, Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton
University—2000;
Advisory Board, Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science, U.C. Berkeley—
2000-2006;
External Reviewer for Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering,
Northwestern University-2001 ;
External Review Board DIMES (Delft Institute of Micro Electronics), Delft,
Netherlands, 2002;
Chair, Committee of Visitors, Division of Materials Research, National Science
Foundation, 2002;

DIMES Scientific Council (Delft Institute of Micro Electronics), Delft, Netherlands,
2003-2005;
Member, Engineering Dean’s Leadership Council, Cornell University, 2003-2008;
Member, Academic Advisory Council, Industrial Research Institute (IRI), 2003-
2005;
Member, National Academy of Engineering, Finance and Budget Committee, 2003-
2009;
Member, Advisory Board, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, NSF, 2003-2006;
Member, Brown University Advisory Council on Engineering, 2004-2009;
Member, Brookhaven National Laboratory Board, 2004-2005;
Member, Alliance for Science and Technology Research in America, (ASTRA)
Board, 2004-2005;
Member, Review Committee, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council,
United Kingdom, 2004;
Chair, Dan David Prize Committee, 2005;
Member, Engineering Dean’s Council, Public Policy Committee, 2005-2008;
Member Center For Integrated NanoTechnologies (CINT) Executive Governance
Board, Sandia National Laboratory, 2005-;
Member, Council on Competitiveness, National Innovation Initiative Strategy
Council, 2005;
Member, National Research Council’s MRSEC Assessment Committee, 2005-2007;
Member, Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Advisory Committee at the University of Southern California, 2006-2008;
Chair, Yale University Engineering Visiting Committee, 2006;
Member, President’s Council, Olin College, 2006- ;
Member Review Committee, Tata Institute for Fundamental Research, Mumbai,
India 2007;
Overseer, NRC Report on Future of Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
(CMMP) 2010;

Member, Committee on International Security and Arms Control, the National
Academies, 2008-2010;
Chair, NAE Nominating Committee, 2008-2009;
Member, University Advisory Council, Semiconductor Research Corporation, 2008- ;
Member, Dean’s Advisory Board, College of Engineering, Boston University, 2008- ;
Member, Program Review Panel, Materials Department, University of California,
Berkeley, 2008;




Chair Elect, Panel on Public Affairs (POPA), American Physical Society, 2009-2011;
Member, Electronics Engineering Peer Committee, NAE, 2009-2012;
Member, Advisory Board, WPI-Advanced Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku
University, Sendai, Japan, 2009- ;
Chair, Search Committee for Director of Division Materials Research, NSF, 2009-
2010;
Governing Board, Indo-US Science and Technology Forum, 2009- ;
Brain Trust, US Department of Energy, ARPA-E, 2010-2013;
Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy (AAAS), 2010-2013;
Review Board, Center for High Technology Materials, University of New Mexico,
2010;
Advisory Board, Energy Frontier Research Center, University of Michigan, 2010-
2013;
Advisory Board, Energy Frontier Research Center, UCSB, 2010-2013;
Advisory Board, Energy Frontier Research Center, MIT, 2010-2013;
Chair, University of California review committee for Governor Gray Davis Institute
(CITRIS), 2010;
Elected to Council of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2010-2013;
Elected Foreign Secretary, National Academy of Engineering, 2011-2015.

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