Vivek Subramanian

Biographical Sketch

Vivek Subramanian received his BS in electrical engineering from Louisiana State University in 1994.  He received his MS and PhD in electrical engineering, in 1996 and 1998 respectively, from Stanford University.

Dr. Subramanian co-founded Matrix Semiconductor, Inc., in 1998.  Since 1998, he has been at the University of California, Berkeley, where he is currently a Professor in the Department of Electrical engineering and Computer Sciences.  His research interests include advanced CMOS devices and technology and polysilicon thin film transistor technology for displays and vertical integration applications.  His current research focuses on organic electronics for display, low-cost logic, and sensing applications.  He has authored or co-authored more than 40 research publications and patents.

Dr. Subramanian is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and has served on the technical committee for the Device Research Conference and the International Electron Device Meeting. In 2002, he was nominated to Technology Review's list of top 100 young innovators (the TR100), ), and his work at Matrix Semiconductor was nominated to the Scientific American SA50 list for visionary technology. In 2003, he was nominated to the National Academy of Engineering's "Frontiers of Engineering", and was awarded a National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award (CAREER).

Vivek resides in Orinda, CA with his human, canine, and feline family.  He enjoys woodworking, driving his electric vehicle and is an active advocate of alternative transportation solutions and animal rights.  He enjoys playing touch football and squash.



Stanford University
, Stanford, CA.
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, 1998
Eastman Kodak Fellow

Stanford University
, Stanford, CA.
M.S. in Electrical Engineering, 1996

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.
B.S. in Electrical Engineering, 1994
Summa cum laude, College Honors

Outstanding Senior, Junior & Sophomore


University of California, Berkeley, CA.
2011 to date: Professor
2005-2011: Associate Professor
2000-2005: Assistant Professor
1998-2000: Visiting Research Engineer
Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences

Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Consulting Assistant Professor
Electrical Engineering Department

Co-instructor, EE311
Electrical Engineering Department

Head Teaching Assistant, EE410
Electrical Engineering Department

Research Assistant
Center for Integrated Systems

Matrix Semiconductor, Santa Clara, CA
Founder & Member of Technical Staff

Motorola, Inc., Austin, TX
Summer Intern
Advanced Product Research & Development Laboratory

Professional Activities

2000 to date
Program Committee, International Electron Device Meeting
2000 to 2002
Technical Program Committee, Device Research Conference

1997 to date
Reviewer, IEEE Electron Device Letters

Member, Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineerings

Additional Information

Intercollegiate debater
Best Speaker, Louisiana Forensics State Championship, 1994
State Champion, Louisian Forensics Association, 1992 & 1993
Semifinalist, Chesapeake Classic / CEDA National Championship, 1992