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Nanomaterials-Sensor Laboratory

Praveen Sekhar, PhD

Associate Professor

Phone: (360) 546-9186
Fax: (360) 546-9438
Located in Engineering and Computer Science (VECS) VECS 201W
Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 14:00-15:00
Support Staff: Susanna Maria

Dr. Praveen Sekhar is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Washington State University in Vancouver. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and M.S. degree in Microelectronics in 2008 and 2005 respectively from the University of South Florida (USF), Tampa, Florida, USA. He received his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical and Electronics from Coimbatore Institute of Technology, India. Dr. Sekhar started as an Assistant Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department in 2011 here at WSU Vancouver and serves as an Adjunct Faculty in the same Department of WSU Pullman since 2012. Prior to that, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the Sensors and Electrochemical Devices group at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM, USA. Dr. Sekhar serves as the mentor for both graduate and undergraduate students, allowing them to engage in many different research projects. He is the Director of “Nanomaterials and Sensor Laboratory (NMSL)” at Washington State University Vancouver. Dr. Sekhar’s research interests include Electrochemical Sensors for Environmental Monitoring, Internet of Things, Flexible and Smart Antennas, Health Care, Nanomaterials, MEMS, and Engineering Education. He has 52 peer-reviewed journal publications, 17 peer-reviewed conference proceedings, has written two book chapters, and has presented at over 70 conferences across the globe. Of these publications, around 20 have been from Undergraduate students. In addition to his past and current research, Dr. Sekhar is constantly seeking new sponsors to assist in funding, allowing for new projects and ideas to be explored. Praveen was the recipient of the Outstanding Dissertation Award, Alexander Von Humboldt Fellowship Award, and is a panelist reviewer for the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy.