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Ingram School of Engineering’s Droopad named 2016 IEEE Fellow

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
Office of Media Relations
January 13, 2016

Ravi Droopad, a professor in the Ingram School of Engineering at Texas State University, has been named an Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Fellow.

Droopad is being recognized for contributions to epitaxial growth—that is, the application of crystalline layers to an existing crystalline substrate—of advanced materials for radio frequency (RF) and complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) applications. Droopad is an international expert in high-mobility compound semiconductors and multi-functional oxides for future generation devices and system-on-chip applications.

Droopad holds a Ph.D. from the Imperial College of London, which consistently ranks in the top-ten universities worldwide, and is renowned for the application of science, engineering, medicine and business skills to industry and enterprise.  Prior to joining Texas State in 2008, Droopad spent 13 years at Motorola Labs/Freescale Semiconductors. During his time in industry, he developed new materials and structures for electronic applications and researched advanced topics including the integration of functional oxides with semiconductors. As a result of these contributions, Droopad was a named a “Master Innovator” and elected to Motorola’s scientific advisory board. 

At Texas State, Droopad has been a principal contributor to the Materials Science, Engineering and Commercialization doctoral program, and continues to make substantive research, academic, and collegial contributions as a tenured full-professor in the Ingram School of Engineering.

The IEEE grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE board of directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.

The IEEE is the world’s leading professional association for advancing technology for humanity. Through its 400,000 members in 160 countries, the IEEE is a leading authority on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics. For more information about IEEE or the IEEE Fellow program, visit