Ahmad Ehteshamul Islam is currently a Research Scientist at UES, Inc. and is working in the Soft Matter Branch in Materials and Manufacturing Directorate (RXAS), Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. He has been working in AFRL/RXAS since 2012, first as a Postdoctoral Research Associate (2012-2014) and then as National Research Council (NRC) Postdoctoral Fellow (2014-2016). His current research interest includes synthesis, process modeling and device/sensor applications of carbon and transition metal dichalcogenide based nanomaterials, performance and instability in nanoelectronic devices, materials and device characterization.
Previously, he worked as Postdoctoral Research Associate in Prof. John Rogers' group in the Department of Materials Science Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 2010-2012, where I worked on the performance, variability, reliability and electroluminescence in carbon-nanotube based electronic/optoelectronic devices, and on the circuit design for epidermal electronics.
He was born in Sylhet, Bangladesh and completed (Direct) Ph.D. degree at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University in May 2010 under the supervision of Prof. Muhammad Ashraful Alam. In his PhD research, he worked on theory and characterization of defect formation in nanoscale transistors. His background on electrical engineering was solidified in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), from where he obtained my Bachelor degree in February 2004, securing the highest CGPA among the graduating students. During 2004-2005, He also worked as lecturer in the same department at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET).