Veena Misra Named as MC Dean Distinguished University Professor

Congratulations to Veena Misra for earning the second honorific professorship title MC Dean Distinguished University Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Veena Misra has earned the second honorific professorship title MC Dean Distinguished University Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering. The title was approved by a committee of distinguished peers, the chancellor, the executive vice chancellor and the provost. College of Engineering Dean, Louis Martin-Vega recommended Misra for the title.

Endowed professorships are key recruitment tools that help set the College of Engineering apart in its efforts to attract and retain top faculty talent. These endowments provide salary and funds for faculty members’ research activities, which help get new programs off the ground and enrich student experiences. An investment in faculty members is an investment in NC State students, who are the future of engineering.

This endowed professorship is funded by William H. Dean, president and CEO of M.C. Dean, and his father, Marion Casey Dean, retired president and CEO of M.C. Dean. Both family members are NC State electrical engineering alumnus, William graduating in 1988 and Marion in 1967.

In 2017, they endowed the first M.C. Dean Distinguished Professorship in Electrical and Computer Engineering which was received by Fred Kish. In 2021, they announced the second endowed professorship which capped off the NC State Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign.

Misra is Director of the NSF Center for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST). She received her Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D. from NC State University in electrical engineering in 1991, 1992, and 1995, respectively. After working at the Advanced Products Research and Development Laboratories, Motorola Inc. in Austin, TX, she joined the faculty of North Carolina State University in 1998.

She has authored or co-authored over 150 papers in the areas of state-of-the-art low-power CMOS devices, power devices, alternative high-mobility substrates, nanoscale magnetics, and energy-harvesting. Misra was the recipient of the 2001 NSF CAREER Award, the 2011 Alcoa Foundation Engineering Research Achievement award, and most recently the 2022 Holladay Medal for Excellence. She was also named to serve on the Microsystems Exploratory Council for Defense Advances Research Research Projects Agency in 2022.

Misra has been an extraordinary member of our renowned faculty in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and we are so excited to celebrate another career-defining achievement of hers.