Department of

Electrical Engineering

Serving society through excellence in education, research, scholarship, and public outreach

Suman Datta

Professor of Electrical Engineering

N-231 Millennium Science Complex

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-0519

E-mail: sdatta_at_engr_dot_psu_dot_edu

Research Area: Electronic Mateials & Devices

Research Group: Nanoscale Devices & Circuits Lab

Dr. Datta joined Penn State with a joint appointment in Electrical Engineering and the Materials Research Institute in 2007. Prior to joining Penn State, he was a Principal Engineer in the Advanced Transistor and Nanotechnology Group at Intel Corporation. He held the Joseph Monkowski Professorship for Early Faculty Career Development. He is exploring new materials, novel nanofabrication techniques, new classical and non-classical device structures for CMOS "enhancement" and CMOS "replacement" for future energy efficient, high performance and information processing systems. He is also interested in exploring novel energy conversion devices harnessing nanoscale properties of nanostructures. He has published over 140 journal and conference articles and holds 145 US and international patents related to advanced process technologies and transistor architecture. He is an IEEE fellow and a distinguished lecturer of the IEEE Electron Devices Society.


Ph.D. University of Cincinnati, Electrical Engineering

B.S. Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, Electrical Engineering


Transistor modeling, nanofabrication, and characterization specializing in advanced silicon and non-silicon semiconductor based devices for ultra low-power logic and embedded memory applications.

Selected Publications and Patents

Link to selected publications and patents

Honors and Awards

IEEE Fellow

IBM Faculty Award

Penn State Engineering Alumni Society Outstanding Research Award

Monkowski Career Development Professorship

Intel Achievement Award

Divisional Recognition Award from the Intel Logic Technology Development Group