By Elizabeth Egan
Published January 16, 2024
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) alumnus Ram Krishnamurthy was named one of the 2023 Mahboob Khan Outstanding Liaison Award winners.
The award, given by the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), recognizes liaisons who have had a significant impact on technical contributions of research, been instrumental in transferring the research results to industry and show commitment to the education of graduate students.
“Over many years now, Ram Krishnamurthy has engaged in outreach to numerous universities, tirelessly giving up his time to support efforts that have greatly impacted student advancement,” said Jonathan Bird, chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering. “I can think of nobody better suited to receive the Mahboob Khan Outstanding Liaison Award.”
Krishnamurthy was nominated for the award by Mingoo Seok, an associate professor of electrical engineering at Columbia University.
“It is truly a humbling and rewarding experience for me to mentor students at various universities across the U.S.,” said Krishnamurthy. “Especially, as we are seeing strong importance for semiconductor workforce education. It feels great to help future generations of students as an alumnus of UB from 30 years ago.”
After earning his master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University at Buffalo in 1995, Krishnamurthy earned his PhD in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He went on to work at Intel Corporation and is currently a senior principal engineer at Intel Labs, where he develops leading high performance, energy efficient and low voltage circuits for next generation microprocessors, accelerators and Systems-On-Chio (SoCs), work that has earned him two Intel Achievement Awards.
Krishnamurthy is also an adjunct faculty at Oregon State University and has remained involved with UB, serving on the advisory board for the Department of Electrical Engineering.
“Ram has been a dedicated and tireless servant of the Department of Electrical Engineering for well over a decade now,” said Bird. “His presence on our advisory board provides critical insight into the quality of our educational programs, while his deep technical knowledge has been essential in supporting our research venture.”
Throughout his career, Krishnamurthy has published over 200 papers and holds 170 issued patents. He has received a number of awards including the Distinguished Alumni Award from UB and the Outstanding Industry Mentor award from SRC. Krishnamurthy is also a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).