Samar Saha

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Dr. Samar K. Saha


Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I am a candidate for the position of IEEE Division Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect (2021) and Division Delegate/Director (2022-2023) of Division I (CASS, EDS, SSCS) in the 2020 IEEE annual election.

On this web site you will find my brief biographical information and position statement along with the information highlighting my volunteering track records in the IEEE technical activities and governance of Division I society, EDS as the President, Junior past President, Senior past President, and Vice President of Publications.

I welcome your questions, comments, and concerns on my positions as well as suggestions of issues you feel should be addressed by the IEEE and IEEE Board of Directors.

As Division I Delegate/Director, I will execute my commitment to the IEEE and Division I Societies/Councils and will be guided by utmost respect for fellow volunteers and staff to represent the interest of Division I membership worldwide.

I will be honored to have your support in this election.

Thank you very much and please stay safe!


Dr. Samar K. Saha


My Background

Samar Saha received PhD in Solid-State Physics from Gauhati University and MS in Engineering Management from Stanford University. Currently, he is the Chief Scientist at Prospicient Devices and an Adjunct Professor in the Electrical Engineering (EE) department, Santa Clara University, California.

Since 1984, he worked in various technical and management positions at National Semiconductor, LSI Logic, Texas Instruments, Philips Semiconductors, Silicon Storage Technology, Synopsys, DSM Solutions, Silterra USA, and SuVolta. In academia, he was an EE faculty member at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale; Auburn University; the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; and the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.

His research interests include nanoscale device and process architecture, Technology computer-aided design (TCAD), compact modeling, devices for renewable energy, and TCAD and R & D management.

He authored over 100 research papers; two books, entitled, FinFET Devices for VLSI Circuits and Systems, Taylor & Francis (2020) and Compact Models for Integrated Circuit Design: Conventional Transistors and Beyond, Taylor & Francis (2015); one book chapter on Technology Computer Aided Design; and holds 12 US patents. He is an IEEE Fellow and an IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) Fellow.

IEEE Roles Held

IEEE Acomplishments & Activities

(M’91 - SM’99 - F’19)


  • Chair, TAB Educational-Activities Ad-hoc Committee (2018)
  • Member, TAB Presidents Forum (2016-2017)
  • Member Periodicals Committee (PerCom) (2013-2014)
  • Member, Conference Publications Committee (2012)

Electron Devices Society (EDS):

  • Executive Committee:
    Senior Past President (2020)
    Junior Past-President (2018-2019); President (2016-2017)
    President-Elect (2014-2015)
    Elected member,Board-of-Governors (2009-2014)
    Publications Vice-President(2009-2013)
  • Committee Chair:
    J.J. Ebers Awards (2020); Fellow Evaluation (2020);
    Nominations and Election (2018-2019)
    Celebrated Member Recognition (2016-2017)
    Young Professional Career Award (2014-2015)
    George Smith Award(2009-2013)
    Paul Rappaport Award (2009-2013)
    Compact Modeling Technical Committee (2005-2008)


  • EDS Santa Clara Valley-San Francisco (SCV-SF) Chapter:
    Chair (2008)
    Vice-chair (2007)
    Treasurer (2006-2007)
    Executive/Advisory Committee (2003-present)
  • Region 6 sub-committee for EDS Regions & Chapters – North America/West (NA/W):
    Chair (2008)
    Vice-chair (2007)


  • Chair, Steering Committee, Journal of Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (2013)
  • EDS Representative, Council of Electronic Design Automation, CEDA (2005-2008)
  • Editorial Steering Committee, IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing (2006-2008).

Major Accomplishments:

  • Organized the 1st Virtual Conference in IEEE and EDS – IEEE EDTM 2020 (2020)
  • Executed the launching of the 1st IEEE EDTM Conference, in Toyama, Japan (2017)
  • Cofounded and launched 1st IEEE IFETC, in Ottawa, Canada (2018)
  • Committed 100% financial sponsorship of European Solid-State Device Research Conference (ESSDERC) (2018)
  • Established 1st EDS CENTER OF EXCELLENCE (2017)
  • Established EDS’s 1st Five-year Strategic Planning (2017)
  • Established five annual undergraduate students fellowships award
  • Established one annual Lester Eastman award (2019)
  • Launched the IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics (2011)
  • Launched the IEEE Journal of Electron Devices Society (2013)


  • Co-General chair, the IEEE 4th Electron Devices Technology and Manufacturing (EDTM) Conference (2020);
  • Co-founder/Co-General chair, IEEE International Flexible Electronics Conference (IFETC) 2018;
  • Co-founder/General chair, 1st CAD-TFT International Conference (2008);
  • IFETC Steering Committee (2019-);
  • EDTM Steering Committee (2017-);
  • EDS Meetings Committee (2005-2006).


  • Guest-editor, Journal of Electron Devices Society (J-EDS) Special Section, Vol. 7, August 2019;
  • Guest-editor, IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices (T-ED) Special Issue (SI), Vol. 60, February 2013;
  • Head Guest-editor, T-ED SI, Vol. 56, September 2009; Vol. 53, September 2006;
  • Founding Editor-In-Chief, QuestEDS (2007-);
  • Editor, EDS Newsletter, Regions 5 & 6 (2008).


Some of my works


Promise to Advancing Humanity

As Division I Delegate/Director, I will execute my commitment to the IEEE and Division I Societies/Councils (S/Cs), and nurture the volunteers to grow and contribute to IEEE to their fullest extent at what they do the best. With the help and cooperation of volunteers, I am committed to grow the IEEE Division-I S/Cs in all key areas of endeavors and specifically,

In addressing the above areas, I will apply the leadership skills I have gained professionally and during my 30-year experience as an IEEE volunteer to develop a consensus and align purpose within the Division I leaderships and members-at-large. I will be guided by respect for fellow volunteers and staff, recognition of the value of membership, and a thorough understanding of the business and culture of the IEEE.