Named Professorships

Suman Datta

Suman Datta

Chang Family Professor of Engineering Innovation

Suman Datta joined Notre Dame's faculty from Penn State University, where he served as a professor of electrical engineering with a joint appointment in the Penn State Materials Research Institute. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Cincinnati in 1999, after which he worked in Logic Technology Development at Intel until 2007.

Among other honors, Professor Datta has received the Intel Achievement Award, the Penn State Engineering Alumni Society's Outstanding Research Award, and the IBM Faculty Award, and was named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. His research focuses on nanoelectronic device modeling, fabrication, and characterization, and their applications for efficient information processing systems; ultra-low voltage computing applications for energy autonomous systems; and convergence between life science and solid-state technologies.

The Chang Family Professor of Engineering Innovation was established through the generosity of College of Engineering Advisory Council member Peter Chichyau ('84) and Cheaushya Mary Chang.