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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering




Dr. Vishnu K. Lakdawala

Associate Professor, Chief Departmental Advisor

Ph.D., University of Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Dr. Lakdawala received his BE degree from Bangalore University, India, in 1972, the ME degree from the Indian Institute of Science, India, in 1974, and the Ph.D. from the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, in 1980, all in electrical engineering. He has worked as an Assistant Development Engineer with M/s Jyoti Limited in their R & D Center in instrument transformers division. He joined the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Liverpool as a Senior Research Associate in 1980. In 1982 he joined the Atomic Molecular and High Voltage Physics group at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate. His publications include articles on electron attachment in fluorine compounds, breakdown studies in compressed gases and vacuum, material characterization and simulation studies in compound semiconductors, and high power semiconductor switches. Dr. Lakdawala joined Old Dominion University in the Fall of 1983.  He served as the Graduate Program Director from 1988 -98.   He is presently the Chief Departmental Advisor and an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Contact Information:

Office :  217 Kaufman Hall
Phone : (757) 683-4665
E-mail : vlakdawa@odu.edu