UCSB Engineering

Umesh Mishra


Electrical & Computer Engineering

Umesh Mishra


Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
UC Santa Barbara
Santa Babara, CA 93106

tel: (805) 893-3586
fax: (805) 893-3262

Research Description

GaN electronics, GaN opto-electronics, GaN materials, oxide-based electronics, non-stoichiometric semiconductors, vacuum microelectronics, and Inp & GaAs based electronics


Professor Mishra joined ECE Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1990 from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University. A recognized leader in the area of high-speed field effect transistors, Dr. Mishra has made major contributions at every laboratory and academic institution for which he has worked, including: Hughes Research Laboratories in Malibu, California; the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; and General Electric, Syracuse, New York.

His current research areas attempt to develop an understanding of novel materials and extend them into applications. He is the Director of the AFOSR PRET Center for Non-Stoichiometric Semiconductors and of the ONR MURI Center (IMPACT), which relates to the application of SiC and GaN based transistors for power amplification.

Dr. Mishra is also the co-founder of Transphorm, a power conversion company based in Goleta, CA.