Sayeef Salahuddin received his B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from BUET (Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology) in 2003 and PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University in 2007. He joined the faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at University of California, Berkeley in 2008.
His research interests are in the interdisciplinary field of electronic transport in nano structures currently focusing on novel electronic and spintronic devices for low power logic and memory applications. Salahuddin has championed the concept of using 'interacting systems' for switching, showing fundamental advantage of such systems over the conventional devices in terms of power dissipation.
He received the Kintarul Haque Gold Medal from BUET in 2003, the Meissner fellowship from Purdue University, 2003-4, an IBM PhD Fellowship 2007-8, a MARCO/FCRP Inventor Recognition Award in 2007, a UC Regents Junior Faculty Fellowship in 2009, a Hellman Faculty Fellowship in 2010, a DOE NISE award in 2010, the NSF CAREER award in 2011, the IEEE Nanotechnology Early Career Award in 2012, an AFOSR Young Investigator Award in 2013, an ARO Young Investigator Award in 2013 and best paper awards from IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems in 2013 and from the VLSI-TSA conference in 2013.