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Shekhar Bhansali

Shekhar Bhansali portrait
(703) 292-7027
(703) 292-9146
E 14443
Division Director


Dr. Bhansali is currently Alcatel-Lucent Professor and Distinguished University Professor in the Florida International University (FIU) Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. At FIU, which he joined in 2011, Dr. Bhansali served nine years as department chair and two years as the interim director of the school of electrical, computer and enterprise engineering. Previously, he spent 11 years as a professor at the University of South Florida, and he was a researcher at the University of Cincinnati and the National Research Laboratory of Metrology in Japan.

Dr. Bhansali’s main research interests are in nanotechnology, biosensors, and microfluidics. He holds 40 patents, has published over 300 publications, and has advised more than 40 Ph.D. students and postdoctoral fellows in research.

Dr. Bhansali earned his B.E. in metallurgical engineering at Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, his M.Tech. in aircraft production engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering at RMIT University in Australia.

Dr. Bhansali is an active member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and other professional societies. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Academy of Inventors. His dedication to mentorship has been recognized with several awards.