Dr. Sacharia Albin joined Norfolk State University in July 2011 as the Chair of the Engineering Department. He received his BS and MS degrees from the University of Kerala, India, in 1969 and 1971 respectively. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Poona, India, in 1976. He was a design engineer in microelectronics at Hindustan Aeronautics, India for three years. He was awarded a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship by the Science and Engineering Research Council at the University of Liverpool, UK. Dr. Albin conducted research on Si and GaAs electronic devices and semiconductor lasers at the research laboratories of GEC and ITT and published numerous articles in this field. He joined Old Dominion University as an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Fall of 1986. He was appointed as full professor in 1996 and he subsequently served as the Graduate Program Director of the department. He has advised 10 PhD and 16 MS students. He received numerous awards: Doctoral Mentor Award 2010; Excellence in Teaching Award 2009; Most Inspiring Faculty Award 2008; Excellence in Research Award 2004; and Certificate of Recognition for Research - NASA, 1994. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a Member of the Electrochemical Society. He is a member of the Editorial Board (Optics) of the journal International Scholarly Research Network.
His research interests include:
Materials and processes for VLSI devices
Diamond thin films
Stanton Dehaven, Russel Wincheski, and Sacharia Albin, “Anthracene Fibers Grown in a Microstructured Optical Fiber for X-ray Detection”, Materials, 7(9), 6291-6303 (2014).
Qiang Liu, Zhengbiao Ouyang, and Sacharia Albin, “Photonic crystal nano-cavities for enhancing zero-phonon line emission from nitrogen-vacancy centers in diamond”, Optics & Laser Tech. 48, 128-134 (2013).
Qiang Liu, Zhengbiao Ouyang, and Sacharia Albin, "Designs of Photonic Crystal Nanocavities for Stimulated Raman Scattering in Diamond," Applied Physics B 113, 457-462 (2013).
Qiang Liu, Zhengbiao Ouyang, and Sacharia Albin, “Coupled Photonic Crystal Micro-cavities with Ultra-low Threshold Power for Stimulated Raman Scattering,” Optics Express, Vol. 19 Issue 5, pp.4795-4804 (2011).
Vara Prasad Sheela, Weican Xiao, Sangbum Han, Xi Zhou, Sacharia Albin, Ramjee Balasubramanian, “Resorcinarene amine stabilized nanodiamond dispersions in organic solvents: Applications in diamond film growth,” J. Mater. Chem, Vol. 21, pp. 6395-6400, (2011).