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Shirshak Dhali

  • Shirshak Dhali
  • Professor & Associate Dean
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • 1105 Engineering Systems Bldg
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-3744
  • sdhali@odu.edu
  • Received his BTech degree in electronics and electrical communication from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kharagpur in 1978, the MS and PhD degree in electrical engineering from TexasTech University in 1981 and 1984, respectively. His research interests include generation and application of atmospheric pressure plasmas for surface treatment of metals and polymers, pollution prevention, thin film deposition, and microbial sterilization. He is also working on developing design automation tools for analog VLSI circuits. He has worked as an avionics design engineer at Hindustan Aeronautics, India, and was a Summer Fellow at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. From 1984 to 2005 he was a faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Old Dominion University in the Spring of 2006 and is currently Professor and Chair of this department.
  • Education

    Texas Tech University - Lubbock, 1984
    Major: Electrical Engineering
    Degree: Ph. D.
    Texas Tech University, 1981
    Major: Electrical Engineering
    Degree: M.S.
    Indian Institute of Technology, 1978
    Major: Electronics and Electrical Communication
    Degree: B. TECH
  • Research Interests

    Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Processing, Wind Energy and Analog VLSI.
  • Licensures and Certifications

    Profesiional Engineer
    Sponsoring Organization: National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying
    Date Obtained: 1992-01-01
  • 2005: Certificate of Appreciation, National Society of Black Engineers, SIUC Chapter
  • 2005: Outstanding Teacher Award, Society of Women Engineers SIUC Chapter
  • 2004: Best Teacher Award in Electrical and Computer Engineering, SIUC
  • 2004: Recipient of the College Excellence through Commitment Outstanding Teaching Award
  • 2003: Best Teacher Award in College of Engineering , SIUC
  • 2002: Best Teacher Award in Electrical and Computer Engineering, SIUC
  • 1998: Best Teacher Award in Electrical and Computer Engineering, SIUC
  • 1997: Best Teacher Award in Electrical and Computer Engineering, SIUC
  • 1996: Best Teacher Award in Electrical and Computer Engineering, SIUC
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Electrical requirements for an off-shore wind farm
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Coastal Energy Research Center
    Date: July, 2007 - June, 2008
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Dhali, S. K.; Joshi, R.
    Multi-Sensor Electro-Optic Image Based Scene Understanding for Navy Security Automation
    Sponsoring Organization: Office of Naval Research
    Date: September, 2006 - August, 2007
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Dhali, S. K.; Asari, V.
    Biological and Chemical Deployable Nanosensors for Homeland Security Applications based on Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) Technology Platform
    Date: January, 2007 - June, 2007
    Investigators:Albin, S.; Dhali, S. K.; Baumgart, H.; Cooper, J. B.; Hao, J. Z.
    Biological and Chemical Deployable Nanosensors for Homeland Security Applications based on Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) Technology Platform
    Sponsoring Organization: Office of Research, Old Dominion University
    Date: January, 2007 - June, 2007
    Investigators:Hao, J. Z.; Dhali, S. K.; Baumgart, H.; Cooper, J. B.; Albin, S.
    Use of Plasma for Destruction of Microbial Hazards in Food
    Sponsoring Organization: Illinois Council of Food Agricultural Research
    Date: July, 2005 - June, 2007
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Dhali, S. K.
    Ambient non-thermal plasma for use in manufacturing
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation
    Date: July, 2000 - June, 2006
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Dhali, S. K.; Dave, B.
    Material characterization with APS synchrotron source
    Sponsoring Organization: University of Chicago/Illinois board of Higher Education
    Date: August 1, 2003 - August 31, 2004
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Dhali, S. K.
    Non-thermal Plasma for removal of SO2/NOx
    Sponsoring Organization: Illinois Clean Coal Institute
    Date: November, 1999 - October, 2000
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Dhali, S. K.
    Dual Pressure Discharge for the Generation of Atmospheric Pressure Plasma
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation
    Date: September, 1996 - August, 1999
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Dhali, S. K.
    Combined Removal of SO2 and Ox from flue gas using non-thermal plasma
    Sponsoring Organization: USDOE/Illinois Department of Energy and Natural Recourses
    Date: September, 1994 - August, 1995
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Dhali, S. K.
    Plasma-Assisted Cleanup of Flue gas
    Sponsoring Organization: USDOE/Illinois Department of Energy and Natural Recourses
    Date: September, 1993 - August, 1994
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Dhali, S. K.
    Plasma-Assisted Cleanup of Flue gas
    Sponsoring Organization: USDOE/Illinois Department of Energy and Natural Recourses
    Date: September, 1992 - August, 1993
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Dhali, S. K.
    Enhancement of phases of high Tc superconductors using magnetic separation
    Sponsoring Organization: Illinois Department of Energy and Natural Recourses
    Date: February 15, 1992 - February 14, 1993
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Dhali, S. K.
    Laser-Triggered Superconducting Opening Switch
    Sponsoring Organization: Illinois Department of Energy and Natural Recourses
    Date: May 15, 1991 - November 15, 1992
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Dhali, S. K.
    Laser-Triggered Superconducting Opening Switch
    Sponsoring Organization: Illinois Department of Energy and Natural Recourses
    Date: April 15, 1990 - April 14, 1991
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Dhali, S. K.
    Laser-Triggered Superconducting Opening Switch
    Sponsoring Organization: Illinois Department of Energy and Natural Recourses
    Date: April 1, 1989 - January 31, 1990
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Dhali, S. K.
    Corona Enhanced Absorption of SO2/NOx
    Sponsoring Organization: US Department of Energy/Coal Technology Laboratory
    Date: January 1, 1988 - December 31, 1989
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Dhali, S. K.
    Pulsed Nitrogen Discharges for Plasma Processing
    Sponsoring Organization: Air Force Office of Scientific Research
    Date: January 2, 1987 - December 31, 1987
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Dhali, S. K.
    Electrical Breakdown of Gases in Long Gap
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation
    Date: October, 1985 - October, 1986
    Investigators:Dhali, S. K.
    Characterization of Thin Films of Pyrite (FeS2
    Sponsoring Organization: Illinois Mining and Mineral Resources Research Institute
    Date: July, 1985 - June, 1986
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Dhali, S. K.