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Ravindra Joshi

  • Ravindra Joshi
  • Professor & Eminent Scholar
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • 1321 Engr and Comp Sci Bldg
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4827
  • rjoshi@odu.edu
  • Dr. Joshi received the B. Tech and M. Tech Degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in 1983, and the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur in 1985, respectively. His Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering was from Arizona State University, Tempe, in 1988. His Ph.D. research involved analytic modeling of ultrafast relaxation in photoexcited quantum wells. He was a Post Doctoral Fellow at Arizona State University from 1988-1989. He is currently a Professor at Old Dominion niversity. Dr. Joshi is involved in research broadly encompassing modeling and simulations of charge transport, simulation of electronic devices and semiconductors based on the III-V, III-N, SiC and Si material systems , non-equilibrium high-field phenomena, breakdown physics, and computational bio-electrics. He has applied Boltzmann Transport codes, as well as Monte Carlo and Molecular Dynamics methods for simulations of high-field transport in bulk and quantum well semiconductors, opto-electronic devices, breakdown of lipid-membranes, electroporation in biological cells and related ion-channel transport , and electro-thermal stressing of liquids and nano-composites. He is the author of over 130 journal publications, has over 130 presentations and conference papers, and given over 20 invited talks. He was the Guest Editor of 3 Special Issues of the IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science. The topic was "Nonthermal Medical/Biological Applications Using Ionized Gases and Electromagnetic Fields". He has also organized international conference sessions in this area. He has been a visiting scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Kirtland Laboratory, Motorola, NASA Goddard, and Brooks Base in the past. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and reviewer for several journals and review panels. He has graduated over 45 students, is an ODU University Professor, and listed in Listed in Marquis Who's Who in America, in Who's Who Among America's Teachers, and in the American Men and Women of Science.
  • Education

    Arizona State University, 1988
    Major: Electrical Engineering
    Degree: Ph. D.
    Indian Institute of Technology, 1985
    Major: Electrical Engineering
    Degree: M TECH
    Indian Institute of Technology, 1983
    Major: Electrical Engineering
    Degree: B TECH
  • Research Interests

    Semiconductor modeling, Bioelectrics, Plasma process modeling, Laser-Tissue interactions
  • 18th Annual Research Award, ODU
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Air Force Research Laboratory, San Antonio, TX
  • Doctoral Mentor Award , ODU
  • Elected Fellow , Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Martin Black Prize , Institute of Physics & Engineering in Medicine
  • Most Inspiring Faculty Award, (College of Engineering), ODU
  • National Merit Award, India
  • National Talent Scholarship, India
  • Nominee for Virginia SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Award , ODU
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, Batten College of Engr. & Tech., ODU
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engr., ODU
  • Research Excellence Award, College of Engineering, ODU
  • Research Excellence Award, Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engr., ODU
  • Rufus Tonelson Award for Research, Teaching & Service, ODU
  • United Who's Who Among Professionals , United Who's Who Among Professionals
  • University Professor , ODU
  • Who's Who in Engineering Education , Who's Who in Engineering Education
  • 2010: Shining Star Award, Student Affairs, Old Dominion University
  • 2010: Eminent Scholar
  • 2009: Nominee for Virginia SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Award
  • 2007: Who's Who in American Education , Who's Who in American Education
  • 1996: Listed in Marquis Who's Who in America (Science & Engineering), Marquis Who's Who in America (Science & Engineering)
  • 1996: Listed in Who's Who Among America's Teachers , Who's Who Among America's Teachers
  • 1995: Listed in American Men and Women of Science , American Men and Women of Science
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Transient Plasma, Combustion, and Energy Science
    Sponsoring Organization: Dept. of Energy
    Date: October 1, 2009 - September 30, 2014
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Joshi, R.; Kolb, J.; Schoenbach, K.; Xiao, S.
    NSF – STC Bioelectrics Center
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation
    Date: October 1, 2010 - September 30, 2013
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Joshi, R.; Schoenbach, K.; Heller, R.; Kolb, J.; Beebe, S.; Xiao, S.
    Modeling of the ILC and CLIC Polarized Electron Sources
    Sponsoring Organization: DoE Jefferson Laboratories, Virginia Commonwealth Technology Research Fund
    Date: December 1, 2007 - November 30, 2010
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Joshi, R.
    A Comprehensive Study of Neuro-Muscular Effects of Nanosecond Electric Pulses
    Sponsoring Organization: Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate
    Date: March 15, 2007 - March 14, 2010
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Joshi, R.; Schoenbach, K.; Pakhomov, A.; Swanson, J.; Xiao, S.
    Pulsed Laser Ablation in Bio-Tissues: Model Development and Numerical Implementation
    Sponsoring Organization: US Air Force
    Date: May 16, 2009 - August 15, 2009
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Joshi, R.
    Physics Based Process Simulations and Models With Stochastic Variability and Visualization
    Sponsoring Organization: Northrop Grumman
    Date: September 1, 2008 - February 28, 2009
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Joshi, R.; McKenzie, R.
    Wireless Sensor Processing
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA LaRC
    Date: November, 2007 - August, 2008
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Joshi, R.; Vahala, L.; Lawrence, R.
    Development of Computer-Based Modules for Asynchronous Delivery Aimed At Enhanced Undergraduate Learning and Retention
    Sponsoring Organization: ODU Faculty Development Program
    Date: January 1, 2008 - June 30, 2008
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Joshi, R.
    Disease-Specific Trapping of Human Cancer Cells
    Sponsoring Organization: ODU Office of Research
    Date: January 1, 2008 - June 30, 2008
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Joshi, R.; Beskok, A.; Kolb, J.; Beebe, S.
    Wind Energy Research for Virginia’s Coast
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium
    Date: July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008
    Investigators:Joshi, R.; Atkinson, L.; Dhali, S.; Basco, D.
    Subcellular Responses to Narrowband and Wideband Radiofrequency Radiation
    Sponsoring Organization: AFOSR
    Date: July, 2007 - December, 2007
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Joshi, R.; Schoenbach, K.; Beebe, S.; Kolb, J.; Weaver, J.
    Space Charge Modeling of the Jefferson Lab 10 kW IR Upgrade FEL
    Sponsoring Organization: DoE Jefferson Laboratories
    Date: October 1, 2006 - September 30, 2007
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Joshi, R.
    Field Marshal Simulation Environment
    Sponsoring Organization: Phase II DoD/AFOSR STTR
    Date: August 1, 2005 - July 31, 2007
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Joshi, R.
    Novel Approach to Wound Healing: Platelet Activation Using Nanosecond Pulse Electric Fields
    Sponsoring Organization: ODU Office of Research
    Date: January 1, 2007 - June 30, 2007
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Joshi, R.; Hargrave, B.; Blackmore, P.; Nuccitelli, R.; Beebe, S.; Zhang, J.
    MURI-02: Subcellular Responses to Narrowbound and Wideband Radiofrequency Radiation
    Sponsoring Organization: Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR: #F49620-01-1-0320) Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI)
    Date: June, 2002 - May, 2007
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Xu, X. N.; Joshi, R.; Schoenbach, K.; Beebe, S.; Weaver, J.; Roti-Roti, J.; Meltz, M.; Mohan, N.; Weintraub, S.; Hagness, S.; Booske, J.
    Subcellular Responses to Narrowband and Wideband Radiofrequency Radiation
    Sponsoring Organization: AFOSR
    Date: May, 2002 - April, 2007
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Joshi, R.; Schoenbach, K.; Xu, N.
    Modeling Electrical Response Characteristics and Breakdown of Epoxy Resin
    Sponsoring Organization: US Army Space and Missile Command
    Date: September 20, 2005 - September 19, 2006
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Joshi, R.
    Risk Assessment and Shielding Design for Long-Term Exposure to Ionizing Space Radiation
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center
    Date: October 1, 2005 - August 31, 2006
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Joshi, R.
    Neuromuscular Disruption with Ultrashort Pulses
    Sponsoring Organization: Non-lethal Technology Innovation Center (NTIC)
    Date: May 1, 2004 - May 31, 2006
    Awarding Organization: Other
    Investigators:Joshi, R.; Schoenbach, K.; Beason, C.
    Basic Research Leading to Compact, Portable Pulsed Power
    Sponsoring Organization: AFOSR Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative
    Date: June, 2001 - May, 2006
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Joshi, R.; Schoenbach, K.; Laroussi, M.; Cooper, J.
    Physical Modeling for Crowd Response to Non-Lethal Stimuli
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia State Consortium
    Date: January 1, 2005 - May 31, 2005
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Joshi, R.
    Field Marshal Simulation Environment
    Sponsoring Organization: Phase I DoD/AFOSR STTR
    Date: September 1, 2004 - May 31, 2005
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Joshi, R.
    Studies of Biological Response to External Electric Fields for Cellular Manipulation and Diagnostics Based on A Multi-Dimensional Electromagnetic Model
    Sponsoring Organization: AFOSR
    Date: September, 2001 - August, 2004
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Joshi, R.; Schoenbach, K.
    IP3 Predictions Based on Monte Carlo Transport Studies of GaN High Electron Mobility Transistors (HEMTs)
    Sponsoring Organization: Army Research Office,
    Date: June, 2001 - December, 2003
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Joshi, R.
    Supplemental Equipment for Studies of Biological Response to External Electric Fields for Cellular Manipulation and Diagnostics
    Sponsoring Organization: AFOSR
    Date: December, 2002 - September, 2003
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Joshi, R.; Schoenbach, K.
    New Approaches to High Power Microwave Computation and Experimentation
    Sponsoring Organization: AFOSR
    Date: June, 2000 - May, 2003
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Joshi, R.
    Scientific Equipment for Bioelectrics
    Sponsoring Organization: AFOSR
    Date: September, 2002 - December, 2002
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Joshi, R.; Schoenbach, K.
    Numerical Analysis for Predicting AlGaAsSb-InGaAsSb Avalanche Photodetector Performance at 2.0 Micron Wavelengths
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center
    Date: May, 2002 - December, 2002
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Joshi, R.
    Quantifying Success of Prostate Surgery
    Sponsoring Organization: EVMS and TAC
    Date: January, 2002 - August, 2002
    Awarding Organization: Local
    Investigators:Joshi, R.; McKenzie, R.
    Modification of Existing Method-of-Moment Code for Large Objects Using Physical Optics
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center
    Date: June, 2001 - May, 2002
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Joshi, R.
    Development of Numerical Models for Performance Predictions of Single-Photon Avalanche Photodetectors for the 2-Micron Regime
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center
    Date: June, 2001 - December, 2001
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Joshi, R.
    Modeling of Intracellular Manipulation
    Sponsoring Organization: Research Consortium on Bioelectrics,VA
    Date: October, 2000 - June, 2001
    Awarding Organization: Local
    Investigators:Joshi, R.
    IP3 Modeling for GaN HEMTs
    Sponsoring Organization: Army Research Laboratory/JTASC
    Date: August, 2000 - May, 2001
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Joshi, R.
    Atomization Testing and ‘Sac-Volume” Optimization for an Injector Spray System
    Sponsoring Organization: Siemens Automotive, Newport News, VA
    Date: September, 2000 - February, 2001
    Awarding Organization: Local
    Investigators:Joshi, R.
    Assessment of An Infinite Buffer Placement and Cycle Time Effects Through Discrete Event Simulation
    Sponsoring Organization: Siemens Automotive, Newport News, VA
    Date: August, 2000 - November, 2000
    Awarding Organization: Local
    Investigators:Joshi, R.
    Three-Dimensional Thermal Simulation Studies of SiC Junction Diodes Containing Screw Dislocations Under High Reverse-Bias Operation
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH
    Date: August, 2000 - November, 2000
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Joshi, R.
    Electron Heating in Atmospheric Pressure Air Plasmas
    Sponsoring Organization: AFOSR
    Date: May 1, 2000 - October 31, 2000
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Joshi, R.; Schoenbach, K.; Stark, R.
    Economic Impact Study for the Joint Battle Center
    Sponsoring Organization: JTASC/DoD
    Date: March 15, 2000 - September 30, 2000
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Joshi, R.; Rohatgi, M.; Young, R.
    Modeling and Simulation Studies for Transportation and Routing Optimization
    Sponsoring Organization: Bon Secours Health Care System & CIT, VA
    Date: May, 2000 - August, 2000
    Awarding Organization: Local
    Investigators:Joshi, R.
    Frequency-Domain Electromagnetic Modeling for Critical Electroporation Thresholds in Simple Biological Cells
    Sponsoring Organization: ODU Center for Bio-Engineering Research, Norfolk, VA
    Date: November, 1999 - June, 2000
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Joshi, R.
    Modeling High-Frequenct Bahavior of GaN Field Effect Transistors
    Sponsoring Organization: Army Research Laboratory-JTASC
    Date: August, 1999 - May, 2000
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Joshi, R.
    Optimization of GaAs Photoconductive Switch Technolgy for Ultrafast Wideband Applications
    Sponsoring Organization: AFOSR
    Date: June, 1997 - May, 2000
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Joshi, R.
    Software and Hardware Upgrade for a Spray Image Acquisition and Analysis System
    Sponsoring Organization: Siemens Automotive, Newport News, VA
    Date: February, 2000 - April, 2000
    Awarding Organization: Local
    Investigators:Joshi, R.
    Modeling and Simulation Studies for Transportation and Routing Optimization
    Sponsoring Organization: Landmark Inc. & CIT, VA
    Date: January, 2000 - April, 2000
    Awarding Organization: Local
    Investigators:Joshi, R.; Kaufman, P.
    Process Flow Modeling and Optimization Through Discrete Event Simulation Studies
    Sponsoring Organization: Siemens Inc., Newport News, VA & CIT, VA,
    Date: January, 1999 - April, 2000
    Awarding Organization: Local
    Investigators:Joshi, R.
    Software and Hardware Upgrade for a Spray Image Acquisition and Analysis System
    Sponsoring Organization: Siemens Automotive, Newport News, VA
    Date: September, 1999 - February, 2000
    Awarding Organization: Local
    Investigators:Joshi, R.
    Numerical Simulations and Transport Modeling for Power Heterojunction Devices
    Sponsoring Organization: Army Research Laboratory (ARL), Adelphi, VA
    Date: January, 1999 - September, 1999
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Joshi, R.
    Simulation Studies of Hole Transport in Bulk GaSb and Ge Materials for Ultrafast Photomixers
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA
    Date: January, 1999 - September, 1999
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Joshi, R.
    Process Flow Modeling and Optimization Through Discrete Event Simulation Studies
    Sponsoring Organization: Landmark Inc. & Center for Innovative Technology, Richmond, VA
    Date: March, 1999 - August, 1999
    Awarding Organization: Local
    Investigators:Joshi, R.
    Numerical Simulations and Transport Modeling for Power Heterojunction Devices
    Sponsoring Organization: Army Research Laboratory (ARL), Adelphi, VA
    Date: May, 1998 - September, 1998
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Joshi, R.
    Simulations of High Field Transport in SI-GaAs Photoconductive Switches
    Sponsoring Organization: Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Dahlgren, VA
    Date: May, 1998 - September, 1998
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Joshi, R.
    Simulations for an Ultrafast Nanoscale GaAs Based Optical Mixers
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center, VA
    Date: March, 1998 - May, 1998
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Joshi, R.
    Analysis and Simulations for an Ultrafast MSM Based Photomixer System
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center, VA
    Date: March, 1997 - September, 1997
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Joshi, R.
    Theroretical Simulations to Study Grain Boundary Related Transport Phenomena in Semiconductors and Superconductors
    Sponsoring Organization: Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
    Date: January, 1997 - May, 1997
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Joshi, R.
    Simulations of 6H-SiC PN Junctions for High-Temperature, High-Voltage Applications
    Sponsoring Organization: Berkeley Research Associates, VA
    Date: July, 1996 - December, 1996
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Joshi, R.
    Simulations of 6H-SiC PN Junctions for High-Temperature, High-Voltage Applications
    Sponsoring Organization: Center for Innovative Technology, Richmond, VA
    Date: July, 1996 - December, 1996
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Joshi, R.
    Simulations and Theoretical Studies of Ultrafast Silicon Avalanche Devices for High Power Switching
    Sponsoring Organization: AFOSR
    Date: January, 1996 - December, 1996
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Joshi, R.
    Modeling of Spatial Nonuniformities in the Electronic Emission From Diamond Cold Cathodes
    Sponsoring Organization: Sandia National Laboratory, Livermore, CA
    Date: August, 1996 - September, 1996
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Joshi, R.
    Theoretical Studies and Numerical Simulations for GaAs and Diamond Electron Emitters
    Sponsoring Organization: ODU-CEBAF Consortium, Norfolk, VA
    Date: July, 1995 - June, 1996
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Joshi, R.
    Simulations of 6H-SiC PN Junctions for High-Temperature, High-Voltage Applications
    Sponsoring Organization: Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi, MD
    Date: July, 1995 - September, 1995
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Joshi, R.
    Theoretical Studies for Ultrafast MSM Photodetectors
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley, Hampton, VA,
    Date: January, 1995 - June, 1995
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Joshi, R.
    Nonequilibrium Transport in Plasma Discharge Systems
    Sponsoring Organization: Tetra Corporation, Albuquerque, NM
    Date: March, 1994 - June, 1994
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Joshi, R.
    Electron-Beam Controlled Diamond Switches
    Sponsoring Organization: Dept. of Energy
    Date: June, 1993 - September, 1993
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Joshi, R.; Schoenbach, K.
    Wigner Function Studies of Electron Transport in Tunneling Structures
    Sponsoring Organization: Old Dominion University Research Foundation
    Date: May, 1992 - December, 1992
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Joshi, R.
    Electron-Beam Controlled Diamond Switches
    Sponsoring Organization: Lawrence Livermore National Labs, CA
    Date: January, 1992 - September, 1992
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Joshi, R.; Schoenbach, K.
    Lasers Controlled High Power Semiconductor Opening Switch
    Sponsoring Organization: Tetra Corporation, Albuquerque, N. Mexico
    Date: July, 1990 - January, 1991
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Joshi, R.; Lakdawala, V.
    Theoretical Evaluation of Novel Far-Infrared Detectors Based on Coupled Asymmetric Quantum Wells
    Sponsoring Organization: Old Dominion University, Faculty Research Fellowship Program
    Date: June 5, 1990 - July 28, 1990
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Joshi, R.
  • Intellectual Property

    Modulation of Neuromuscular Functions with Ultrashort Electrical Pulses
    Patent/Copyright: Patent
    Inventors:
    Joshi, R.
    Pakhomov, A.
    Schoenbach, K.
    Kolb, J.