Phone: 505.272.7892
Fax: 505.272.7801

Physical Address

Room 118 B
Center for High Technology Materials
Building # 338 on the UNM map

Mailing Address

MSC04 2710
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-1070

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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer

SKINfrared LLC

Curriculum Vitae


PhD, Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, 2001

MS, Electrical Engineering , University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, 1999

MSc Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, 1996

BSc (Hons) Physics, SSSIHL, Bangalore, India, 1994


Dr. Krishna is involved with the development of next-generation infrared imagers using nanoscale quantum confined systems such as quantum dots in a well heterostructures and InAs/GaSb superlattices. UNM has named him as the Regents' Lecturer (2009) and Teacher of the Year (2010) in recognition of his extraordinary accomplishments and leadership in teaching, research, and service. He has received early career achievement awards from SPIE and from the IEEE Nanotechnology Council in 2008. He has been recognized as Defense Intelligence Agency's 2007 Chief Scientist Award, and the North American Molecular Beam Epitaxy's 2007 Young Investigator Award. Dr. Krishna has authored/co-authored more than 300 peer-reviewed journal articles with over 3800 citations with a h-index of 35. He has been recognized as a fellow of SPIE (Society of Photonics). He recently co-founded SKINfrared, a start-up company that is leveraging advances in infrared imaging for applications in Medicine.

Teaching Interests

  • ECE 322: Analog Electronics
  • ECE 321: Digital Electronics
  • ECE 475:Introduction to Photonics

Research Interests

  • Quantum Dots in a Well (DWELL) and Type II superlattices by Molecular Beam Epitaxy.
  • Next generation infrared imagers with bio inspired infrared retina
  • Infrared imaging in medicine

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