Durgamadhab (Durga) Misra is a professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at NJIT. In addition to his research and teaching duties, Misra has received National Science Foundation funding to support an undergraduate program at NJIT. The REU program, under Misra’s guidance, offers undergraduates the chance to gain hands-on experience in applied research at an early stage in their career development. As a result, students perform research leading to publications and conference presentations. The program has attracted minority and women students and has motivated many students to pursue graduate studies, motivated in part by working with doctoral-level students, who serve as mentors.
Misra received NJIT's Excellence in Teaching Award in September 2005 for demonstrating excellence in the classroom and for encouraging and guiding students to work at their highest academic level. He has mentored many students through his participation in NJIT's McNair Scholarship Program and has also participated in the Partners in Learning Program at NJIT, in which faculty constructively evaluate other instructors in the classroom.
He received his PhD in electrical engineering in 1988 from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada; an MS in management in 1997 from New Jersey Institute of Technology; an MASc in electrical engineering in 1985 from the University of Waterloo; and a MTech in solid state materials in 1983 from the Indian Institute of Techology in New Delhi.
Topics: REU program, electrical engineering