Dr. Vamsi Borra

Assistant Professor

Before moving to YSU, Dr. Borra worked as an assistant professor and program coordinator (Computer Engineering Technology) in the Department of Computer Science, Information Systems, and Engineering Technology at California University of Pennsylvania (CALU). Also, prior to CALU, Vamsi was a visiting assistant professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) department at the University of Toledo. Dr. Borra also worked as an electrical engineer for Valley Electrical Consolidated Inc. (Girard, OH) before starting his Ph.D. studies. Vamsi received his bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University in 2011 and master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Youngstown State University in 2014.

Dr. Borra is a Senior Member of IEEE. He served as a chair of the Toledo section’s IEEE Young professionals group. His research interests include flexible electronics, printed circuits, characterization and fabrication of electronics materials, controlled whisker growth, thin-film fabrication and characterization, and condensed matter physics-related research.  He was recently awarded a patent to mitigate whisker growth Nickel Oxide sublayer.

  • Research Focus

    3D electronics, Flexible electronics, Electronic materials, Reliability testing, Controlled whisker growth, thin-film fabrication and characterization, and condensed matter physics-related research

  • Expertise

    I am an experimentalist who enjoys programming, fabricating, and observing the Nano and Micro-sized structures under the microscope and studying their growth characteristics.

    Here are a few of the current and past research projects:

    • Additive manufacturing of UWB antenna (for medical applications)
    • Threshold switching in PVs.
    • Laser micro-and nano-structuring of thin metal films.
    • Growing Metal Whiskers, understanding the internal structures, and methods for whisker mitigation.
    • Fabricating thin films for optical applications.
  • List of courses
    • Embedded System Design - ECEN 4856 (lecture and laboratory)
    • Intermediate Lab - ECEN 3712
    • Senior Design Project - ECEN 4899
    • Senior Laboratory - ECEN 4811
    • Thesis - ECEN 6990
  • Service to the Institution
    • YSU –Electrical and Computer Engineering ABET coordinator.
    • Faculty advisor: YSU IEEE Student chapter.
    • YSU commencement marshal (STEM college).
    • YSU – Penguin Preview Day Electrical and Computer Engineering representative.
    • YSU Watson Team Center – Faculty representative Electrical and Computer Engineering.