Dr. Korivi earned a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Louisiana State University (LSU). His doctoral research on bio-implantable micro-devices received the best Ph.D. dissertation recognition from the Division of Electrical and Computer Engineering at LSU. Dr. Korivi has extensive experience in curriculum development, student engagement initiatives, retention, and incorporating technology into classrooms. His recent efforts have included pioneering semiconductor education and experiential learning programs for high school, 2-year, and 4-year college students. Dr. Korivi’s primary areas of expertise are in semiconductor processing and thin film technology. He is also active in other areas, such as energy storage, advanced composites, 3D printed electronics, and among others. His research initiatives have been sponsored for more than $5 M by industry and federal agencies such as the National Science Foundation and the US Department of Homeland Security in the past decade. Dr. Korivi’s work engages undergraduate students in research, training, and professional skills development, with a majority of them presenting their research in national and regional technical conferences, and a considerable number going on to pursue graduate degrees.