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Tania M. Paskova

Tania M. Paskova portrait
(703) 292-2264
(703) 292-9035
E 9472
Program Director

Program Responsibilities:
Connections in Quantum Information Science (CQIS)
Division of Materials Research: Topical Materials Research Programs (DMR-TMRP)
Electronic and Photonic Materials (EPM)
Enabling Quantum Leap: Quantum Idea Incubator for Transformational Advances in Quantum Systems (QII - TAQS)


Dr. Tania Paskova serves as a Program Director for the Electronic and Photonic Materials Program (EPM) at the National Science Foundation, Division of Materials Research since September 2015. She is a faculty member of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University. Before joining NC State, she worked as the Chief Scientist at Kyma Technology, a small business company at Research Triangle Park, NC. She obtained her M.Sc. degree in Microelectronics and Ph.D. degree in Physics from Sofia University (Bulgaria), where she held an Assistant Professor position, followed by Docent (Associate Professor) positions at  Linköping University (Sweden) and University of Bremen (Germany). Dr. Paskova's research experience covers a broad spectrum of topics in optoelectronic and electronic materials, with emphasis on wide bandgap materials, nitrides, carbides and oxides, crystal growth, microstructure, electrical and thermal transport, and surface science. She has a strong record as a principal investigator on a number of projects funded by NSF and DOD agencies. Dr. Paskova is a Member of OSA and Sigma Xi societies and a Senior Member of IEEE society since 2016. She has chaired and served on advisory, program and publication committees for several international conferences. Dr. Paskova edited 2 books and 6 conference proceedings. She co-authored 15 book chapters, review articles and more than 250 journal papers, and delivered in excess of 30 invited presentations and seminars at international conferences and institutions world-wide.