Calvin Chan
Senior Research Associate

Dr. Calvin Chan is a Senior Research Associate and the Microelectronics and Cyber Security Research Lead for the Center for National Security Initiatives at CU Boulder. His work has spanned the entire range of the microelectronics lifecycle, from basic materials and device research to applied systems and technical evaluations. As a respected researcher across national security, defense, and intelligence communities, he is often called upon by industry and government stakeholders to assemble and lead agile teams to quickly research new phenomena and evaluate new technologies for acquisition, integration, deployment, and security.

Dr. Chan is also a Research Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of New Mexico, and affiliated with the Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering at CU Boulder. The physics of energy transfer (which underlies information transfer) through physical systems is an undercutting theme of his research. This includes developing materials, devices, imaging modalities, and characterization techniques for power generation, sensor systems, and secure microelectronics. Prior to joining NSI, Calvin spent 15 years in government laboratories, including Sandia National Laboratories and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Calvin is an active leader in the IEEE Symposium for Hardware Security and Trust and the American Physical Society.