Dr. Hengky Chandrahalim, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering

AFIT Nanofabrication & Characterization Facility Director

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Dr. Hengky Chandrahalim is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology, as well as the Faculty Director of the AFIT Nanofabrication & Characterization Facility. He received a B.Sc. degree from the Ohio State University, and M.Eng., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell University, all in Electrical and Computer Engineering. After graduating from Cornell University in 2009, he joined the Micro and Nanosystems Laboratory at ETH Zurich as a postdoctoral fellow. Prior to joining AFIT, Dr. Chandrahalim had a joint appointment as a Research Fellow and Lecturer at the Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science departments at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Chandrahalim is a senior member of the IEEE and Optica and a member of the ASA, APS, ASME, SAME, and SPIE. He is an active reviewer for publications in optics & photonics, RF & microwave systems, acoustics, ultrasonics, frequency control, micro/nanosystems, and sensors & actuators. Dr. Chandrahalim is an Associate Editor of the Royal Society Open Science. He has served as an organizer for various major technical conferences.


Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca NY

M.Sc., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca NY

M.Eng., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca NY

B.Sc., Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus OH


  • 2021 Elected Senior Member, Optica
  • 2020–2022 National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Fellowship as a Research Advisor
  • 2020–2021 Strategic Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE) Faculty Excellence Award
  • 2020–2021 AFIT Graduate School of Engineering and Management Dean’s Distinguished Teaching Professors Award
  • 2020 Semifinalist in the Air Force Spark Tank competition (as an advisor)
  • 2019 IEEE NEMS Best Student Paper Finalist (as an advisor)
  • 2017 Sentinel of Science Award: Top Reviewers in Physics and Astronomy
  • 2016–2017 Sentinel of Science Award: Top Reviewers in Engineering
  • 2011 Elected Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)


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