Pushkar P. Apte

Dr. Pushkar Apte is Director of Strategic Initiatives for CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, UC Berkeley, where he develops industrial and institutional partnerships that support innovative research and applications.

He received his Masters and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University in Materials Science and Electrical Engineering, and his Bachelor’s degree in Ceramic Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi, India. Dr. Apte previously worked with Texas Instruments Incorporated on cutting-edge research and technology development, with McKinsey & Company as their Global Semiconductor Business Expert, and with the Semiconductor Industry Association as Vice President of Technology Programs.

Dr. Apte has over 50 publications and presentations in prestigious international journals, conferences, and institutions, including several Invited Papers. He has received the Norman Hackerman Young Author Award from the Electrochemical Society for Best Paper in the Journal of the Electrochemical Society, and the Graduate Student Award from the Materials Research Society for Outstanding Research Performance. Dr. Apte holds 2 U.S. Patents.

Dr. Apte is also President of the strategy consulting firm, Pravishyati Incorporated, focused on the high-tech industry.