Dr. Yadunath Zambre
Chief of Microelectronics Technology
Electronics Division Summer Meeting : Keynote Speaker
Dr. Yadunath Zambre is currently the chief microelectronics technology officer (CMTO) for the Air
Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) where he is responsible for defining microelectronics
strategy and driving research and development efforts in coordination with Navy, Army, OSD,
and other partners. Dr. Zambre holds B.S. and M.S. in Engineering and Applied Science from
Yale University and a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Stanford University.
Dr. Zambre joined AFRL in late 2020 after fifteen years at Lockheed Martin where he was a
Senior Fellow and served as Director, New Ventures, Chief Scientist for Space Systems’
Advanced Technology Center (ATC), and Chief Scientist for Information Systems and Global
Solutions’ (IS&GS) Engineering organization. He often worked across the corporation to
develop technology strategy, refine engineering practices, and resolve critical issues on major
programs such as F-35. Most recently, Dr. Zambre worked with external partners to create,
incubate, and raise private equity for several commercial technology start-up companies with
defense industry applications.
Prior to Lockheed, Dr. Zambre held leadership positions in venture capital, management
consulting, and small businesses / startup companies where he developed and deployed first of a
kind, large-scale transaction systems, automated speech recognition applications, and
information security architectures and systems for Global 500 companies in retail, finance,
healthcare, transportation, and energy. In his early career, as a research scientist at SRI
International, Dr. Zambre developed and fielded remote sensing systems, distributed network
applications, and intelligent systems.
Dr. Zambre recently finished a four-year term on the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board where
he chaired the FY 2020 study titled “Air Force Communications in Future Operating
Environments”, was vice chair for the FY 2018 study titled “Technologies for Resilient
Command and Control”, and served as a panel member on several other studies.