Dr. Mukesh V. Khare
M. Tech, 1994 Electrical Engineering

Dr. Mukesh V. Khare is currently the General Manager of IBM’s Semiconductors Division and Vice President of Hybrid Cloud research at IBM Research. He leads a global team of more than 1500 researchers and engineers that are redefining the future of computing for next generation workloads such as generative artificial intelligence (AI), high-performance computing (HPC), and delivery via hybrid multi-cloud.

Dr. Khare earned his BE from Bombay University, his M.Tech. from IIT Bombay, and his PhD from Yale University, CT, USA, all in Electrical Engineering.

Dr. Khare has built and driven collaborative research alliances that led to breakthrough advances in computing, such as 7nm and 2nm chip technologies. In 2019, he championed the formation of the AI Hardware Centre, a $2.3B initiative, and in 2023 a $10B initiative to create a High NA EUV research centre through public private partnerships at the Albany Nanotech Complex. Dr. Khare also led a team to create the blueprint for the India Semiconductor Research Centre (ISRC) that was delivered to the MeitY, Government of India in 2023. He serves on the Board of the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), which manages more than $100 million in funding for university research as well as key academic consortium boards such as Purdue University and the State University of New York. He is also an industrial advisor to the US Department of Commerce and the India Semiconductor Mission on their Semiconductor Chips Initiatives. He served as the General Chair of the 2018 Symposia on VLSI Technology, has co-authored more than 100 research papers, and holds many U.S. and international patents.

Dr. Khare was the recipient of the Asian American Executive of the Year award in 2021 and the SEMI Sustainability Excellence Award in 2023. Dr. Khare has also received the IBM Corporate Award, IBM’s highest technical award for his leadership in delivering innovative technologies, and is also an IBM Distinguished Engineer.

Any other interesting fact about yourself that you would like to share: “I am married to Yamini, an architect from the Sir. J.J. School of Arts and have two children. We live in Niskayuna, a residential suburb of Albany, NY, USA.”

Hobbies: “Long-distance running. I have completed several half marathons in the last 12 years.”

Special Memories Associated with IIT Bombay

“I met admirable professors and colleagues during my days at IIT Bombay. It has been 30 years since I graduated, and we are still in touch. They helped me become a better person and leader in my personal and professional life. The entire trajectory of my life pivoted after my days at IIT Bombay. ”