Opportunity in Chaos

Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at 2 pm (Eastern US time)

ACerS President’s Council of Student Advisors (PCSA) is hosting the May webinar, Opportunity in Chaos in the ACerS Professional Skills and Personal Development Webinar Series.

From a disadvantaged and at times hostile environment where personal and professional challenges shackles your growth and opportunities, it’s time to step out of your comfort zone. The cross-cultural experience motivates you to involve, innovate, and inspire yourself and the future generations.


This webinar will focus on strategies for navigating career paths amidst the cross-cultural experiences, finding the right opportunities and negotiation skills to get the best out of your academic research and coursework. The discussion will be in a story telling form with important conclusions which can be adopted to enhance student experience and leadership skills for future professional careers.


This webinar will help young professionals to:

  • Learn the dynamics of transitioning from academia to industry
  • Strategies to explore cross-disciplinary job-roles
  • Leverage in-lab learning towards a successful career in industry/academia or in-between

Dr. Tushar Sharma
Staff RF Engineer
Renesas Electronics

Tushar Sharma is Staff RF Engineer at the Renesas Electronics, San Diego, California, a Visiting Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India. He is also the vice-chair of the IEEE Vice Chair for Member Geographic Activities (MGA), IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) in 2022 with his current focus on expansion of young professionals program. He was awarded the 2020 IEEE Young Professional Hall of Fame award for the leadership role in MTT-S. 

He received Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Calgary, Canada in 2018 followed by post-doctoral research in the Integrated Micro-systems Research Lab at the Princeton University, New Jersey, USA. His research interests include high frequency novel reconfigurable techniques in RF and mm-wave transmitters, broadband high-power gallium nitride (GaN) power amplifiers, large signal device modelling, technology characterization, digital signal processing, mm-Wave amplifiers, and waveform engineering. He has more than 40 publications in international journals and conferences along with 3 granted patents.  He was recipient of 2019 IMS Student paper award, 2019/2020/2021 industry paper finalist award, Izaak Walton Killam pre-doctoral scholarship, the Alberta Science and Innovation under 30 Future Leader Award, the Alberta Innovates Technology Future Doctoral Scholarship, the Alberta Transformative Talent Scholarship, the IEEE Education Activity Board Pre-Educator award, IEEE MGA Young Professionals Achievement award and University of Calgary 2018 Early Achievement Alumni award.


ACerS member: no cost
ACerS GGRN and Material Advantage student member: no cost
ACerS non-member: $30
ACerS student non-member: $15

If you have any questions, please contact Yolanda Natividad.

This webinar is brought to you by ACerS President’s Council of Student Advisors (PCSA).