Dr. Yadunath Zambre

Air Force Research Laboratory
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.