Sanjay Mehrotra, president and CEO, Micron to receive honorary doctorate


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The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) has named Sanjay Mehrotra, president and CEO of Micron Technology, as one of honorary degree recipients. He will be honored at the commencement ceremony, scheduled to be held on May 10.

Sanjay Mehrotra is president and chief executive officer at Micron Technology. He is leading Micron during an exciting period for the company, where changes in computing architecture and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are driving new opportunities for memory and storage and transforming how the world uses information to enrich life for all.

Mehrotra joined Micron in 2017 after a distinguished career at SanDisk Corp. where he led the company from start-up in 1988 until its sale in 2016. In addition to being a SanDisk co-founder, Sanjay served as its president and CEO from 2011 to 2016, overseeing its growth to an industry-leading Fortune 500 company.

Sanjay has more than 40 years of experience in the semiconductor memory industry, holding engineering and leadership positions at Integrated Device Technology, SEEQ Technology and Intel Corp. He holds more than 70 patents, several of which are foundational to enabling high-capacity flash memory, now a ubiquitous element of modern computing. He has published numerous articles in the areas of nonvolatile memory design and flash memory systems.

After immigrating from India at the age of 18, Mehrotra earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California, Berkeley. He later enrolled at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business Executive Education program.

He currently serves on the board of directors of CDW Corporation and the Semiconductor Industry Association. He also serves on the Engineering Advisory Board at the University of California, Berkeley. Mehrotra is passionate about promoting STEM education and has supported programs that inspire youth to discover science, technology, engineering, math and computer science. He champions opportunities that focus on helping underserved youth explore STEM advancement.

The Rochester Institute of Technology is a private research university in Rochester, New York.

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