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Work Experience

  • 2004 - current Professor, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, IIT Madras
  • 2000 - 2004    Associate Professor, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, IIT Madras
  • 1993 - 2000    Assistant Professor, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, IIT Madras
  • 1991 - 1993    Entrepreneur working on semiconductor product development (on leave from IIT)
  • 1983 - 1993    Senior Scientific Officer, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, IIT Madras

 

Foreign Visits

  • May - Jun 2004   University of South Carolina, Columbia
  • Apr - May 2003   Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, USA
  • May - Jun 2002   Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, USA
  • Jan - Apr 2001   Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, USA (on Sabbatical)
  • Jan - Dec 2000   University of California, Santa Barbara, USA (on Sabbatical)

 

Awards and Honours

  • 2007 IBM Faculty Award for Modeling and Technology of Semiconductor Devices
  • 2006 Vikram Sarabhai Research Award for contributions to analytical modeling and numerical simulation of novel and short channel devices and development of new semiconductor processes
  • Member of the National Working Group on Nanotechnology formed by Department of Information Technology, Govt. of India
  • First student in IIT Madras to be admitted into the PhD program and appointed as a Senior Scientific Officer in the EE department directly after B.Tech, based on the B.Tech academic record

 

Journals Reviewed

  • IEEE Trans. Electron Devices
  • IEEE Electron Device Lett.
  • IEEE Trans. Computer-aided Design
  • IEEE Trans. Education
  • J. Appl. Phys.
  • Superlattices and Microstructures
  • Solid-State Electronics
  • IET Power Electronics
  • Indian Journal of Pure and Applied Physics
  • IETE Journal of Research
  • IEEE J. Electron Device Society
  • J. Renewable and Sustainable Energy
  • Renewable Energy
  • Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer
  • IETE Technical Review

 

Conferences Chaired / Organized

  • Technical Sessions Chaired
    • Modeling and Simulation, in 16th IWPSD 2011, in IIT Kanpur
    • Modeling and Simulation, in 15th IWPSD 2009, in New Delhi
    • Nanoelectronics and Nanodevices, in the 2006 Spring meeting of ISE in Singapore
    • Microelectronics and VLSI, in IEEE Indicon 2005, in Chennai
    • High Frequency Devices, in 12th IWPSD 2003, in Chennai
  • Member of the Advisory Committees of ICMAT 2005, Singapore, and MATEIT 2006, New Delhi
  • Joint Secretary of IWPSD 2003, Chennai, and a Program Committee Member of VLSI Design 98, Chennai

 

New Courses / Labs Developed

  • Introduction to Research : India has a large technical manpower. If the impact of this manpower on the research front becomes commensurate with its size, India can be a major player on the global scene. However, research calls for specialized skills in thinking, experimentation, communication and management. A lecture-cum-activity oriented course has been developed to activate these skills among research scholars. The senate of IITM has approved this as a mandatory course for all research scholars in the institute; some other institutes have also initiated this course.
  • Special Semiconductor Devices : This is a graduate level elective course covering high field transport phenomena, and technology, modeling and applications of schottky diodes, transit time diodes, HBTs, HEMTs, CCDs and thermoelectric devices.
  • Semiconductor Device Modeling : This is a compulsory course for graduate students in the Microelectronics stream. It covers basics of semiconductors and operation and modeling of p-n junction, BJT and MOSFET. The course was developed along with another faculty member.
  • Microelectromechanical Systems : This is a graduate level elective course covering materials, micromachining processes; sensing and actuation mechanisms, signal conditioning; mechanics of cantilevers and diaphragms, scaling, and devices such as pressure sensors, microaccelerometers, microfluidics etc. The course was developed along with other faculty members of the microelectronics group.
  • Integrated Electronics Laboratory : This laboratory has a floor area of 90 ft x 45 ft, and is capable of accommodating 120 students at a time. Each workbench of this laboratory has the equipment required to do both hardware and software experiments. All undergraduate and some postgraduate laboratories in the curriculum are conducted here. Other faculty members have also participated in the development of this laboratory.
  • English Communication : This is a course offered by the humanities department on a selective basis to postgraduate students needing improvement in language skills. I proposed this course along with the "Introduction to Research" course as a package for raising the quality of research scholars, and the institute senate accepted my proposal.

 

Administrative Activities

  • Chairman, JEE 2007 and Vice-chairman, JEE 2006 operations in the south zone
  • Coordinator, Educational Technology Cell, IIT Madras (March 2003-October 2004)
  • Head, Integrated Electronics Laboratory, Electrical Engineering Department (July 2002 - April 2003)


Work Experience

Foreign Visits

Awards and Honours

Journals Reviewed

Conferences Chaired / Organized

New Courses / Labs developed

Administrative activities

© Karmalkar, 16 October 2017