Work experience :

  1. Faculty, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Madras, from August 1991 till date.

  2. Visiting Faculty, School of Computer and Electrical Engineering, IIT Mandi, Jul-Dec 2017.

  3. Visiting Scientist at the Micromachined Products Division, Analog Devices, Cambridge, USA, October, 1999 to October, 2000.

  4. Faculty, Department of Physics, IIT, Kanpur, 1988 - 1991.

  5. Post-doctoral Fellow at Solar Energy Research Institute (now National Renewable Energy Laboratory), Golden, Colorado, USA, 1986-88.


Teaching Experience :

UG courses on Electromagnetic Fields, Semiconductor Devices, Device Modeling, Electrical Sciences II , Quantum Electronics and Lasers.

PG Courses on Device Modeling, VLSI Technology, Solid State Physics.

Introduced four new courses at M. Tech level:

  1. Characterization of Semiconductor Materials and Devices

  2. Amorphous and Poly-crystalline Silicon

  3. MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS)

  4. Solar cells - with S. Ashok (visiting Prof.)

Conducted UG and PG laboratories in both Physics and Electrical Engineering Departments.


Continuing Education :

  1. Six week course on Solid State Devices for the engineering staff at the Micromachined Products Division, Analog Devices, Cambridge, USA, August, 2000.

  2. Five day Short Term Course on MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS) under the Continuing Education Programme for participants from Industry, Research Laboratories and Colleges, 2-7 January, 2003. The course included class room lectures, computer based design tutorials and laboratory hours. Co-coordinator Nandita DasGupta.

  3. Tutorial on Biosensors at the International Conference on Intelligent Sensing and Information Processing, Chennai, 4-7 January, 2004. Jointly with Dr. Anju Chadha, Department of Chemistry, IIT Madras.

  4. Five day Short Term Course on Photovoltaics under the Continuing Education Programme for participants from Research Centre, July- Aug, 2009.Co-coordinator Nandita DasGupta.


Administrative and organizational experience:

  1. Member, Editorial Board, J. of Micromechanics and Microengineering, IOP Publishers, UK, 2021-2023.

  2. Member, Research Council (RC) of CSIR-CEERI, Pilani, 2021-2023

  3. Member, Nanosciences Domain Expert Committee (DEC), MHRD STARS, 2019 -

  4. Member FIST, DST, 2015-2020

  5. Independent Director (non-executive), SPEL Semiconductor Ltd, Chennai, 2014 -

  6. Independent Director (non-executive), Chiptest Engineering Ltd, Chennai, 2012 -

  7. Member, Board of Governors, NIT, Puducherry, 2012 – 2015

  8. Head, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Madras, 2010 - 2013

  9. Chair, Complaint Committee on sexual harassment, 2007-2011.

  10. President, Film Club of IIT Madras, 2007-2010

  11. Member, Institute Environment Committee, 2007-2009

  12. Member, Strategic Planning committee, 1996

  13. Warden, Sarayu Hostel, 1992-1995


Organiser/ Co-organiser:

  1. Organiser, IWPSD 2023, Chennai Dec 2023.

  2. Member: International Advisory Committee, IEEE Applied Sensing conference (APSCON), Goa, 23-25 Jan 2023.

  3. Technical Program Committee Co-chair, IEEE Sensors 2021, Online.

  4. Optical Sensors Track Co-chair, IEEE Sensors 2019, Montreal and IEEE Sensors 2018, New Delhi. Co-chair: Women's Leadership Forum, IEEE Sensors 2018, New Delhi.

  5. Co-chair, International workshop on Micro/Nano 2D-3D Fabrication, Manufacturing of Electronic -Biomedical Devices and Application. IIT Mandi, Oct 31- Nov 2, 2018.

  6. Chair, Workshop on sensors for agriculture and food technology, IIT Madras, July 14-15, 2016

  7. Chair with A. DasGupta, International Conference on MEMS and Sensors (ICMEMSS 2014), Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, December 18-20, 2014

  8. Chair of the Theme Symposium on Nanomaterials: Devices and Applications, International Union of Materials Research Societies-International Conference in Asia (IUMRS-ICA 2013), Bangalore, December 16-20, 2013

  9. International Workshop on the Physics of Semiconductor Devices, IWPSD 2003, IIT Madras. Joint Secretary, Member- Steering Committee.

  10. Technical Co-chair – Programme on Sensors and MEMS: IWPSD-2003, 2007, 2009. Member- Steering Committee, 2013

  11. Member: International Advisory Committee of Porous Semiconductors Science and Technology, PSST-2010, Spain

  12. Member of Programme Committee of SPIE's Photonics West, Micromachining and Microfabrication Symposium - Reliability, Packaging, Testing, and Characterization of MEMS/MOEMS, San Jose, 2007, 2008, 2009 and San Francisco, 2010.

  13. Technical Chair, International Conference on MEMS, ICMEMS 2009, IIT Madras, 3-5 Jan, 2009.

  14. One Day Technical Symposium on Recent Trends in Microelectronics and MEMS, IIT Madras, 2 July, 2005.


Membership of Societies:

  1. Life member, Semiconductor Society of India

  2. Life member, Indian Society for Smart Structures

  3. Life Member, TIFR Alumni Association

  4. Member, SPIE

  5. Senior Member, IEEE