Why I teach
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Shreepad Karmalkar is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Head of the Teaching Learning Center at
IITM. He received the B. Tech and accelerated PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering
from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), in 1983 and 1989,
respectively. He has held visiting research / teaching assignments at
several US universities, namely, University of California, Santa Barbara;
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York; and University of South
Carolina, Columbia, USA.
He has authored numerous
articles in journals, conferences and books, and has been awarded three
patents in the areas of semiconductor device modeling and process
development. His recent work is on modeling and simulation of power
devices, nano-devices, GaN HEMTs and solar cells.
He has received the 2006 Vikram Sarabhai Award
for research, 2007 IBM Faculty Award for research and teaching, 2021 VLSI Society of India Best Faculty Award
for "contributions in the area of teaching, popularizing and creating
some of the best minds in Microelectronics in the last 30 years," and
the president’s nomination to the IIT Council for
“contributions in education, science or technology”. He is an
Associate Editor of IEEE Trans. on Education (first ever from India). He
has acted as a consultant to industries for developing manufacturing
processes for semiconductor devices.
His contributions in the field of education include three
widely viewed online video
courses on Solid State Devices, Semiconductor Device Modeling and Introduction to Research (see links below). The latter is a
lecture-cum-activity oriented course to foster research skills among
research scholars. He initiated this as a compulsory course for all
research scholars in IITM and has conducted over 30 workshops country-wide.
He has also conducted solely or jointly over 80 Faculty Development sessions on various aspects of
“How teachers can make a difference” in institutions including
IITs, IISERs, NITs, and IIIT.
He is a
member of the Governing Council of CeNS (Center for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences). He was a
member of the National Working Group on Nanotechnology set up by the
Department of Information Technology, Govt. of India. He is a member of the
executive committee of AICTE and the Chairman of AICTE’s All India
Board of PG Education and Research. He was a member of the All India Board
of Undergraduate Studies of the AICTE.
He was the Vice-Chairman of JEE 2006 and Chairman of JEE 2007 operations in
the South Zone.
He is a strong
espouser of holistic education, and a multilingual – can read, write
and speak – Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, and can converse in – Thelugu, Thamizh and to an
Solid State Devices, hosted on NPTEL and YouTube.
Device Modeling, hosted on NPTEL and YouTube.
Research, hosted on YouTube.
Follow no one, but
learn from everyone, and Acknowledge it too, hosted on YouTube