Curriculum vitae


Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, 2015, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, 2011, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering, 2006, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, India

Research Interests

  • MEMS & Nanotechnology
  • Micro/Nanofabrication & Semiconductor Processing
  • Nanoscale Transport, Biosensors & Water Treatment
  • Micro Power Sources, Fuel Cells & Hydrogen Technology


Senior Member of IEEE, USA 2022
Member of Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC), UK 2021
Spot Award for Competitive Differentiation, Lam Research 2019
Mavis Future Faculty Fellow Award – College of Engineering, UIUC 2011-13
Graduate Teacher Certificate, Center for teaching Excellence, UIUC 2012
Convocation Gold Medal in Mechanical Engineering, NITT 2002-06
RECAL Alumni Award – Overall Outstanding Student of NITT 2002-06
RECAL Best Outgoing Student, Mechanical Engineering, NITT 2002-06
J.N.C.A.S.R Summer Research Fellowship 2005

Professional Experience

Senior Process Engineer, Applied Materials, Inc., Sep 2020-Present
   Selective Removal Products (SRP) & Etch Products
Senior Process Engineer, Lam Research Corp., Feb 2018-Sep 2020
Process Engineer, Lam Research Corp., Dec 2015-Feb 2018
   Dielectric Etch Division
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Department of Bioengineering, UIUC, Sep-Nov 2015
Research Assistant in Shannon/Bashir Research Groups, UIUC, Nov 2007-Aug 2015
Project Assistant at IISc–Bangalore, India Oct-Dec 2006


Microfabrication methods high aspect-ratio dry etch (RIE & DRIE), wet etch, photolithography, evaporation & sputter deposition, electrodeposition, atomic layer deposition, wafer/chip bonding
Alternative methods transfer lithography, MACEtch, PDMS molding
Characterization optical/electron microscopy, semiconductor characterization, electrochemistry, thin/thick film mea- surements, self-assembled monolayers, surface measurements
Analytical Structured problem solving, (8D/Pugh methods), SPC, DOE, FMEA
Programming MATLAB, Origin, JMP, LaTeX, GIMP, ImageJ, Maple, EES, MS Office
CAE Tools COMSOL, ABAQUS, dw-2000, Pro/E, Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD

Service, Leadership & Extra-curricular

Memberships in Professional and Scientific Societies: IEEE and RSC
Paper Reviewer for Peer Reviewed Journals: JSST & AIP Advances
Finisher at The Chicago Full Marathon, part of Team-Asha-UC charity 2009
   Team-Asha-UC Marathon Training Co-ordinator 2010-12
President of Balls By Picasso – the English Literary Society of NITT 2005-06
   Overall championships at JIPMER–Puducherry & IIM–Bangalore
Editor-in-Chief, Department of Mechanical Engineering, NITT 2005-06