Curriculum vitae

Education

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

Honors

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

Skills

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