EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA May 2013 Master of Science in Engineering in Nanotechnology CGPA: 3.75/4 Coursework: Introduction to MEMS/NEMS | Principles of Micro-fabrication Technology| Nano-scale Science & Engineering | Fabrication & Characterization of Nano Devices | Atomistic Modeling in Materials Science | Quantum Mechanics-I | Finite Element Analysis & Applications | Drug discovery and development
Birla Institute of Technology and Science Ã¢ÂÂ Pilani, India 2011 Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) in Electronics and Instrumentation CGPA: 8.55/10
TECHNICAL SKILLS Programming Languages: C,C++, FORTRAN, VHDL, HTML Software: MATLAB, LabVIEW, COMSOL, AutoCAD, PSPICE, PSoC, TCAD, PineChem, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint Equipments used: Powder X-Ray Diffractometer, Spinner, Mask aligner, Biopotentiostat Cleanroom experience for micro-fabrication (Wolf Nanofabrication Facility, University of Pennsylvania)
EXPERIENCE Research Assistant, Prof. Kevin TurnerÃ¢ÂÂs Team, University of Pennsylvania [Jan 2013 - Present] Modeled a 2D scanning MEMS structure on COMSOL to be used for an optical device. Currently working on the fabrication of the MEMS structure using micro-transfer printing.
Research Assistant, Prof. Jorge J Santiago-AvilesÃ¢ÂÂs Team, University of Pennsylvania [Jan 2012 Ã¢ÂÂ Dec 2012] Designed and optimized the faradaic component of the super-capacitor, using ProDOT (a thiophene based conducting polymer) to reach a capacitance of 110 F/g. Achieved energy and power density of 60Wh/kg and 800kW/kg respectively (Paper published at Journal of Physics: Conference Series.)
Teaching Assistant at Detkin Lab, University of Pennsylvania [Sept 2011 Ã¢ÂÂ Dec 2011] Designed lab experiments based on LabVIEW and mentored a team on their Senior Design project.
ST Ericsson, Bangalore, India [Internship] [Jan 2011 Ã¢ÂÂ June 2011] Worked in the 3GPP Telephony team for the following two projects: Reduced the test time by 90% for AT Commands by developing an automatic test suite. Simulated 60 test cases (approx.) to test and reduce the errors to 1% in the OEM module. Worked on several hardware issues raised by clients (Samsung, HTC) for ST Ericsson.
CONFERENCE Design of a beam based NEMS memory element on the lines of ITRS projections for Nano-mechanical memory elements, using the concept of static charge storage. - Presented at Tech Connect World Conference (Microtech) 2012. Designed an energy optimized (100nW per read-and-write cycle) memory element using principles of electrostatic actuation.Optimized the read-and-write time to 100 nano-seconds (approx.) for an under-damped system.
LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE Worked in the core team of IEEE Student Chapter at BITS-Pilani and organized a national level workshop on VLSI having a participation of over 70 including students and industry professionals.
As the publicity head for Urja (A BITS Community initiative for energy conservation), increased awareness leading to a 10% reduction in electricity consumption of the campus.