I am currently working as Integration Engineer at Gobalfoundries on advanced nodes.

 I finished my PhD in Materials Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).  Prior to that, I did my B. Tech in Ceramic Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras  Hindu University (IIT-BHU).

Check my dissertation here: Thesis 

Thesis defense presentation

For my thesis, I worked on understanding the effect of dopants and interfaces on transport properties (electrical and thermal conductivity) of semiconductor bulk and thin film materials for applications in thermoelectrics. I also studied metal-semiconductor interfaces and tailored them for improving efficiency of thermoelectric devices. I have also worked on various projects to find thermal solutions for next generation processors like a graphene-polymer composite for improved thermal conductivity and understanding the failure mechanism of metal-solder interface in processor assembly. Also, I worked on understanding the effect of dopant on nanoscale devices made from topological materials by studying transport properties at cryogenic temperatures. I also have extensive experience in various materials characterization tools like SEM-EDX, TEM, XPS, XRD, FTIR, SIMS, Raman and RBS, and data analysis. 

Research interest includes:
  • Solid-state physics
  • Interfaces                                               
  • Materials characterization 
  • Semiconductor materials

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