Dr. V. Ramgopal Rao is a P. K. Kelkar Chair Professor in the Department
of Electrical Engineering and the Chief Investigator for the Centre of Excellence in Nanoelectronics project at IIT Bombay. Dr. Rao has over 375 publications in the area of Electron Devices & Nanoelectronics in refereed international journals and conference proceedings and is an inventor on 32 patents (including 13 US patents) and patent applications, with many of his patents licensed to industries for commercialization. He is also a co-founder of the company NanoSniff Technologies Pvt. Ltd. at IIT Bombay which is developing products in the area of Nanotechnology. Prof. Rao has supervised/co-supervised over 100 Masters students & 30 Ph.D. students at IIT Bombay in the area of Nanoelectronics since the year 2000.
Prof. Rao's work is recognized with many awards and honors in the country and abroad. He is a recipient of the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in Engineering Sciences in 2005 and the Infosys Prize in 2013. Dr. Rao also received the Swarnajayanti Fellowship award from the Department of Science & Technology, IBM Faculty award, Best Research award from the Intel Asia Academic Forum, Techno-Mentor award from the Indian Semiconductor Association, DAE-SRC Outstanding Research Investigator
award, NASI-Reliance Platinum Jubilee award and the Excellence in
Research Award from IIT Bombay. Prof. Rao was an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices during 2003-2012 for the CMOS Devices and Technology area and currently serves on the Editorial boards of various other international journals. Dr. Rao is a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering, the Indian Academy of Sciences, the Indian National Science Academy, and the National Academy of Sciences. He is a Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Electron Devices Society and interacts closely with many semiconductor industries including Intel, IBM, Infineon, Applied Materials, Maxim and Texas Instruments.
Dr. Rao is currently the Chairman, IEEE AP/ED Bombay Chapter and
Vice-President, Materials Research Society of India. He also served as a
Vice-Chairman, IEEE Asia Pacific Regions/Chapters sub-committee during
2007-2013 and was the first elected Chairman for the India section,
American Nano Society during 2013-2015.