V. Ramgopal Rao, Ph.D., IEEE Fellow

FNAE, FNA, FASc, FNASc

P. K. Kelkar Chair Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering (On Lien)

IIT Bombay


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AWARDS & HONOURS

  • The Infosys Prize 2013 for Engineering and Computer Science, Infosys Science Fundation awarded for Prof. Rao's "wide-ranging contributions to nanoscale electronics, for insightfully integrating chemistry with mechanics and electronics to invent new functional devices, and for innovation and entrepreneurship in creating technologies and products of societal value."

  • 2005 "Dr. Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in Engineering Sciences" presented by the Hon'ble Prime Minister, Govt.of India (S.S.Bhatnagar Prize) (the highest scientific award for researchers in India)

  • H. H. Mathur Award for Excellence in Research in Applied Sciences, IIT Bombay (2012)

  • Prof. C.N.R. Rao Bangalore INDIA NANO Science Award (2016)

  • J.C.Bose National Fellowship, 2016

  • Telangana State Award for Science & Technology, awarded by the Chief Minister of the state on the Telangana Formation day (2016).

  • The National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI)-Reliance Industries Platinum Jubilee Award for Application Oriented Research for Physical Sciences, 2014

  • 2010 "DAE-SRC Outstanding Research Investigator" award from the Department of Atomic Energy-Science Research Council (DAE-SRC), an apex body of DAE, Govt. of India.

  • 2009 Indian Semiconductor Association's (ISA) TechnoMentor Award

  • 'Swarnajayanti Fellowship' Award (2003-04), Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India (Swarnajayanti Fellowship) (this prestigious fellowship is instituted by Govt. of India in 1997 to mark 50 years of India's independance)

  • IIT Bombay "Industrial Impact Award" in 2008 for undertaking research work that caused maximum industry impact

  • 2016 VASVIK Award in the category of Information & Communications Technology

  • Fellow, IEEE (Elected in 2017 "for his contributions to CMOS System-on-Chip technologies")

  • Fellow, Indian National Science Academy (INSA), New Delhi

  • Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences (IASc), Bangalore (Indian Academy of Sciences)

  • Fellow, The National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad (The National Academy of Sciences)

  • Fellow, Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) (Indian National Academy of Engineering)

  • Fellow- IETE & Invited Member-Society for Cancer Research and Communication (www.scraci.com) & Senior Member, IEEE

  • Editor, IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices (2003-2012) (IEEE T-ED Editorial Board)

  • 2008 'The Materials Research Society of India (MRSI)-ICSC Superconductivity & Materials Science Prize' (presented at the 19th Annual General body meeting of the MRSI by Dr. R. A. Mashelkar, President, MRSI)

  • 2007 IBM Faculty Award (IBM Faculty Award)

  • Best Research Paper Award, Global Interposer Technology (GIT) Workshop: Design, Technologies, Applications, Markets and Manufacturing Infrastructure, November 14-15, 2011, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta Georgia USA (decided by an eminent jury of industry professionals)

  • (a) IETE M.N.Saha Memorial Award for the best application oriented paper in 2004 in a IETE journal; (b) Best paper award, 2005 IMAPS India National conference; ( c) Best Research Paper award, 2008 Intel Asia Academic Forum, Taiwan

  • Over 400 Research Publications in refereed International Journals and International Conference Proceedings (over 150 publications in IEEE Transactions and in IEDM/IRPS), 35 patents/patent applications (13 issued US parents) & Over 100 keynote & invited talks at various international conferences, workshops, academic institutions and industries all over the world in the area of Electron Devices/Nanoelectronics

  • Listed in the "Who's Who in Nanotechnology in Europe and India", prepared by the European Commision Framework Programme INCO - International Scientific Cooperation, 2007

  • Chief Investigator, ("Centre of Excellence in Nanoelectronics") project @ IIT Bombay

  • Prof. Rao interacts closely with semiconductor industries such as Intel, IBM, Infineon, International Rectifier Corporation,IMEC, Texas Instruments etc., and has many ongoing industry sponsored projects in the area of Silicon CMOS devices. Prof. Rao's work on fringing field effects in high-k gate dielectric MOSFETS & circuits is widely cited by the industry, while his work on Lateral Asymmetric Channel (LAC) devices has been successfully applied in reducing the sub-threshold leakage in mobile devices.

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Email id : rrao@ee.iitb.ac.in

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