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


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

IIT Bombay

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Ph.D. STUDENTS (as Supervisor/Co-supervisor)

(Since the year 2000)

(For the work done during their Ph.D., students of Prof. Ramgopal Rao have won multiple times the Best Ph.D. thesis award at IIT Bombay; Young Innovator Award from MIT Technology Review 35; NASI-Young Scientist Platinum Jubilee Award; Best Paper awards at various conferences; Budding Innovator Award from the National Research Development Corporation, Government of India; Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Award, TSMC Outstanding Student Research Award, and many others)


  1. Priyanka Kumari (Guides: V. Ramgopal Rao and C. Subramaniam, Chemistry), Black Phosphorus for Nano-electronic Applications (2021) (Joined Micron Technology, Inc, Singapore)

  2. Sonam Jain (Guides: V. Ramgopal Rao and Ankur Gupta, CARE), Design and Optimization of Organic and 2D materials-based Field Effect Transistors (FETs) for Gamma radiation Dosimetry (GFETs) (2020) (Joined Micron Technology, Inc, Hyderabad)

  3. Ashwini Gajarushi (Guides: V. Ramgopal Rao and C. Subramaniam, Chemistry), Non-covalent functionalization strategies for modulating transport in Graphene Field Effect Transistors (GFETs) (2020) (Joined Technology Innovation Hub, IIT Bombay)

  4. Nikhilendu Tiwari (Guides: V. Ramgopal Rao and Apurba Laha) - Enhancing the sensitivity of MEMS Thermogravimetry and Micropreconcentrator platforms for Chemical/Gas detection (2019), Joined as a Post-doctoral Fellow in Aalto University, Finland

  5. Tejas Naik (Guides: V. Ramgopal Rao and M. Ravikanth-Chemistry) - Integrating bottom-up approaches for nano-scale CMOS Technologies (2019)

  6. Dilip Kumar Agarwal (Guides: Soumyo Mukherjee and V. Ramgopal Rao)-Development of Asymmetric Biofunctionalization Processes using Microcantilever Platform for Sensing Applications (2018), Joined as a Postdoctoral Research Associate, Tufts University

  7. Sadhana Tiwari (Guides:V. Ramgopal Rao and Gil Garnier, Monash University) - Low-cost Zinc Oxide Nanorods modified Paper Substrate for Biodiagnostics (2018) - Joined Center for Frugal Innovation, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany

  8. Pardeep Duhan (Guides: V. Ramgopal Rao and Nihar Ranjan Mohapatra, IIT GN) - Effect of device dimensions, layout and technological parameters on the performance and reliability of Nano-scale HKMG Transistors (2017) - joined Global Foundries, Singapore. Currently a faculty member at IIT Ropar.

  9. U. Sajesh Kumar (Guide: V. Ramgopal Rao) - Electro-Thermal Self - Heating Analysis of Nanoscale FinFETs/Nanowires (2017) - Graduated under the Quality Improvement Programme for college teachers, rejoined his college.

  10. Sandeep G Surya (Guides: V. Ramgopal Rao & Prashant Sonar, QUT Australia) - Organic Field Effect Transistors (OFETs) for Environmental Sensing and Monitoring (2017) - Joined CMM (Center for Materials and Microsystems) at FBK (Fondazione Bruno Kessler), Trento, Italy.

  11. Neena A Gilda (Guides: V. Ramgopal Rao and Maryam Shojaei Baghini) - Electronic Nose for Vapor Phase Explosives Detection (2017) - Joined Northwestern University, USA as a Post-doctoral Fellow. Currently with Intel Corporation, Portland, Oregon, USA

  12. Rajul Maheshwari Patkar (Guide: V. Ramgopal Rao) - Low cost piezoresistive cantilever sensor platforms for agricultural applications (2017) - Co-founder of the company Proximal SoilSens Technologies Pvt. Ltd. at IIT Bombay

  13. Arindam Kushagra (Guides: V. Ramgopal Rao & Dulal Panda, Dept. of Biosciences & Engg.) - Investigations of Nanoscale Phenomena Pertaining to Biological Systems (2016)

  14. Sangita Chaki Roy (Guides: V. Ramgopal Rao & T. Kundu) - Development of MEMS based multimodal optical sensing platform with spectral response from UV-Visible to Mid-IR (2016) - Joined Global Foundries, Singapore

  15. Peeyusha Saurabha Swain (Guides:Maryam Shojaei & V. Ramgopal Rao) - Device-Circuit co-design for High Voltage Nanoscale CMOS Technologies (2016) - Joined Maxim India Integrated Circuit Design Pvt Ltd.

  16. Ketan Kumar Tailor (Guides: V. Ramgopal Rao/M.Shojaei) - High Voltage Devices for Advanced CMOS System-on-Chip (SoC) Technologies (2016) - Joined Global Foundries, Singapore.

  17. Manoj Kandpal (Guide: V. Ramgopal Rao) - Polymer MEMS devices for piezoelectric energy harvesting and sensing applications (2016) - Joined CMM (Center for Materials and Microsystems) at FBK (Fondazione Bruno Kessler), Trento, Italy. Currently a Scientist in Semiconductor Laboratory (SCL), Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Govt. of India.

  18. Ankur Gupta (Guides: M. Shojaei/V. Ramgopal Rao) - High Voltage DeMOS Device Design for Integrated RF Power Amplifier Applications (2015) - Joined Global Foundries, Singapore. Currently a Faculty member at IIT Delhi.

  19. Anukool Rajoria (Guide: V. Ramgopal Rao) - Design & Optimization of Sub 0.4V supply voltage Nano-scale Tunnel FETs (2015)- Joined TSMC, Taiwan

  20. Rajashree Rajagopal (Guides: V. Ramgopal Rao/Udayan Ganguly) - Integration of La1-x SrxMnO3 (LSMO) on Si for Logic and Memory Applications (2014) Self employed

  21. Prasenjit Ray (Guides: V. Ramgopal Rao/P. R. Apte): Novel Transduction Techniques for Polymer Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Sensing Systems (2014) - Joined TSMC, Taiwan

  22. Kaushik Nayak (Guides: V. Ramgopal Rao/Hiroshi Iwai, Tokyo Institute of Technology): CMOS Device Design and Circuit Performance of Silicon Gate All Around Nanowire MOSFETs in Scaled Technologies" (2014) - Joined Global Foundries, Singapore. Currently a Faculty member at IIT Hyderabad.

  23. Akash Nigam (Guides: V. Ramgopal Rao/Malin Premaratne (Monash University, Australia)) (under the IITB-Monash Academy): Understanding and Optimization of Electrical Characteristics of Organic Devices (Graduated in 2014), Joined Global Foundries, Singapore

  24. Sudip Nag (Guides: Dinesh Sharma & V.Ramgopal Rao) - Techniques for Improved Accuracy in Bio-Instrumentation for Stimulation & Sensing (2014) - joined the Singapore Institute for Neurotechnology (SINAPSE), NUS Singapore. Currently a Faculty member at IIT Kharagpur.

  25. Amey Mahadev Walke (Guides: V. Ramgopal Rao & Guido Groeseneken, IMEC) - Fabrication, Characterization and Simulation of a Line-tunnel Field Transistor for Low Power Applications (2014) - joined TSMC Taiwan. Currently a scientific staff member at IMEC, Belgium.

  26. H. N. Raval (Guide: V. Ramgopal Rao) - Organic Semiconducting Materials and Devices for Ionizing Radiation Dosimetry Applications (2013) - joined TSMC Taiwan

  27. R.Ramesh (Guides: V. Ramgopal Rao/M. S. Baghini) - Fabrication, Characterization and Simulation of Organic Transistors and Circuits (2012) - joined TSMC Taiwan

  28. Ram Asra (Guide: V. Ramgopal Rao) - Tunneling Field Effect Transistor with Sandwich Tunnel Barrier for Low Operating Voltages (2012) - joined Global Foundries, New York, USA

  29. V. Seena (Guides: V. Ramgopal Rao/S. Mukherji-DBSE) - Polymer Nanomechanical Cantilever Sensors with Novel Electrical Transduction Schemes for Bio/chemical Sensing (2011) - joined IIT Rajasthan as a faculty member. Currently a faculty member in the Indian Institute of Space Science & Technology, Trivandrum

  30. Ravi Shankar Dudhe (Guides: V. Ramgopal Rao/Anil Kumar- Chemistry) - Polymer Based Sensors for Explosive Detection (2011)- rejoined his institution after graduating under the Quality Improvement Programme for college teachers category

  31. Mrunal. A. K. (Guide: V.Ramgopal Rao/M.Ravikanth-Chemistry) - Bottom-Up Approaches for Nano-scale CMOS Scaling (2012) - joined TSMC Taiwan

  32. Mayank Shrivastava (Guides: V. Ramgopal Rao/Maryam Shojaei): I/O and ESD Device Optimization for Nano-scale CMOS Technologies (2010) - Joined Infineon Technologies, East Fishkill, New York, USA. Currently a faculty member at IISc Bangalore.

  33. Angada B Sachid (Guides: V. Ramgopal Rao/Maryam Shojaei): Technology-Circuit Co-Design Using Multi-Gate FETs for Sub-32 nm Nodes - Joined University of California, Berkeley as a Post-doctoral Fellow

  34. Debabrata Maji (Guide:V. Ramgopal Rao) - Reliability Characterization of Germanium Based MOSFETs With HfO2 Gate Dielectric (2009) - Joined TSMC, Taiwan

  35. Venkanarayan Hariharan (Guides: V. Ramgopal Rao/J. Vasi) - Simulation & Modeling of Nano-scale Finfets (2008) - Joined Maxim, Santa Clara. Currently with Intel Corporation, Santa Clara, USA

  36. Shree Prakash Tiwari (Guide: V. Ramgopal Rao) - Fabrication & Characterization of Solution Processed Low Voltage Organic Devices & Circuits (2008) - Joined Georgia Institute of Technology, USA as a Post-doctoral Fellow. Currently a faculty member at IIT Rajasthan

  37. C. R. Manoj (Guides: V. Ramgopal Rao/M. B. Patil) - Device Design & Optimization of Nano-scale Finfets for Logic Applications (2008) - Joined XFAB, Malaysia

  38. Partha Sarkar (Guides: C. K. Sarkar/V. Ramgopal Rao) - Sub 100nm MOSFET's: A Simulaton Study for improved Digital & Mixed Signal Performance - Graduated in 2008 under the Quality Improvement Programme for College teachers from Jadavpur University

  39. Nitin Kale (Guide:V. Ramgopal Rao) - Making Hotwire CVD a Viable Technology Alternative for Bio-MEMS applications: System Design, Fabrication & Characterization (2008) - Was with TSMC, Taiwan. Currently with NanoSniff Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, India

  40. Manoj Joshi (Guides: S. Mukherji/V. Ramgopal Rao) - Micro-fabricated Biosensors for Cardiac Diagnostics (2007) - was with TSMC, Taiwan. Currently with Global Foundries, New York, USA

  41. K.Narasimhulu (Guide: V. Ramgopal Rao) - CMOS Device Design & Optimization for Mixed Signal Applications (2006) - Joined IBM Hopewell Junction, NY, USA

  42. Neeraj K. Jha (Guides: V. Ramgopal Rao/M. B. Patil) - Reliability Studies on Deep Sub-micrometer MOSFETs under Analog Operating Conditions (2005) - Joined TSMC, Taiwan. Currently with TSMC in USA

  43. D.Vinay Kumar (Guides: M. B. Patil/V. Ramgopal Rao) - Development of a Look Up Table Simulator for Advanced Applications (2005) - Currently with Synopsis, India

  44. Manjula Rani (Guides: J. Vasi/V. Ramgopal Rao) - Border Trap Characterization for Sub 100 nm MNSFETs (2004) - Joined Cypress, Bangalore

  45. Nihar Ranjan Mohapatra (Guides: V. Ramgopal Rao/M. P. Desai) - CMOS Scaling and Optimization for Logic and Memory Applications (2004) - Was with Global Foundries, Dresden, Germany. Currently a faculty member at IIT Gandhi Nagar

  46. Najeeb-Ud-Din (Guides: J. Vasi/V. Ramgopal Rao) - Single Halo Deep Submicron SOI MOSFETs for Analog Applications - Graduated in 2003 under the QIP Programme for college teachers, rejoined NIT-Srinagar

Post-graduate Students

    Prof. Ramgopal Rao has supervised over 100 post-graduate/dual degree theses in the area of microelectronic /nanoelectronics at IIT Bombay since the year 2000.

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

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