Graduate Research Assistant (PhD) positions available

I’ve moved to the U of Utah. I’m currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Utah (From July 2017). I’m currently looking for very motivated/enthusiastic PhD students (Fall 2017/Spring 2018) with interest in wide band gap electronic/optoelectronic devices. Students with a strong background/interest in semiconductor device physics, nanofabrication with a bachelors/masters degree in electrical engineering (or related fields) can contact me. Please email me ( your CV ASAP,if you are interested in discussing your research interests with me.Thanks.


About Me


I am a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering working with Prof. Siddharth Rajan in the Electron Device Lab , The Ohio State University, Columbus. I graduated with a PhD degreee in ECE from Ohio State in August 2014. I completed my bachelors in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and an integrated masters in Physics at Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, India in 2009.

I am working on Molecular beam epitaxy growth, fabrication and characterization of III-Nitride heterostructure devices, Gallium Oxide-based materials and devices, Transition Metal chalcogenides-based 2D-layered materials and devices.

Research Interests

My research interests are broadly in the area of solid state electronics and photonics.

  • Energy-efficient electronic/optoelectronic/photonic devices
  • Molecular Beam Epitaxy of III- Nitrides, Gallium Oxide, Van der Waals epitaxy of 2D-layered materials and heterostructure devices

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News/Press Coverage

2016 – Quantum tunneling boosts UV LED efficiency – CompoundSemiconductor Magazine – Feature – pg.40 – 45
2014 – Band engineering for improved photo-electro-chemical etch
2013 – Tunneling to avoid efficiency droop in nitride semiconductor LEDs
2013 – Lowering tunneling resistance in GaN/InGaN/GaN structures
2010 – Ohio boosts nitride tunneling current to 118 A/cm2 at -1 V
2012 – Flattening transconductance profiles in nitride HEMTs
2012 – Reversing polarization to tackle overshoot and droop


  • 2013- OSU Presidential Fellowship Award
  • 2009- Nanosytems Initiaitve Munich (NIM) Student Research Award
  • 2008- Best Outgoing Student of Physics, BITS Physics Society
  • 2008- JNC Summer Research Fellowship
  • 2008- Indian Academy of Science Summer Research Fellowship