Mr. Nayak received his B. Tech degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from the Biju Patnaik University of Technology, Odisha, India (BPUT). He received his M. Tech degree in Microelectronics and VLSI design from Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad, India (MNNIT). Mr. Nayak was awarded the gold medal for his merit. He is doing his Ph.D. in the Electrical Engineering department of the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India (IIT Bombay). He has done part of his research at the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA, as an IITB-OSU Frontier Scholar. His research interest includes Power device modeling, simulation, characterization, design, hierarchical analysis from material to the circuit, SiC power devices and circuits, and design solutions to improve the performance and ruggedness of power devices.