Valipe Ramgopal Rao

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India


Valipe Ramgopal Rao is an Institute Chair Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT, Bombay, India, and the Chief Investigator for the Centre of Excellence in Nanoelectronics at IIT Bombay. For his work in the area of nanoelectronics, Dr. Rao was awarded the highest national award in India for researchers entitled the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in Engineering Sciences by the Honorable Prime Minister, Government of India, in 2005. He served as an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices during 2004–2012 for the CMOS Devices and Technology area and currently serves on the editorial boards of various other international journals. As an elected member of major science and engineering academies in India, Dr. Rao is the inventor or coinventor of 21 patents, authored/coauthored over 320 research papers and 7 book chapters, and supervised 22 Ph.D. degree theses. He is a Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Electron Devices Society, and interacts closely with many semiconductor industries including Intel, IBM, Applied Materials, Maxim, and Texas Instruments. In 2009, Indian Semiconductor Association acknowledged his efforts by conferring on him the Techno-Mentor Award. He was Chairman of IEEE AP/ED Bombay Chapter during 2002-2003 and currently serves as the Vice Chairman of IEEE Asia-Pacific Regions/Chapters committee. Professor Rao’s work on nanomechanical cantilever technologies has resulted in a start-up company at IIT Bombay (NanoSniff Technologies Pvt. Ltd.), and his work on nanoscale CMOS devices has resulted in multiple international patents/IP transfers to semiconductor industries.

Biography Updated on 26 June 2013

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