TWAVD_2012,Electronics and Communication Engg.

Invited Speakers


External Eminent Speakers

Name of Experts
Dr. Ram Gopal Rao
IIT Bombay
Dr. Swapna Banerjee
IIT Kharagpur
Dr. G.S. Visweswaran
IIT Delhi
Dr. Nandita Das Gupta
IIT Madras
Dr. A.A. Khan
Ex- Professor
Ranchi University
Sh. D.K. Sinha
BSNL Ranchi Jharkhand
Inaugural Session Chief Guest of TWAVD_2012
Dr. K.S. Yadav
Ex-Senior Scientist
CEERI Pilani
Dr. Dipanker Pal
Dr. Bharadwaj Amrutur
Associate Professor
I.I.Sc. Bangalore
Dr. Solomon Kota Raju
Senior Scientist
CEERI Pilani
Internal Speakers
Dr. Vijay Nath
Assistant Professor
BIT Mesra
Dr.R.K. Lal
Assistant Professor
BIT Mesra
Mr. Aminul Islam
Assistant Professor
BIT Mesra
Dr.SS Sahu
Assistant Professor
BIT Mesra
Company/ Industry Engineers
Engineer from Company
Nanosnif Tech. Pvt. Ltd.
Engineer from Company
Cadence Pvt. Ltd.
Engineer from Company
Coreel Pvt. Ltd.
Engineer from Company
Integrated Micro-Systems

About the Speaker :

1. Dr. Ramgopal Rao

Dr. V. Ramgopal Rao is an Institute Chair Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay and the Chief Investigator for the Centre of Excellence in Nanoelectronics project at IIT Bombay. Dr. Rao has over 300 publications in the area of Electron Devices & Nanoelectronics in refereed international journals and conference proceedings and has 21 patents, either awarded or pending.

Prof. Rao received the coveted Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in Engineering Sciences awarded by the Hon'ble Prime Minister, Govt of India in 2005 for his work on Electron Devices. He is also a recipient of the 2004 Swarnajayanti Fellowship award from DST, 2007 IBM Faculty award, the 2008 MRSI-ICSC Annual Prize, the 2009 Techno-Mentor award from the Indian Semiconductor Association and the 2010 DAE-SRC Outstanding Research Investigator award. He is an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices in the CMOS Devices and Technology area and serves on the Editorial boards of various other international journals. Dr. Rao is a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of IETE. He is a Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Electron Devices Society and interacts closely with many semiconductor industries including Intel, IBM, Infineon, Applied Materials, Maxim and Texas Instruments. He has served on the program/organizing committees of a large number of international conferences in the area of electron devices and was Chairman, IEEE AP/ED Bombay Chapter during 2002-2003 besides being the executive committee member of the IEEE Bombay section during 2005-2008. He is currently the vice-chair, IEEE Asia-Pacific Regions/Chapters committee.

Prof. Rao's work on nano-mechanical cantilever technologies has resulted in a start-up company at IIT Bombay (NanoSniff Technologies Pvt. Ltd.) and his work on nano-scale CMOS devices has resulted in multiple international patents/IP transfers to semiconductor industries.

 For more information about Prof. Rao’s current research interests and a list of publications visit:

 2. Dr. Anwar A. Khan,

Former Vice-Chancellor, Ranchi University, Ranchi
Fellow, Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers, India
Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, USA

Anwar A. Khan received the M.Sc. degree in Physics with specialization in Electronics from Science College, Patna University, Patna, India, in 1968 and the Ph.D. degree in Electronics (Circuits and Systems) in 1977 from Magadh University, Bodh-Gaya, India.

Dr. Khan worked as a lecturer in electronics from 1969 to 1978 in the Post-Graduate Department of Physics, Magadh University, Bodh-Gaya, India. In 1978, he joined Post-Graduate Department of Physics, Ranchi University, Ranchi, India as a Reader in electronics and was promoted to Full University Professor in 1985. From 1983 to 1988 and 1990 to
1995 he was on the faculty of Electrical Engineering Department at King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, being on leave from  Ranchi University, Ranchi. His teaching and research interests include electrical sensors and devices, switched capacitor network, analog/digital electronics, instrumentation and measurement, computer-aided design of electronic circuits and systems.

Professor Khan has authored and co-authored over 72 scientific papers in the refereed journals of international repute including 17 research publications in IEEE and IEE journals. Dr. Khan has also co-authored a book entitled “A First Course in Electronics” published by Prentice-Hall of India in September 2006.

Professor Khan is a Fellow of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers, India, and the Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, U.S.A. Professor Khan was the Head of University Department of Physics, Ranchi University, from August 1995 to June 2003 and Dean of the Faculty of Science from January
2000 to December 2001.

Professor Khan was nominated for three years (1999-2002) to the Academic Council of North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU) by the President of India. Furthermore, he is a visitor’s nominee to the Academic Council of Central University of Jharkhand (CUJ) since July 2009.   He is on the “Board of Reviewers” for the IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation & Measurement, published by the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers, USA. Dr. Khan was Pro- Vice Chancellor of Ranchi University, from 26th June 2004 to 31st December 2005.

Professor Khan has received many prestigious awards for his innovative leadership in the higher-education sector. Some notable awards include:

•     Dr. Meghnand Saha Award in 2009 by the Indian Institute of Oriental Heritage, Kolkata, India.
•     Indian Excellence Award in 2010 by the Indian Institute of Oriental Heritage, Kolkata, India
•     .Honorary Rank of COLONEL in the National Cadet Corps (NCC) in December 2009.
•     Jharkhand Ratna Award in February 2010 by Lok Seva Samiti, Ranchi
•     18th Dewang Mehta “Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education” in November 2010
•     Life Time Achievements Award in December 2011 by World Management Congress in New Delhi.
•     World Education Global Award entitled “Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education” in June 2012 by World Education Congress in Mumbai.

Professor Khan served Ranchi University as Vice- Chancellor for two terms; from 1st January 2006 to 31st December 2008 & from 1st January 2009 to 31st December 2011.

Professor Khan as a Vice-Chancellor of Ranchi University introduced many job-oriented courses and many innovative educational schemes, including schemes of providing free self-financing professional courses to the deserving students belonging to BPL (Below Poverty Line) category.  Physical infrastructure created during the aforesaid period, to name a few, includes Institute of Basic & Applied Sciences, Aryabhatt Auditorium, Institute of Management Studies, Information & Knowledge e-Centre, Exam Data Processing Cell, Convocation Mandap, University Guest House, etc.

3. Dr. Nandita Das Gupta

Nandita DasGupta received the B.E. degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India in 1982, M.Tech. in Electrical Engineering and Ph.D degrees from I.I.T. Madras in 1984 and 1988 respectively. She was awarded Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship in 1991 and spent one year in Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, Germany. Since 1993, she has been a Faculty member in the Department of Electrical Engineering, I.I.T. Madras and is currently a Professor. Her research interest is in the area of Semiconductor Device Technology and Modeling as well as Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) and photonics. She has guided three Ph.D and fifteen MS students. Currently two Ph.D scholars and three MS students are working with her. She has more than one hundred research publications in International Journals and Proceedings of International Conferences and has co-authored a book on Semiconductor Devices – Modeling & Technology. She has also developed a 40 hour video course on “VLSI Technology” for the web-based NPTEL program. She has been the Principal Investigator for five successfully completed projects and Co-PI for many other sponsored projects.

 4- Dr. Dipankar Pal

Dr. Pal was born in 1961 in Chandannagar (a former French colony) in the state of West Bengal, Prof. Dipankar Pal had his early education there. He stood 2nd in order of merit in his school leaving Board examination in 1977 and received national scholarship (given by the Govt. of India) which he continued to get throughout his career till his graduation. After completing his Higher Secondary in 1979, he joined IIT Delhi and did his graduation in Electrical Engineering in 1984. Prof. Pal completed his PhD in electronics in 1997 from Jadavpur University, Calcutta, working in the area of analog and mixed mode  circuits  and  their  digital  control  and  tunability.  He  did  his  post doctoral research in the University College London (2002, 2007-08) and University of  Bath, UK (2003-05)  where  he  worked on  wet-electronics, analog VLSI and ASIC with particular emphasis on current-mode circuits, biomedical and low power, low frequency applications.

Prof. Pal started his career in 1984 at the Central Research & Training Laboratories a unit of NCSM (under Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India) and was appointed Project Coordinator of Regional Science Centre, Bhopal from October 1990 till early part of 1998. Under his overall stewardship the Regional Science Cente, Bhopal was completed and inaugurated by the President of India in 1995. He left Central Research & Training Laboratories to join BIT Mesra as an Associate Professor in July 1998 where he eventually became a Professor and headed the VLSI Research Group in the Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering. Professor Pal was the Principal of Dr. B. C.

Roy Engineering College, Durgapur between 2008-end and mid-2011, and then he joined the Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information & Communication Technology, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, as Professor.

Prof. Pal has guided a number of PhD's and has over 50 publications in peer reviewed  international  and  national  journals  and  conferences.  He  was selected  for  UKIERI  Fellowship  (2007-08), EPSRC  (UK)  Post  Doctoral Fellowship (2003-06), INSA-Royal Society (UK) Post Doctoral Fellowship (2002), SICI-DFAIT (Govt. of Canada) Faculty Research Fellowship (2000), Nehru-Trust for Cambridge University Small Studies & Research Grant (1997-98) and Nehru-Trust for Cambridge University Visiting Fellowship (1997-98).

On 24 October 2011 Prof. Pal joined the North Eastern Regional Institute of Science & Technology (NERIST), a centrally funded University in the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, as Director.

Dr. Vijay Nath
VLSI Design Group