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Balasaheb S Darade


Key Awards:

  • Outstanding Engineering Student award 2004. by Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers(IEEE) USA 2004-05 for contribution to technology and leadership.
  • LONAR RATNA, Lonar Mahotsava 2006 - Award for Scientific Contribution for development of Lonar Crater.
  • Outstanding engineering student, Dr B.A.M. University, 2003-04.
  • Nominated for Larry K.Wilson RAB IEEE R10 Award, 2004-05, 2005-06

Participated in National, International Conferences, Professional bodies (like IEEE,ISTE,IEI(India),VLSI Society of India)published several research papers in Conferences/research publication in area of Electronics, Computers, and Communication.

And won prizes like


  • First Prize: Asia Pacific Project Contest 2004, IEEE Communication Society
  • First Prize: IMS -2005 (Indian Microelectronics Society Conference).
  • First Prize: Hardware/software Project Contest, VIT IEEE SB, 2005.
  • Open Hardware contest, IIT Bombay-TECHFEST 2003.
  • Prof. K. Shankar Project Contest, IEEE 2004 & 2005(consecutive 2 times).
  • CSIDC-2004 (Computer Society International Design Contest).

                        & CSIDC 2005, Role-Team Leader (consecutive 2 times).

  • IIT Madras SHAASTRA 2003, Open Hardware, Project-X.
  • First Prize: State level IEEE Technical Quest, 2002.
  • Several in various technical contest ,university youth festivals etc
  • Participated in more than 30 International/national Conferences/workshops.


Professional Experience


  • Working as Programmer Analyst at Cognizant Technology Solutions
  • Rexcorp Nanotech – Working as a “MEMS Technical Expert”.
  • Semiconductor Complex Ltd., Chandigarh (SCL): (India Chip Program) Participation in Multiwafer fabrication Run, supported by Govt. of India. Two design ideas selected for fabrication, Design, Fabrication and Testing .
  • NASA: Worked with NASA team at Lonar  (Project Leader: Prof. Horton Newsom

Role: Electronics and Communication related work like Mapping through GPS, Lonar Crater Study- relevance for finding out origin of universe

-Participation in and contributed to “Deep Impact Mission-2004”, NASA.

-Participation in and contributed to “MARS Exploration Rover-2003 Mission”, NASA.

  • Ambekar Associates- FPGA board development, embedded application development.
  • Zoology Dept, Dr. B.A.M. University - Electro neurophysiology project.


  •  “Low Phase Noise Wideband VCO using MEMS”, presented in 48th IEEE Midwest International Symposium on Circuits and held at Cincinnati, Ohio, USA 7-10 Aug 2005 (MWSCAS 2005), MEMS I.
  • “Low Phase Noise Fully Integrated VCO”, presented in Research Scholars Forum, 18th IEEE International Conference on VLSI Design 2005, Kolkata, 3-5 Jan 2005.
  • “Supplier Evaluation for Part Procurement Using ISA”, presented in ICSCI-2005 (International Conference on Systematics, Cybernatics and Informatics Jan 2005), Pentagram research center, Hyderabad  ,Page 534-539 Vol.1
  • “ECVAS for Camless Engine”, presented in IMAE-2005 (IEEE International conference on Multidisciplinary of Engineering), Jan 2005, IEEE Bombay Section, Page 50.
  • “RF MEMS for Wireless Communication”, presented at K-SHANKAR Paper Competition, IEEE Bombay, 2 Apr 2005.
  • “VCO using MEMS Capacitor” presented in IMS (Indian Microelectronics Society Conference)-2005, 18-19 Feb 2005, Chandigarh.
  • “Stampede Warning and Protection System for Crowded and Congested places of Social Importance”, selected for CSIDC ’05 and K-Shankar Project Competition ’04, IEEE Bombay Section. 
  • “Programming FPGA’s using Handel- C”, presented at ‘SHAASTRA’, IIT Madras, 10 Oct 03.

USA Visit Activities (Sponsored by JNEC and IEEE):

  • Lecture talk at 48th IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Aug 2005, Cincinnati, USA
  • NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland
  • Discussion about current research at following universities

MIT, Harvard University, Princeton University, Columbia University, Ohio State University, Case Western Reserve University, CMU, Cincinnati University, Boston University


Research Interest:

Electronics, VLSI, Nanoelectronics, Analog Mixed Signal Design, Circuits, Devices,

RF MEMS for low phase noise high speed wireless and wire line.


Professional Activities:

·    Formed JISA (JNEC IEEE Students Association), Founder Chairman 2004-06

·        Member of VSI (VLSI Society of India), IMS (Indian Microelectronics Society), IEEE Communication Society.

·        Chairman of JNEC ISTE Student Chapter 2003-04.

·        Organized various Technical events.



·        Role in signing NDA with SCL, Govt. of India for India Chip Programme. JNEC Aurangabad was one of the five institutions in India along with IITs, BITS Pilani short listed.

·        Interested in Lonar crater scientific and industrial Development Activities

·    Started group called ‘Faith India’-working for

i) Use of advancements in technology for development of society.

ii) Young entrepreneurship development.