I recently finished my PhD in Materials Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). Prior to that, I did my B. Tech in Ceramic Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (IIT-BHU).
For my thesis, I have been working on understanding the effect of dopants and interfaces on transport properties (electrical and thermal conductivity) of semiconductor bulk and thin film materials for applications in thermoelectrics. I also studied metal-semiconductor interfaces and tailored them for improving efficiency of thermoelectric devices. I have also worked on various projects to find thermal solutions for next generation processors like a graphene-polymer composite for improved thermal conductivity and understanding the failure mechanism of metal-solder interface in processor assembly. Also, I worked on understanding the effect of dopant on nanoscale devices made from topological materials by studying transport properties at cryogenic temperatures. I also have extensive experience in various materials characterization tools like SEM-EDX, TEM, XPS, XRD, FTIR, SIMS, Raman and RBS, and data analysis.
Research interest includes: