- Saurabh Lodha is a Professor of Electrical Engineering in the IIT Bombay, who has won the 2020 Young Career Award in Nano Science & Technology for Advanced Transistor Technologies by the Department of Science and Technology (DST).
- This award recognizes his pioneering contributions in the development of logic transistor technologies beyond silicon and nanoelectronic devices based on two-dimensional Van der Waals materials.
Professor Saurabh Lodha's recent work in the area of advanced transistors has been driven by strong industry partnerships. He has worked closely with Applied Materials Inc., the world’s largest semiconductor equipment manufacturer, for the last eight years on technological challenges plaguing beyond-silicon transistors- the workhorse device that fuels over 90% of all electronics.
He has developed new materials and processes to improve the thermal stability and reliability of the heart of the transistor- its thin (1-2 nm) gate dielectric, to lower the resistance of metal contacts to the transistor and also to achieve higher levels of electrical impurities while keeping leakage currents under check.
Published On : 06 May 2020