IISc Prof Wins Major Global Award

Mayank Shrivastava’s work is being used to develop futuristic handheld devices

Published: 29th October 2015 05:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th October 2015 05:35 AM   |  A+A-

MALLESWARAM: Prof Mayank Shrivastava of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has been chosen for the IEEE Electron Devices Society Early Career Award.

He is assistant professor at the Department of Electronics Systems Engineering, and has become the first Indian to win the prestigious award. Shrivastava has to his credit 21 US patents, four Indian patents and more than 50 publications in international journals.

iisc.jpgThe semiconductor and nanoelectronics industry draws extensively from his research. His work has the potential to bring down the cost of wireless devices and reduce power consumption.

The award recognises his contributions in micro-nanoelectronics and nanotechnology. The award, instituted by the Electron Devices Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), will be presented in Washington DC in December.

Every year, the society honours one young researcher, selected internationally. So far, the award has been presented to seven scientists and of them, six are from the United States.

Shrivastava, a PhD from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, works on developing nanoelectronics and nanotechnological solutions for what are called ‘System on Chip’ applications.

‘System on Chip’ is an integrated circuit that has all the necessary components on a single chip. It runs on low power and is at the heart of any handheld device. Shrivastava’s work is relevant to the development of futuristic handheld and mobile systems.

Before joining IISc in 2013, Shrivastava worked at Intel, IBM Microelectronics and Infineon Technologies in the United States and Germany. In 2010, he was the Indian recipient of the Young Innovator Award from MIT Technology Review.

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