Prof. Mayank Shrivastava of the Indian Institute of Science has been chosen for the 'IEEE Electron Devices Society Early Career Award'. With this, Prof. Shrivastava becomes the first Indian to win the prestigious award.
The award recognises his contributions to the field of micro-nanoelectronics and nanotechnology. The award will be presented during the International Electron Devices Meeting, to be held in Washington DC, USA, in December.
Prof. Shrivastava has 21 United States patents, four Indian patents and more than 50 international publications. His research work is found to be extremely useful by the semiconductor and nanoelectronics industry. His inventions and scientific contributions have the potential to bring down not only the cost of the wireless devices, but also drastically reduce power consumption. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electronics Systems Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.
The coveted award is constituted by the Electron Devices Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), “the world’s largest professional association advancing innovation and technological excellence for the benefit of humanity”. Every year, the Society honours one young researcher, selected internationally, for her/his scientific contributions in the advancement of electron device technology.
So far, the award has been presented to seven people, and out of them six are from the United States. Now, an Indian joins the list.
Prof. Shrivastava, a PhD from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, works on developing nanoelectronics and nanotechnological solutions for what are called the 'System on Chip' applications. 'System on Chip' is an integrated circuit that has all the necessary components on a single chip. It runs at low power, and is the heart of any handheld device. Prof Mayank Shrivastava's work on systems on chip is relevant to the development of futuristic handheld and mobile systems.
Before joining Indian Institute of Science in 2013, Prof. Shrivastava worked at leading semiconductor technology companies including Intel, IBM Microelectronics and Infineon Technologies in USA and Germany. In 2010, he was the Indian recipient of the Young Innovator Award from MIT Technology Review.
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