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Dr. Revathy Padmanabhan
Asst. Professor
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08/2008 - 02/2014 : PhD, Electrical Communication Engineering
                                Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
                                Thesis: High-k Dielectrics for Metal-Insulator-Metal Capacitors
                                Advisors: Prof. Navakanta Bhat and Prof. S. Mohan 

09/2002 - 06/2006 : B.E., Electronics and Communication Engineering
                                Bangalore Institute of Technology, Bengaluru
                                affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi


Professional Experience: 

07/2017 - present  : Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering
                                IIT Palakkad, Kerala 

09/2014 - 07/2017 : Post-doctoral fellow, Electrical Engineering
                                Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
                                Advisor: Prof. Gadi Eisenstein

03/2014 - 09/2014 : Research Associate, Dept. of ECE (in collaboration with CeNSE)
                                Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
                                in Nano-Devices and Sensors lab

07/2006 - 07/2008 : Systems Engineer
IBM Global Business Services, Bengaluru


Research interests primarily lie in the area of semiconductor device fabrication and characterization.
Please have a look at the publications section, for more details

  1. EE3010 / EE3001 Solid-State Devices                                              : [Aug-Nov 20222020, 2019, 2018, 2017]
  2. EE5009 Nanoelectronics for Circuits and Systems                            : [Aug-Nov 20222021, 2020]
  3. EE5518 / EE3506 Nanoelectronic Devices                                        : [Jan-Apr 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018]
  4. EE5526 Principles and Design of Microelectromechanical Systems : [Aug-Dec 2021]
  5. EE5510 Fundamentals of Semiconductor Devices                            : [Aug-Nov 2019]
  6. EE2030 Electrical and Magnetic Circuits                                           : [Aug-Nov 2018]
  7. EE2160 / EE2701 CAD Laboratory                                                    : [Jan-Apr 2020, 2019, 2018]
  8. EE3703 Analog Circuits Laboratory                                                   : [Aug-Nov 2017]
Research Group

PhD Students: 

  1. Renjith Sasikumar (joined in Jan 2018)
  2. Alankrith S J (joined in Jun 2022)

MS Students: 

  1. Kumudini Ganesh (joined in Jul 2019)
  2. Mejo A J (joined in Jan 2020)
  3. Sreejyothi Sankararaman (joined in Jul 2020)
Research Area
Additional Information
Sponsored Projects
Project Title Funding Agency Duration Role
Synthesis of layered transition metal oxides for optoelectronic applications SERB (POWER) Sep 2022 - Sep 2025 Co-PI
PI: Dr. T. H. Choudhury
Engineering porous silicon for capacitive deionization SERB (POWER) Jun 2022 - Jun 2025

Co-PI: Dr. T. H. Choudhury

Design and fabrication of inorganic electrochromic devices using layer engg. ISRO RESPOND Dec 2021 - Dec 2023 PI
Collaborator: Dr. T. H. Choudhury
Design and fabrication of an LED-based solar simulator with integrated electrical and optical measurement capability Solar Energy Research and Development (SERD), DST Apr 2021 - Apr 2024

with AA (PI), ARS (Co-PI)
Industry Collaborator: Holmarc

Multi-functional optically-sensitive devices with high efficiencies using perovskites     Start-up Research Grant (SERB) Jan 2020 - Jan 2022


  1. Method of eliminating pull-in instability and hybrid MEMS actuator incorporating the method
    [R. T. Raman, R. Padmanabhan, and A. Ajoy] Indian Patent Number 398690, granted Jun 2022. 

Recent Publications

K. Ganesh and R. Padmanabhan
Proc. 22nd IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE NANO) 496-499 (2022)
R. T. Raman, R. Padmanabhan, and A. Ajoy
IEEE Trans. Electron Devices 69 (9) 5162-5169 (2022)
R. T. Raman, J. Shibu, R. Padmanabhan, and A. Ajoy
IEEE Trans. Electron Devices 69 (6) 3359-3366 (2022)
S. Sankararaman, K. Balasubramanian, and R. Padmanabhan
XXI International Workshop on Physics of Semiconductor Devices (2021)
S. Verma, T. H. Choudhury, and R. Padmanabhan
2021 IEEE 16th Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference (NMDC) 1-4 (2021)