Dr. Kamaljit Rangra
Dr Kamaljit Rangra joined Department of Electrical Engineering, as Visiting Professor in April 2019. Formerly, he was Chief Scientist, Professor AcSIR, and Head Transducers and Actuators Group at CSIR-Central Electronics Engineering Institute, Pilani. A fellow of IEI, IETE, MSI and SSI, he also served as Professor (Honorary), adjunct faculty, IIEST Shibpur West Bengal.
His early work at CSIR-CSIO Chandigarh was in the area of Analytical Instrumentation (AES, ESCA and ISS). He joined CSIR-CEERI, Pilani in 1986 and his work included SEM-microprocessor interface for electron beam writing (EBL), image acquisition and processing for voltage contrast, EBIC and EBL alignment techniques. During his Ph.D. degree under the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of Italy fellowship (Dept. of Informatics and Telecommunication Engineering, University of Trento, Italy) he worked on Radio Frequency MEMS - a European Space Agency activity. He is responsible for establishing the RF MEMS research group at CSIR-CEERI and collaboration with user groups at SAC ISRO and DRDO. He also had been leading the 2-3 inch Semiconductor Fabrication Facility at CSIR-CEERI, Pilani.
His short term research assignments also include visits to Dept. of Electrical Engineering Herriot Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland and Dept. of Electronics and Computer Engineering, University of Bologna, Italy. His research interests include Radio Frequency MEMS for strategic sectors applications, multi-morph structures for high Q MEMS filters, Bio-MEMS, inertial sensors, IR, UV and FBAR transducers for bio-medical, food and environment quality monitoring applications. Over last 20 years, he has guided 15 PhD and 60 M Tech students. His team has published more than 125 papers in journals and reputed international conferences.
- MSc (1982, Punjabi University Patiala), Electronics
- ME (1990, Birla Institute of Technology and Science) Micro-electronics
- PhD (2005 University of Trento, Trento, Italy ) Informatics and Communication Engineering
- Radio Frequency MEMS
- Inertial Sensors
- MEMS Process and Packaging
- IC, MEMS Fabrication Process and Packaging