With this recognition his work on semiconductor materials and MEMS has placed India on the global R&D map.
Prof V. Ramgopal Rao, director of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi has been conferred with the ACCS-CDAC Foundation Award for his outstanding contribution to Science and Technology. With this recognition his work on semiconductor materials and MEMS has placed India on the global R&D map.
Prof Rao holds a B-Tech degree in Electronics and Instrumentation from Kakatiya University, Warangal followed by M.Tech in Microelectronics. He then pursued his higher education in Nanoelectronics from University of California. He also holds a Doctorate in Engineering (Nanoelectronics) from Universitat der BundeswehrMunich, Germany.
With a strong educational background in electronics, he then joined IIT, Bombay as a professor. He continued to impart his knowledge at IITB for 11 years after which to joined IIT Delhi and took over his role as the director of the prestigious institution.
Awards and accolades
In the past, Prof Rao has also achieved some very prestigious awards like:
- Fellow, IEEE
- JC Bose National Fellow
- Prof. C.N.R. Rao Bangalore INDIA NANO Science Award
- NASI-Reliance Platinum Jubilee Award for Application Oriented Research in Physical Sciences
- Infosys Prize
- Industrial Impact Award
- Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize
- ‘Swarnajayanti Fellowship’ Award