Vinod Kumar Khanna received his M. Sc. degree in Physics with Electronics, from the University of Lucknow in 1975 and Ph. D (Physics) from Kurukshetra University in 1988 for the thesis entitled “Development, Characterization and Modeling of the Porous Alumina Humidity Sensor.” After serving for three years as Research Assistant in the Department of Physics, University of Lucknow from 1977 to 1980, he joined the Solid-State Devices Division of CSIR-Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute on April 21, 1980. He has been working for the last 32 years on the design, fabrication, and characterization of various solid-state devices, mainly power semiconductor devices and sensors. He has been actively involved in different research and development on thin film humidity sensor, high-voltage TV deflection transistor, power Darlington transistor for AC motor drives, fast-switching thyristor, high-current and high-voltage rectifier, neutron dosimetry diode, power DMOSFET and IGBT, PMOSFET gamma ray dosimeter, MEMS technology–based microsensors, ion-sensitive field-effect transistor (ISFET), ISFET-based chemical and biosensors, capacitive MEMS ultrasonic transducer (cMUT), pressure sensors, MEMS gyroscope, and MEMS hotplate gas sensors.
Dr. Khanna’s deputations abroad include Denver, Colorado, USA, for presentation of research papers in IEEE-Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting, 1986; Technical University, Darmstadt, Germany, 1999, under CSIR-DLR collaborative project; Kurt-Schwabe-Institut für Mess- und Sensortechnik e.V. Meinsberg, Germany, 2008, under CSIR-DAAD Exchange of Scientists Programme; Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Novosibirsk, Russia, 2009, as a member of the Indian delegation in an Indo-Russian workshop; and Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Povo, Trento, Italy, 2011, under India-Trento Programme for Advanced Research, Phase-II, Framework: Microsystems.
He has authored seven books, of which IGBT Theory and Design has been published by IEEE Press-Wiley Interscience, New Jersey, USA 2003; and Nanosensors: Physical, Chemical and Biological, 2011, has been published by CRC Press, Boca Raton, USA. He has also published 137 research papers in various reputed international/national journals and conference proceedings. He holds three patents.
Dr. Khanna is a fellow of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers, India. He is a life member of the Indian Physics Association (IPA); presently, he is chairman of IPA, Pilani Chapter. He is also a life member of the Semiconductor Society (India) and the Indo-French Technical Association. Citations include Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Marquis Who’s Who in Asia, etc.
His fields of interest are semiconductor device physics and technology, MEMS and microsensors, semiconductor fabrication facility creation and maintenance. Presently, he is the head of MEMS and Microsensors Group at CSIR-CEERI.
Education
M.Sc., Ph.D (Physics), Fellow (IETE, India)
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
MEMS & Microsensors, Power semiconductor devices, Thin films
Personal Interests
Reading and writing