Kishore Padmaraju Receives IBM/SRC Ph.D. Fellowship
Kishore Padmaraju, a Ph.D. student working with Prof. Keren Bergman, has been awarded a graduate fellowship from the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) and IBM. Included in the award are expenses for tuition and fees, a cash stipend, and a $2000 annual award given to the department. This five-year commitment of support by GRC is made to help meet the continuing needs of GRC members for qualified personnel at the doctoral level and the increasing needs of North American colleges and universities for qualified professors.
Kishore received a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering as well as a B.S. in Physics from the University of Rochester in 2009, where he was a co-recipient of the faculty award (awarded annually to the most promising ECE graduate). Throughout his academic career he has been a participant of numerous programs sponsored by the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN), including an undergraduate research internship at the University of California, Santa Barbara, an international research internship at the Juelich Research Center, Germany, and an international workshop in nanophotonics held at the University of Campinas, Brazil.
Since 2009, he has been at Columbia University, where he earned an M.S. in Electrical Engineering in 2011. Under Professor Bergman, Kishore has been working at the Lightwave Research Laboratory, focusing his research on the harnessing of silicon nanophotonics for applications in telecommunications and microelectronics, authoring or co-authoring more than 15 journal publications and conference abstracts to date. He is also the founder and president of the Columbia University OSA chapter, an organization devoted to organized events, lectures, and conferences for the benefit of optics students at Columbia.