"Being a volunteer keeps me in the company of people whose interests and expertise are as varied as the ESD field itself."
Rahul Mishra received a MSc. (Eng.) degree in Instrumentation from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 2004. His research thesis was on synthesis and optimization of ZnO thin-films with nano-particles for gas sensors. In 2008, he received a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from George Mason University. His research at GMU focused on interaction of ESD, NBTI, and HCI in nanoscale bulk and SOI MOSFETs. This research topic gave Rahul the opportunity to present his work during the IRPS 2007 plenary session. During the summer and fall of 2006, Rahul worked at IBM Microelectronics on a student internship in the ESD/Latch-up development group. The summer 2007 he was again at IBM on an internship in the TCAD Technology Enablement group where he worked on 3D process & device simulations for substrate noise isolation. In 2008 Rahul joined IBM Semiconductor Research and Development Center (SRDC) group focusing on ESD device development and compact modeling in 32/28/20/10nm CMOS technologies. He holds more than nine US patents on ESD devices/circuits and has authored/co-authored more than 15 journal and/or conference papers. Rahul also has a keen interest in developing software (TcL, Java and R) tools that automate day-to-day tasks such as ESD data plotting and extraction plus compact models testing for PDK release.
Rahul enjoys reading books, listening music, watching documentaries, and reading newspaper. He is also interested in economics, along with many other interests. Rahul also likes to go bike riding on the weekends. What better way to stay fit!
During the 2012 and 2013 Symposiums, Rahul volunteered on the ESDA technical program sub-committee for "On-Chip Physics: Numerical Simulation and Modeling, Reliability Issues".
"Being a volunteer keeps me in the company of people whose interests and expertise are as varied as the ESD field itself. This not only broadens the technical knowledge of those involved but also nurtures the team building, cooperation, and competitive spirit of the group."