I received my PhD in 1997 from Carnegie Mellon University, with a dissertation on the Nonlinear Spin-wave Optical Interactions. I have been with the faculty at the Dept. of Electrical Engineering, IIT-Madras since 2002, and am engaged across multiple laboratories that work on quantum technologies, fibre lasers and opto-fluidics.
I am a member of the Scientific Management Board for LIGO-India, to detect gravity waves, and the India-based Neutrino Observatory, and currently serve on the Editorial Boards for Scientific Reports (Nature) and the IEEE Transactions on Magnetics. My current research interests in the areas of quantum technologies, have applications in metrology, quantum communication and quantum computing. As a Founder of QuNu Labs, incubated by IIT Madras, I focused on secure optical communications. An earlier startup, Unilumen Photonics that focused on fibre lasers was acquired by Jiva Sciences. I am also currently the Director of Yali Mobility and Enability Foundation, companies that focus on rehabilitation engineering. I have over 50 research publications, have co-authored a book on Spin Waves, a few book chapters, have patents on a wide range of devices in areas of photonics, magnonics and assistive devices.
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Kahlil Gibran: I am forever walking upon these shores, Betwixt the sand and the foam, The high tide will erase my foot prints, And the wind will blow away the foam, But the sea and the shore will remain forever.