I am Raghunandan M Rao, and I am about to pursuse a PhD in Electrical Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic and State University. I graduated out of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur in July 2013 with a Master's degree in Photonics Science and Engineering. Prior to that, I completed my undergraduate education in Telecommunication Engineering from Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering, Bangalore in June 2011.
My Master's thesis work concentrated on Fabrication and Characterization of InGaAsP/InP High-Speed Quantum-Well Intermixed Photodetectors. My current research interests include heterogeneous integration of III-V compound semiconductor based materials and device architectures on silicon (Si) and germanium (Ge) substrates for energy efficient quantum and nanoelectronics.