Dr V. Ramgopal Rao obtained his doctorate from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universitaet der Bundeswehr Munich, Germany in 1997 after his post-graduate studies at IIT Bombay. After a two year post-doctoral research at the University of California at Los Angeles, he joined IIT Bombay, where he is currently a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering. He is also the Chief Investigator for the Centre for Nanoelectronics project at IIT Bombay. Dr. Rao has over 200 publications in the area of Electron Devices & Nanoelectronics in refereed international journals and conference proceedings and holds three patents. Prof. Rao received the coveted Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in Engineering Sciences in 2005 for his work on Electron Devices. He is an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices in the CMOS Devices and Technology area and is a Distinguished Lecturer (DL), IEEE Electron Devices Society. He is a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow, IETE. He received the prestigious Swarnajayanti Fellowship award in 2003-2004, instituted by the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India to mark 50 years of India’s independence. He is also a recipient of the 2007 IBM faculty award and the 2008 MRSI-ICSC Superconductivity & Materials Science Prize.