23 June, 2021

The Live Wire

Krishna Saraswat, 66, Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, BITS, Pilani

The Live Wire

Working in the area of new and innovative materials, structures and process technology of silicon, Saraswat has served as the Rickey/Nielsen Professor in the School of Engineering of Stanford University since 2004. The association with Stanford goes back a long way; he did an MS and PhD in electrical engineering from here in 1969 and 1974 respectively, after studying at BITS, Pilani. A school topper, Saraswat says, “The IITs refused to admit me because I was four  months short of the minimum age limit. BITS admitted me without a hitch. I am what I am today partly because of the great education I received at BITS.”

Listed by the Institute for Scientific Information as one of the 250 highly cited authors in his field, Saraswat is a life fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and recipient of numerous honours. He has been a technical advisor, board member and consultant to several industrial and academic organisations in the US, Asia and Europe.

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