Enabling Next-Generation 5G RF and Microwave Systems

Jin Bains, National Instruments

Jin Bains is the Vice President of R&D for RF products at National Instruments. Jin has been with National Instruments since 2006, when he led the formation of the Santa Rosa RF R&D design center. Since then Jin has been involved in a large expansion of RF at National Instruments, through both organic growth and multiple acquisitions. Jin currently manages global RF and Microwave HW and SW R&D teams, developing an array of RF test products and systems that leverage National Instrument's PXI, LabVIEW, and RIO platforms. Prior to joining National Instruments, Jin spent 11+ years at Hewlett-Packard and Agilent Technologies in various roles, including R&D management of RF and baseband test instruments.

Jin has a BSEE from UC Davis, where he focused on RF/Microwave circuits and systems, and an MSEE from Stanford University, where his emphasis area was communications systems.

Nanotechnology and the Internet of Things

V.Ramgopal Rao

Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110 016, India

Nanotechnology is all about dealing with nanomaterials and devices and exploiting the size dependent phenomenon for building new applications and find solutions to the existing problems. High surface to volume ratio and novel properties of materials at the nano-scale are important aspects that can be specifically exploited for sensors and sensor systems. Internet of Things (IoT) can essentially benefit from this aspect of nanotechnologies in order to develop low cost sensors and sensor platforms having a high sensitivity, selectivity and functionality. Also, while silicon has been the most widely used material for Nanoelectronics and Micro/Nano-Electro-Mechanical-Sensor systems, polymers and polymer nano-composites enable fabrication of MEMS/NEMS devices with superior electro-mechanical characteristics as compared to the traditional silicon based materials. Polymer nano-composites are also ideally suited for low cost disposable sensor applications, as well as for applications that require high surface stress sensitivity. The applications for polymer MEMS/NEMS range from healthcare, agriculture and homeland security. This talk discusses the current status of research with nano enabled MEMS/NEMS devices for IoT applications.

Dr. V. Ramgopal Rao was a P. K. Kelkar Chair Professor for Nanotechnology in the Department of Electrical Engineering and the Chief Investigator for the Centre of Excellence in Nanoelectronics project at IIT Bombay. He is currently on lien from IIT Bombay to serve as a Director at IIT Delhi. Dr. Rao has over 400 publications in the area of Electron Devices & Nanoelectronics in refereed international journals and conference proceedings and is an inventor on 32 patents (including 13 issued US patents) and patent applications, with many of his patents licensed to industries for commercialization. He is also a co-founder of the company NanoSniff Technologies Pvt. Ltd. at IIT Bombay which is developing products in the area of Nanotechnology.

Prof. Rao's work is recognized with many awards and honors in the country and abroad. He is a recipient of the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in Engineering Sciences in 2005 and the Infosys Prize in 2013. Dr. Rao also received the Swarnajayanti Fellowship award from the Department of Science & Technology, IBM Faculty award, Best Research award from the Intel Asia Academic Forum, Techno-Mentor award from the Indian Semiconductor Association, DAE-SRC Outstanding Research Investigator award, NASI-Reliance Platinum Jubilee award, J.C.Bose National Fellowship, Prof. C.N.R.Rao National Nanoscience award and the Excellence in Research Award from IIT Bombay. Prof. Rao was an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices during 2003-2012 for the CMOS Devices and Technology area and currently serves on the Editorial boards of various other international journals. Dr. Rao is a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering, Indian Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Sciences, and the Indian National Science Academy. He is a Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Electron Devices Society and interacts closely with many semiconductor industries including Intel, IBM, Infineon, Applied Materials, Maxim and Texas Instruments.

Dr. Rao served as a Chairman, IEEE AP/ED Bombay Chapter and is currently the Vice-President, Materials Research Society of India. He also served as a Vice-Chairman, IEEE Asia Pacific Regions/Chapters sub-committee during 2007-2013 and was the first elected Chairman for the India section, American Nano Society during 2013-2015.

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