Dr. Aswathi R. Nair
Dr. Aswathi R. Nair

Assistant Professor Grade I

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IT-Lab : 204

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  • PhD: Microelectronics, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, 2018

  • M Tech: Instrumentation, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, 2013

  • B Tech: Applied Electronics and Instrumentation, College of Engineering Trivandrum, 2011

  • Educational Qualifications

    • PhD: Microelectronics, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, 2018

    • M Tech: Instrumentation, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, 2013

    • B Tech: Applied Electronics and Instrumentation, College of Engineering Trivandrum, 2011


    • Anjana J.G., Venu Anand and  Aswathi R. Nair, "Surface potential based modeling of zinc oxynitride thin film transistors," IOP Flexible and Printed Electronics, vol. 7, p. 035004 , July 2022.
    • Sanil Daniel, Aswathi Nair, and Sanjiv Sambandan, “Test System for Thin Film Transistor Parameter Extraction in Active Matrix Backplanes,” Journal of the Electron Devices Society, vol.7, pp.638-644, June 2019. 
    • Prasenjit Bhattacharya*, Aswathi Nair*, and Sanjiv Sambandan, “Geometric influence of cylindrical surface curvature on the electrostatics of thin film transistors”, Flexible and Printed Electronics, vol.3, p.045006, Dec 2018. *Equal author contribution.
    • Venu Anand, Aswathi Nair, Anbuselvan Karur Karunapathy Nagendirakumar, and Mohan Rao Gowravaram, “Estimating the number density and energy distribution of electrons in a cold atmospheric plasma using optical emission spectroscopy,” Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A: Vacuum, Surfaces, and Films, vol.36no4, p.04F407, July 2018. 
    • Aswathi Nair, Prasenjit Bhattacharya, and Sanjiv Sambandan, “Modulating Thin Film Transistor Characteristics by Texturing the Gate Metal”, Scientific Reports, vol.7, p.17932, Dec 2017.
    • Venu Anand, Aswathi R. Nair, S. A. Shivashankar, and G. Mohan Rao, “Atmospheric pressure plasma chemical vapor deposition reactor for 100 mm wafers, optimized for minimum contamination at low gas flow rates,” Applied Physics Letters, vol.107, no.9, p.094103, Aug 2015.
    • Aswathi Nair, Karthik Raghunandan, Vaddi Yaswant, Sreelal S. Pillai, and Sanjiv Sambandan, “Maze solving automatons for self-healing of open interconnects: Modular add-on for circuit boards”, Applied Physics Letters,vol.106, no. p.123103, Mar 2015.
    • R Mahidhar, K Prakash, Aswathi R Nair, M V N Prasad, and Sanjiv Sambandan, “Vibration spectrum analyzer using stretched membranes of polymer piezoelectrics for sensor networks”, Measurement Science and Technology, vol.24, p.055108, Apr 2013. 

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    •  Aswathi R Nair and Sanjiv Sambandan, "Metal Patterning via Arc Etching for Thin Film Electronics", In 2022 IEEE International Conference on Flexible and Printable Sensors and Systems (FLEPS), 10-13 July 2022, held in Vienna, Austria.
    • Anjana J.G., Venu Anand and  Aswathi R. Nair,  “A photo conductivity simulation of ZnON TFT using Silvaco ATLAS TCAD,” In 2022 Third International Conference on Intelligent Computing, Instrumentation and Control Technologies (ICICICT 2022), Kerala.
    • Aswathi R. Nair, Venu Anand and Sanjiv Sambandan, “Bias stress induced threshold voltage shift in buckled thin film transistors,” In 2019 IEEE Region 10 Conference (TENCON 2019), pp.78-81, 17-20 Oct. 2019.
    • Sanil Daniel, Aswathi Nair, and Sanjiv Sambandan, “Characterization system for Large Area Electronic Systems,” In  2018 3rd IEEE International Conference on Recent Trends in Electronics, Information & Communication Technology (RTEICT), pp.1824-1828, 18-19 May 2018. 

    Professional Experience

    • Assistant Professor, ECED, NITC, 2020-present

    • Research Associate, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, 2018-19

    1. Sambandan, S., Raghunandan, K. and Nair, A., Electrical gradient augmented fluid filtration apparatus," Patent No. 382349. Granted on 23/11/2021

    1. Awarded SERB National Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2019

    2. Technological Edge / Strategic Innovation Award at the second Gandhian Young Technological Innovation (GYTI) Awards in the year 2013.

    3. Carried out internship at University of Cambridge, UK in 2015

    Principal Investigator-SERB-Start up Research Grant (SRG)- Rs. 27.5 L, 2021-2023

    Principal Investigator-NIT Faculty Research Grant (FRG)- Rs. 5 L, 2022-2024

    Reviewer, IEEE Journal of Electron Devices Society

    Digital Integrated Circuit Design (PG - theory and lab)

    Solid State Devices (UG core)

    Basic Electrical Sciences (UG core)

    Embedded Systems (UG elective)


    Silvaco TCAD


    Experimental (fabrication)

    Multi target RF Sputtering system

    Single target DC Sputtering system

    Thermal Evaporation system

    Fume hood

    Substrate Annealing and Cleaning facilities


    Experimental (characterization)

    DC Probe station