Krishna Saraswat

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Krishna Saraswat
Born (1947-07-03) July 3, 1947 (age 70)
Residence United States
Alma mater Stanford University (Ph.D.)
BITS Pilani (B.E.)
Awards 2000 Thomas D. Callinan Award
2004 IEEE Andrew S. Grove Award
Scientific career
Fields Electrical Engineering
Institutions Stanford University
Doctoral advisor James D. Meindl

Krishna Saraswat is a professor of electrical engineering at Stanford University in the United States. He is an ISI Highly Cited Researcher in engineering,[1] placing him in the top 250 worldwide in engineering research, and a recipient of IEEE's Andrew S. Grove Award for "seminal contributions to silicon process technology".[2]

Education and Positions[edit]

Saraswat received his B.E. degree in Electronics in 1968 from BITS Pilani in India and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 1974 from Stanford University. Saraswat stayed at Stanford as a researcher and was appointed Professor of Electrical Engineering in 1983. He also has an honorary appointment of an Adjunct Professor at the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India since January 2004 and a Visiting Professor during the summer of 2007 at IIT Bombay, India.


Saraswat has worked on modeling of CVD of silicon, conduction in polysilicon, diffusion in silicides, contact resistance, interconnect delay, and oxidation effects in silicon. He pioneered the technologies for aluminum/titanium layered interconnects, which became an industry standard,[3] as well as CVD of MOS gates with alternative materials such as tungsten, WSi2, and SiGe. During the late 80's he focused on single wafer manufacturing and developed equipment and simulators for it. Jointly with Texas Instruments a microfactory for single wafer manufacturing was demonstrated in 1993.[4] Since the mid 90's, Saraswat has worked on technology for scaling MOS technology to sub-10 nm regime and pioneered several new concepts of 3-D ICs with multiple layers of heterogeneous devices. His present research focuses on new materials, particularly SiGe, germanium, and III-V compounds, to replace silicon as nanoelectronics scales further.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Engineering - Research Analytics - Thomson Reuters". 2013-03-31. Retrieved 2013-04-30. 
  2. ^ "Andrew S. Grove Award". IEEE. Retrieved 2013-04-30. 
  3. ^ "Krishna Saraswat - GHN: IEEE Global History Network". 1947-07-03. Retrieved 2013-04-30. 
  4. ^ "index.html". Retrieved 2013-04-30.