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Srabanti Chowdhury

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy and Associate Professor, by courtesy, of Materials Science and Engineering
Professor Srabanti Chowdhury, affiliated with the Electrical Engineering department and (by courtesy) Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University, specializes in the wideband gap (WBG) and ultra-wide bandgap (UWBG) materials and device engineering. Her research focuses on energy-efficient system architecture for power and RF applications, particularly emphasizing thermal management. She earned her M.S. in June 2008 and Ph.D. in December 2010 in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara. In recognition of her outstanding work on diamond integration with GaN and SiC, resulting in very low thermal boundary resistances for thermal management, Prof. Chowdhury received the 2023 Technical Excellence Award from the Semiconductor Research Society (SRC).
Her achievements also include the 2020 Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship in Physics and the 2016 Young Scientist Award at the International Symposium on Compound Semiconductors (ISCS). Earlier in her career, she was honored with the DARPA Young Faculty Award, NSF CAREER Award, and AFOSR Young Investigator Program (YIP), all in 2015.
Prof. Chowdhury's significant contributions to the field encompass 6 book chapters, 120 journal papers, 150 conference presentations, and 26 issued patents. Actively engaged in IEEE conference committees, including IRPS and VLSI Symposium, she serves on the executive committee of IEDM. Since 2021, she has been a senior fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford. Notably, she became an IEEE fellow in the batch of 2024 for her contributions to wide bandgap semiconductor devices and technology.


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