Ankur Jain, Ph.D.
PhD. Stanford University, 2007
M.S. Stanford University, 2003
B.S. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, 2001
Areas of Expertise: Microscale Energy Conversion, Microscale Heat Transport, Bio-MEMS, Micro-Electromechanical Systems, Semiconductor Thermal Management, 3D Integrated Circuits.
Background: Dr. Jain received his Ph.D. (2007) and M.S. (2003) in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, and his B.Tech. (2001) in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi with top honors. He studied thermal phenomena in free-standing thin films and biological microsystems as part of his graduate work. Following his Ph.D., he worked in Freescale Semiconductor, Molecular Imprints and AMD, where he conducted research on fundamental thermal management challenges and thermal-electrical-mechanical optimization in 3D integrated circuits.
Dr. Jain's current research interests focus around experimental and theoretical study of microscale physical phenomena such as microscale heat transfer, microscale energy conversion and microfluidics. He is interested in controlling and manipulating biological microsystems such as cells, DNA, etc. He also has interests in microscale energy conversion. Dr. Jain is also pursuing research on thermal modeling and thermal-electrical optimization of advanced semiconductor technologies such as three-dimensional integrated circuits (3D ICs).
Dr. Jain has given invited talks at a number of international conferences and workshops on topics of his expertise, and served as reviewer for leading journals and conferences.