Meet Our Graduates: Dhiraj Prasai
Dhiraj Prasai earned his PhD from Vanderbilt University in 2016 under the guidance of Dr. Kirill Bolotin.
During his PhD Dhiraj studied transport measurements of 2-D materials by making field effect transistor out of monolayer Graphene and MOS2. He worked closely with VINSE facilities to fabricate and characterize his novel opto-electronic devices and published several papers on high-impact journals. He actively collaborated with other various groups within VINSE (Rosenthal, Cliffe and Jennings group) to publish research work across various interdisciplinary topics ranging from Mos2-QD hybrid electronic devices to graphene corrosion inhibiting coatings. After his PhD Dhiraj joined Crossbar Inc., a memory device startup, as a member of its technical staff, where he led the research team in developing cutting edge ReRAM technology. After Crossbar, Dhiraj moved to Lam Research, a supplier of wafer fabrication equipment for the semiconductor industry. As a senior process engineer at Lam, he works with the leading semiconductor chip manufacturers and serves as a technical lead in developing dry etch plasma processes.