UCSB Materials Welcomes Assistant Professor Sriram Krishnamoorthy

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

UC Santa Barbara Materials welcomes Assistant Professor Sriram Krishnamoorthy to the Department. Professor Sriram Krishnamoorthy is an inaugural recipient of the Mehrabian Career Development Chair.  The Mehrabian Career Development Chairs are endowed chairs in the College of Engineering that recognize early career faculty who are rising stars in their field.

Dr. Krishnamoorthy’s research is centered in wide bandgap and ultrawide bandgap semiconductors for electronic and photonic devices. Prof. Krishnamoorthy's group works at the intersection of materials, electrical engineering and physics to study and engineer next-generation (ultra)wide band gap (UWBG) semiconductors such as Gallium Oxide. His research spans study of epitaxial growth, electronic transport, design/modeling, micro/nano fabrication, and characterization of electronic/optoelectronic devices for a wide range of applications such as power electronics, high frequency electronics and optoelectronics. The current research activities are focused on metalorganic vapor phase epitaxial growth of Gallium (Aluminum) Oxide thin films and heterostructure materials and devices towards next-generation UWBG technologies.

Prof. Krishnamoorthy is excited about working with curiosity-driven, enthusiastic, and collaborative students on wide bandgap and ultrawide bandgap semiconductors. His laboratory will benefit from collaboration with faculty in the Materials Department, Molecular Beam Epitaxy Lab, the Solid-State Lighting and Energy Electronics Center, and the Institute for Energy Efficiency. Prof. Krishnamoorthy is excited to be part of the cutting-edge compound semiconductors ecosystem on campus with access to the excellent shared experimental facilities housed in MRL and CNSI.

Prof. Krishnamoorthy received his undergraduate degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Physics from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (India). He then carried out PhD studies in Electrical Engineering at The Ohio State University and received the OSU Presidential Fellowship Award. He subsequently carried out post-doctoral studies at OSU. He was an assistant professor at the University of Utah in Electrical and Computer Engineering before joining UC Santa Barbara.

Welcome, Professor Krishnamoorthy!