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Kiran R Aatre
Current Address: 707 W Treadwell, Apt 16, Fayetteville, AR 72701
E-mail:, Phone: Cell: 1-814-880-5815.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Objective: Seeking a Full time Position at an Organization that can best utilize my Multi-Disciplinary
knowledge base in the areas of Nanotechnology & materials, Bio-Sensors, Micro Electro-Mechanical
Systems, Project Management, and Entrepreneurship through Research or Product Development.
Academic History
PhD (Microelectronics-Photonics), Univ. of Arkansas, Fayetteville, in progress. GPA
M.S (Engineering Science), The Pennsylvania State University, 2004. GPA 3.52
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical), M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore
Internship Experience
Intern with Micro & Nano Structures Technology group at, General Electric (GE-ITC) – Global
Research Centre. June – August 2007. (
 Probe tip optimization for Capacitive Torque sensor using Ansys.
 Growth of nanowires for LED applications
Research Experience
Carbon Nanotubes: Growth and Functionalization for Neural/Biosensors 2005 to present.
Masters Thesis: ‘Design of Inter-Digital Transducers and MEMS based Lamb Wave Sensors for
Health Monitoring of Structures.’ at Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A. 2003 to present
Bachelor’s Thesis: ‘Stabilization of Air-Borne Systems Using Smart Structures’ at Center for
Air-Borne Systems, Bangalore, India. 2000 – 2001
Micro Electro Mechanical Systems for Crack and Corrosion detection in structures. 2003-2004.
Current Employment
Research Assistant at High density Electronics Center (, Electrical
Engineering Department, University of Arkansas. Jan 2005 to present. Research areas include
Growth and chemical functionalization of Carbon Nanotubes on microelectrode arrays on a
Silicon substrate for the development of a platform for neural signal modification and sensing,
control of neural growth orientation, and electrodes for Wireless Bio-Sensors.
Prior Work Experience
Research Assistant at the Center for the Engineering of Acoustic Material and Devices,
Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Pennsylvania State University. 2003-2004.
Design of Inter-Digital transducers and MEMS Lamb Wave devices, Study of Microwave power
generation system, torque detection using MEMS devices etc.
Research Assistant at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India 2001 – 2002. Finite Element
Analysis of Aircraft T-pull Joints.
Other Training
Semiconductor and MEMS fabrication Class 10 and Class 100 Clean Room Nanofabrication
facility at Penn State and University of Arkansas. Trained in the use of Chemical Vapor
Deposition, Functionalization of Carbon Nanotubes, Metal Evaporator, Plasma Enhanced
Chemical Vapor Deposition, Scanning Electron Microscope, Lithography, and Etching.
Papers Authored
1. Somatosensory Neurons Grown on Functionalized Carbon Nanotube Mat. J Xie, L Chen, K
Aatre Smart Mater and Stru. Vol. 15, No. 4. (August 2006), pp. N85-N88.
2. Carbon Nanotube based Wireless Biological Sensors. By Kiran Aatre, Jining Xie, presented at
IWPSD Conference 2005.
3. Wireless MEMS and Structural Health Monitoring of Structures. By Kiran Aatre et al, presented
at Tri-service Corrosion Conference 2003.
Computer Knowledge
MS-Windows/Office Suite, MS Project, AutoCAD, COVENTOR, ANSYS, DFSS.
Leadership Positions and Committees
Section Manager, Student Project Planning. University of Arkansas. Sep 06 to May 07.
Engineering Science and Mechanics Student Academic Mentor for incoming Indian Graduate
Students at Pennsylvania State University 2003
Chief Organizer of annual cultural festival at M.S.Ramaiah Institute of Technology in 2001.
Courses Taken in Graduate School
MEMS, RF-MEMS, Non-Destructive Evaluation, Scanned Image Systems, Polymer Science,
Biomaterials Science, Biosensors and Bioinstrumentation, Semiconductor Fabrication and
Characterization, Introduction to Advanced Materials, Advanced Engineering Mathematics,
Theory of Elasticity, Neuroelectronics, Chemistry of Nanostructures, Entrepreneurial Operations
Management, Commercialization of Research, Research Proposal Writing, Corporate Financial
Analysis and Assessments, Ethics in Science and Engineering, Introduction to Design of
Experiments, Introduction to Neurobiology, Fundamentals of Human Physiology.
Academic Honors Received
Bachelor’s thesis awarded the Innovation Potential Award for Student Projects 2001. The award
is given by the Indian National Academy of Engineering.
Bachelor’s thesis received the Gold Medal in Aerospace Engineering Division for the project
entitled Stabilization of Air-Borne Systems Using Smart Structures held in August, 2001 by the
Indian Institute of Engineers.
Founders Cash Award at the Society of Mechanical Engineers for the Bachelor’s thesis entitled
Stabilization of Air-Borne Systems Using Smart Structures at M.S.Ramaiah Institute of
Technology, Bangalore, India.
Bachelor’s thesis was judged best in the materials division at Siddaganga Institute of
Technology, India in April 2001.
Other Honors Received
Received best student poster award at Electronics Packaging 2006 held at General Electric,
Global Research Centre, Niskayuna, NY.
1 Dr Vijay Varadan
2 Ken Vickers
3 Srini Durai
Major Advisor
Program Director
Senior Scientist. MNST, GE