Bio


Srabanti Chowdhury is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering (EE) at Stanford. Her research focuses on wideband gap (WBG) materials and device engineering for energy efficient and compact system architecture for power electronics, and RF applications. Besides Gallium Nitride, her group is exploring Diamond for various electronic applications. She received her B.Tech in India in Radiophysics and Electronics (Univ. of Calcutta) and her M.S and PhD in Electrical Engineering from University of California, Santa Barbara. She received the DARPA Young Faculty Award, NSF CAREER and AFOSR Young Investigator Program (YIP) in 2015. In 2016 she received the Young Scientist award at the International Symposium on Compound Semiconductors (ISCS). Among her various synergistic activities, she serves as the member of two committees under IEEE Electron Device Society (Compound Semiconductor Devices & Circuits Committee Members and Power Devices and ICs Committee). She has served the IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) technical sub committee on Power Devices & Compound Semiconductor and High Speed Devices (PC) sub-committee in 2016 and 2017. She was the PC subcommittee chair for IEDM-2018, and continues to serve the IEDM executive committee for 2019. She is a senior member of IEEE.

Academic Appointments


Honors & Awards


  • Sloan Research Fellow in Physics, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (2020)
  • NAE Frontier of Engineering (symposium invitee and alumni), National Academy of Engineering (2019)
  • Gabilan Fellow, Stanford University (2019)
  • William George and Ida Mary Hoover Faculty Fellow, Stanford University (2019)
  • Advisor of student (Dong Ji) receiving Anil Kr. Jain award for best dissertation, Electrical and Computer Engineering, UC Davis (2018)
  • IEEE Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) (2017)
  • Advisor of student (Dong Ji) receiving Outstanding Student Abroad Award, Chinese Government (2016)
  • Young Scientist Award, International Symposium on Compound Semiconductors (ISCS) (2016)
  • Fulton Faculty Development Chair for outstanding research, Arizona State University (2015)
  • NSF CAREER Award, National Foundation of Science (2015)
  • Young Faculty Award (YFA), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (2015)
  • Young Investigator Program Award, Air Force Office of Research (2015)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Executive Committee Member, IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) (2018 - Present)
  • Program Co-Chair, Topical Workshop on Heterostructure Microelectronics (TWHM) (2018 - Present)
  • Program Committee Member, ISPlasma/IC-PLANTS (2018 - Present)
  • Subcommittee vice chair : High power electron devices, Compound Semiconductor Week 2019 (2018 - Present)
  • Subcommittee Chair for Power Devices / Compound Semiconductor and High Speed Devices Committee, IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) (2017 - 2018)
  • Subcommittee Member for Power Devices / Compound Semiconductor and High Speed Devices Committee, IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) (2015 - 2017)

Program Affiliations


  • Stanford SystemX Alliance

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


Wide bandap materials & devices for RF, Power and energy efficient electronics

Stanford Advisees


  • Doctoral Dissertation Reader (AC)
    Aaron Goldin, Thomas Heuser, Anand Lalwani, Koosha Nassiri Nazif, Ricardo Peterson
  • Orals Chair
    Hannah Alpert
  • Postdoctoral Faculty Sponsor
    Jaeyi Chun, Kwangjae Lee, Bhawani Shankar, Rohith Soman, Ke Zeng
  • Doctoral Dissertation Advisor (AC)
    ZHENGLIANG BIAN, Seungbin Jeong, Kelly Woo
  • Master's Program Advisor
    Maliha Noshin, Xiaolin Wu
  • Doctoral (Program)
    Sebastian Fernandez, Shreyas Muralidharan, Rafael Perez Martinez, Dennis Rich, Xinyi Wen

All Publications


  • Designing Beveled Edge Termination in GaN Vertical p-i-n Diode-Bevel Angle, Doping, and Passivation IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ELECTRON DEVICES Zeng, K., Chowdhury, S. 2020; 67 (6): 2457–62
  • 60 A/W high voltage GaN avalanche photodiode demonstrating robust avalanche and high gain up to 525K APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS Ji, D., Ercan, B., Benson, G., Newaz, A. M., Chowdhury, S. 2020; 116 (21)

    View details for DOI 10.1063/1.5140005

    View details for Web of Science ID 000537750600001

  • Design and Fabrication of Ion-Implanted Moat Etch Termination Resulting in 0.7 m $\Omega\cdot$ cm(2)/1500 V GaN Diodes IEEE ELECTRON DEVICE LETTERS Ji, D., Li, S., Ercan, B., Ren, C., Chowdhury, S. 2020; 41 (2): 264–67
  • Experimental Determination of Velocity-Field Characteristic of Holes in GaN IEEE ELECTRON DEVICE LETTERS Ji, D., Ercan, B., Chowdhury, S. 2020; 41 (1): 23–25
  • A Study on the First-Derivative Output Properties of GaN Static Induction Transistor with Submicrometer Fin Width PHYSICA STATUS SOLIDI B-BASIC SOLID STATE PHYSICS Chun, J., Li, S., Malakoutian, M., Ji, D., Chowdhury, S. 2019
  • A Study on the Growth Window of Polycrystalline Diamond on Si3N4-coated N-Polar GaN CRYSTALS Malakoutian, M., Laurent, M. A., Chowdhury, S. 2019; 9 (10)
  • Experimental determination of impact ionization coefficients of electrons and holes in gallium nitride using homojunction structures APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS Ji, D., Ercan, B., Chowdhury, S. 2019; 115 (7)

    View details for DOI 10.1063/1.5099245

    View details for Web of Science ID 000481469900011

  • A Demonstration of Nitrogen Polar Gallium Nitride Current Aperture Vertical Electron Transistor IEEE ELECTRON DEVICE LETTERS Rajabi, S., Mandal, S., Ercan, B., Li, H., Laurent, M. A., Keller, S., Chowdhury, S. 2019; 40 (6): 885–88