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Nishant Bhatambrekar
Nichant's C.V.

5th year graduate student

Education

PhD in Chemistry and Nanotechnology (in progress)
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

  • M.S. in Physical Chemistry, August 2002
  • PhD. Candidate in Chemistry, February 2004, degree expected in Fall 2005
    “ A novel DC biased technique to achieve sub one volt drive voltage in a Push-Pull configuration of Mach-Zehnder interferometer devices”
  • Research Advisor: Professor Larry Dalton
  • PhD. Candidate in Nanotechnology, September 2004, degree expected in Fall 2005

Master of Science(M.Sc.) in Chemistry
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, India

  • Master of Science in Chemistry, April 1998- April 2000
    “ Electrostatic Correlates of Amino Acid roles in Protein and DNA Complexes”
  • Research Advisor: Professor Sushil Durani

Batchelor of Science(B.Sc.) in Chemistry
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, India

  • Batchelor of Science in Chemistry, August 1995- April 1998
    “Study of organic Selectrides for selective reduction in organic synthesis”
  • Research Advisor: Professor K.D. Deodhar

AWARDS AND honors

  • Received a prize from Chemistry department for being the first in Organic Chemistry division for year 1999-2000
  • Received Shri Prakash Krishnan Award for being the most outstanding student in the Chemistry (5 year Integrated MSc.)
  • Received Prof. A.B. Biswas Memorial Prize for the most outstanding student in the Chemistry (5 year Integrated MSc.)
  • Awarded Institute Silver Medal for securing the First Rank in the entire Chemistry Batch of 2000
  • Awarded Suman Ramesh Tulsiani Charitabel Trust Scholarship for studying abroad for 5 years

Professional memberships

  • American Chemical Society - member since 2000
  • Optical Society of America- member since 2001
  • SPIE member -since 2002

Publications

“Achieving a fractional half-wave voltage of Mach-Zehnder modulators using a new push-pull DC biased method”; Nishant Prakash Bhatambrekar, Anna Pyajt, Jingdong Luo, Larry Dalton, Alex K-Y Jen, Antao Chen; Optics Engineering in press

“Estimating third order nonlinearity in EO polymer using DC biased technique”; Nishant Prakash Bhatambrekar, Anna Pyajt, Jingdong Luo, Larry Dalton, Alex K-Y Jen, Antao Chen; Applied Physics Letters in press

“Electro-optic characterization of NLO polymers in a slab waveguide using the ATR technique”; Nishant Bhatambrekar, Antao Chen, Larry Dalton and Alex Jen; Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering, 2004, 91, 687-688.

“Highly Ordered Pseudo-Discotic Chromophore Systems for Electro-Optic Materials and Devices”; Nishant Bhatambrekar, Scott Hammond, Jessica Sinness, Olivier Clot, Harry Rommel, Antao Chen, Bruce Robinson, Alex K-Y. Jen, Larry Dalton; 2004 Fall conference of Material Research Society, Boston, MA.

“Synthesis of Dendridic NLO Chromophores for the Improvement of Order in Electro-optics”; Jessica Sinness, Olivier Clot, Nishant Bhatambrekar, Scott R. Hammond, Harrison L. Rommel, Bruce Robinson, Alex K-Y. Jen, Larry Dalton; 2004 Fall conference of Material Research Society, Boston, MA.

“piezoelectric effect study of the electro-optic polymers in a slab waveguide using the ATR technique”; Nishant Bhatambrekar, Antao Chen, Larry Dalton and Alex Jen; PHOTONICS 2004: 7th international conference on Optoelectronics, Fiber Optics and Photonics, Kochi, India.

“A biased push-pull technique to achieve fractional volt half-wave voltage of Mach-Zehnder modulators”; Nishant Prakash Bhatambrekar, Anna Pyajt, Jingdong Luo, Larry Dalton, Alex K-Y Jen, Antao Chen; Integrated Optoelectronic Devices, Photonic West 2005 conference, San Jose, CA.

“Feasibility study: integration of electro-optic polymer waveguide device with MOS circuitry on silicon”; Susan Soggs, Haishan Sun, Antao Chen, Kian Kaviani, Nishant Bhatambrekar, Anna Pyajt, Jingdong Liu, Larry Dalton, Alex Jen, Babak Parviz, SPIE Proceedings of Photonics West 2005 in press.

L. Dalton, B. H. Robinson, A. Jen, P. Ried, E. B., S.-H. Jang, J. Luo, S. Liu, Y. Liao, K. Firestone, N. Bhatambrekar, D. Bale, M. Haller, S. Bhattacharjee, J. Schendel, P. Sullivan, S. Hammond, N. Buker, F. Cady, A. Chen, and W. Steier, SPIE (2004) in press

“Electrostatic Correlates of Amino Acid roles in Protein and DNA Complexes”; Nishant Bhatambrekar; Master’s thesis, defended April 2000.

Patents

  • “A DC biased Push-Pull technique for Mach-Zehnder modulators”, submitted to the Office of Technology Transfer Invention Licensing, University of Washington, 2005.

Hobbies

  • Black belt in Shotokan Karate of America (SKA)
    <http://students.washington.edu/uwkarate>
  • Playing chess, traveling
 
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