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Kanti Prasad

Kanti Prasad
Kanti PrasadProfessor, Associate Director CMINDS
  • CollegeFrancis College of Engineering
  • DepartmentElectrical & Computer Eng
  • Phone(978) 934-3326
  • EmailKanti_Prasad@uml.edu

Research Interests

Currently working on 5G Microwave chip for mobile systems including Bulk Acoustic Wave Filters. Reliability analysis and enhancement for GaAs and silicon devices through novel techniques; Design of protocol controllers for communication systems including wireless; ASIC chip design for communication, controls, microprocessor and memory including graphical interfaces; Design & fabrication of MMIC systems; Network Security; Development of Sensors deployable in Transportation Systems; Integration of ITS technology with Imagery and Geospatial databases for building systems for the national security.

Education

  • Ph D: Electrical Engineering, (1971), University of South Carolina - South Carolina
  • Other: B.E., First Division, Telecommunication Engineering., (1961), University of Roorkee India - Roorkee India
  • BS: Physics and Mathematics., (1958), Agra University India - India
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: B.Sc., Agra University India, 1958, First Division, Physics and Mathematics.

Awards and Honors

  • AcademicKeys Who's Who in Engineering Education (WWEE), 2005, Teaching
  • Best Paper Award for Zone 1 at West Point Academy ASEE, and Best Paper Award from the New England Section of the ASEE - ASEE
  • Received Best Campus Representative Award, Leadership
  • Fellow (2013), Scholarship/Research - American Society for Engineering Education
  • Best Teaching Award for NE Section of ASEE & Best Campus Rep Award for Zone 1 of ASEE (2012), Teaching - ASEE
  • Honorable member at MIT, from the IAAB of the MEGHE group of Institutions, Nagpur, India. (2010) - MEGHE group of Institutions, Nagpur, India.
  • New England Section's Campus Representative 2003 (2003)
  • Awards Committee Chair for A.S.E.E., 2002 (2002) - ASEE
  • Outstanding Zone I Campus Representative Award from ASEE, 2000 (2000), Leadership - ASEE
  • Best Campus Representative Award (1997) - ASEE
  • Certificate of Appreciation at Centennial Celebration (1995) - ASEE
  • Professional Development Award, University of Massachusetts Lowell (1994) - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Recipient of Certificate of Appreciation (1993), Service, University - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Recipient of Certificate of Recognition (1993) - Sixth International Conference on VLSI Design
  • Recipient of Group Achievement Award for Intelligent Vehicle Highway Systems (IVHS) Crash Avoidance Project Team (1993)
  • Recipient of College of Engineering Merit Teaching Award (1988) - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • College of Engineering Merit Service Award (1986) - College of Engineering, University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Certificate of Appreciation (1985) - U.S. Department of Transportation/ Transportation Systems Center, Cambridge, MA
  • Superior Teacher and Outstanding Scholar (1980) - SC State
  • P.E. (1976), Leadership - Institute of Professional Engineers
  • Who in Who, in Engineering and Engineer of Distinction (1974) - Engineering Joint Council
  • Khosla Research Incentive Award (1964) - University of Roorkee

Publications

  • Prasad, K. () "Hands on Experience on Fundamentals of Semiconductor Processing along with Consummate Theoretical Background for Fabricating an n-MOS transistor,"
  • Prasad, K. () "Physics is the soul of Engineering in General and Electrical Engineering in Particular,"
  • Prasad, K. (2016) "Innovations in engineering education through integration of physics," ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings 2016-June:
  • Karalkar, S., Prasad, K., Zhu, Y., Mason, J., Bartle, D. (2014) "Multi-device optimization for scalable DC HEMT model with self-heating effect," IEEE Computer Society pp. 331-334

Presentations

  • Integration of Manufacturing Techniques at the University of Massachusetts Lowell - ASEE Conference, October 1994 - Durham, NH, October 1994.
  • College of Engineering's Highlights - College Rep's meeting at ASEE's National Convention, 1993 - Urbana Champaign, Illinois
  • Preparing Engineers to Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century - Sixth International Conference on VLSI Design, 1993 - Bombay, India
  • Electrical Engineering Department's Highlights - American Electronics Association meeting, 1992 - Schaumburg, Illinois
  • College of Engineering's Highlights in the College Rep's meeting at ASEE's National Convention - ASEE's National Convention, 1992 - Toledo, Ohio
  • An Innovative Approach in Engineering Education to prepare students for Meeting the Challenge of the Twenty First Century - ASEE's Conference, 1991 - New Haven, Connecticut
  • Presented a Seminar on Ion Implantation to Alpha Industries, Inc., Woburn, MA - Seminar on Ion Implantation, August 1991 - Woburn, MA
  • Electrical Engineering Teaching Labs for Senior Design Courses at the University of Massachusetts Lowell - ASEE's Annual Conference at University of Massachusetts Lowell, 1990 - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • In Situ Monitoring of Diffraction Grating Being Fabricated in SiO2 Films onto the Silicon Substrate, - Physical Society's Spring Meeting at University of Massachusetts Lowell, 1990 - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Incorporation of VLSI Design Since `89 in the Undergraduate Curriculum of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at University of Massachusetts Lowell. - ASEE's Annual Fall Conference at University of Vermont, Burlington VT, October 1989
  • Enhancement of Competence in Microelectrons Technology through Incorporation of VLSI Design and Fabrication Courses in Engineering Curriculum - University/Government/Industry Microelectronics (UGIM)) Symposium, June 1989 - Westborough, MA
  • Serially Controlled Combination Lock - A Project Carried Out in VLSI Design Laboratory, - ASEE's Annual Conference at University of Hartford, October 1988 - University of Hartford, Conn.
  • Problems and Practices for Undergraduate Courses in VLSI Design and Fabrication - Semiconductor Dependency Workshop, 1987 - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Characterization of GaAs and GaAs Devices - New England section of Physical Society Fall meeting, 1985 - U. Storrs, Conn.
  • Use of Computers in VLSI Design Laboratory, at ASEE's Annual Fall Conference at USCG Academy, New London, Conn., October, 1985. - ASEE's Annual Fall Conference at USCG Academy, October 1985 - New London, Conn.

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • $100,000 worth of dicing, bonding and packaging equipment for DSIPL (), - National Semiconductor Corporation, Danbury, Conn.
    Prasad, K.
  • Cadence/Sun VLSI Design Lab. (), Grant - Cadence and Sun
    Prasad, K.
  • Microelectronics Center (), - Alpha Industries, MA/Com, Analog Devices, and Raytheon Company
    Prasad, K.
  • (), - National Semiconductor Corporation (NSC), Danbury, CT
    Prasad, K.
  • Receive Continuing Performance Enhancement of Mobile Switches Deploying Innovative Material and Electrical Characterization, Measuring Modeling and Processing Techniques Applicable to pHEMTs and LNAs (2012), - Skyworks Solution Inc.
    Prasad, K.
  • ReContinuation of BIST and BIC Procedures for MEMS Including Development of Algorithms Pertaining to Cold, Ambient and Hot Temperatures for No-Shake Techniques (2012), - Analog Devices Inc.
    Prasad, K.
  • Continuation of Build In Self Test and Build in Calibration BIST and BIC Procedures for MEMS Including Development of Algorithms and Electrical Stimulus Pertaining to No-Shake Techniques (2011), - Analog Devices
    Prasad, K.
  • Continuing Performance Enhancement of Mobile Switches Deploying Innovative Material and Electrical Measurements, Scalable Modeling and Processing Techniques Towards pHEMTs and LNAs (2011), - Skyworks Solution Inc.
    Prasad, K.
  • Continuation of Build In Self Test and Build in Calibration BIST and BIC Procedures for MEMS Including Development of Algorithms and Electrical Stimulus Pertaining to No-Shake Techniques (2010), - Analog Devices
    Prasad, K.
  • Continuing Performance Enhancement of Mobile Switches Deploying Innovative Material and Electrical Measurements, Scalable Modeling and Processing Techniques Towards pHEMTs and LNAs (2010), - Skyworks Solutions
    Prasad, K.
  • Continuation of Build In Self Test and Build in Calibration BIST and BIC Procedures for MEMS Including Development of Algorithms and Electrical Stimulus Pertaining to No-Shake Techniques (2009), - Analog Devices
    Prasad, K.
  • Enhancing Performance of Mobile switches Deploying Innovative Material and Electrical Characterization, Measuring Modeling and Processing Techniques including Harmonic Suppression and Insertion Loss reduction towards pHEMTs and LNAs. (2009), - Skyworks Solution Inc.
    Prasad, K.
  • Continuation of Build In Self Test and Build in Calibration BIST and BIC Procedures for MEMS Including Development of Algorithms and Electrical Stimulus Pertaining to No-Shake Techniques (2008), - Analog Devices
    Prasad, K.
  • Received $60,0 Novel Techniques of Characterization and Extraction of Temperature Compensated Parameters of Materials and Deploying them in Designing Robust Bulk Acoustic Wave Filters (2008), - Skyworks Solutions
    Prasad, K.
  • Development of Novel Built-In Self Test Techniques Incorporating No-Shake Procedure for Improving Sensitivity Calibration of Internal Sensors (2007), - Analog Devices
    Prasad, K.
  • Enhancing the research activities and supporting the graduate students in Microelectronics/VLSI (2007), - Intel Corporation
    Prasad, K.
  • Suppression of Spurious Nodes in Stacked crustal Filters Through Novel Theoretical and Experimental analysis (2007), - Skyworks Solutions Inc.
    Prasad, K.
  • Enhancing the research activities and supporting the graduate students in Microelectronics/VLSI (2006), - Intel Corporation
    Prasad, K.
  • Investigations on Advanced Micro-Electromechanical System (MEMS) including Modeling, Layout Fabrication and Testing for Reliability (2006), - Analog Devices
    Prasad, K.
  • Suppression of Spurious Modes in Stacked Crystal Filters Through Novel Theoretical and Experimental Analysis (2006), - Skyworks Solutions
    Prasad, K.
  • Investigations of Bulk Acoustic Wave filter using Innovative Modeling and Reliability Analysis Techniques (2005), - Skyworks Solutions
    Prasad, K.
  • Distributed Semiconductor Instructional Processing Lab (2004), - Sky work Solutions, Raytheon and Analog Devices
    Prasad, K.
  • $100,000 worth of Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) (2003), - Analog Devices
    Prasad, K.
  • Enhancement of VLSI Design and Fabrication Capabilities of the EE program at Alabama A&M University Through Imparting State-of-the-Art (2002), Grant - Alabama A&M University
    Prasad, K.
  • Enhancement of VLSI Design and Fabrication Capabilities of the EE program at Alabama A&M University Through Imparting State-of-the-Art (2001), Grant - Alabama A&M University
    Prasad, K.
  • Metal Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor and material characterization deploying nondestructive techniques (2000), Grant - Alpha Industries
    Prasad, K.
  • Reliability Analysis of GaAs Chips and Characterization of Materials (2000), - Alpha Industries
    Prasad, K.
  • Undergraduate Research Experiences for Alabama A&M University Students (2000), - NSF
    Prasad, K.
  • VLSI Certificate Program for Participants (2000), - Shri Baba Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management, Nagpur, India.
    Prasad, K.
  • Integration of Voice and Data Over ATM Adaptation Layer-2 through Innovative Design and Simulation of a Lens of MUXes, deMUXes and Buffers (1999), - MaxComm Technologies, Inc.
    Prasad, K.
  • Modeling the Charge Distribution in the pHEMT Structure and Determining Energy levels in the Quantum Wells (1999), - Raytheon Company
    Prasad, K.
  • Pseudomophic High Nobility Transistor (PHEMT) and Metal Characterization Through Doping Measurement (1999), - Alpha Industries
    Prasad, K.
  • "Investigations on Measurement and Characterization of Nitride Passivation in Schottky Interface of InP and PHEMT for Improved Device Reliability" (1997), - Sander, A Lockheed Martin Company.
    Prasad, K.
  • "Metal Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor (MESFET) and Material Characterization through Doping Density Measurements" (1997), - Alpha Industries
    Prasad, K.
  • "Development of Reproducible Processes and Manufacturable PHEMTs and MESFETs" (1996), - Raytheon's Advanced Device Center
    Prasad, K.
  • "Software Development for a WWW based Graphical User Interface for VHDL Interfacing" (1995), - Alternative System concepts, Inc.
    Prasad, K.
  • DSIPL (1995), - M/A Com, Analog Devices and Agfa Industries, Willmington, MA
    Prasad, K.
  • "Improving GaAs Chip Yield and Enhancing Reliability of GaAs Wafers through Novel Surface Passivation Techniques" (1993), - Raytheon's Advanced Device Center
    Prasad, K.
  • "Etching SIMOX Samples and Carrying Out Exhaustive Testing and Characterization on the Samples." (1993), -
    Prasad, K.
  • "Tungsten Silicide and Thin Gate Oxide Reliability Analysis" (1992), - Raytheon's Advanced Device Center
    Prasad, K.
  • DSIPL (1991), - M/A-Com, Lowell, MA
    Prasad, K.
  • Stress Analysis in Thin Films and Identification of Parameters Responsible for Stress Induced Device Failures (1991), - Raytheon's Advanced Device Center, Andover, MA
    Prasad, K.
  • Designing universal MASK set for DSIPLs, affiliated with M2C (1989), - Massachusetts Microelectronic Center
    Prasad, K.
  • $100,000 worth of 3" Silicon wafers and other accessories for DSIPL (1988), - Analog Devices
    Prasad, K.
  • (1988), - M2C
    Prasad, K.
  • Continuation of BIST and BIC Procedures for MEMS Including Development of Algorit (2014), -
    Prasad, K. (Principal)
  • Continuing Performance Enhancement and Development of Scalable PHEMT Model for Mo (2013), -
    Prasad, K. (Principal)
  • Continuation of BIST and BIC Procedures for MEMS Including Development of Algorit (2012), -
    Prasad, K. (Principal)
  • Continuing Performance Enhancement of Mobile Switches Deploying Innovative Materi (2012), -
    Prasad, K. (Principal)
  • Distributed Semiconductor Instructional Processing Lab (DSIPL) (), - Skyworks Solutions Inc. and Analog devices Inc.
    Prasad, K.
  • Continuation of Built In Self Test and Built in Calibration BIST and BIC Procedure (2011), -
    Prasad, K. (Principal)
  • Continuing Performance Enhancement of Mobile Switches Deploying Innovative Materi (2011), -
    Prasad, K. (Principal)
  • Continuation fo Built in Self-Test and Built in Calibration BIST and BIC Procedure (2010), -
    Prasad, K. (Principal)
  • Continuing Performance Enhancement of Mobile Switches Deploying Innovative Materia (2010), -
    Prasad, K. (Principal)
  • Enhancing Performance of Mobile Switches Deploying Innovative Material and Electr (2009), -
    Prasad, K. (Principal)
  • Continuation of Built in Self Test and Built in Calibration Procedures for MEMS I (2009), Grant -
    Prasad, K. (Principal)
  • Development of Algorithms for Sensitivity and Gain for No-Shake Procedures and In (2008), Grant -
    Prasad, K. (Principal)
  • Distributed Semiconductor Instructional Processing Laboratory (2007), Grant -
    Prasad, K. (Principal)
  • Novel Techniques of Characterization and Extraction of Temperature Compensated Pa (2008), Grant -
    Prasad, K. (Principal)
  • Development of Novel Built-In Self Test (BIST) Techniques Incorporating No-Shake (2007), Grant -
    Prasad, K. (Principal)
  • DSIPL (1991), - Alpha Industries, Woburn, MA
    Prasad, K.
  • DSIPL (1986), - Massachusetts Microelectronics Center
    Prasad, K.
  • (1986), - M2C and University of Massachusetts Lowell
    Prasad, K.