Dr. Karthik Shankar
Associate Professor Electrical & Computer Engineering
Research Officer, NRC National Institute of Nanotechnology (NINT)
Dr. Karthik Shankar received his B.Tech degree in 2000 from the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, India, where he was awarded the prestigious Governors Gold Medal for all-round excellence from his graduating class. Dr. Shankar was an Eastman Kodak Research Fellow in 2003. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering at Penn State University. He joined the department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Alberta as an Assistant Professor in the Aug 2009 and was promoted to Associate Professor with full tenure in July 2013. He is the author of 60 refereed publications and has delivered numerous talks at major international conferences such as the Meetings of the Materials Research Society, the SPIE, the Device Research Conference and the Electronic Materials Conference. He is also listed as an inventor on six provisional patent applications. In 2010, he received the PetroCanada Young Innovator Award.
Semiconducting nanotube and nanowire arrays, Bottom-up nanofabrication, Excitonic processes and devices, Photovoltaics, Photoelectrochemistry, Organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs), and Organic thin film transistors (OTFTs).