Dr. Murali K. Purushothaman

Grant Category: Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Field of Specialization: Science and Technology (Materials Engineering)
Name: Dr. Murali K. Purushothaman
Official Address and Designation: Senior Scientist
Centre for Materials for Electronics Technology (C-MET)
Athani P.O, Thrissur District
Kerala 680 581
Telephone (O): 91-487-2201156-9
E-mail: kpmurali@cmet.gov.in
Duration of Grant: Twelve Months
Project Title: High Dielectric Constant Polymer-Ceramic Nano Composites for Millimeter Wave Packaging Applications
Abstract of Project :
During my Fulbright grant, I propose to develop high dielectric constant (DK ~ 20), low loss (<0.005) and temperature stable (< 50 ppm/°C) nano composite film that can be used to demonstrate System-on-Package (SOP) technology for miniaturised millimeterwave wireless communication systems. As part of my research, I will sythesize Super-paraelectric nano filler materials which will be dispersed in low loss polymer matrix followed by thin film fabrication. High DK materials that are developed through this project can bring dramatic advances in mm-wave components and systems for emerging consumer (cell phone, mobile computing architectures) and military applications.

Academic Background :
Ph.D. Materials Engineering Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, Mumbai 2009
M.Tech. Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science IIT Bombay, Mumbai 2005
M.B.A Operations Research Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi 2001
Professional Background:
Scientist C-MET, Thrissur 1996–till date
Project Engineer C-MET, Thrissur 1993–1995
Apprentice Trainee Steel and Industrial Forgings Kerala Limited (SIFL), Thrissur 1992–1992
Dr. Murali K. Purushothaman