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Avinash Nayak
1313 Wakeforest Drive, Apartment #111, Davis, CA, 95616
(650) 440-9868
GPA: 3.76
UC Davis, California, 2010-2011 (Major: M.S. in Electrical Engineering, graduating June, 2011).
UC Davis, California, 2007-2010 (Major: B.S. in Material Science/Electrical Engineering – Duel Degree).
To functionalize nanomaterials for developing technological applications. In particular, my research interests are in
flexible electronics, silicon based batteries, zinc oxide based sensors, field ionization and emission devices, and carbon
nanotube based transistors.
(1) Detection of Insect Pheromones using Zinc Oxide nanowires. Journal of 1D Nanomaterials. 2011.
In preparation. (Lead author).
(2) Sonochemical Approach for Rapid Growth of Zinc Oxide Nanowalls. Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 2011.
In preparation. (Lead author).
(3) Wet Etch and Dry Etch. Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology. 2011. Accepted – In print (Lead author).
Explorations Journal. 2011. Explorations Journal. (Lead author).
IEEE Journal. 2010. (Third author).
SPIE conference paper. 2010. (Lead author).
NCUR conference paper. 2010. (Lead author).
Poster Presentation at SPIE: Energy Harvesting and Storage conference in Florida. (2010).
Poster Presentation at BSAC: Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center conference at UC Berkeley. (2009 & 2010).
Poster Presentation at SIAM: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. (2009).
Oral presentation at IGPS: Interdisciplinary Graduate and Professional Student Symposium (2011).
Oral presentation at IAM: Annual Industrial Affiliates Meeting. (2010).
Oral presentation at URC: Undergrad Research, Scholarship and Creative Center. (2009 & 2010).
Oral presentation at NCUR: National Conference on Undergraduate Research. (2009 & 2010).
Working at Integrated Nanodevices and Systems Research (Inano)
January 2008 - Present
Title: Graduate Researcher.
Principal Professor: Dr. M. Saif. Islam.
- Gas Field Ionization and Field Emission Sensors.
- Zinc Oxide Nanowire and Nanowall Based Sensors.
- Zinc Oxide based Dye Synthesized Solar Cell production.
Working at Stanford Nanofabrication Facility (SNF)
September 2007 – January 2009
Title: Assistant Researcher.
Principal Professor: Dr. Subhasish Mitra, Robust Systems Group
- Carbon Nanotubes (SWCNTs) based transistor fabrication and characterization.
Data analysis: MS Office, SPSS, R, Pajek, Unicet, Netdraw, Statica, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, 3DS max, Illustrator,
InDesign, SolidWorks, L-edit, Google Sketchup, OriginPro.
Simulation: Comsol Multiphysics 4.1 (FEM lab) – AC/DC module, Acoustic module.
Semiconductor device physics, cleanroom fabrication experience, Bio-electronics, Material synthesis, characterization and
processing, Electromagnetics, Analog circuit design.
Only undergraduate researcher to present at the Annual Industry Affiliates Meeting (IAM) 2010.
Recognition of Achievement in Undergraduate Research - Explorations Research Journal. One of nineteen to
receive this award. 2010.
 Received honorable mention for Chancellor's award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research. One of four to
receive this recognition. 2010.
One of seven undergraduate researchers from UC Davis to present at theNational Conferences on
Undergraduate Research in Montana. 2010.
One of two undergraduate researcher to present at Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) 2010.
 Chosen as one of six to present at National Conferences on Undergraduate Research in Wisconsin. 2009.
One of three to receive a Certificate of achievement for public speaking (on ZnO piezoelectric energy
harvesters). 2009.
 Certificate of achievement for undergraduate research at UC Davis. URC. 2009. One of three from the electrical
engineering department.
o “ZnO Nanobridge Devices Fabricated using Carbonized Photoresist” Special ISDRS Issue of Solid State
Electronics. Reviewed with Dr. M. Saif Islam. 2010.
o “Utilizing Social Networking Sites for Gathering Information on a Potential Target” Paper on IEEE Symposium
on Security and Privacy. Reviewed with Dr. Raissa M. D’Souza. 2009.
Captain of Davis Cricket Team.
April 2011 – Current
Tutor for Mathematics and English at Learn to Be.
March 2010 – Current
Tutor for High School Pre-Calculus.
2010 – Current
Volunteer at Davis Community Meals.
January 2009 – February 2010
Volunteer at Explore It Science Center.
January 2008 – December 2009
Dr. M. Saif Islam
Integrated Nanodevices and Nanosystems Lab
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of California - Davis
Phone: 530-754-6732, Fax: 530-752-8428
Dr. Raissa M. D'Souza
Associate Professor
Graduate Group in Applied Math
Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
University of California - Davis
Phone: 530-754-8405