Sandip Tiwari, the Charles N. Mellowes Professor of Engineering at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., has made seminal contributions to the field of nanotechnology, resulting in greatly increased storage capacities for compact devices used in mobile communications, computing and other applications.
Over his career, he has repeatedly broken new ground in areas spanning heterostructures, quantum confinement and nano-devices. Dr. Tiwari’s early research led to several technologies currently in use in compound semiconductors and other device phenomena including electron injection processes in coupled confined systems and frequency limitations of quantum-wire lasers due to gain compression. His research with semiconductors, nonlinearity, coupling across scales and adaptation also helped advance the fields of electronics and photonics.
An IEEE Fellow, he received the 1991 Young Scientist Award from the Institute of Physics and the 2003 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Indian Institute of Technology.