Dr. Amit Kumar
Associate Director, Research & Technology
Dr. Amit Kumar is responsible for identifying innovation on advanced semiconductor platforms and managing the technology programs driven by the next generation intelligent and connected electronic devices. Before his work with BRIDG, Dr. Kumar was working as an adjunct faculty member at the Advanced Materials Processing and Analysis Center (AMPAC) at University of Central Florida (UCF).
Dr. Kumar holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. During the undergraduate program, his work and resulting publications were focused around process modeling and optimization of process parameters using genetic algorithms.
Dr. Kumar received his Ph.D. in Materials Engineering from the University of Central Florida. His research is focused on tailoring the properties of nano-oxide systems for biological and sensors application. He has worked on versatile preparation of cerium oxide nanomaterial (Wet synthesis, Hydrothermal method, Molecular Beam Epitaxy) for radiation tolerance, imaging, and therapeutic applications. He has worked in collaboration with scientists at Environmental and Molecular Sciences Laboratory at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and used their computational resource (Supercomputer: Cascade) to explore select behavior of cerium oxide by atomistic simulation. He has also worked extensively on developing robust hydrogen sensors, in form of MEMS device, utilizing nanosize morphology of doped tin oxide, for extreme sensing environment (low temperature and high humidity). He has over 30 publications in high impact factor journals and several presentations in international conferences. He also serves as a reviewer for several journals.