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Jamil Akhtar was born in 1959 and obtained B.Sc(Hons), M.Sc and Ph.D. in Physical Sciences. After briefly serving at BEL Ghaziabad as Planner-B, he moved to CSIR-CEERI, Pilani in 1980 on CSIR Fellowship and later in 1983 was appointed as a scientist for R&D in Semiconductor Devices and Technology. Presently he holds the grade of Chief Scientist and heads Flexible and Non-Silicon Electronics Group (FlexEANS@ceeri) in Smart Sensors Area at CSIR-CEERI, Pilani. He is associated with AcSIR New Delhi as Professor and has coordinated Advanced Semiconductor Electronics Course. He has visited Technical University of Munich, Germany as DAAD fellow and stayed at School of Physical Sciences J.N.U., New Delhi as a research fellow. He has been involved in a number of projects sponsored by DRDO, DAE, ISRO and CSIR and completed successfully with working prototypes. He has been instrumental in imparting Hands-on-Training in MEMS under NPMASS program to faculties from Engineering Institutions and Universities. His passion is to develop working prototypes.
His research capabilities include; technology for silicon-based IMPATTs and BARITTs, Numerical techniques for device simulation, Design and fabrication of Microstrip Detectors, piezoresistive micro-sensors based on MEMS technology and MeV ion assisted techniques for nanostructure formation in single crystalline silicon. Silicon Carbide (SiC) technology for high energy particles has been established to be the first in the country. Ultrasonic Micromachining (USM) in MEMS, Ploysilicon by e-beam evaporation and Silicon nitride and oxides thin films by reactive co-sputtering are novel processes developed. Soft magnetic nanocomposites thin films and ferrite based devices for high-frequency applications are additional activities. A silicon fab-line was also coordinated under 1000 class clean conditions. Diamond detectors development for high energy and health care applications, Laser micro-machining, Piezoelectric thin films processes and Flexible Electronics are current R&D activities. He has academic interactions with Central Universities, IITs, NITs and many other Indian Institutions.
Internationally he is involved with BINUS University, Jakarta, ITB Bandung, Tbilisi University Georgia, KIST Germany, SNRU, Russia and NUS and NTU Singapore. He has guided/guiding a number of Ph.D./M.Tech/B.Tech and M.Sc students for their thesis/project courses registered at various universities including AcSIR. Dr. Akhtar has contributed in establishing a biennial International Conference, ETMN as Technology conference in India.
He holds many patents to his credit and about 200 papers in international journals and international /national conferences. A number of invited talks, internal research/technical reports, and chapters in Books have been in records. He is a life member of Indian Physics Association, Indian Nuclear Society, Instrument Society of India and IETE, India. He is a senior member of IEEE, USA. He is an Alumnus of TU Munich and JNU New Delhi. He received honorary membership of Chemical Society of Georgia in May 2014. Technology on MEMS Sensor was recognized by DST-Lockheed Martin India-Innovation Growth Programme. He is an awardee of CSIR New Idea Fund Project, Bharat Shiksha Ratan by Global Society for Health and Education Growth New Delhi, Bharat Jyoti Award by India International Friendship Society New Delhi. Dr. Akhtar is involved as an expert member in number of national and international committees/ bodies.