Chirag Gupta is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Prior to joining UW Madison, he worked as a device engineer in Maxim Integrated (now Analog Devices) on next-generation Silicon and GaN devices. He received a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 2018. Before that, he obtained a B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and an M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Sciences from UC Santa Barbara in 2013 and 2016, respectively. He has been awarded the Outstanding Researcher Award at the University of California Santa Barbara by SSLEEC, UC Santa Barbara, thrice for his doctoral research (2016-2018) and Academic Excellence Award at IIT Kanpur (2012).
Chirag is broadly interested in wide-band-gap (GaN, SiC) and ultra-wide-band-gap (GaOx, C) semiconductor materials and devices. These semiconductors alongside Silicon will provide solutions to emerging technological challenges in the areas of power electronics, communications, bio-electronics, and quantum applications. Specifically, his research focuses on how these semiconductors can be utilized to develop next-generation electronics (transistors, diodes, etc.) and optoelectronics (LEDs, Lasers, etc.) devices. His research will involve an in-depth understanding of semiconductor device physics and fabrication technology applied to develop novel device designs, fabrication techniques, electrical and material characterization, data analysis and repeat!