Shaloo Rakheja

Shaloo Rakheja
Shaloo Rakheja
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
(217) 244-3616
3104 Micro & Nanotechnology Lab

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Education

  • [2012] Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
  • [2009] M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
  • [2005] Bachelor of Technology, Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India

Academic Positions

  • [2019-present] Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
  • [2015-2019] Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, New York University, Brooklyn, NY
  • [2012-2014] Postdoctoral Associate, Microsystems Technology Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Other Professional Employment

  • [2005-2006] Design Engineer, Sandisk, India
  • [2006-2007] Design Engineer, Freescale Semiconductors, India

Resident Instruction

  • EE-UY 4423 Nanoelectronic Devices and Circuits [New York University, 2017-2019]
  • EL-GY 6473 Introduction to VLSI [New York University, 2015-2018]
  • EL-GY 6523 Nanoelectronic Devices [New York University, 2016-2019]
  • ECE 441 Physics and Modeling of Semiconductor Devices [University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2020]

Short Courses

  • Emerging CMOS technology at 5 nm and beyond: Device options and trade-offs. IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM), Washington D.C., Dec. 07 – 09, 2015.

Other Undergraduate Advising Activities

  • Organized annual hands-on summer workshop called creative circuit design C2D at NYU. The workshop was conducted every year from 2016 to 2018, until I relocated to UIUC. This was the first of its kind workshop organized within the ECE department at NYU, aimed at inspiring high school rising juniors and seniors to build circuits and understand how electrical and computer engineering has shaped our daily lives and to further motivate them for pursuing an engineering degree in college. Each year approximately 20 high school students were selected out of a total of 100-120 applicants to participate in the one-week workshop help on the engineering campus of NYU in Brooklyn. The workshop was geared toward building circuits including light sensors, logic gates, potato batteries, AM radio circuit, and programming Raspberry pi. The basic concept underlying this workshop is to increase awareness about electrical engineering and to lead young students on a path of self- discovery. I have also steered my undergraduate and Ph.D. students to supervise portions of the workshop, providing relatable models to high school students for how an engineering career can take off. To sustain and grow the workshop in future, my plan is to submit an NSF grant proposal that supports K-12 outreach activities particularly to provide access to circuit building blocks to underrepresented minorities in high school to increase their awareness and motivate them to pursue college in STEM fields.

Research Interests

  • First-principles modeling of charge-spin properties of van der Waals materials
  • Modeling and simulation of spin-based devices for low-power non-volatile memory and neuromorphic computing
  • Compact Modeling of wide bandgap and ultrawide bandgap semiconductor devices for high-frequency and high-power applications

Research Areas

  • Circuits

Chapters in Books

  • S. Rakheja, A. Naeemi. Interconnects for alternative state variables. Graphene Nanoelectronics: From Materials to Circuits. R. Murali (Ed.), ch. 5, pp. 113-136, Springer, 2011.
  • S. Rakheja, A. Naeemi. On physical limits and challenges of graphene nanoribbons as interconnects for all-spin logic. Nanoelectronic Device Applications Handbook. J. Morris and K. Iniewski (Eds.), ch. 64, pp. 807-826, CRC Press, 2015.
  • S. Rakheja, A. Naeemi. Communicating novel computational state variables in post- CMOS logic. IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. , 2013.
  • S. Rakheja, A. Ceyhan, A. Naeemi. Interconnect considerations. CMOS and Beyond: Logic Switches for Terascale Integrated Circuits. K. Kuhn (Eds.), ch. 15, pp. 911-960, Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Monographs

Selected Articles in Journals

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • S. Rakheja, A. Naeemi. Interconnect analysis in spin-torque devices: Performance modeling, optimal repeater insertion, and circuit-size limits. IEEE International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED), Santa Clara, California. March 18 – 22, 2012.
  • S. Rakheja, V. Kumar, Comparison of electrical, optical and plasmonic on-chip interconnects based on delay and energy considerations. IEEE International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED), Santa Clara, California. March 18 – 22, 2012.
  • S. Rakheja, A. Naeemi. Compact modeling of spin-transport parameters in semiconducting channels in non-local spin-torque devices. IEEE NANO, Birmingham, U.K., Aug. 20 – 23, 2012.
  • S. Rakheja, V. Kumar, A. Naeemi. Graphene nanoribbons for all-spin logic: Effects of dimensional scaling on spin transport. Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), TECHCON, Austin, Texas, Sep. 10 – 12, 2012 (Won the best in session award).
  • S. Rakheja, H. Wang, T. Palacios, I. Meric, K. Shepard, D. Antoniadis. A unified charge- current compact model for ambipolar operation in quasi-ballistic graphene transistors: Experimental verification and circuit-analysis demonstration. IEEE Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM), Washington D.C., Dec. 09 – 12, 2013
  • A. Naeemi, A. Ceyhan, V. Kumar, C. Pan, R. Mousavi, S. Rakheja. BEOL scaling limits and next generation technology prospects. Design Automation Conference (DAC), San Francisco, California, June 02 – 06, 2014 (Invited).
  • S. Rakheja, P. Sengupta. Graphene nanoribbon plasmonic waveguides: Fundamental lim- its and device implications. Device Research Conference (DRC), Santa Barbara, California, June 22 – 25, 2014.
  • S. Rakheja, N. Kani. Polymorphic spintronic logic gates for hardware security primitives-Device design and performance benchmarking. Nano Architectures (NANOARCH), Newport, Rhode Island, July 25-26, 2017.
  • N. Kani, S. Rakheja. Analytical reliability models for two-magnet systems. MAGNET, The 5th Italian Conference on Magnetism, Assisi, Italy, Sep. 13-15, 2017.
  • S. Rakheja, N. Kani. Spin-torque nano-oscillator driven by spin pumping for phase- based neuromorphic computing. Materials Research Society (MRS) Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, Nov. 26-Dec. 01, 2017.
  • K. Li, S. Rakheja. Nonlinearity of III-nitride HEMTs for RF applications--Analytical modeling and device design for enhanced dynamic range. Materials Research Society (MRS) Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, Nov. 26-Dec. 01, 2017.
  • S. Rakheja, K. Li. Graphene-based plasma wave interconnects for on-chip communication in the terahertz band. Berkeley Symposium on Energy Efficient Electronic Systems & Steep Transistors Workshop, Berkeley, California, Oct. 19-20, 2017.
  • S. Patnaik, N. Rangarajan, J. Knechtel, O. Sinanoglu, S. Rakheja. Advancing hardware security using polymorphic and stochastic spin-Hall effect devices. Design Automation and Test in Europe (DATE), Dresden, Germany, Mar. 19-23, 2018.
  • S. Farzaneh, S. Rakheja. Spin relaxation in 2D semiconductors with an elliptic band structure. Materials Research Society (MRS) Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, Nov. 25-30, 2018.
  • K. Li, S. Rakheja. Design and modeling of III-Nitride HEMTs for extremely linear RF operation. Materials Research Society (MRS) Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, Nov. 25-30, 2018.
  • K. Li, S. Rakheja. A unified charge-current compact model of gallium nitride transistors for RF and digital applications (invited). IEEE Electron Devices Technology and Manufacturing Conference (EDTM), Singapore, Mar. 12-15, 2019.
  • S. Rakheja, M. Flatte, A. D. Kent. Voltage-controlled topological spin-switch for approximate computing. Joint MMM-Intermag Conference, Washington D.C., Jan. 14-18, 2019.
  • A. Parthasarathy, S. Rakheja. Phenomenology of magnetoelectric switching of antiferromagnetic domain. Joint MMM-Intermag Conference, Washington D.C., Jan. 14-18, 2019.
  • P. Sengupta, S. Rakheja. Spin-valley Coupled Caloritronics with Strained Honeycomb Lattices. In 2019 Device Research Conference (DRC), Ann Arbor, MI, USA, 2019, pp. 81-82, doi: 10.1109/DRC46940.2019.9046413.
  • A. Parthasarathy, S. Rakheja. Theory of spin-current-induced auto-oscillations in a biaxial antiferromagnet. In Magnetism and Magnetic Materials Conference, Las Vegas, NV, Nov. 04-08, 2019.
  • S. Rakheja, L. Huang, S. Hau-Riege, S.E. Harrison, L.F. Voss, A.M. Conway. Modeling and Design of SiC-based High-Frequency Photoconductive Switches. In IEEE Electron Devices Technology & Manufacturing Conference (EDTM), Penang, Malaysia, 2020, pp. 1-4, doi: 10.1109/EDTM47692.2020.9117837.
  • S.M. Farzaneh, S. Rakheja. Effective Hamiltonian for Extrinsic Spin-Orbit Coupling in 2D Materials. Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 65, Mar. 5, 2020.
  • A. Parthasarathy, N. Rangarajan, S. Rakheja. Strain-driven spin-Hall antiferromagnetic memory for 180° switching. Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 65, Mar. 5, 2020
  • A. Shukla, A. Parthasarathy, S. Rakheja. Analytic modeling of switching time dynamics of monodomain ferromagnets with biaxial energy landscape. Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 65, Mar. 5, 2020.
  • A. Parthasarathy, S. Rakheja. Ultrafast and Energy-efficient Antiferromagnetic Memory and Oscillator. In SRC Techcon, Austin, Texas, Sep. 14-17, 2020.
  • K. Li, E. Yagyu, H. Saito, K. H. Teo, S. Rakheja. Compact modeling of gate leakage phenomenon in GaN HEMTs. In Internal Conference on Simulation of Semiconductor Processes and Devices (SISPAD), Virtual, Sep. 23-Oct. 06, 2020.
  • A. Parthasarathy, S. Rakheja. Spin-Torque-Induced Chaos in Antiferromagnets. In Magnetism and Magnetic Materials Conference, Virtual, Nov. 02-06, 2020.
  • A. Shukla, S. Rakheja. Terahertz auto oscillations in non-collinear coplanar metallic antiferromagnets. In 79th Device Research Conference (DRC), Virtual, June 20-23, 2021.
  • A. Tunga, X. Li, S. Rakheja. Modeling-based design and benchmarking of Al-rich AlGaN 3D nanosheet MOSFET and MOSHEMTs for RF Applications. In 79th Device Research Conference (DRC), Virtual, June 20-23, 2021.

Pending Articles

Invited Lectures

Other Publications

Patents

  • Pulse Compression Photoconductive Semiconductor Switches filed jointly with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory on 10/20/2020

Conferences Organized or Chaired

  • Technical Program Committee Member, IEEE/ACM International Conference On Computer Aided Design (ICCAD), 2017
  • Technical Program Committee Member, IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference (DAC), 2017 – 2018
  • Technical Program Committee Member, IEEE VLSI Design, 2018
  • Technical Program Committee Member, IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM), 2018
  • Technical Program Committee Member, IEEE VLSI Design, 2019
  • Technical Program Committee Member, Design Automation and Test in Europe (DATE) Conference, 2020
  • Technical Program Committee Member, IEEE/ACM International Conference On Computer Aided Design (ICCAD), 2020
  • Technical Program Committee Member, IEEE Device Research Conference, 2021
  • Technical Program Committee Member, IEEE/ACM International Conference On Computer Aided Design (ICCAD), 2021

Research Honors

  • NYU Goddard Junior Faculty Fellowship (2018-2019)
  • Graduate Research Excellence Award (2012)
  • Best in Session Award Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), TECHCON, 2012 (2012)
  • Intel PhD Fellowship (2011-2012)
  • Academic Excellence Award (2002-2003)
  • Sangeeta Goel Memorial Award (2001)
  • State Medal (2000)

Public Service Honors

  • IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS) golden reviewer (2014-2017)

Recent Courses Taught

  • ECE 340 - Semiconductor Electronics
  • ECE 441 - Physcs & Modeling Semicond Dev