Pramey Upadhyaya is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Purdue University. Before joining Purdue, Pramey was a postdoctoral scholar in the Physics and Astronomy Department, University of California Los Angeles, working under the mentorship of Prof. Yaroslav Tserkovnyak. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India, in 2009, and the master’s and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering department from the University of California Los Angeles, USA, in 2011 and 2015, respectively. During his Ph.D., he was a resident theorist in the experimental group (Device Research Laboratory) led by Prof. Kang Wang. His research has explored the theory of classical and quantum spintronic phenomenon and their device applications, enabled by electrical and thermal control of magnetism. Along with his teammates, this work has resulted in one of the earliest demonstrations of current-induced room-temperature skyrmion manipulations, spin torque switching by topological surface states and NV-center probing of spin-caloritronics. These works have resulted in over 30 publications in journals including Science, Physical Review Letters, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Materials and Nature Communications with an H-index of 24. He is a recipient of Director’s fellowship from the Los Alamos National Laboratory (2017), Qualcomm Innovation fellowship (2013) and Intel summer fellowship (2011).
Avinash Rustagi joined the Upadhyaya Group in 2018 as a postdoctoral researcher. He graduated from the University of Florida in 2016 and subsequently joined the Kemper Group at NC State University as a postdoctoral researcher. His research interests include non-equilibrium properties of condensed matter systems using tools of many-body perturbation theory as well as semi-classical methods. His graduate school research focussed on studying optical and transport properties of semiconductors. As a postdoctoral researcher, he worked on a variety of projects, including the study of Electron-Hole liquids in monolayer transition metal dichalcogenides (formation and characteristics), photoemission from electron-hole bound states i.e. excitons, and density-functional theory calculations. Currently, his research is focused on quantum information processing and sensing with magnons for which he uses micromagnetic modeling, analytical approaches as well as density-functional theory calculations. The primary objective of the research is to find means of efficiently manipulating and coupling quantum bits by electrical control of magnets. This research is part of an initiative at Purdue to take the next step in quantum technology.
Mohammad Mushfiqur Rahman completed his B.Sc. and M.Sc. from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in 2015 and 2017, respectively. Before joining Upadhyaya group, he worked on the Molecular Dynamics simulation of Carbon nanotubes. Currently, he is a first-year Graduate student and working on magnon propagation in 2-D materials.
Abhishek B Solanki is a graduate student in ECE. Before joining Purdue, he completed Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. His undergraduate thesis focus was on modeling of Tunnel Field Effect Transistors. His current research interests are Novel Magnetic Materials and their applications in Spintronics.
Graduate & Undergraduate Student Positions
We are always seeking outstanding and motivated graduate & undergraduate students to join our team. By joining our team you will have the opportunity to engage in a highly collaborative environment as part of Purdue Quantum Center and Spintronics preeminent team at Purdue, which involve researchers belonging to disciplines across Electrical and Computer Engineering, Physics and Material Science. To learn more, email your resume (in PDF Format) to Prof. Pramey Upadhyaya at prameyup[at]purdue[dot]edu.