Srabanti Chowdhury

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UC Davis


Srabanti Chowdhury received her M.S and PhD in Electrical Engineering from University of California, Santa Barbara. During her PhD. work she developed GaN-based vertical devices for power conversion and demonstrated the first vertical GaN power device (CAVET) with a record high breakdown electric field. After her PhD she joined Transphorm, a California-based company to develop and commercialize GaN based devices for power electronics application where she led the development of 1.2KV GaN-on-Si devices. She joined the school of Electrical Computer and Energy Engineering at Arizona State University in March’13, where she continued developing wide bandgap devices in GaN and diamond. In July 2015 she joined the faculty at UC Davis as an associate professor. She has authored and coauthored over 15 journal publications and presented in over 20 conferences. She is an inventor on 15 patents (combining issued and filed) on Gallium Nitride and diamond based devices and technologies. Srabanti received the NSF CAREER, AFOSR Young Investigator Program (YIP) and DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA) in 2015 to continue her researchEndFragment