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CURRICULUM VITAE

Arvind K. Srivastava Institute for Nanotechnology


Department of Materials Science and Engineering
McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science, Northwestern University
Rm. # 1163 Cook Hall, 2220 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208-3108, USA
Ph.: (847) 491-5809, Fax: (847) 467-6573, E-mail: aksrivastava@northwestern.edu
Website: http://vpd.ms.northwestern.edu/memberpages.asp?url=members/arvind/arvind.htm

Areas of Interests
Nanofabrication, Nanolithography and Nanometrology (Synthesis and patterning of nanostructured materials, their assembly and
integration with microdevices; Investigation of nanoscale optical and electrical properties of semiconducting nanomaterials that are
fundamentally interesting for sensing and device applications; Tools for local imaging and spectroscopy for nanoscale interconnects,
nanodevices and nanoelectronics); Semiconductor Devices and Microsensors (Design, fabrication and characterization of new sensor
architecture and integrated arrays for sensing applications based on solid-state CMOS, MEMS and passive technologies with emphasis on
electronics and physics aspects of transducing physical information into electrical analogues); Signal Processing and Embedded
Systems (Methods of advanced sensor excitations/ interrogations and techniques of feature/ parameter extraction; Development of
innovative readout and interface electronics (analog and digital ) for smart sensing; Data acquisition, computer interfacing, feedback
control logic and H/w and S/w for overall system design); Bioinspired Computation (Algorithm, applications and implementations of
Artificial Neural Networks (ANN), Evolutionary Algorithm (GA), related techniques and their synergism with statistical approach for
signal processing, control, data mining, modeling, optimization, pattern recognition and forecasting).

Education
Ph.D. (1996-99) Electronics Engineering, Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University,
(an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) campus) Varanasi, India
Title: Application of artificial neural networks in gas/ odor identification using sensor array
Supervisor: Prof. S. K. Srivastava (Dept. of Electronics Engineering)
Co-supervisor: Prof. K. K. Shukla (Dept. of Computer Engineering)
M. Sc. (1989-91(93*)) Physics (Electronics), Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, India Div.: Ist (65.17%)
B.Sc. (1986-89) Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics, Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, India. Div.: Ist (60.06%)
I.Sc. (1984-86) Mathematics Group, FCI Intermediate College (UP Board), Gorakhpur, India Div.: Ist (68.20%)
H.Sc. (1984-86) Science Group, FCI Intermediate College (UP Board), Gorakhpur, India Div.: Ist (62.17%)
* Due to late session 1991 degree was awarded in year 1993.

Employment History
Sep., 04-Till Date Research Associate, Institute for Nanotechnology, Dept. of Material Science & Engg., Northwestern
University (NU), USA
May, 03-Aug., 04 Research Associate, Center for Bioelectronics, Biosensors and Biochips (C3B), School of Engg.,
Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), USA
Jan., 02-Mar., 03 Visiting Scholar, Computer Engg. Laboratory, Dept. of Electrical & Information Engg., University of
Sydney (USYD), Australia
Feb., 01-Oct., 01 Postdoctoral Researcher, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Antwerpen (UIA), Belgium
Feb., 00-Jan., 01 Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Computing, Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT), Remote center of
Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU, UK), Colombo, Sri Lanka
Apr., 98-Feb., 00/ Senior Research Fellow of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR-Govt. of India)/
Mar., 96-Mar., 98 Research Fellow, Center for Research in Microelectronics, Institute of Technology,
Banaras Hindu University (IT-BHU), India
Mar., 94-Mar., 95 Scientist Fellow, Central Electronics Engg. Research Institute (CEERI, Pilani), India

Other Professional Activities


2008-Till Date Consultant – NanoSonix Inc., USA
2006-Till Date Consultant – Nanoscale Integrated Fabrication, Testing and Instrumentation Facility (NIFTI), NU Atomic
and Nanoscale Charaterization Experimental Center (NUANCE) Center, Northwestern University, USA
2003-04 Director – Signal Processing Laboratory, Center for Bioelectronics, Biosensors and Biochip (C3B),
Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
2002-03 Consultant – ENOSE Pty. Ltd., Australia
2000-01 Group Leader – Artificial Intelligence Group, Dept. of Computing, Informatics Inst. of Tech., Sri Lanka
2000-01 Co-coordinator – British Computer Society (BCS)/ B.Sc. Final Year Course, Informatics Institute of
Technology, Sri Lanka

Awards, Honors, Review and Professional Memberships


• NSEC (Nanoscale Science & Engineering Center) Outstanding Researcher Award, Northwestern University, USA (2007)
• Invited to participate in National Science Foundation Nano Education Outreach (NEO) Program, USA (2007)
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• Advisory Committee for 2nd Nat. Conf. on Recent Trends in Information and Communication Technology (RTICT’09), India
(Mar. 20-21, 2009)
• Advisory Committee for 2nd Nat. Workshop on Intelligent Data Analytics & Image Processing (IDAIP’08), India (Oct. 3-4 2008)
• Advisory Committee for Nat. Conf. on Recent Trends in Information and Communication (RTICT’08), India (Mar. 17-18, 2008)
• Panel Reviewer & Rapporteur for US Environmental Protection Agency- SBIR Programs, USA (2007)
• Editorial Advisor for Sensors & Transducers Journal, (IFSA Pub., Canada) (2007-Present)
• Reviewer for U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF), USA (2006-07)
• Reviewer for Alberta Agriculture Funding Consortium, Alberta, Canada (2005)
• Reviewer for National Science Foundation (International Research Program), USA (2004)
• Reviewer for Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics (IOP) (2009)
• Reviewer for Nanotechnology Journal (IOP) (2008)
• Reviewer for Thin Solid Films (Elsevier Science) (2008)
• Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation & Measurement (IEEE) (2007)
• Reviewer for IEEE Sensors Journal (IEEE) (2005)
• Reviewer for Biotechnology Progress Journal (ACS and ACE Pub., USA) (2001-04)
• Reviewer for Sensors & Actuators B: Chemical Journal (Elsevier Pub., UK) (2003-Present)
• Reviewer for Information Fusion Journal (Elsevier Pub., UK) (2004, 2007)
• Reviewer for Talanta Journal (Elsevier Pub., UK) (2004-06)
• William Girling Watson Traveling Fellowship in Electrical & Information Engg., USYD (Jan. , 2002 - Mar. , 2003)
• Visiting Post Doctoral Fellowship, UIA ( Feb., 2001 - Oct., 2001)
• Senior Research Fellowship of CSIR (Govt. of India) (Apr.1998 – Feb. 2001)
• Member – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), USA
• Member – Materials Research Society (MRS), USA

Research Experience/ Major Accomplishments


A. On-going Research at NU (2004-Present)
• Ultra-small nanopatterned metal oxide gas sensors: Developed low power and high sensitivity (??) 1D metal oxides (MO)
gas sensors by synergistically combining dip pen nanolithography (DPN)/ Electron Beam Lithography (EBL) with sol-gel
chemistry with nano-scale site and shape specificity and invented novel light (UV) assisted method of chemical sensing at
room temperature (RT)[3]. A disclosure has been filed for this invention[35].
• IC compatible MOS capacitor for H2 sensing :Fabricated high performance Pd-gate MOS H2 gas sensor via dry plasma
cleaning of Si surface followed by in-situ RF anodization of silicon in O2 plasma at RT and proposed role and mechanism of the
formation of H2 induced interface states in MOS sensor by extracting device parameters[58].
• Multi-input MOSFET embedded cantilever arrays: Developed ultra-high sensitive and low noise MOSFET embedded
cantilever array for bio-chem sensing applications[5-6] and self-sensing actuators for precise positional control and high
frequency oscillation[1]. Proposed the mechanism of stressed induced drain current in MOSFET embedded cantilever
platform[2]. Three disclosures have been filed for these inventions[34, 37-38].
• Scanning near-field ultrasound holography (SNFUH) as a nano-metrology toolset for buried defects and sub-
surface pattern recognition: Developed method of imaging nanoscale sub-surface features using ultrasound waves in
conjugation with conventional scanning probe microscope (SPM) and demonstrated its application in critical metrology
problems in microelectronic devices and circuits (voids and defects) [47-49].
• Intelligent Electronic Nose (ENOSE) based on embedded PC technology: Developed a turn-key and multiplexed test
set-up ‘NanoNoseTM’ for rapid prototyping of promising gas sensor materials and nanostructures[41]. Showed its applications
to gas sensing problems [9]. A disclosure has been filed for this invention[36].

B. Previous Research (1994-2004)


• Developed molecular engineering approach to fabricate high sensitivity and robust electroconducting chemoresponsive
polymer sensors (chemorsistive and thin film transistor (OTFT) type of devices) by promoting monomer to chip adhesion
followed by oxidative and/or electro polymerization[12]. (VCU 2003-04)
• Proposed method to estimate the effect of variability in physicochemical properties of the polymer-based VOC sensors during
sensor fabrication to effectively resolve gas composition[15]. (VCU 2003-04)
• Developed Multichannel Impedimetric ENOSE System based on dual demodulating logarithmic amplifiers and phase detectors
with integrated feedback and control logic for automated gain selection. An automated temperature controller using resistive
microheater and RTD combination was developed for regulating the operating temperature of sensor[12, 14]. A GUI was developed
in LabViewTM to control and operate the system.(VCU 2003-04)
• Developed artificial neural network (ANN) based signal processing and pattern recognition tool for monitoring electro-
physiological behavior of neurotoxicity cell-based biosensor arrays under the influence of neurotoxins. (VCU 2003-04)
• Developed impedimetric hardware platform for electrochemical urease biosensor consisting of potentiometric circuit (for
diagnostic), potentiostatic circuit (for redox experiment) and circuit for gain/ phase measurement. (VCU 2003-04)
• Developed a new, Fetch-n-Store Topology (FAST), encoding scheme for Genetic evolution of feed forward neural network
for the application to gas/ odor identification using sensor array. (USYD 2002-03)
• Developed autonomous robot system for object tracking in indoor environment using ANN for object recognition and simple
geometric approach based on threshold detection for control strategy, which was implemented on Nomad XR4000 mobile robot.
(USYD 2002-03)

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• Developed hybrid data analysis technique (comprising of ANN and Transformed Cluster Analysis (TCA))[16] as an alternative to
regression methods (MLR, PCA and PLS) to model sensory characteristics of fragrances[7, 19]. (USYD 2002-03)
• Built an application specific ENOSE based on metal-oxide based gas sensors for monitoring environmental air quality.
Developed ENOSE records gas/ odor concentration in programmed interval in “monitoring mode” and “sniff mode” with
automatic periodic calibration and cleaning and is equipped with “Predictive Alarm Function” for predicting future odor
profile[8, 17-18, 42-43]. Two US patents have been filed on this invention[39-40]. (ENOSE Pty. Ltd 2002-03)
• Developed in collaboration with OligoSense method of fabricating high performance conducting polymer based
chemoresistive sensors using an approach based on experimental design (DOE) followed by process modeling and parameter
optimization. (UIA Feb., 2001)
• Developed high density chemical sensors array system for monitoring metabolic conditions of a patent in ICU by means of
breath analysis. A programmable data acquisition system capable of handling 300 sensors was built using Keithley 7002 High
Density Switching Mainframe. OBLIX S/w written in VB6.0 was developed for measurement and control[44]. (UIA 2001)
• Designed, built and tested thick film metal oxide gas sensors array (based on SnO2 doped with Pd, Pt and Au; and SnO2 doped
with ZnO, NiO and Sb2O3 and undoped SnO2 itself) with on-chip heater and RTD and investigated their gas sensing properties for
different VOCs[16, 45]. A method was proposed to increase room temperature sensitivity of the sensor by modulating morphology
and surface state density of SnO2 by plasma treatment[31]. (IT-BHU 1996-00)
• Developed multichannel data acquisition and signal processing tool for gas sensor array. Computer controlled switching controller
that comprises of controller section, selection section and switching section was developed for simultaneous scanning of sensor
arrays whereas neuro-genetic pattern classifier based on advanced genetic operators was developed for data processing[21-30, 45].
Three different simulation programs - BPNN.C, GANN.C and GAFCM.C (each consisting of 800 lines of C source codes) were
developed to test the pattern recognition algorithms. (IT-BHU 1996-00)
• Developed electronics for High Tc RF SQUID Magnetometer. Off the shelf components, ASICS and PLDs were used to
control unit that comprises of control circuit block, reset circuit block and monitor level block[46]. (CEERI, Pilani 1994-95)

Academic Experiences
A. Teaching
I have taught huge class of more than 90 students of undergraduate level in computing, information technology,
electrical engineering, computer engineering and mechatronics. The courses I have handled are:
• Electronic Devices & Circuits (ELEC-3401) to BS (Electronics Engineering, Computer Engineering and
Mechatronics) students at the University of Sydney (2002-2003)
• Engineering Electromagnetics (ELEC-3201) to BS (Electronics Engineering and Mechotronics) students at the
University of Sydney (2002-2003)
• Symbolic Artificial Intelligence (AI-2001) to BSc (Information System/Computing) students at the Institute of
Information Technology (2000-2001)
• Artificial Neural Networks (GH-3.4) to BSc (Information System/Computing) students at the Institute of Information
Technology (2000-2001)
These courses consisted of lectures, homework assignments, tutorials with open discussions, lab-work for practical
hands-on training (both in simulation (using Programming Language/Application Software) as well as physical design),
periodic written exam/ oral presentation (individual/ group) ) for reviewing the progress and final prototype project
(independent/ group) followed by final examination in the end of course.

B. Lab Course, Demo and Training


During my PhD and thereafter various teaching and postdoctoral assignments I have been actively involved in
conducting lab courses at UG and PG level and imparting training to the students on various analytical tools and techniques:
• Demo and Training at Northwestern University (NU) –Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) and related techniques for
local characterization of materials and devices; Semiconductor Parameter Analyzer (SCS4200) and Precision Impedance
Analyzer (HP4294A) for electrical characterization and testing of semiconductor materials and devices. (2004-till date)
• Demo and Training at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) – I have imparted training/ demo to UG, PG and
Summer student on the method of fabricating conducting polymer gas sensor using electropolymerization (Potentiostat/
Galvanostat PAR283), Application of Solartran FRA (1260) in Sensor Interrogation, Electronic Nose Instrument (e-
NOSETM), and techniques of sensor array data processing. (2003-2004)
• Intelligent System Lab at IT-BHU and IIT – Conducted UG lab courses on the topics related to algorithms, applications
and implementation of bio-inspired strategies like Artificial Neural networks, Genetic Algorithms and Fuzzy Logic in
signal processing, pattern recognition, forecasting and optimization. (1996-1999, 2000)
• Circuit Design Lab at USYD - Conducted UG lab course on circuit design. From SPICE simulation to real implementation,
testing and characterization of semiconductor devices, basic analog and digital circuits, and special electronic circuits such as
filters, signal generators, waveform-shaping circuits and amplifiers were the topics of project. (2002-2003)
• Microelectronics Lab at IT-BHU – UG/ PG Lab course/ project work related to design, fabrication and characterization
of active and passive thick-film and MOS devices. (1996-1999)
This includes hands on experience, individual project modules, and combined research projects for specific period of time.
Though these activities were not part of my job, except when I was at IIT and USYD, however I took this responsibility just
because of my passion for learning and to help myself inculcating new ideas and thoughts through exchange of knowledge.

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C. Thesis/ Projects Supervised*/ Mentored+ (PhD: 5; Master: 4; UG: 10; Summer Students: 2)
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• Mr. Soo-Hyun Tark, MOSFET embedded cantilever for bio-chem sensing applications, PhD Student, MSE (NU, In Progress)
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• Ms. Shanwei Fan, Room-Temperature ultra-small nanopatterned chemical sensors, PhD Student, MSE (NU, In Progress)
• Ms. Irfana Johora, Soft computing techniques in chemical identification using non-selective sensors, PhD Student, Dr. MGR
University, In Progress) *
• Mr. Suresh Donthu, Nanopatterned 1D polycrystalline metal oxide based sensors for chemical detection, PhD Student, MSE (NU,
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2008)
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• Mr. Raju Krishnamurthy, Modeling of sensory characteristics of fragrances using neural networks, MS Thesis, (UNSW, 2007)
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• Mr. Sam Nayak, Dye-sensitized nanocrystalline solar cell, REU Summer Project, (NU, 2006)
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• Ms. Carla Thomson, Design, fabrication and characterization of miniature ZnO UV Sensors, REU Summer Project, (NU, 2005)
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• Mr. Aditya Khorenkar, Development of test bed for nano-sensor element for detection of VOCs, UG Trainee, EE, (NU, 2004-2005)
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• Mr. Guy Tchoupo, ANN techniques in electronic nose signal processing and data analysis, PhD Student, EE (VCU, 2003-2004)
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• Ms. Vandana Gupta, Development of electronics for urease bio sensor, MS Student, Biomed. Engg. (VCU, 2003-2004)
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• Ms. Shruti Manek, Design of fabrication of OTFT gas sensor, MS Student, EE (VCU, 2003-2004)
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• Mr. Jerome Edminson, Development of impedimetric ENOSE System, MS Thesis, EE (VCU, 2003-2004)
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• Mr. David Cochoran, Impedimetric E-NOSE circuit design, UG Student, CSE (VCU, 2003)
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• Ms. Lau Choi Wan Charlotte, Intelligent ENOSE pattern classifier, BS Thesis, ECE (USYD, 2002-2003)
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• Mr. Richard Cordova, Evolutionary NNs: Applications to Some Pattern Recognition Problems, BS Thesis, ECE (USYD, 2002-2003)
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• Mr. Jie Jian Cai, Autonomous Robot System for Object Tracking, BS Thesis, ECE (USYD, 2002-2003)
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• Sign to voice recognition system, BS Thesis (prototype projects) (IIT, 2000-2001)
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• Bio-metric face recognition in security systems, BS Thesis (prototype projects) (IIT, 2000-2001)
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• Ultrasound image diagnostics, BS Thesis (prototype projects) (IIT, 2000-2001)
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• Discriminating rice varieties using image processing and ANN techniques, BS Thesis (prototype projects) (IIT, 2000-2001)
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• Use of intelligent push for timely and efficient stock market prediction, BS Thesis (prototype projects) (IIT, 2000-2001)

Development/ Leadership Experience


• Founding member of NanoSonix Inc., semiconductor metrology company which was founded as a result of our invention
of SNFUH Technique for Nano-Scale Sub-Surface Imaging and Ultra-Sensitive MOSFET Embedded Cantilever Platform.
(2008)
• Established over $0.15M worth of Nanosensor Device Development, Characterization and Testing (NDCT) Lab at
Northwestern University. NDCT houses commercially available and in-house developed advanced instruments and s/w
tools for simulation, design, characterization and testing/ evaluation of solid-state micro/ nano-sensors and integrated
arrays. NanoNoseTM set-up developed by me is an integral part of this lab and is heavily used for the characterization of
chemical sensors. (2005)
• Established Signal Processing Laboratory (SPL), now known as Signal Processing and Bioinformatics Laboratory, at
the Center for Bioelectronics, Biosensors and Biochips (C3B), Virginia Commonwealth University. The SPL is a virtual
lab vested with the responsibility for applying appropriate signal processing tools and techniques to all of the biosystems
metrology tools under development at the C3B for human health care and medicine. (2003)
• Founding member of ENOSE Pty. Ltd., manufacturer of Electronic Nose System for environmental monitoring, odor
abatement and medial diagnostics. This is a spin-off company of University of Sydney and University of New South
Wales, which was a result of our patent applications on the development of Wireless Intelligent ENOSE system called
“Sentinel”. (2003)
• Formed with the help of four faculty members Artificial Intelligence Group in Computer Science Department at
Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT), purpose of which was to develop course structures, co-ordinate delivery of
modules, identify resource requirements, supervise prototype projects, prepare project proposals, establish collaborations
and start new activities via teaching, research and outreach. (2000)

Administrative Experiences
• As a NDCT Lab founder at NU (2005-present), laboratory director (SPL-C3B) at VCU (2003-2004) and group leader (AI Lab)
at IIT (2000), I am/was responsible for
- Operation and management of the laboratory/ group; Writing grant applications; planning, implementation and co-ordination of
the projects; evaluation of the milestones achieved and chalking out future strategies, and establishing new collaborations within and
outside of the center/ institute.
- Procurement of scientific instruments, components/ accessories and lab supplies for our research. This includes market
research, product evaluation, recommendation for the procurement, preparation of PO justification.
• As a co-ordinator (BCS)/course co-ordinator (Level 4) at IIT (2000) my role was
- Monitoring and helping in smooth running of the classes and academic session, conducting the exams, calling periodic
meeting of the teaching faculties, attending meetings of the board of examiners and course committee including taking the
student’s feedback.
- Individual student support and student counseling.

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Technical Expertise/ Hands-on Experience
• IC Technology: RIE, PECVD, E-Beam Deposition, Sputter Coater, Vacuum Coating Unit, Plasma Cleaner, Oxidation
Furnace, Diffusion Furnace, Co-odinatograph, Mask Aligner, Photoresist Spinner, Wire Bonder.
• Lithography: UV, Dip Pen Nanolithography, E-Beam Lithography (EBL).
• Coating Techniques: Thick Film Screen Printing, Vacuum Deposition, Dip coating, Spin Coating, Spray Coating, Nano
Dispensing, Electrochemical Technique.
• High Resolution Imaging and Local Characterization Techniques: SEM, AFM, SKPM, STM, SCM, SNFUH.
• Material/ Surface Characterization: SEM, EDX, FIB, FTIR, SIMS, XPS.
• Device Characterization/ Signal Analysis: Semiconductor Parameter Analyzer, Pulse IV Testing, Precision Impedance
Gain/Phase Analyzer, Lock-in-Amplifier, Spectrum Analyzer.
• CAD/ Process Tool: AutoCAD 2007, DesignCAD LT 2000, NPGS v. 8.0.
• Programming Languages, Application Software and Platform: Fortran, Turbo C, Visual C, Visual Basic, Matlab,
NeuralWare, SPSS, StatistiXL ver. 1.6., HP9000 (HP-UX) Mainframe, Sun Solaris 10, NOMAD XR 4000 Mobile Robot.
• Circuit Design and Simulation Tools: LabView FPGA, Synopsys Sentaurus TCAD (Process and Device Simulators),
ORCAD (for Circuit Design), PSPICE (Circuit Simulation), L-Edit (Layout Tool).
• Instrumentation Package and Interfacing: Test Point, LabVIEW, Instrumentation Interfacing via IEEE488.2, RS232 and
USB interface, Agilent Switching System, Keithley 7002 High Density Switching System, DataQ 720P A/D-D/A Card,
Keithley Digital Multimeter, Source Meter; Design of Automated Gas Delivery, Mixing and Flow Control.
Most of my trainings on the instruments related to IC Technology, Materials and Device Characterization were at MRC Microfabrication
Facility, Northwestern University; Northwestern University’s Atomic and Nanoscale Characterization Center (NIFTI, EPIC); Virginia
Microelectronic Center (VMC), Virginia Commonwealth University; Center for Research In Microelectronics (CRME), IT-BHU whereas
those related to Programming, Simulation, Circuit Design and Instrumentation were in different labs at different places.

R&D Projects and Consulting Assignments/ Industrial Experience


• “Scanning Near Field Ultrasound Holography with MOSFET embedded cantilevers”, US Department of Energy STTR
Program 2008, Funding Amount $100K for the period of Six Months. (Submitted)
• “Advanced Nanostructural Analysis of Semiconductor-based Devices”, US Air Fore SBIR # AF083 Funding Amount
$100K for the period of Six Months. (Submitted)
• “Design and development of Scanning near-field ultrasound holography (SNFUH) system for semiconductor metrology”
at NanoSonix Inc., USA, 2008 to till date. (Consultancy)
• “User-Support and Training on Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) and Related Techniques” at Nanoscale Integrated Fabrication,
Testing and Instrumentation Facility (NIFTI), NUANCE Center, Northwestern University, USA, 2006 to till date. (Consultancy)
• “Development and Field Trials of an Electronic Nose Device”, ENOSE Pty. Ltd., Sydney, Australia, From Mar. 2002 to Feb.
2003. (Consultancy)
• “Development of high performance conducting polymer gas sensors using experimental design techniques and process
optimization”, OligoSense nv, Antwerpen, Belgium, Feb. 2001 to Oct. 2001 (Collaboration)
• “Design and fabrication of Integrated MOSFET Gas Sensor Array for an Electronic Nose”, Council of Scientific & Industrial
Research (CSIR), From Apr. 1998 to Apr. 2001. Funding amount INR 231,600 p.a. (This project was submitted to the CSIR for
the award of Senior Research Fellowship)

Previous Selections
In the past I have been offered following positions:
• Principal Scientist, NanoSonix Inc. ,Skokie, IL, USA 2008
• Scientist, Applied Nanotech Inc., Austin, Texas, USA 2007
• Professor, Department of Electrical & Communication Engineering, Institute of Technology & Management,
Faridabad, India 2006
• Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Physical Electronics, Graduate School of Science & Technology, Tokyo
Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan 2003
• Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering & Technology, Multimedia University, Malaysia 2003
• Lecturer, Department of Computer Sciences, University of Western Cape, South Africa 2001
• Visiting Faculty, Indian Institute for Information Technology, Allahabad (Deemed University), India 2001
• Visiting Scholar, School of Electrical & Information Engineering, University of Sydney, Australia 2000 (Offered
again in 2002 which I joined)
• Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Neuroscience, School of Medicine, Tufts University, USA 2000
• Researcher, Automated Reasoning Systems Division, Center for Scientific and Technological Research (ITC-IRST),
Trento, Italy 2000
• Senior Research Fellow (SRF), VLSI CAD Microelectronics, Central Electronics Research Institute (CEERI),
Pilani. India 1998

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Publications
Journals and Conferences: 33; Technical Reports: 6; Patents: 7; Invited Talks/ Presentation: 23

Journals and Conferences


1. Stanley S. Chou, Arvind Srivastava, Soo-Hyun Tark, Vinayak. P. Dravid, Gajendra Shekhawat, Microcatilever array with
embedded MOSFET actuators for precise positional control and high frequency oscillation, Applied Physics Letters
(Accepted with minor revision)
2. Soo-Hyun Tark, Arvind Srivastava, Stanley Chou, Gajendra Shekhawat, and Vinayak P. Dravid, Electrical signal
transduction scheme for cantilever-based microsensors using new MOSFET-embedded microcantilevers, Applied Physics
Letters (Accepted)
3. Arvind K. Srivastava, Vinayak P. Dravid, Novel light induced gas sensing at room temperature using nanostructured materials,
Sensors and Actuators B Chemical (Elsevier Science) (Under review)
4. Tao Sun, Suresh Donthu, Michael Sprung, Kenneth D’Aquila, Zhang Jiang, Arvind K. Srivastava, Jin Wang, Vinayak P.
Dravid, Effect of Pd doping on the microstructure and gas-sensing performance of nanoporous SnOx thin films, Acta
Materialia (Accepted)
5. Soo-Hyun Tark, Arvind Srivastava, Stanley Chou, Gajendra Shekhawat, Vinayak P. Dravid, Thomas Thundat, Arun
Majumdar, MOSFET-embedded microcantilevers, International Workshop on Nanomechanical Cantilever Sensors 2008,
Mainz, Germany, May 19-21, 2008
6. Soo-Hyun Tark, Arvind K. Srivastava, Gajendra Shekhawat, Vinayak P. Dravid, MOSFET-embedded Microcantilever Platform
for Biochemical Detection and Diagnostics, 2007 Material Research Society (MRS’07) Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, USA, Nov. 26 -
30, 2007
7. Raju Krishnamurthy, A. K. Srivastava, J. E. Paton, G. A. Bell, D. C. Levy, Prediction of consumer liking from trained sensory
panel information: Evaluation of neural networks, Food Quality and Preferences, Vol. 18, Issue 2, Mar. 2007, p. 275-285
8. Graham A. Bell, Brian R. Crowley, Wenzhi Wu, Arvind K. Srivatstava, David C. Levy, Donald Barnett and D. Brynn Hibbert,
Environmental and industrial applications for tailored-array electronic noses, 17th Congress of the European Chemoreception
Research Organization (ECRO’06), Granada, Spain, Sept., 4-8, 2006
9. A. K. Srivastava, Vinayak P. Dravid, On the performance evaluation of hybrid and mono-class sensor arrays in selective detection
of VOCs: a comparative study, Sensors & Actuators B Chemical, Vol. 117, Issue 1, 12 Sept. 2006, p 244-252.
10. Suresh K. Donthu, Z. Pan, M. Aslam, A. K. Srivastava, Vinayak P. Dravid, Site-specific nanopatterning of functional inorganic
nanostructures for gas sensing applications, 2006 Material Research Society (MRS’06) Spring Meeting, , San Francisco, California,
USA, Apr. 17- 21, 2006.
11. S.K. Donthu, Z. Pan, A.K. Srivastava, Y. Chang and Vinayak P. Dravid, Site-Specific Nanopatterning of Functional Inorganic
Nanostructures, International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies 2005 (ICMAT’05) 9th International
Conference on Advanced Materials (IUMRS-ICAM’05), Singapore, Jul. 3-8, 2005
12. A. K. Srivastava, Anthony Guiseppi-Elie, A Novel Technique for the Impedimetric Measurement of Chemoresistive VOC
Sensors, 2004 Virginia Nanotech. Showcase, Virginia Center for Innovative Technology, Chorlottesville, VA June 22 –23, 2004
13. Shruti A. Manek, A. K. Srivastava, A. Guiseppi-Ellie, Contact and Bulk Resistance of Polypyrrole-Based Chemical Sensors,
Virginia Academy of Science (VAS’04) Meeting, Richmond, VA May 27, 2004
14. Jerome D. Edmonson, A. K. Srivastava, Anthony Guiseppi-Elie, Impedimetric Electronic Nose (E-NOSE), Virginia Academy of
Science (VAS’04) Meeting, Richmond, VA May 27, 2004
15. Guy Narcisse Tchoupo, Arvind K. Srivastava and Anthony Guiseppi-Elie, Pattern Recognition Dependency On Adsorption and
Activation Energy, Mid-Atlantic Biochemical Engineering Consortium (MABEC’04), University of Maryland, USA Mar. 22, 2004
16. A. K. Srivastava, Detection of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) using SnO2 sensor array and artificial neural network, Sensors
and Actuators B Chemical (Elsevier Science) Vol. 96. Issue 1-2 Nov. 15, 2003 p. 24-37
17. A. K. Srivastava, D.C. Levy, Disposable Gas Sensors for Chemosensory Applications, In Proc. Of Australasian Assoc. for
Chemosensory Science (AACSS’02), Heron Island (Australia) Dec. 7-11, 2002. p. 9
18. A.K. Srivastava, D.C. Levy, Real-time monitoring of environmental air quality, In Proc. Of Australasian Assoc. for Chemosensory
Science (AACSS’02), Heron Island (Australia) Dec. 7-11, 2002. p. 9
19. Raju Krishnamurthy, A. K. Srivastava, Jane E. Paton, G. A. Bell, D. C. Levy, Modeling the sensory characteristics of beef flavors
using artificial neural networks, In Proc. Of Australasian Assoc. for Chemosensory Science (AACSS’02), Heron Island (Australia)
Dec. 7-11, 2002. p. 10
20. A. K. Srivastava, David C. Levy, Gas Sensor Monitoring of Environmental Air Quality, ChemoSense, Vol. 4 No. 3, Jun. 2002. p. 1-6.
21. A. K. Srivastava, Detection of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and alcoholic beverages by electronic nose (ENOSE) system
using SnO2 based sensor array and neuro-genetic approach to pattern classification, Annual Meeting of Australasian Association for
Chemosensory Science (AACSS’2000), Swinburn University of Technology, Melbourne (Australia) Dec. 1, 2000.
22. A. K. Srivastava, K. K. Shukla, S. K. Srivastava, Genetic evolution of neural network based on a new three - parents crossover
operator, in Proc. of IEEE - International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT’2000), Goa (India), January 19-22, 2000,
Catalog No. 00TH8482 p. 153-158. [INVITED PAPER]
23. A. K. Srivastava, K. K. Shukla, S. K. Srivastava, On the design issue of intelligent electronic nose system, in Proc. of IEEE -
International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT’2000), Goa (India), January 19-22, 2000, Catalog No. 00TH8482 p. 243-
248. [INVITED PAPER]
24. A. K. Srivastava, K. K. Shukla, S. K. Srivastava, In search of a good neuro-genetic computational paradigm, in Proc. of IEEE -
International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT’2000), Goa (India), January 19-22, 2000, Catalog No. 00TH8482 p. 497-
502. [INVITED PAPER]
25. A. K. Srivastava, K. K. Shukla, S. K. Srivastava, On the performance evaluation of hybrid-trained neural classifier for detection of
hazardous vapors using responses from SAW sensor array, in Proc. of IEEE - International Conference on Industrial Technology
(ICIT’2000), Goa (India), January 19-22, 2000, Catalog No. 00TH8482 p. 656-661. [INVITED PAPER]

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26. A. K. Srivastava, K. K. Shukla, S. K. Srivastava, Application of genetically trained neural network with scheduled mutation to
intelligent gas sensors, in Proc. of 4th International Conference on Advances in Pattern Recognition and Digital Technique
(ICAPRDT’99), ISI Calcutta (India), Dec. 28-31, 1999, ISBN 81-73190347-9 p. 326-330.
27. A. K. Srivastava, K. K. Shukla, S. K. Srivastava, A programmable data acquisition system for characterization of gas sensor array,
in Proc. of XXIIIrd National System Conference (NSC’99), Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, (India)
Dec. 9-11, 1999 pp. 248-252.
28. A. K. Srivastava, K. K. Shukla, S. K. Srivastava, Exploring neuro-genetic processing of electronic nose data, Microelectronics
Journal (Elsevier Science, UK), Vol. 29, No. 11, (Nov. 1998) p. 921-931.
29. A. K. Srivastava, K. K. Shukla, S. K. Srivastava, Neuro-genetic technique in electronic nose data processing, National Seminar on
Emerging Trends in Electronics & Computers (NSETEC’99), (Sponsored by UGC), RMLA University, Faizabad (India). Mar. 11-
12, 1999, CP/C-01, p. 26-27.
30. A. K. Srivastava, K. K. Shukla, S. K. Srivastava, Weight - sensitivity of genetically trained neural networks in gas identification
problems, National Seminar on Artificial Neural Networks & Cognitive Systems (ANCS’ 98), (Sponsored by Defense Research &
Development Organization (DRDO)), Cochin University, Cochin (India). Sept. 23-25 Sept. 1998. S-III B-Applications-2/B-6.
31. A. K. Srivastava, Pyare Lal, S. K. Srivastava, Effect of hydrogen plasma treatment on polycrystalline metal oxide gas sensor: An
empirical study, International Conference on Recent Trends in Sensor Development for Monitoring Environmental Quality
(SENSOR’97), IIT Kharagpur. Kharagpur (India),Dec.29-31,1997, p.112-113.
32. A. K. Srivastava, K. K. Shukla, S. K. Srivastava, Performance evaluation of neural classifier of electronic nose data under noisy
conditions, Nat. Conf. on Neural Networks & Fuzzy Systems (NCNNFS’97), Anna University, Chennai (India). Jul. 23-25, 1997.
33. A. K. Srivastava, K. K. Shukla, S. K. Srivastava, Pattern - recognition (PARC) techniques in multisensor array processing for gas
discrimination, in Proc. of National Seminar on Physics & Technology of Sensors (NSPTS’97), S. P. University, Anand, Gujrat
(India). Feb. 3-5, 1997. C50-1 - C50-6.

Patents and Disclosures


34. Arvind K. Srivastava, Stanley Shihyao Chou, Vinayak P. Dravid, Embedded metal oxide silicon field effect transistor (MOSFET) thermal
actuator for nanoscale electro-mechanical actuation”, Invention Disclosure (#NU 28148) submitted to The Office of Technology
Transfer, Northwestern University on Sept. 18, 2008 (Pending)
35. Arvind K. Srivastava, Vinayak P. Dravid, Novel light induced gas sensing, Provisional US Patent Application # 61/133,328 dated Jun. 27,
2008. (Pending)
36. Arvind K. Srivastava, Vinayak P. Dravid, NanoNoseTM: Software tool for rapid prototyping, testing and evaluation of high density sensor
arrays, Invention Disclosure (#NU 26146) submitted to The Office of Technology Transfer, Northwestern University on Oct. 6, 2006
37. Arvind K. Srivastava, Soo-Hyun Tark, Vinayak P. Dravid, Cascaded MOSFET multi-input embedded cantilever, US Patent
Application # 20070145966 dated Jun. 28, 2007 (Serial # 11/566,557 filed on Dec. 4, 2006) (Pending)
38. Soo-Hyun Tark, Arvind K. Srivastava, Gajendra Shekhawat, Vinayak P. Dravid, New designs for the electronic biochip detection
system and feedback, Invention Disclosure (#NU 26117) submitted to The Office of Technology Transfer, Northwestern University
on Aug. 08, 2006 (Pending)
39. W. Wu, D. Barnett, G. A. Bell, B. R. Crowley, D. B. Hibbert, D. C. Levy, Arvind K. Srivastava, A method of monitoring a
predetermined type of molecules conveyed through a gaseous medium, International Patent Application # WO2005104053A1 Nov.
3, 2005; US Patent Application # 20070134800 dated Jun. 14, 2007. Applications filed for Australian and New Zealand patents
as well. Assigned to E-NOSE Pvt. Ltd., Sydney, Australia.
40. W. Wu, D. Barnett, G. A. Bell, B. R. Crowley, D. B. Hibbert, D. C. Levy, Arvind K. Srivastava, A detector for detecting molecules
conveyed through a gaseous medium, International Application # WO2005103662A1 Nov. 3, 2005; US Patent Application #
20070134133 dated Jun. 14, 2007. Applications filed for Australian and New Zealand patents as well. Assigned to E-NOSE Pvt.
Ltd., Sydney, Australia.

Technical Reports
41. A. K. Srivastava, User’s Manual on NanoNoseTM, Northwestern University on Oct. 5, 2006
42. A. K. Srivastava, Development of an intelligent predictive model for monitoring environmental air quality using an electronic nose
system, Technical Report, Center for Chemosensory Research, Australian Technology Park, Sydney, (Australia) for the project entitled
“Development and Field Trials of an Electronic Nose Device” sponsored by Meat and Livestock Australia Limited. Mar. 25, 2003.
43. A. K. Srivastava, Sentinel Alarm Function, Technical Report, Center for Chemosensory Research, Australian Technology Park,
Sydney, (Australia) for the project entitled “Development and Field Trials of an Electronic Nose Device” sponsored by Meat and
Livestock Australia Limited. Jan. 15, 2003.
44. A. K. Srivastava, Design and development of programmable data acquisition system for breath analysis, Technical Report,
Department of Chemistry, University of Antwerp (UIA), Antwerp (Belgium) Oct. 31, 2001
45. A. K. Srivastava, Application of artificial neural network in gas/ odor identification using sensor array, Ph. D. Thesis, Institute of
Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, (India) 1999
46. A. K. Srivastava, Development of High Tc RF SQUID Electronics, Technical Report, Digital System Group, Central Electronics
Engineering Research Institute (CEERI), Pilani (India) Mar. 31, 1995

Invited Talks/ Presentations


47. Scanning Near Field Acoustic Holography (SNFUH): Principle, Applications and Implementations, Northwestern University,
USA, Sept. 2, 2008
48. Development of Scanning Near-Field Ultrasound Holography (SNFUH) System as a Nano-Metrology Toolset for Buried Defects
and Sub-Surface Pattern Recognition, Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) Review Meeting, University of Wisconsin,
Madison, USA, May 19, 2008
49. Non-Destructive Sub-Surface Nanoscale Imaging with Sound Waves, Northwestern University, USA, Apr. 29, 2008
50. Towards Development of Miniature Sensor Systems for Chemosensory Applications, Northwestern University, USA, Sept. 5, 2007

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51. Towards Development of Miniature Sensor Systems for Chemosensory Applications, Applied Nanotech Inc., Austin, Texas, USA,
Jul. 31, 2007
52. Sensing and Diagnosis: Why Nano?,(Poster), NSF Nano Education and Outreach (NEO’ 2007) Program, San Fransisco, CA, May.
21-25, 2007
53. Investigation of the Mechanism of Change in Drain Current in MOSFET Integrated Cantilever, Northwestern University, USA,
Nov. 15, 2006
54. Method of Room Temperature Detection of VOCs using MO Chemoresistors, Northwestern University, USA, Jul 5, 2006
55. Application of Nanostructured Metal Oxide Sensors in Selective Detection of Toxic Chemicals, NU-NSEC Retreat’06,
Northwestern University, Feb. 27, 2006
56. Towards Development of Miniature Chemical Sensor System for Smart Sensing, National Institute of Standards and Technology
(NIST), Washington D.C., USA, Feb. 22, 2006
57. Towards Development of Miniature Chemical Sensor System for PCB Detection, Gas Technology Institute at International
Institute for Nanotechnology, Northwestern University, Jan 17, 2006
58. IC Compatible MOS Architecture for Hydrogen Sensing, Northwestern University, USA, Jan. 25, 2006
59. On the Analysis of UV Photo-response of ZnO Thin Film: Impedance Spectroscopy (IS) Approach, Northwestern University, USA,
Aug. 25, 2006
60. Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis of Toxic Chemicals using Non-Selective Sensors, Northwestern Univ., USA, Mar. 24, 2005
61. Nano-Structural Engineering for Enhanced Gas Sensor Performance, Air Liquide Corporation at International Institute for
Nanotechnology, Northwestern University, Mar. 23, 2005
62. Intelligent Electronic Nose, Northwestern University, USA, Oct. 19, 2004
63. Design and Construction of an Electronic-NOSE Test Bed, 4rd C3B Meeting at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond,
VA, May. 20, 2003.
64. A Novel Technique for the Impedimetric Measurement of Chemoresistive VOC Sensors (Poster), 4th International Meeting of C3B
(C3B’04), Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA, May 20, 2004
65. Development of an intelligent predictive model for monitoring environmental air quality using an electronic nose system,
Department of Electrical & Information Engineering, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, Mar. 21, 2003
66. Disposable plastic transistor gas sensor for Intelligent Electronic (ENOSE) (Poster), Research Conversazione’02, Electrical &
Information Engineering Foundation, The University of Sydney, (Australia) Oct. 18, 2002.
67. Disposable Gas Sensors for Chemosensory Applications, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia Aug. 30, 2002
68. Environmental Air Quality Monitoring, Center for Chemosensory Research, Australian Technology Park, Eveleigh, Sydney,
Australia, Apr. 30, 2002.
69. Application of artificial neural network in gas/ odor identification using sensor array, IT-BHU, Varanasi, India, Aug., 1999