M. P. Anantram (Anant) is a Professor of Electrical Engineering, and an Adjunct Professor of Physics at University of Washington. Anantram’s group at the University of Washington works on the study of charge transport in biological molecules, formation of filaments and phase change in devices, and on theory and algorithms for modeling nanoscale materials and devices. His group has developed some of the fastest methods to calculate electron density and current in devices using direct methods based on the NEGF approach. His group has also performed novel computational studies on the electromechanical properties of quasi one-dimensional nanowires and demonstrated the role of drain-end scattering in nanotransistors. His research efforts have predicted a significant chirality dependent bandgap change in carbon nanotubes and a large change in spontaneous emission rates in silicon nanowires with strain. More recently, his group is involved in developing methods to understand charge transport in biological molecules and their application in electronic devices and electrical methods for disease detection and sequencing.
Anantram earned his B.Sc. in Applied Science from P.S.G. College of Technology (1983), M.Sc. in Physics from University of Pune (1989), and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University (1995). Prior to joining University of Washington, his experience included working at the NASA’s Center for Nanotechnology and serving as Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Waterloo. Anantram has also served as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology and co-chair of Modeling and Simulation Committee of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council. He is currently an editor of IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices.