Dr. Madhav Datta, a Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science has  joined Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham campus in Ettimadai, Coimbatore, as the Chairperson of  the newly established  Amrita Center for Industrial Research and Innovation (ACIRI).  

Dr. Datta has an extensive industrial and academic research experience having worked at IBM’s T.J. Watson Research Center, Intel’s Logic Technology Development, Emerson Network Power’s (ENP) Cooligy Precision Cooling, and the Materials Department of Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). His research interests include: Micro Cooling Devices, Wafer-Level Packaging, Joining  Technologies, Electrochemical Processing, Energy Technologies, and Materials Characterization. He is an innovator with 48 issued US Patents and over 80 publications to his credit and has authored/edited several books on Electrochemical Processing & Micro/Nano electronics. 

Dr. Datta was awarded IBM's prestigious Ninth Plateau of IBM Invention Achievement Award. He is recipient of the Electro-deposition Research Award of the Electrochemical Society. International Biographical Center, Cambridge, England included his name in outstanding scientists of the 20th Century in honor of his outstanding contribution in the field of Electrochemical Micro-fabrication. He has held several administrative positions including divisional chairs in the Electrochemical Society and the International Society of Electro-chemistry. He has organized several international symposia and has presented keynote and invited lectures in international conferences. 

Dr. Datta received his BS in Chemical Engineering from H.B. Technological Institute, Kanpur, MS in Chemical Engineering from University of California at Los Angeles, and his doctorate from the Materials Department of Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).

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