2006 B.E. Electronics & Communications Engineering, Visvesvaraya Technological University
2008 M.E. Microelectronics, Indian Institute of Science
2013 Ph.D. Electrical & Computer Engineering, Purdue University
Light and heat management for clean energy: thermophotovoltaics and photovoltaics; Materials for plasmonics and metamaterials; Large-area nanofabrication and integration.
Dr. Naik received hisÂ Ph.D.Â in Electrical & Computer Engineering, Purdue University working in the research groups of Prof. Alexandra Boltasseva and Prof. Vladimir M. Shalaev. His dissertation research focused on developing new material platforms that overcame many major bottlenecks in the performance,Â fabricationÂ and integration of plasmonic and metamaterial devices. Later, as a postdoctoral scholar in the Dionne group at Stanford University, Dr. Naik developed a new photon upconversion technique taking advantage of optical losses in metal nanoparticles.
Dr. Naik's research interests lie in nanophotonics, a border where nanotechnology meets optics to deliver optical devices with unprecedented functionalities. His group develops novel nanophotonic devices for next generation renewable energy technology,Â imagingÂ and chemical detection. Dr. Naikâ€™s research work has been recognized through an IEEE Photonics Society Graduate Student Fellowship and an Outstanding Graduate StudentÂ AwardÂ from Purdue University.