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    Rajiv K. Singh has been a professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Florida since 1990.  His research interests include the innovative synthesis, processing, and micro- and nanofabrication of materials and structures. In the last decade, he has worked in several semiconductor processing areas, including transient thermal processing of materials, chemical-mechanical planarization (CMP), diamond science and technology, and oxide-based electronics. Other areas of interest include the synthesis and processing of nanoparticles and  nanoscale coatings on particles. Dr. Singh has published more than 450 papers, and his research group has presented over 400 conference presentations. His work has received over 4600 research citations. He has organized more than 20 international conferences, edited eight books, and has been a guest editor for eight journal issues. 

    Dr. Singh has been awarded, or has filed for, more than 30 U.S. and international patents and >50 invention disclosures in various areas of materials technologies. He is the author of the S.L.I.M. (Simulation of Laser Interaction with Materials) software package, which is used worldwide to model laser-solid interactions.  His research has resulted in the spinoff of two start-up companies, Nanotherapeutics Inc., which specializes in controlled drug delivery applications, and Sinmat Inc., which specializes in advanced materials products, such as slurries of CMP.  He played a key role in the establishment of the NSF-funded Engineering Research Center for Particle Science and Technology, where he directd CMP research efforts.

    Dr. Singh is a fellow of six international societies: Materials Research Society (MRS), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), American Physical Society (APS), The Electrochemical Society (ECS) and American Society of Materials (ASM) and American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS). He is also the recipient of several awards, including the NSF Young Investigator Award, the Hardy Gold Medal from TMS, the IBM Faculty Development Award,  and the MRS Graduate Student Award.

Summary of Accomplishments/Contributions  
Criteria Value
Number of Research Citations >4600
Hirsch Citation Index (h-index) 41
Number of Refereed Publications >450 (including > 240 journal articles)
Total Number of PhDs Graduated 41
Patents Files/Awarded >30 patents, >50 disclosures
Edited books, Invited Talks 10 books, > 80 invited talks in past 10 years
Research Funding (past 20 years) >$25 Million in 20 years, ~10 grants from NSF; nearly 25% of funding in past 10 years from industry
Fellow of International Societies 6 (MRS, IEEE, APS, AAAS, ECS, ASM, ECS)
Other Awards and Honors 4 R&D 100 (2004, 2005, 2008, 2009), NSF Young Investigator, TMS Hardy Gold Medal
Start-up Companies founded Sinmat Inc. (2002), Nanotherapeutics Inc. (1999)
Student Placement 6 Academic positions (Univ. of Virginia, Virginia Tech., Chicago NCA&T, IISc Bangalore, etc.) Approximate;y 25 working at world's two largest semiconductor companies (Intel, Samsung Electronics) and others in leading tech companies.

2011   Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineeres (IEEE)
2011   Fellow, Materials Research Society (MRS),
2011    Fellow, American Physical Society (APS)
2011    Distinguished Visiting Professor, ZhengZhou University, China  
2010    Fellow, American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS)
2009   Florida Governor’s Entrepreneurial/Innovation Award
2009   R&D 100 Award for Digital CMP process
2008   R&D 100 Award for Wide Band Gap Polishing Technology
2005   R&D 100 Award for development one of  the top 100 technological products in 2005
2005   Fellow, The Electrochemical Society
2004   R&D 100 Award for development for top 100 technological products in 2004
2003   Cockrell Family Regents Endowed Chair of Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
2001   Fellow, ASM (American Society of Materials)
2000   Visiting Professor, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
2000   Distinguished Visiting Scientist, NIMC, Tsukuba, Japan
2000   University of Florida Research Foundation Award
1999   Distinguished Visiting Professor, National University of Singapore, Singapore
1995  Hardy Gold Medal from TMS/AIME for Outstanding Contributions in Materials Science
1994   NSF Young Investigator Award
94-97 Visiting Fellow, Center for Ultrafast Optical Science (CUOS), University of Michigan
1992   Martin Marietta Innovative Research Award
1991   IBM Faculty Development Award
1989   MRS Best Graduate Student Award
1985   Alumni Gold Medal for Best Overall Graduating Senior from the University
1985 Silver Medal for Best Graduate from College of Engineering

2003-05           Professor/Cockrell Family Regents Endowed Chair, Univ. of Texas, Austin.
1997-pre           Professor, Materials Sci. and Engr., University of Florida, Gainesville, Fl.
2002-pre           CTO- Sinmat Inc
1995-96            Associate Professor, Materials Sci. and Engr., Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, Fl.
1990-94            Assistant Professor, Materials Sci. and Engr., Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, Fl.
1989-90            Research Assistant Professor, Materials Sc. and Engg., North Carolina State University

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