We are delighted to welcome, Prof. Siddharth Tallur to the IITB Community. He joined the Department of Electrical Engineering at IIT Bombay this year.
Prof. Siddharth Tallur completed his B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering Department from IIT Bombay in 2008. Later, he did his M.S.-Ph.D. from School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University in 2013.
Prof. Tallur’s research lies in using micro-fabrication techniques to make micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) that can interact with other physical phenomena to make sensors and study the interactions between multiple physics. As an example, he previously made a MEMS mechanical ring shaped structure that can be driven into oscillations (oscillatory mechanical motion) by using solely the force exerted on such a structure by photons circulating along the ring. This is realized by designing a waveguide to carry the photons and engineering the dimensions and materials such that the photons in the waveguide couple to the ring. There are many such ideas that he had worked on previously, which collectively fall in the domain of ‘opto-mechanics’. At IIT Bombay, Prof. Tallur intends to continue to work on other ideas using opto-mechanics to make high speed optical modulators and sensors, and also explore other inter-physical coupling such as piezoelectricity and magnetostriction, and acoustics and fluidics.
Before joining IIT Bombay, Prof. Tallur served as a Business Analyst at A.T.Kearney India Ltd., Mumbai from 2008 to 2009. After this he moved on to be a MEMS Sensor Platform Development and Applications Engineer at Analog Devices Inc., Wilmington MA, USA from 2013 to 2016.