Prof. Samares Kar


Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur


Prof. Samares Kar was born in Kolkata in 1942. He received the B.Tech. degree in 1962 from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, in 1968 and 1970, respectively, all in Electrical Engineering.

From 1963 to 1965, he worked in Germany, first as a Design Engineer at Hamburger Transformatorenbau, Hamburg, and then as a Project Engineer at Continental Elektroindustrie, Rheydt. From 1971 to 1974, he was a Member of the Scientific Staff at the Fraunhofer Institute of Applied Solid State Physics, Freiburg, Germany. In 1975, he joined the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, and subsequently became a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Materials Science. In 1979, he was a Visiting Associate Professor of Engineering Science, the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, and in 1981, he was a Visiting Professor of Electrical Engineering, Lehigh University. His research interests included MOS tunnel devices, Si–SiO2 interface states, solar cells, ion-beam-induced defects, organic monolayers, high-k gate dielectrics, and MOS/MIS parameter extraction.

Prof. Kar was a prolific researcher in the broad area of semiconductor devices and was very well known in the area of his research. He retired from IIT Kanpur in 2004 and was an Emeritus Fellow till June 2006. Prof. Kar passed away on 13th January 2017. The fellow colleagues and staff members in the department and in the institute mourn this loss.



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