Prof.Monica Katiyar  E-mail

Prof.Monica Katiyar


SBI Chair Professor  


Materials Science and Engineering  

IIT Kanpur  

208016, UP, INDIA  


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  • Organic Electronics -Organic Light Emitting Diodes, Organic Thin Film Transistors, Printable Electronics, Organic Solar Cells
  • Thin Film Technology, Electronic Materials and Devices: Characterization and Processing


Ph.D.         Materials Science and Engineering - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL

M.Eng.       Materials Science and Engineering - McMaster University, Ontario

B.Tech.      Metallurgical Engineering - Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India


12/05-present   Professor, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, IIT Kanpur

9/01-12/05       Associate Professor, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, IIT Kanpur

12/97-9/01       Assistant Professor, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, IIT Kanpur

10/96-11/97     Senior Device Engineer, RF-1 - Motorola, Inc.,Phoenix, Arizona, USA

      8/94-10/96       Senior Process Engineer, COM-1 - Motorola, Inc., Phoenix, Arizona, USA

7/89-8/94         Research Assistant - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

9/87-7/89         Research Assistant - McMaster University, Ontario, Canada

9/87-7/89         Teaching Assistant - McMaster University, Ontario, Canada


  • ESO214 ­ Nature and Properties of Materials; 
  • TA201­ Manufacturing Processes; 
  • MME342­ Materials Characterization;
  •  MME467­ Materials for Semiconductor Industry;
  •  MME685­ Thin film Physics and Applications; 
  • MME686­ Semiconductor Devices & Processing,
  • MSE410-Introduction to electrical and magnetic properties;
  • MSE666 – Magnetic materials


Ph.D. (Graduated)  Asha Sharma (2007), Dipti Gupta (2008)

Ph.D. (in Progress) 6

M. Tech Students   18 graduated, 2 (in progress)

      Undergraduates      Several B. Tech. projects


1.Plasmon assisted enhancement of organic optoelectronic devices, U.S. Patent No. 6,999,222, Issued February 14, 2006, US Case No. 2003-545-1; Monica Katiyar (IIT Kanpur), Guillermo C. Bazan, Dr. Jacek Ostrowski, and Dr. Alexander Mikhailovsky (University of California Santa Barbara)

2.Organic thin film transistors with vertical source and drain separation. Indian Patent filed, Application No. 1775/DEL/2004; Dipti Gupta (student), Monica Katiyar, S.K. Iyer, Deepak Gupta (IIT Kanpur).

3.An improved organic light emitting diode for tuning the white emission and a process for fabrication thereof. Indian Patent filed, Application No. 1532/DEL/2005; Asha Sharma (student), Monica Katiyar, Deepak Gupta (IIT Kanpur), Shu Seki (Osaka University).



Member, core group, Samtel Center for Display Technologies at IIT Kanpur (

Coordinator, Solar Energy Research Enclave at IIT Kanpur


Journals: Syn. Mat., Mat. Res. Soc., IEEE, Nano Lett.; Proposals: DST, CSIR

Society Affiliation:

Indian Institute of Metals, Texture Society of India, Society for Information Display (USA), Society for Materials Chemistry

2002-03     BOYSCAST Fellowship, DST, Gov. of India

2001          INAE Young Engineer Award, Indian National Academy of Engineering      

2000          Young Scientist Award, Council of Science and Technology, UP

1994          Nellie Yeoh Whetten Award, American Vacuum Society

1993          Racheff Award for Outstanding Graduate Research in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois

1992-93     T.J. Watson Graduate Fellowship, IBM

1992          American Vacuum Society Student Award and Varian Fellowship Finalist

1991-92     Link Energy Fellowship, The Link Energy Foundation

1988-89     Dalley Fellowship, McMaster University, Canada

1987          Mars G. Fontana Proficiency Prize, I.I.T. Kanpur, India

1987          General Proficiency Award, I.I.T. Kanpur, India (Graduated at the top of the class)

1984-85     Certificate of Merit for Academic Proficiency, I.I.T. Kanpur, India