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Smitha Vasudevan, Ph.D.

Technology Specialist

Washington, DC
202-220-6831
vasudevan@fr.com
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Background

 

Smitha Vasudevan is a Technology Specialist in the Washington, D.C., office of Fish & Richardson. Her practice includes patent prosecution in the areas of electrical engineering, semiconductor processing and devices, and software.  In particular, Dr. Vasudevan’s practice emphasizes drafting patent applications and drafting examiner responses, infringement and validity opinions, and strategic patent portfolio development.

Prior to joining the firm, Dr. Vasudevan  worked as a patent analyst where she examined patent applications in electrical engineering and physical sciences and performed research, analysis and support for patent infringement. She also worked as a Post-doctoral Research Scientist within the Department of Chemistry at The George Washington University, and within the Chemistry Division of the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. She gained significant experience in nanoelectronics research, particularly for silicon and graphene-based devices. She has worked on projects involving molecular electronics, organo-silicon hybrid electronics, carbon-based electronics, quantum dot dynamics, graphene memristors, molecular sensors and device noise. Dr. Vasudevan has authored cited technical publications, and has reviewed articles for several electrical and computer engineering journals.

Education

Ph.D., University of Virginia 2009
Electrical Engineering
​Dissertation Title: Modeling Scattering-Assisted Transport in Nanodevices​


M.S., University of Michigan 2004
Electrical Engineering

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Malayalam

Other Distinctions

Selected Publications

Using room temperature current noise to characterize single molecular spectra, S. Vasudevan, and Avik W. Ghosh, ACS Nano, 8, 3 (2014).

Confinement, transport gap, and valley polarization from two parallel decorated line defects, D. Gunlycke, S. Vasudevan, and C. T. White, Nano Letters, 13, 1 (2012).

Coupling optical and electrical gating for electronic readout of quantum dot dynamics, S. Vasudevan, K. Walczak and A. W. Ghosh, Phys. Rev. B, 82, 085324 (2010).

Controlling transistor threshold voltages using molecular dipoles, S. Vasudevan, N. Kapur and A. W. Ghosh J. Appl. Phys. 105, 093703 (2009).

Reversal of current blockade in nanotube-based field effect transistors through multiple trap correlations, J. Chan, B. Burke, K. Evans, K. A. Williams, S. Vasudevan, M. Liu, J. Campbell, and A. W. Ghosh, Phys. Rev. B, 80, 033402 (2009). Reprinted in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science and Technology, 20, 2 (2009).

Modeling electrostatic and quantum detection of molecules, S. Vasudevan, K. Walczak, N. Kapur, M. Neurock and A. W. Ghosh, IEEE-Sensors Journal, 8, 6 (2008).

 

Selected Presentations

Altering graphene line defect properties using chemistry, 2012 APS March Meeting, Boston, MA, Feb 27 —Mar 2, 2013.

Surface-Modified Transistors and molecule characterization, Georgetown University, Sept, 2011. Invited Talk

Transport in Nanodevices, S. Vasudevan, and A. W. Ghosh, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, Dec 9, 2009. Invited talk

Modeling Scattering Assisted Transport in Nanodevices, AVS Mid-Atlantic meeting, Jefferson Labs, Newport News, VA, April 2009 (poster) – Best Student Poster Award

Theoretical Study of Multiple-Trap Correlations in Random Telegraph Signals of a Carbon Nanotube Field-Effect Transistor, APS March Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, March 2009.

Theory of Single Molecule Characterization using Random Telegraph Signals, AVS 55th International Symposium, Boston, MA, October 2008.

Modeling Molecule-Assisted Transport in Field Effect Transistors, 5th Annual Molecular Conduction and Sensors Workshop, West Lafayette, IN, July 2007.

Computational Nanoelectronics, UVA SEAS- Fairfax Economic Development Industry Day, Falls Church, VA, July 2006.

Modeling Conduction through Alkanethiols, 4th Annual Molecular Conduction and Sensors Workshop, Charlottesville, VA, July 2006.