Dr. Kafil M. Razeeb received the B.Sc. (with honors) and M.Sc. degrees, both in Applied Physics and Electronics, from the University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh, in 1997 and 1999, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in physics from University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland, in 2003. In 2003, he joined NMRC (now Tyndall National Institute) as a Post Doctoral Fellow. In 2005, he became a Research Scientist and later Staff Researcher within the Microelectronics Applications Integration group in Tyndall National Institute, Cork, Ireland. He is principal investigator of several Enterprise Ireland and EU funded projects from Tyndall and team leader of Nano-Interconnection group. Razeeb is author of over 50 technical articles and conference papers, 1 book and 6 book chapters and filed 2 patents. His current research focuses on the broad area of nanowires/ nanotubes, nanoheterostructures and nanocomposite materials, specifically on nano-sensors, nanomaterials for energy, 3D interconnection and integration techniques, nano-interconnection, thermal interface/ thermoelectric materials, electromagnetic and photocatalytic properties of novel nano-materials. Dr. Razeeb became member of IEEE in 2004 and then became senior member in 2011. He is also Chartered Physicist and Member of Institute of Physics and recipients of a Higher Education Authority, Ireland Scholarship for pursuing his Ph.D. (2000–2003). During his M.S. study (1998–1999), he received the Research Fellow award from Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of Bangladesh based on excellence in research work.
Research themes :
- Thermal Interface Materials (TIM)
- Ph.D., Department of Physics, Materials and Surface Science Institute, University of Limerick, Ireland, 2003 Thesis: Electrodeposition of Magnetic Nanowires in NCA Templates
- M.Sc., Department of Applied Physics and Electronics, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1999
- B.Sc., Department of Applied Physics and Electronics, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1997
- December 2006 – Tenured Staff Researcher, Nano-Interconnection, Heterogeneous System Integration, Microsystems Centre, Tyndall National Institute, Cork, Ireland
- August 2005 – November 2006, Research Scientist, Microsystems Centre, Tyndall National Institute
- August 2003 – August 2005, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Microsystems Centre, Tyndall National Institute
- October 1999 – March 2000, Lecturer at Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Darul Ihsan University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Research interests :
- Fabrication of Micro and Nanostructured materials and devices for application in energy storage and production, sensor applications and power electronics
- Nanowires and submicron wires for thermal management and interconnection
- Processing and characterization of nanoheterostructured materials
- Micro and Nano level planar and 3D integration and interconnection of Si and wafer level packaging
- Thermal, electrical and thermoelectric properties of nanowires and nanotubes
Peer reviewers for journals :
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Analyst, Royal Society of Chemistry
Applied Physics Letters, American Institute of Physics
Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Elsevier
Chemical Engineering Journal
Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, Elsevier
Electrochimica Acta, Elsevier
Journal of Applied Physics, American Institute of Physics
Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, Springer
Materials Letters, Elsevier
Polymer International, Wiley, InterScience
Surface and Coatings Technology, Elsevier
- Senior Member, IEEE
- Chartered Physicist and Member, Institute of Physics
- Editorial board member, Journal of Material Science and Engineering, OMICS Publishing Group
- Management committee (MC) member, COST action MP0701 as a representative from Ireland in the area of “Composites with Novel Functional and Structural Properties by Nanoscale Materials (Nano Composite Materials-NCM)”
Invitations and invited talk
- Nanoelectronics for an Energy Efficient Electrical Car, Smart Power management Workshop, Enterprise Ireland Head Office, Dublin, 18 March, 2010.
- Nanowire Infused Thermal Interface Materials, Bell Labs Ireland, Alcatel-Lucent, Dublin, 16 March 2012.
Media/ Press article/ interview
- Kafil M. Razeeb, Making sure your chips don't burn, interview by Irish Times Innovation, Page no. 7, 24 Sept 2010. Reported by Electronics Cooling magazine in Thermal Interface Material section (http://www.electronics-cooling.com/2010/09/making-sure-your-chips-don%E2%80%99t-burn/).
- Tyndall develops new material to extend life of electronics, Cork Independent, 21 Oct 2010 (http://archive.corkindependent.com/business/business/tyndall-develops-new-material-to-extend-life-of-electronics/).
- Tyndall nano-material reduces energy consumption in semiconductor chips, Press release, PowerSoc Workshop 2010, Tyndall National Institute, 13 Oct 2010 (http://www.nanowerk.com/news/newsid=18494.php).
- Tyndall scoops EU awards for e-car nanoelectronics research, Press release, Siliconrepublic, 29 Nov 2011 (http://www.siliconrepublic.com/green-tech/item/24744-tyndall-scoops-eu-awards-fo).
- Kafil. M. Razeeb, S. Roy, J. Rohan and L. Nagle, A thermal interface material, Patent Application Number: WO2008129525-A1. Nationalization filed on 22nd October, 2009.
- Kafil M. Razeeb, Ju Xu, Eric D. Dalton, A. Mathewson and Saibal Roy, A process for the manufacture of large area,homogeneous one dimensional nanostructures on a solid substrate and ultra-long nanostructures produced thereby, patent filed; UK 1013456.7