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Ph. D, University of California Los Angeles, 2008
MS, University of California Los Angeles, 2005
BE, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, 2002

I'm working as an Assistant Professor in the Electrical Communications Engineering (ECE) department at Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore since June 2016.  My areas of interest are in nonlinear optics, multiphoton microscopy and integrated photonic devices. Previously I was working as a research scientist at Agilent Research Labs, Santa Clara, CA, USA from 2012-2016 in the area of biomedical imaging for cancer diagnostics and its clinical translation. I did my postdoctoral training under Professor Eric Potma at University of California Irvine, Chemistry department in the area of nonlinear optical microscopy with the focus on developing novel techniques for resolution and sensitivity improvement. I did my MS and Ph. D at University of California Los Angles, Electrical Engineering department from 2002-2008 under the guidance of Professor Bahram Jalali in the area of silicon photonics and building active photonic devices in silicon using Raman nonlinear optical processes. Please visit the other pages to learn more about my research, teaching interests, publications and about the Photonics Lab.

Contact information:   Varun Raghunathan
                                        ECE department
                                        Indian Institute of Science
                                        Bangalore, Karnataka 560012
                                        email: varun_raghunathan[at]ece[dot]iisc[dot]ernet[dot]in
                                        phone: +80-2293-3473 (office)