My name is Parthiban Santhanam
and I am currently a doctoral candidate in the Electrial Engineering and Computer Science (EECS)
department at MIT. Since 2007, I have been studying thermo-electric
effects in semiconductor devices in
Rajeev Ram's Physical Optics and Electronics Group.
This website will become my research home page. My intention is to provide information on recent
results and directions to the general public.
News & Updates.
3 November 2013: Applied Physics Letters has published
our recent result of the first demonstration of an LED operating above unity wall-plug efficiency at room temperature.
17 September 2013: Applied Physics Letters has published
our recent design results for a λ=2.15μm LED which exploits thermo-electric pumping to achieve
a 20x improvement in efficiency at micro-watt power levels.