Curriculum Vitae - Professor Charanjit S Bhatia

Name: Charanjit S Bhatia
Present Appointment: Professor, ECE Department, NUS
Contact Information: e-mail: elebcs@nus.edu.sg
Tele: 65-6516-7216
Research Areas:

  • Magnetic Data Storage Systems,


  • Solar Energy,


  • Ultra-thin film & Nano-Structures research,


  • Magnetic Interface Studies for Spintronics devices & Exchange Couple Composite (ECC) media,


  • Tribology,


  • Thin Film Solar Cells

Visit the Spin & Energy Laboratory website for more information.

Teaching Areas:

Thin film research, magnetic recording materials, Solar Energy, Characterization of ultra thin films

Academic/Professional Qualifications:

  • Ph D, Electrical Engineering Dept., University of Minnesota, Mpls., Mn 55455 USA


  • MS, Electrical Engineering Dept., University of Minnesota, Mpls., Mn 55455 USA

Awards/Honours (Post-PhD):

1) Elevated to (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) ASME Fellow March 2014

2) IBM faculty award for year 2008-09

3) IBM Blue Chip award (Corporate award given by IBM Chairmanís office)

4) Outstanding Innovation Award, IBM Corp, San Jose CA

5) Outstanding Technical Achievement Award, IBM Corp, San Jose CA

6) Information Storage Industry Consortium (INSIC) Leadership award (twice, 1998 & 2003)

7) INSIC Distinguished Contribution Award (2008)

8) Temasek Professor, NUS, Singapore

9) Chairman of Magnetic Data Storage tribology, ASME, USA

10) Team Leader for the INSICís 10Gb/In2, 100Gb/In2, 1Tb/In2 & 10Tb/In2 Tribology project.

11) Faculty at UC Berkeley USA (IBM faculty loan program) 1989 and 1994

12) Visiting Industrial Fellow to CML, ME Dept UC Berkeley, Berkeley USA(1987-2007)

Career History:

(Aug 07-Present) Professor ECE Department, NUS, Singapore

(1979-July 07) Staff Engineer - Sr Technical Staff Member IBM/Hitachi GST

Held technical & management positions in IBM and Hitachi Global Storage technologies in the Advanced Magnetic Recording Lab, Heads and Media groups.

Faculty at UC Berkeley USA (IBM faculty loan program) 1989 and 1994

Visiting Industrial Fellow to CML, ME Dept UC Berkeley, Berkeley USA(1987-2007)

Administrative Leadership:

Team Leader of INSIC Tribology.

Helped established ISML at NUS Singapore.

Managed Thin film Head (MR) and Disk technology projects into products at IBM and HitachiGST.

Wrote proposals for funding from DARPA, NSF to help fund research in NSIC (and now INSIC). These were very successful research projects supported by data storage industry. NUS is also receiving grants out of these funds.

Research Grants:

Recipient of NRF Grant $10 Million for the CRP project: (Feb1, 2010-Jan31, 2015)

Frontiers in Magnetic Recording Research: Vision for 10 Terabit/inch2

Recipient of Clean Energy Project Office (CEPO) NRF Grant $2.69 Million: (May 1, 2009-April 30, 2012)

SELF-CLEANING SOLAR CELLS WITH ALL-DIRECTIONAL ABSORPTION

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