Pranita Kerber (Kulkarni) received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from Carnegie Mellon university, Pittsburgh, PA in 2006 and 2008, respectively.
Dr. Kerber (Kulkarni) joined IBM Corp. as a Research Staff Member in 2008. She is conducting research in process and device simulation of advanced semiconductor devices and circuits. She has established innovative technologies and concepts that enable state-of-the-art fully depleted planar and multi-gate SOI devices. She continues to make valuable and unique contributions by developing techniques to incorporate strain in the fully-depleted channels and designing abrupt junctions for superior electrostatic integrity and performance of these devices.
She has received more than 40 IBM Invention Achievement Awards and had co-authored more than 30 technical peer-reviewed papers. She is currently a reviewer for the IEEE Electron Device Letters, APS Applied Physics Letters and Journal of Applied Physics.