Awadesh Mallik

Hasselt University and IMEC VZW

Dr. Awadesh Kumar Mallik is a ceramic engineer from the University of Calcutta who chose to become a diamond researcher. He started growing diamonds in the laboratory at the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore during his master thesis project for the development of vacuum tribology coatings for the Indian Space Research Organisation. He continued his journey of making diamond components for high-power electron tubes at the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute (CSIR-CGCRI), as part of a national mission for the international fusion energy International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) program. Dr. Mallik has also developed laser cutting and polishing technologies for as-grown diamond material over large areas for industrial collaboration. His current research focus is using diamonds for the thermal management of power electronics. He obtained a Ph.D. from Jadavpur University, India, and was an FWO postdoctoral research fellow at Hasselt University, Belgium. He has published forty peer-reviewed articles and presented many papers at international conferences.

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