SANTIRAM KAL, Ph.D., former Professor, Department of Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. Earlier, as a Post-Doctoral Fellow, he worked in Ruhr University, Bochum (1985) and Erlangen–Nürnberg University (1993 and 1996) - both in Germany.
A Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India) and a Senior Member of IEEE (USA), Professor Santiram Kal had published nearly 100 articles in prestigious international and national journals such as IEEE Electron Devices Letters, IEEE Trans. on Microwave Theory and Technics, IEEE Journal of Electronics Materials, International Journal of Electronics (UK), Electronics Letters (UK) and Journal of IETE (India). His research interests were in VLSI, ASICs, MEMS, and sensors.