Vasudev Lal's Resume

Vasudev Lal
1237 Island Drive, Apt# 201, Ann Arbor, MI - 48105


Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor ,MI
Focus Area: Optics and Photonics, 7.513/9 G.P.A


B.E. Degree in Instrumentation and Control Engineering
Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology (Previously known as Delhi Institute of Technology)
University of Delhi, New Delhi, India
Graduated First Class with distinction, Percentage: 76.36%




Relevant Graduate Coursework

  • Relevant Electromagnetic Theory/Optics courses:
    Modern Optics, Optical Waves in Crystals, Lasers, Optical Fiber Communications, Ultrafast Optics
  • Relevant semiconductor related courses:
    High Speed Transistors, Solid State Device Lab, Condensed Matter Physics, Solid State Physics
  • Fundamental Physics courses:    

  Applied Quantum Mechanics I and II, Quantum Optics

Conference Publications

  • Dhananjay V. Gadre, Vasudev Lal, Sulochana Dhar, Anshul Kumar, “epaper”, Proceedings of SPIE, Vol. 6910, 69100W, Photonics West, San Jose, CA, 2008



  • January 2008 – Present: Graduate Student Research Assistant (GSRA), Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. I have been working in Prof. Duncan Steel’s Quantum Optoelectronics Lab and have been involved in nonlinear optical spectroscopy experiments of various nanostructures like III-IV semiconductor quantum dots and carbon nanotubes.
  • July 2007 – August 2007: Internship at Kritikal Solutions, a spin-off from the Computer Science department of Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. I was responsible for conducting a feasibility study and simulation for a system that transmits graphical and voice data over an analog phone line.
  • June 2006 – August 2006: Internship at Nsys Inc. I was involved with developing a verification suit in Verilog for the SPI-4 network protocol that is used in OC-192 optical communication schemes.
  • August 2005 – May 2007: Worked on digital system and embedded system design and development at the Center for Electronic Design and Technology (CEDT), University of Delhi, India. I maintain videos, pictures and brief descriptions of projects I worked on during this period on my website.                             
  • June 2005 – August 2005: Internship at the Digital Hardware Design Lab at the Computer Science Department of Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India where I worked on a project titled ‘Door Messaging System’.



  • Programming experience in C, C++, Java, Assembly Language, Matlab, Mathematica
  • Over two years experience in setting up complex optical experiments, some of which involved working at liquid helium temperatures (4K).
  • Semester long experience in UV lithography, reactive-ion etching and chemical vapor deposition, learnt as part of a graduate course in the Lurie Nanofabrication Facility, UofM.


Relevant Undergraduate Coursework


  • Digital Integrated Circuits I and II, Linear Integrated Circuits, Circuits and Systems, Control Systems I and II,  Microprocessors, Computer Aided Design, Electronics I and II, Analog and Digital Communications

Awards and Achievements



  • Full tuition waver for graduate studies awarded as a GSRA by the EECS department of University of Michigan, Ann Arbor since Jan 2008.
  • Won the “Distinctive Excellence” award at the AVR Design Contest 2006 for designing and developing “Talk Zombie”, an ATMega169 microcontroller based multilingual talking device.
  • Tuition fee waiver from Delhi University for excellent performance in academics for the year 2003-2004.