Professional AssociationsProfessional Associations: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Mridula Prathapan received her B.S. in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the Cochin University of Science and Technology, India, in 2010, and M.S in VLSI design from the Vellore Institute of Technology, India in 2012.
From 2012 to 2016, she worked as a Component Design Engineer at Intel Corporation, in memory compiler team for SoC and mobile platforms spread across Bangalore (India), Austin, Texas and Portland, Oregon (United States). Her work in developing an automated timing and power characterization methodology for SRAM, register files, TCAM and ROM in sub-14 nm processes earned her an Intel department recognition award in 2015.
She was awarded a doctoral fellowship from the Karlsruhe School of Elementary Particle and Astroparticle Physics: Science and Technology (KSETA) in 2016, where she worked on developing a novel radiation sensor and its readout circuitry under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ivan Peric. In 2020, she recieved her Ph.D (magna cum laude) in Electrical Engineering from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany. The HVCMOS sensors are proposed as a cost effective alternative to the existing particle sensors used in high energy physics experiments, such as the ATLAS detector at LHC, CERN.
In February 2020, she joined IBM Research – Zurich in Rueschlikon, Switzerland as a postdoctoral researcher. Her research is aimed at developing cryogenic CMOS integrated circuits for qubit control and readout, to facilitate the scalability of future Quantum Computing systems.
Her current research interests include: High speed data converter design, Cryogenic CMOS device chracterization, Cryogenic CMOS circuit design, Qubit control and readout systems, Radiation hard sensor design for high energy physics and space