Dr. Kota Murali is the Chief Technologist for Nanotechnology at the IBM India Semiconductor Research and Development Center. He obtained his MS (Media Lab) and Ph.D.(EECS) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He got his Bachelor in Engineering from Bangalore University while also being a KVPY National Science Fellow at the Indian Institute of Science and Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research from 1998-2001.
Murali is a recipient of two IBM Corporate Outstanding Technical Achievement Awards, Indian National Science Academy Young Scientist Award, Materials Society of India Medal, IEEE Solid State Circuits Society best paper award, and member of the IBM Academy of Technology. He is an Adjunct faculty member at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and an Adjunct Professor of the Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), Prior to joining IBM India, Dr. Murali was a Research manager of nanotechnology at Motorola India Research. His research interests are in the areas of nano materials and devices for electronics, spin and superconducting based quantum devices, and energy technologies.