Rathnamala Rao


Assistant Professor

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Monday, April 6, 2015

Professional Experience: 

Teaching and Research 14 years

Contact Details


malarathna [AT] yahoo.com


+91-824-2473513 (Off)
Academic Background

Ph.D : Indian Institute of Technology Madras(IITM), in March 2011,
B.E : Visvesvaraya Technological University, (N.M.A.M. Institute of Technology, Nitte), in July 2002

Areas of Interest

Semiconductor device modeling, VLSI design, Micro actuators, control system design for micromachining applications

Supervision of Ph.D
Completed :2
Significant Publications


  1. Puninchathaya, P.D., Rao, M., Rao, R., Kumar, S., Ahmed, R.M., "Experimental investigations on flexurally amplified piezoactuator based active vibration isolation system using PID controller", Mechatronic Systems and Control, 2021, 49(3), pp. 132–141.

  2. Keremane, K.S., Rao, R., Adhikari, A.V., "Simple 3,6-disubstituted Carbazoles as Potential Hole Transport Materials: Photophysical, Electrochemical and Theoretical Studies", Photochemistry and Photobiology, 2021, 97(2), pp. 289–300.

  3. Sukesh Rao, Rathnamala Rao, "A new blood pressure prediction method using wrist pulse examination",  Health and Technology, Springer, vol. 10(3), pp. 689-697, 2020

  4. Sukesh Rao M., Rathnamala Rao, "Experimental investigation on the suitability of flexible pressure sensor for wrist pulse measurement",  Health and Technology, Springer, vol. 9(2), pp. 143-151, 2019.

  5. R. K. Veeresha, M. K. Shilpa, Muralidhara, Rathnamala Rao, Nithin Kumar, "Investigating The Performance Of Electromagnetic Pump Fabricated Using Tool Based Micromachining Setup For Microdelivery Of Fluid", Journal of Mechanical Engineering Research & Developments (JMERD), vol.42(3), pp-66-70, 2019.

  6. K. Sravani and Rathnamala Rao, "A High Performance Early Acknowledged Asynchronous Pipeline using Hybrid-logic Encoding", Integration-The VLSI Journal, Elsevier (in press) Volume 71, Pages 134-143, 2020.

  7. Rathnamala Rao, Guruprasad Katti, Dnaynesh S. Havaldar, Nandita DasGupta and Amitava DasGupta, "Unified Analytical Threshold Voltage Model for Non-uniformly doped Dual Metal Gate Fully Depleted Silicon-On-Insulator MOSFETs," Solid State Electronics ,vol 53, issue 3, pp 256-65, March 2009.

  8. Rathnamala Rao, Nandita DasGupta and Amitava DasGupta, "Study of Random Dopant Fluctuation Effects in FD-SOI MOSFET Using Analytical Threshold Voltage Model", IEEE Transactions on Device and Materials Reliability, vol. 10, issue 2, pp. 247 - 253, 2010.

  9. Venugopal T. R., Muralidhara and Rathnamala Rao, “Development of micro-EDM Incorporating In-situ Measurement System”  Procedia Materials Science vol. 5, pp. 1897-1905, 2014.

  10. Veeresha R.K, Muralidhara and Rathnamala Rao, “Development of Tool Based Micromilling/Microdrilling Machine with Piezoactuated Workpiece Feeding System”, Applied Mechanics and Materials vol. 592, pp. 164-169, 2014.

  11. Divijesh P, Vincent L. D’Souza, Muralidhara and Rathnamala Rao, " Investigations on Piezoactuator-Based Active Vibration Isolation for Tool-Based Micromachining Applications ", Journal of Mechatronics and Automation vol.2 (1), pp. 25–33, 2015.

  12. Veeresha RK, Tauro AM, Muralidhara and Rathnamala Rao, "Investigation on Open Loop Position Control of Amplified Piezoactuator", Journal of Mechatronics and Automation. 2015; 2(1): pp.16–24, 2015.

  13. Muralidhara, Rathnamala Rao, (2015) “Investigations on displacement characteristics of piezoactuator based prototype actuator with hydraulic displacement amplification system”, Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, 29 (11), pp 4817-4822.

  14. R. K. Veeresha, Muralidhara, Rathnamala Rao and Astron Manoj Tauro1, “Investigation on the Performance of Valveless Pump for Microdelivery of the Fluid, Fabricated Using Tool-Based     Micromachining Setup”, Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Systems, vol 16 (2), pp-145-156.

  15. K. Sravani and Rathnamala Rao, "Novel Asynchronous Pipeline Architectures for High-Throughput Applications", Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering vol 45, pages 6625–6638, 2020.

  16. K. Sravani and Rathnamala Rao"Design of high throughput asynchronous FIR filter using gate level pipelined multipliers and adders", vol 48(8), Pages 1363-1370, 2020.

  17. R. K. Veeresha, Muralidhara, Rathnamala Rao, K. Sushith & M. K. Shilpa, "Damage Analysis of Tool-Based Micromachining Setup Using Electrical Continuity-Based Contact Detection System", Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention (JFAP) , 2021.


  1. Sravani K and Rathnamala Rao, "High Throughput and High Capacity Asynchronous Pipeline using Hybrid Logic", Proceedings of International Conference on Innovations in Electronics, Signal Processing and Communication (IESC), April 2017.

  2. Sukesh Rao M., Rathnamala Rao,"Investigation on pulse reading using flexible pressure sensor", International Conference on Industrial Instrumentation and Control (ICIC), May, 2015.

  3. Rathnamala Rao, Guruprasad Katti, Nandita DasGupta, Amitava DasGupta, "Study of random dopant fluctuation effects in fully depleted silicon on insulator MOSFET using analytical model", 2nd International Workshop on Electron Devices and Semiconductor Technology, pp.1-4, 2009.

  4. Dnyanesh S. Havaldar, Guruprasad Katti, B. M. Jadeja, Rathnamala Rao, Nandita DasGupta and Amitava DasGupta "Performance Enhancement in Asymmetric Gate Dielectric MOSFET", pp. 417-420, IEEE International conference on Microelectronics (ICM 2007) Cairo, Egypt, December 2007.

  5. P Divijesh, Muralidhara, Rathnamala Rao, Dheeraj, Sushith, "Experimental investigations of structurally pre-stressed actuator based active vibration isolation system", AIP Conference Proceedings, vol 2247(1), pp-20-23, 2020.

  6. Shara Mathew, Nithin, Rathnamala Rao, "Investigations on the Effect of Spacer Dielectrics on the DC Characteristics of Dual Material Gate Junctionless FinFETs", 2020 International Conference on Computational Performance Evaluation (ComPE), Shillong, India, pp. 359-361, 2020.

  7. S. Mathew, Nithin, K. N. Bhat and R. Rao, "Investigations on the effect of Dual Material Gate work function on DIBL and Subthreshold Swing in Junctionless FinFETs," 2020 IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Computing and Communication Technologies (CONECCT), Bangalore, India, 2020, pp. 1-5.

  8. G. R. Hegde, K. S. Nikhil and R. Rao, "Simulation and Modelling of screen oxide thickness dependent implantation peak position in Silicon," 2020 IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Computing and Communication Technologies (CONECCT), Bangalore, India, 2020, pp. 1-3.  Nithin, Rathnamala Rao and K N Bhat,IOP Conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering 872 (2020) 012022. 


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Department of ECE, NITK, Surathkal
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