Program Objective

The program will create a cadre of 60000 engineers with employable skills for the semiconductor industry. The program will deliver training at scale using SEMulator3D®, an advanced EDA simulation platform from Lam Research. The program is being funded by the India Semiconductor Mission (ISM, https://ism.gov.in/) and the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY, https://www.meity.gov.in/). Lam Research India is donating licenses. The program is being managed and executed by the Centre for Nanoscience and Engineering (CeNSE), Indian Institute of Science (IISc). This course is an unprecedented joint effort between industry and academia to create industry-relevant course content.

Program Execution

  • The program is being executed in a “train-the-trainers” model. IISc will train the faculty from reputed UG and PG engineering colleges across India. The trained faculty will be expected to launch new courses in their respective institutes. Lam Research India will donate the SEMulator3D licenses for these new courses.
  • Target audience: Faculty from engineering schools so they can launch new courses on process technology in their respective institutes.
  • Format: 1-month session with two weeks of hands-on fabrication and characterisation training at CeNSE, IISc and two weeks of exposure to SEMUlator3D teaching material.

Schedule for upcoming program

14-28 June 2024 | 9 AM – 6 PM
Centre for Nano Science and Engineering,
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Organising Team

Mr. Somashekar P S(somashekarps@iisc.ac.in)
Ms. Sabiha Sultana(sabihas@iisc.ac.in)
Prof. Sushobhan Avasthi (savasthi@iisc.ac.in)
Prof. Shankar Kumar Selvaraja (shankarks@iisc.ac.in)


Rangesh Raghavan Rangesh Raghavan
Managing Director
Lam Research India Pvt. Ltd
Dinesh MunireddyDinesh Munireddy
Sr. Director
Lam Research India Pvt. Ltd
Shankar KSProf. Shankar Kumar Selvaraja
Associate Professor
CeNSE, Indian Institute of Science
Sushobhan AvasthiProf. Sushobhan Avasthi
Associate Professor
CeNSE, Indian Institute of Science


>Hands-on training [8 weekdays] - TBD

>SEMulator3D® [12 weekdays]



SEMulator3D® is an industry-standard simulator that can impart training in semiconductor technology. The computing infrastructure needed is minimal and available at most institutes, so training can be rapidly scaled up. The training is suitable for students from diverse engineering backgrounds. While no simulator can replace hands-on experience, SEMulator3D® can take us 80% of the way. Internal industry training can manage the rest.

SEMulator3D® is a semiconductor process modeling platform that offers wide ranging technology development capabilities. Based on highly efficient physics-driven voxel modeling technology, SEMulator3D has a unique ability to model complete process flows. Starting from input design data, SEMulator3D follows an integrated process flow description to create the virtual equivalent of the complex, 3D structures created in the fab.SEMulator3D process modeling and analysis is used for fast and accurate “virtual fabrication” of advanced nano-fabrication processes, allowing engineers to understand manufacturing effects early in the development process and reduce time-consuming and costly silicon learning cycles.

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SEMulator3D can be used for process simulation and visulatization of the process flow


Dr. Sushobhan Avasthi
Associate Professor
Dr. Shankar Kumar Selvaraja
Associate Professor
Dr. Savitha P
Chief Operating Officer (NNFC)
Dr. Suresh S J
Chief Operating Officer (MNCF)
Chandan H B
Senior Facility Technologist
Saleem Ahmed B
Senior Facility Technologist
Shruthi Hegde
Facility Technologist
Goutham Y
Facility Technologist
Naveen Hebbal
Facility Technologist
Ajeya K Shettar
Facility Technologist
Gali Sushma
PhD Student
Shubhangi Bhardwaj
PhD Student



Centre for Nano Science and Engineering
Indian Institute of Science,
Bengaluru - 560012. India.