Jag Kasichainula

Associate Professor

Jag Kasichainula joined the NC State faculty in 1985 after three years as an associate metallurgist with Ames Laboratory.

Kasichainula’s group is developing advanced coatings of novel materials for technological applications. The coatings are used for corrosion and wear resistance, diffusion barriers, heat spreaders, and metallization schemes. The diamond coatings are developed for machine tools, seal rings and electronic heat spreaders with strong industrial collaboration. Modern semiconductor and superconductor films are developed for electronic applications. They then characterize the thin film coatings and determine their physical properties. Microstructural characterization and correlation with the observed physical properties is the key to develop high quality thin films in our research. Modeling of the microstructural features is performed to understand the physical properties of composite thin films.

Dr. Kasichainula’s research interests include thin film deposition of ceramics, diamond, composites, semiconductors and superconductors; analytical characterization of microstructural features, interfaces and grain boundaries; dislocation theory, deformation and fracture of materials; modeling of physical behavior of materials.


Low resistance metal contacts on MoS2 films deposited by laser physical vapor deposition
Jagannadham, K. (2019), JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE-MATERIALS IN ELECTRONICS, 30(10), 10024–10029. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10854-019-01345-6
Initial stages of delamination of the aluminum film from silicon wafer
Jagannadham, K. (2018), Applied Physics A, 124(8). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00339-018-1984-8
Nature of electrical conduction in MoS2 films deposited by laser physical vapor deposition
Jagannadham, K., Das, K., Reynolds, C. L., & El-Masry, N. (2018), Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 29(16), 14180–14191. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10854-018-9551-9
Thermal Conductivity Changes Due to Degradation of Cathode Film Subjected to Charge-Discharge Cycles in a Li Ion Battery
Jagannadham, K. (2018), METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS TRANSACTIONS A-PHYSICAL METALLURGY AND MATERIALS SCIENCE, 49A(8), 3738–3752. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11661-018-4665-5
Characterization of Novel Materials for Thin Flexible Power Substrates for High-Density Power Electronics
Hopkins, D., Zhao, X., Kasichainula, J., Reainthippayasakul, W., Lanagan, M. T., Jiang, Y., … Fukawa, Y. (2017), ASME 2017 International Technical Conference and Exhibition on Packaging and Integration of Electronic and Photonic Microsystems collocated with the ASME 2017 Conference on Information Storage and Processing Systems : August 29-September 1, 2017, San Francisco, California, USA. Presented at the International Technical Conference and Exhibition on Packaging and Integration of Electronic and Photonic Microsystems, San Francisco, CA.
Characterization of Ultra-Thin Epoxy-Resin Based Dielectric Substrate for Flexible Power Electronics Applications
Zhao, X., Jagannadham, K., Reainthippayasakul, W., Lanagan, M. T., & Hopkins, D. C. (2017), International Symposium on Microelectronics, 2017(1), 000151–000156. https://doi.org/10.4071/isom-2017-tp55_094
Multiphysics Performance Evaluation of Flexible Substrate Based 1.2kV SiC Half Bridge Intelligent Power Module with Stacked Dies
Zhao, X., Jagannadham, K., & Hopkins, D. C. (2017), International Symposium on Microelectronics, 2017(1), 000353–000359. https://doi.org/10.4071/isom-2017-wp22_095
The Influence of a TiN Film on the Electronic Contribution to the Thermal Conductivity of a TiC Film in a TiN-TiC Layer System
Jagannadham, K. (2017), Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 49(1), 346–355. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11661-017-4401-6
Adhesion, Modulus and Thermal Conductivity of Porous Epoxy Film on Silicon Wafers
Jagannadham, K. (2016), Journal of Electronic Materials, 45(11), 5877–5884. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11664-016-4793-x
Effect of intermetallic compounds on the thermal conductivity of Ti-Cu composites
Jagannadham, K. (2016), Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A: Vacuum, Surfaces and Films, 34(2). https://doi.org/10.1116/1.4939142

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