In Optoelectronic Nanodevice Research Laboratory (OPTO NANO GROUP) led by Dr. Mukesh Kumar in Discipline of Electrical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Indore we have been working on Optoelectronic Devices, Nanoelectronics, Integrated Photonics, and Nanofabrication. OPTO NANO GROUP is actively involved in the design and fabrication of number of on-chip devices and functionalities for optical communication, interconnects, computing, bio-chemical sensing and memory applications. Our research group focuses on realizing new/improved optoelectronic functions by utilizing engineered (1D and 2D photonic crystals) and/or hybrid 2D materials (graphene etc.) into our devices.

Following are the thrust areas of our research:

  • Silicon Photonics
  • Integrated Optoelectronics
  • Integrated CMOS photonics
  • Device Fabrication
  • On-chip devices for
    • Optical Fiber communication
    • Optical Computing
    • Memory Application
    • Bio-chemical sensing

We focus on Device Innovations through novel designs and cost-effective fabrication of on-chip devices based on smart and engineered materials for future communication, computing and sensing.The group has ongoing research collaborations with leading scientists in India, UK, South Korea, France, Russia and USA.

Mukesh Kumar

Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering



Dr. Mukesh Kumar has been sanctioned appx. Rs. 150 Lakhs from Nano Mission, DST for research in Silicon Photonics.

Rolling Advertisment for PhD Position

Ms. Swati Rajput, PhD Scholar under Dr. Mukesh Kumar in Electrical Engineering is conferred with Young Scientist Award by Madhya Pradesh Council of Science and Technology for the Best paper presented during 34th Young Scientist Congress.

Recent Publications

L. Singh, S. Jain and M. Kumar, "Electrically Writable Silicon Nanophotonic Resistive Memory with Inherent Stochasticity," Optics Letters, Vol. 44, No. 16, 2019