Krishna Balasubramanian did his bachelor’s in electrical and electronics engineering at PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore. He worked for two years in the hardware design group of optical transport business unit, Cisco Systems Inc.. He designed and implemented logical circuits using FPGAs and ASICs for high speed (upto 100 GHz) optical communication channels. Subsequently he joined as a direct PhD candidate at the Indian Institute of Science under the guidance of Prof. Rudra Pratap and Prof. Srinivasan Raghavan. He conducted research on low dimensional layered materials such as graphene, MoS2 and quantum well structures involving GaN/AlGaN systems. After obtaining his PhD from the Center for Nanoscience and Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, he joined as a post-doctoral fellow at the ultrafast quantum optics lab in electrical engineering department of Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. He was an assistant professor at the Electrical Engineering department at IIT – Kanpur for an year and currently associated with the department of material science and engineering at IIT - Delhi. His research is focused on the interfaces of superconductors with low dimensional materials for interesting opto-electronic properties. He also works on high-temperature superconducting devices such as single photon detectors, nano-inductors and tunnel/super-Schottky diodes.