IEEE Committee Representatives

EDS representatives on IEEE committees serve two-year renewable terms with no voting privileges.

  • IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA)

  • IEEE Council on Superconductivity

    • Quanxi Jia
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      Prof. Quanxi Jia is a world-renowned scholar in materials science. He is the Empire Innovation Professor and National Grid Professor of Materials Research in the Department of Materials Design and Innovation (MDI) at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He also serves as scientific director of UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Materials Informatics (CMI). He is IEEE Fellow elected from IEEE EDS. He has authored or co-authored more than 470 peer-reviewed journal articles, delivered more than 100 invited lectures, and holds 48 U.S. patents. He serves as the co-editor-in-chief of Materials Research Letters, and sits on the editorial board of several academic and professional journals.
      Before joining SUNY Buffalo (UB) as a Professor in 2016, he spent more 20 years at the Los Alamos National Laboratory and served as a Division Director there. He is an elected Fellow of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Materials Research Society, American Physical Society, American Ceramic Society and American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is an ideal liaison between Electron Devices Society and the Materials community.
    • Cary Y. Yang
       - Life Fellow
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      Santa Clara University
      Center for Nanostructures
      500 El Camino Real
      Santa Clara, CA 95053
      Phone 1:
      +1 408 554 6814

      +1 408 554 5474
      Lecture Topics: Nanocarbon Interconnects; Metal-Nanocarbon Contacts

      Cary Y. Yang received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. After working at M.I.T., NASA Ames Research Center, and Stanford University on electronic properties of nanostructure surfaces and interfaces, he founded Surface Analytic Research, a Silicon Valley company focusing on sponsored research projects covering various applications of surfaces and nanostructures. He joined Santa Clara University in 1983 and is currently Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director of TENT Laboratory, a SCU facility located inside NASA Ames. He was the Founding Director of Microelectronics Laboratory and Center for Nanostructures, and served as Chair of Electrical Engineering and Associate Dean of Engineering at Santa Clara. His research spans from silicon-based nanoelectronics to nanostructure interfaces in electronic, biological, and energy-storage systems. An IEEE Life Fellow, he served as Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, President of the IEEE Electron Devices Society, and elected member of the IEEE Board of Directors. He was appointed Vice Chair of the IEEE Awards Board in 2013 and 2014. He received the 2004 IEEE Educational Activities Board Meritorious Achievement Award in Continuing Education "for extensive and innovative contributions to the continuing education of working professionals in the field of micro/nanoelectronics," and the IEEE Electron Devices Society Distinguished Service Award in 2005. From 2008 to 2013, he held the Bao Yugang Chair Professorship at Zhejiang University in China.

  • IEEE Young Professionals Committee

  • IEEE Govt. Relations Council- R&D Policy Committee

    • Herbert S. Bennett
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      National Institute of Standards and Tech.
      Bldg. 225, Room B344
      100 Bureau Drive, MS 8120
      Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8120
      Phone 1:
      +1 301 975 2079

      +1 301 975 6021
      Lecture Topics: Semiconductor Technology Roadmaps RF, mm-Wave, and Analog/Mixed-Signal Technologies International Standards for Nanotechnologies Activities of the IEEE-Standards Association
  • IEEE Nanotechnology Council

  • IEEE Press Coordinator

    • Yuan Taur
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      University of California, San Diego
      Dept. of Electrical and Computer Eng.
      Mail Code 0407
      La Jolla, CA 92093-0407
      Phone 1:
      +1 858 534 3816

      +1 858 822 1247
  • IEEE Sensors Council

    • Mina Rais-Zadeh
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      Associate Professor
      University of Michigan
      1301 Beal Ave
      Ann Arbor, MI 48109

      Research Areas: Electron devices for wireless communication and sensing applications and the related device physics, Resonant Sensors: e.g. uncooled infrared detectors, Gallium nitride MEMS and microsystems

      Professional Memberships: IEEE EDS

      Biography: Mina Rais-Zadeh received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Sharif University of Technology and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees both in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2005 and 2008, respectively. From August 2008 to 2009, she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Georgia Institute of Technology. Since January 2009, she has been with the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where she is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

      Dr. Rais-Zadeh is the recipient of the NSF CAREER Award (2011), IEEE Electron Device Society Early Career Award (2011), NASA Early Career Faculty Award (2012), the Crosby Research Award from the University of Michigan (2013), National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering (2013), and ONR Young Investigator Award (2014). Together with her students, she received the best poster award at the Transducers conference (2013), the best paper award at the IEEE SiRF conference (2014), honorable mention at the IEEE IMS (2014), and was the finalist in student paper competitions at the SiRF (2007) and IMS (2011) conferences. She was the chairperson of the Display, Sensors and MEMS (DSM) sub-committee at the 2013 IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) and is a member of the 2014 IEDM Executive Committee and 2015 IEEE MEMS Executive Committee. She is a senior member of IEEE and has served as a member of the technical program committee of IEEE IEDM (2011-2013), IEEE Sensors Conference (2011-2014), the Hilton Head workshop (2012, 2014), the IEEE MEMS Conference (2014-2015), Transducers (2015), and IFCS (2015). She is an associate editor of the IEEE Electron Device Letters. Her research interests include electron devices for wireless communication and sensing applications and the related device physics, resonant micromechanical devices, RF MEMS, gallium nitride MEMS, and micro/nano fabrication process development.

  • IEEE Special Interest Group on Bio & Health Sciences

  • IEEE Women in Engineering Committee (WIEC)

  • IEEE Region 8 Chapter Coordination Committee

    • Frank Schwierz
       - Emerging Technologies and Devices
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      Technische Universitaet Ilmenau
      FG Festkorperelektronik
      PF 100565
      Ilmenau, Thuringia 98684
      Phone 1:
      49 3677 69 3120

      49 3677 59 3132
      Frank Schwierz received the Dr.-Ing., and Dr. habil. degrees from Technische Universität (TU) Ilmenau, Germany, in 1986 and 2003, respectively. Presently he serves as Privatdozent at TU Ilmenau and is Head of the RF & Nano Devices Research Group. His research interests include novel device and material concepts for future transistor generations, ultra-high-speed transistors, and semiconductor device theory. Currently he is particularly interested in two-dimensional electronic materials. Dr. Schwierz is conducting research projects funded by the European Community, German government agencies, and the industry. Together with partners from academia and industry he was involved in the development of the fastest Si based transistors worldwide in the late 1990s, of Europe's smallest MOSFETs in the early 2000s, and of the worlds fastest GaN HEMT on Si in the 2010s. He has published 250 journal and conference papers including 40 invited papers and is author of three book chapters and of the books Modern Microwave Transistors (J. Wiley & Sons 2003) and Nanometer CMOS (Pan Stanford Publishing 2010). Dr. Schwierz is a Senior Member of the IEEE.