Society Review & Advisory Committee AdHoc Committee Chair
Samar K. Saha - Life Fellow
Samar Saha has served as the 2016-2017 President of the IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS) and currently serving as the Senior Past President and Chairs of the J.J. Ebers Award and Fellow Evaluations Committees. He is the Chief Research Scientist at Prospicient Devices, California, USA and an Adjunct faculty in the Electrical Engineering (EE) department, Santa Clara University, USA. In the past, he has worked in various technical and management positions for National Semiconductor, LSI Logic, Texas Instruments, Philips Semiconductors, Silicon Storage Technology, Synopsys, DSM Solutions, Silterra USA, and SuVolta. In academia, he has worked as a faculty member in the EE departments at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale; Auburn University; the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; and the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.
Dr. Saha has authored over 100 research papers; two books, entitled, FinFET Devices for VLSI Circuits and Systems (2020) and Compact Models for Integrated Circuit Design: Conventional Transistors and Beyond (2015); one book chapter on Technology Computer-Aided Design (TCAD); and holds 12 US patents. His research interests include exploratory device and process architectures, compact modeling, renewable energy, and R & D management. He is an IEEE Life Fellow and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, UK.
Lecture Topics: (1) Advanced Field-Effect Transistor Device Technologies for Ultra-low Power VLSI Circuits and Systems at Nanometer Nodes; (2) Physics of Integrated Circuit Device Models for VLSI Circuit Design; (3) Thin Film Transistors for Ubiquitous Flexible Electronics; (4) Evolution of Semiconductor Devices Enabling Smart Environments and Integrated Ecosystems.
Materials Initiative AdHoc Committee Chair
Prof. Francesca Iacopi (PhD in EE, KULeuven, 2004) has 20 years’ experience in Materials and Devices for Semiconductor Technologies across industry and academia, with over 120 peer-reviewed publications and 9 granted patents. Her research emphasis is the translation of basic scientific advances in nanomaterials and novel device concepts into a wide range semiconductor technologies, covering Cu/Low-k interconnects, novel TFET devices, advanced packaging and heterogeneous integration. Research Scientist at IMEC (Belgium) over 1999-2009, she then took up a one -year Guest Professorship at the University of Tokyo (Japan). In 2010-2011 she directed the Chip-Package Interaction strategy for GLOBALFOUNDRIES (Ca, USA), before becoming full -time Academic in Australia in 2012, where she invented a process to obtain graphene on silicon wafers, with applications in integrated sensing and energy storage. She was recipient of an MRS Gold Graduate Student Award (2003), an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (2012), and a Global Innovation Award at TechConnect in Washington DC (2014). She is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia, Senior Member IEEE and she is currently Head of Discipline, Communications and Electronics, of the Faculty of Engineering and IT at the University of Technology Sydney.
- Graphene on cubic silicon carbide: a platform on silicon for More-Than-Moore integrated technologies
Future Directions AdHoc Committee Chair
Paul Berger - Fellow
Paul R. Berger
Ohio State University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Tampere University, Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering, Printed and Organic Electronics Group, Tampere, Finland
- Si-based Resonant Interband Tunnel Diodes for Quantum Functional and Multi-level Circuitry (Mixed-Signal, Logic, and Low Power Embedded Memory) to Extend CMOS
- Organic Photovoltaics: An Introduction to OPV plus Plasmonic enhancements (i.e. point-of-use energy harvesting, conformable to flexible and curved surfaces)
- Passive Millimeter Wave Imaging for Security and Safety via Si-based Backward Diode Sensors (i.e. detect concealed weapons and airplane safety for sight through fog, smoke and light rain)
- Fully Printed Flexible Internet-of-Things Nodes with Energy Scavenging and Non-toxic Energy Storage
- Nitride-Based Resonant Tunneling Structures for Terahertz Gain
- Unipolar-doped Co-Tunneling Structures: A new pathway for efficient light emission without P-type doping
- Solar-Powered Humanitarian Engineering: Tanzania, Colombia & USA
Paul R. Berger (S’84 M’91 SM’97 F’11) is a Professor in Electrical & Computer Engineering at Ohio State University and Physics (by Courtesy). He is also a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Tampere University in Finland. He received the B.S.E. in engineering physics, and the M.S.E. and Ph.D. (1990) in electrical engineering, respectively, all from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Currently, Dr. Berger is actively working on quantum tunneling devices, printable semiconductor devices & circuits for IoT, bioelectronics, novel devices, novel semiconductors and applied physics.
Formerly, he worked at Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ (1990-’92) and taught at the University of Delaware in Electrical and Computer Engineering (1992-2000). In 1999, Prof. Berger took a sabbatical leave while working first at the Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany and then moved on to Cambridge Display Technology, Ltd., Cambridge, United Kingdom. In 2008, Prof. Berger spent an extended sabbatical leave at IMEC (Interuniversity Microelectronics Center) in Leuven, Belgium while appointed as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. Prof. Berger was also a Finnish Distinguished Professor (FiDiPro) at Tampere University of Technology (2014-2019), and he continues as a Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair in Information and Communications Technologies (2020-2022) with the newly merged Tampere University.
He has authored over 240 referred publications and presentations with another ~100 plenary, keynote, invited talks, 5 book sections and been issued 25 patents with 3 more pending from 60+ disclosures with a Google Scholar H-index of 35. Some notable recognitions for Dr. Berger were an NSF CAREER Award (1996), a DARPA ULTRA Sustained Excellence Award (1998), Lumley Research Awards (2006, 2011), a Faculty Diversity Excellence Award (2009) and Outstanding Engineering Educator for State of Ohio (2014). He has been on the Program and Advisory Committees of numerous conferences, including the IEDM, DRC, ISDRS, EDTM and IFETC meetings. He will be hosting the IFETC in ’21 as General Chair. He currently is the Chair of the Columbus IEEE EDS/Photonics Chapter and Faculty Advisor to Ohio State’s IEEE Student Chapter. In addition, he is an elected member-at-large to the IEEE EDS Board of Governors (19’-21’), where he is also Vice Present of Strategic Directions (20’-21’) and a member of the EDS Finance Committee.
He is an IEEE EDS Fellow (2011) and Distinguished Lecturer (since 2011), as well as a Senior member of the Optical Society of America. He has received $9.9M in USA funding as lead PI, with an additional $26M as Co-PI in USA and €8.8M in funding through his Finnish partnerships. Altogether, he has received ~$47.5M in research funding.
Prof. Berger has established significant humanitarian engineering projects across the world with an emphasis on solar-power and sustainability. After completing a 6 year presence in Haiti to electrify remote schools with solar powered LED lighting as an Alternative Spring Break, Berger re-established two new international programs. (1) One through OSU’s Office of International Affairs, has traveled to Arusha, Tanzania with a group of engineering students from different majors to design, build and install a solar powered LED lighting system for an orphanage. (2) Additionally, through IEEE’s Humanitarian Activities Committee, Berger also proposed, and was funded, to provide solar-powered desalinization for the indigenous Wayúu peoples living in the Guajira peninsula desert. Also, the IEEE Electron Device Society has provided Berger additional funds to extend the Colombia project into 2020.
75th Anniversary of the Transistor AdHoc Committee Chair
Manoj Saxena - Senior Member
University of Delhi
Manoj Saxena is an Associate Professor in Department of Electronics, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India. He received B.Sc. (with honors), M. Sc., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Delhi in 1998, 2000, and 2006 respectively. He has authored or coauthored 210 technical papers in international journals and various international and national conferences. His current research interests are in the areas of analytical modeling, design, and simulation of Optically controlled MESFET/MOSFET, silicon-on-nothing, insulated-shallow-extension, grooved/concave-gate MOSFETs, cylindrical gate MOSFET and Tunnel FET. He is a reviewer to many journals including Solid State Electronics, Journal of Physics: D Applied Physics and IEEE TED and EDL. Manoj is a Senior Member of IEEE and also Member of Institute of Physics (UK), Institution of Engineering and Technology (UK), National Academy of Sciences India (NASI) and International Association of Engineers (Hong Kong). Currently, he is the Secretary of EDS Delhi Chapter. For his voluntary contribution, Manoj received the outstanding EDS Volunteer recognition from EDS Chapters in the region in 2012.
-Dielectric Pocket MOSFET: A Novel Device Architecture;
-Embedded Insulator based Novel Nanoscaled Novel MOSFET Structures Tunnel Field Effect Transistor and its Application as Highly Sensitive and Fast Biosensor
-Modeling and Simulation of Tunnel Field Effect Transistor Dual Material Junctionless Double Gate Transistor for Analog and Digital Performance
-Optimization of Asymmetric (Pi)π-Gate HEMT for Improved Reliability & Frequency Applications
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