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Vice President of Educational Activities
Brief bio: Navakanta Bhat received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, in 1996. Then he worked at Motorola’s Advanced Products R&D Lab in Austin, TX until 1999. He is currently a Professor at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. His current research is on Nanoelectronics and Sensors. He has more than 200 publications and 20 patents. He was instrumental in creating the National Nanofabrication Centre (NNfC) at IISc, benchmarked against the best university facilities in the world. He is the recipient of IBM Faculty award and Outstanding Research Investigator award (Govt. of India). He is a Fellow of INAE. He was the Editor of IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, during 2013-2016. He is the member of the National Innovation Council in Nanoelectronics. He is the founder and promoter of a startup called “PathShodh Healthcare”, which builds point-of-care diagnostics for diabetes and its complications.
- Nanotransistors with 2D materials : Opportunities and Challenges
- Electrochemical Biosensors for managing Diabetes and its Complications
- Single Chip Metal Oxide Gas Sensor Array for Environment Monitoring
- Nanostructured High Performance Gas sensors
Education Committee Members
Deji Akinwande - Emerging Technologies and Devices; Thin Film Transistors
Dr. Deji Akinwande is a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). He received the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 2009, where he conducted research on the synthesis, device physics, and circuit applications of carbon nanotubes and graphene. His Master’s research in Applied Physics at Case Western Reserve University pioneered the design and development of near-field microwave probe tips for nondestructive imaging and studies of materials. He is the David & Doris Lybarger Endowed Faculty Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. His research focuses on 2D materials, pioneering device innovations from lab towards applications. Prof. Akinwande has been honored with the 2018 Fulbright Specialist Award, 2017 Bessel-Humboldt Research Award, the U.S Presidential PECASE award, the inaugural Gordon Moore Inventor Fellow award, the inaugural IEEE Nano Geim and Novoselov Graphene Prize, the IEEE “Early Career Award” in Nanotechnology, the NSF CAREER award, several DoD Young Investigator awards, the 3M Nontenured Faculty Award, and was a past recipient of fellowships from the Kilby/TI, Ford Foundation, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and Stanford DARE Initiative. His recent results on silicene have been featured by nature news, Time magazine and was selected among the top 2015 science stories by Discover magazine. His work on flexible 2D electronics was highlighted among the "best of 2012" by the nanotechweb news portal and has been featured on MIT's technology review and other technical media outlets. He is a distinguished lecturer of the IEEE Electron Device Society and an Editor for the IEEE Electron Device Letters and Nature NPJ 2D Materials and Applications. He is the Conference Chair of the 2018/2019 Device Research Conference (DRC), and the Committee Chair of Nano-devices for 2018 IEEE IEDM Conference. He co-authored a textbook on carbon nanotubes and graphene device physics by Cambridge University Press, 2011, and was recently a finalist for the Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award, the highest teaching award from the University of Texas System.
- Flexible 2D Nanoelectronics: Device Physics, Mechanics and Circuits
- Graphene Devices and Si-CMOS Integration
- 2D Materials and Devices and Device Physics
- Non-volatile memory devices and applications
- RF Devices and Circuits
Ahmad E Islam
Dr. Ahmad Ehteshamul Islam is an Electronics Device Engineer at Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and is leading dielectric and integration research for high-power, high-freqeuncy electronic devices in the Sensors Directorate of AFRL located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio. Dr. Islam completed (direct) Ph.D. degree at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University in May 2010 under the supervision of Prof. Muhammad Ashraful Alam. His PhD research was on the theory and characterization of defect formation in nanoscale transistors. He obtained B.S. (EE) from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in February 2004.
Before starting his civilian career at AFRL, Dr. Islam worked as Technical Advisor of KBR, Inc. (2019-2020) with AFRL/RYDT and as Research Scientist of UES, Inc. (2012-2014, 2016-2019) and National Research Council (NRC)Postdoctoral Fellow (2014-2016) with the Flexible Electronics Group of Materials and Manufacturing Directorate (AFRL/RXAS). From 2010-2012, he worked as Postdoctoral Research Associate in Prof. John Rogers' group at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. From 2004-2005, he worked as lecturer of EE at BUET.
Dr. Islam is a Senior Member of IEEE. He was a member of the Star Team for a grant obtained from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research in FY16-FY18. He has received numerous fellowships during his postdoctoral, doctoral and undergraduate studies, among which the National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship (2012, 2014), Intel Foundation Ph.D. Fellowship (2009), IEEE EDS Ph.D. Fellowship (2008), Kintar-Ul-Haque Gold Medal (2005) are noteworthy. Dr. Islam was born in Sylhet, Bangladesh and currently lives in Dayton, OH.
Chao-Sung Lai - Senior Member
- Field-effect-transistor for chemical and biosensing applications
- Graphene transistor with fluorinated dielectrics and isolation.
- Memristor and Neuromorphic Devices. 4.2D materials and doping and device characterization
Mario Lanza - Senior Member
Mario Lanza is an Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), in Saudi Arabia since October 2020. Dr. Lanza got his PhD in Electronic Engineering with honors in 2010 at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. During the PhD he was a visiting scholar at The University of Manchester (UK) and Infineon Technologies (Germany). In 2010-2011 he was NSFC postdoc at Peking University, and in 2012-2013 he was Marie Curie postdoc at Stanford University. On October 2013 he joined Soochow University as Associate Professor, and in March 2017 he was promoted to Full Professor. Prof. Lanza has published over 120 research papers, including Science, Nature Electronics, Nature Chemistry, and IEDM, edited a book for Wiley-VCH, and registered four patents (one of them granted with 5.6 Million CNY). Prof. Lanza has received the 2017 Young Investigator Award from Microelectronic Engineering (Elsevier), and the 2015 Young 1000 Talent award (among others), and in 2019 he was appointed as Distinguished Lecturer of the Electron Devices Society (IEEE-EDS). Prof. Lanza is Associate Editor of Scientific Reports (Nature) and Microelectronic Engineering (Elsevier), and serves in the board of many others, like Advanced Electronic Materials (Wiley-VCH), Nanotechnology and Nano Futures (IOP). He is also an active member of the technical committee of several world-class international conferences, including IEEE-IEDM, IEEE-IRPS, IEEE-IPFA and APS. Prof. Lanza leads a research group formed by 10-15 PhD students and postdocs, and they investigate how to improve electronic devices using 2D materials, with special emphasis on two-dimensional (layered) dielectrics and memristors for non-volatile digital information storage and artificial intelligence computing systems.
- Two-dimensional materials based electronic devices
Lluis F. Marsal - Senior Member
Prof. Lluis F. Marsal is Distinguished Professor and full professor at the University Rovira i Virgili, Spain. Ph.D. from the University Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain, 1997. Postdoctoral researcher at the ECE, University of Waterloo, Canada (1998-1999). In 2014, he received the UniSA Distinguished Researcher Award, and the 2014 ICREA Academia Award from the Generalitat of Catalunya. Since 2019, he is the Chair of the Subcommittee for Regions/Chapters (SRC) Regions 8, IEEE- EDS. He was the Chair of Spain Chapter of the IEEE-EDS (2013-2018). He is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the Distinguished Lecturer program of the EDS. He has co-authored more than 200 publications in international refereed journals, 2 books, 5 book chapters and 3 patents. His current research interests focus on organic solar cells and hybrid nanostructured materials for optoelectronic devices and low-cost technologies based on micro- and nanoporous materials for biosensing. Lecture Topics: Current progress and perspectives in polymer solar cells Nanostructured organic solar cells and polymers for flexible optoelectronic applications Photonic and optoelectronic devices based on porous materials Micro- and nanoporous materials for biosensing
-Organic photovoltaic solar cells
-Nanostructured polymers and porous materials
-Photonic and optoelectronic devices
P Susthitha Menon
National University of Malaysia (UKM)
P Susthitha Menon is currently an Associate Professor at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) at Kuala Lumpur. She received her BSEE degree from (UKM) in 1998. As an Intel scholar, she worked at Intel Malaysia as a Product Engineer for mobile modules systems from 1999 to 2002. She then received her MSc and PhD (Distinction) degrees in 2005 and 2008 respectively from UKM, for the development of Si- and InGaAs-based interdigitated p-i-n photodiodes. At the University’s Institute of Micro-Engineering & Nanoelectronics (IMEN) she is specializing in the field of optoelectronics, nanophotonics, and robust engineering optimization. Susthitha is a Senior Member of IEEE. She is in the organizing team international conference ICSE by ED Malaysia Chapter for many years and is the Secretary of the IEEE Electron Devices Malaysia Chapter.
Stephen A. Parke - Senior Member
Dept. Of Engineering
Lecture Topics: Flexible Electronics: Silicon on Polymer Engineering Education Trends Superhydrophobic Surfaces History and Future of Semiconductor Memory
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