Strategic Directions Committee
Strategic Directions Committee Vice President
Strategic Directions Committee Member
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.
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
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
John Dallesasse is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Associate Dean in the Grainger College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he’s been for over 10 years. He also has over 20 years of industry experience in technology development and executive management, having led technically diverse and geographically distributed engineering teams. Prior to joining UIUC he was the Chief Technology Officer, Vice President, and co-founder of Skorpios Technologies where he was responsible for developing innovative methods for heterogeneous integration of compound semiconductors with silicon. His technical contributions include, with Nick Holonyak, Jr., the discovery of III‑V Oxidation, which has become an enabling process technology for the fabrication of Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers (VCSELs) for optical networking, 3D imaging, and LIDAR applications. John has over 100 publications and conference presentations, and 50 issued patents. He serves as the Chair of the Steering Committee for the IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, the Chair of the Steering Committee for the IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing, and as the Vice President of Technical Committees for IEEE-EDS. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and Optica.
Arokia Nathan - Fellow
Arokia Nathan is currently a Bye-Fellow and Tutor at Darwin College, University of Cambridge, UK. He received his PhD degree in electrical engineering from the University of Alberta, Canada, in 1988. He joined LSI Logic USA, and subsequently, the Institute of Quantum Electronics, ETH Zürich, Switzerland, before joining the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Waterloo, Canada. In 2006, he joined the London Centre for Nanotechnology, University College London, UK, as the Sumitomo Chair of Nanotechnology. He moved to Cambridge University in 2011 as the Chair of Photonic Systems and Displays. He has more than 600 publications, including six books, and more that 110 patents and four spin-off companies. He is the co-founder of Cambridge Touch Technologies, UK and VISBAN Networks UK where he is a Director and Chief Technical Officer. He is a Fellow of IEEE and SID, a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Electron Devices Society and Sensor Council, a Chartered Engineer (UK), Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (UK), and winner of the 2020 IEEE EDS JJ Ebers Award.
- Flexible Electronics
- Oxide Semiconductor Electronics
- Ultralow Power Transistors and Sensor Interfaces
- Active Matrix OLED Displays
- TFT Compact Modeling and Parameter Extraction
- Nanoscale Large Area Electronics
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.
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