Strategic Directions Committee
Strategic Directions Committee Vice President
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.
Strategic Directions Committee Member
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
Joachim N. Burghartz - Fellow
Joachim N. Burghartz is an IEEE Fellow, an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, recipient of the 2014 EDS J.J. Ebers Award, and has been an ExCom member of the IEEE Electron Devices Society. He received his MS degree from RWTH Aachen in 1982 and his PhD degree in 1987 from the University of Stuttgart, both in Germany. From 1987 thru 1998 he was with the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York, where he was engaged in early development of SiGe HBT technology and later in research on integrated passive components, particularly inductors, for application to monolithic RF circuits. From 1998 until 2005 he was with TU Delft in the Netherlands as a full professor and from 2001 as the Scientific Director of the Delft research institute DIMES. In fall 2005 he moved to Stuttgart, Germany, to head the Institute for Microelectronics Stuttgart (IMS CHIPS). In addition, he is affiliated with the University of Stuttgart as a full professor. More recently, he also became CEO of the IMS Mikro-Nano Produkte GmbH. Dr. Burghartz has published about 350 reviewed articles and holds more than 30 patents. Distinguished Lecture Titles -Hybrid Systems in Foil -Ultra-thin chip technology -GaN technologies for power and RF
-Ultra-Thin Chips – A New Paradigm in Silicon Technology
-Hybrid Systems-in-Foil - Combining the Merits of Thin Chips and of Large-Area Electronics
-GaN-on-Si Technology for Power, RF & Specials
-Marvels of Microelectronic Engineering
Patrick Fay - Fellow
Patrick Fay received a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 1991, followed by the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1993 and 1996, respectively. He joined the faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame in 1997, where he currently a professor as well as the director of the Notre Dame Nanofabrication Facility. His research interests include the design, fabrication, and characterization of III-V microwave and millimeter-wave electronic devices and circuits, power devices, and high-speed optoelectronic devices and optoelectronic integrated circuits. His research also includes the development and use of micromachining techniques for the fabrication of microwave and millimeter-wave components and packaging. Prof. Fay was awarded the Department of Electrical Engineering’s Outstanding Teacher award in 1998 and 2018, and Notre Dame's College of Engineering’s Outstanding Teacher award in 2015. He is a fellow of the IEEE, and Electron Device Society Distinguished Lecturer, and serves as an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, and IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques.
- III-N Devices and Integration for Millimeter-Wave and Power Applications
- Vertical GaN Devices and Epitaxial Lift-Off Processing for High Performance Power Applications
- Advances in III-N Devices for Power and Internet of Things Applications
- III-N Nanowire FETs for Low-Power Applications
- Advanced Tunneling-Based Devices for mm-Wave Sensing and Imaging
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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