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
Compound Semiconductor Devices & Circuits Committee Members
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Yu Cao: Yu Cao is a Program Manager in the Dept. of Research and Development at Qorvo, supporting defense related research and development programs. He received a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 2010. He used to work at Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (2003-2005 in Singapore) as a Research Fellow, Kopin and IQE as a Staff Scientist (2010-2014) and HRL Laboratories (2014-2017) as a Member of Technical Staff before he joined Qorvo in 2017. His research interests include the epitaxy and characterization of III-Nitride materials, the design, fabrication and testing of compound semiconductor based optoelectronic and electronic devices, including both active and passive components for RF and power applications. Dr. Cao is a Senior Member of the IEEE and has published 2 monographs, 1 book chapter and over 100 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers.
Ioannis (John) Kymissis is an electrical engineer teaching at Columbia University. His area of specialization is solid state electronics and device fabrication, with an emphasis on thin film devices and the use of organic semiconductors in his work. He graduated with his SB, M.Eng., and Ph.D. degrees from MIT, and after working as a post-doc and at QDVison, joined the faculty at Columbia University in 2006. John has won a number of awards for his work, including the NSF CAREER award, the IEEE EDS Paul Rappaport award, the Vodaphone Americas Foundation Wireless Innovation Award, and the MIT Clean Energy Prize. He is currently serving as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Society for Information Display and is the general chair for the 2013 Device Research Conference.
- Organic semiconductors, single chip sensors, flexible electronics, micro-LEDs