EDL Editor-in-Chief and Editors

  • EDL Editor-in-Chief

    • Jesus del Alamo
       - Editor-in-Chief
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      Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
      77 Massachusetts Ave, Rm. 39-415
      Cambridge 02139
      Phone 1:
      617 253 4764

      617 258 7393
      Jesus A. del Alamo is the Director of the Microsystems Technology Laboratories at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He obtained a Telecommunications Engineer degree from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. From 1985 to 1988 he was with Nippon Telegraph and Telephone LSI Laboratories in Japan and since 1988 he has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he is the Donner Professor. His current research interests are centered on nanoelectronics based on compound semiconductors.
      Prof. del Alamo was an NSF Presidential Young Investigator. He is a member of the Royal Spanish Academy of Engineering and Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the American Physical Society. He is the recipient of the Intel Outstanding Researcher Award in Emerging Research Devices, the SRC Technical Excellence Award, and the IEEE Electron Devices Society Education Award. He served as editor of IEEE Electron Device Letters for 9 years.

  • EDL Editors

    • Shoou-Jinn Chang
       - Optoelectronics; Thin Film Transistors
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      National Cheng Kung University Ministry of Science and Technology
      Electrical Engineering
      Tainan 70101
      Phone 1:
      +886 6 275757 ext 162391

      +886 6 2761854
      Shoou-Jinn Chang (M’06, SM’10, F’14) was born in Taipei, Taiwan on January 17, 1961. He received the B.S. degree from the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Tainan, Taiwan in 1983, the M.S. degree from the State University of New York, Stony Brook in 1985 and the Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1989, all in electrical engineering.

      From 1989 to 1992, he was a Research Scientist with Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) Basic Research Laboratories, Musashino, Japan. He joined the Department of Electrical Engineering, NCKU in 1992 as an Associate Professor, where he was promoted to Full Professor in 1998.

      He serves as the Director of the Institute of Microelectronics, NCKU from August 2008 to July 2011. Currently, he is the Deputy Director of the Advanced Optoelectronic Technology Center, NCKU. He was a Royal Society Visiting Scholar with the University of Wales, Swansea, UK from January 1999 to March 1999, a Visiting Scholar with the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Tokyo, Japan from July 1999 to February 2000, a Visiting Scholar with the Institute of Microstructural Science, National Research Council, Canada from August 2001 to September 2001, a Visiting Scholar with the Institute of Physics, Stuttgart University, Germany from August 2002 to September 2002, and a Visiting Scholar with the Faculty of Engineering, Waseda University, Japan from July 2005 to September 2005. He is also a honorary professor with Changchun University of Science and Technology, China. His current research interests include semiconductor physics, optoelectronic devices, and nanotechnology.

      Professor Chang is the recipient of the outstanding research award from the National Science Council, Taiwan in 2004 and 2014. He is a Fellow of SPIE, a Fellow of OSA and a Fellow of IEEE.
    • Zhihong Chen
       - Emerging Technologies and Devices
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      Purdue Universty
      School of ECE
      Birck Nanotechnology Center
      1205 West State St West
      Lafayette, IN 47907-2057
      Phone 1:
      +1 765 494 0772

      Zhihong Chen received her B.S. degree in physics from Fudan University in 1998, and her Ph.D. degree in physics from the University of Florida in 2003. After two years of postdoctoral research at IBM T.J. Watson research center, she became a research staff member in the Physical Science Department. Her research focused on design and fabrication of high performance carbon based devices and circuits. In 2008, she was appointed as the manager of the Carbon Technology Group at IBM, where she was in charge of evaluating the potential of carbon materials and the development of novel carbon based technologies for commercial applications. Since Oct. 2010, she joined the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University, as an Associate Professor. Her current research interests include understanding physical properties of nano-materials and designing and fabricating novel nanoscale devices and circuits for various applications.
    • Albert Chin
       - Fellow
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      Thin Film Transistors
      National Chiao Tung University
      Dept. of Electronics Engineering
      Hsinchu Taiwan
      Phone 1:

      Lecture Topics: Ultra-low power & energy-efficient green electronic devices
      Three-Dimensional Technologies toward Brain-Mimicking IC Hardware

      Biography: Albert Chin received Ph.D. from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1989 and B.S. from National Tsing Hua University in 1982.
      He was with AT&T Bell Labs, General Electric E-Lab, and Texas Instruments SPDC. He has been a professor, vice executive officer of diamond project and deputy director of National Chiao Tung University, and a visiting Professor at National University of Singapore.
      He is a pioneer on low DC-power high-κ CMOS, high-κ Flash memory, high mobility Ge-On-Insulator, low AC-power 3D IC, high power asymmetric-MOSFET, Si fs/THz devices, and resonant-cavity photo-detector. He co-authored >500 papers and 7 “Highly Cited Papers” (top 1% citation). His high-κ CMOS, GeOI, Flash memory, and RF devices were also cited by ITRS www.itrs.net
      Dr. Chin has served as Subcommittee Chair and Asian Arrangements Chair of IEDM Executive Committee, Editor of IEEE Electron Device Letters, Guest Editor & Editor-in-Chief of IEEE JEDS Special Issue on Advanced Technology for Ultra-Low Power Electronic Devices, and IEEE EDS Technical Committee Chairs on both Electronic Materials and Compound Semiconductor Devices & Circuits. He is an IEEE Fellow, Optical Society of America Fellow, and Asia-Pacific Academy of Materials Academician.
    • Brian Doyle
       - Emerging Technologies and Devices; Memory Devices and Technology
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      Intel Corp
      Ronler Acres
      Hillsboro, OR 97124
      Phone 1:
      +1 503 613 2742

      +1 503 613 8964
      Brian Doyle received his B.Sc. degree from Trinity College Dublin (Ireland), and his M.Sc. & Ph.D. degrees from the University of London, Chelsea College (Great Britain). Following a post-doctorate position at the University of London, he worked at Bull S.A. in France on low temperature operation of nMOS circuits, and then transistor reliability before moving to Massachusetts to work for Digital Equipment Corporation on reliability of MOS devices and gate oxide development. Following six years at DEC, he moved to Intel in 1994 where he worked initially investigating the transistor gate stack, then developing scaled transistors, and now examining embedded memories.
      Dr Doyle is the author of more than 100 papers in internationally recognized scientific journals as well as a book chapter in ULSI Devices. He has over 200 US and international patents.
      He has worked in various professional capacities: he has been on the technical committee (reliability) of the International Technology Roadmap for Silicon (ITRS). He has worked at various levels on the technical committees of the International Electron Device Meeting (IEDM), the International Silicon-On-Insulator conference and the Device Research Conference (DRC). He was previously editor of the IEEE Electron Device Letters in the 1990’s.
      Dr Doyle received a SEMI Award for Process and Technology Integration Breakthrough in High-K/Metal Gate in 2013, as well as a further SEMI Award for North America for the implementation of bulk CMOS finFET production in 2015. He also received two Intel Achievement Awards (Intel’s highest award) for work on transistor scaling and for developing Tri-Gate transistors, and as well as numerous internal Intel Divisional Awards.
    • Takashi Egawa
       - Compound Semiconductor Devices
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      Nagoya Institute of Technology
      Research Center for Nano-device and System
      Nagoya, Aichi Japan
      Phone 1:
      +81 52 735 5544

      +81 52 735 5546
      Takashi Egawa received the B.E. and M.E. degrees in electronics from Nagoya Institute of Technology in 1980 and 1982, respectively. From 1982 to 1988, he was engaged in research on high-speed GaAs LSI in Oki Ltd., Tokyo, Japan. He received D.E. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Nagoya Institute of Technology in 1991. In 1991, he joined Nagoya Institute of Technology as a research associate. He became an associate professor in 1993, a professor in 1999 at the Research Center for Micro-Structure Devices, and a professor in 2004 at the Research Center for Nano-Device and System. He is now a professor and director of this center. His current fields of interest are heteroepitaxy of GaN and GaAs by MOCVD and their application to electronic and optical devices. He has authored or co-authored more than 220 publications in international journals. He received the awards from IEE Japan with the Kodaira Memorial Prize in 1991 and from the laser society of Japan in 1996. He also received awards from the Japanese Association for Crystal Growth (JACG) and from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in 2010. Prof. Egawa is a member of the Japan Society of Applied Physics, the IEE of Japan, and the IEEE Electron Devices Society.
    • Bogdan Govoreanu
       - Memory Devices and Technology
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      Kapeldreef 75
      Leuven B-3001
      Phone 1:
      +32 16 28 13 37

      +32 16 28 18 14
      Bogdan Govoreanu (SM’11, M’04) received his Dipl.-Eng. and M.Sc. degrees in Electronics from the Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania, in 1995 and 1996, respectively and his Ph.D. degree in Applied Sciences from the University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium, in 2004, for his research work on tunnel barrier engineering for nonvolatile memory.
      He joined imec Leuven in 2004, where he is presently a Principal Scientist. His research focus is on advanced and emerging memory devices, materials and technologies. His recent research interests extend to various neuromorphic computing areas, including components, machine learning algorithms and systems.
      Dr. Govoreanu has authored or co-authored over 130 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings and holds over 10 US and European patents. He has served in the IEDM Technical Program Committee (2012-2013) and, since 2014, in the ESSDERC Technical Program Committee.
    • Edmundo A. Gutiérrez-D.
       - Thermal Management
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      Instituto Nacional de Astrofisica (INAOE)
      L. E. Erro Nr. 1
      Tonantzintla, Puebla 72840
      Phone 1:
      +52 222 247 0517

      +52 222 247 0517
      Dr. Edmundo A. Gutiérrez-D. got his PhD in 1993 from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium with the thesis entitled “Electrical performance of submicron CMOS technologies from 300 K to 4.2 K”. From 1989 to 1993, while working for his PhD, served as a research assistant at the Interuniversity Microelectronics Center (IMEC) in Leuven, Belgium. In 1996 was guest Professor at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada. In 1996 spent two months as an invited lecturer at the Sao Paulo University, Brazil. In 2000 acted as Design Manager of the Motorola Mexico Center for Semiconductor Technology. In 2002 was invited lecturer at the Technical University of Vienna, Austria. In 2005 joined the Intel Mexico Research Center as technical Director. Currently he holds a Professor position at the National Institute for Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics (INAOE), in Puebla, Mexico. Prof. Gutiérrez-D. is an IEEE senior member since 2008.
      Professor Gutiérrez-D. has published over 100 scientific publications and conferences in the field of semiconductor device physics, has supervised 5 M.Sc. and 10 Ph.D. thesis, and is author of the book “Low Temperature Electronics, Physics, Devices, Circuits and Applications” published by Academic Press in 2000. Prof. Gutiérrez-D. is member of the Mexico National System of Researchers and technical reviewer for the Mexico National Council for Science and Technology (CONACyT).
    • Daewon Ha
       - Silicon and Column IV Semiconductor Devices; Memory Devices and Technology
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      Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
      New Memory Lab, San 16 Banwol-Dong Hwasung-City
      Gyeonggi-do 445-701
      Phone 1:
      +82 31 208 0699

      +82 31 209 4493
      Daewon Ha received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, in 1993 and 1995, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering and computer science from University of California, Berkeley, USA in 2004.
      In 1995, he joined Samsung Electronics, Co., Ltd., Korea where he was involved in the development of world-first fully working 1 Gb and 512 Mb dynamic random access memory (DRAM) as a process integration engineer. From 2000 to 2004, he conducted research in the field of nano-scale CMOS devices using advanced transistor structures and materials such as ultra-thin silicon body single- and double-gated MOSFET (UTBFET and FinFET). In 2004, he re-joined Samsung Electronics, Co., Ltd., and has been involved in the development of 1 Gb DRAM using 68 nm technology and 64 Mb, 512 Mb, 1 Gb, and 8 Gb phase change random access memory (PRAM). He has published more than 50 technical papers and holds more than 30 issued and pending patents on memory technology. His current research interests are nano-scale CMOS devices, emerging memory technologies and reliability such as phase-change memory and resistive memory, and so on.
      Dr. Ha was a recipient of Best Paper Award from European Solid-State Device Research Conference (ESSDERC) in 1999, and Samsung Best Paper Award (Gold Prize) in 2005. He served as a sub-committee member of the International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) from 2010 to 2011, and the International Symposium on VLSI Technology, Systems and Applications (VLSI-TSA) from 2008 to 2010.
    • Steve Hall
       - Silicon and Column IV Semiconductor Devices; Thin Film Transistors
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      University of Liverpool
      Electrical Engineering and Electronics
      Brownlow Hill
      Liverpool L69 3GJ
      Phone 1:
      +44 151 794 4529

      +44 151 794 4540
      Professor Steve Hall has interests spanning materials characterisation, device physics & innovative device design and gate level circuits. He has about 250 conference and journal papers in these areas including novel measurements and contributions to the understanding of MOS related interfaces and materials quality. He successfully designed and built novel MOS and bipolar devices in silicon for about 20 years. More recently, his work encompasses high permittivity dielectrics, conducting oxides, rectennas for energy scavenging and biologically inspired device/circuit concepts. He was Technical Programme Chair of ESSDERC 2008, guest editor of selected papers in Solid-State Electronics and currently sits on the Steering Committee of ESSDERC/ESSCIRC. He serves on the programme committees of ESSDERC and INFOS, for which he was vice-Chair in 2009 and is a member of the Steering Committee from 2009. He was co-organiser of a NATO Advanced Workshop in 2007 and co-editor of proceedings. He was active in the EU Networks of Excellence FP6 SINANO, FP7 NANOSIL and managed WP4 in the EU FP5 project SIGMOS. He participated in the major FP6 Integrated Project PULLNANO and is a founder member of the European SINANO Institute, where he chairs the General Assembly. He serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Solid-State Electronics. He is a Fellow of the IET, a Chartered Engineer and a Senior Member of IEEE. He was Head of his University Department from 2001 to 2009 and is currently the Director of Research.
    • Genquan Han
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      Xidian University
      School of Microelectronics
      No.2, Taibai South Road
      Xi'an, Shaanxi 710071
      ​Silicon and Column IV Semiconductor Devices
      Emerging Technologies and Devices
    • Gregg Jessen
       - Sensors Directorate
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      Air Force Research Laboratory
      2241 Avionics Circle
      OH 45433
      Phone 1:
      +1 937 713 8696

      Gregg Jessen received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from The Ohio State University in 2002 and 1998 respectively and his B.S. in Engineering Physics from Wright State University in 1997. He is currently a Principal Electronics Engineer at the Air Force Research Laboratory in the Sensors Directorate. His main area of focus is physical electronics and electronic materials for transistor applications. He also develops monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) technologies as a means to demonstrate the impact of novel device developments in a relevant circuit environment for sensors applications. His current research efforts are in RF and power transistors in GaN and Ga2O3 as well as metal-oxide thin-film transistors for monolithic integration applications.

      Dr. Jessen’s efforts span basic research, program management, and application development where he facilitates interaction between academic, government, and industrial partners to develop next generation microelectronics. For his technical efforts, he has been awarded the IEEE Harrell V. Noble Award in 2018, the AFRL Sensors Directorate Director’s Cup in 2017 and 2013, and the AFRL Brian Hendrickson Award for technical excellence in 2017 and 2015. For his programmatic efforts, he received the Exemplary Civilian Service Award in 2011. Dr. Jessen has authored or co-authored 70 journal articles and conference proceedings and is a Senior Member of IEEE.

    • Dae-Hyun Kim
       - Compound Semiconductor Devices
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      Kyungpook National University
      School of Electronics Engineering
      80 Daehak-ro, Buk-gu
      Daegu 702-701
      Phone 1:
      +82 53 950 7844

      Dae-Hyun Kim was born in Korea on November 13, 1974. He received the B.S. degree in Electronics from Kyung-pook National University in 1997, the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Seoul National University in 2000, and Ph.D degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Seoul National University in 2004. From 2004 to 2005, he was a Post-doc associate at Inter-university Semiconductor Research Center (ISRC) at Seoul National University. He was with MIT as a Post-doc associate at Microsystems Technology Laboratory (MTL) from 2005 to 2008. In 2008, he joined in Teledyne Scientific Company (TSC) as a member of technical staff. In 2012, he was with SEMATECH as a manager, in charge of heterogeneous integration of III-Vs onto Si. In 2015, he joined in Kyungpook National University, Daegu, South Korea and is currently associated professor in School of Electronics Engineering.
    • Steven J. Koester
       - Silicon and Column IV Semiconductor Devices; Emerging Technology and Devices
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      University of Minnesota
      200 Union St SE
      Minneapolis, MN 55455
      Phone 1:
      +1 612 625 1316

      +1 612 625 4583
      Steven J. Koester (M’96–SM’02) was born in Defiance, Ohio, in 1966. He received the B.S.E.E. and M.S.E.E. degrees from the University of Notre Dame in 1989 and 1991, respectively. He received his Ph.D. in 1995 from the University of California, Santa Barbara where he performed research on quantum devices in the InAs/AlSb heterostructure system. In 1995, he joined the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, in Yorktown Heights, New York, as a postdoctoral researcher. From 1997 to 2006 he was a research staff member at IBM and performed research on a wide variety of SiGe devices including strained Si/SiGe MODFETs, MOSFETs and high-speed photodetectors. From 2006-2010 he served as manager of Exploratory Technology at IBM Research where his team investigated novel devices and 3D integration solutions for post 22-nm-node CMOS technology. Since 2010, he has been a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota where his research focuses on nanostructured electronic and photonic devices. Dr. Koester has authored or co-authored over 150 technical publications and conference presentations, and holds 32 United States patents.
    • Kelin J. Kuhn
       - Silicon and Column IV Semiconductor Devices; Emerging Technology and Devices
      Kelin J. Kuhn portrait
      Carnegie Mellon University
      Materials Science and Engineering
      210 Bard Hall
      Ithaca, NY 14853
      Kelin J. Kuhn (M’78–SM’04-F’11) received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Washington, Seattle, in 1980 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, in 1985. Prior to 1997 she was a tenured Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Washington. In 1997, she joined Intel Corporation, Hillsboro, OR, working on the Intel 0.35-μm process technology and was involved in Intel manufacturing process technology development for the 0.35-μm, 130-nm, 90-nm, 45-nm, 22-nm, 14-nm, and 7nm technology nodes. She retired from Intel in 2014 with the title of Intel Fellow and Director of Advanced Device Technology in the Components Research Group of Intel Corporation. She is presently the Mary Shepard B. Upson Visiting Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Cornell University. She is the author of more than 100 technical papers in electronics and photonics, as well as the author of the textbook Laser Engineering (Prentice-Hall, 1997) and an editor (in partnership with Prof. T.J.K. Liu) of the book CMOS and Beyond: Logic Switches for Terascale Integrated Circuits (Cambridge, 2015). Dr. Kuhn is an IEEE Fellow, recipient of the IEEE Frederik Philips Award (2016), the IEEE Paul Rappaport Award (2013), and two Intel Achievement Awards (Intel’s highest technical award) one 2006 (for HiK-MG) and one in 2008 (for key contributions to Intel’s 22nm TriGate technology). She is also a past recipient of the NSF Presidential Young Investigator award (1991-7).
    • Duygu Kuzum
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      Duygu Kuzum received her Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 2010. She is currently an Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at University of California, San Diego. Her research focuses on applying innovations in nanoelectronics to develop new sensor technologies, which will help to better understand circuit-level computation in the brain. She develops nanoelectronic synaptic devices for energy-efficient neuro-inspired computing. She is the author or coauthor of over 50 journal and conference papers. She was a recipient of a number of awards, including Texas Instruments Fellowship and Intel Foundation Fellowship, Penn Neuroscience Pilot Innovative Research Award (2014), Innovators under 35 (TR35) by MIT Technology Review (2014), ONR Young Investigator Award (2016), IEEE Nanotechnology Council Young Investigator Award (2017), NIH NIBIB Trailblazer Award (2018) and NSF Career Award (2018).
    • Kei May Lau
       - Optoelectronics
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      Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
      Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
      Phone 1:
      +852 2358 7049

      Kei May Lau received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in physics from University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and the Ph.D. Degree in Electrical Engineering from Rice University, Houston, Texas.

      She was a Senior Engineer at M/A-COM Gallium Arsenide Products, Inc., where she worked on epitaxial growth of GaAs for microwave components and development of mm-wave devices. Two years later, she joined the faculty of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst. She initiated metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD), compound semiconductor materials and devices programs at UMass. Her research group performed studies on heterostructures, quantum wells, strained-layers, III-V selective epitaxy, as well as high-frequency and photonic devices. Professor Lau spent her first sabbatical leave in 1989 at the MIT Lincoln Laboratory and worked with the Electro-optical Devices Group. She developed acoustic sensors at the DuPont Central Research and Development Laboratory in Wilmington, Delaware during her second sabbatical leave. She has been a Chair Professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) since the summer of 2000. She is a Fang Professor of Engineering, with effort in III-V and wide band-gap semiconductor materials and devices.

      Professor Lau is a Fellow of the IEEE, a recipient of the US National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Awards for Women (FAW) Scientists and Engineers (1991) and Hong Kong Croucher Senior Research Fellowship (2008). She served on the IEEE Electron Devices Society Administrative Committee and was an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices (1996-2002). She also served as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Crystal Growth. She is an Associate Editor of the Applied Physics Letters.
    • Zhenqiang (Jack) Ma
      Zhenqiang (Jack) Ma  portrait
      Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
      University of Wisconsin – Madison
      Madison, WI 53706
      United States
      001 (608) 443-9125

      001 (608) 261-1095

      Zhenqiang (Jack) Ma received his B.S. degree in applied physics and B.E. degree in electrical engineering from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China in 1991. He received his M.S. degree in nuclear science and M.S.E. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1997, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2001.

      From 2001-2002, he was a member of the R&D team at Conexant Systems and later its spin-off, Jazz Semiconductor (now TowerJazz), in Newport Beach, CA. In 2002, he left Jazz to join the faculty of University of Wisconsin–Madison as an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is now a Lynn H. Matthias Professor in Engineering and a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor with affiliated appointments in four other departments and research institutes in engineering and medical school. His current interdisciplinary research covers electrical engineering, materials science and engineering, and biomedical engineering. His present research focuses on the materials, physics and device applications of lattice-mismatched 3D-semiconductor heterostructures, microwave flexible electronics, semiconductor nanomembrane-based sensors, and bioelectronics. He is the author or co-author of about 500 technical papers and book chapters related to his research and holds several dozens of US, foreign and international patents. He is a fellow of AAAS, AIMBE, APS, IEEE, NAI and OSA.
    • B. Gunnar Malm
       - Solid-State Power and High Voltage Devices; Silicon and Column IV Semiconductor Devices
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      KTH-Royal Institute of Technology
      ICT School
      Isafjordsgatan 22, Box 229
      Kista 164 40
      Email 1:

      Bengt Gunnar Malm (M’98 - SM’10) was born in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1972. He received the M.S. degree in engineering physics and radiation science from Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, in 1997. He was also an intern at ABB AB, Sweden, in 1996. In 1997 he joined the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Stockholm, where his thesis work focused on high-speed silicon-germanium (SiGe) transistors. He received the Ph.D. degree in solid-state electronics in 2002. In 2011 he received the Docent degree also from KTH. Currently, he is an Associate Professor in integrated devices and circuits, and serves as director of undergraduate studies at the Department of Electronics, KTH. His research interests include semiconductor and spintronic device physics, characterization with emphasis on noise, fluctuations and variability, and also TCAD modeling. His recent work includes silicon-carbide (SiC) integrated circuits for extreme environments and phase noise in microwave spintronic oscillators. He has been the main advisor for 2 PhD students and has published or co-authored more than 90 scientific papers in international journals and conferences. He has coauthored 2 book chapters, a number of invited conference papers and tutorials, and has one granted US patent. Dr. Malm is a member of the ESSDERC TPC and co-chair for 2011 event in Helsinki. He was an organizer of ISTDM 2010 and ULIS 2014, and the 2012 general chair for the biannual GigaHertz Symposium and Swedish Radio and Microwave Days. He has an active interest in sustainability issues and served on the KTH Sustainability Council (KTH-S) 2011-2015.
    • Omar Manasreh
       - Optoelectronics, Display, Imaging
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      University of Arkansas
      Electrical Engineering
      3217 Bell Engineering Center
      Fayetteville, AR 72701
      Phone 1:
      +1 479 575 6053

      Prof. Omar Manasreh received his B. Sc. degree from the University of Jordan in 1976, M. Sc. degree from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Pierdras, Puerto Rico in 1980, and his Ph. D. degree from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, in 1985. He joined the US Air Force as an Electronic Engineer between 1987-1999, where he worked on several projects related to electronic and optoelectronic applications of III-V semiconductor materials. In late 1999 he joined the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of New Mexico as a research professor, where he established two research labs that are fully funded externally with several graduate and undergraduate students being involved. He joined the department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Arkansas in June 2003 where he established a state-of-the-art optoelectronic research lab funded DoD, NASA, and NSF. Omar received several awards including the Science and Technology Achievement Awards presented by the Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and Aubrey E. Harvey Award (Sigma Xi) presented by the University of Arkansas. He was a National Research Council Fellow during 1988-89. He has published over 190 technical papers published in preeminent applied physics and device technical journals including Electron device Letters, presented over 80 papers at national and international meetings and over 60 invited talks. He organized and edited several symposia and proceedings for the Materials Research Society, Electrochemical Society, and European Materials Research Society. He was the editor-in-chief for the following book series: 1) “Optoelectronic Properties of Semiconductors and Superlattices” published by Taylor and Francis with 21 volumes. 2) “Semiconductor Materials and Devices” published by Artech House with seven volumes. 3) “Nanoscience and Technology” published by McGraw-Hill with 6 volumes. He authored the following textbooks: 1) "Semiconductor Quantum Wells and Superlattices for Long Wavelength Infrared Detectors" (Artech House, Boston, MA, 1993). 2) “Semiconductor heterojunctions and nanostructures” (MicGraw-Hill, NY 2005). 3) “Introduction to nanomaterials and devices” (Wiley, NY, 2012). Omar is a senior member of IEEE, a member of the American Physical Society and the Materials Research Society. His current research is focused on the experimental and theoretical optoelectronic properties of III-V semiconductors, nanomaterials, and related devices including: 1) Multi-color photodetectors based on III-V semiconductor nanomaterial systems. 2) Colloidal growth of semiconductor nanocrystals and metallic nanoparticles, which are being investigated for their optoelectronic applications. 3) Photovoltaic devices based on nanomaterials including coupled nanocrystals/nanotubes. 4) Nanoscale semiconductor materials for optoelectronic components including emitters. 5) Plasmonic effect on the device performance. 6) Radiation effect on semiconductor materials and devices. His optoelectronic research lab is equipped with various spectrometers covering the spectral range from 0.18 – 1000 mm, which are configured to performed various optical measurements, such as absorption, transmission, Raman scattering, photoluminescence, quantum efficiencies, energy conversion efficiencies, and photoconductivity. The lab houses a class 100 clean room with various wet and dry etching (ICP-RIE) equipment capable of fabricating devices with dimensions on the order of sub-micron. His recent teaching includes Electronics I, Semiconductor Nanostructures I and II and Introduction to nanomaterials and devices.
    • Hidenori Mimura
       - Vacuum Electron Devices
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      Shizuoka University
      Research Institute of Electronics
      3-5-1 Johoku Nanka-ku
      Phone 1:
      +81 53 478 1315

      Hidenori Mimura received B.E, M.E and Ph.D degrees in electronics from Shizuoka University, 1979, 1981 and 1987, respectively. He joined Nippon Steel Corporation in 1987, and the ATR Optical Radio Communications Research Laboratories in 1994. From 1996 to 2003, he was an associate professor in the Research Institute of Electrical Communications, Tohoku University. In 2003 he moved to the Research Institute of Electronics, Shizuoka University, and since then he has been a professor in the Research Institute of Electronics, Shizuoka University. Since 2006 he has been a director of the Research Institute of Electronics, Shizuoka University. He is an honorary professor of St. Petersburg State Institute of Technology, and an adjunct professor of University Indonesia. He has published more than 210 papers. He is a leading researcher of Shizuoka University. He has been engaged in vacuum nanoelectronics, and imaging devices. Prof. Mimura is a member of the Japan Society of Applied Physics, the Institute of Electronic, Information and Communication Engineering, the Institute of Image Information and Television Engineering, the Vacuum Society of Japan, the Society for Information Display and the IEEE Electron Devices Society.
    • Jeong-Sun Moon
       - Compound Semiconductor Devices; Emerging Technologies and Devices
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      HRL Laboratories, LLC
      3011 Malibu Canyon Road
      Malibu, CA 90265-4797
      Jeong-Sun Moon (F’14) received the B.S and M.S. degrees from Seoul National University, Korea, and the Ph.D. degree from Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, in 1995, where he studied electron quantum transport in nanoscale devices and software-defined digital transceivers. In 1995, he joined Sandia National Laboratories as a postdoctoral scholar, where he worked on III-V semiconductor nanoscale devices including 2D-2D resonant tunneling transistors. In 2000, he joined HRL Laboratories, Malibu, CA, and he is a Senior Research Scientist at HRL Laboratories. He has managed numerous research contracts from DARPA, ONR, NRO, JPL and NASA. His research focuses on emerging materials/devices and RF/high-speed devices/circuits including GaN, InP, GaSb, SiGe, Graphene, and phase-change material, as well as optical devices. He has published two book chapters and has authored or co-authored more than 100 papers and holds 20 patents. He also gave numerous invited conference and workshop presentations and tutorials/ short courses. His work was featured in various magazines including IEEE Spectrum, Compound Semiconductor, NASA Tech Briefs, Microwave Journal, and MIT Technology Review. He served on the Program Committee for the Device Research Conference. He is a member of Technical Program Committee in Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S).

      Dr. Moon is a Fellow of the IEEE and a recipient of the George Abraham Outstanding Paper Award from Government Microcircuit Applications and Critical Technology Conference (GOMACTech) in 2014, and the NASA SPACE ACT Board Award in 2009.
    • Victor Moroz
       - Silicon and Column IV Semiconductor Devices; Solid-State Device Phenomena
      Victor Moroz portrait
      Synopsys Inc.
      690 East Middlefield Rd
      Mountain View, CA 94043
      Phone 1:
      +1 650 584 5458

      +1 650 584 1366
      Victor Moroz received M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Novosibirsk Technical University and Ph.D. degree in Applied Physics from the University of Nizhny Novgorod. After engaging in technology development at several semiconductor manufacturing companies and teaching at the University of Nizhny Novgorod, Dr. Moroz joined Technology Modeling Associates in 1995, which later became a part of Synopsys.

      Currently Dr. Moroz is a Synopsys Fellow, engaged in a variety of projects on modeling FinFETs, gate-all-around nano-wires, stress engineering, 3D ICs, transistor scaling, Middle-Of-Line and Back-End-Of-Line RC, solar cell design, innovative patterning, random and systematic variability, junction leakage, non-Si transistors, and atomistic effects in layer growth and doping. Several facets of this activity are reflected in three book chapters and over 100 technical papers, invited presentations, and patents. He has been involved in technical committees at ITRS, IEDM, SISPAD, DFM&Y, ECS, IRPS, and ESSDERC.
    • Chandra Mouli
       - Memory Devices and Technology; Solid State Device Phenomena
      Chandra Mouli portrait
      Micron technology Inc.
      8000 S. Federal Way R&D MS 1-720
      Boise, ID 83706
      Phone 1:
      +1 208 368 2092

      +1 208 368 2548
      Chandra Mouli is with Micron Technology Inc., Boise, ID, USA. He is currently Director of Device Technology with responsibilities in the area of advanced device characterization, reliability analysis, test structure design/layout, process & device modeling for all technologies under development in R&D.

      He received his undergraduate degree in Physics and MSEE from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India and Ph.D (EE) from the University of Texas at Austin. He was with Texas Instruments for couple of years before joining UT/Austin. His interests include semiconductor devices and process technology for advanced memory, opto-electronic devices, exploratory research in the area of new materials and device structures. He has more than hundred issued patents and several pending in various areas of semiconductor devices and process – in advanced memory, novel devices and image sensor technology. He has served in the technical committees for various conferences, including IEDM, IRPS and SISPAD. He has also served in the review committees for NSF and SRC. He is currently a member of the scientific advisory board in SRC’s focus center programs and is a member of the ITRS technical working group.
    • Azad Naeemi
       - Emerging Technologies and Devices; Materials, Processing, and Packaging
      Azad Naeemi portrait
      Georgia Institute of Technology
      791 Atlantic Dr
      Atlanta, GA 30332
      Azad Naeemi (S’99-M’04-SM’04) received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Sharif University, Tehran, Iran, in 1994, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Atlanta, in 2001 and 2003, respectively.

      He worked as a research engineer with the Microelectronics Research Center, Georgia Tech, from 2003 to 2008. In 2008, he joined the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty at Georgia Tech, where he is currently an associate professor. His research crosses the boundaries of materials, devices, circuits and systems, investigating integrated circuits based on conventional and emerging nanoelectronic and spintronic devices and interconnects. As silicon field-effect transistors and copper/low k interconnects approach their scaling limits, this research aims at finding evolutionary and revolutionary approaches to sustain the growth of the computing power of microchips.

      Dr. Naeemi serves as the leader of the beyond-CMOS benchmarking research at the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) Nanoelectronics Research Initiative (NRI) and the Semiconductor Technology Advanced Research Network (STARnet). Dr. Naeemi is the recipient of the IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS) Paul Rappaport Award for the best paper that has appeared in IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices during 2007. He has also received an NSF CAREER Award, an SRC Inventor Recognition Award, and several best paper awards at international conferences. Dr. Naeemi is a recipient of Richard M. Bass/Eta Kappa Nu Outstanding Teacher Award determined by the vote of the Georgia Tech ECE senior class.
    • Lis K. Nanver
       - Silicon and Column IV Semiconductor Devices; Materials, Processing and Packaging
      Lis K. Nanver portrait
      University of Twente
      Faculty of Electrical Engineering Mathematics and Computer Science
      Building 15: Carré 2635
      PO Box 217
      Enschede 7500 AE
      The Netherlands
      Phone 1:
      +31 53 489 2754

      Lis K. Nanver (M’80) received a masters degree in physics from the University of Aarhus, Denmark, in 1979, and a docteur ingenieur degree in physics applied to telecommunications from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (ENST), Paris, France, in 1982, on the subject of charge-coupled device simulations. She received a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, in 1987. In her doctoral work she developed a medium frequency BiFET IC-process and made it available to designer groups.

      In 1987 she continued her research on silicon devices and integration processes in DIMES, TU Delft, from 2001-2015 as professor heading the Silicon Device Integration Group. Mainly in cooperation with either RF/microwave or smart sensor IC designer groups she developed several new processing techniques. Her silicon-on-glass substrate-transfer process allowed true two-sided device contacting and was a basis for investigations leading to a better understanding of the electrothermal behavior of bipolar transistors. She has pioneered several ultrashallow diode technologies involving techniques such as laser annealing, Al-mediated solid-phase epitaxy and chemical-vapor deposition (CVD). The research on pure-dopant CVD processes for creating extremely shallow diodes (PureB for Si and PureGaB for Ge devices) has resulted in several leading-edge applications such as high-linearity silicon-on-glass varactor diodes, Si photodiode detectors for low penetration-depth beams and low-leakage Ge-on-Si photodiodes. Prof. Nanver is at present continuing her research as guest professor at University Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands and Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark.

      She has published more than 250 journal and conference articles, has authored two book chapters, and has been awarded 4 patents. Prof. Nanver has served on the committees of BCTM and ESSDERC. The work of her group has received prizes including the 2010 IEDM Roger Haken Award and the 2011 I2MTC Best Paper Award.

    • Tomás Palacios
       - Compound Semiconductor Devices; Emerging Technologies and Devices; Solid-State Power and High Voltage Devices
      Tomás Palacios portrait
      Massachusetts Institute of Technology
      77 Massachusetts Ave. Bldg. 39-567B
      Cambridge, MA 02139
      Phone 1:
      +1 617 324 2395

      Tomás Palacios is a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. He received his PhD from the University of California - Santa Barbara in 2006, and his undergraduate degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain). His current research focuses on demonstrating new electronic devices and applications for novel semiconductor materials such as graphene and gallium nitride. His work has been recognized with multiple awards including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the IEEE George Smith Award, and the NSF, ONR, and DARPA Young Faculty Awards, among many others. Prof. Palacios has authored more than 300 contributions in international journals and conferences, 10 of which have received a best-paper award, as well as 5 book chapters and more than 30 patents. Prof. Palacios is the founder and director of the MIT MTL Center for Graphene Devices and 2D Systems, as well as the Chief Advisor and co-founder of Cambridge Electronics, Inc.
    • Siavash Pourkamali
       - Sensors and Actuators
      Siavash Pourkamali portrait
      University of Texas at Dallas
      Electrical Engineering
      800 W Campbell Rd RL 10
      Richardson, TX 75080
      Phone 1:
      +1 972 883 4532

      Siavash Pourkamali is an Associate Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at University of Texas at Dallas. Prior to joining UT Dallas he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Denver. He received the BS degree in electrical engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2001, and the MS and the PhD degrees in electrical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, in 2004 and 2006, respectively.

      Prof. Pourkamali’s current research interests are in the areas of Integrated silicon-based MEMS/NEMS, self-aligned and tip-based batch nanofabrication technologies, and micro/nanomechanical resonant sensors. He is a recipient of a 2011 National Science Foundation CAREER Award, the 2008 University of Denver Best Junior Scholar Award, and the 2006 Georgia Tech Electrical and Computer Engineering Research Excellence Award. Prof. Pourkamali is also a member of IEEE Electron Devices Society.
    • Rüdiger Quay
       - Compound Semiconductor Devices; Solid-State Power and High Voltage Devices
      Rüdiger Quay portrait
      Fraunhofer Institute of Applied Solid-State Physics (IAF)
      Tullastr. 72
      Freiburg D-79108
      Phone 1:

      +49 -761-5159-71-843
      Rüdiger Quay (M 99, SM 2010) received the Diplom-degree in physics from Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH), Aachen, Germany, in 1997, and a second Diplom in economics in 2003. In 2001 he received his doctoral degree in technical sciences (with honours) from the Technische Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria. In 2009 he received the venia legendi (habilitation) in microelectronics, again from the Technische Universität Wien. In 2001 he joined the Fraunhofer Institute of Applied Solid-State Physics Freiburg, Germany where he first worked as a project leader in the development of 100 Gbit/s ETDM circuits based on InP HBTs, later as a group leader of RF-devices and circuit characterisation group working on mm-wave RF-devices and high-power devices and ICs. From 2016-17 he was head of the business field Gallium Nitride power electronics with the Fraunhofer. Since 2018 he is director business units and deputy director of Fraunhofer IAF.
      Since 2011 he is also a lecturer at the IMTEK, Albert-Ludwig University, Freiburg, Germany.
      Dr. Quay has authored and co-authored over 270 refereed publications and three monographs. He holds two patents.
      Dr. Quay was the co-receipient of the best paper awards of the European Microwave Integrated Circuit Conference (EUMIC) in 2004, 2005, and 2006, and of the European Microwave prize in 2012.
      In 2003-2004 he was a member of the IEDM technical committee on compound semiconductors, which he chaired in 2005. Since 2009 he is also serving in the TPRC of the MTT International Microwave Symposium and from 2009-2013 in the TPC of the European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC).
      Dr. Quay is chairman of MTT-6, Microwave and Millimeter Wave Integrated Circuits, and from 2012-2016, he was a member of the IEEE Electron device society compound semiconductor subcommittee. In 2018 he was the general chair of the German Microwave conference.
      Since 2011 he is further an associate editor of the International Journal of Microwave and Wireless Technologies.
    • Debbie G. Senesky
       - Sensor and Actuators; Compound Semiconductor Devices
      Debbie G. Senesky portrait
      Stanford University
      EXtreme Environment Microsystems Lab (XLab)
      Durand Building MC 4035
      Stanford, CA 94305-4035
      Phone 1:
      +1 650 723 2844

      Debbie G. Senesky is an Assistant Professor at Stanford University in the Aeronautics and Astronautics Department and by courtesy, the Electrical Engineering Department. She received the B.S. degree (2001) in mechanical engineering from the University of Southern California. She received the M.S. degree (2004) and Ph.D. degree (2007) in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. She has also held positions at GE Sensing (formerly known as NovaSensor), GE Global Research Center, and Hewlett Packard. She has served as a subcommittee member (2014, 2015) and the subcommittee chair (2016) of the Sensors, MEMS and BioMEMS (SMB) subcommittee of the IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM). Her current research interests include the development of micro- and nano-scale sensors, wide bandgap electronics, and interface materials for operation within extreme harsh environments. She is a recipient of the NASA Early Faculty Career Award and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship Award.
    • Davood Shahrjerdi
      Davood  Shahrjerdi  portrait
      Emerging Technologies and Devices
      Davood Shahrjerdi, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at New York University (NYU). He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from University of Tehran, Iran, in 2002 and 2004, respectively and the Ph.D. in solid-state electronics from The University of Texas at Austin in 2008. Before joining NYU in 2014, he was a Research Staff Member at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center. His research explores the science and technology of emerging nanomaterials and devices and their interfaces with silicon
      CMOS. He is the recipient of IBM Research Division award (2012), IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement award (2012), and IBM Master Inventor (2013).
    • Massood Tabib-Azar
       - Emerging Technologies and Devices; Sensors and Actuators; Vacuum Electron Devices
      Massood  Tabib-Azar portrait
      University of Utah
      ECE / Biomedical Eng
      Sorenson Molecular Biotech Bldg
      36 Wasatch Dr. #3737
      Salt Lake City, UT 84112
      Phone 1:
      +1 801 581 8775

      +1 801 581 5281
      Massood Tabib-Azar received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1984 and 1986, respectively. In 1987 he joined the faculty of EECS department at Case Western Reserve University. He was a fellow at NASA during 1992-1992, on Sabbatical at Harvard University during 93-94, and at Yale University during 2000-2001. Massood is a USTAR Professor of ECE at the University of Utah, Electrical and Computer Eng. Department with an adjunct appointment in the Bioengineering Department. His current research interests include nanometrology, molecular electronics, micro-plasma devices, nano-electromechanical computers, novel devices based on solid electrolytes (memristors), sensors and actuators, microfluidics, and quantum computing. His teaching interests include development of courses in the area of electronic device physics and electromagnetics with an emphasis on solving problems and the use of computer-aided instruction tools. He is author of three books, two book chapters, more than 200 journal publications, and numerous conference proceeding articles. He has introduced and chairs many international symposia in his fields of interest. He is in the organizing and technical program committees of many conferences including IEEE Sensors and Transducers. He is currently serving as a Program Director in the Engineering Directorate at the National Science Foundation and is interested in “Injectable Bio Implants”, “Novel Communication Methods with Cells and Implantables”, “Quantum Sensing Methods”, and techniques to increase efficiencies of photo-synthesis for sun-to-fuel conversion devices.
      Dr. Tabib-Azar is a recipient of the 1991 Lilly Foundation Fellowship and he is a member of the New York Academy of Sciences, IEEE (Electron Devices), APS, AAPT, and Sigma Xi research societies. He has also received more than 14 certificate of appreciation and recognition for his professional activities and a best paper award from Design Automation conference in 2001 for his work on electromagnetic properties of interconnects and defects in ICs, a best paper award from International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems in 2004 for his work on Human-Machine Interface, and a best paper award from ISQED for his work on NEMS Processors in 2011.
    • Aaron Voon-Yew Thean
       - Molecular and Organic Devices; Thin Film Transistors; Emerging Technologies Devices
      Aaron Voon-Yew  Thean portrait
      National University of Singapore
      Electrical and Computer Engineering
      Office: E5 03-06
      4 Engineering Drive 3
      Phone 1:
      +65 6516 6471

      Aaron Voon-Yew Thean is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He is also a consulting Fellow to IMEC, a Nano-electronic Research Center, based in Belgium. Prior to joining NUS in 2016, Aaron served as IMEC’s Vice President of Logic Technologies and the Director of the Logic Devices Research. At IMEC, he directed the research and development of advanced device technologies ranging from ultra-scaled FinFETs, Nanowire FETs, to III-V/Ge Channels, Tunnel FETs to emerging Beyond CMOS logic nano-device architectures based on Spintronics and 2-D materials. He has been involved in Design and Process Technology Co-optimizations (DTCO) of emerging technologies targeting 7nm, 5nm, and beyond.
      Before 2011, he was with Qualcomm’s CDMA technologies in San Diego, California, USA. There, he led the Strategic Silicon Technologies Group responsible for new System-On-Chip technology definition for upcoming Qualcomm technologies. From 2007 to 2009, Aaron served as the International Semiconductor Development Alliance (ISDA) FEOL and Device Manager at IBM, where he co-led an eight-company alliance device/process team to develop the 28-nm and 32-nm low-power bulk CMOS technology at IBM East Fishkill, New York. His team developed the Industry’s first foundry-compatible Gate-First High-k Metal-Gate (HKMG) with novel SiGe channel Low-Power bulk CMOS technologies. It enabled some of today’s most successful smart mobile devices in production by the foundry partners.
      Before IBM, Aaron was a senior staff scientist with Freescale Semiconductor and Motorola’s Advanced Product Research and Development Laboratory (APRDL). He subsequently led the Novel Device Research Group there in Austin, Texas. He performed path-finding research on a variety of advanced semiconductor devices that included Strained-Si-On-Silicon, FinFETs, FDSOI, and Nano-crystal Flash Memory.
      Aaron graduated from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, USA, where he received his B.Sc. (Highest Honors & Graduated as Edmund J. James’ Scholar), M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering. He was awarded the 2001 Gregory Stillman Semiconductor Research Award for his Ph.D. work. He has published over 300 technical papers and holds more than 50 U.S. patents for inventions in the field of advanced electronics. Among his notable recognitions include the 2014 Compound Semiconductor Industry Innovation award for his research group’s break-though III-V FinFET work. In 2013, he was given the Best Collaboration Award from Samsung Electronics Korea for R&D collaborations contributing towards its Semiconductor R&D Center. Aaron received the 2010 Young Alumni Achievement Award from his Alma Mater, University of Illinois, for his contribution to advanced transistor R&D, as well.
    • Jan Vobecky
       - Professor
      Jan  Vobecky portrait
      ABB Switzerland Ltd. Semiconductors
      Solid-State Power and High Voltage Devices
      Fabrikstrasse 3
      Lenzburg CH-56500
      Phone 1:
      +41 585861769

      Jan Vobecky - Solid-State Power and High Voltage Devices

      Jan Vobecky (M`92 – SM`01) received the MSc. degree in Electrotechnology in 1981 and the Ph.D. in Microelectronics in 1988 from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU), Czech Republic. He started his academic career with the CTU as an Assistant Professor in 1984. He was promoted to Associate and Full Professor at the CTU in 1992 and 2000, respectively. He also received the DrSc. degree in Electronics and Vacuum technique in 1998 from the CTU.
      He joined ABB Switzerland Ltd. Semiconductors in Lenzburg in 2007, where he has been successively working in BiMOS, Technology, and Bipolar R&D department. He is currently the Senior Principle R&D Engineer at ABB Semiconductors in Switzerland.
      His current research work covers high power semiconductor device design, simulation, processing and application. In particular, his main focus is in the design and processing of high-power bipolar power devices (diodes, fast recovery diodes, phase control thyristors, gate commutated thyristors) not excluding the BiMOS and SiC technologies. He has recently developed two generations of large area thyristors for HVDC and FACTS. His research interest covers also defect engineering and carrier lifetime control in silicon and SiC. He published several hundred journal and conference papers and he holds about 35 granted patents.
      Jan Vobecky was the President (2002-2003) and Vice President (2004-2006) of Region 8 CS Section IEEE. From 2006 to 2010 he has been serving as the SRC Vice Chair of the IEEE EDS and from 2010 to 2017 the IEEE EDS Newsletter editor. He has been a member of Power Devices and ICs committee of the IEEE EDS from 2015 to 2018.

    • William S. Wong
       - Thin Film Transistors
      William S. Wong portrait
      University of Waterloo
      200 University Ave West
      Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
      Phone 1:
      +1 519 888 4567 ext 31121

      +1 519 746 3077
      William S. Wong is an Associate Professor in the Department of
      Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director of the
      Giga-to-Nanoelectronics Center at the University of Waterloo.
      Professor Wong received his Ph.D. from the University of California,
      Berkeley in 1999. From 2000-2010, William was a Senior Member of
      Research Staff at the Palo Alto Research Center (formerly Xerox PARC).
      His research is focused on processing and studying electronic and
      optoelectronic thin-film and nanowire devices. His work includes laser
      liftoff techniques that enable the present generation of ultra-bright
      LEDs for solid-state lighting and novel processing technologies for
      printed large-area flexible electronics. He is the holder of 50 U.S.
      patents (with 35 pending) and 80 publications, including 29 invited
      talks and 16 invited papers, in the area of electronic materials
      growth, processing, and characterization. He is a member of the IEEE,
      the Materials Research Society, and is on the Editorial Board of IEEE
      Electron Device Letters. He also is an invited organizer and elected
      committee member of the Electronic Materials Conference (EMC/TMS).
    • Yifeng Wu
       - Solid-State Power and High Voltage Devices; Compound Semiconductor Devices
      Yifeng Wu portrait
      Transphorm Inc
      15 Castilian Dr
      Goleta , CA 93117
      Phone 1:
      +1 805 456 1300

      Dr. Yifeng Wu received his B.E. degree from Tsinghua University, Beijing in 1985, his M.S. degree in Mechanical Eng. and his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Eng. from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1994 and 1997, respectively. He served as a lead scientist in GaN microwave and millimeter-wave power devices at WideGap Technology LLC and Cree Inc. for 11 years. He joined Transphorm Inc. in 2008, leading the engineering effort in developing GaN power conversion devices and applications.
      Since his early research on GaN high-electron-mobility-transistors (HEMTs) as a Ph.D. project in 1995, Dr. Wu has been active at the forefront of GaN power electronics with work from basic device discovery to cutting-edge device designs, from millimeter-wave power HEMTs to kV high-efficiency power switches. He demonstrated the first GaN microwave power transistor [EDL 1996] and multiple times extended the record of the highest power density of a solid-state transistor [EDL 1998, IEDM 1999, EDL 2004, DRC 2006]. He led an engineering team at Transphorm and succeeded in developing industry’s first Jedec-qualified 600V GaN-on-Si power device products [WiPDA 2013]. His team further demonstrated true kV-class GaN transistors exceeding vertical SiC performance, reaching an operation space unprecedented for horizontal devices [TPE 2014].
      Dr. Wu holds 75 US patents and has authored significant papers resulting in >6500 citations in Google Scholar. He is a senior member of the IEEE (EDS).