Vice President of Membership and Services
Merlyne de Souza
Chair in Microelectronics, EEE Department
I graduated with a BSc in Physics and Mathematics (1985) from the University of Mumbai, a BE. in Electronics and Communications Engineering (1988) from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and a PhD from the University of Cambridge (1994). I joined as a Junior Research fellow in ‘95, was promoted to a Senior Research fellow in ‘98 and was appointed Professor in Electronics and Materials at the Emerging Technologies Research Centre, De Montfort University in 2003. I joined the EEE department at Sheffield as Professor of Microelectronics in 2007. I work in multi-disciplinary research focused on the physics of devices, materials and their microelectronic applications in computing, communications and energy conversion.
Membership Committee Members
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.
Manoj Saxena - Senior Member
University of Delhi
Manoj Saxena is an Associate Professor in Department of Electronics, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India. He received B.Sc. (with honors), M. Sc., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Delhi in 1998, 2000, and 2006 respectively. He has authored or coauthored 210 technical papers in international journals and various international and national conferences. His current research interests are in the areas of analytical modeling, design, and simulation of Optically controlled MESFET/MOSFET, silicon-on-nothing, insulated-shallow-extension, grooved/concave-gate MOSFETs, cylindrical gate MOSFET and Tunnel FET. He is a reviewer to many journals including Solid State Electronics, Journal of Physics: D Applied Physics and IEEE TED and EDL. Manoj is a Senior Member of IEEE and also Member of Institute of Physics (UK), Institution of Engineering and Technology (UK), National Academy of Sciences India (NASI) and International Association of Engineers (Hong Kong). Currently, he is the Secretary of EDS Delhi Chapter. For his voluntary contribution, Manoj received the outstanding EDS Volunteer recognition from EDS Chapters in the region in 2012.
-Dielectric Pocket MOSFET: A Novel Device Architecture;
-Embedded Insulator based Novel Nanoscaled Novel MOSFET Structures Tunnel Field Effect Transistor and its Application as Highly Sensitive and Fast Biosensor
-Modeling and Simulation of Tunnel Field Effect Transistor Dual Material Junctionless Double Gate Transistor for Analog and Digital Performance
-Optimization of Asymmetric (Pi)π-Gate HEMT for Improved Reliability & Frequency Applications
Mike Schwarz - EDS Newsletter Regional Editor
Mike Schwarz (M'15-SM'18) received his Ph.D. with honors from the Universitate Rovira i Virgili on the subject of compact modeling of Schottky barrier multiple-gate FETs. He was the recipient of the Friedrich Dessauer Prize for the best diploma thesis about multiclass support vector machines in 2008, and the URV Graduated Student Meeting on Electronic Engineering Award for the best oral presentation for a paper about an analytical model for the electric field in Schottky barrier double-gate MOSFETs in 2010.
From 2013-2020 he was with the Robert Bosch GmbH, working with the RnD department on design, layout, modeling and process and device simulation of MEMS sensors and systems. From 2016-2020 he was lead of the diode design and process-/device simulation in the MEMS RnD department. In 2018 he became IEEE Senior Member. Since 2020 he is with the TH Mittelhessen - University of Applied Sciences as Professor for "Embedded Systems and Simulation.". His current research interests are Schottky barrier MOSFET devices, neuropmorphic devices, compact modeling and cryogenic applications.
Mayank Shrivastava - Compound Semiconductor Devices
Biography: Prof. Mayank Shrivastava is a faculty member at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and co-founder of AGNIT Semiconductors Pvt. Ltd. He is also instrumental in setting up a 300 Crore worth GaN prototyping Fab and leading a national effort on 2D material’s technology hub. He received his Ph.D. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (2010). For his Ph.D. work, he received Excellence in Research award and the Industrial Impact award from IIT Bombay in 2010. He is among the first recipients of the Indian section of the American TR35 award (2010) and the first Indian to receive IEEE EDS Early Career Award (2015). He is also an Editor of IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices. Besides, he is an IEEE Electron Device’s Society (EDS) Distinguished Lecturer and an elected member of the IEEE EDS Board of Governors. He is the recipient of the prestigious DST Swarnjayanti Fellowship (2021), Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship from INAE-SERB (2021), and the VASVIK award (2021). He has received several other national awards and honors of high repute, like the National Academy of Sciences, India, (NASI) Young Scientist Platinum Jubilee Award – 2018; Indian National Academy of Science (INSA) Young Scientist Award - 2018; Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) Innovator Entrepreneur Award 2018 (Special commendation); Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) Young Engineer Award - 2017; INAE Young Associate (since 2017); Indian Academy of Sciences (IASc), Young Associate, 2018 – 2023; Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), Young Faculty Fellowship. Besides, he received best paper awards from several international conferences like Intel Corporation Asia academic forum, VLSI design Conference and EOSESD Symposium. Prof Shrivastava broadly works on applications of emerging materials like Gallium Nitride (GaN), atomically thin two-dimensional materials like Graphene and TMDCs, in electronic and electro-optic devices working closer to its fundamental limits (like the ability to handle extreme powers, ability to work at THz like ultra-high frequencies, or ability to compute information in unconventional ways). Currently, his group is developing few-atom thick devices & circuits, GaN-based ultra-high-power devices with high reliability, and devices/circuits for operation at THz frequencies. Besides, his group also works on developing novel ESD and High Voltage device concepts in advanced CMOS nodes. He held visiting positions in Inﬁneon Technologies, Munich, Germany, from April 2008 to October 2008 and again from May 2010 to July 2010. He worked for Inﬁneon Technologies, East Fishkill, NY, USA; IBM Microelectronics, Burlington, VT, USA; Intel Mobile Communications, Hopewell Junction, NY, USA; Intel Corp, Mobile and Communications Group, Munich, Germany between 2010 and 2013. He joined the Indian Institute of Science as a faculty member in the year 2013. Prof Shrivastava’s work has resulted in over 200 peer-reviewed publications (47 of these papers are in IRPS and IEDM, the two most prestigious conferences of IEEE EDS, and around 100 are in journals such as IEEE T-ED) and 47 patents. Most of these patents are either licensed by semiconductor companies or are in use in their products. More details are available at https://faculty.dese.iisc.ac.
Cary Y. Yang - Life Fellow
Cary Y. Yang received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. After working at M.I.T., NASA Ames Research Center, and Stanford University on electronic properties of nanostructure surfaces and interfaces, he founded Surface Analytic Research, a Silicon Valley company focusing on sponsored research projects covering various applications of surfaces and nanostructures. He joined Santa Clara University in 1983 and is currently Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director of TENT Laboratory, a SCU facility located inside NASA Ames. He was the Founding Director of Microelectronics Laboratory and Center for Nanostructures, and served as Chair of Electrical Engineering and Associate Dean of Engineering at Santa Clara. His research spans from silicon-based nanoelectronics to nanostructure interfaces in electronic, biological, and energy-storage systems. An IEEE Life Fellow, he served as Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, President of the IEEE Electron Devices Society, and elected member of the IEEE Board of Directors. He was appointed Vice Chair of the IEEE Awards Board in 2013 and 2014. He received the 2004 IEEE Educational Activities Board Meritorious Achievement Award in Continuing Education "for extensive and innovative contributions to the continuing education of working professionals in the field of micro/nanoelectronics," and the IEEE Electron Devices Society Distinguished Service Award in 2005. From 2008 to 2013, he held the Bao Yugang Chair Professorship at Zhejiang University in China.
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