Kevin Matocha

Solid-State power and High Voltage Devices, Compound Semiconductor Devices

Monolith Semiconductor Inc
Ithaca, NY 14850

 Kevin Matocha (MO95NSMO13) received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA, in 1995, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Troy, NY, in 1998 and 2003, respectively.   His doctoral work examined the capabilities of GaN MOSFETs for high-voltage switching applications. From 2000 to 2011, he was with the General Electric Global Research Center, developing wide-bandgap devices, including harsh environment sensors and power devices using silicon carbide and gallium nitride.  He was a member of the team who received the 2009 Robert N. Hall Award, and was awarded the 2010 Albert Hull Award for his early career research.  In 2011, he joined SemiSouth as Vice President of Product Development, commercializing SiC power devices including high-voltage SiC Schottky diodes and SiC JFETs.  In 2012, he co-founded Monolith Semiconductor Inc., Austin, TX, a supplier of SiC Schottky diodes and SiC MOSFETs for power electronics applications, where he serves as President. His technical interests focus on the performance and reliability of SiC MOS devices. Dr. Matocha has published 80 journal and conference articles, has authored one book chapter, and has been awarded 25 patents.