Fellow Evaluations Committee

  • Fellow Evaluation Committee Chair

    • Cor L. Claeys
       - Fellow
      Molenveldplein 5
      Leuven B-3010
      Phone 1:
      +32 474274679

      Lecture Topics: * Low Frequency Noise in state of the art and emerging semiconductor technologies * Radiation Hardness of State-of-the-art Si and Ge-Based CMOS Technologies * Contact Technology Schemes for Advanced Ge and III-V CMOS Technologies * Trends and Challenges in Micro- and Nanoelectronics for the Next Decade
  • Fellow Evaluation Committee Members

    • Constantin Bulucea
       - Life Fellow
      Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff
      Texas Instruments, Retired
      1374 Arleen Avenue
      Sunnyvale, CA 94087
      +1 408 738 9035

      +1 408 508 8120

      Constantin Bulucea (S'69–M'70–SM'88–F'04- LF'13) was born in Romania, where he received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electronics from thePolytechnic Institute of Bucharest in 1962 and 1974, respectively. In 1969, hewas granted a one-year government scholarship at the University of California, Berkeley,where he received a M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering. His activeprofessional career spanned 50 years, equally split across the Romanian and USsemiconductor histories.

      In Romania, Dr. Bulucea was the scientific director anddirector of the R&D Institute for Electronic Components (ICCE) between 1974and 1986, with assignments of national importance, such as the introduction ofsilicon transistor technology and the development of the process technology forthe Microelectronica MOS/VLSI plant. From that period, his personal legacy includes the creation of theAnnual Conference for Semiconductors (CAS), now an international IEEE event, agraduate course and a book on Linear Integrated Circuits and reference paperson surface breakdown and hot-carrier injection in silicon, originallycommunicated at IEDM and later published in the IEEE Transactions on ElectronDevices and Solid-State Electronics.

      In the US, Dr. Bulucea remained on the technical side of thesemiconductors business, so enjoying the last years of Silicon Valley's "HappyScaling". In particular, at NationalSemiconductor, he was the architect of company's 0.25, 0.18, and 0.13 µm CMOSprocesses for analog and mixed-signal applications. Before that, he brought to completionSiliconix's device/process architecture for the next generation of trench powerDMOS transistors, which became an industry standard in the followingyears. He has been active on the R&Darena as a direct contributor and also as the 2003 chairman of the Advanced Devicesand Technologies thrust of the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) and asa member of the Technical Committees of the Bipolar Circuits and TechnologyMeeting (BCTM) and of the VLSI Technology Symposium. Between 2004 and 2012 hewas the editor of IEEE Electron Device Letters (EDL) for analog andmixed-signals technology. Dr. Bulucea has published over 50 technical articlesin international journals and holds 67 US patents with several others pending.

      In 2001 Dr. Bulucea was elected an Honorary Member of theRomanian Academy and in 2004 became an IEEE Fellow "for contributions totransistor engineering in the area pf power electronics". In 2011, he became aDistinguished Member of the Technical Staff of Texas Instruments (TI), as aresult of TI's acquisition of National Semiconductor. Dr. Bulucea retired from TI next year, on his72nd birthday, continuing to support company's patent applications that he had authored.

      Lecture Topics:

      1. “Physics and Technology of Sub-0.25-mm CMOS Devices” (UC Davis Seminar, 2001).

      2. “Electronic Properties of Silicon and other <Known Materials>” (Stanford Center for Integrated Research, 2003).

      3. “TCAD Revisited – An Engineer’s Point of View” – Excellence in Computer Simulation Symposium of the Network for Computational Nanotechnology (UC Berkeley, 2007).

      4. “Devices and Processes for Mixed Signals” (UC San Diego Seminar, 2003 and 2010). 

      5. Eastern Europe’s Semiconductor Technology - Recollections and Projections (Keynote Address, ESSDERC/ESSCIRC, Bucharest 2013).

    • Zeynep Celik-Butler
       - Solid State Device Phenomena
      University of Texas at Arlington
      Nanofab Building
      PO Box 19072
      Arlington, TX 76019
      Zeynep Çelik-Butler is Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director of Nanotechnology Research and Teaching Facility at the University of Texas at Arlington. She received dual B.S. degrees in electrical engineering and physics from Bogaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey, in 1982. She received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering in 1984 and 1987, respectively, from the University of Rochester. She was an IBM Pre-doctoral Fellow from 1983 to 1984, and an Eastman Kodak Pre-doctoral Fellow from 1985 to 1987. She joined the Department of Electrical Engineering at Southern Methodist University in 1987 as an Assistant Professor; was tenured and promoted to Associate Professor in 1993. Dr. Çelik-Butler was the holder of J. Lindsay Embrey Trustee Assistant Professorship from 1990 to 1993. She served as the Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies and Research from 1996 to 1999. She moved to University of Texas at Arlington in 2002.
      She served in various technical committees including 1988, 1989 IEEE-IEDM's and Annual Symposia on Electronic Materials, Processing and Characterization (1989 - 1992) and International Conference on Noise in Physical Systems and 1/f Fluctuations (1993, 1999, 2001-2009). She was the General Chair of TEXMEMS II Workshop. She was the co-Chair for the SPIE Conf. on Noise in Devices and Circuits in the Symp. on Fluctuation and Noise (FaN'2003) and the symposium co-chair for the same symposium in 2005 (FaN’2005). She has served as the Co-Chair for Focused Sessions at the 2016 and 2017 IEEE Sensors Conferences. She was an editor for Fluctuation and Noise Letters from 1999 to 2005. She currently serves in the editorial board of Journal of Nanoelectronics and Optoelectronics and is a topical editor for IEEE Sensors Journal.
      Prof. Çelik-Butler has received several awards including the University of Texas at Arlington Outstanding Research Achievement Award (2006), IEEE-Dallas Section Electron Devices Society Outstanding Service Awards (1995, 1997), IEEE-Electron Devices Society, Service Recognition Award (1995, 2009), IEEE-Electron Devices Society, Distinguished Lecturer Appreciation Award (2006), Outstanding Electrical Engineering Graduate Faculty Awards (1996, 1997, 2001), and SMU-Sigma Xi Research Award (1997).She was inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Scholars of University of Texas in 2017. Her research interests include microelectromechanical systems, multi-functional reconfigurable sensors, noise and reliability in nanoelectronic devices. She has seven awarded and three pending patents, seven book chapters, and over 200 journal and conference publications in these fields. Dr. Çelik -Butler’s research has been supported by NSF, NASA, AFOSR, ARO, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, SRC, Texas Instruments, Freescale Semiconductor, Laerdal Co., L-3 Communications, Legerity, ST-Microelectronics, Raytheon and Lockheed Martin Aeronautics.
      Dr. Çelik-Butler is a Fellow of IEEE, and life member of Eta Kappa Nu. She is a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE-Electron Devices Society.
    • Mukta Farooq
       - Fellow
      Phone 1:

      Lecture Topics:  3D Technology Overview, 3D Integration and Die Stacking


      Dr. Mukta Farooq is a metallurgist and materials scientist, with expertise in 3 Dimensional silicon integration and packaging, die and wafer stacking for hybrid memory cube and other applications, CMOS FET back end of line structures, flip-chip/C4 technology, lead-free alloys, chip package interaction, and intellectual property.

      Mukta is a Fellow at GlobalFoundries and the technical leader for Advanced Silicon Packaging. She is also a GlobalFoundries Master Inventor with 200 issued patents. She was named an IBM Lifetime Master Inventor and a member of the Academy of Technology while at IBM. She received an outstanding technical achievement award for leadership in 3D integration technology and multiple high value patent awards. She has authored several external publications, given invited talks, and taught short courses at conferences and universities.

      Mukta is an IEEE Fellow, an EDS Distinguished Lecturer, Chair of the IEEE EDS Mid-Hudson Valley Chapter and an active contributor to Women in Engineering. Mukta received her BS from IIT Bombay, MS from Northwestern University, and PhD from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


    • Meyya Meyyappan
       - Fellow
      NASA Ames Research Center
      Center for Nanotechnology
      Mailstop 229-3
      Moffett Field, CA 94035
      Phone 1:
      +1 650 604 2616

      +1 650 604 5244
      Lecture Topics: 1. An overview of recent developments in Nanotechnology

      2. Nanotechnology in nanoelectroncis, optoelectronics and sensor development

      3. Carbon based electronics

      4. Nanotechnology: development of practical systems and nano-micro-macro integration.
    • Jacobus W. Swart
       - Senior Member
      FEEC/UNICAMP - State University of Campinas
      Av. Albert Einstein 400
      Campinas, Sao Paul 13.083-970
      Phone 1:
      +55 19 3746 6001

      Lecture Topics: MEMS, sensors, ISFET, CNT and graphene, Advanced CMOS processes