Electronic Materials Committee

Committee Objective:

The power consumption is the crucial challenge for electronic devices. The high-κ dielectrics, metal gate, and high mobility materials have made strong impacts on high-performance low-power CMOS, DRAM, and flash memory. The objectives of this committee are to explore new and useful electronic materials for ultra-low-power Steep Turn-On CMOS, novel DRAM, Non-Volatile Memory, Energy-Saving devices, Display, and other electronic devices. To promote new technology, the committee will organize or recommend special issues for IEEE journals, panel sessions, and session topics for major conferences.

  • Electronic Materials Committee Chair

    • Paul Berger
       - Fellow
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      The Ohio State University
      205 Dreese Laboratory, 2015 Neil Avenue
      Columbus, OH 43210
      United States of America
      Phone 1:
      (614) 247-6235

      (614) 292-7596
      Lecture Topics: In 2011, he was established as an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer for EDS. Please contact him directly if you are interested in a seminar: Possible seminar topics include:
      (1) Organic Photovoltaics;
      (2) Quantum Tunneling Electronics;
      (3) Passive Millimeter-Wave Imaging Sensors;
      (4) Plastic SmartCards for IoT

      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 of Technology 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 while supported by Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wegner and then moved on to Cambridge Display Technology, Ltd., Cambridge, United Kingdom working under Dr. Jeremy Burroughes. 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. And more recently he took a sabbatical leave in 2015-2016 at Tampere University of Technology with the Prof. Don Lupo in the Printed and Organic Electronics Group.
      He has authored over 110 articles, 5 book sections and been issued 22 patents with 6 more pending from 60+ disclosures with a Google Scholar H-index of 33. Some notable recognitions for Dr. Berger were an NSF CAREER Award (1996), a DARPA ULTRA Sustained Excellence Award (1998), a Lumley Research Award (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, ISDRS, EDTM meetings. He currently is the Chair of the Columbus IEEE EDS/Photonics Chapter and Faculty Advisor to Ohio State’s IEEE Student Chapters. He is a Fellow and Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE EDS and a Senior member of Optical Society of America.
  • Electronic Materials Committee Members

    • Xinhong Cheng
    • Zhiyuan Charles Cheng
       - Prof.
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      Zhejiang University
    • Muhammad Mustafa Hussain
       - MOS Devices and Technology
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      Senior Member
      King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
      3824 Yarborough Ave
      Austin, TX 78744
      Phone 1:
      +1 (512) 351-3527

      Dr. Muhammad Mustafa Hussain (PhD, ECE, UT Austin, Dec 2005) is a Professor of Electrical Engineering, KAUST. He was Program Manager in SEMATECH (2008-2009) and Process Integration Lead for 22 nm node FinFET CMOS in Texas Instruments (2006-2008). His research is focused on futuristic electronics which has received support from DARPA, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, GSK-Novartis and SABIC. He has authored 300+ research papers and patents. His students are serving as faculty in KFUPM, KAU, Jeddah University and as researchers in MIT, Caltech, UC Berkeley, Harvard, UCLA, TSMC, and DOW Chemicals. He is a Fellow of American Physical Society and Institute of Physics, a distinguished lecturer of IEEE Electron Devices Society, and an Editor of IEEE T-ED. Scientific American has listed his research as one of the Top 10 World Changing Ideas of 2014. Applied Physics Letters selected his paper as one of the Top Feature Articles of 2015. He and his students have received 41 research awards including IEEE Outstanding Individual Achievement Award 2016, Outstanding Young Texas Exes Award 2015 DOW Chemical Sustainability Challenge Award 2012, etc. His research has been highlighted extensively in international media like in Washington Post, Wall Street Journal (WSJ), IEEE Spectrum, etc.

      Lecture Titles:
      1. Physically Compliant CMOS Electronics Enabled Interactive Electronic System
      2. Manufacturable Heterogeneous Integration of Compliant CMOS Electronics for Interactive Electronic System
    • Francesca Iacopi
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      University of Technology Sydney
      School of Electrical and Data Engineering | Faculty of Engineering & IT
      Broadway 2007
      New South WalesAustralia
      Phone 1:
      +61 2 9514 4410

      Prof. Francesca Iacopi (PhD in EE, KULeuven, 2004) has 20 years’ experience in Materials and Devices for Semiconductor Technologies across industry and academia, with over 120 peer-reviewed publications and 9 granted patents. Her research emphasis is the translation of basic scientific advances in nanomaterials and novel device concepts into a wide range semiconductor technologies, covering Cu/Low-k interconnects, novel TFET devices, advanced packaging and heterogeneous integration. Research Scientist at IMEC (Belgium) over 1999-2009, she then took up a one -year Guest Professorship at the University of Tokyo (Japan). In 2010-2011 she directed the Chip-Package Interaction strategy for GLOBALFOUNDRIES (Ca, USA), before becoming full -time Academic in Australia in 2012, where she invented a process to obtain graphene on silicon wafers, with applications in integrated sensing and energy storage.

      She was recipient of an MRS Gold Graduate Student Award (2003), an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (2012), and a Global Innovation Award at TechConnect in Washington DC (2014). She is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia, Senior Member IEEE and she is currently Head of Discipline, Communications and Electronics, of the Faculty of Engineering and IT at the University of Technology Sydney.

    • M Zafar Iqbal
    • Jeehwan Kim
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    • Atsushi Ogura
    • Jorg Schulze
       - Prof.
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      Director of IHT
      University of Stuttgart
      Stuttgart Germany
    • Anshul Vyas
    • Peide Ye
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      Purdue University
      Dr. Peide Ye is Richard J. and Mary Jo Schwartz Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University in USA. He received Ph.D. from Max-Planck-Institute of Solid State Research, Stuttgart, Germany, in 1996. Before joining Purdue faculty in 2005, he worked for NTT Basic Research Laboratory, NHMFL/Princeton University, and Bell Labs/Lucent Technologies/Agere Systems. His current research work is focused on atomic layer deposition technology and its device integration on novel channel materials including III-V, Ge, graphene, 2D materials and complex oxides. He authored and co-authored more than 200 peer reviewed articles and 350 conference presentations including many invited, keynote and plenary talks. He also served as chairmen and program committee members on top international conferences and symposia. He is a Fellow of IEEE and APS.