This division spans a wide range of research involving emerging solid-state devices, integrated micro/nanosystems, advanced materials, nanotechnology, electromagnetic fields and waves, and their applications.

The division includes the following active topics and themes:

  • Electromagnetic (EM) fields – from fundamentals to applications
  • Electrical power generation, distribution/transmission, and utilization
  • EM waves – wave guiding, propagation, and interactions
  • Optical fibers and applications
  • Photonics – materials, devices, and photonic integrated circuits
  • Optoelectronics (lasers, solar cells, detectors)
  • Transistors (SiGe, MIS, III-V) and beyond-CMOS devices
  • Micro/nanoelectromechanical systems (MEMS & NEMS) – mechanical, electrical, magnetic, optical, thermal, and biological transducers
  • RF/microwave devices and systems
  • Sensors and actuators, sensors for Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Nanotechnology
  • Biotechnology – BioMEMS, biomedical materials, devices, and microsystems, wearable and implantable devices
  • Advanced materials – wide-bandgap semiconductors, ferroelectric, piezoelectric materials, metamaterials
  • Quantum devices and quantum technologies

FACULTY

Area Chair: Henry Zmuda

David Arnold

David Arnold

Professor

Research Interests Wireless power, energy harvesting, RF/microwave components

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Navid Asadi

Navid Asadi

Assistant Professor

Research Interests Hardware security, reverse engineering, 3D imaging/processing, failure analysis, sensors, thermal barrier coatings

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Philip Feng

Philip Feng

Professor

Research Interests Solid-State Devices, Nanoelectromechanical Systems (NEMS), Quantum Engineering, Nanotechnology, Transducers, High-Precision Measurement & Instruments, Advanced Materials

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Baoyun Ge

Baoyun Ge

Assistant Professor

Research Interests Electric drive systems, including the application of artificial intelligence, IoT, parallel computing, and advanced manufacturing to reduce the carbon footprint of electric machines and drives throughout their lifetime

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Jing Guo

Jing Guo

Professor

Research Interests Modeling and Simulation of Nanoelectronic Devices and Materials, Modeling Quantum Gates and Processors for Quantum Computing

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Jack Judy

Jack Judy

Professor

Research Interests The development of novel micro/nano scale systems and their use in a wide variety of engineering and bio medical applications.

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Mark Law

Mark Law

Distinguished Professor

Research Interests
Design and modeling of IC fabrication process, computer modeling of semiconductor process and device behavior.

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Robert Moore

Robert Moore

Professor

Research Interests Electromagnetic waves, non-linear energetic interactions in the ionosphere, remote-sensing applications

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Toshikazu Nishida

Toshikazu Nishida

Professor

Research Interests Multi-functional semiconductor devices, (Sensors, logic, actuators, memory, MEMS)

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Vladimir Rakov

Vladimir Rakov

Distinguished Professor

Research Interests
Lightning, atmospheric electricity, lightning protection

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Mark Sheplak

Mark Sheplak

Professor

Research Interests Micromachined transducers, MEMS, electroacoustics, aeroacoustics, and fluid mechanics, high-performance, instrumentation-grade, MEMS-based sensors

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Roozbeh Tabrizian

Roozbeh Tabrizian

Associate Professor

Research Interests RF micro- and nano-electro-mechanical systems (RF N/MEMS), Nonlinear, nonreciprocal, and hybrid NEMS for sensing and information processing

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Scott Thompson

Scott Thompson

Professor

Research Interests Solid state electronics and nano technology, new materials and devices to extend Moore’s law. Electrical measurements and modeling

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Ant Ural

Ant Ural

Associate Professor

Research Interests Carbon nanotubes, semiconductor nanowires, and related nanostructures. Integration of nanotechnology with silicon microfabrication

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Shuo Wang

Shuo Wang

Professor

Research Interests Power electronics, electrical power, electromagnetic interference, electric vehicles, green energy conversion and grid integration, electromagnetic security, IoT security, cyber security, and hardware security

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Yong-Kyu YK Yoon

Yong-Kyu YK Yoon

Professor

Research Interests 3-D MEMS technology; micromachined metamaterials for radio frequency and microwave applications; millimeter-wave antennas

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Henry Zmuda

Henry Zmuda

Associate Professor

Research Interests
Photonics, Lasers, electromagnetics

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