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: Philip Feng

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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Arturo Bretas

Arturo Bretas

Professor

Research Interests Cyber-physical systems security, power systems operation, control and protection

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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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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), design, characterization, and reliability

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Vladimir Rakov

Vladimir Rakov

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

Assistant 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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Martin Uman

Martin Uman

Distinguished Professor

Research Interests

Lightning physics, lightning protection, electromagnetic field theory, lightning modeling (the application of electromagnetic field theory to the description of various lightning processes)

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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

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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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