P.E. Piedmont Virginia Community College Assistant Professor
- PhD, Systems Engineering, University of Virginia 2017-present
- MS, Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State 2011
- BS, Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2006
Research in both novel devices and complex oxides and semiconductors is well recognized worldwide. Professor Morkoç is one of the top most highly cited authors in physics, materials physics, and engineering in the world, with first rate laboratory facilities and team in novel semiconductor deposition, characterization and fabrication.
- Joined VCU Engineering 1997
- Held positions at Varian Associates in Palo Alto, CA, Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and extended sabbatical leave at Caltech
- Serves as editor or on editorial boards of scientific journals
- Published some 1,600 papers, 50 book chapters, 70 review, tutorial and popular articles, some 15 books
- Serves and served on many national international conference committees
- Raised over $30M for research at UIUC for research
- Raised some $20M at VCU for research
- Recipient of 2002 VCU Distinguished Scholarship Award, 2005 Virginia Outstanding Scientist award, Fellow of IEEE, APS and AAAS
- PhD in Electrical Engineering, Cornell, 1976
Professor Li’s research interests include Nanoscale Flash-like non-volatile memory, high performance FIN/nanowire FET, dye-sensitized solar cells with nanostructure, and highly sensitive Nanowire-based biosensors. He has authored 31 journal papers and 21 presentations with more than 220 citations.
- PhD in Electrical Engineering, North Carolina State University, 2004
- MS in Physics, Nanjing University, 1999
- BS in Physics, Wuhan University, 1996
Professor Lloyd Harriot’s research interests include Nanoelectronics, Nanofabrication, Electron Beam Lithography, and Photovoltaics. His current research is “Surface State Engineering” – Charge Storage and Conduction in Organo-Silicon Heterostructures as a Basis for Nanoscale Devices, sponsored by the National Science Foundation’s Nanoscience Interdisciplinary Research Team (NIRT) program.
- Director of Advanced Lithography Research at Bell Laboratories from 1980-2001
- UVA, VMEC Professor and Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering 2001-present
- PhD in Physics, SUNY, 1980
- MA in Physics, SUNY, 1976
Dr. Helmut Baumgart’s research interests are as follows:
- Nanotechnology, Microelectronics Fabrication, High-k Dielectrics for Advanced Gate Stack Engineering, Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) Technology of Electronic Thin Film Materials, Semiconductor Processing, Thin Film Growth
- Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) Technology and Germanium-on-Insulator (GeOI) Technology, Strain Engineering Substrates of Si1-xGex, and strained sSOI Technology for strained channel, high mobility, high performance MOSFET devices, Wafer Bonding Technology
- ALD of ZnO for Detector and Sensor applications
- Nanoindentation of electronic thin films, elasto-mechanical properties of electronic materials
- Long career in the semiconductor high tech industry including positions with AT&T Bell Labs, Murray Hill, NJ; Philips Electronics Research Labs, Briarcliff, NY & Netherlands, Siemens Semiconductors, NY; IBM Advanced Semiconductor Technology Center (ASTC) Fishkill, NY; Infineon Technologies, VA; Motorola Advanced Products Research & Development Laboratories (APRDL) Austin, Texas
- Authored and co-authored 62 papers
- Published and edited 8 Electrochemical Society Conference Proceedings
- Organizer of the ECS International Symposium on Semiconductor Wafer Bonding: Science, Technology and Applications
- Delivered 27 conference presentations, including numerous invited and keynote talks
- Holds 5 US patents, 4 Japanese patents, 4 European patents and 15 Patent Disclosures
- 2002 Motorola Award: Most significant contribution to 202 D0 Goals
- 2001 Infineon Technologies: Special Recognition Award
- 1989 Philips Electronics: Special Merit Award
- 1985 Philips Electronics: Special Merit Award
- 1984 Philips Electronics: President’s Making a Difference Award
- Fulbright Scholar at Purdue University
- PhD in Physics, University of Stuttgart
- MS in Physics, Purdue University (Fulbright Scholar)
Seth Aubin’s research interests include Atom chip based ultracold quantum gasses ( T < 1 μK), microwave manipulation of ultracold atoms, atom interferometry and Atomtronics. His research utilizes techniques such as Analog, digital, RF and microwave electronics; lasers, optics and imaging; UHV vacuum; Micro-fabrication; EM simulation.
- Associate Professor of Physics, William & Mary, 2007-present
- Post-doc at University of Toronto, 2003-2006
- HS Math/Physics teacher, US Peace Corps, Guinea, 1995-1997
- PhD in Physics, SUNY Stony Brook, 2003
- BSc Yale, 1995
- Lic. de Physique ENS, 1994
Masoud Agah received his BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering from Sharif University of Technology (SUT), Iran, in 1996 and 1998, respectively, and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 2005.
He began his undergraduate studies in 1992 after being awarded by the President of Iran for achieving the first rank in the Nationwide Iranian University Entrance Examination. During his studies, he received numerous awards, including the Iranian Exemplary Graduate Student Honor, awarded by President Khatami in 1998.
In 1996 and 1997, he served as the organizer of the first and second Student Scientific Competition Award in the EE Department at SUT. He also co-founded and served as the first chairman of the Iranian Student Conference on Electrical Engineering (ISCEE) in 1998. From 1996 to 1999, he was a member of technical staff and then a project manager at Advanced Manufacturing Research Center, Iran, where his work was focused on industrial automation, robotics, and computer vision.
In 2000, he joined the NSF Center for Wireless Integrated MicroSystems (WIMS ERC), University of Michigan, where he developed MEMS-based gas chromatography columns for environmental monitoring applications. He was the recipient of the 2nd place DAC/ISSCC Student Design Contest Award at the 40th Design Automation Conference, 2003.
He joined the faculty of Virginia Tech in August 2005, where he is currently an associate professor in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering with a courtesy appointment in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He is also a core faculty member of Virginia Tech-Wake Forest School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences. He established the VT MEMS Laboratory in 2005 and has focused his research on environmental and biomedical applications of MEMS.
Dr. Agah received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2008 for his research on micro gas chromatography, the Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering Outstanding New Assistant Professor Award in 2009, the Graduate School’s Outstanding Dissertation Advisor Award in 2010, and the College of Engineering’s Faculty Fellow Award in 2011.
He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), as well as its Electron Devices and its Solid-State Circuits Societies.
PhD University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2005
MS Electrical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 1998
BS Electrical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 1996