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Electronics

With the continued demand for faster and smaller electronics, the physical limitations of existing technologies are swiftly approaching. U.Va. researchers are pushing the frontiers in collaboration with industry to explore the leading technological candidates that will become the foundation of the future generations of electronics. Novel methods to store and manipulate information are being explored including: spintronics (spin transport electronics), quantum dot electronics, molecular electronics, and carbon nanotube electronics.  NanoSTAR faculty with interests in electronics are listed below.  

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Researchers in Electronics

Barker, Scott

Associate Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests

RF-MEMS phase shifters for phased-array antennas
Tunable matching networks for adaptive RF front-ends
Micromachining submillimeter waveguide components using SU-8
Microwave circuits
MEMS

One-Page Research Brochure 

Bean, John

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests

GeSi Quantum Structure Self-Assembly

Molecular Electronics

Organo-Molecular / Semiconductor Heterostructures

Molecular Scale Printing

World Wide Web based Science Education

Bowers, Steven

Assistant Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests

High frequency mm-wave integrated circuits and systems

Integrated RF silicon photonics

Integrated electromagnetic radiators

mm-wave and THz imaging

One-Page Research Brochure

 

Calhoun, Benton H.

Associate Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests

Low power digital circuit design

Sub-threshold digital circuits

SRAM design for end-of-the-roadmap silicon

Variation tolerant circuit design methodologies

Medical applications for low energy electronics

One-Page Research Brochure 

Campbell, Joe C.

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests

Photodetectors

Infrared

Focal Plane Arrays

Quantum Dots,

High Detectivity

Chatterjee, Utpal

Assistant Professor

Physics

Research Interests

Condensed Matter Physics

Experimental investigations of various solid state systems which exhibit novel electronic and magnetic properties

Choi, Joshua

Assistant Professor

Chemical Engineering

Research Interests

Nanomaterials for solar energy conversion

Nanoparticle Self-assembly

Materials Chemistry

Optoelectronics

 

One-Page Reserach Brochure 

Fitz-Gerald, James M.

Associate Professor

Material Sciences and Engineering

Research Interests

Laser Processing

Non-Equilibrium

Thin Films

NanoScale Characterization

Gelmont, Boris

Research Associate Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests

Electronic materials and devices

Theory of novel semiconductor devices

Transport and optical properties of semiconductors

Simulation of Terahertz Frequency Source

Ghosh, Avik

Associate Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests

Quantum transport

Non-equilibrium many-body physics

Solid-state devices

Spintronics

Nanoelectronics

Gillies, George

Research Professor

Clinical Associate Professor of Neurosurgery Medical College of Virginia

Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Research Interests

Uncertainty Principle

Gravitational Physics

Tumor Therapies

Brain Tumors

Neurocatheters

Globus, Tatiana

Research Associate Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests

Sub-terahertz

Vibrational Spectroscopy

Biomaterials

Photovoltaics

One-Page Research Brochure 

Gorman, Michael

Professor

Science, Technology and Society

Research Interests

Psychology of science and technology

Scientific and technological collaboration

Ethical and societal dimensions of nanotechnology

One-Page Research Brochure 

Gupta, Mool

Associate Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests

Photovoltaics

Lasers

Carbon Nanotubes

Harriott, Lloyd

Virginia Microelectronics Consortium Professor and Chair

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests

Nanoelectronic Devices

Molecular Electronics

Nanofabrication

Lithography

Photovoltaics

One-Page Research Brochure 

He, Jiang

Associate Proffesor

Radiology

Research Interests

 develop nanotechnology based imaging agents and drug/gene delivery for cancer, cardiovascular diseases and neurological diseases
 

Holmes, Archie

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests

Epitaxial Growth of III-V Semiconductors 

Nanostructures (quantum dots, nanowires, etc.)

Electronic and Optoelectronic Devices (transistors, detectors, lasers, etc.)

Howe, James

Professor

Material Sciences and Engineering

Research Interests

Application of high-resolution and analytical transmission electron microscope techniques

Atomic Mechanisms

Kinetics of Interphase Boundary Motion

Lach, John

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests

Body Sensor Network

Integrated Circuit Design Methodologies

Fault-Tolerant and Safety-Critical Hardware Design

Embedded Systems

One-Page Research Brochure

Lichtenberger, Arthur

Research Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests

Superconducting materials, devices, and circuits

One-Page Research Brochure

Loth, Eric

Professor

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Research Interests

Supersonic Flow

Multiphase Flow

Nano-texture and Nano-additive Wind Turbines

Aerodynamic Propulsion Systems

Lu, Jiwei

Research Assistant Professor

Material Sciences and Engineering

Research Interests

Spintronics

Multifunctional oxide films

Correlated electronic oxides

One-Page Research Brochure

Marshall, Paxton

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests

Photovoltaics

Thin-films

Carrier-multiplication

Carrier Mobility

Recombination

Panzer, Matthew

Assistant Professor

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Research Interests

Computational mechanics of the human body   

Impact and injury biomechanics

Protective equipment and injury mitigation

Dynamic material characterization and constitutive model development

One-Page Research Brochure

Parrish, Phillip A.

Director of Intelligent Processing of Materials Laboratory

Speical Advisor for Research Enhancement

Material Sciences and Engineering

Research Interests

Ion beam processing of materials

Thermal barrier coatings

Ultralight materials

Poon, Joseph

William Barton Rogers Professor

Physics

Research Interests

Amorphous and nanostructured alloys

Magnetic properties

Mechanical properties

Thermoelectricity

Experiment and theory

Reinke, Petra

Associate Professor

Material Sciences and Engineering

Research Interests

Carbon, semiconductor and metal nanostructures

Scanning Probe Microscopy (STM, AFM) and photoelectron spectroscopy

 

Sackett, Cass

Associate Professor

Physics

Research Interests

Atom Interferomtery

Bose-Einstein Condensation

Laser Cooling

Atomic Physics

Shiflet, Gary

William G. Reynolds Professor

Material Sciences and Engineering

Research Interests

Kinetics and thermodynamics of phase transformations in crystalline and amorphous solids

 

Stan, Mircea

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests

Low-power Circuits

Temperature-Aware Design

Hybrid CMOS/Molecular Circuits

Graphene Devices & Circuits

One-Page Research Brochure

Swami, Nathan

Associate Professor

Graduate Program Director

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests

Lab-on-a-chip bioelectric devices

Electrically guided self-assembly for tissue regeneration

Molecular Electronics & Sensing

Environmental and Bio-Sensing Devices

One-Page Research Brochure

Venton, Jill

Associate Professor

Chemistry

Research Interests

Carbon nanotube electrodes

In vivo electrochemistry

Neuroscience

Wadley, Haydn N.

Edgar Starke Professor

Material Sciences and Engineering

Research Interests

Cellular materials

Directed vapor deposition

Weikle, Robert

Associate Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests

Antennas

High-frequency semiconductor devices

Millimeter and Submillimeter-wave Electronics Quasi-optics

Submillimeter Electronics

One-Page Research Brochure

Weller, Daniel

Assistant Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests

Magnetic resonance imaging (acquisition and reconstruction)

signal processing and estimation theory

sampling and reconstruction theory

One-Page Research Brochure

Werhane, Patricia H.

Professor Emeritus

Research Interests

Business Ethics

Organization Ethics for Health Care

Employment and Employee Rights

Williams, Keith

Assistant Professor

Physics

Research Interests

Nanoscience

Electronics

Photonics

Spectroscopy

Wolf, Stuart A.

Co-Director

Professor

Material Sciences and Engineering, Physics

Research Interests

Composites

Metamaterials

Organic Nanomaterials

Quantum Dots

Spintronics

One-Page Research Brochure

Xu, Baoxing

Assistant Professor

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Research Interests

Mechanics for functional materials design

Bioinspired and biointegrated flexible devices and structures

Adaptive soft materials

Porous (-liquid) materials and structures

Nanomechanics

Multiscale modeling and computations (e.g. FEM, CPFEM, MD, DFT) 

One-Page Research Brochure

Zangari, Giovanni

Professor

Material Sciences and Engineering

Research Interests

Electrodesposition

Nanostructures

Energy Conversion

Electrochemical Interfaces

Metal Oxides

One-Page Research Brochure

Zhigilei, Leonid

Material Sciences and Engineering

Research Interests

Computational materials science

Atomistic and mesoscopic modeling

Laser-materials interactions

Nano-structured materials

Mechanisms of phase transformers