SEMICONDUCTORS

FACULTY

World-renowned faculty are teaching courses in semiconductor and microelectronics
and also do extensive R&D work in the following areas
New Devices, Modeling, and Fabrication
Heterogeneous Integration and Advanced Packaging
Simulation and
Modeling
Integrated Circuits and
Systems Design
Sensors and
Thermal Imaging 
Sustainability and Life Cycle Analysis 
MEMS and Photonics
New Devices, Modeling, and Fabrication
Peide "Peter" Ye
Richard J. and Mary Jo Schwartz Professor, Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Currently working On:
New Devices, Modeling, and Fabrication
Experimentalist with a deep understanding in various atomic layer deposition solutions. He is also interested in novel ferroelectric materials for ferroelectric memory and oxides for novel logic and BEOL applications.
Haiyan Wang
Basil S. Turner Professor, Elmore Family School Electrical and Computer Engineering and School of Materials Engineering
Currently working On:
New Devices, Modeling, and Fabrication
Design and processing of functional nanocomposite thin films for microelectronics, optoelectronics, high-temperature superconductors, solid oxide fuel cells, plasmonics and photonics, ferroelectric and ferromagnetic applications, and radiation tolerant materials.
Pramey Upadhyaya
Assistant Professor, Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Currently working On:
New Devices, Modeling, and Fabrication
Theorist exploring magnetism, classical and quantum spintronics, next-generation information processing & bio-devices.
Issam Mudawar
Betty Ruth and Milton B. Hollander Family Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering
Currently working On:
New Devices, Modeling, and Fabrication
Sensible and evaporative heating of thin films, pool boiling, flow boiling, jet-impingement cooling, spray cooling, micro-channel heat sinks, heat transfer enhancement, heat transfer in rotating systems, critical heat flux, and capillary pumped flows.
Mike Manfra
Bill and Dee O’Brien Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy; Professor, Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Professor, School of Materials Engineering; Scientific Director, Microsoft Quantum Lab Purdue
Currently working On:
New Devices, Modeling, and Fabrication
Quantum physicist developing novel qubit hardware in semiconductor and hybrid superconductor/semiconductor systems. Work includes semiconductor growth, mesoscopic device fabrication, and low temperature electron transport.
Mark Lundstrom
Interim Dean of the College of Engineering, Don and Carol Scifres Distinguished Professor, Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Special Advisor on Microelectronics to Executive Vice President of Purdue University for Strategic Initiatives
Currently working On:
New Devices, Modeling, and Fabrication
Physics, modeling, and simulation of electronic and thermal transport in semiconductor devices.
Haitong Li
Assistant Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Currently working On:
New memory device technologies and circuit designs for energy-efficient computing, spanning experimental, design, and system integration aspects for creating nanotechnology-inspired hardware chips
David Janes
Professor, Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Currently working On:
New Devices, Modeling, and Fabrication
Nanoscale electronic devices, molecular/semiconductor devices, microwave devices, and characterization.
Supriyo Datta
Thomas Duncan Distinguished Professor, Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Currently working On:
New Devices, Modeling, and Fabrication
Known for pioneering the non-equilibrium Green function (NEGF) model widely used in semiconductor industry to model nanoscale electronic devices. Also known for creative proposals that inspired new fields of research like negative capacitance devices, spintronics and probabilistic bits.
Zhihong Chen
Mary Jo and Robert L. Kirk, Interim Director, Birck Nanotechnology Center and Professor, Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Currently working On:
New Devices, Modeling, and Fabrication
Experimentalist working on novel materials for logic and interconnect applications. She is also an expert in developing concepts for back-end-of-line (BEOL) heterogeneously, monolithically integrated memory applications.
Bryan Boudouris
Professor of Chemical Engineering and Professor of Chemistry, by Courtesy
Currently working On:
Atomic-Scale Engineering of Semiconductor Materials and Devices
Design and synthesis of organic and hybrid materials for optical, electronic, magnetic, and spintronic device applications with a focus on the materials chemistry, molecular-level physics, and device optimization.
Alexandra (Sasha) Boltasseva
Professor, Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Currently working On:
New Devices, Modeling, and Fabrication
Experimentalist working on optical meta-materials and quantum materials.
Thomas Beechem
Associate Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering
Currently working On:
New Devices, Modeling, and Fabrication
Experimentalist that characterizes various materials and devices employing time resolved, low-temperature photoluminescence, Raman spectroscopy, and near IR ellipsometry.
Shubhra Bansal
Associate Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering
Currently working On:
Bansal research group works on dimensionally modified halide perovskite and chalcogenide compound semiconductors. The goal is to develop novel functional materials, advanced device packaging, interconnection technologies and physics-based degradation models for lifetime prediction.
Joerg Appenzeller
Barry M. and Patricia L. Epstein Professor, Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Scientific Director of Nanoelectronic
Currently working On:
New Devices, Modeling, and Fabrication
Experimentalist working on low-dimensional transport for logic and memory applications. He designs, fabricates, characterizes and analyzes novel devices and circuits from transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs), carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and magnetic tunnel junctions (MTJs).
Ashraf Alam
Jai N. Gupta Professor, Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Currently working On:
New Devices, Modeling, and Fabrication
He works on experiments and simulations of reliability aspects in novel logic and memory devices. He also investigates radiation damage of devices and circuits.
Heterogeneous Integration and Advanced Packaging
Xinghang Zhang
Professor, School of Materials Engineering
Currently working On:
Heterogeneous Integration and Advanced Packaging
Synthesis of nanomaterials, Radiation Damage in nanostructured materials, Mechanical behavior of nanostructured metals, dynamics of metal bonding.
Justin Weibel
Associate Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering
Currently working On:
Heterogeneous Integration and Advanced Packaging
Electronics cooling and packaging phase-change transport phenomena microscale and nanoscale surface engineering for enhanced thermal transport.
Tiwei Wei
Assistant Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering
Currently working On:
Advanced Semiconductor Packaging and Heterogeneous Integration with a focus on processing, materials, and architecture development, Chip-Package Interactions, Reliability, and Efficient thermal management technologies.
Ganesh Subbarayan
Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering
Currently working On:
Heterogeneous Integration and Advanced Packaging
Heterogeneous Integration and Advanced Electronics Packaging with a focus on thermomechanical behavior, reliability, and electrical-thermal-mechanical co-design. Co-director, SRC Center for Heterogeneous Integration Research in Packaging (CHIRP).
Liang Pan
Associate Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering
Currently working On:
Heterogeneous Integration and Advanced Packaging
Scalable nanomanufacturing: lithography and imaging optical and magnetic data storage nanoscale energy conversion, transfer and storage for alternative energy.
Amy Marconnet
Associate Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering
Currently working On:
Heterogeneous Integration and Advanced Packaging
Transport phenomena in multi-scale, heterogeneous materials & systems fundamentals of nanoscale thermal transport electronics cooling and thermal management.
Carol Handwerker
Reinhardt Schuhmann Jr. Professor, School of Materials Engineering and School of Environmental and Ecological Engineering
Currently working On:
Alloy and process design for bonding and heterogeneous integration, stress relaxation in thin films kinetics of diffusion, and migration processes at interfaces circular economy pathways for electronics.
John Howarter
Associate Professor, School of Materials Engineering and School of Environmental and Ecological Engineering
Currently working On:
Heterogeneous Integration and Advanced Packaging
Reducing the operational energy footprint of polymer membranes through material design.
Chelsea Davis
Assistant Professor, School of Materials Engineering
Currently working On:
Heterogeneous Integration and Advanced Packaging
Molecular visualization of interfacial mechanics, including adhesion, friction, and wetting novel measurements of  polymer interfacial properties and mechanics.
Nikhilesh Chawla
Ransburg Professor, School of Materials Engineering
Currently working On:
Heterogeneous Integration and Advanced Packaging
Four-Dimensional (4D) materials science with a particular emphasis on the deformation behavior of advanced materials at bulk and small length scales characteristic of advanced packaging.
John Blendell
Professor, School of Materials Engineering
Currently working On:
Heterogeneous Integration and Advanced Packaging
Modeling and measurement of microstructure development using advanced characterization techniques to predict reliability.
Simulation and Modeling
Ganesh Subbarayan
Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering
Currently working On:
Simulation and Modeling
Multiphysics, Multiscale modeling of electronic devices and packages. Electrical-thermal-mechanical co-design of Heterogeneously Integrated systems. Reliability modeling and experimental characterization including fatigue, fracture and electromigration.
Tillmann Kubius
Katherine Ngai Pesic & Silvaco Research Assistant and Professor, Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Currently working On:
Simulation and Modeling
Theorist exploring equilibrium and non-equilibrium phenomena in nanodevices and molecules. This covers electronic and phonon bandstructures as well as heat, charge and spin transport in nanodevices.
Marisol Koslowski
Assistant Head for Engagement and Partnerships, and Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering
Currently working On:
Simulation and Modeling
Finite Elements and Phase Field simulations of stress relaxation, kinetics, and diffusion in thin films. Integration of thermal, electrical, and mechanical fields to predict failure in electronics.
Gerhard Klimeck
Director of the Network for Computational Nanotechnology, Reilly Director of the Center for Predictive Materials and Devices, and Professor, Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Currently working On:
Simulation and Modeling
Theorist working on modeling of nanoelectronic devices, genetic algorithm based optimization, and image processing.
Dan Jiao
Synopsys Professor, Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Currently working On:
Simulation and Modeling
CAD design expert exploring computational electromagnetics, modeling and simulation of micro- and nano-scale integrated circuits, high-speed VLSI circuit design and analysis, high-performance VLSI CAD, applied electromagnetics, signal and power integrity, fast and high-capacity numerical methods, scattering and antenna analysis, and bio-electromagnetics.
Edwin Garcia
Professor, School of Materials Engineering
Currently working On:
Simulation and Modeling
Microstructural modeling of multifunctional materials, including solder-based interconnects microstructural evolution and phase transformations in confined geometries reliability and optimization of FeRAMs, portable power sources.
Xiulin Ruan
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Director of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions
Currently working On:
Simulation and Modeling
Development of simulation methods within the framework of first principles, molecular dynamics, Boltzmann transport equation, and Monte Carlo methods; Prediction of thermal conductivity, interfacial thermal resistance, and Joule heating in electronic materials and nanostructures; Machine learning, optimization, and high throughput design of semiconductor materials and systems.
Integrated Circuits and Systems Design
Shreyas Sen
Elmore Associate Professor, Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Currently working On:
Integrated Circuits and Systems Design
VLSI and circuit design, sensing and communication circuits/systems, energy harvested sensor nodes for internet of things (IoT), analog/RF, wireless, and security.
Kaushik Roy
Edward G. Tiedemann Jr. Distinguished Professor, Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Director of Center for Brain-Inspired Computing, a DARPA/SRC JUMP Center
Currently working On:
Integrated Circuits and Systems Design
Neuromorphic computing, device-circuit-architecture co-design for AI workloads, computing-in-memory, robust and secure system design, and energy-efficient integrated circuits and systems.
Vijay Raghunathan
Professor, Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Currently working On:
Integrated Circuits and Systems Design
Expert in embedded systems, Internet-of-things and energy-efficient and secure embedded computing.
Anand Raghunathan
Professor, Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer
Currently working On:
Integrated Circuits and Systems Design
Kuhardware for AI and machine learning, compute near and in memory, and secure microelectronics.
Saeed Mohammadi
Professor, Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Currently working On:
Integrated Circuits and Systems Design
Experimentalist exploring nanoscale electronic devices including devices based on carbon nanotubes and nanowires, nanoelectromechanical devices, RF devices, device characterization and modeling, RF and microwave circuits, low-power electronics, 3D integration, optoelectronics, Nanofluidic and vacuum electronic.
Byunghoo Jung
Professor, Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Currently working On:
Integrated Circuits and Systems Design
VLSI designer of circuits and systems for wireless sensing applications.
Sumeet Gupta
Elmore Associate Professor, Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Currently working On:
Integrated Circuits and Systems Design
Theorist exploring device-circuit co-design in emerging nanotechnologies for Boolean and non-Boolean computing, spintronics, low power variation tolerant VLSI design, device-circuit modeling.
Sensors and Thermal Imaging
Dana Weinstein
Associate Dean of Graduate Education, CoE and Associate Professor, Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Currently working On:
Sensors and Thermal Imaging
Experimentalist exploring new mechanical designs and efficient transducers to make MEMS resonators with high resonance frequency, low motional impedance, strong transducer coupling coefficient, low bias drift and wide programmable range.
Ali Shakouri
Professor, Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Currently working On:
Sensors and Thermal Imaging
Experimentalist exploring quantum electronics, mutual interaction of heat, light, and electricity in nano materials and devices, lock-in imaging and advanced image processing with applications to nanoscale thermal measurements and roll-to-roll process monitoring.
Rahim Rahimi
Assistant Professor, School of Materials Engineering
Currently working On:
Sensors and Thermal Imaging
scalable manufacturing processes of flexible electronic devices that can empower technologies for health-care and environmental monitoring convergence of advancements in functional polymers and electrical engineering for developing innovative tools and technologies that can be utilized in solving various obstacles in healthcare, agriculture, and the environment.
Peter Bermel
Elmore Associate Professor, Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Currently working On:
Sensors and Thermal Imaging
nanophotonics, including photovoltaics, lighting, thermal physics, sources, detectors, and switches.
Sustainability and Life Cycle Analysis
Fu Zhao
Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering and School of Environmental and Ecological Engineering
Currently working On:
Sustainability and Life Cycle Analysis
Environment friendly design and life cycle engineering for sustainable electronics, sustainable energy, manufacturing high-performance buildings.
John Sutherland
John Sutherland - Fehsenfeld Family Head, School of Environmental and Ecological Engineering
Currently working On:
Sustainability and Life Cycle Analysis
Environmentally responsible design and manufacturing; sustainable systems; decision-making for sustainability; manufacturing; corporate social responsibility; sustainability education.
Inez Hua
Professor, School of Civil Engineering and School of Environmental and Ecological Engineering
Currently working On:
Sustainability and Life Cycle Analysis
environmental sustainability, water pollution control, and the environmental fate of organic contaminants; water consumption in supply chains; sustainable electronics and environmental sustainability in engineering education.
MEMS and Photonics
Xianfan Xu
James J. and Carol L. Shuttleworth Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, by courtesy in Elmore Family School Electrical and Computer Engineering
Currently working On:
MEMS and Photonics
Investigation of fundamental thermal transport in thin film and two dimensional semiconductors, and development of innovative solutions for thermal transport control and thermal switching in semiconductor devices
Minghao Qi
Professor, Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Currently working On:
MEMS and Photonics
Experimentalist interested in Nanotechnology, especially 3D nanofabrication and low-cost nanolithography micro and nanophotonics, with emphasis on 3D photonic crystals and integrated Si photonic circuits thermophotovoltaics and solar cells.
Dimitri Peroulis
Michael and Katherine Birck Head, Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Currently working On:
MEMS and Photonics
Experimentalist focusing on reconfigurable analog/RF electronics for adaptive communications, signal intelligence, and harsh-environment sensors.
Mahdi Hosseini
Assistant Professor, Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Currently working On:
MEMS and Photonics
Experimentalist investigating quantum interaction of light with atoms and its role in quantum optical communication, computation and sensing. We work towards developing a hybrid and scalable platform for future quantum optical technologies.
Sunil Bhave
Associate Director of Operations, Birck Nanotechnology Center and Professor, Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Currently working On:
MEMS and Photonics
Experimentalist exploring inter-domain coupling in Opto-mechanical, Spin-Acoustic and Atom-MEMS devices to design and fabricate inertial sensors, clocks, frequency combs and computing and microwave sub-systems.
Our faculty also do extensive R&D work in the following areas
New Devices, Modeling, and Fabrication
Heterogeneous Integration and Advanced Packaging
Simulation and
Modeling
Integrated Circuits and
Systems Design
Sensors and
Thermal Imaging 
Sustainability and Life Cycle Analysis 
MEMS and Photonics