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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Recruitment Info

NanoElectronics and Devices

Faculty Research Openings Possible Projects Desired background Link/Contact
Scott Barker RF MEMs Devices 1 PhD cryogenic RF-MEMS,
micromachined THz
on-wafer probes
BS and/or MS degree [Publications]
John Bean Materials and Epitaxial
Growth
Boris Gelmont Semiconductor and
Device Physics
Avik Ghosh Nanoelectronics and Device
Modeling
1 PhD
(tentative)
Quantum Transport,
Low power subthermal devices,
Nanomagnets for memory and logic,
Nanothermal flow, graphene/topological
insulators and other
2D materials
Good computational
skills expected.
Experience with
Modeling/Simulation preferred (e.g
transport, electronic structure),
but not necessary
Courses: Solid State Devices,
Quantum Mechanics
ag7rq@virginia.edu
[ViNO Website
Publications
]
Tatiana Globus Terahertz spectroscopy [Homepage]
Mool Gupta Photonics and
Photovoltaics
2 PhD Photonics, solar
energy
Background in
semiconductor
physics, microelectronics,
photonics, optics,
lasers etc.
[LASER Website]
Lloyd Harriott Experimental
Nanoelectronics
Arthur Lichtenberger
Michael Reed BioMems and microfab
Mircea Stan [Breaking the Power Walls on
3-D IC Design
]
Nathan Swami Nano/Bio 1 PhD Micro/nanofluidic devices for
sorting microbials, stem cells and biomolecular
nanostructures by AC electrokinetic methods.
[Paper]
[Paper]
[Paper]
[Paper]
Strong background in at
least ONE of the following areas:
Microfabrication,
Cell Biology, Electromagnetics, Analog Circuits
[Homepage]
Bobby Weikle

RF/Terahertz MEMS

Faculty Research Openings Possible Projects Desired background Link/Contact
Scott Barker RF MEMs Devices 1 PhD cryogenic RF-MEMS,
micromachined THz
on-wafer probes
BS and/or MS degree [Publications]
Steve Bowers RF
Optoelectronics/Photonics
(sub-THz)
Circuits and Electronics
1 PhD Integrated mm-wave circuits,
applications in sub-THz imaging and
communication systems.
Strong fundamentals in EM and circuit theory. Skills in advanced circuit
design, antenna design, or CAD environments for
designing IC Fab useful, but not required.
Previous experience doing academic
research is also very strongly recommended.
[VINES Website]
Boris Gelmont Semiconductor and Device
Tatiana Globus Terahertz spectroscopy [Homepage]
Arthur Lichtenberger
Michael Reed BioMems and microfab
Bobby Weikle

Optoelectronics Photonics

Andreas Beling Optoelectronic Devices 1 PhD High-speed high-power
waveguide photodiodes on
silicon-on-insulator
BS and/or MS degree.
PhD candidates should have interests
in all the following
areas: fiber optics, semiconductor
physics and device fabrication,
and microwave techniques.
[Homepage]
Steven Bowers RF
Optoelectronics/Photonics
(sub-THz)
Circuits and Electronics
1 PhD Integrated mm-wave circuits,
applications in sub-THz imaging and
communication systems.
Strong fundamentals in EM and circuit theory.
Skills in advanced circuit
design, antenna design,
or CAD environments for
designing IC Fab useful,
but not required.
Previous experience doing academic
research is also very strongly recommended.
[VINES Website]
Joe Campbell PhotoDetectors and Diodes 2 PhD RF photnics with emphasis
on high-power, high-speed
photodiodes. Si photonics using
heterogeneous integration.
Semiconductor device physics.
Quantum mechanics,
optics, and microwaves would
be good but not required.
[Homepage]
Mool Gupta Photonics and
Photovoltaics
2 PhD Photonics, solar
energy
Background in
semiconductor
physics, microelectronics,
photonics, optics,
lasers etc.
[LASER Website]
Archie Holmes IR optoelectronics on InP
substrates
Optoelectronic devices with an emphasis on devices
operating in the SWIR and MIR wavelength regimes
Background in Semiconductor device physics,
Quantum mechanics, optoelectronic devices
(photodetectors, solar cells, lasers) desired
[Faculty Profile]

Communications/Controls/Signal Processing

Scott Acton Signal Processing [VIVA Homepage]
Toby Berger Information Theory [Homepage]
Maite Brandt-Pearce Communications Theory
Multiuser Networks
[OptCom Homepage]
Zongli Lin Control Theory 1-2 PhD Control theory and/or
its applications in
active magnetic bearing systems
Electrical/mechanical engineering with
strong mathematical background
[Homepage]
Harry Powell [Embedded Computing in Curriculum]
Gang Tao Control Theory Adaptive control and applications Linear and nonlinear systems theory [Adaptive Systems and Control group]
Daniel Weller Signal Processing 1 PhD Evaluating motion-compensation and
off-resonance correction models
for cardiac and abdominal MRI;
designing novel reconstruction algorithms.
UG DSP and linear
algebra background essential;
previous experience with medical
imaging is a plus
[VITAL Website]
Ronald Williams [Embedded Computing in Curriculum]
Stephen Wilson

Circuits and Electronics

James Aylor Computer Engineering/Circuits
and Electronics
Steve Bowers RF
Optoelectronics/Photonics
(sub-THz)
Circuits and Electronics
1 PhD Integrated mm-wave circuits,
applications in sub-THz imaging and
communication systems.
Strong fundamentals in EM and circuit theory.
Skills in advanced circuit
design, antenna design,
or CAD environments for
designing IC Fab useful,
but not required.
Previous experience doing academic
research is also very strongly recommended.
[VINES Website]
Benton Calhoun Circuits and Architecture [RLPVLSI website]
Barry Johnson
John Lach [Body Area Networks] 2 PhD Embedded systems research and design
(including circuits, electronics, embedded
programming, signal processing,
sensor systems, etc.), with
an emphasis on body sensor
networks for health applications (http://wirelesshealth.virginia.edu/
and http://assist.ncsu.edu/)
Basic Circuits and embedded systems [Homepage]
Harry Powell [Embedded Computing in Curriculum]
Mircea Stan [Breaking the Power Walls on
3-D IC Design
]
Ronald Williams [Embedded Computing in Curriculum]

Computer Engineering

Faculty Research Openings Possible Projects Desired background Link/Contact
James Aylor Computer Engineering/Circuits
and Electronics
Benton Calhoun Circuits and Architecture [RLPVLSI website]
Joanne Dugan [Embedded Computing in
Curriculum
]
Barry Johnson
John Lach [Body Area Networks] 2 PhD Embedded systems research and design
(including circuits, electronics, embedded
programming, signal processing,
sensor systems, etc.), with
an emphasis on body sensor
networks for health applications (http://wirelesshealth.virginia.edu/
and http://assist.ncsu.edu/)
Basic Circuits and embedded systems [Homepage]
Harry Powell [Embedded Computing in Curriculum]
Mircea Stan [Breaking the Power Walls on
3-D IC Design
]
Malathi Veeraraghavan [High-Speed Networks] Programmer position OpenFlow/SDN, Datacenters, Hybrid packet-optical networks, inter-domain routing, reliable multicast Software development (C++, Java programming), Statistics (R programming), Linux [mvee@virginia.edu]
Ronald Williams [Embedded Computing in Curriculum]
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