Birck Nanotechnology Center

Current Resident Faculty Members

Tenure-track or research-track professors who have either a primary (one-person) or secondary (shared) office in the BNC, equipment or a lab space assignment in the BNC, or resident BNC graduate students under their supervision. Resident Faculty Members must sign a Birck agreement.

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ALEXEENKO, ALINA
Assistant Professor
School of Aeronautics and Astronautics Research Areas: Computational rarefied gas dynamics; gas-phase effects in N/MEMS sensors and actuators; modeling, analysis and design of vacuum deposition systems (MBE, P/CVD, EBPVD, ALD) for nano/microfabrication

APPENZELLER. JOERG
Professor,
Scientific Director of Nanoelectronics

School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Areas: Device and transport physics of low-dimensional systems, experimental verification of novel device concept for improved transistor performance, exploration of nano-materials and nano-interfaces for future nanoelectronics applications
Areas of Interest: Microelectronics and Nanotechnology

BERGSTROM, DONALD
Associate Head/Walther Professor
Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology Expertise : bionanotechnology
BOLTASSEVA, ALEXANDRA (SASHA)
Assistant Professor
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Research Areas : Microelectronics and Nanotechnology
CAPANO, MICHAEL
Professor
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Research Areas : silicon carbide; chemical vapor deposition processing
Areas of Interest : epitaxy; device processing; characterization; X-ray diffraction
Expertise : epitaxial growth; structural and electrical characterization
CHAPPELL, WILLIAM J.
Associate Professor
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Research Areas : high frequency circuits; advanced packaging; antennas; microwave circuits; sensors; sensor-scale mass spectrometry; RFID
Expertise : applied electromagnetics
CHEN, YONG
Miller Family Assistant Professor of Nanoscience and Physics
Department of Physics Research Areas: condensed matter physics, graphene, nano devices for radiation detection and fluid sensors, cold atoms and molecules
CHEN, ZHIHONG
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Research Areas: Exploration of physical properties of nano-materials; Control and manipulation of material properties to meet the needs of nano-electronic applications; Designing and fabricating novel nano-devices and circuits for various application fields.
CHOI, JONG HYUN
Assistant Professor
School of Mechanical Engineering Research Areas: condensed matter physics, graphene, nano devices for radiation detection and fluid sensors, cold atoms and molecules
CLARK, JASON
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Research Areas: design, modeling, simulation, and verification of complex engineered systems
COOPER, JAMES A.
Jai N. Gupta Professor
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Research Areas : semiconductor devices; semiconductor device physics; semiconductor fabrication technology; compound semiconductors; wide bandgap semiconductors; silicon carbide (SiC)
Areas of Interest : integrated circuits; power switching devices; novel device concepts; novel measurement techniques
Expertise : device fabrication techniques; device design and simulation; integrated circuit design; device characterization
FISHER, TIMOTHY S.
Professor
School of Mechanical Engineering Research Areas : heat transfer; energy storage and conversion; nanomanufacturing
Areas of Interest : carbon nanotube and diamond film synthesis; simulation and measurement of nanoscale heat transfer; coupled electro-thermal effects in semiconductor devices; nanoscale direct energy conversion; vacuum and solid-state; nanoelectronics; microfluidic devices; hydrogen storage; subcontinuum computation methods
Expertise : plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition; high-reolution electron energy spectroscopy; field and thermionic emission; nanoscale heat transfer and evergy conversion; interfacial transport; atomistic simulation; soft lithography
GARIMELLA, SURESH
R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Professor

School of Mechanical Engineering Research Areas : high-performance compact cooling technologies and electronics packaging; thermal microsystems; micro- and nano-scale thermal phenomena; materials processing; crystal growth
IRUDAYARAJ, JOSEPH
Professor
School of Agricultural and Biological Engineering Research Areas: nanotools and single molecule methods relevant to elucidation of intracellular mechanisms and realtime diagnostics for early detection of diseases or prognosis

JANES, DAVID B.
Professor

School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Research Areas: Nanoscale electronic devices, molecular/semiconductor devices, microwave devices and characterization
KAIS, SABRE
Professor
Department of Chemistry Research Areas : electronic structure of finite systems of atoms, molecules, clusters, and quantum dots; quantum information; quantum computation
Areas of Interest : dynamics of entanglement for spin systems and quantum dots; finite size scaling and quantum phase transitions; quantum computing and quantum algorithms
Expertise : electronic structure and dynamics of finite systems; quantum information theory and quantum computation; finite size scaling and quantum criticality
KIM, SUNGWON S.
Visiting Professor
School of Mechanical Engineering Research Areas: Controlled synthesis of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) for nanobiotechnology applications and heat transfer enhancement applications
KLIMECK, GERHARD
Professor
Director of the Network for Computational Nanotechnology

School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Network for Computational Nanotechnology

Research Areas : computational nanoelectronics; modeling of nanoelectronic devices; genetic algorithm based optimization; image processing
Areas of Interest : reaching researchers, educators, and students with simulation tools
Expertise : nanoelectronics; computational science; parallel computing
LEARY, JAMES F.
SVM Professor of Nanomedicine
Professor of Basic Medical Sciences
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Department of Basic Medical Sciences
School of Veterinary Medicine
Research Areas : bioMEMS; bionanotechnology; nanomedicine
Areas of Interest : design of nanomedical systems; high-throughput microfluidic devices; cancer; infectious diseases; stem cell therapeutics
Expertise : high-throughput technologies; flow/image cytometry; cytomics; stem cell biology; developmental immunology; cancel cell biology; infectious diseases
LUNDSTROM, MARK S.
Scifres Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Network for Computational Nanotechnology
Research Areas / Areas of Interest / Expertise : nanoelectronics; carrier transport in semiconductors; electronic device physics; limits of silicon technology and possibilities of nanoelectronics; cyberinfrastructure and nanotechnology
LYANDA-GELLER, YULI
Associate Professor
Department of Physics  
MALEKI, TEIMOUR
Research Assistant Professor
Birck Nanotechnology Center Research Areas: Characterization, application and development of the nanodevices and microsystems for biological applications and health monitoring.
MALIS, OANA
Assistant Professor
Department of Physics  

MANFRA, MICHAEL
Miller Associate Professor

Department of Physics  
MATHUR, SANJAY
Research Professor
School of Mechanical Engineering  
McNALLY, HELEN
Associate Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology Research Areas : nano/micro techniques applied to biology and medicine; atomic force microscopy
Areas of Interest : spinal cord injury; cell to cell communications
Expertise : biological atoms force microscopy
MOHAMMADI, SAEED
Associate Professor
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Research Areas: High-speed and low-power electronics, 3-D integration, nanotechnology, novel semiconductor devices, reconfigurable systems
MOON, ROBERT J.
Materials Research Engineer
Adjunct Professor

USDA Forest Products Laboratory
School of Materials Engineering
 
MURTHY, JAYATHI Y.
Robert V. Adams Professor
Director of PRISM
School of Mechanical Engineering
NNSA PRISM Center
Research Areas : computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer; nano-scale thermal transport; thermal transport in emerging electronics
Expertise : numerical simulation; unstructured mesh finite volume methods; fluid dynamics; heat transfer; submicron thermal transport
NARIMANOV, EVGENII
Associate Professor
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Research Areas: Negative Index (Meta) materials, Optical systems with ray-chaotic dynamics, Information-theoretical description of nonlinear fiber-optical systems, Non-linear dynamics.
PEROULIS, DIMITRIOS
Associate Professor
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Expertise: Adaptive Radio Electronics and Sensors
PORTERFIELD, D., MARSHALL
Professor
Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering  
QI, MINGHAO
Associate Professor
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Areas of Interest : fabrication of novel photonic devices
Expertise : nanolithography
RAMAN, ARVIND
Professor
School of Mechanical Engineering Research Areas : bio-nanotechnology
Expertise : nanostructures
REIFENBERGER, RONALD
Professor
Department of Physics Expertise : nanostructures
RHOADS, JEFFREY
Assistant Professor
School of Mechanical Engineering Research Areas: Micro/Nanoelectromechanical Systems (MEMS/NEMS); Micro/Nanoscale Resonators and Oscillators; Micro/Nanoscale Sensors; Radio-Frequency (RF) MEMS/NEMS; Predictive Design of MEMS/NEMS; Parametrically-Excited and Parametrically-Amplified Systems; Nonlinear Dynamics and Vibration
RIBBE, ALEXANDER E.
Director, Purdue Laboratory for Chemical Nanotechnology
Department of Chemistry Research Areas : polymers; nanoparticles; composites; morphology; microscopy
Areas of Interest/Expertise : phase separation and self-assembly of polymer and polymercomposite systems; electron microscopy (EFTEM, EELS); scanning probe microscopy; nanolithography; ultra thin films
RICKUS, JENNA
Associate Professor
Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering  
ROKHINSON, LEONID
Assistant Professor
Department of Physics Research Areas : solid state physics; mesoscopic physics; nanodevices; quantum information
Areas of Expertise : nanotechnology; AFM lithography
RUAN, XIULAN
Assistant Professor
School of Mechanical Engineering Research Areas: quantum dot solar cell materials, thermal radiation in photonic crystals, nano-thermoelectrics

SANDS, TIMOTHY D.
Acting President, Purdue University

Basil S. Turner Professor of Engineering

School of Materials Engineering
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Areas : solid-state lighting; direct thermal energy conversion (thermoelectrics and solid-state thermionics); self-assembly of 1-D nanocomposites; nanowire devices
Areas of Interest : solid-state energy conversion; nanotechnology; materials science; nanomanufacturing; heterogeneous integration
Areas of Expertise : materials characterization; thin-film deposition and heteroepitaxy; contacts to semicondcutors; physical properties of materials
SAVRAN, CAGRI
Associate Professor
School of Mechanical Engineering
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
School of Biomedical Engineering
Research Areas: bioMEMS; bionanotechnology; biosensors; biomolecular detection; cell detection; protein detection
Areas of Interest : aptamers; aptazymes; cancer biology; proteins
Areas of Expertise : microfabrication; instrumentation; device functionalization
SCHWARTZ, RICHARD J.
Dean Emeritus Engr and Professor Emeritus ECE
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Research Areas: Semiconductor devices, direct energy conversion, solar cells
SHAKOURI, ALI
Mary Jo and Robert L. Kirk Director of the Birck Nanotechnology Center

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Research Areas: Quantum electronics, nano and microscale heat and current transport in semiconductor devices, thermoelectric/thermionic energy conversion, submicron thermal imaging, micro refrigerators on a chip and novel optoelectronic integrated circuits.
SHALAEV, VLADIMIR M.
Robert and Anne Burnett Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Research Areas : optical properties of nanostructured materials; nonlinear optics and spectroscopy; mesoscopic physics; quantum electronics and optoelectronics
Areas of Interest : communications, networking, signal & image processing; fields and optics; microelectronics and nanotechnology
Areas of Expertise : photonics
STRACHAN, ALEJANDRO
Associate Professor
School of Materials Engineering  
WERELEY, STEVE
Professor
School of Mechanical Engineering Research Areas : microfluidics; MEMS
WOODALL, JERRY M.
Distinguished Professor
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Research Areas : Exploratory compound semiconductor materials and devices
XU, XIANFAN
James and Carol Shuttleworth Professor of Mechanical Engineering
School of Mechanical Engineering Research Areas : nanomanufacturing; nanolithography; nano-optics; nanoscale energy transfer; ultrafast laser materials interaction
Areas of Interest : laser manufacturing; NEMS/MEMS
Areas of Expertise : lasers; optics; energy transfer; manufacturing
YANG, CHEN
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry Research Areas: controlled synthesis of nanowires and nanowire heterostructures, Design and demonstration of novel device concepts for nanoelectronics and nanophotonics, and Hierarchical organization of the nanoscale building blocks into integrated systems in two or three dimensions, using chemical or biological interactions
YAZAWA, KAZUAKI
Research Associate Professor
Birck Nanotechnology Center Research Areas: Thermoelectric for power generation, energy harvesting from waste heat or environmental heat, energy friendly cooling of electronics, artificial and/or functional materials for energy and thermal applications, spatial and temporal nano scale heat transport and energy transport, thermal storage with scalable combined-heat-and-power systems
YE, PEIDE (PETER)
Professor
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Research Areas : atomic layer deposition; nanofabrication and nanostructures; quantum/spin transport; semiconductor physics and devices; III-V MOSFETs
ZIAIE, BABAK
Professor
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Research Areas : biomedical micro and nanosystems; bioMEMS; implantable wireless microsystems; micro and nanofabrication technology; biomimetics; soft condensed matter; analog circuit design for biomedical applications
Areas of Expertise : bio-Nano; implantable bio-medical devices

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