Broad research interests span the fields of solid-state electronics, optoelectronics and photonics, semiconductors, device physics, and nanotechnology. Specific interests include wide and ultrawide bandgap semiconductors (GaN, Ga2O3, AlN, BN and diamond), power electronics and ICs , RF/microwave ICs (MMICs), waveguides, nonlinear optics, quantum photonics, new physics, new materials, and new devices for future solid-state electronics and photonics.
The research at the Semiconductor Materials and Devices Group is focused on the development of novel and advanced solid-state devices and systems for power electronics, energy efficiency, renewable energies, next-generation communication systems, extreme-environment applications (e.g., high temperature and radiation), UV-visible integrated photonics, and biochemical sensing applications. Our research involves MOCVE/MBE epitaxial growth, nanofabrication, and characterization of electronic and optical semiconductor materials, devices, and systems.
Our research can be categorized into the following Thrust Areas:
Thrust Area 1: Next-Generation Power Electronics and Systems based on Wide Bandgap Semiconductors.
Thrust Area 2: Sensing in Diverse Environments including Extreme Electronics, Electro-chemical Sensors, Biosensors and Flexible Electronics.
Thrust Area 3: High-Frequency and High-Power RF/Microwaves Electronics and ICs.