Our goal is to understand the reliability physics of novel electronic device technologies using a unique interdisciplinary approach.

One PhD student opening is available!

Device technologies we currently study include:

  • Ultra-wide bandgap power electronics (Ga2O3, AlGaN, and diamond based systems)
  • Wide bandgap semiconductor devices (GaN based electronics and photonics, SiC devices)
  • Thin film piezoelectric MEMS (AlN, ScAlN, and PZT based systems)
  • 2-D layered materials and devices (transition metal dichalcogenides including MoS2)

We specialize in:

  • Device thermography
  • Multiphysics simulation
  • Electrical stress (reliability) tests
  • Thermo-physical property measurement
  • Device-level thermal management

We are grateful for generous support by:

  • Air Force Office of Scientific Research
  • Center for Dielectrics and Piezoelectrics
  • Penn State College of Engineering, Center for Security Research and Education


Updated 11/1/2018