The EECS Materials and Devices faculty at Oregon State collaborate extensively in multi-disciplinary research with a variety of colleagues in the Colleges of Engineering and Science as well as with industrial partners. Current research activities include amorphous oxide semiconductors, photovoltaics, advanced materials for beyond CMOS, novel devices, thin films, nanomaterials & nanolaminates, applied magnetics (spintronics, biosensing and advanced magnetic materials), atomic layer deposition, internal photoemission, MIM diodes, nanophotonic devices, fiber sensors, pulsed diode lasers, and optical properties of materials.
Applications of this research include transparent electronics, low-cost electronics, energy harvesting, displays, sensors, communications devices, energy-efficient optical communication, real time dosimeters, and LIDAR systems.
Much of this research is conducted within the OSU Materials Synthesis and Characterization (MaSC) Center.
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Micro- / nano-fluidics; biomedical devices; electronic devices; functional materials; nanofabrication
John F. Conley, Jr.
Thin film materials and devices; atomic layer deposition; MIM devices; TFTs; reliability; structure of electrically active point defects; directed assembly & device applications of nanomaterials
3D printed magnetic materials and devices; biomedical imaging and sensing using magnetic nanoparticles; novel data storage and signal processing devices based on interactions between acoustic waves and spin waves; advanced measurements techniques for magnetic materials
Magnetoresistive magnetic sensors and applications; semiconductor spintronics; magnetic resonance force microscopy; magnetic MEMS
Biosensor and bioelectronic platforms; massively-parallel sensing; lab-on-chip technologies for medical monitoring and point-of-care diagnostics
Novel devices (particularly spin-based devices); novel materials (particularly topological insulators and meta-materials)
Solution processed semiconductors; disordered thin films; flexible transistors; low-cost solar cells; contactless microwave conductivity
Thomas K. Plant
Optoelectronic devices; fiber optic sensors; optical properties of materials; nanostructured thin-film optical materials and devices
John F. Wager
Solid state materials and devices (thin film synthesis, device characterization, and modeling)
Nano-photonic devices — photonic crystals and surface plasmons; energy-efficient photonic devices for optical interconnects; optical sensors including surface-enhanced Raman scattering and infrared absorption