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12/13/19 Congratulations to PetersonLab ECE PhD candidate Chris Allemang for winning 3rd prize in the LNF Users Symposium Poster Competition!

12/12/19 Prof. Peterson visits the Institute Functional Oxides for Energy-Efficient IT at the Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin to give an invited talk on "Exploiting In Situ Interfacial Reactions for Oxide Semiconductor Power Devices." Many thanks to Prof. Dr. Catherine Debourdieu for a great visit!

12/9/19 Prof. Peterson gives an invited talk on "Materials Interfaces for β-Ga2O3 Power Devices" to Prof. Dr. Holger Eisele's group at the Institut für Festkörperphysik at TU Berlin. They are doing amazing work on oxide semiconductor surface science!

12/2/19 Prof. Peterson gives an invited talk on "Interfaces for Oxide Power Semiconductor Devices" at the Ferdinand-Braun Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik (FBH) in Berlin. Thank you to Dr. Hans-Joachim Würfl for hosting me!

11/27/19 Prof. Peterson gives an invited talk on "Solution-processed amorphous oxide semiconductors for thin-film power management circuits," to the Universität Leipzig's Felix-Bloch-Institut für Festkörperphysik, in Leipzig, Germany. Thank you to Dr. Holger von Wenckstern for arranging a great visit!

11/18/19 Congratulations to PetersonLab alumnus Dr. Youngbae Son, along with former undergraduate researchers Brad Frost and Yunkai Zhao, on publication of our paper: "Monolithic integration of high-voltage thin-film electronics on low-voltage silicon integrated circuits using a solution process," in Nature Electronics! Check out the U-M press release here: https://news.engin.umich.edu/2019/11/taking-transistor-arrays-into-the-third-dimension/

10/28/19 Prof. Peterson gives an invited talk on "Exploiting In Situ Interfacial Reactions for Oxide Semiconductor Power Devices," to the E.ON Energy Research Center at RWTH Aachen University in Aachen, Germany. Thank you to Prof. Dr. Rik De Doncker for hosting me!

10/10/19 Prof. Peterson gives an invited talk on "Materials Interfaces for β-Ga2O3 Power Devices" to the Leibniz Science Campus for Growth and Fundamentals of Oxides (GraFOx) community at the Institut für Kristallzüchtung in Berlin. Thank you to GraFOx, IKZ, and especially to Dr. Martin Albrecht and Dr. Oliver Bierwagen for the invitation!

9/26/19 Prof. Peterson gives a talk on "3-D Integration of Zinc Tin Oxide Electronics" at the TCO 2019 conference at the Universität Leipzig in Germany. Thanks to Prof. Dr. Marius Grundmann and Dr. Holger von Wenckstern for hosting a great meeting.

9/2/19 Prof. Peterson begins a sabbatical in Beriln, Germany, as a Visiting Scientist at the Paul-Drude-Institut für Festkörperelektronik. Many thanks to Dr. Oliver Bierwagen, Dr. Lutz Geelhaar and Prof. Dr. Henning Riechert for hosting me!

8/13/19 PhD student Ming-Hsun Lee presents on "Investigation of Interfacial Evolution at Beta Phase Gallium Oxide Titanium/Gold Ohmic Junctions," at the 3rd International Workshop on Gallium Oxide and Related Materials, held in Columbus, OH. Congratulations, Ming!

7/25/19 Prof. Peterson gives an invited talk on "Interfacial Defects in Ga2O3," at the 30th International Conference on Defects in Semiconductors held in Seattle, WA. Thank you to Prof. Matthew McCluskey for the invitation!

7/23/19 PetersonLab bids farewell to Tonglin (Tanya) Lu of Boise State University, who has been working with us in the 2019 U-M Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP). Thank you for your hard work, Tanya!

6/27/19 PhD student Chris Allemang presents on “Electrical Performance of Annealed Zinc-Tin-Oxide Thin-Film Transistors Made by H2O-Based Thermal Atomic Layer Deposition” at the 61st Electronic Materials Conference held in Ann Arbor, MI. Congratulations, Chris!

6/27/19 PhD student Ming-Hsun Lee presents on “A study of the interface of β-Ga2O3 with Ti/Au contacts” at the 61st Electronic Materials Conference held in Ann Arbor, MI. Congratulations, Ming!

6/26/19 PhD student Hannah Masten presents on “Deep Depletion and Hole Generation in β-Ga2O3 MOS Capacitors” at the 61st Electronic Materials Conference held in Ann Arbor, MI. Congratulations, Hannah!

6/23/19 Prof. Peterson is elected as Vice Chair of the IEEE Device Research Conference for 2020. Thanks to the DRC Board!

5/22/19 Prof. Peterson gives an invited talk on "Materials Interfaces for β-Ga2O3 Power Devices" at the 46th International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films (ICMCTF) in San Diego. Thanks to Dr. Marko Tadjer and Prof. Chris Muratore for the invitation!

5/16/19 Prof. Peterson is promoted to Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, with tenure, effective Sept. 1, 2019. 

4/28/19 Congratulations to graduate student Chris Allemang on acceptance of his paper: "Passivation of Thin Channel Zinc Tin Oxide TFTs using Al2O3 Deposited by O3-based Atomic Layer Deposition" in IEEE Electron Device Letters!

4/17/19 Prof. Peterson is elected to serve as Treasurer for the MRS-affiliated Electronic Materials Conference from June 2019-2021. She looks forward to serving as an officer of EMC!

4/10/19 Congratulations to graduate student Hannah Masten on acceptance of her paper: "Ternary Alloy Rare Earth Scandate as Dielectric for β-Ga2O3 MOS Structures" in IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices!

3/26/19 Congratulations to graduate student Ming-Hsun Lee on publication of his paper: "Annealing Induced Interfacial Evolution of Titanium/Gold Metallization on Unintentionally Doped β-Ga2O3," in a Focus Issue on Gallium Oxide Based Materials and Devices of ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology!

3/1/19 Youngbae Son successfully defends his PhD thesis! Congratulations, Dr. Son!

3/1/19 Prof. Peterson gives U-M's Materials Science and Engineering Department seminar. Thank you for the invitation, MSE!

2/1/19 Congratulations to graduate student Ming-Hsun Lee on publication of his paper: "Interfacial reactions of titanium/gold ohmic contacts with Sn-doped β-Ga2O3," in a Special Topic Issue on Wide Bandgap Oxides in APL Materials!

1/23/19 Congratulations to PhD candidate Zumrad Kabilova on publication of her paper: "Observation of impurity band conduction and variable range hopping in heavily doped (010) β-Ga2O3," in Semiconductor Science and Technology!

12/11/18 Congratulations to PhD candidate Chris Allemang for winning the 1st prize in the 2018 LNF Users Symposium for his poster titled "Electrical Performance of Annealed Zinc-tin-oxide Thin-film Transistors Deposited by Atomic Layer Deposition". Well done, Chris!

11/30/18 Congratulations to PhD student Youngbae Son on publication of his paper: "Exploiting In Situ Redox and Diffusion of Molybdenum to Enable Thin‐Film Circuitry for Low‐Cost Wireless Energy Harvesting" in Advanced Functional Materials! Youngbae's work was highlighted in an AFM frontispiece:







8/28/18 Welcome to Jaesung Jo, a new PhD student in ECE. Mr. Jo comes to Michigan from University of Seoul, Korea. Welcome, Jaesung!

8/15/18 Hannah Masten, a PhD student in PetersonLab, presents on "Ga2O3 MOSCAPs with low Dit using yttrium-scandium oxide high-k dielectric," at the 3rd US Workshop on Gallium Oxide, held in Columbus, Ohio. Well done, Hannah!

8/1/18 Prof. Peterson, along with colleagues Profs. Elaheh Ahmadi, Emmanouil (Manos) Kioupakis, Cagliyan Kurdak, Jamie Phillips, and Steve Yalisove, receive a $250,000 Research Accelerator award from the University of Michigan's College of Engineering to develop an innovative, environmentally friendly manufacturing method for the deposition of crystalline gallium oxide films for use in high-power devices. Many thanks to the College of Engineering for this support!

6/27/18 PhD student Hannah Masten presents on "Ternary Alloy Rare Earth Scandate as Dielectric for β-Ga2O3 MOS Structures" at the 60th Electronic Materials Conference held at University of California - Santa Barbara. Congratulations, Hannah!

6/8/18 PetersonLab expands by moving all of our test and measurement equipment into a new lab. (See the Research Projects tab for a photo.) Many thanks to ECE and the College of Engineering for the provision of this much-needed space!

5/31/18 Prof. Peterson gives an invited talk on " 'Electronics on Anything' Using Wide Bandgap Amorphous Oxide Semiconductors" at Compound Semiconductor Week 2018, held at MIT in Cambridge, Massachussets. Many thanks to the organizers for the invitation!

5/9/18 Belated congratulations to PhD student Zumrad Kabilova for winning a poster award at the U-M Engineering Graduate Symposium in November 2017. Her poster won 5th Place in the Optics, Photonics, and Solid-State Devices Division. Well done, Zumrad!

5/7/18 UM undergraduate Shantam Ravan joins PetersonLab for his Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering project. Welcome, Shantam!

5/1/18 A warm welcome to Dr. Alana Hyland, who is joins the group as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow! Dr. Hyland received her PhD from the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.

3/13/18 Prof. Peterson gives an invited talk at the German Physics Society Annual Meeting (Deutschen Physikalischen Gesselschaft e.V. 2018) focused session on Oxide Semiconductors for Novel Devices in Berlin, Germany. Many thanks to Dr. Holger von Wenckstern, Dr. Oliver Bierwagen, Dr. Karsten Fleischer, and Prof. Dr. Holger Eisele for the kind invitation!

1/25/18 Prof. Peterson gives a seminar to University of Notre Dame's EE Department. Thank you to Prof. Patrick Fay for hosting!

11/3/17 Prof. Peterson gives a seminar at University of Minnesota's ECE Department. Thank you to Prof. Sarah Swisher for hosting!

11/1/17 Congratulations to PhD candidate Youngbae Son on publication of his paper: "The effects of localized tail states on charge transport mechanisms in amorphous zinc tin oxide Schottky diodes" in Semiconductor Science and Technology!

9/15/17 PhD student Zumrad Kabilova gives a talk on "Charge transport in highly doped (010) β-Ga2O3 single crystals made by edge-defined film-fed growth" at the 2nd International Workshop on Gallium Oxide and Related Materials in Parma, Italy. Great job, Zumrad!

9/13/17 PhD student Hannah Masten gives a talk on "Photo-assisted capacitance-voltage characterization of interface states in SiO2/β-Ga2O3 (010) MOS capacitors" at the 2nd International Workshop on Gallium Oxide and Related Materials in Parma, Italy. Well done, Hannah!

9/12/17 Prof. Peterson gives a seminar at the Center for Nanoscience and Technology at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (CNST IIT@Polimi). Thank you to Dr. Mario Caironi for hosting!

9/11/17 Congratulations to alum Dr. Wenbing Hu for publication of another paper based on his PhD work in PetersonLab: "The roles of rare-earth dopants in solution-processed ZnO-based transparent conductive oxides" in the Journal of Applied Physics!

9/8/17 PetersonLab welcomes PhD student Baran Demir and CoE Honors undergraduate student Rachel Shaska. Welcome, Baran and Rachel!

8/28/17 Prof. Peterson gives a seminar at University of Nairobi, Department of Physics, Nairobi, Kenya. A warm thank you to Dr. K. Kaduki for hosting!

8/21/17 Prof. Peterson gives a seminar at Makerere University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in Kampala, Uganda. Many thanks to ECE Dept. Chair Dr. Roseline Akol for hosting!

8/2/17 Congratulations to PhD candidate Youngbae Son and former master's student Alex Liao on publication of their paper: Effect of relative humidity and pre-annealing temperature on spin-coated zinc tin oxide films made via the metal–organic decomposition route,” in the Journal Materials Chemistry C!

7/6/17 PetersonLab receives funding for a new collaborative project through the NSF Scalable Nanomanufacturing - Integrated Systems program. Thank you to the NSF's Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI) Divison for their support!

6/29/17 PhD student Youngbae Son presents on "In situ oxidation, reduction, and diffusion between bottom electrodes and solution-processed amorphous oxide semiconductor" at the 59th MRS Electronic Materials Conference at University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. Well done, Youngbae! 

6/27/17 PhD student Chris Allemang presents on "Increased Blocking Voltage in Solution Processed ZTO HVTFTs through Drain Offset" and Youngbae Son gives a poster on "Enhancing breakdown voltage in amorphous zinc tin oxide Schottky diode" at the 75th IEEE/MRS Device Research Conference at University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. Well done, Chris and Youngbae! 

6/21/17 Prof. Peterson is elevated to Senior Member of the IEEE.

6/20/17 Prof. Peterson is honored to be selected for a 2018 University of Michigan Henry Russel Award. Press releases here and here.

5/1/17 UM undergraduates Abhishek Kumar and Rodrigo Cuba join PetersonLab for their Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering project. Welcome, Abhi and Rodrigo!

1/10/17 Prof. Peterson receives an NSF CAREER award to work on "Band Engineering in Amorphous Semiconductors." Many thanks to the NSF's Division on Materials Research for the support! 

11/19/16 Congratulations to PhD candidate Youngbae Son for winning a poster award at the UM Engineering Graduate Symposium. His poster won first prize in the "Optics, Photonics and Solid-State Devices" category. This is his second such award this year; he previously won a poster award at the May 2016 WIMS2 Industrial Advisory Board meeting. Well done, Youngbae!

9/1/16 Congratulations to PhD candidate Youngbae Son and former undergraduate research assistant Jiabo Li on publication of their paper: "In Situ Chemical Modification of Schottky Barrier in Solution-Processed Zinc Tin Oxide Diode" in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces!

9/1/16 PetersonLab welcomes new PhD students Hannah Masten and Zumrad Kabilova. Welcome, Hannah and Zumrad!

6/29/16 Prof. Peterson receives the prestigious DARPA Director's Fellowship, which is given to a handful (< 4) of Young Faculty Award recipients each year. Many thanks to DARPA for their support!

6/22-23/16 Master's student Alex Liao presents a talk on "Sub-100nm Paraffin Wax Layers Made via Solution Process" and UM PhD student Wenbing Hu presents on "The Role of Rare-Earth Dopants in ZnO-Based Transparent

Conducting Oxides" at the 58th Electronic Materials Conference in Newark, Delaware. Well done, Alex and Wenbing! 

6/15/16 Wenbing Hu successfully defends his PhD! Congratulations, Dr. Hu!

6/1/16 PetersonLab welcomes new PhD student Christopher Allemang and welcomes U. Texas-Dallas undergraduate Anuhya Emmandi for a summer research project. Welcome, Chris and Anu!

5/3/16 UM undergraduates Vishal Subrahmanyam, Jason VandenBerg and Chengpei Xi join PetersonLab for Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering project. Welcome, Vishal, Jason and Chengpei!

2/17/16 PhD candidate Wenbing Hu and undergraduate research Brad Frost's paper on "Thermally stable yttrium–scandium oxide high-k dielectrics deposited by a solution process" is published in Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics. Congratulations, Wenbing and Brad!

2/14/16 Prof. Peterson gives an invited talk at SPIE Opto West Conference 9749 (Oxide-based Materials and Devices VII) in San Francisco, California

10/22/15 Prof. Peterson gives an invited talk at Frontiers in Optics 2015 in San Jose, CA.

10/8/15 Prof. Peterson gives an invited talk at Beyond CMOS! Workshop with Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics - Halle in Ringberg, Germany

9/8/15 PetersonLab welcomes U-M EE Master's student Alex Liao as a research assistant. Welcome, Alex!

8/28/15 FlexTech Alliance receives $75M DoD award for Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Innovation Institute (FHE-MII). Prof. Peterson is part of a Michigan cluster of institutions affiliated with FHE-MII.  http://www.fhemii.com/flextech-alliance-receives-75-million-department-of-defense-award-to-create-and-manage-a-flexible-hybrid-electronics-manufacturing-facility/

7/24/15 U-M undergraduate Shuvro Guha completes his SURE Project. Learn more about it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iml_L4LC414. Thanks, Shuvro, for your great work!

6/25/15  Graduate student Wenbing Hu presents his work on "Ternary alloys of rare earth scandates as printable high-k dielectrics" in an oral presentation at the 57th Electronic Materials Conference in Columbus, Ohio

5/4/15   U-M undergraduate Shuvro Guha joins PetersonLab for a Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering project. Welcome, Shuvro!

2/8/15   Prof. Peterson gives an invited talk at SPIE Opto West Conference 9364 (Oxide-based Materials and Devices VI) in San Francisco, California

9/9/14   Prof. Peterson presents a paper co-authored with undergraduate researcher Jiabo Li at the International Workshop on Zinc Oxide in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

8/27/14   Prof. Peterson receives DARPA Young Faculty Award

8/22/14   PetersonLab welcomes new PhD students Chun-Li Lo and Youngbae Son. Welcome to Michigan!

8/22/14   PetersonLab says goodbye to Brad Frost, undergraduate researcher, as he heads to Apple for a year-long internship. Good luck, Brad!

8/9/14   PetersonLab says goodbye to Julie Miller, NNIN REU summer undergraduate researcher. Thanks, Julie!

6/23/14   Undergraduate researcher Brad Frost presents a poster at the Electronic Materials Conference in Santa Barbara, CA

5/13/14   Wenbing Hu and Prof. Peterson publish an article in Applied Physics Letters, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4875958

5/5/14   Yunkai Zhao begins UM CoE SURE summer research program. Welcome, Yunaki!