Nanotech 2004 Conference Technical Program Speaker Biography
Mark Lundstrom is the Scifres Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University. Lundstrom earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1973 and 1974, respectively. He joined the Purdue faculty upon completing his doctorate on the West Lafayette campus in 1980. Before attending Purdue, he worked at Hewlett-Packard Corporation on integrated circuit process development and manufacturing. His research interests at Purdue center on computational electronics with a focus on the physics of semiconductor devices, especially nanoscale transistors. His previous work includes studies of heterostructure devices, solar cells, heterojunction bipolar transistors and semiconductor lasers. He and his students have published extensively on these topics.
During the course of his Purdue career, Lundstrom has served as director of the Optoelectronics Research Center and assistant dean of the Schools of Engineering. Lundstrom also co-founded (with Kapadia and Fortes) the PUNCH project which delivers nanoelectronic simulation services through the WWW. He is the author of the textbook Fundamentals of Carrier Transport and is a fellow of both the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the American Physical Society. Lundstrom also is the recipient of the American Society for Engineering Education’s Frederick Emmons Terman Award and his teaching has been recognized by the D.D. Ewing Award from the School of Electrical Engineering and the A.A. Potter Best Teacher in Engineering Award. Lundstrom and his colleague, Supriyo Datta, shared the 2002 Technical Achievment Award from the Semiconductor Research Corporation; they also shared the IEEE’s 2002 Cledo Brunetti Award for their work on nanoscale electronics.
Professor Lundstrom is the director of the NSF-funded Network for Computational Nanotechnology, and he serves on the leasership councils of the NASA-funded Institute for Nanoelectronics and Computing and the MARCO/DARPA-funded Focus Center for Materials, Structurs, and Devices.