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Received the Virginia Tech “Teacher of the Week” award twice which “recognizes effective, engaged, and dynamic teachers implementing learner-centered pedagogy”.

"Teacher of the Week" for Graduate Teaching in March 2012

"Teacher of the Week" for Undergraduate Teaching in September 2013
Spring 2017: ECE 4214: Semiconductor Device Fundamentals

Course Description: The course will cover the semiconductor materials, device physics and device applications: Fundamental understanding of semiconductor device physics associated with semiconductor materials and in-depth understanding of devices, such as p/n junction diodes, bipolar junction transistors, MOS capacitor and metal-oxide semiconductor field effect transistors.

Class Room: Durham 261: TR 9:30-10:45 AM.

Office Hours: Tuesday: 1:00-2:30pm and by appointment (e-mail please).

Midterm Exams: 3/2 and 4/6 in class.

Final Exam date and time: May 9, 2017; 10:05 AM-12:05 PM.

Fall 2016: ECE 2204: Electronics-I

Course Description: Introduction to basic electronic devices including diodes, field effect and bipolar transistors and their operating principles. Analysis of electronic circuits operating under DC bias and switching conditions. Application of devices in digital electronic circuits.

Class Room: PAM 30: MWF 11:15 AM - 12:05 PM.

Office Hours: Wednesday/Thursday: 1:30-2:30pm and by appointment (e-mail please).

Midterm Exams: 9/30 (1st) and 11/04 (2nd) in class.

Final Exam date and time: December 12, 2016; 10:05 AM-12:05 PM in PAM 30.

Spring 2016: ECE 4214: Semiconductor Device Fundamentals

Course Description: The course will cover the semiconductor materials, device physics and device applications: Fundamental understanding of semiconductor device physics associated with semiconductor materials and in-depth understanding of devices, such as p/n junction diodes, bipolar junction transistors, MOS capacitor and metal-oxide semiconductor field effect transistors.

Class Room: PAM 2003: TR 9:30-10:45 AM.

Office Hours: Tuesday: 1:00-2:30pm and by appointment (e-mail please).

Midterm Exams: 3/3 and 3/29 in class.

Final Exam date and time: May 7, 2015; 3:25 PM-5:25 PM.

Fall 2015: ECE 2204: Electronics-I

Course Description: Introduction to basic electronic devices including diodes, field effect and bipolar transistors and their operating principles. Analysis of electronic circuits operating under DC bias and switching conditions. Application of devices in digital electronic circuits.

Class Room: SURGE 104A: MWF 11:15 AM - 12:05 PM.

Office Hours: Wednesday/Thursday: 1:30-2:30pm and by appointment (e-mail please).

Midterm Exams: 9/30 (1st) and 11/04 (2nd) in class.

Final Exam date and time: December 14, 2015; 3:25 PM-5:25 PM in SURGE 104A.

Spring 2015: ECE 4214: Semiconductor Device Fundamentals

Course Description: The course will cover the semiconductor materials, device physics and device applications: Fundamental understanding of semiconductor device physics associated with semiconductor materials and in-depth understanding of devices, such as p/n junction diodes, bipolar junction transistors, MOS capacitor and metal-oxide semiconductor field effect transistors.

Class Room: PAM 2003: TR 9:30-10:45 AM.

Office Hours: Tuesday: 1:00-2:30pm and by appointment (e-mail please).

Midterm Exams: 3/5 and 4/16 in class.

Final Exam date and time: May 12, 2015; 10:05 AM-12:05 PM.

Fall 2014: ECE 2204: Electronics-I

Course Description: Introduction to basic electronic devices including diodes, field effect and bipolar transistors and their operating principles. Analysis of electronic circuits operating under DC bias and switching conditions. Application of devices in digital electronic circuits.

Class Room: TORG 3100: MWF 11:15 AM - 12:05 PM.

Office Hours: Wednesday/Thursday: 1:30-2:30pm and by appointment (e-mail please).

Midterm Exams: 9/26 (1st) and 10/31 (2nd) in class.

Final Exam date and time: December 17, 2014; 4:25 PM-6:25 PM.

Spring 2014: ECE 4214: Semiconductor Device Fundamentals

Course Description: The course will cover the semiconductor materials, device physics and device applications: Fundamental understanding of semiconductor device physics associated with semiconductor materials and in-depth understanding of devices, such as p/n junction diodes, bipolar junction transistors, MOS capacitor and metal-oxide semiconductor field effect transistors.

Class Room: DER 3092: TR 9:30-10:45 AM.

Office Hours: Tuesday: 1:00-2:30pm and by appointment (e-mail please).

Midterm Exams: 3/6 and 4/17 in class.

Final Exam date and time: May 13, 2014; 10:05AM-12:05PM.

Fall 2013: ECE 6214: Optoelectronic Devices

Course Description: This graduate level course will provide a detailed understanding of the principles of light generation and detection, operation, energy harvesting and storage devices.

What is this course about?

Minority carrier devices.

Device Physics

-- Crystal structure and band diagram.
-- DOS, heterostructure band alignment, QWs, and heavy doping effects.
-- Charge transport phenomena.
-- Optical processes in semiconductors.

Device Applications

-- Transport: P-N junctions
-- Generation of light: Lasers
-- Propagation of light: Optical waveguides
-- Detection of light: Photodetectors and solar cells

Spring 2013: ECE 4214: Semiconductor Device Fundamentals

Course Description: The course will cover the device physics and device applications: Fundamental semiconductor device physics associated with semiconductor devices and in-depth understanding of p/n junction diodes, bipolar junction transistors, MOS capacitor, and metal-oxide semiconductor field effect transistors.

Fall 2012: ECE 2204: Electronics-I

Course Description: Introduction to basic electronic devices including diodes, field effect and bipolar transistors and their operating principles. Analysis of electronic circuits operating under DC bias and switching conditions. Application of devices in digital electronic circuits.

Spring 2012: ECE 2204: Electronics-I

Course Description: Introduction to basic electronic devices including diodes, field effect and bipolar transistors and their operating principles. Analysis of electronic circuits operating under DC bias and switching conditions. Application of devices in digital electronic circuits.

Fall 2011: ECE 5206: Basic Semiconductor Devices

Course Description: The course objective is advanced treatment of the operating principles of semiconductor optoelectronic devices with direct comparison to experimental data reported in the literature. This course will provide a graduate level understanding of the principles of light generation and detection, operation, and design of the state-of-the art of optoelectronic and photonic devices.

Spring 2011: ECE 4214: Semiconductor Device Fundamentals

Course Description: The course will cover the device physics and device applications: Fundamental semiconductor device physics associated with semiconductor devices and in-depth understanding of p/n junction diodes, bipolar junction transistors, MOS capacitor, and junction field effect transistors.

Fall 2010: ECE 6204: Semiconductor Heterostructures for Energy Efficient Nanoelectronics

Course Description: With looming energy crisis around the globe, environmental issues, and climate changes due to potential global warming effects, we need not only energy efficient ULSI systems for computation and information storage to reduce electricity consumption, but also alternate sources of renewable energy to power future electronic systems. This course will provide a graduate level understanding of the application of semiconductor heterostructures into three major research areas:

  • Low-power and high-performance energy computing;
  • Energy conversion (photovoltaics and thermophotovoltaics); and
  • Solid state lighting.
This course will provide students with an introduction and importance of semiconductor heterostructure for the designing of (i) low-power transistors; (ii) multijunction high efficiency solar cells and (iii) solid state lightening for display devices based on compound semiconductors. Students will learn to design tailor-made device architecture by bandgap and strain engineering without changing the lattice constant of semiconductors.

Spring 2010: ECE 4214: Semiconductor Device Fundamentals

Course Description: The course will cover the device physics and device applications: Fundamental semiconductor device physics associated with semiconductor devices and in-depth understanding of p/n junction diodes, bipolar junction transistors, MOS capacitor, and junction field effect transistors.