Prof. Jamie Phillips, a
member of the Solid-State
Electronics Laboratory, was awarded a prestigious Young Faculty Award
from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Microsystems
Technology Office (MTO) for his proposed research titled, "Oxide
Electronics for Integrated Microsystems and Displays."
electronics may offer the ability to realize multifunctional and interactive
displays based on the integration of microsystems and display components. In
order to realize these display systems, a transparent electronics technology
with sufficient performance is needed. Prof. Phillips plans to explore thin
film transistors based on high-mobility ZnO channels and high-k gate
insulators in order to achieve desired transparent electronics performance
goals. Pictured to the right is the laser ablation process used to
synthesize the ZnO and high-k materials for the research.
The Young Faculty Award is given to faculty who propose
revolutionary research ideas that are critical to future technology
developments. Projects that are speculative and high-risk are especially
encouraged. Prof. Phillips' project is one of a maximum of ten proposals
funded in 2007.
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