Group Leader

phillipsnewphotoJamie D. Phillips
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor
Associate Chair for Undergraduate Affairs, ECE Division
EECS Department, University of Michigan
2405 EECS Bldg
1301 Beal Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Current Members

Jimmy Chen
Ph.D. Student
ZnTeO Highly Mismatched Alloys
Eun Song Moon
M.S. Student
Photovoltaic Energy Harvesting for mm-Scale Systems

Alan Teran
Ph.D. Student
ZnTeO and III-V Quantum Dot Intermediate Band Solar Cells

Graduate Alumni

Justin Foley
Ph.D. Applied Physics, 2014
Subwavelength Dielectric Grating-based Broadband Reflectors and Narrowband Transmission Filters

Connor Field
M.S. Electrical Engineering, 2014
Quantum Dots for Next-Generation Solar Cells



Jinyoung Hwang
Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, 2012
Engineered type-II heterostructures for high efficiency solar cell applications

Adrian Bayraktaroglu
M.S. Electrical Engineering, 2012
Ferroelectric thin film electronics

Bor-Chau Juang
M.S. Electrical Engineering, 2012
Optical properties of next-generation solar cell materials

Jeffrey Siddiqui
Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, 2012 
Investigation of Electrical Instabilities and Interface Change in Zn0 Thin-Film Transistors

Anne Itsuno
Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, 2012 
Bandgap-Engineering HgCdTe Infrared Detector Structures for Reduced Cooling Requirements

Wille Bowen
Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, 2010
Thin Film Electronics Based on ZnO and ZnO/MgZnO Heterojunctions

Albert Shihchun Lin
Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, 2010
Modeling of Solar Cell Efficiency Improvement Using Optical Gratings and Intermediate Absorption Band

Weiming Wang
Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, 2009
Intermediate Band Solar Cells Based on ZnTeO

Emine Çağin
Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, 2009 
Integration of Functional Oxides With The Semiconductor Zinc Oxide

Pierre-Yves Emelie
Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, 2009
HgCdTe Auger-Suppressed Infrared Detectors Under Non-Equilibrium Operation

Ding-Yuan Chen
Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, 2006
Ferroelectric Thin Films for Microwave and Photonics Applications

Kaveh Moazzami
Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, 2006
Characterization of Optoelectronic Properties of HgCdTe and ZnO II-VI Semiconductors for Infrared & Ultraviolet Detector Applications

Tim Murphy
M.S. Electrical Engineering, 2005
Epitaxial growth of ZnO by plasma-assisted molecular beam epitaxy

Past Undergraduate Researchers


Joeson Wong
Undergraduate Research Assistant

Photovoltaic Energy Harvesting From Indoor Lighting

Arthur Bowman
NNIN REU Program

Infrared Filtering Via Sub-Wavelength Gratings for Hyperspectral Imaging

Jiazhen Zheng
Undergraduate Research Assistant

Photoluminescence of ZnTeO

Kevin Nguy
Undergraduate Research Assistant

Photoluminescence of Wide Bandgap II-VI Materials

Amy Chiang
Undergraduate Research Assistant

Admittance spectroscopy of solar cell materials

Katherine Nygren
NNIN REU Program

Infrared Sub-Wavelength Gratings for Infrared Detectors

Connor Field
SURE Program (U-M)

Chemical Bath Deposition of ZnS Thin Films

Tanya Das
Undergraduate research assistant

Modeling of the influence of dislocation in HgCdTe infrared detectors

Michael Tulman
Undergraduate research assistant

Modeling of integrated optical elements for infrared imaging
Scott Bakkila
NNIN REU Program
Ferroelectric Thin Films for Reconfigurable RF Electronics in Next Generation Wireless Communications
Du Nguyen
NNIN REU Program
Atomic layer deposition of high-k dielectrics for thin film transistors
Mike McCormick
Undergraduate research assistant 
Modeling of wire grid polarizers, DBRs, and Fabry-Perot cavities for infrared detectors
David Maxwell 
Undergraduate research assistant
Pulsed laser deposition of vanadium oxide
Patrick Chan
Undergraduate research assistant 
Pulsed laser deposition of ZnO and ferroelectric oxide thin films
George Cramer 
NNIN REU Program
ZnO thin film transistors
Vinay Alexander
Undergraduate research  assistant
Pulsed laser deposition of ferroelectric thin films, currently graduate student at University of Michigan
Song-Liang Chua
Undergraduate directed study 
Pulsed laser deposition of ferroelectric thin films and electronic characterization of ZnO
William Luong
UROP Program
Pulsed laser deposition of ferroelectric thin films

Nicole Staszkiewicz
NNIN REU Program

ZnO nanostructures via pulsed laser deposition
Joe Blaszczak
Graduate student research assistant
Characterization of ZnO materials and electrical contacts

Jeremy Tolbert
UROP Progam

C-V measurements for optoelectronic semiconductor materials characterization

Sameer Walavalkar
Undergraduate researcher assistant

Epitaxial growth simulation, bandstructure calculation
DaHan Liao
 Undergraduate research assistant
Optical Properties of HgCdTe