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Faculty Profile

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Name: Ali Gokirmak
Title: Associate Professor
Affiliation: Institute of Materials Science
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
E-Mail: gokirmak@engr.uconn.edu
Personal/Lab Website: http://electron.engr.uconn.edu/
Program/Department Website: http://www.ee.uconn.edu/faculty-staff-students/faculty/fac_gokirmak/
Office Telephone: (860) 486-9425

Keywords | Categories: Electrical and Computer Engineering, electrical characterization, electronic transport, finite element simulations, Institute of Materials Science, nano-scale, phase change memory, semiconductors, thermoelectricity

Professional Summary

Nanoelectronics Laboratory at UConn is equipped with electrical characterization tools for semiconductor characterization. We perform temperature dependent measurements on thin films and nano-scale devices using conventional and custom made tools. We also perform electro-thermal and semiconductor device simulations using COMSOL multi-physics and Synopsys Sensaurus.

Our main focus has been the electro-thermal processes at small scales and extreme conditions (e.g. thermal gradients in the order of 1-50 K/nm). Our work spans from fundamental understanding of physical processes to materials characterization and device modeling. We currently have a significant effort in phase change memory and actively collaborate with IBM Watson Research Center. Our research portfolio is supported by DOE Office of Basic Energy Sciences and NSF. The below publication is a highlight of our work on the electro-thermal processes in semiconductors: