I took this course in the Fall of 2008 with Professor James Richard Shealy


Teaches fundamental principles on semiconductor carrier statistics, band diagrams, pn-junction diodes, heterojunctions, Schottky diodes, BJT, MOS capacitor and MOSFET. Emphasis is put on the MOSFET designs for advanced VLSI technology from its physical structure, accurate modeling, manufacturability and applications. Device designs include short channel effects, gatestack alternatives, band engineering, and strain engineering. By using computer simulation and experimental data, the course culminates in a design project dealing with technical concerns in current VLSI industry. The goal for this course is to train circuit, device, and process engineers for semiconductor technology research and development.

— Course Syllabus