Ph.D., Theoretical Physics, S.U.N.Y. Stonybrook
Ph.D.,Theoretical Physics, Graduate Center of the City University
of New York.
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley
||Dr. Stephen Knodle
Dr. Stephen Knodle is a Senior System Analyst in the Information
Technology Dept. at Boston University and works part time with
researchers in the Microchip Simulation Lab on improving computational
facilities and on microlithography simulation developments.
Dr. Knodle has a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of
So Yeon Baek is working with Prof. Cole on improving the
optimization as well as the physical and numerical accuracy
for compact modeling of microelectronic devices. Along with
Xima Zhang, So Yeon's research involves a project with IBM Microelectronics
in Burlington, Vermont. Her earlier work involved a more fundamental
model for photoresist development that took into account the
polymer nature of photoresist.
Keiko Matsunaga is working with Profs. Cole and Barouch. She
has a Bachelor's degree in physics, with emphasis on low temperature
physics. Keiko is beginning work on simulating the effects
of radiation in small microcavities, including the influence
of Casimir related effects. Advanced algorithmic methods will
be developed and employed.
Yi Zou is working with Prof. Cole on developing simulation
code for tracking charged particle motion over very long periods
of time, while under the influence of very nonlinear applied
fields. This work has both applied (plasma etching) and theoretical
(chaotic evolution and fundamental classical physics) aspects
to it. Advanced algorithmic methods are being developed.
|| Xima Zhang
Xima Zhang wrote an initial prototype simulator for extracting
edge bias rules for printing of photoresist lines. He has investigated
how this information can be inserted into circuit simulations,
based on compact models of devices. His present research with
Prof. Cole involves a project with IBM Microelectronics in Burlington,
Vermont, on optimizing the fit of compact model parameters using
a genetic algorithm approach.
Jason Gilanfarr is an undergraduate student at Boston
University working part time to develop the Microchip Simulation
Laboratory web page.
Rick Klingler has a Master's Degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Boston
University. Rick's Ph.D. research focuses on correlating mechanical
properties, microstructures and processing of advanced aluminum alloys to
include fracture and failure mechanisms. Rick also works at Pratt & Whitney
Space Propulsion and has over 15 years of experience in rocket engine design
and testing. email@example.com
Steve Furkay has carried out extensive development work in the
simulation of the behavior of advanced microelectronic devices.
He is one of the main authors of the 3D electron transport program,
FIELDAY, that is used extensively within IBM Microelectronics.
Steve is now working with Prof. Cole on Ph.D. research work
involved with simulating the interplay between radiation and
charges in small devices.