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School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Electronic Materials

Many materials can be classified as electronic materials, including conductive, insulating and semi-conductive metals, ceramics, and polymers. Thin films are highly engineered to tight specifications for micro-electronic applications. WSU researchers use our “clean room” (part of the Center for Materials Research) and other fabrication facilities to design and construct novel devices and develop manufacturing strategies that optimize the performance of micro- and nano-structured materials. In addition, researchers analyze microelectronics packaging and the structure and performance of lead-free solders for interconnecting devices. WSU is also investigating chip-level interconnect manufacturing to avoid electromigration failures. In our WSU laboratories, we design and fabricate II-VI semiconductors for sensor applications, photo-voltaic devices, and laser materials by using controlled doping of compounds for optimal performance. We are investigating nano devices and nano-structured materials, including carbon-based particles, tubes, and 2D structures for a wide number of electronics applications.

 

Topics in Electronic Materials

  • Near-interface effects in multi-component materials, with emphasis on materials for microelectronics
  • Thin film and IC interconnect structure/properties relationships
  • Electronic transport

Faculty in Electronic Materials

Display NameContact InformationPhoto
Ameli, Amir
Assistant Professor
a.ameli@tricity.wsu.edu
509-372-7442
Floyd 130
Tri-Cities
Beckman, Scott
Associate Professor
scott.beckman@wsu.edu
509-335-8571
ETRL 252
Pullman

Dutta, Indranath
Professor
Director, School of Mechanical & Materials Engineering
idutta@wsu.edu
509-335-8654 / 509-335-8354
Sloan 201 / Dana 149B
Pullman
Indranath Dutta
Field, David P
Professor
Associate Dean,
Research and Graduate Education,
Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture
dfield@wsu.edu
509-335-3524
Carpenter 510
Pullman
McCloy, John
Professor
Director of the Materials Science and Engineering Program (MSEP)
john.mccloy@wsu.edu
509-335-7796
Dana 239D
Pullman
Norton, M. Grant
Professor
Dean, WSU Honors College
mg_norton@wsu.edu
509-335-4505
Honors 130
Pullman