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Blowin' in the Wind

Jud Ready, a GTRI principal research engineer, worked with a team of artists and recording engineers to boost the quality of analog music reproduction through a new surface coating that both improves sound quality and prevents wear.

IEN News

Ougazzaden and Collaborators Awarded ANR Grant for Optically Stimulated Cochlear Implants

For individuals suffering from hearing loss, good news may be on the horizon thanks to cutting-edge optical technology. The French National Research Agency (ANR) has awarded Abdallah Ougazzaden a grant to develop technology for a new class of cochlear implants that may be able to restore hearing for patients.

Bakir to Serve as Interim Director of Packaging Research Center

Muhannad Bakir has been named interim director of the Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology’s Packaging Research Center. Bakir will assume this role on December 1, 2022.

Georgia Tech Packaging Research Center Collaboration with SKC Leads to $600 Million Semiconductor Manufacturing Site in Georgia

The facility will produce a revolutionary glass substrate that can “significantly increase the performance and energy efficiency of chipsets" and is expected to create more than 400 skilled jobs in Georgia. 

Datta Receives VLSI Technology and Circuits Test of Time Award

Suman Datta received the award at the 2022 IEEE Symposium on VLSI Technology and Circuits. The Test of Time Award recognizes papers that have established their significance in history by standing the test of time.

Additional News of Note

Semiconductor Research Corporation Visits Georgia Tech ECE
The Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) will be a significant contributor to overall success of the nation’s goal to increase domestic semiconductor production and solidify its microelectronics workforce as collaborative efforts by industry and government come into focus. The School’s established partnership with the Semiconductor Research Corporation, in particular, will be key to the country’s long-term semiconductor competitiveness.
Gaming for Electric Power Grids
Another VIP is tapping into the interactivity of video games to create more resilient power grids. It’s a newer project led by Dan Molzahn, assistant professor at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His team of 19 undergraduates and master’s students is working to better design and operate electric power grids during cycles of natural disasters. They’re building a video game simulation that gives players a budget to invest in electric power grid structures like batteries and transmission lines. The software will test multiple natural disaster scenarios against the system to collect data on the grid’s resilience.



The International Microelectronics Assembly and Packaging Society (IMAPS) has recognized Sanketh Buggaveeti with the 2022 Emerging Leader Award. Buggaveeti is currently pursuing an online master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering at Georgia Tech.

Md Shariful Islam, a Ph.D. candidate in the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering has been selected for the 2022 Graduate Student Scholarship from the IEEE Photonics Society (IPS). Each year, ten outstanding IPS student members from around the world are awarded the Graduate Student Scholarship. IEEE is the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to the advancement of technology for the benefit of humanity.

Cynthia Wang and Tyler Lizzo placed first and second respectively in the Joint University Microelectronics Program (JUMP) Undergraduate Research Initiative (URI) Poster Competition at Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) TECHCON 2022.

Wang and Lizzo’s winning research projects are part of the Opportunity Research Scholars’ (ORS) program in the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). Through ORS, ECE undergraduate students work on a research project for two-consecutive semesters supervised by a Ph.D. mentor and faculty advisor.

Cleanroom Corner

AJA Nitride Sputterer

The Georgia Tech AJA Nitride Multisource Sputtering System deposits thin metal and nitride films in a argon and nitrogen-enriched low vacuum. The AJA Sputterer has 4 magnetron sputtering guns, 2 DC power sources, 3 RF power sources, a heater that can reach up to 800C. It also has the capability of pulse dc. RF Bias is also available up to 50W. It can process wafers up to 4" -Deposition Processes: Aluminum, Aluminum Nitride, Titanium, Titanium Nitride, W, Mo, Ta, and Tantalum Nitride.

Funding Opportunities

Biolocity is a multi-institutional program at Emory University and Georgia Tech that provides education, funding, and commercialization support to early-stage biomedical technologies.

Schedule a technology consultation by December 16, 2022.


IEN Publications

Ziwei Huo, Yichen Wei, Yifei Wang, Zhong Lin Wang, Qijun Sun

Microneedle patch tattoos

Song Li,  Youngeun Kim, Jeong Woo Lee, Mark R. Prausnitz

Characterizing HfO2-Based Ferroelectric Tunnel Junction in Cryogenic Temperature

Jae Hur, Chinsung Park, Gihun Choe, Prasanna Venkatesan Ravindran, Asif Islam Khan, Shimeng Yu
Radiation Hardened Millimeter-Wave Receiver Implemented in 90-nm, SiGe HBT Technology
Ebrahim M. Al Seragi, Subhra Dash, K. Muthuseenu, John D. Cressler, Hugh J. Barnaby, Ani Khachatrian, Stephen P. Buchner, Dale McMorrow, Saeed Zeinolabedinzadeh
50 MeV lithium ion irradiation studies on silicon-germanium heterojunction bipolar transistors at low temperature
Vinayakprasanna N. Hegde, K.C. Praveen, T.M. Pradeep, John D. Cressler, A.P. Gnana Prakash


UpNano NanoOne Seminar - November 9, 2022 | 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Join us to learn about the NanoOne, the fastest high-resolution 3D printing system on the market.

Refreshments will be provided. Register here.

  • Monday, November 14
    • 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Electron Microscopy
    • 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - X-Ray analysis
  • Tuesday, November 15
    • 10:00 a.m.  - 1:00 p.m. - Optical & X-ray Spectroscopy
    • 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Open session
Georgia Electronic Design Center Seminar Series | Intercellular Communication: Can It Be Mediated by Electromagnetics? - November 18, 2022 | 11:00 a.m. - Noon
Featuring Professor Kamal Sarabandi, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Radiation Lab, University of Michigan
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