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Prof. Suman Datta Named 2013 IEEE Fellow

11-Dec-2012

Suman Datta, Professor of Electrical Engineering, from Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA, has been named an IEEE Fellow. He is being recognized for for contributions to high-performance advanced silicon and compound semiconductor transistor technologies. Prof. Datta's contributions in advanced silicon CMOS and compound semiconductor transistors have made a strong impact to the semiconductor industry and academic research, and have directly contributed to the advancement of high performance logic transistor technology over the last decade. Prof. Datta is a member of the NRI MIND Center.


The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one- percent of the total voting membership. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement. 298 individuals have been elevated to IEEE Fellow for 2013.


In the area of advanced high-performance Silicon logic transistors, Datta, along with his colleagues at Intel Corporation, has demonstrated several research breakthroughs such as strained channel CMOS transistors with high-K/metal-gate stack and non-planar multi-gate CMOS transistors called the Tri-Gate or 3D transistors. Datta has made important contribution towards the exploration of compound semiconductors as high-mobility channel replacement and their integration on silicon substrate for beyond Silicon low-power logic. At Penn State, Datta’s research group has recently demonstrated efficacy of bandgap engineering in compound semiconductor based tunnel transistors for steep slope device applications with markedly enhanced on-current.


Professor Datta received his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, and his Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, USA, in 1995 and 1999, respectively. He is author / co-author of over 140 refereed journal and conference publications and holds 142 US patents related to advanced process technologies and novel transistor architectures.

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