Ilesanmi Adesida

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor
217 Swanlund Administration Building
601 E. John Street
Champaign Illinois 61820
(217) 333-6677

Primary Research Area

  • Microelectronics and Photonics - Semiconductor electronic devices
Ilesanmi  Adesida
Ilesanmi Adesida

Profile

Education

  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering University of California, Berkeley 1979
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering University of California, Berkeley 1975
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering University of California, Berkeley 1974

Academic Positions

  • Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (2012-present)
  • Dean, College of Engineering (2006-2012)
  • Interim Dean, College of Engineering (2005-2006)
  • Donald Biggar Willet Professor of Engineering (2003 to present)
  • Professor, Materials Science and Engineering (2001 to present)
  • Director, Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (2003-2012)
  • Director, Micro and Nanotechology Laboratory (MNTL) (2000-2005)
  • Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering (1994 to present)
  • Professor, Beckman Institute of Advanced Science and Technology (1994 to present)
  • Research Professor, Coordinated Science Laboratory (1994 to present)
  • Associate Director for Education, NSF Engineering Research Center for Compound Semiconductor Microelectronics (CCSM) (1990-1997)
  • Associate Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering (1990-1994)
  • Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering (1987-1990)
  • Department Head, Electrical Engineering, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Nigeria (1985-1987)
  • Reader (Associate Professor), Electrical Engineering, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Nigeria (1984-1987)

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Professional Registrations

  • Fellow, Materials Research Society (2010)
  • Member, American Society for Engineering Education
  • Member, Eta Kappa Nu
  • Member, Materials Research Society (2010)
  • Member, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society
  • Fellow, Optical Society of America (2004)
  • Fellow, American Vacuum Society (2004)
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (2003)
  • Fellow, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (1998)

Research Statement

The Nanoscale Processing and Devices Group investigates the processing of semiconductors and other materials at the nanometer scale level and applies these techniques to the realization of ultra-high speed optoelectronic devices and circuits. Electron beam lithography with novel resist materials coupled with various dry etching methods are used to achieve nanoscale patterning. The impact of processing at these dimensions are investigated on the performance of heterostructure field effect transistors, photonic, and other quantum effect devices in compound semiconductor materials such as Indium Phosphide, Gallium Nitride, and Silicon Germanium. The Group conducts research on various aspects of the fabrication of these devices including ohmic contact formation, Schottky contact formation, isolation methods. Micro/nano analytical methods are utilized to investigate material conditions needed to achieve optimum processes. Recent thrusts for the nanofabrication work are in the application area of biochemical nanotechnologies. Nanotechnology and nanoelectromechanical systems; electronic and transport properties of nanometer-scale semiconductor structures; high-speed optoelectronic devices and integrated circuits; and radiation effects.

I have awarded 34 Ph.D.s and 21 M.S. degrees; supervised 19 post-doctoral fellows; and supervised numerous undergraduate research projects. I’ve received research funding from the State of Illinois, NSF, NASA, JSEP, SRC, NIH, University of Illinois Research Board, UIUC-CRI, ONR, Beckman Institute, ARO, ARL, DARPA, Sandia, ETRI (Korea) and industry (KOPIN, CREE, Samsung, Intel, McDonnell-Douglas, APA Optics, TRW, ATMI/Epitronics, NZAT, SVT, Triquint, EMCORE, Sarnoff, and GTE).

Research Interests

Nanofabrication, Electronic and transport properties of ultra-low dimensional semiconductor structures; High speed optoelectronic devices and integrated circuits; and Radiation Effects.

Research Areas

  • Nano-electro mechanical systems (NEMS)
  • Plasma devices and plasma science
  • Semiconductor electronic devices
  • Semiconductor lasers and photonic devices
  • Semiconductor materials

Teaching Honors

  • 1999 Advisors List for Advising Excellence (College of Engineering)
  • Oakley-Kunde Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Education, University of Illinois (1994)
  • 1993 Advisors List for Advising Excellence (College of Engineering)
  • Certificate of Recognition as Faculty Mentor for Minority Students (1992)
  • Certificate of Recognition as a Finalist for the Oakley-Kunde Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Education (University-wide)

Research Honors

  • Member, Board of Directors, FLUOR Corporation [NYSE Listed] (2007-2011)
  • Member, Nigerian Academy of Engineering (2007)
  • Member, National Academy of Engineering, (2006)
  • Member, IEEE David Sarnoff Award Committee (2006-present)
  • Fellow, Optical Society of America (2004)
  • Fellow, American Vacuum Society (2004)
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (2003)
  • Associate Member, Center for Advanced Study, University of Illinois (2000-2001)
  • MRS Plenary Talk (1998)
  • Fellow, IEEE (1998)
  • Best Paper Award, Micro- and Nano-Engineering (Europe) (1997)
  • University Scholar, University of Illinois (1997)
  • Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Electron Device Society (1997 - 2006)
  • Member, Bohmische Physical Society (1988)
  • Electron Microscopy Society of America (EMSA) Student Presidential Award (1978)

Public Service Honors

  • Member-at-large, Engineering Section, AAAS (2013 to present)
  • Chair, NSF Engineering Advisory Committee (2011-2012)
  • Member, NSF Engineering Advisory Committee (2009 to 2012)
  • IEEE Electron Device Society Distinguished Service Award (2011)
  • Chair, ASEE Engineering Deans Public Policy Committee (2009-2011 )
  • Outstanding Alumnus Award, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley (2009)
  • Member, IEEE USA Awards Committee (2008 to 2009)
  • Sr. Past President, IEEE Electron Device Society (2010-2011)
  • Jr. Past President, IEEE Electron Device Society (2008-2009)
  • President, IEEE Electron Device Society (2006-2007)
  • Chair, TMS Bardeen Award Committee (2005-2006)
  • President-Elect, IEEE Electron Device Society (2004-2005)