Introduction to Systems Biology

The goal of this course is to highlight elementary design principles of biological systems. Many of the underlying principles that govern the biochemical interactions within a cell can be related to networks consisting of basic building-block circuits with multiple inputs/output, feedback and feedforward etc. This course draws on control theory and simple biology to provide a mathematical framework to understand these biological networks. The course is intended for advanced undergraduates or graduate students.

Introduction to Quantum Electronics

It is mainly a graduate-level course in which quantum mechanical concepts are applied to practical problems in physics, electronics, chemistry, and electrical engineering. The goal of this course is to develop the quantum mechanical foundation for modern electronic devices (MEMS, lasers, transistors, LEDs, quantum size effects in FETs, optical communication, etc.).

Semiconductor Nanotechnology Lab

It is a graduate-level lab course treating the practical aspects of design and testing of nanometer-scale, MOS circuit technology. Emphasis is placed on process integration and the interrelationship between the process flow and device/circuit performance. The class provides experience with state-of-the-art, process and device simulation tools; nanostructure characterization using atomic force and transmission electron microscopies; and capacitance, conductance and scattering parameter measurements used to extract parameters for circuit models.

Lines, Fields and Waves

This is an undergraduate-level course which describes the general plane wave solutions of Maxwell's equations; reflection and transmission of plane waves; transmission lines; impedance matching; waveguides and cavities; and radiation.

Elements of Solid State Electronics

This is a first course in semiconductor physics, devices and circuits. It is intended for undergraduate juniors. The primary objective is to develop the foundation in semiconductor physics required to analyze the operation of semiconductor devices such as p-n junctions, metal-oxide-semiconductor capacitors, and field effect transistors. These concepts are then applied to the design of amplifiers and elementary integrated circuits.

Solid State Electronics

This is a required junior/senior level undergraduate course in the Electrical Engineering core curriculum devoted to the operating principals of solid-state electronic devices such as the diode, the transistor and the light-emitting diode. The goals of the course are to provide the student with basic background on semiconductor materials and device physics.