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ECE Chair Dr. William Stanchina appointed to Swedish Science and Technology Advisory Board

PITTSBURGH  (November 20, 2012) ... William E. Stanchina, professor and chair in the Pitt Swanson School of Engineering's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been appointed a member of the International Science and Technology Advisory Board for  Myfab  in Stockholm, Sweden. 

Myfab is an open Swedish research infrastructure that focuses on the research and development of materials science, nanotechnology, and information and communications technology. In his role, Dr. Stanchina will provide guidance toward improving Myfab's strategic plan. 

Dr. Stanchina joined the department as Chair and Professor after 21 years at HRL Laboratories (formerly Hughes Research Laboratories) in Malibu, CA. At HRL he was directly involved in the research, development, and low volume production of high speed (40-150 GHz clock frequency) integrated circuits (ICs) based on indium phosphide heterojunction bipolar transistor technology. Since 1997, he was the Director of the Microelectronics Laboratory - an approximately 90 person organization that conducted R&D and pilot production of cutting-edge compound semiconductor IC technology including space-qualified InAlAs/InGaAs HEMT MMICs, GaN microwave and millimeter-wave MMICs, and ultra-low power narrow bandgap semiconductor ICs along with novel high frequency antennas and tunable filter technologies.

At Pitt, Dr. Stanchina is initiating a research program that investigates both the nano-scale potential and high temperature potential of wide bandgap heterostructure semiconductor devices and ICs. In addition to developing a fabrication capability utilizing the infrastructure available at the university, he is also establishing a device characterization laboratory for micro and nano-scale electronic devices in order to characterize their semiconductor device structure properties and to extract their equivalent circuit models.


Contact: Paul Kovach