Volgenau School Recognizes Ioannou with Outstanding Research Faculty Award

Posted: October 20, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Nicole Snyder

Dimitrios Ioannou
Dimitrios Ioannou

An expert in microelectronics, Dimitris Ioannou is the recipient of the Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering’s 2008 Outstanding Research Faculty Award. He will present a lecture titled “Silicon on Insulator, nanoCMOS, and the Emergence of Nanoelectronics” on Thursday, Oct. 23, at 3 p.m.

The lecture will be held in the Edwin Meese III Conference Room in Mason Hall on the Fairfax Campus. A reception in the Mason Hall Alumni Atrium will immediately follow the lecture.

Ioannou, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has developed a number of techniques that are in use in the semiconductor industry. IBM, Motorola and AMD are a few of the companies that have used Ioannou’s work on silicon on insulator (SOI).

Some of his current research includes reliability concerns and their interactions and interdependences in nanoCMOS devices, Field Effect Diode-based static and dynamic memory cells, and Si nanowire based nonvolatile memory cells. He has published more than 200 articles dealing with characterization techniques, device physics/design, hot carrier and radiation reliability, and circuit design.

Ioannou received his BS in physics from Thessaloniki University in Greece and his MS and PhD in solid-state electronics from Manchester University in the United Kingdom. He has also taught at Manchester and Middlesex Universities (UK), the University of Maryland, Democritus University of Thrace (Greece) and the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble in France.

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