Electronic Materials and Devices


The EECS Materials and Devices faculty at Oregon State collaborate extensively in multi-disciplinary research with a variety of colleagues in the Colleges of Engineering and Science as well as with industrial partners. Current research activities include amorphous oxide semiconductors, photovoltaics, advanced materials for beyond CMOS, novel devices, thin films, nanomaterials and nanolaminates, applied magnetics (spintronics, biosensing and advanced magnetic materials), atomic layer deposition, internal photoemission, MIM diodes, nanophotonic devices, fiber sensors, pulsed diode lasers, and optical properties of materials.

Applications of this research include transparent electronics, low-cost electronics, energy harvesting, displays, sensors, communications devices, energy-efficient optical communication, real time dosimeters, and LIDAR systems.

Much of this research is conducted within the OSU Materials Synthesis and Characterization (MaSC) Center

A faculty member expanding her arms while explaining something. She is near a danger sign and a couple of devices with wires.
What are magnetic nanoparticles and how can they be used in medicine?
In this podcast, Oregon State Associate Professor Pallavi Dhagat and graduate student Phil Lenox explain the very sensitive techniques they are developing using magnetic nanoparticles to detect a biomarker for disease in just a drop of blood or look deep inside the human body.

Sub Areas

  • Novel Electronic Materials
  • Sensors and Biomedical Devices
  • Advanced Nano-Electronic Devices
  • Magnetic Materials and Spintronics
  • Photonics, Photovoltaics, and Optoelectronics

Related Courses

  • ECE 390: Electric and Magnetic Fields
  • ECE 411/599: Engineering Magnetics
  • ECE 413/599: Sensors
  • ECE 415/599: Material Science of Nanotechnology
  • ECE 416/516: Electronic Materials and Devices
  • ECE 417/517: Basic Semiconductor Devices
  • ECE 418/518: Semiconductor Processing
  • ECE 482/582: Optical Electronic Systems
  • ECE 483/583 Guided Wave Optics
  • ECE 590: Analytical Techniques in Electromagnetic Fields
  • ECE591: Advanced Electromagnetics
  • ECE 599: Physical Attacks and Countermeasures
  • ECE 611: Electronic Materials Processing
  • ECE 612: Process Integration
  • ECE 613: Electronic Materials and Characterization
  • ECE 614: Semiconductors
  • ECE 615: Semiconductor Devices I
  • ECE 616: Semiconductor Devices II