The Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) announces that RLE Professors Marc A. Baldo, Karl K. Berggren, Jongyoon Han, Joel Voldman, and Lizhong Zheng, all appointed in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), have been awarded permanent tenure.
Professor Jeffrey H. Shapiro, RLE Director and Julius A. Stratton Professor of Electrical Engineering, said, “These five RLE investigators are world leaders of their respective fields. Their excellence in research and in education reflect great credit on RLE, EECS, and MIT. The foundation of achievements each have built are only the beginning of outstanding careers, and I look forward to the remarkable contributions that they will make to their disciplines and to MIT’s mission to nurture future generations of scientists and engineers.”
Dr. Baldo is Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and principal investigator in RLE’s Soft Semiconductor Group and in RLE’s Laboratory of Organic Optics and Electronics. Professor Baldo will direct RLE’s Center for Excitonics. His research interests include molecular electronics, electrical and exciton transport in organic materials, energy transfer, metal-organic contacts, heterogeneous integration of biological materials, and novel organic transistors.
Dr. Berggren is Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and principal investigator in RLE’s Quantum Nanostructures and Nanofabrication Group and in RLE’s NanoStructures Laboratory. His research focuses on methods of nanofabrication, especially applied to superconductive quantum circuits, photodetectors, and high-speed superconductive electronics. His thesis work focused on nanolithographic methods using neutral atoms.
Dr. Han is Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Associate Professor of Biological Engineering and principal investigator in RLE’s Micro/Nanofluidic BioMEMS Group. His research interests lie in applying micro / nanofabrication methods to solve various technological problems. The current focus areas include micro / nanofluidics, nanofluidic biomolecule separation and detection, and nanostructure-biomolecule interactions.
Dr. Voldman is Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and principal investigator in RLE’s Biological Microtechnology and BioMEMS Group. He performs research on microfluidics applied to fundamental and applied problems in cell biology. His interests are specifically in cell sorting and stem cell biology, using a quantitative approach to technology design, and take projects all the way from engineering design to fabrication to elucidating biological information with new technology.
Dr. Zheng is Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and principal investigator in RLE’s Communications and Networking Group. His research interests include wireless communications, space-time codes, network information theory, wireless networks, focusing on fundamental problems affecting current communication and network systems and the development of future systems.