Biographical Sketch


  • 1992 Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida
  • 1988 M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida 
  • 1987 B.S.  Electrical Engineering with Highest Honors, University of Florida

Professional Experience:

  • Tenured and Full Professor Electrical and Computer Engineering,  University of Florida (2/2004 to present)
  • Intel Corporation: Intel Fellow and Director of Logic Technology (Advanced transistors and manufacturing  technology development) (1992-2004)
    •  Chip manufacturing, R&D, strategic product road mapping, competitive analysis and process architect
  • Founder and CTO Low Power Chip Company (SuVolta) (2009 – 2/2015)
    • Computer chips operating as low as 0.3V for Internet of Things (IOT)
  • Director of Advanced Devices and Semiconductor Processing Center at University of Florida totaling $4M worth of research contracts for future computer and memory chips (2/2004 to present)
  • Consultant in Semiconductor and Computer Chip Industry (2/2004 – present)
  • Expert witness  for microprocessor, APU, GPU, image sensors, memory and power semiconductor chips (2005 – Present)
    • Experience with patent claims construction and analysis, Markman hearing, expert reports, deposition, damages and cross examination for plaintiffs and defendants
  • National Science Foundation Panels (2014 to present)
  • Patent analysis, company due diligence, and M&A (2005 to present)


  • Over 75 granted US Patents and 60 journal publications
  • IEEE Fellow for Semiconductor Technology for High Volume Manufacturing
  • 2014 TiE 50: Top Startup (SuVolta)
  • 2012 ACE Award IEEE Spectrum: IEEE Emerging Technology
  • 2011 EuroASIA IC Industry Award for start-up
  • 2008 Semi Award North America for for Strained Silicon Computer Chip
  • Intel Corporation Fellow for advancing computer chip fabrication
  • First to implement Strained Silicon in Computer Chips: International Electron Device Meeting (IEDM) 2002

Teach Advanced Undergraduate/Graduate Classes Computer Chip Fabrication and Design:

  • EEE 4310/5322:  Digital Integrated Circuits.  Computer Chip Design and Manufacturing
  • EEE 4329/5400: Future of Microelectronics to Nanotechnology. Future Manufacturing Direction for Computer, Memory, Internet of Things (IOT), and Sensor Chips
  • Industry Invited short Course 7 nm and Beyond Chip Technology