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36th AMEC 2018

36th Annual Microelectronic Engineering Conference at RIT

April 16, 2018  5 PM Reception and 6 PM Dinner for Seniors, Alumni, Industrial Advisory Board and Invited Guests at RIT INN and Conference Center

April 17, 2018  8 AM to 5 PM at  RIT SLA Hall rm. 2210-2240

Agenda and Abstracts

Free Registration at or contact Dr. Robert Pearson at

Invited Talks

Lisa Minwell, Enabling Technology for Cloud and AI ASICs – One Size Fits All?

Gregg Damminga, Vice President Foundry Services, SkyWater Technology Foundry, Foundry 2.0 – the Rise of the Technology Foundry

Greg Madejski, Biomedical Engineering, University of Rochester, Silicon Nanomembrane Tenting: Improving the Precision of a DNA Nanopore Sensor


RIT Microelectronic Engineering Senior Research/Design Project Titles – 2018

PZT Peristaltic Hydraulic Pump, Nicholas Amendola

Process Development and Droplet Movement Automation of Electrowetting on Dielectric Devices as a Platform for DNA Synthesis, Hee Tae An

Installation and DOE Characterization of an Inductively-Coupled Plasma (ICP) Etching Tool,  Eve Arnold

Fabrication of MOSFET on InGaAs with Al2O3 Gate Dielectric, John Colern

Characterization of Aluminum Junction Spiking in Silicon with a TiN-TiSi2 Buffer Layer, Mark Davis

Monolayer doping (MLD) for ultra-shallow junction MOSFET fabrication, Jenna Doran

Ferroelectric HfAlO2 n and k Values, Joshua Eschle

Fabrication of Transparent Vertical MESFET in GaN, Matthew Hartensveld

Evaluating the Mixing of Laminar Flows Using Inertial Pumps, Brandon Hayes, Austin Hayes, Alexander Borghetti Ferreira,  James Krisher

Design and Fabrication of MEMS Capacitive 3-Axis Accelerometers, Eddie Huang

ALD Characterization of Al2O3 Films and Al2O3 Capacitor Analyses, Jesse Judd

Improvements in GaSb Homoepitaxial and IMF Solar Cells Grown via Metal-Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition, Emily Kessler

Vacuum Field Emission Devices with Integrated Carbon Nanotubes, Leo Kheyn-Kheyfets

Fabrication and Characterization of Bubble-driven Micropumps Used to Mix Laminar Flows, Matthew Rolleston

Xenon Flash-Annealed Polycrystalline Silicon TFTs:  Dopants and Defects, Adam Rosenfeld

Flexible Silicon Nanowire Solar Cells by Metal-Assisted Chemical Etching, Cody Soule

Characterization of Ferroelectric Tunnel Junctions with Different Bottom Electrodes, Justin Zwick