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Michael Jackson

Associate Professor
Department of Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering
Kate Gleason College of Engineering

585-475-2828
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Michael Jackson

Associate Professor
Department of Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering
Kate Gleason College of Engineering

Education

BS, MS, Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo

585-475-2828

Areas of Expertise

Currently Teaching

MCEE-503
3 Credits
This course focuses on the deposition and etching of thin films of conductive and insulating materials for IC fabrication. A thorough overview of vacuum technology is presented to familiarize the student with the challenges of creating and operating in a controlled environment. Physical and Chemical Vapor Deposition (PVD & CVD) are discussed as methods of film deposition. Plasma etching and Chemical Mechanical Planarization (CMP) are studied as methods for selective removal of materials. Applications of these fundamental thin film processes to IC manufacturing are presented.
MCEE-603
3 Credits
This course focuses on the deposition and etching of thin films of conductive and insulating materials for IC fabrication. A thorough overview of vacuum technology is presented to familiarize the student with the challenges of creating and operating in a controlled environment. Physical and Chemical Vapor Deposition (PVD & CVD) are discussed as methods of film deposition. Plasma etching and Chemical Mechanical Planarization (CMP) are studied as methods for selective removal of materials. Applications of these fundamental thin film processes to IC manufacturing are presented. Graduate paper required.
MCEE-599
1 - 5 Credits
A supervised investigation within a microelectronic engineering area of student interest.
MCEE-320
3 Credits
An introduction to the fundamentals of electrostatic, magneto-static and time varying fields that culminate with the Maxwell's equations, continuity and Lorentz force that govern the EM phenomena. Importance of Laplace's and Poisson's equations in semiconductor applications is described. Electromagnetic properties of material media are discussed with emphasis on boundary conditions. Plane wave solution of Maxwell's equations is derived and discussed in loss-less and lossy media. Applications in optics include reflection/refraction and polarization of light. A strong knowledge of vector calculus is desired.
EEEE-260
3 Credits
An introductory course on the fundamentals of semiconductor physics and principles of operation of basic devices. Topics include semiconductor fundamentals (crystal structure, statistical physics of carrier concentration, motion in crystals, energy band models, drift and diffusion currents) as well as the operation of pn junction diodes, bipolar junction transistors (BJT), metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) capacitors and MOS field-effect transistors.

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Invited Keynote/Presentation
Jackson, Michael A. and Santosh K. Kurinec. "K - 12 to Workforce for Semiconductor Industry." NEATEC: NorthEast Advanced Technology Education Center. NEATEC. Hudson Valley Communtiy College, Troy, NY. 29 Nov. 2011. Conference Presentation.