Faculty

Thomas Jackson

Thomas N. Jackson

Professor of Electrical Engineering

216 EE West
814-863-8570
tnj1@psu.edu

Thomas N. Jackson is the Robert E. Kirby Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering at Penn State University. Dr. Jackson joined the faculty in the Electrical Engineering department at Penn State University in 1992 after twelve years at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center. Dr. Jackson’s research focuses on exploratory electronic devices and microfabrication techniques. His current areas of interest include organic electronics, oxide semiconductors, thin film electronics, biomolecular motors, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), and display technology. Dr. Jackson’s group at Penn State demonstrated the first high mobility (>0.5 cm2/V×s) organic thin film transistors (OTFTs), the first OTFT with mobility >1 cm2/V×s and the first use of a SAM-treated dielectric to improve OTFT performance, the first OTFTs with temperature independent mobility, OTFTs with chemically modified source and drain contacts, and the first low-temperature, high-mobility (>1 cm2/V×s) solution processed OTFTs. Dr. Jackson’s group has also demonstrated OTFT driven LCD and OLED displays, fast ZnO circuits, and a range of other thin film devices and circuits. Dr. Jackson has been married for 30 years, has two sons, and is active in his local church. He is the author or co-author of more than 250 publications and 32 U.S. patents and has a Web of Science h-index of 40. Dr. Jackson is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, and a member of the American Vacuum Society, the Electrochemical Society, the Materials Society, and the Society for Information Display.

Graduate Students

Dalong Zhao

Dalong Zhao

Graduate Researcher

9 EE West
814-865-2798
dzz103@psu.edu

Dalong is a Ph.D candidate in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Penn State University. He is currently working on ZnO thin film transistors for large-area display and device modeling, and he is also interested in low-temperature thin film passivation. Prior to Penn State, he received MS in Electrical Engineering from Tsinghua Unviersity, Beijing, China in 2005. He enjoys photography, travelling, and music.

Devin Mourey

Devin Mourey

Graduate Researcher

8 EE West
814-867-0023
dxm381@psu.edu

Devin received a BS in Materials Science and Engineering from Cornell University in 2006 where he worked on bulk heterojunction organic photovoltaics. He is currently a graduate student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and working on organic and ZnO thin film devices for use large-area arrays. He is also interested in using plasma-based processes to modify thin film growth. He is from Rochester, NY and enjoys music, travelling, and sports.

Hang-Beum Shin

Hang-Beum Shin

Graduate Researcher

9 EE West
814-865-2798
hzs121@psu.edu

Hang-Beum received the B.S. in Physics from Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea in 1996, and the M.S. in Electrical Engineering from University of Southern California in 2005. Between them, he worked as a fabrication engineer at Samsung Electronics. He is currently pursuing a PhD degree in the Department of Electrical Engineering and focusing on a-Si:H and ZnO thin film devices for use large-area array applications.

Hyunsoo Kim

Hyunsoo Kim

Graduate Researcher

10 EE West
814-865-1267
hskim@psu.edu

Hyunsoo Kim received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the Kyungpook National University, Taegu, Korea, in 2001. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering at the Center for Thin Film Devices and Material Research Institute, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. His doctoral research involves MEMS technology in the design and development of an ultrasound transducer for medical imaging application.

Myung-Yoon Lee

Myung-Yoon Lee

Graduate Researcher

10 EE West
814-865-1267
mul189@psu.edu

Myung-Yoon was born and brought up in Seoul, Korea. He majored in Electrical Engineering and minored in Computer Engineering at Dankook University. While in Master degree of Hanyang Univerisity, he worked on CMP development with Hynix, LG siltron, and SUMCO. He is currently a graduate student in Electrical Engineering, working on micro-bolometer based on nanocrystalline amorphous silicon and vanadium oxide and studying 1/f noise characterization. He is also interested in nanocrystal solar cell. He enjoys drawing, soccer and sing.

Paris Liu

Paris Y. Liu

Graduate Researcher

10 EE West
814-308-4173
yul138@psu.edu

Paris was born in Taipei, Taiwan and is currently a Ph.D candidate in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Penn State University. She is currently working on ZnO thin film transistors for pyroelectric sensors and other structural related properties.

Raymond Fok

Raymond Fok

Graduate Researcher

10 EE West
814-865-1267
hrf111@psu.edu

Raymond was born in the US but soon moved back to Hong Kong and received all of his education there until he attended Penn State University, where he received a BS in Electrical Engineering in 2005 as he worked on encapsulation of Organic Light Emitting Diode. He continued his graduate study at Penn State and is currently working on organic thin film transistor for large-area arrays. He is also collaborating with another graduate student from the Bioengineering department on a study of artificial mitotic spindle. He participates in intramural basketball and enjoys travelling and puzzle.

Yuanyuan Li

Yuanyuan Li

Graduate Researcher

9 EE West
814-865-2798
yzl139@psu.edu

Yuanyuan received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Beihang University in 2005. She is currently a Ph.D candidate in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Penn State University and working on organic and ZnO thin film devices for use large-area arrays. She is from Hunan, China and enjoys music and travelling.