Year 2010


Fall 2010

November 2010  
20-Runshen
Progress Report
08-Qian
Reasons for dramatic growth rate change of ALD TiO2
Octorber 2010  
05-Qian & Runshen
Rehearsal of 2010 annual AICHE
26-Dr. Mathew
Tribocorrosion research in biomedical applications: Fundamentals, Current status, Future perspectives
September 2010  
09-Arman
Design of an antibacterial coating on a Ti90Al6V4 hip implant to prevent post implantation infection due to bacterial invasion or formation of biofilms
02-Qian
Investigation of ALD TiO2 initial nucleation on Si and Cu substrates

Summer 2010

July 2010  
29-Kirsten
Atomic Layer Deposition of TiO2 on silicon and copper-Emphasis on the initial growth period
22-Yi
Multiferroic BiFeO3 Thin Films Deposition by MOCVD Method
June & May 2010  
10- Qian & Kirsten
Progress report; Project Description-Atomic Layer Deposition of TiO2
3- Runshen
Progess report
24- Jorge
Development of materials for solid oxide cell with applications in the intermediate temperature region

Spring 2010

April 2010  
30- Yi
Recent progress on NiFe2O4 Thin Film Deposition
14 - Oscar
The atomic layer deposition of erbium oxide thin films on Si (100)
05 - Qian
Prelium Rehearsal
01 - Dr Alan Zdunek
Recent Advances in Electrical Engineering
Feb 2010  
11 - Jorge
Synthesis of films/structures for use in it-sofc
05 - Runshen
Progress Report



Year 2009


Fall 2009

Dec 2009  
11 - Qian
Atomic Layer Deposited HfO2, TiO2 and HfO2 by  metal
metal (diethylamino) precursors and H2O
03 - Yi
Progress Report
Nov 2009  
06 - Yi

        Qian

Rehearsals for presentations for the annual AICHE conference
Oct 2009  
22 - Greg
Advances in Gate Stacks with High Mobility Germanium for FET and MOS Devices
8 - Yi

Progress Report

Sep 2009  
22 - Manish

PhD defense rehearsal

17 - Runshen

Progress Report

Summer 2009

Augu 2009  
19 - Dr. M. Tanase

Vortex-Supporting Heterostructures for Magnetic Memory Application (MRAM)

13 - Dr. Maslar

In Situ Diagnostics and Reactor-Scale Modeling of Hafnium Oxide Atomic Layer Deposition

6 - Qian Summer Progress Report
July 2009  
20 - Lin Progress Report
June 2009  
4 - Greg Solar Cells

Spring 2009

April 2009  
30 - Yi Fabrication of ferrite thin films by Low Pressure Metal-organic Chemical Vapor Deposition
22 - Pang-Yu Computer-Aided Method for Automated Selection of optimal imaging plane for measurement of Total Cerebral Blood Flow by MRI
10 - Qian MRS conference poster rehearsal
1 - Max Introduction of LPCVD
Mar 2009  
4 - Yi NiFe2O4 thin film deposition using new CVD/ALD setup
Feb 2009  
25 - Qian

        Rechael

Progress Report III 
PMMA Calcination 
11 - Qin

        Jie

High-k dielectrics of organic-thin film transistors 
Characterizations of HfZrO2 and HfO2 films
   



Year 2008


Fall 2008

Dec 2008  
19 - Runshen
Progress Report
3 - Max

        Rachael

Chemical Vapor Deposition of Multiferroics
 An Inquiry into the Growth of Nanotubes
November 2008  
21 - Lin

       

        Yi

Enhanced Field-Effect Mobility for Solution-Processable Organic Thin Film Transistors by Surface Modification with Organosilanes

Multiferroic BiFeO3 Thin Films Deposited by MOCVD Method

October 2008  
21 - Lin Solution Processed All Printed Organic Thin-Film Transistors on Flexible Substrate
16 - Runshen Removal of Dissolved Formaldehyde from Wastewater using Hollow Fiber Membrane Contactor
15 - Qian Progress report
02 - Jie Plasma-nitridation and Interface between high-k dielectric and Ge substrate
     - Homa Khosravian Kinetic Study of Platinum Extraction from Spent Catalysts
September 2008  
22 - Lin Thermal Cross-linking Dielectric Film on Flexible Substrate
03 - Howie Cu Interconnect Diffusion Barriers Update
     - Deepthi Fabrication of Silicon Nanoparticles using Atomic Layer Epitaxy

Summer 2008

August 2008  
18 - Howie Introduction to Field Effect Transistor, Atomic Layer Deposition & Chemical Analysis Techniques
08 - Jie High-κ dielectric BaHfO3 & laser annealed HfZrO2
01 - Qin Performance of OTFT using High-κ dielectric
     - Manish XPS of ALD Strontium Titanate films deposited using novel Sr & Ti precursors
     - Greg Nanotube Fabrication
July 2008  
30 - Adam ALD of Y2O3 & HfO2 films grown on Si
     - Kate Low Temperature ALD of HfO2 in Novel Configurations & Systems
     - Liz Approaches for the Estimation of the Pulse Wave Velocity of Cerberospinal Fluid in Spinal Canal
21 - Adam ALD of Y2O3 & HfO2 films grown on Si
     - Yi Using MOCVD Method to Deposit Multiferroic BiFeO3 Thin Films
     - Qian ALD of TiO2 using TDEAT & H2O as precursors
     - Liz Approaches for the Estimation of the Pulse Wave Velocity of Cerberospinal Fluid in Spinal Canal
     - Kate Low Temperature ALD of HfO2 in Novel Configurations & Systems
17 - Lin OTFTs based on Flexible Substrate with PVP-PMMA as Gate Dielectric
09 - Liz New Method to Calculate the Pulse Wave Velocity of Cerberospinal Fluid in Spinal Canal
     - Yi Using MOCVD Method to Deposit Multiferroic BiFeO3
     - Kate Low Temperature ALD of HfO2 in Novel Configurations & Systems
     - Qian ALD of TiO2 from TDEAT & H2O
     - Qin HfO2 deposition using CVD system
June 2008  
25 - Liz New Method to Calculate the Pulse Wave Velocity of Cerberospinal Fluid in Spinal Canal
     - Kate Low Temperature ALD of HfO2 in Novel Configurations & Systems
     - Adam ALD of Y2O3 & HfO2 Films Grown on Si
13 - Yi, Manish Multiferroic BiFeO3 Thin Films for Multifunctional Devices
10 - Jie Feng The Different Electrical Properties of High-κ Thin Films from Different Deposition Technology
         Liz The Pulse Wave Velocity of Cerebrospinal Fluid in the Spinal Canal
09 - Kate Literature Review of High-κ dielectrics
May 2008  
23 - Manish MOCVD of Multiferroic BiFeO3
15 - Lin Recent Improvements Made in the Study of OTFT
02 - Arinola Organic Dielectric Material for Organic Thin-Film Transistors
   

Spring 2008

April 2008  
23 - Lin Performance of Organic Thin Film Transistors Based on Different Materials & Structures
16 - Dr. Jie Feng High-κ HfO2 Thin Film Research by PLD
March 2008  
11 - All members  
February 2008  
25 - Dr. Jursich Hafnium oxides in High-Dielectric Films in Semiconductor Devices
January 2008  
30 - Lin Enhancement of the Field Effective Mobility of OTFTs by Surface Modification of the Dielectric
22 - Manish
 
Theoretical Low Energy-loss Spectra of High-κ Materials and Chemical Vapor Deposition of Bismuth Ferrite
   



Year 2007


Fall 2007

December 2007  
18 - Adam Soda Fountain (RET Fall 2007 Teaching Module)
        Julie Factors that Influence the Regeneration of Planaria (RET Fall 2007 Teaching Module)
10 - Arinola
 
Surface Modification of Silicon-dioxide based Transistors
        Dr. C. Lilley Electrical Properties & Failure of Cu Nanowires
November 2007  
21 - Manish Deposition and Characterization of Low-pressure MOCVD Thin Films of Iron Oxide and Bismuth Ferrite
        Prodyut Thermal Stability of Sputtered Mo-WNx Thin Films for Cu Diffusion Barrier Applications
16 - Lin
 
Surface Treatment of Organic Thin Film Transistor (OTFT)
        Prodyut Diffusion Barrier Property of Mo/Ti Bi-layer Films for Copper Metallization
October 2007  
23 - Lixiao
 
The Study of Knob Formation Mechanism in Plasmodium falciparum infected Erythrocytes
19 - Lixiao The Study of Knob Formation Mechanism in Plasmodium falciparum infected Erythrocytes
10 - Qian Tao The Screening of Cryoprotective Agents for Corneal Endothelial Cells by Vitrification
03 - Hongqian Carbon Nanotubes & MEMS Process
September 2007  
14 - Prodyut Diffusion Barrier Properties of Thermally Stable Nanostructures for Copper Metallization
12 - Dr. Jursich UIC Safety Presentation: General Safety in Laboratory
August 2007  
21 - Cheryl Plasma-Assisted Synthesis of Molybdenum Carbide Catalysts
01 - Lixiao Surface Morphology Characterization of Malaria-infected Erythrocytes Treated with a Histidine-rich Peptide Inhibitor by Using AFM
        Howie Biological Detection using SPR Method
   
   

Summer 2007

July 2007  
31 - Adam & Julie Deposition & Characterization of Yttrium oxide (Y2O3)
        Arinola Suitable Dielectric Materials for Organic Thin-Film Transistors
        Jessica The Binding of a Synthesized Peptide to Malaria Knob Protein
        Manish & Yi Deposition of Fe2O3 & Bi2O3 for Multiferroic Applications
25 - Jessica The Binding of a Synthesized Peptide to Malaria Knob Protein
        Arinola Suitable Dielectric Materials for Organic Thin-Film Transistors
        Prodyut Diffusion Barrier Performance of Bi-layer Structures for Cu metallization
        Lin Modifying Dielectric Surface
11 - Jessica Biospecific Interaction Analysis in Real Time
        Arinola Suitable Dielectric Materials for Organic Thin-Film Transistors
        Julie, Adam  
June 2007  
25 - Jessica Biospecific Interaction Analysis in Real Time
        Arinola Suitable Dielectric Materials for Organic Thin-Film Transistors
        Adam  
        Julie  
18 - Yi Using MOCVD Method to Deposit BiFeO3 Thin Films
13 - Jessica Biospecific Interaction Analysis in Real Time
        Arinola Suitable Dielectric Materials for Organic Thin-Film Transistors
        Lin Modifying Dielectric Surface
01 - François MOCVD of Ta2O5 on silicon substrates and silica opals
May 2007  
30 - Howie Biological Detection  Methods
23 - Manish Deposition of Fe2O3 for Multiferroic Applications
16 - François MOCVD of Ta2O5 on silicon substrates and silica opals
11 - Dr. Julienne
       (Air Liquide, Japan)
ALD/CVD Precursors
09 - Peggy Fundamental Studies of Titania-based High-dielectric Constant Materials
       Amjad Solution Processed High Permittivity Nanocomposite Dielectric for Printed Electronics Applications
       Dr. Kazuhiko   Endo
       (AIST, Japan)
Four Terminal FinFETs
04 - Prodyut Diffusion Barrier Performance of Atomic Layer Deposited Ultrathin Al2O3 & HfO2 Films for Copper Metallization (211th ECS Meeting, Chicago)

Spring 2007

Apr 2007  
27 - Thyagarajan Unified Chemical Model for the Oxidation of Silicon Using Ozone
25 - Rajesh Interfacial & Structural Studies of Atomic Layer Deposited High Dielectric Constant Materials on Si
11 - John Theoretical calculation of low electron energy-loss spectra of  andalusite (Al2SiO5) using WIEN2k
09 - Prodyut Characterization of Atomic Layer Deposited Ultrathin HfO2 Film as a Diffusion Barrier in Cu Metallization
04 - Amjad FT-IR Analysis of High Permittivity Nanocomposites for Printed Electronics
        François Photonic Bandgap Crystals Opal & Inverse Opal Design
Mar 2007  
28 - Amjad XPS Analysis of High Permittivity Nanocomposites for Printed Electronics
        Peggy Deposition & Characterization of High-dielectric constant Materials (Titanium-based dielectric)
12 - Rajesh Atomic Layer Deposition & Characterization of High-dielectric Materials
02 - Deepthi Modeling Oxygen Diffusion-reaction in High-dielectric constant materials in Silicon
Jan 2007  
24 - John, Meredith Theoretical calculation of low electron energy-loss spectra of t-HfO2 and andalusite (Al2SiO5) using WIEN2k
19 - Lin Organic Thin-Film Transistors - Dielectric & Semiconductor Materials
   



Year 2006


Fall 2006

Dec 2006  
20 - Prodyut Evaluation & Testing of Copper(II) Aminoalkoxide Precursor for Direct Metal Printing
        Howie Tran Current Food Group Projects
06 - Lixiao Progress Report
Nov 2006  
29 - Dr. Greg Jursich Thermal Characterization & Analysis of High-k Precursors
13 - Rajesh Controlling Interfacial Reactions Between HfO2 and Si using Diffusion Barrier Layer
09 - Rajesh ALD of High-k materials for Gate Dielectric Applications
08 - Peggy MOCVD Heterostructures of TiO2 & Al2O3 using cycling of TDEAT, TMA & O2
       Rajesh Process-structure Relationships of Aluminum-doped ALD HfO2 Thin Films
01 - Prof. Takoudis The Craft of Technical Presentation
Oct 2006  
26 - Amjad Low Voltage Organic Field Effect Transistor with High-κ Nanocomposite Gate Insulator
20 - Peggy Crystallization & Stability of MOCVD TiO2/Al2O3 films
06 - Prodyut Fundamental Studies on Copper Diffusion Barriers for Ultra-Large Scale Integration (ULSI)
Sep 2006  
27 - Deepthi Electrical Properties of Silicon Nanoparticles Deposited by Low Pressure Chemical Vapor Deposition
20 - Manish Information from the C-V measurements of Metal-Insulator-Semiconductor (MIS) capacitors made using high-k dielectrics
13 - Lin BIAcore - Detecting the interaction between proteins
   

Summer 2006

July 2006  
27 - REU & RET Fellows  
03 - RET Fellows  
Jun 2006  
28 - RET Fellows  
26 - REU Fellows  
21 - Lixiao Characterization of Plasmodium falciparum-infected Erthrocyte with Electron Microscopes & Optical Sensor
13 - REU Fellows  
08 - Meera Optimization of a Method for Estimating the Lead Concentration Curve of the X-Ray Fluorescence Instrument
May 2006  
31 - Pinar Fundamental Studies on Modification of Silicon Surfaces using APTES (3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane) for Neural Implant Applications
31 - Peggy Characteristics of MOCVD titanium-aluminum oxide
24 - Amjad Printed Organic Electronics with a High-k Nanocomposite Dielectric Gate Insulator
24 - Meera Optimization of a Method for Estimating the Lead Concentration Curve of the X-Ray Fluorescence Instrument
19 - Pinar Fundamental Studies on Modification of Silicon Surfaces using APTES (3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane) for Neural Implant Applications
15 - Rajesh Fundamental Studies on High-k Materials Deposited using Atomic Layer Deposition Technique
05 - Deepthi Synthesis & Electrical Characterization of Silicon Nanoparticles for Electronic Applications

Spring 2006

Apr 2006  
12 - Amjad Processed High Capacitance Nanocomposite Dielectric for Printed Electronics Applications
        Hon Characterization of thin aluminum oxide films deposited using Atomic Layer Chemical Vapor Deposition
10 - Lixiao Qualitative and Quantitative Analyses of Parasite-induced knobs by Atomic Force Microscopy
        Pinar Silicon electrode surface modification with biomolecules to enhance neurocompatibility
05 - Deepthi Fabrication of Si nanowires using atomic layer deposition
Mar 2006  
31 - Rajesh XPS studies of ALD Al2O3 as barrier layer between ALD HfO2 and silicon substrate
        Prodyut XPS study of Hydrogen treated Cu(DEAE)2 precursor at 200 °C
        Deepthi Silicon Nanowires
        Peggy ALCVD of TiAlO deposition
        Manish Electrical Characterization of High-k films
24 - Chiun-Teh Multiferroic Structures
15 - Pinar Silicon electrode surface modification with biomolecules to enhance neurocompatibility
08 - Hon Characterization of thin aluminum oxide films deposited using Atomic Layer Chemical Vapor Deposition
Feb 2006  
24 - Prof. Sid Ghosh MBE Growth of Multifunctional Ferrites on Oxide Substrates
10 - Meera The site-specific calibration curve methodology for estimating the concentration of lead in soil using a portable X-Ray Fluorescence (P-XRF) instrument
03 - Manish High-k dielectrics
01 - Amjad Processed High Capacitance Nanocomposite Dielectric for Printed Electronics Applications
Jan 2006  
30 - Pinar Silicon electrode surface modification with biomolecules to enhance neurocompatibility
25 - Prof. Randall Meyer A First-Principles Analysis of Ag Sintering Mechanisms Over Alumina
18 - Xuemei TiAlO and TiAlON - High-k dielectric
11 - Deepthi Modeling the formation of Silicon Dioxide at Silicon and High-k Oxide Interfaces
   



Year 2005


Fall 2005

Dec 2005  
15 - Lixiao Surface charge in Scanning Electron Microscope
        Pinar Silicon electrode surface modification with biomolecules to enhance neurocompatibility
07 - Meera Building a Relationship Between Two Variables Using Regression Analysis: A Case Study
02 - Prodyut AES & XPS study of an Organometallic Copper ink reduced at 200 °C
Nov 2005  
21 & 23 - Pinar Silicon Electrode Surface Modification with Biomolecules to Enhance Neurocompatibility
Oct 2005  
28 - Rajesh (for Peggy) LPCVD of Thin TiO2 Films using TDEAT as Ti Source Gas & NH3 as Catalyst (Rehearsal for AVS Meet)
        Deepthi (for Peggy) MOCVD of Titanium Oxynitride Film using tetrakis(diethylamino)titanium (rehearsal for AIChE Meet)
        Rajesh ALD & Characterization of Hf and Al oxides on Si using metal amide precursors (Rehearsal for AVS Meet)
26 - Deepthi A Methodology for Controlled Growth of Si Nanowires (Rehearsal for AIChE Meet)
       Lixiao Thermodynamic Characterization of the Binding between Plasmodium falciparum MSP1-19 ligand to erythrocyte receptor band 3 loop 5ABC using biosensor technology (Rehearsal for AIChE Meet)
24 - Rajesh Atomic Layer Deposition & Characterization of aluminum oxide deposited on Si using tris(diethylamino)alane precursor & water (Rehearsal for AIChE Meet)
19 - Lixiao Improving Signals in Microfluidic Channels of Surface Plasmon Resonance Sensors
11 - Lixiao Observation of Knob-associated histidine-rich protein structures by using Transmission Electron Microscopy
05 - Manish Atomic Layer Chemical Vapor Deposition (ALCVD) of Aluminum Oxide using Tri-Methyl Aluminum (TMA) & Oxygen
Sep 2005  
30 - Prodyut XPS study of Cu(DEAE)2 film reduced at 200 °C
19 - Amjad Rehearsal for Wearable Technology Conference
14 - Deepthi Nanodot Synthesis & Device Fabrication
   

Summer 2008

August 2008  
18 - Howie Introduction to Field Effect Transistor, Atomic Layer Deposition & Chemical Analysis Techniques
08 - Jie High-κ dielectric BaHfO3 & laser annealed HfZrO2
01 - Qin Performance of OTFT using High-κ dielectric
     - Manish XPS of ALD Strontium Titanate films deposited using novel Sr & Ti precursors
     - Greg Nanotube Fabrication
July 2008  
30 - Adam ALD of Y2O3 & HfO2 films grown on Si
     - Kate Low Temperature ALD of HfO2 in Novel Configurations & Systems
     - Liz Approaches for the Estimation of the Pulse Wave Velocity of Cerberospinal Fluid in Spinal Canal
21 - Adam ALD of Y2O3 & HfO2 films grown on Si
     - Yi Using MOCVD Method to Deposit Multiferroic BiFeO3 Thin Films
     - Qian ALD of TiO2 using TDEAT & H2O as precursors
     - Liz Approaches for the Estimation of the Pulse Wave Velocity of Cerberospinal Fluid in Spinal Canal
     - Kate Low Temperature ALD of HfO2 in Novel Configurations & Systems
17 - Lin OTFTs based on Flexible Substrate with PVP-PMMA as Gate Dielectric
09 - Liz New Method to Calculate the Pulse Wave Velocity of Cerberospinal Fluid in Spinal Canal
     - Yi Using MOCVD Method to Deposit Multiferroic BiFeO3
     - Kate Low Temperature ALD of HfO2 in Novel Configurations & Systems
     - Qian ALD of TiO2 from TDEAT & H2O
     - Qin HfO2 deposition using CVD system
June 2008  
25 - Liz New Method to Calculate the Pulse Wave Velocity of Cerberospinal Fluid in Spinal Canal
     - Kate Low Temperature ALD of HfO2 in Novel Configurations & Systems
     - Adam ALD of Y2O3 & HfO2 Films Grown on Si
13 - Yi, Manish Multiferroic BiFeO3 Thin Films for Multifunctional Devices
10 - Jie Feng The Different Electrical Properties of High-κ Thin Films from Different Deposition Technology
         Liz The Pulse Wave Velocity of Cerebrospinal Fluid in the Spinal Canal
09 - Kate Literature Review of High-κ dielectrics
May 2008  
23 - Manish MOCVD of Multiferroic BiFeO3
15 - Lin Recent Improvements Made in the Study of OTFT
02 - Arinola Organic Dielectric Material for Organic Thin-Film Transistors
   

Spring 2005

April 2005  
26 - Rajesh Atomic Layer Deposition of high-k dielectric materials;
STEM/EELS analysis of HfO
2 on Si
20 - Pinar Polyimide Electrode Surface Modification with Biomolecules to Enhance Neurocompatibility
13 - Jennifer Jones An Introduction to Simple Transistor Fabrication
06 - Amjad Rasul Fabrication and Characterization of OFET Devices with Nanocomposite Gate Insulator
March 2005  
30 - Peggy LPCVD of TiO2 by using NH3 as catalyst
23 - Sayeeram Effect of Silicon Precursors containing one, two and three Si atoms in the molecule; on the Selective Epitaxial Growth of Silicon
16 - Amjad Rasul Electrical Characterization of Solution Processed BTO/Epoxy Nanocomposite Gate Insulator
09 - Prof. Takoudis How to write a good research paper?
02 - Rajesh (a) Atomic Layer Deposition of high-k dielectric materials
(b) STEM/EELS analysis of HfO
2 on Si annealed at 800°C
February 2005  
23 - Amjad Rasul Surface Characterization of Solution Processable BTO/Epoxy Nanocomposite for Organic Field Effect Transistors
15 - Deepthi Nanodots: Synthesis and Characterization
09 - Javier WIEN2k Simulations: First Principle Calculations of Electronic Properties
02 - Amjad Rasul Solution Processed Nanocomposite Gate Dielectric for Organic Field Effect Transistors
January 2005  
26 - Prodyut Reduction of copper hexanoate to metallic copper at 200 & 250 °C
        Lixiao The calculation of protein kinetics binding constants in optical sensor