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Dr. Toshishige Yamada
Research Professor of Engineering
Toshishige Yamada is a Research Professor of Engineering at Santa Clara University. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Physics from the University of Tokyo, Japan, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University, under the supervision of Professor D. K. Ferry. He worked for NEC Microelectronics Research Laboratories, Japan and NASA Ames Research Center. He has conducted physical modeling/analysis of nano/micro-materials and devices such as Josephson latch device, quantum wire, lateral surface superlattice, strained Si channel on SiGe substrate, atomic chain on substrate, nanotube FET, nanotube-STM system, gated nanotube semiconductor-metal diode, nanotube gas sensor and Schottky barrier (oxygen, ammonia), nanofiber device, nanowire FET (indium oxide, zinc oxide), nanowire device (indium antimonide), and metallic nanoisland (lead on silicon), emphasizing comparison with experiments. He is currently extending his activities to materials characterization as well as thermoelectric devices. He serves on the Editorial Board of J. Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience and is a member of the Committee of IEEE Santa Clara Valley Electron Device Society. He is a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Sigma Xi. He teaches Semiconductor Physics and Nanoelectronics at Santa Clara University, and Electromagnetic Fields and Waves at UC Santa Cruz.