Ant Ural

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 EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA, 2001.
    • Advisors: Prof. James D. Plummer and Dr. Peter B. Griffin
    • Dissertation Title: Atomic-scale mechanisms of impurity and self-diffusion in silicon
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA, 1997.
    • Area of specialization: Solid-state materials and devices
  • B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering and Physics, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA, 1995.
    • Graduated magna cum laude
    • Area of specialization: Electronic materials and devices

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Associate Professor (tenured), Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Nanoscience Institute for Medical and Engineering Technology (NIMET), University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA, 2010-present.
  • Visiting Scientist, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Nanoscale Science Department, Stuttgart, Germany, 2012-2013.
  • Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA, 2003-2010.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry and the Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA, 2001-2003.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Nanoscale electronic and photonic materials and devices. Nanoscience, nanofabrication, nanotechnology, and nanoengineering.  Emerging materials and devices beyond Moore’s law.  Fundamental electronic and optical properties of low-dimensional nanostructures.  Carbon nanotubes, semiconductor nanowires, graphene, and emerging 2D materials for electronic and photonic devices. Controlled growth and heterogeneous integration of nanomaterials with silicon technology.  Nanotechnology for energy and medical applications. 

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Junior Faculty Development Award, Southeastern Center for Electrical Engineering Education (SCEEE), 2006.
  • MRS Graduate Student Silver Award, for “significant and timely research” presented at the Materi­als Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting, San Francisco, California, USA, 2000.
  • The Corbett Prize, for “the best paper presented by a young scientist” at the 20th International Confer­ence on Defects in Semiconductors (ICDS-20), Berkeley, California, USA, 1999.
  • Solid State Industrial Affiliates Research Fellowship Award, Stanford University, 1995-1997.
  • The Peter Mark Prize, for “the best senior thesis in electronic materials and devices”, Princeton University, 1995.
  • Sigma Xi, elected to membership, 1995.
  • Tau Beta Pi, elected to membership, 1994.

EDITORIAL ACTIVITIES

  • Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology.
  • Member of editorial board of Nano Communications.

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), elected Senior Member, 2014.
  • Materials Research Society (MRS)
  • American Physical Society (APS)
  • Electrochemical Society (ECS)

 REVIEWER ACTIVITIES

  • Reviewer for journals:
    • IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, Physical Review Letters, Physical Review B, Applied Physics Letters, Journal of Applied Physics, ACS Nano, Advanced Materials, Nanotechnology, Nanoscale, Semiconductor Science and Technology, New Journal of Physics, Current Applied Physics, Critical Reviews in Solid State and Material Sciences, Europhysics Letters, and Carbon.
  • Reviewer for conference proceedings:
    • Materials Research Society (MRS) Symposium Proceedings and Proceedings of the SPIE – The International Society for Optics and Photonics.
  • Reviewer for grant proposals:
    • National Science Foundation (NSF) and American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund (ACS-PRF).

CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION ACTIVITIES

  • Member of technical program committee:
    • “Emerging Device Technology Beyond CMOS” session, IEEE International Reliability Physics Symposium (IRPS), Monterey, CA, USA (2013).
    • “Nanosensing: Materials, Devices, and Systems III” conference, SPIE Optics East 2007, Boston, MA, USA (2007).
    • “Nanomaterials Synthesis, Interfacing, and Integrating in Devices, Circuits, and Systems II” conference, SPIE Optics East 2007, Boston, MA, USA (2007).
    • “Nanomaterial Synthesis and Integration for Sensors, Electronics, Photonics, and Electro-Optics” conference, SPIE Optics East 2006, Boston, MA, USA (2006).
    • “Nanosensing: Materials and Devices II” conference, SPIE Optics East 2005, Boston, MA, USA (2005).
    •  “Nanostructure Integration Techniques for Manufacturable Devices, Circuits and Systems: Interfaces, Interconnects, and Nanosystems” conference, SPIE Optics East 2005, Boston, MA, USA (2005).
  • Session organizer:
    • “Nanotube: Material Synthesis and Devices” session, SPIE Optics East 2005, Boston, MA, USA (2005).
    • “Interfacing Nanostructures for Devices and Systems II” session, SPIE Optics East 2005, Boston, MA, USA (2005).
    • “Nanowires and nanotubes for sensing” session, SPIE Optics East 2004, Philadelphia, PA, USA (2004).
  • Session chair:
    •  “Nanostructure Oxide and Organic Nanofiber for Sensing” session, SPIE Optics East 2007, Boston, MA, USA (2007).
    •  “Synthesis, Assembly, Characteristics, and Integration of Nanostructure for Device Applications II” session, SPIE Optics East 2006, Boston, MA, USA (2006).
    • “Nanotube: Material Synthesis and Devices” session, SPIE Optics East 2005, Boston, MA, USA (2005).
    • “Interfacing Nanostructures for Devices and Systems II” session, SPIE Optics East 2005, Boston, MA, USA (2005).
    • “Nanowires and nanotubes for sensing” session, SPIE Optics East 2004, Philadelphia, PA, USA (2004).

INVITED TALKS

  • Ant Ural, “Electronic properties of carbon nanotube films and nanotube film-semiconductor junctions,” presented at the 215th Electrochemical Society (ECS) Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA (2009).
  • A. Behnam, Ant Ural, and G. Bosman, “Modeling and measurements of low frequency noise in single-walled carbon nanotube films with bulk and percolation configurations,” presented at the 20th International Conference on Noise and Fluctuations (ICNF 2009), Pisa, Italy (2009).
  • Ant Ural, A. Behnam, J. Johnson, and Y. Choi, “Percolation transport in single-walled carbon nanotube films: Experiment and Simulation,” presented at SPIE Optics East 2007, Boston, MA, USA (2007).
  • Ant Ural, “Electrical properties of single-walled nanotube films,” presented at SPIE Optics East 2006, Boston, MA, USA (2006).
  • Ant Ural, “Electric field assisted growth and assembly of carbon nanotubes for nanoelectronics and nanosensing applications,” presented at SPIE Optics East 2004, Philadelphia, PA, USA (2004).
  • P. B. Griffin and Ant Ural, “Interactions between silicon self-diffusion and dopant diffusion,” presented at the 195th Electrochemical Society (ECS) Meeting, Seattle, WA, USA (1999).

SHORT COURSES

  • Ant Ural, “Carbon Nanotubes: Properties, Growth, and Applications,” presented at SPIE Optics and Photonics 2005, San Diego, CA (2005).
  • Ant Ural, “Carbon Nanotubes: Properties, Growth, and Applications,” presented at SPIE Optics East 2004, Philadelphia, PA (2004).

SEMINAR TALKS

  • University of Hamburg, Germany (2015), University of California, Berkeley, USA (2009), Princeton University, USA (2009, 2001), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA (2009), Stanford University, USA (2006), University of Central Florida, USA (2004), University of Surrey, United Kingdom (2003), Intel Corporation, USA (2003), University of California, Davis, USA (2003), University of Notre Dame, USA (2003), Duke University, USA (2003), Virginia Tech, USA (2003), Caltech, USA (2001), AT&T Bell Labs, USA (2000)

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

  • Member of Lab Safety Committee, College of Engineering, University of Florida (2014-2016).
  • Member of Graduate Student Recruiting and Admissions Committee, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida (2004-2005 and 2009-2013).
  • Member of Ph.D. qualifying exam committee, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida (2009-2010 and 2014-2016).
  • Member of course development committees, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida (2005-2016).