Ant Ural

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 EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA, 2001.
    • Advisor: Prof. James D. Plummer, Co-advisor: 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, 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.  Controlled growth and heterogeneous integration of nanomaterials with silicon technology. Fundamental electronic and optical properties of low dimensional nanostructures.  Carbon nanotubes, semiconductor nanowires, graphene, and other emerging 2D materials for electronic and photonic devices, flexible electronics, advanced display technology, energy, biomedical, and IoT 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.
  • IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS)
  • IEEE Nanotechnology Council
  • Materials Research Society (MRS)
  • American Physical Society (APS)
  • The Electrochemical Society (ECS)
  • The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)