Introduction. Electrical Conduction in Metals and Alloys. Fundamentals of Semiconductor Materials. Fermi Energy Levels in Semiconductors. Semiconductor p-n Junctions. Semiconductor Devices. Linear Dielectric Materials. Optical Properties of Materials. Electrical and Optical Properties of Solar Cells. Ferroelectrics, Piezoelectrics, and Pyroelectrics. Magnetic Materials.
Pradeep P. Fulay is a Professor and Associate Dean for Research in the Statler College of Engineering at West Virginia University. Prior to joining Statler College, he was a professor in the Swanson School of Engineering at University of Pittsburgh from 1989 to 2012. Dr. Fulay earned his Ph.D. from University of Arizona in Tucson. From 2008 to 2011, Dr. Fulay served as Program Director (PD) in the Electrical, Communications, and Cybersystems (ECCS) division in the Engineering Directorate of the National Science Foundation. At NSF, he managed the electronic, magnetic, and photonic devices program and helped initiate the BioFlex program aimed at flexible electronics based devices for biomedical applications. Dr. Fulay has published several journal papers and holds US patents, he is an author of textbooks that are used around the world. Dr. Fulay is an elected Fellow of the American Ceramic Society. Jung Kun Lee is an Associate Professor and William Kepler Whiteford Faculty Fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at University of Pittsburgh (Pitt). He joined Pitt in September 2007 after more than 5 year service at Los Alamos National Laboratory as a Technical Staff Member as well as a Director's-funded Postdoctoral Fellow. He received his PhD degree from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Seoul National University, Korea. His research interests have been placed on material processing of electronic and optical materials, ion-beam synthesis of materials and domain engineering of ferroic materials. Currently, he focuses on the electronic and optical properties of semiconductor materials and their energy application with emphasis on solar energy harvesting. He is a recipient of NSF CAREER Award in 2009 and has attracted multiple external grants from NSF, DOE, NRC. He is also Associate Editor of IEEE Photonics Journal. The quality of his research is validated by more than 150 journal publications and multiple patents in various areas of functional properties of materials.
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