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Ming-Cheng Cheng Promoted to Full Professor at Clarkson University

Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that Ming-Cheng Cheng has been promoted from associate professor to full professor of electrical & computer engineering in the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering. Promotion to professor is considered to be virtually the highest honor that a university can bestow upon its faculty.

Ming-Cheng ChengCheng arrived at Clarkson University in 2000 from University of New Orleans, where he was an associate professor in the electrical engineering department.

Cheng’s expertise is in the areas of physical modeling and simulation of solid-state devices, materials and thermal heating issues in semiconductor devices and integrated circuits (ICs). Since he arrived at Clarkson, his research has focused on electromagnetics simulation, physical and numerical modeling of semi-classical and quantum devices, and electro-thermal simulations of semiconductor devices and ICs.

He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of semiconductor devices, physics and technology, microelectronic circuits, and electromagnetics.

Cheng holds a bachelor of science degree from National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan, in electrophysics and master’s and Ph.D. degrees from Polytechnic University in systems engineering and electrical engineering, respectively.  

He was a summer visiting faculty at IBM Microelectronics in Burlington, Vt., in 2001 and a fellow in the NASA Faculty Fellowship program at NASA Glenn Research Center in 2005, 2010 and 2011. He also spent a year as a visiting senior researcher at Laboratoire de Photonique et de Nanostructures, CNRS, France, in 2006-2007.

Cheng has published 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and more than 40 refereed conference papers, and contributed to more than 70 conference/workshop presentations. He has one patent and has also delivered more than 25 invited talks in Asia, Europe and the U.S. since he arrived at Clarkson in 2000.

His research has been funded by such agencies as the National Science Foundation, Semiconductor Research Corporation, New York State Office of Science Technology & Academic Research, Army Research Office, and others.

One of Cheng’s recent papers published in Semiconductor Science and Technology was chosen by the Institute of Physics in the “IOP Select” collection for its novelty and potential impact on future research. He received the Best Paper Award from the 2003 IEEE Conference on Electron Devices and Solid-State Circuits.  He is also the recipient of the National Science Foundation Research Initiation Award in 1994 from the Solid State and Microstructures Engineering Program.  

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