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Ming-Cheng Cheng

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Associate Professor
138 CAMP
Clarkson University
PO Box 5720
Potsdam, NY 13699-5720

Phone: 315-268-7735
FAX: 315-268-7600

Educational Background
B.S., Electrophysics National Chiao Tung University (1980)
M.S. Systems Engineering Polytechnic University (Brooklyn) (1986)
Ph.D. Electrical Engineering Polytechnic University (Brooklyn) (1990)

Teaching Interests
Microelectronic circuits, solid-state devices, compound semiconductor devices, transport modeling for solid state devices. Courses taught include:

ES250 – Electrical Science
EE341 – Microelectronics
EE441/541 – Electronic Devices for IC Simulation
EE610 – ECE Seminar
EE641/PH641 – Charge Carrier Transport in Semiconductors

Research Interests
Dr. Cheng’s research interests are in general concerned with modeling and simulation of microelectronics and solid-state devices. These include heat flow modeling of interconnects and solid-state devices, thermal effects on solid-state device and IC performance/reliability, and simulation of advanced solid-state devices, including SOIs, MOSFETs, HEMTs, HBTs, quantum devices and spin transistors.

Selected Publications
Feixia Yu, Ming-C. Cheng, "Application of heat flow models to SOI current mirrors," Solid-State Electronics Vol. 48, pp. 1733-1739, Oct 2004.

Jun Lin, Min Shen, Ming-C. Cheng, M.L. Glasser, "Efficient thermal modeling of SOI MOSFETs for fast dynamic operation," IEEE Trans. Electron Devices, Vol. 51, pp. 1659-1666, Oct. 2004.

Ming Shen, Semion Saikin, Ming-C. Cheng, "Monte Carlo modeling of spin injection through a Schottky barrier and spin transport in a semiconductor quantum well," J. Appl. Phys., Vol. 96, pp. 4319-4325, Oct 2004.

Semion Saikin, Min Shen and Ming-C. Cheng, "Study of Spin-Polarized Transport Properties for Spin-FET Design Optimization," IEEE Trans. Nanotechnology, Vol. 3, pp. 173-179, March 2004.

Ming-C. Cheng, Feixia Yu, Peter Habitz, Goodarz Ahmadi, "Analytical heat flow modeling of silicon-on-insulator devices," Solid-State Electronics, Vol. 48, pp. 415-426, March 2004.

Min Shen, Semion Saikin, Ming-C. Cheng, Vladimir Privman, "Monte Carlo Modeling of Spin FETs Controlled by Spin-Orbit Interaction," Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, 65, pp. 351-363, March 2004.

Ming-C. Cheng, Feixia Yu, Jun Lin, Min Shen, Goodarz Ahmadi, "Steady-State and Dynamic Heat Flow Modeling of SOI MOSFET’s," Microelectronics Reliability, vol. 44, pp. 381-396, March 2004. (Invited paper)

Feixia Yu, Ming-C. Cheng, Peter Habitz and Goodarz Ahmadi, "Modeling of Thermal Behavior in SOI Structures," IEEE Trans. Electron Devices, Vol. 51, pp. 83-91, January 2004.

Ming-C. Cheng, R. Wettimuny, P. Habitz and G. Ahmadi, "Thermal simulation for SOI devices using thermal circuit models and device simulation," Solid St. Electronics, Vol. 47, pp. 345-351, Feb 2003.

Semion Saikin, Min Shen, Ming-C. Cheng, Vladimir Privman, "Semiclassical Monte Carlo Model for In-Plane Transport of Spin-Polarized Electrons in III-V Heterostructures," J. Appl. Phys., pp. 1769-1775, August 2003.