Connecticut Symposium on Microelectronics & Optoelectronics – October 2nd, 2020

TWENTY NINTH ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM: VIRTUAL

Nanotechnology in Electronics, Photonics, Biosensors, and Energy Systems.

Sponsored by the Connecticut Microelectronics & Optoelectronics Consortium SPIE UConn Chapter, Yale Center for Microelectronics Materials & Structures, Center for Research on Interface Structures and Phenomena @ Yale/SCSU UConn OVPR and University Events & Conference Services.

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Poster Papers

P1

Johanna Raphael, Tedi Kujofsa, J. E. Ayers, Comparison of Buffer Layer Grading Approaches in InGaAs / GaAs (001), UCONN.
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P2

Tedi Kujofsa, J. E. Ayers, A Modeling Study of Dislocation Sidewall Gettering in II-VI and III-V Semiconductor Heterostructures, UCONN
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P3

Tedi Kujofsa, J. E. Ayers, A Jogging and Weaving Model for Dislocation Interactions in Heterostructures Containing Strain Reversals, UCONN
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P4

P4. Eric Wang and Binlin Wu, Human glioma diagnosis and grading based on analysis of resonance Raman spectra using artificial intelligence, SCSU, Amity HS

Dr. Wu is an assistant professor at Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU). His research is focused on biomedical optical techniques for cancer imaging and diagnosis using light.
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P5

Raja Hari Gudlavalleti, Roman Mays, Evan Heller, Faquir Jain, High Mobility Transport in Ge Quantum Dot Nanocrystalline Channel for a-Si Thin Film Transistors, UCONN
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P6

Chengwu Zhang, Jie Qi, Tuo Gao, Brian Willis, Laser Assisted Area Selective Atomic Layer Deposition on Plasmonic Nanostructures, UCONN
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P7

Lauren Bledsoe, Dominick Hollister, Truc Min Nguyen, Matthew Sodoski, Bilal Khan, Roman Mays, Raja Hari Gudlavalleti, Evan Heller, Faquir Jain, Quantum Dot Gate (QDG) SRAMs: Fabrication and Modeling, UCONN
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P8

S. Singh, S. Riccardi, X. Lu, M. Platt, X. Wen, R. Gudlavalleti, R. Mays, B. Khan, and F. Jain, Modeling of Ligh Activated SCRs, UCONN
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P9

Thomas Link, S M Rakiul Islam, Sung-Yeul Park, Impedance Spectroscopy of Photovoltaic Module, UCONN

With the growing trend towards clean energy generation and storage, solar power plants utilizing photovoltaic (PV) panels have emerged as a main player among renewable energy resources. While popular, PV modules are especially susceptible to degradation over time. As a result, estimation of module aging is important for long term performance and reliability of PV modules.
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P10

Roman Mays, Raja Hara Gudlavalleti, Bilal Khan, Evan Heller, Faquir Jain, Electroluminescence in cladded Ge quantum dot structures, UCONN
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P11

John Grasso, is a PhD candidate at UCONN in the chemical engineering department. My research primarily focuses on the design and development of a spatial ALD reactor specialized in large-area deposition applications with interest in incorporation in perovskite photovoltaic fabrication.
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P12

Raihan Sayeed Khan, Nadim H. Kan’an, Jake Scoggin, Helena Silva and Ali Gokirmak, Multi-contact Phase Change Toggle Logic Device Utilizing Thermal Crosstalk, UCONN

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P13

Rian Tucci, Rahul Singhal, Thomas Sadowski, Jules Scanley, and Christine C. Broadbridge, Characterization of MnO2-MWCNT Nanocomposite Morphology for Supercapacitor Applications, SCSU

Supercapacitors, with long cycle lives and long-term efficiency, have potential to become an appealing alternative to the lithium-ion battery; however, the specific energy of these devices lags well behind current state-of-the-art lithium-ion batteries. Nevertheless, numerous opportunities exist to optimize supercapacitors through the rational manipulation of the structure and morphology of novel materials.
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P14

Shefalika Asthana, Srikanth Reddy Karna, Irine Ann Shelby, Biny Varghese, Sarosh Patel, Amaranthine: A Humanoid Robot, UB

This poster presentation is about a humanoid robot AMARANTHINE inspired from the INMOOV robot. We studied the design and structure of the robot and calculated and simulated the degrees of freedom of both the hands. We request you to give us the opportunity to show you the live demo of our project.
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P15

Nathaniel Keri, Ian Sands, Libo Zhou, Yupeng Chen, and Martin Han, Electrochemical characterization of nanotube coatings on silicon-based microelectrodes, UCONN

My name is Nathaniel Keri, I’m currently pursuing a Masters of Biomedical Engineering in the lab of Professor Martin Han. My work includes testing and enhancing microelectrodes towards the goal of eventually improving their performance in vivo.
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P16

Pejman Ghelich, Nicholas F. Nolta, and Martin Han, Sputtered Iridium Oxide Film (SIROF) Characterization on Implantable Neural Microelectrodes, UCONN

Pejman Ghelich is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Connecticut. His research is focused on the microfabrication and optimization of chronically implanted electrode arrays. Email: pejman.ghelich@uconn.edu
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P19

Alpaslan Ersöz, Insoo Kim, and Martin Han, A Portable and Multifunctional 16-Channel Neurostimulator System, UCONN

Alpaslan Ersoz received B.S.E.E. degree from the Selcuk University in Turkey in 2011 and the M.Sc. Bio. E from the Drexel University in the US IN 2017. He is now Ph.D. student at the Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Connecticut. He performs Ph.D research with developing portable neuromodulation systems and validation them with in vitro and in vivo experiments.
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P20

Saidjafarzoda Ilhom, Adnan Mohammad, Deepa Shukla, John Grasso, Brian Willis, Necmi Biyikli, Studying the role of N 2 /H 2 radicals in the plasma-induced microstructural transformation of ALD-grown InN films, UCONN

Saidjafarzoda Ilhom, a third year graduate student at UCONN in the Electrical and Computer Engineering. My research focuses on atomic layer deposition and characterization of III-nitride and metal-oxide semiconductors and their alloys.
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P21

Saidjafarzoda Ilhom, Adnan Mohammad, Deepa Shukla, John Grasso, Brian Willis, Necmi Biyikli, Towards as-grown crystalline β -Ga 2 O 3 films at sub-200 °C via plasma-enhanced atomic layer deposition, UCONN

Saidjafarzoda Ilhom, a third year graduate student at UCONN in the Electrical and Computer Engineering. My research focuses on atomic layer deposition and characterization of III-nitride and metal-oxide semiconductors and their alloys.
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P22

A. Mohammad,  Krishna D Joshi, S. Ilhoma, D. Shukla, J. Grasso , B. Willisd, Barrett Wells, A. K. Okyay and N. Biyikli, Low-temperature atomic layer deposition of Boron Nitride via hollow-cathode nitrogen plasmas: In-situ process monitoring and post-deposition annealing, UCONN

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P23

Adnan Mohammad, Krishna D Joshi, Deepa Shukla, Saidjafarzoda Ilhom, Brian Willis , Barrett Wells, Necmi Biyikli, Plasma-enhanced atomic layer deposition of vanadium oxide using TEMAV and oxygen plasma and post-deposition annealing, UCONN

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P24

Deepa Shukla and Necmi Biyikli, Low temperature growth of crystalline GaN film using hollow-cathode plasma-assisted atomic layer deposition for flexible devices, UCONN

Deepa Shukla, Adnan Mohammad, Saidjafarzoda Ilhom, Brian Willis and Necmi Biyikli Low temperature growth of crystalline GaN film using hollow-cathode plasma-assisted atomic layer deposition for flexible devices.
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P27

N. R. Butterfield, R. Mays, B. Khan, R. Gudlavalleti, F.C Jain, Quantum Dot Gate (QDG) Quantum Dot Channel (QDC) Multistate Logic Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) with High-K Dielectric HfO2 Barriers, UCONN

Nathan Butterfield earned an MSEE from the University of Connecticut under Dr. F. C. Jain. Currently a Thin Films Equipment Development Engineer with Micron in Boise Idaho.
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P29

Kenneth Jimenez and Binlin Wu, Distinguish human breast cancer cells with different metastatic abilities using resonance Raman spectroscopy and machine learning, SSCU.

Dr. Binlin Wu is an assistant professor at Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU). His research is focused on biomedical optical techniques for cancer imaging and diagnosis.
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Oral Papers

S1P1

John E. Ayers, Tedi Kujofsa, Johanna Raphael, and Md Tanvirul Islam, “Recent Advances in the Modeling of Strain Relaxation and Dislocation Dynamics in InGaAs/GaAs (001) Heterostructures”
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S1P2

Dr. Sanjubala Sahoo is a Research Scientist at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Innovation Partnership Building at the University of Connecticut. She expertises on the quantum mechanical first-principles computation of materials properties. Her current interests are surface phenomena of metals, catalysis and fuel cell technology.
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S1P3

Real-time in-situ monitoring atomic layer co-dosing process for Aluminum doped ZnO layers: A competitive nature of reactions between the TMA and DEZ precursors
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S2P-

Strong Mid-Infrared Photoresponse in Twisted Bilayer Graphene.
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S2P2

Maruf Bhuiyan completed his PhD from Yale University and currently with IBM Research working towards logic scaling.
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S2P3

Low-Temperature Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition of SiGeSn for Photonic Integrated Circuit Applications
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S3P2

M. Chang, S. Das, D. Montrone and T. Chakraborty, Systems for implementing data communication with security tokens, Domani Systems, Shelton, CT.
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S3P3

This paper presents a smart maximum power point tracker (MPPT) integrated low-power RF energy harvester. MPPT mechanism has been implemented in the DC-DC boost converter in order to increase the supply voltage tolerance limits with the variation of the RF input power. The paper presents a fractional open circuit voltage (FOCV) algorithm based MPPT controller which is used to collect data by using which a machine learning model will be trained.
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S4P2

Nicholas Nolta’s mission is to make brain-machine interfaces a clinical reality. He completed his PhD at the University of Utah in the lab of Patrick Tresco studying the foreign body response to Utah Electrode Arrays in the rat brain and how it affected device performance. Now, he is a postdoc in Martin Han’s lab at the University of Connecticut working to improve the materials longevity of 3D silicon-based neural microelectrodes. In this presentation, a novel and widely-applicable technique of recessing (burying) the conducting traces within the silicon substrate is described and characterized.
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S4P3

Raja Hari, is currently doing PhD in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Connecticut, Storrs.
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S5P3

Krishna R. Pattipati is currently the Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor and the UTC Professor of Systems engineering in the department of electrical and computer engineering at UConn. His research interests are in the application of systems theory, optimization and inference techniques to agile planning, anomaly detection, diagnostics and prognostics. Prof. Pattipati was elected a Fellow of the IEEE in 1995 for his contributions to discrete-optimization algorithms for large-scale systems and team decision-making. He served as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on SMC-Cybernetics during 1998-2001.
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S5P2

Prof Lei Wang Joined UConn in 2004. Before that he was with Microprocessor Technology Laboratories, Hewlett-Packard Company, in Fort Collins, CO, where he participated in the design of the first dual-core multi-threaded Itanium microprocessor, a joint project between Intel and Hewlett-Packard. His research areas include VLSI circuits and systems for low power, high performance, variation tolerance, and hardware security.
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