Paul R. Berger is a Professor in Electrical & Computer Engineering at Ohio State University and Physics (by Courtesy). He is also a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Tampere University in Finland. He received the B.S.E. in engineering physics, and the M.S.E. and Ph.D. (1990) in electrical engineering, respectively, all from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Currently, Dr. Berger is actively working on quantum tunneling devices, printable semiconductor devices & circuits for IoT, bioelectronics, novel devices, novel semiconductors and applied physics.
Formerly, he worked at Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ (1990-’92) and taught at the University of Delaware in Electrical and Computer Engineering (1992-2000). In 1999, Prof. Berger took a sabbatical leave while working first at the Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany and then moved on to Cambridge Display Technology, Ltd., Cambridge, United Kingdom. In 2008, Prof. Berger spent an extended sabbatical leave at IMEC (Interuniversity Microelectronics Center) in Leuven, Belgium while appointed as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. And more recently he took a sabbatical leave in 2015-2016 at Tampere University of Technology.
He has authored ~130 articles, 5 book sections and been issued 25 patents with 3 more pending from 60+ disclosures with a Google Scholar H-index of 34. Some notable recognitions for Dr. Berger were an NSF CAREER Award (1996), a DARPA ULTRA Sustained Excellence Award (1998), Lumley Research Awards (2006, 2011), a Faculty Diversity Excellence Award (2009) and Outstanding Engineering Educator for State of Ohio (2014). He has been on the Program and Advisory Committees of numerous conferences, including the IEDM, DRC, ISDRS, EDTM and IFETC meetings. He will be hosting the IFETC in ’21 as General Chair. He currently is the Chair of the Columbus IEEE EDS/Photonics Chapter and Faculty Advisor to Ohio State’s IEEE Student Chapters. In addition, he is an elected member-at-large to the IEEE EDS Board of Governors (19’-21’), where he is also Vice Present of Strategic Directions (20’-21’) and a member of the EDS Finance Committee. He is a Fellow and Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE EDS and a Senior member of the Optical Society of America.
- Si-based Resonant Interband Tunnel Diodes for Quantum Functional Circuitry (mixed-signal, logic, and low power embedded memory) to Extend CMOS;
- Fully Printed Flexible Internet of Things Nodes with Energy Scavenging and Non toxic Energy Storage;
- Conjugated Polymer-based Flexible Electronics, Foldable Optoelectronics and Photovoltaics (i.e. point-of-use energy harvesting, conformable to flexible and curved surfaces);
- III-Nitride Quantum Tunneling Devices for Terahertz and Enhanced Performance
- Passive Millimeter Wave Imaging for Security and Safety via Si-based Backward Diode Sensors (i.e detect concealed weapons and airplane safety for sight through fog, smoke and light rain);
- Bioelectronics for in vivo Usage for Biosensing and Transmitting Bioelectrical Signals
- Nanoelectronics: Si-based Quantum Dot Nanoswitches and Tunneling FETs to Replace CMOS;