Alumnus Dr. Sanjay Banerjee, has been named as the recipient of the 2017 University Research Award, conferred by the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), in consultation with the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC).
Dr. Sanjay Banerjee is the Cockrell Family Regents Chair Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Director of the Microelectronics Research Center in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. He is currently active in the areas of ultra high vacuum and remote plasma-enhanced chemical vapour deposition for silicon-germanium-carbon heterostructure MOSFETs and nanostructures. He is also interested in the areas of ultra-shallow junction technology and semiconductor device modelling.
Dr. Banerjee will receive the award for excellence in technology research. Specifically, he will be honoured for contributions in MOS and nanostructure device modelling, Si-Ge-C heterostructure devices, and ultra-shallow junction technology. Before joining the Cockrell School of Engineering at UT Austin, Dr. Banerjee was at Texas Instruments from 1983-1987, where he worked on polysilicon transistors and dynamic random access trench memory cells used by Texas Instruments in the world’s first 4Megabit DRAM. He received his undergraduate degree from the IIT Kharagpur in Electrical Engineering in 1979. He did his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
He will jointly receive the award with Dr. Gabor C. Temes, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Oregon State University (OSU).
“Research is at the root of all innovation, breathing life into new technologies that have strengthened our industry, spurred economic growth, and improved people’s lives,” said John Neuffer, president and CEO of SIA, which represents U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research. “Throughout their careers, Professors Temes and Banerjee have epitomised excellence in scientific research, leading efforts to advance semiconductor technology and strengthen America’s technological leadership. We are pleased to recognise Dr. Temes and Dr. Banerjee for their groundbreaking achievements.”