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Samson Mil'shtein


Samson Mil'shtein, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Professor, Director - AETC
Ball Hall 306


Solid State Devices, Biomedical Engineering, Biometrics

Research Interest

Quantum Electronics and Optoelectronics, Semiconductor Devices, Modeling and Design, Biomedical Engineering, Solar Cells

Educational Background

Ph.D., Rachah Institute of Physics of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1975
M.S., Institute of Solid State Physics, Academy of Science, 1970
M.Sc., State University of Odessa (USSR), 1963
B.S. State University of Odessa (USSR), 1961


1990-Present: Director of the Advanced Electronic Technology Center, UMass Lowell
1987-Present: Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, UMass Lowell
1998-1999: Assistant to the Dean of Engineering for Research, UMass Lowell
1985-1991: Adjunct Professor, Department of Physics, UMass Boston
1984-1986: Senior research scientist, Solid State Science Group, Cabot Corp., Billerica, MA
1982-1984: Scientific Consultant to European Research office of U. S. Army under contract with U. S. Army Electronic Devices Laboratories
1982-1983: Visiting Scientist, Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ 
1981-1982: President of Advanced Technology Ltd. (and Professor of Physics Depart., Ben-Gurion University)
1980-1981: Senior Lecturer at Physics Department of Ben Gurion University; Head of Semiconductor Physics Group, Beer-Sheva, Israel
1976-1980: Lecturer at Physics Department of Ben Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel
1974-1976: Researcher at Rachah Institute of Physics of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
1966-1973: Member of research staff at the Institute of Solid State Physics, Academy of Science, USSR
1964-1966: Research Fellow at the Institute of Marine Engineers, Odessa, USSR
1963-1964: Professor, College of Technology, Cherson, USSR

Honors and Awards: First Prize for Scientific Achievements of ISSP of the Academy of Science, USSR, 1971; Honorable mention in "Who's Who Among America's Teachers," Multiple Year Honoree since 2000

Professional Experience: Consulting for Electronic and Semiconductor Companies; Designed courses for industry - "Defects in Semiconductor Device Technology" (for MITRE Corp.), "Fundamentals of Semiconductors" (for Intel Corp.)

Scientific and Professional Organization Memberships: IEEE, MRS, Electron Microscopy Society and Member of National Board on Undergraduate Education

Member of Academy (Academician) of Natural Sciences of Kazakhstan Republic

Service Activities: Initiated Gifted High School Students program (1988), Initiated Science and Technology Early Outreach Program for middle schools (1996); Assistant to the Dean for Research (1999-2000); Coordinator of Young Engineers Academy (1987-present); Member of National Council for Undergraduate Studies (1996-present); Member of the Westford Academy advisory board

International Work: Co-chairman of the Conference on Semiconductor Dependency, August, 1987; Co-chairman of "International Scanning Electron Microscopy," 1992; Member of "International Conferences on Low-Dimensional Structures and Devices," 2004-2010; Member of the biannual International NASA Conferences on Space and Energy; Member of the editorial board of the "Journal of Scanning". Chairman of International Congress on Electronics and Computer Systems, July 2015, Barcelona, Spain.