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Craig Armiento
Craig ArmientoProfessor, Director, Printed Electronics Research Collaborative (PERC), Co-Director, Raytheon-UMass Lowell Research Institute (RURI); Director, Center for Photonics, Electromagnetics and Nanoelectronics (CPEN)
  • College
    Francis College of Engineering
  • Department
    Electrical & Computer Eng
  • Phone
    (978) 934-3395
  • Email

Research Interests

Printed Electronics & Antennas, Photonic Devices, Advanced Packaging, Flex-Hybrid Integration & RFID

Prof. Armiento's research interests include photonic and electronic devices, optical fiber networks, printed electronics and semiconductor processing.

Education

  • Ph D, (1983), Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Cambridge Massachusetts
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Impact Ionization in (100), (110)- and (111)-Oriented InP Avalanche Photodiodes
  • MS, (1977), Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Cambridge, Massachusetts.
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Measurement of Minority Carrier Lifetimes in PbSnTe Diode Lasers
  • BS, (1974), Manhattan College - Manhattan, New York.

Biography

Craig Armiento is a Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. In addition to directing Printed Electronics Research Collaborative (PERC), he is also Director of the Center for Photonics, Electromagnetics and Nanoelectronics (PEN). He is a founder and Co-Director of the Raytheon-UMass Lowell Research Institute (RURI). Prof. Armiento served as ECE Department Chair from 2005-2011. Prof. Armiento’s current research interests are printed electronics and antennas, photonic devices, advanced packaging, Flex-Hybrid integration and RFIDs. Prof. Armiento teaches courses in Electronics, Solid State Devices and Fiber Optic Communications.

Prior to coming to UMass Lowell in 2003, Prof. Armiento had over twenty years of industrial R&D experience. He led research projects at GTE Laboratories (now Verizon) on projects including Fiber-to-the-Home (now FiOS), optoelectronic hybrid integration, III-V device fabrication and GaAs ICs. He also was Director of Optical Networking at Lightchip Optical Networks Inc. and was a researcher at M.I.T. Lincoln laboratory. Prof. Armiento has over 100 publications and presentations and 16 U.S. patents. He received his Ph.D., E.E. and S.M. degrees in Electrical Engineering from M.I.T and a B.S.E.E from Manhattan College.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Eta Kappa Nu, Scholarship/Research - Electrical Engineering Honor Society
  • Highest technical award in GTE Corporation (now Verizon), Service, Professional - GTE Warner Award
  • Honors Program Faculty Mentor of the Year, Teaching
  • Senior Member, Service, Professional - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
  • Tau Beta Pi, Scholarship/Research - Engineering Honor Society
  • Faculty Teaching Award, Electrical & Computer Engineering Dept. (2004), Teaching
  • Faculty Teaching Award, Electrical& Computer Dept (2003), Teaching

Selected Publications

  • Haghzadeh, M., Armiento, C., Akyurtlu, A. (2017) "All-Printed Flexible Microwave Varactors and Phase Shifters Based on a Tunable BST/Polymer," IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques PP:99 pp. 1-13
  • Haghzadeh, M., Jaradat, H., Armiento, C., Akyurtlu, A. (2016) "Design and simulation of fully printable conformal antennas with BST/polymer composite based phase shifters," Progress In Electromagnetics Research 62: pp. 167 - 178
  • Hajisaeid, E., Haghzadeh, M., Shone, M., Mooney, P., Panwar, A., Barry, C.M., Mead, J.L., Armiento, C., Akyurtlu, A. (2016) "Printed tunable frequency selective surface on a developed flexible functionalized ceramic-polymer based substrate," IEEE Phased Array Conference pp. 1–5
  • Haghzadeh, M., Armiento, C., Akyurtlu, A. (2016) "Microwave dielectric characterization of flexible plastic films using printed electronics," IEEE/MTT-S 87th ARFTG Microwave Measurement Conference
  • Haghzadeh, M., Armiento, C., Akyurtlu, A. (2016) "Fully printed varactors and phase shifters based on a BST/polymer ink for tunable microwave applications," IEEE/MTT-S International Microwave Symposium 2016-August:
  • Haghzadeh, M., Armiento, C., Akyurtlu, A. (2015) "Electrostatic and full wave simulations of interdigitated BST varactors with buried plates," pp. 1-2
  • Haghzadeh, M., Bhowmik, L.M., Armiento, C., Akyurtlu, A. (2014) "Printed tunable miniaturized Frequency Selective Surface with BST/polymer composite filled interdigital capacitors," pp. 154-154
  • Bhowmik, L., Armiento, C., Akyurtlu, A., Chirravuri, J., McCarroll, C. (2014) "Design of Printed X-Band Patch Antenna Arrays with Switched Line Phase Shifters," 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation & USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting
  • Haghzadeh, M., Bhowmik, L., Armiento, C., Akyurtlu, A. (2014) "Printed Turntable Miniaturized Frequency Selective Surface with BST/Polymer Composite filled Interdigital Capacitors," 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation & USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting
  • Vaillancourt, J., Akyurtlu, A., Armiento, C. (2014) "Design and Fabrication of Printed, Carbon nanotube Transistors Operating in the GHz Range for Electronic Systems," CIMTEC 2014, 6th Forum on New Materials
  • Bhowmik, L., Armiento, C., Akyurtlu, A., Miniscalco, W., Chirravuri, J., McCarroll, C. (2013) "Design and analysis of conformal ku-band microstrip patch antenna arrays," IEEE International Symposium on Phased Array Systems and Technology pp. 815-820
  • Zheng, L., Vaillancourt, J., Armiento, C., Lu, X. (2006) "Thermo-optically tunable fiber ring laser without any mechanical moving parts," Optical Engineering 45:7
  • Lockwood, H.F., Haugsjaa, P.O., Armiento, C., Boudreau, R.A. (1994) "Hybrid optoelectronic integration and packaging," Optoelectronic Integration: Physics, Technology and Applications pp. 375-422
  • Rothman, M.A., Shieh, C.L., Negri, A.J., Thompson, J.A., Armiento, C., Holmstrom, R.P., Kaur, J. (1993) "Monolithically integrated laser/rear-facet monitor arrays with V-groove for passive optical fiber alignment," Photonics Technology Letters, IEEE 5:2 pp. 169-171
  • Armiento, C., Negri, A.J., Tabasky, M.J., Boudreau, R.A., Rothman, M.A., Fitzgerald, T.W., Haugsjaa, P.O. (1992) "Gigabit transmitter array modules on silicon waferboard," Components, Hybrids, and Manufacturing Technology, IEEE Transactions on 15:6 pp. 1072-1080
  • Armiento, C., Tabasky, M., Jagannath, C.J., Fitzgerald, T.W., Shieh, C.L., Barry, V., Rothman, M., Negri, A., Haugsjaa, P.O., Lockwood, H.F. (1991) "Passive coupling of InGaAsP/InP laser array and singlemode fibres using silicon waferboard," Electronics Letters 27:12 pp. 1109-1111
  • Regan, R.J., Butler, S.J., Armiento, C., Rock, F.C. (1987) "Static induction transistors-HF to X band," Microwave Journal 30:

Selected Presentations

  • Printed Electronics Research for RF/Microwave Applications - Karles Invitational Conference on Additive Manufacturing, August 2016
  • A Fully Printed, Optically Transparent, and Electrostatically Tunable Frequency Selective Surface with BST-Polymer Based Varactors - 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation & USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, June 2016 - San Juan, PR
  • Tunable, Printed RF Electronics - iMAPS Workshop on Additive Manufacturing and Printed Electronics, June 2016 - Lowell MA
  • Fully Printed Varactors and Phase Shifters Based on a BST/Polymer Ink for Tunable Microwave Applications - IEEE/MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, May 2016 - San Francisco, CA
  • Printed Electronics Research for RF/Microwave Applications at the Raytheon-UMass Lowell Research Institute - 2016 FLEX Conference, February 2016 - Monterey, CA
  • Ferroelectric BST ink for Printed Tunable RF and MW Devices - 15th Flexible and Printed Electronics Conference & Exhibition, February 2016 - Monterey, CA
  • Printed Electronics for the Defense Industry: Technology Development Through Corporate/Government/Academic Partnerships - Printed Electronics Symposium 2015, November 2015
  • Printed interdigitated ferroelectric varactors for reconfigurable antennas - Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS), July 2015 - Prague, Czech Republic
  • Printed interdigitated ferroelectric varactors for reconfigurable antennas - Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS), July 2015 - Prague, Czech Republic
  • Fully Printed Varactors and Phase Shifters Based on a BST/Polymer Ink for Tunable Microwave Applications - IEEE/MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, May 2015 - San Francisco, CA
  • Electrostatic and full wave simulations of buried-plates interdigitated BST varactors - 31st Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society Conference, March 2015 - Williamsburg, VA
  • Design and Analysis of 16 GHz Cylindrical Conformal 1x2 Microstrip Patch Antenna Array - 2013 Phased Array Radar Conference, September 2013 - Waltham, MA
  • Assistive Technology: Teaching Engineering Design with Social and Global Impact - International Technology, Education and Development Conference, March 2010 - Valencia, Spain
  • Avalanche Photodetector Design for the Mid-Infrared using GaSb-Based Alloys - Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS), March 2007 - Beijing, China
  • A Longwave Infrared (LWIR) Photodetector Based on Nonlinear Absorption in InAs/GaAs Quantum Dots - IEEE Proceedings of the International Symposium on Biophotonics, Nanophotonics and Metamaterials, October 2006 - Hanhzhou, China
  • Optically Addressed MEMS Deformable Mirrors Driven via an Array of Photodetectors - Optical Society of America (OSA) Annual Meeting, October 2006 - Rochester, NY
  • Optically Addressed MEMS Deformable Mirrors Driven via an Array of Photodetectors - SPIE Optics East, October 2006 - Boston, MA
  • Dynamic Control of DWDM Networks Using Optical Wavelength Managers - SPIE ITCOM Conference, July 2002
  • RF Optoelectronic Transmitter and Receiver Arrays on Silicon Waferboards - SPIE Symposium on Optoelectronic Packaging, Conference 2691 (Broadband and OEIC Interconnects), February 1996 - San Jose, CA
  • ARPA Analog Optoelectronic Module Program: Packaging Challenges for Analog Optoelectronic Arrays - 1995 Electronics Components and Technology Conference, (ECTC), 1995
  • Silicon Waferboard Alignment of Laser Arrays to Single-Mode Optical Fiber for Analog Optoelectronic Module Applications - 1995 SPIE Symposium on Laser Diode Chip and Packaging Technology, Conference 2610 (Photonics Technologies for Voice, Video and Data Communications), October 1995 - Philadelphia, PA
  • Challenges for Optoelectronic Hardware in Fiber-to-the Home Systems - 1995 IEEE Princeton Section Sarnoff Symposium, April 1995
  • Optoelectronic Packaging for Computer and Communication Systems - 1993 Fall Meeting of the Material Research Society, 1993 - Boston, MA
  • Fluxless Die bonding for Optoelectronics - Electronics Components and Technology Conference, June 1993 - Orlando, FL
  • Photonic Subsystem Design Based on Hybrid Optoelectronic Integration on Silicon Substrates - Optical Design for Photonics Meeting, March 1993 - Palm Springs, CA
  • Assembly and Packaging Approaches for Optoelectronic Integration - SPIE OE Lase 93, January 1993 - Los Angeles, CA
  • Laser/Rear Facet Monitor Arrays with Monolithically Integrated V-Groove for Passive Optical Fiber Alignment - 1992 IEEE LEOS Annual Meeting, November 1992 - Boston, MA
  • Passive Alignment Mechanics: Semiconductor Laser Arrays to SMF - 1992 IEEE LEOS Annual Meeting, November 1992 - Boston, MA
  • Silicon Waferboard: Challenges and Opportunities for Low-Cost Optoelectronic Subsystems - 1992 IEEE LEOS Annual Meeting, November 1992 - Boston, MA
  • Hybrid Optoelectronic Integration/Packaging on Silicon - SHARP Advanced Technology Workshop, August 1992 - Bloomington, IN
  • A Silicon Waferboard Approach to Optoelectronic Packaging - Summer Topical Meeting on Integrated Optoelectronics, August 1992 - Santa Barbara, CA
  • Optoelectronic Subsystems on Silicon Waferboard - DARPA DRSC Optical Arrays and Packaging Workshop, July 1992 - LaJolla, CA
  • Four-Channel, Long-Wavelength Transmitter Arrays Incorporating Passive Laser/Single Mode Fiber Alignment on Silicon Waferboard - 1992 Electronics Components Technology Conference (ECTC), May 1992 - San Diego, CA
  • Optoelectronic Integration of Transmitter and Receiver Arrays on Silicon Waferboard - Packaging, Interconnects and Optoelectronics for the Design of Parallel Computers Workshop, March 1992 - Schaumburg, IL
  • Hybrid Wafer Scale Packaging of Laser Diodes and Multichip Module Technology - SPIE OE/Lase '92, January 1992 - Los Angeles, CA
  • Multichamber RIE Processing for InGaAsP Ridge Waveguide Laser Arrays - Fall Meeting of the Material Research Society, December 1991 - Boston, MA
  • Silicon Waferboard: Optical Interconnects and MCM Technology - DuPont Symposium on High Density Interconnect Technology, October 1991
  • Hybrid Optoelectronic Integration on Silicon - Symposium on High Density Integration in Communications and Computer Systems, October 1991 - Waltham, MA
  • Silicon Waferboard: Extension of MCM Technology into the Optical Domain - 1991 International Electronic Packaging Conference, September 1991 - San Diego, CA
  • Hybrid Optoelectronic Integration of Transmitter Arrays on Silicon Waferboard - SPIE OE/Fibers: Symposium on Integrated Optoelectronics for Communication and Processing, September 1991 - Boston, MA
  • A 1.3 ìm Ridge Waveguide Laser on Si and GaAs Substrates by Thin Film Transfer - Third Conference on InP and Related Compound Materials, April 1991 - Cardiff, Wales
  • Passive Coupling of an InGaAsP/InP Laser Array and Single Mode Fibers Using Silicon Waferboard - Optical Fiber Communications Conference, February 1991 - San Diego, CA
  • A Novel, Thermally-Stable InGaAs/GaAs Structure for 1.3 ìm IMSM Photodiodes - 1990 IEEE LEOS Annual Meeting, November 1990 - Boston, MA
  • Multichamber RIE Processing for III-V Optoelectronic Devices - SPIE Symposium on Multichamber and In-Situ Processing of Electronic Materials, September 1990 - Santa Clara, CA
  • Partial Intermixing of Strained InGaAs/GaAs Quantum Wells - Workshop on MQW Mixing and MQW Optoelectronic Devices, September 1990 - Island of Jersey, UK
  • Quantum Well Shape Modification Using Vacancy Generation and Rapid Thermal Annealing - Workshop on MQW Mixing and MQW Optoelectronic Devices, September 1990 - Island of Jersey, UK
  • Thermally Induced Quantum Well Shape Modification in Strained Heterostructures - 5th International Conference on Superlattices and Microstructures, August 1990 - Berlin
  • 1.3 ìm InGaAs/GaAs Interdigitated Metal-Semiconductor-Metal Photodetectors - Integrated Photonics Research Conference, March 1990 - Hilton Head, SC
  • Effect of Annealing on Strained InGaAs/GaAs Quantum Wells - 1989 Fall Meeting of the Material Research Society, November 1989 - Boston, MA
  • Thermal Stability of Strained InGaAs/GaAs Single Quantum Wells - 1989 Fall Meeting of the Material Research Society, November 1989 - Boston, MA
  • Intermixing of GaAs/AlGaAs Quantum Wells by Low Energy Ion Implantation and Rapid Thermal Annealing - 1989 Electronic Material Conference, June 1989 - Cambridge, MA
  • GaAs/AlGaAs Quantum Well Shape Modification Using Low Energy Ion Implantation and Rapid Thermal Annealing, March 1989
  • GaAs/AlGaAs Quantum Well Mixing Using Low Energy Ion Implantation and Rapid Thermal Annealing - 1988 Fall Material Research Society Meeting, November 1988 - Boston, MA
  • Rapid Thermal Annealing of GaAs/AlGaAs Double Quantum Wells - 1988 Fall Material Research Society Meeting, November 1988 - Boston, MA
  • Photoluminescence Study of Uniaxial Tension in Patterned Stripes of GaAs/Si - Fifteenth International Conference on GaAs and Related Compounds, September 1988 - Atlanta, GA
  • OMVPE Growth and Characterization of GaAs on Si for Device Applications - 1988 Spring Material Research Society Meeting, April 1988 - Reno, NV
  • Investigations of Coupled Double GaAs/AlGaAs Quantum Wells - March Meeting of the American Physical Society, March 1988 - New Orleans, LA
  • Effect of Electric Fields on Excitons in Coupled Double Quantum Wells - 1987 Fall Material Research Society Meeting, November 1987 - Boston, MA
  • Room Temperature Optical Studies of GaAs/AlGaAs Coupled Double Quantum Wells - 1987 Fall Material Research Society Meeting, November 1987 - Boston, MA
  • Electric Field Dependence of Excitons in GaAs/AlGaAs Coupled Quantum Wells - Fourteenth International Conference on GaAs and Related Compounds, September 1987
  • GaAs Digital Integrated Circuits - 1987 International Microwave Symposium/Brazil, July 1987 - Rio de Janiero, Brazil
  • Optical Characterization of Stress Effects in GaAs/Si - 1986 International Symposium on GaAs and Related Compounds, September 1986
  • Capless Rapid Thermal Annealing of GaAs Using an Enhanced Overpressure Proximity (EOP) Technique - State of the Art Program on Compound Semiconductors, May 1986 - Boston, MA
  • Formation of Device Quality p-type Layers in GaAs Using Co-implantation of Mg+ and As+ and Capless Rapid Thermal Annealing - 1986 Spring Materials Research Society Meeting, April 1986 - Anaheim, CA
  • Point Defect Evolution During Rapid Thermal Annealing of Si-Implanted GaAs - 1987 Spring Materials Research Society Meeting, April 1986
  • LPE Growth and Characterization of InP Photodiodes - 2nd NATO Workshop on Material Aspects of InP, 1983 - Hyannis, MA
  • Impact Ionization in (100)-, (110)- and (111)-Oriented InP Avalanche Photodiodes - 1983 Device Research Conference, June 1983 - Burlington, VT
  • Guarded Avalanche Photodiodes in InP Fabricated by a Double Ion Implantation Technique - 1979 Device Research Conference, June 1979 - Boulder, CO
  • Ionization Coefficients of Electrons and Holes in InP - 1979 Device Research Conference, June 1979 - Boulder, CO
  • An Analysis of the Effects of Interface Recombination on the Transient Response of Double Heterostructure Devices - 1977 Device Research Conference, June 1977 - Ithaca, NY

Selected Intellectual Property

  • Patent - Armiento, C., Cooperman, M., Forcucci, A., Lovell, J."Method and Apparatus for Calculating the Number of Very High Speed Digital Subscriber Line Nodes," 6,768,777 United States
  • Patent - Armiento, C., Jagannath, C., Tabasky, M., Fitzgerald, T., Lockwood, H., Haugsjaa, P., Rothman, M., Barry, V., Stern, M."Method and Device for Passive Alignment of Diode Lasers and Optical Fibers," 2,046,716 Patent Cooperation Treaty
  • Patent - Armiento, C., Cooperman, M."Broadband Architectures Using Existing Twisted Pair," 6,445,712 United States
  • Patent - Armiento, C., Rothman, M., Shieh, C., Thompson, J., Negri, A."Method for Forming a Semiconductor Device Structure Having a Laser Portion," 6,090,635 United States
  • Patent - Armiento, C., Tabasky, M., Cataldo, V., Fitzgerald, T., Chirravuri, J., Haugsjaa, P."Waferboard Structure," 5,436,996 United States
  • Patent - Armiento, C., Rothman, M., Shieh, C., Thompson, J., Negri, A."Monolithically Integrated Semiconductor Structure and Method of Fabricating Such Structure," 5,355,386 United States
  • Patent - Armiento, C., Elman, B., Koteles, E., Melman, P."Bandgap Tuning of Semiconductor Quantum Well Structures," 5,238,868 United States
  • Patent - Armiento, C., Tabasky, M., Cataldo, V., Fitzgerald, T., Chirravuri, J., Haugsjaa, P."Waferboard Structure and Method of Fabricating," 5,182,782 United States
  • Patent - Armiento, C., Jagannath, C., Tabasky, M., Fitzgerald, T., Lockwood, H., Haugsjaa, P., Rothman, M., Barry, V., Stern, M."Method and Device for Passive Alignment of Diode Lasers and Optical Fibers," 5,163,108 United States
  • Patent - Armiento, C., Jagannath, C., Tabasky, M., Fitzgerald, T., Lockwood, H., Haugsjaa, P., Rothman, M., Barry, V., Stern, M."Method and Device for Passive Alignment of Diode Lasers and Optical Fibers," 5,077,878 United States
  • Patent - Armiento, C., Choudhury, A., Jagannath, C., Elman, B."Thermally-Stable Structure for IMSM Photodetectors on GaAs Substrates," 5,053,843 United States
  • Patent - Armiento, C."Method of Fabricating a Junction FET," 1,269,764 Patent Cooperation Treaty
  • Patent - Armiento, C., Prince, F."Method of Treating Bodies of III-V Compound Semiconductor Material," 4,820,651 United States
  • Patent - Armiento, C."Method of Fabricating a Junction Field Effect Transistor," 4,729,967 United States
  • Patent - Armiento, C., Norris, P."A Process for Fabricating Complementary Modulation-Doped (CMOD) Circuits," 4,603,469 United States

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Printed Electronics for Added MMIC Functionality, Rapid Prototyping and Heterogen (2014), -
    Armiento, C. (Principal)
  • Investigation of Tunable Materials for Frequency Selective Surface (FSS) Applicat (2013), -
    Armiento, C. (Co-Principal)
  • Flexible, Printed Phased-Array Antennas (2012), - Raytheon Corp
    Armiento, C.
  • Investigation of Frequency Selective Surfaces (FSSs) (2012), - Raytheon Corp
    Armiento, C.
  • US-Turkish Workshop on Assistive Technology (2010), - National Science Foundation
    Armiento, C. (Co-Principal)
  • MRI: Acquisition of the Multi-Probe Wide-Temperature Parameter Analysis System for Low-Voltage Low-Noise Measurements (2009), - National Science Foundation
    Armiento, C. (Co-Principal), Margala, M. (Principal)
  • MEMS Spatial Light Modulators with Integrated Control Photo-Sensors for Wave-Front Metrology and Correction (2005), - Air Force Research Laboratory/SNHC
    Armiento, C.
  • Development of Long Wavelength Technologies and Devices (2004), - Air Force Research Laboratory/SNHC
    Armiento, C.