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Samson Mil'shtein

Samson Mil'shtein is a Professor in the Francis College of Engineering's Electrical & Computer Engineering Dept. at UMass Lowell as well as the Director of the AETC
Professor Samson Mil'shteinProfessor, Director - AETC
  • College
    Francis College of Engineering
  • Department
    Electrical & Computer Eng
  • Phone
    (978) 934-3310
  • Office
    Ball Hall - BL-306
  • Email

Research Interests

Solid State Devices, Quantum and Optoelectronics, Biomedical Engineering, Biometrics, MEMs, Solar Cells

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


  • Ph D: Applied Physics, (1975), Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Jerusalem
  • Ph D: Solid State Physics, (1970), Institute of Solid State Physics, Acad. of Sc.
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Solid State Physics PhD 1970
  • MS: Solid State Physics, (1963), State University of Odessa - U.S.S.R
  • BS: Solid State Physics, (1961), State University of Odessa - U.S.S.R


1987 -Dr. Sam Mil’shtein is Professor of ECE Dept. of UMass Lowell. 1998-1999- Assistant Dean of Engineering for Research.1990-director Advanced Electronic Technology Center.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Prof. S. Mil’shtein was elected to be a Member (Academician) of the Academy of Science of Republic of Kazakhstan 2015 (2015), Scholarship/Research - Academy of Science Republic of Khazakstan
  • First prize of ISSP Academy of Science of USSR for scientific achievements (1971) - Academy of Science of USSR

Selected Publications

  • Halilov, S., Dahany, A., MilÕshtein, S. () Low Noise Dual Gate Enhancement Mode MOSFET with Quantum Valve in the Channel
  • S, H., S, M. (2015) "Effective mass discontinuity and current oscillations in stratified systems.", Journal of Physics: D Applied Physics 48:46 pp. 1
  • Mil’shtein, S., Leger, C., Pillai, A., Durkee, Z., Sharma, S. (2015) "Miniature contactless fingerprinting device", Google Patents
  • Mil’shtein, S., Durkee, Z., Leger, C., Buzawa, C., Gribov, A., Dahany, A. (2015) "System and methods for contactless biometrics-based identification", Google Patents
  • Mil’shtein, S., Pillai, A., Nair, D.P., Karumuri, A. (2014) "Hetero-Structure p-i-n Solar Cell with High Efficiency.", AIP Conference Proceedings 1598: pp. 175 - 177
  • Kwende, R., Pillai, A., Mil’shtein, S. (2014) "Hetero-structure P-I-N-I-P Solar Cell with Virtual Collector.", AIP Conference Proceedings 1598: pp. 178
  • Palma, J., Mil'shtein, S. (2014) "Off state breakdown behavior of AlGaAs/InGaAs field plate pHEMTs", American Institute of Physics Inc 1598: pp. 225-228
  • Mil’shtein, S., Wilson, S., Pillai, A. (2014) "Selective P-I-N Photodetector with Resonant Tunneling.", AIP Conference Proceedings 1598: pp. 181 - 184
  • Palma, J., Mil'shtein, S. () "Determination of Off-State Breakdown Mechanisms in AlGaAs/InGaAs/GaAs pHEMTs", IEEE Proceed on Electron Devices
  • Liessner, C., Mil'shtein, S. (2014) "Modeling of p-HEMTs for Superior Switch Transconductance Profile", Journal of Electric and Electronics Engineering 4:3 pp. 45-51
  • Mil’shtein, S., Palma, J., Liessner, C., Baier, M., Pillai, A., Shendye, A. (2014) "Circumferential contact-less line scanning of biometric objects", Google Patents
  • Liessner, C., Mil'shtein, S. (2014) "Effect of On Resistance Modulation in RF Switches Linearity", Journal of Microelectronics and Solid State Electronics 3:1 pp. 1-10
  • Mil'shtein, S., Valenzuela, J., Podolskiy, V., Inampudi, S. (2014) "Impact of Solar Cell Technology on Existing Solar Cell Resources", Internation Economic Forum 2: pp. 31
  • Valenzuela, J., Mil'shtein, S. (2013) "Perspective of Solar Energy and Progress of Ingeration with Power Grid System", PDR
  • Mil'shtein, S., Palma, J. (2013) "Improved Energy Harvesting by Cascaded Solar Cells", 3rd International NASA Symposium on Nanotechnology, Energy and Space pp. P47
  • Mil’shtein, S., Devarakonda, L. (2013) "Field tailored SiC MESFET design and modeling", AIP Conference Proceedings 1566: pp. 383-384
  • Devarakonda, L., Mil’shtein, S., Shah, J. (2013) "Hetero-structure solar cell made with Si and Ge layers", AIP Conference Proceedings 1566: pp. 453-454
  • Mil'shtein, S., Devarakonda, L., Zanchi, B., Palma, J. (2012) "3D modeling of dual-gate FinFET", Nanoscale Research Letters 7:
  • Pillai, A., Mil’shtein, S. (2012) "Can contactless fingerprints be compared to existing database?", 2012 IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security, HST 2012 pp. 390-394
  • Seidman, I., Yirmiya, N., Mil'shtein, S., Ebstein, R.P., Levi, S. (2012) "The broad autism phenotype questionnaire: Mothers versus fathers of children with an autism spectrum disorder", Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 42:5 pp. 837-846
  • Valenzuela, J., Mil'shtein, S. (2011) "Applications of a navigation instrument based on a micro-motor driven by photons", Sensors and Transducers 13:SPEC.ISSUE pp. 10-20
  • Mil'shtein, S., Paradise, M., Bustos, P., Baier, M., Foret, S., Kunnil, V.O., Northrup, J. (2011) "Contactless challenges", Biometric Technology Today 2011:3 pp. 10-11
  • Palma, J., Mil'shtein, S. (2011) "Field effect controlled lateral field emission triode", Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B: Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures 29:2 pp. 2-2
  • Mil'shtein, S., Yirmiya, N., Oppenheim, D., Koren-Karie, N., Levi, S. (2010) "Resolution of the diagnosis among parents of children with autism spectrum disorder: Associations with child and parent characteristics", Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 40:1 pp. 89-99
  • Mil'shtein, S., Churi, A., Gil, C. (2009) "Is HEMT operating in 2D mode?", Microelectronics Journal 40:3 pp. 554-557
  • Mil'shtein, S., Kurlawala, P. (2009) "Patterning 0.05 m gate on pHEMT", Microelectronics Journal 40:4-5 pp. 731-732
  • Valenzuela, J., Mil'shtein, S. (2009) "Quantum well model of a conjugated polymer heterostructure solar cell", Microelectronics Journal 40:3 pp. 424-426
  • Mil'shtein, S., Churi, A. (2009) "Variable quantum well along p-HEMT channel", Microelectronics Journal 40:4-5 pp. 875-876
  • Mil'shtein, S., Churi, A., Palma, J. (2008) "Bipolar transistor with quantum well base", Microelectronics Journal 39:3-4 pp. 631-634
  • Mil'shtein, S., Ersland, P. (2008) "Progress of quantum electronics and the future of wireless technologies", Microelectronics Journal 39:3-4 pp. 669-673
  • Liessner, C., Barrett, J., Palma, J., Gleason, D., Mil'shtein, S. (2007) "Improving FET switch linearity", IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices 54:3 pp. 391-397
  • Mil'shtein, S., Palma, J., Liessner, C., Gil, C. (2007) "Light emission from semiconductor triode", Microelectronics Journal 38:12 pp. 1217-1219
  • Palma, J., Liessner, C., Mil'shtein, S. (2006) "Contactless optical scanning of fingerprints with 180 view", Scanning 28:6 pp. 301-304
  • Mil'shtein, S. (2006) "Infrared scanning for biomedical applications", Scanning 28:5 pp. 274-277
  • Mil'shtein, S., Gil, C., Ersland, P. (2005) "Heterojunction semiconductor triode - A new vertical device", Microelectronics Journal 36:3-6 pp. 313-315
  • Mil'shtein, S., Palma, J. (2005) "Heterostructure transistor with tunable gate bias", Microelectronics Journal 36:3-6 pp. 301-303
  • Mil'shtein, S., Liessner, C. (2005) "High speed switch using pairs of pHEMTs with shifted gates", Microelectronics Journal 36:3-6 pp. 316-318
  • Mil'shtein, S. (2005) "Shaping electrical field in heterostructure transistors", Microelectronics Journal 36:3-6 pp. 319-322
  • Mil'shtein, S., Doshi, U. (2004) "Scanning the pressure-induced distortion of fingerprints", Scanning 26:6 pp. 270-272
  • Mil'shtein, S., Ersland, P., Somisetty, S., Gil, C. (2003) "p-HEMT with tailored field", Microelectronics Journal 34:5-8 pp. 359-361
  • Mil'shtein, S. (2002) "Direct assessment of recombination noise in semiconductors using electron beam-induced conductivity", Scanning 24:3 pp. 136-139
  • Mil'shtein, S. (2002) "Dislocation-induced noise in semiconductors", Journal of Physics Condensed Matter 14:48 pp. 13387-13395
  • Mil'shtein, S. (2001) "Direct assessment of recombination noise in semiconductors using electron beam-induced conductivity", Scanning 23:2 pp. 118-119
  • Mil'shtein, S., Joy, D.C. (2001) "Microanalysis using secondary electrons in scanning electron microscopy", Scanning 23:5 pp. 295-297
  • Mil'shtein, S., Kimball, B., Knowles, R., Novaris, K., Ersland, P. (2001) "Practical aspects of microanalysis using secondary electrons in scanning electron microscopy", Scanning 23:2 pp. 94-95
  • Mil'shtein, S., Thurkins E., J., Merritt, N., Novaris, K., Therrien, J. (2001) "Sectional voltage contrast topography of quantum well diodes", Scanning 23:4 pp. 232-234
  • Mil'shtein, S. (2000) "Semiconductor devices "from inside"", Scanning 22:4 pp. 227-233
  • Mil'shtein, S. (1999) "Dislocations in microelectronics", Physica Status Solidi (A) Applied Research 171:1 pp. 371-376
  • Mil'shtein, S., Therrien, J.M., Thurkins Jr., E.J., Chin, A.K., Dabkowski, F.P. (1998) "Assessment of current and optical confinement in operational quantum well laser", Microelectronic Engineering 43-44: pp. 539-543
  • Therrien, J., Mil'shtein, S. (1998) "Improvements to differential voltage contrast and light and electron scanning beam analysis of solar cells", Scanning 20:2 pp. 104-105
  • Mil'shtein, S., Therrien, J.M., Chin, A.K., Zarrabi, J.H. (1998) "Nonequilibrium diagrams of a single quantum well laser", Superlattices and Microstructures 23:5 pp. 1064-1066
  • Leahy, D.J., Mooney, J.M., Alexander, M.N., Chi, M.M., Mil'shtein, S. (1998) "Rapid, large area mapping of defect concentration in semiconductor wafers by infrared absorption", Infrared Physics and Technology 39:2 pp. 83-88
  • Mil'shtein, S. (1997) "Measurements of quasi-Fermi energies by scanning electron beam", Applied Physics Letters 71:10 pp. 1406-1408
  • Mil'shtein, S. (1996) "Beam testing of the electrical field in semiconductor devices", Microelectronic Engineering 31:1-4 pp. 3-12
  • Mil'shtein, S., Therrien, J. (1996) "Impact of etching on doping profiles in CZ silicon photo-diodes", Materials Science and Engineering B 41:3 pp. 386-388
  • Mil'shtein, S., Kharas, D., Lee, C., Ersland, P. (1996) "Secondary electrons imaging of metal-semiconductor field-effect transistor operation", Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B: Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures 14:1 pp. 437-439
  • Mil'shtein, S., Bakker, B., Iatrou, S., Kharas, D., Bell, R.O. (1995) "Light and electron beams scanning of solar cells", Materials Science Forum 173-174: pp. 325-330
  • Mil'shtein, S., Kharas, D. (1995) "Measurements of interface potentials in quantum wells", Materials Science and Engineering B 35:1-3 pp. 299-302
  • Borenstein, J.T., Hanoka, J.I., Bathey, B.R., Kalejs, J.P., Mil'shtein, S. (1993) "Influence of ion-implanted titanium on the performance of edge-defined, film-fed grown silicon solar cells", Applied Physics Letters 62:14 pp. 1615-1616
  • Mil'shtein, S., Paludi, C.A., Chau, P., Awrach, J. (1993) "Perspectives and limitations of vacuum microtubes", Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A: Vacuum, Surfaces, and Films 11:6 pp. 3126-3129
  • Muzumdar, P., Mirchandani, K., Mil'shtein, S. (1991) "Observation of negative differential resistance in GaAs field effect transistors", Journal of Applied Physics 70:2 pp. 1063-1065
  • Yang, Y., Mil'shtein, S., Borenstein, J.T., Hanoka, J.I. (1990) "Deep levels in edge defined, film fed grown silicon solar cells", Applied Physics Letters 56:22 pp. 2222-2224
  • Muzumdar, P., Mirchandani, K., Trusell, F., Droznin, V., Mil'shtein, S. (1990) "Improved performance of a field effect transistor", Superlattices and Microstructures 8:4 pp. 357-359
  • Mil'shtein, S., Fournier, C. (1990) "Jet flow polishing of semiconductor wafers", Materials Letters 9:4 pp. 133-135
  • Mil'shtein, S., Fournier, C. (1987) "Low-pressure polishing of GaAs wafers", Materials Letters 5:7-8 pp. 258-259
  • Fournier, C., Mil'shtein, S. (1986) "Fine polishing of polycrystalline GaAs", Materials Letters 4:5-7 pp. 294-297
  • Mil'shtein, S., Brada, Y. (1983) "The determination of absorption coefficients from the photo-response of silicon Schottky barriers", Physics Letters A 95:3-4 pp. 194-196
  • Mil'shtein, S., Mordowicz, D. (1981) "Automatic system for optical measurements", Journal of Physics E: Scientific Instruments 14:6 pp. 682
  • Mil'shtein, S., Senderichin, A. (1980) "DIFFERENTIAL PHOTOCONDUCTIVITY GENERATED FROM IMPURITY AND DEFECT STATES IN SEMICONDUCTORS.", Solid State Communications 36:1 pp. 39-41
  • Mil'shtein, S. (1978) "APPLICATION OF DISLOCATION-INDUCED ELECTRIC POTENTIALS IN Si AND Ge.", J Phys (Paris) Colloq 40 Colloq C-6 Suppl to:6 pp. 0-0

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Reliability of bumped GaAs die and flip chip assemblies (2009), -
    Mil'shtein, S. (Principal)
  • Mobile Fingerprint Capture (2009), -
    Mil'shtein, S. (Principal)
  • Patterning the 50nm Gate of HEMT by SiN3 Masking and Selective Wet Etching (2009), -
    Mil'shtein, S. (Principal)
  • Low frequency noise characterization in pHEMT processes (2008), -
    Mil'shtein, S. (Principal)
  • Fabrication of HEMT with Razor Gate (2007), Grant -
    Mil'shtein, S. (Principal)
  • Fabrication of Quantum Emitter and Quantum Base HBT (2007), Grant -
    Mil'shtein, S. (Principal)
  • Quantum Mechanical Modeling of Super-lattices and Design of Novel BJT with Quantu (2007), Grant -
    Mil'shtein, S. (Principal)
  • Commercialization of Ultra-High Performance Transistors with Constant Transconduc (2007), Grant -
    Mil'shtein, S. (Principal)
  • New Information Technologies for Mail Delivery Services (1998), Grant - CFCI Grant
    Chandra, K. (Co-Principal), Mil'shtein, S. (Co-Principal)