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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

  • S, H., S, M. (2015). Effective mass discontinuity and current oscillations in stratified systems. Journal of Physics: D Applied Physics, 48(46) 1.
  • Halilov, S., Dahany, A., Mil'shtein, S. (2015). Low Noise Dual Gate Enhancement Mode MOSFET with Quantum Valve in the Channel.
  • 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 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 178.
  • Palma, J., Mil'shtein, S. (2014). Off state breakdown behavior of AlGaAs/InGaAs field plate pHEMTs (1598: pp. 225-228). American Institute of Physics Inc
  • Mil’shtein, S., Wilson, S., Pillai, A. (2014). Selective P-I-N Photodetector with Resonant Tunneling. AIP Conference Proceedings, 1598 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) 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) 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 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 (pp. P47). 3rd International NASA Symposium on Nanotechnology, Energy and Space
  • Mil’shtein, S., Devarakonda, L. (2013). Field tailored SiC MESFET design and modeling (1566: pp. 383-384). AIP Conference Proceedings
  • Devarakonda, L., Mil’shtein, S., Shah, J. (2013). Hetero-structure solar cell made with Si and Ge layers (1566: pp. 453-454). AIP Conference Proceedings
  • 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? (pp. 390-394). 2012 IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security, HST 2012
  • 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 89-99.
  • Mil'shtein, S., Churi, A., Gil, C. (2009). Is HEMT operating in 2D mode? Microelectronics Journal, 40(3) 554-557.
  • Mil'shtein, S., Kurlawala, P. (2009). Patterning 0.05 m gate on pHEMT. Microelectronics Journal, 40(4-5) 731-732.
  • Valenzuela, J., Mil'shtein, S. (2009). Quantum well model of a conjugated polymer heterostructure solar cell. Microelectronics Journal, 40(3) 424-426.
  • Mil'shtein, S., Churi, A. (2009). Variable quantum well along p-HEMT channel. Microelectronics Journal, 40(4-5) 875-876.
  • Mil'shtein, S., Churi, A., Palma, J. (2008). Bipolar transistor with quantum well base. Microelectronics Journal, 39(3-4) 631-634.
  • Mil'shtein, S., Ersland, P. (2008). Progress of quantum electronics and the future of wireless technologies. Microelectronics Journal, 39(3-4) 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) 391-397.
  • Mil'shtein, S., Palma, J., Liessner, C., Gil, C. (2007). Light emission from semiconductor triode. Microelectronics Journal, 38(12) 1217-1219.
  • Palma, J., Liessner, C., Mil'shtein, S. (2006). Contactless optical scanning of fingerprints with 180 view. Scanning, 28(6) 301-304.
  • Mil'shtein, S. (2006). Infrared scanning for biomedical applications. Scanning, 28(5) 274-277.
  • Mil'shtein, S., Gil, C., Ersland, P. (2005). Heterojunction semiconductor triode - A new vertical device. Microelectronics Journal, 36(3-6) 313-315.
  • Mil'shtein, S., Palma, J. (2005). Heterostructure transistor with tunable gate bias. Microelectronics Journal, 36(3-6) 301-303.
  • Mil'shtein, S., Liessner, C. (2005). High speed switch using pairs of pHEMTs with shifted gates. Microelectronics Journal, 36(3-6) 316-318.
  • Mil'shtein, S. (2005). Shaping electrical field in heterostructure transistors. Microelectronics Journal, 36(3-6) 319-322.
  • Mil'shtein, S., Doshi, U. (2004). Scanning the pressure-induced distortion of fingerprints. Scanning, 26(6) 270-272.
  • Mil'shtein, S., Ersland, P., Somisetty, S., Gil, C. (2003). p-HEMT with tailored field. Microelectronics Journal, 34(5-8) 359-361.
  • Mil'shtein, S. (2002). Direct assessment of recombination noise in semiconductors using electron beam-induced conductivity. Scanning, 24(3) 136-139.
  • Mil'shtein, S. (2002). Dislocation-induced noise in semiconductors. Journal of Physics Condensed Matter, 14(48) 13387-13395.
  • Mil'shtein, S. (2001). Direct assessment of recombination noise in semiconductors using electron beam-induced conductivity. Scanning, 23(2) 118-119.
  • Mil'shtein, S., Joy, D.C. (2001). Microanalysis using secondary electrons in scanning electron microscopy. Scanning, 23(5) 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) 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) 232-234.
  • Mil'shtein, S. (2000). Semiconductor devices "from inside". Scanning, 22(4) 227-233.
  • Mil'shtein, S. (1999). Dislocations in microelectronics. Physica Status Solidi (A) Applied Research, 171(1) 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, 43-44 539-543.
  • Therrien, J., Mil'shtein, S. (1998). Improvements to differential voltage contrast and light and electron scanning beam analysis of solar cells. Scanning, 20(2) 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) 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) 83-88.
  • Mil'shtein, S. (1997). Measurements of quasi-Fermi energies by scanning electron beam. Applied Physics Letters, 71(10) 1406-1408.
  • Mil'shtein, S. (1996). Beam testing of the electrical field in semiconductor devices. Microelectronic Engineering, 31(1-4) 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) 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) 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, 173-174 325-330.
  • Mil'shtein, S., Kharas, D. (1995). Measurements of interface potentials in quantum wells. Materials Science and Engineering B, 35(1-3) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 357-359.
  • Mil'shtein, S., Fournier, C. (1990). Jet flow polishing of semiconductor wafers. Materials Letters, 9(4) 133-135.
  • Mil'shtein, S., Fournier, C. (1987). Low-pressure polishing of GaAs wafers. Materials Letters, 5(7-8) 258-259.
  • Fournier, C., Mil'shtein, S. (1986). Fine polishing of polycrystalline GaAs. Materials Letters, 4(5-7) 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) 194-196.
  • Mil'shtein, S., Mordowicz, D. (1981). Automatic system for optical measurements. Journal of Physics E: Scientific Instruments, 14(6) 682.
  • Mil'shtein, S., Senderichin, A. (1980). DIFFERENTIAL PHOTOCONDUCTIVITY GENERATED FROM IMPURITY AND DEFECT STATES IN SEMICONDUCTORS. Solid State Communications, 36(1) 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) 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)