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Joel Therrien

Joel Therrien, Ph.D. Associate Professor


Nanoelectronic Devices, Scanning Probe Microscopy, Wide badgap semiconductors and sensors

Research Interest

Prof. Therrien’s research interests include two dimensional semiconductors, SiC derived from polymers, and biosensors. His group is working on developing wide bandgap 2-D semiconductors to compliment graphene. Also, Prof. Therrien is exploring applications of a novel approach to making semiconductor grade SiC. They are using this technique to make MEMS, transistors, and solar cells. Finally, his group is developing novel designs for Surface Acoustic Wave devices for RF filtering and sensing applications.

Educational Background

B.S. Physics, U. Mass Lowell
M.S. Energy Engineering, U. Mass Lowell
Ph.D. Physics (Condensed Matter), U. Illinois Urbana-Champaign