EE 5940: 2D Materials: Properties and Devices
EE 8000: Quantum Computing: From Algebra, Physics to Devices
Quantum entanglement is a physical phenomenon where pairs of particles interact across spatial separation in such a way that their individual state of existence cannot be described independently of the other particle. This has been touted as a new resource, like energy, which can be measured, manipulated, purified, expended, or destroyed. The objective of this course is to introduce the mathematical tools to represent and evolve such quantum states, the physical manipulation, computation and measurement of such quantum states, and real physical devices which are currently being pursued by institutions and companies in realizing practical computing devices. This course will cover selected quantum qubit devices; nuclear magnetic resonance, trapped ions, Josephson junction and quantum dots qubits.
EE 3161: Semiconductor Physics and Devices
From thermionic vacuum tube devices to modern day integrated circuits with billions of nanoscale transistors that power our iPhone, semiconductor materials play a pivotal role. This course introduces the physics of semiconductor materials and their devices. We begin with basic discussions about its crystal structure, Miller indices, electronic band structure and its carrier statistics. With these basic groundwork, then we will dive into various theories on describing electronic transport in semiconductors. The second part of the course will be focused on the understanding of the working principles of devices key to modern day technologies, such as pn junctions, diodes, solar cell, photodetectors, Schottky contacts, metal-oxide-semiconductors capacitors, and transistors.
EE 3601: Fundamentals of Applied Electromagnetism
Electromagnetism is one of the four fundamental forces of the universe and it is what makes possible the advanced technologies that defined our modern civilization such as television, computers, mobile phones, radio, among many others. In this course, we will learn about Maxwell equations, electostatics, and magnetostatics, time varying fields, propagating and scattering waves, and learning how to solve them in some simple settings. Engineers will also be exposed to tools and tricks, such as transmission lines, impedance matching, among many others. The students will get a taste of the wide-ranging applications of electromagnetism in today's society, such as antenna, fiber optics, wave guides, resonators, satellites communications and radar sensors.
EE 2011: Linear Systems, Circuits, Electronics
Imagine trying to solve a network of resistors, capacitors, inductors, amplifiers, transistors with quantum mechanics, Maxwell equations and your favorite electron transport theories. This will be a daunting task that even the most powerful supercomputers in the world will not be able to handle! Luckily, for most situations, the physics of Maxwell equations and its constitutive laws can be well embodied within lumped element theory, e.g. Ohm’s law by a resistor, Gauss’s law by a capacitor, Ampere’s and Faraday’s law by an inductor, while the charge and energy conservation by the famous Kirchhoff’s circuit law. This course will teach you these basic principles and how to solve the system response of simple network of such lump elements, using techniques such as Laplace transform, Fourier or phasor analysis. The second part of the course then demonstrates how such simple tricks can allow you to design amplifiers, filters, and even understanding of plasmonic phenomena.