What is a Semiconductor, a K-12 outreach video on what makes semiconductors different from insulators and conductors.
How Computers Compute, a K-12 outreach video on switches and transistors
James Teherani joined Columbia University as an Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering in 2015. He has taught the freshman EE lab for the Art of Engineering (ENGI E1102), and is currently teaching the graduate-level course on Introduction to Semiconductor Devices (ELEN E4301).
His research interests span semiconductor materials and semiconductor devices with the goal of explaining device physics through modeling, simulation, and experiment. His group conducts both theoretical and experimental work—from quantum-mechanical simulations to nanofabrication.
He is especially interested in emerging materials and devices (especially 2D transition metal dichalcogenides), strain engineering, high-mobility transistors, tunneling transistors (TFETs), and quantum device structures. Past work has included the study of strained Si, strained Ge, strained SiGe, InAs, and GaSb material systems.
He was awarded the 2014 George E. Smith Award for best paper in IEEE Electron Device Letters, the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (NSFGRFP), and the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG).
He received his PhD and SM in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT in 2015 and 2010, respectively. His PhD thesis (conducted under Prof. Judy L. Hoyt and Prof. Dimitri A. Antoniadis) studied the fundamental limits of switching abruptness of tunneling transistors (TFETs). He received his BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2008.
Prof. Teherani welcomes inquiries from those interested in undergraduate and graduate research opportunities in his group. If interested, please contact him.