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"Doluca Family Endowed Chair Lecture: ‘Transistors and Integrated Circuits, from DC to the (far) Infrared,’ given by Doluca Chair and ECE Prof. Mark Rodwell"

Mark Rodwell, Doluca Family Endowed Chair and ECE Professor

April 29th (Friday), 3:00pm
Marine Science Building Auditorium

Acting Dean Larry Coldren cordially invites you to attend the inaugural lecture celebrating the appointment of Dr. Mark Rodwell, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering to the to Doluca Family Endowed Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering and honoring the donors Tunç and Lale Doluca.

The Doluca Family Endowed Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering is established as a legacy in honor of the Doluca family and is intended to function as part of an overarching vision of building leadership and synergy in research focused on analog/mixed-signal circuit design, and complement and leverage existing research efforts at UC Santa Barbara.

Born in Ankara, Turkey, Tunç Doluca earned his Masters of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from UC Santa Barbara in 1981. Tunç holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University. Tunç is married to Lale Doluca, and has two children, Ceylan and Deniz Doluca. His brother, Sinan Doluca, earned his Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from UC Santa Barbara in 1983.

Tunç joined Maxim Integrated Products as Senior Member of Technical Staff designing analog integrated circuits in 1984 and was promoted to President and CEO in 2007. While at Maxim, Tunç personally designed over 40 products and holds 11 patents. Maxim Integrated Products is a worldwide leader in the design, development, and manufacture of analog, mixed-signal, highfrequency, and digital circuits. With over $3 billion in assets, $2 billion in fiscal 2010 revenue, 80% of its sales as exports, and 9,000 employees, Maxim makes significant contributions to the U.S. economy.

About Mark Rodwell:

Mark Rodwell is a Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and also directs the UCSB Nanofabrication laboratory and its participation in the NSF National Nanofabrication Infrastructure Network (NNIN ). He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1988 and worked at AT &T Bell Laboratories during 1982–1984. Professor Rodwell’s research group works to extend the operation of electronics to the highest feasible frequencies. Their research thus includes semiconductor devices (diodes & transistors), semiconductor fabrication process, circuit design, interconnects, instruments, and communications systems. Particular interests include TH z InP bipolar transistors, nm III -V MOSFET s for both VLSI and TH z applications, and IC design above 50 GH z in both III -V and Silicon VLSI technologies. Professor Rodwell received the 2010 IEEE Sarnoff Award and the 2009 IEEE IPR M Conference Award for the development of InP-based bipolar IC technology, at both device and circuit design level, for mm-wave and sub-mm-wave applications. His group’s work on GaAs Schottky-diode IC s for subpicosecond/mm-wave instrumentation was awarded the 1997 IEEE Microwave Prize and the 1998 European Microwave Conference Microwave Prize. Professor Rodwell was elected IEEE Fellow in 2003.

Hosted by: Larry Coldren, Acting Dean, College of Engineerring