Alexander ZaslavskyProfessor of Engineering, Professor of Physics
Alex Zaslavsky received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Princeton University in 1991, working under Daniel C. Tsui. From 1991 to 1993 he was a postdoctoral scientist at IBM Research, Yorktown Heights. In 1994 he became an Assistant Professor of Engineering at Brown University, where he was promoted to Associate Professor in 2000, and to Full Professor of Engineering and Physics in 2007. He is a recipient of a Sloan Fellowship, an Office of Naval Research Young Investigator award, and a National Science Foundation Career award. In 2000-1 and again in 2007 he spent sabbatical periods at LETI-CEA/Minatec, Grenoble, France, working on silicon-on-insulator technology. He has also worked at CNRS laboratories in Marseille and Grenoble and has an on-going collaboration with IBM Research Yorktown. He has authored over 80 journal articles and book chapters, and co-edited six books in the microelectronics field. Since 2003 he has been an editor of the Solid State Electronics international journal.
S. Luryi, J. Xu, and A. Zaslavsky, eds., Future Trends in Microelectronics: Up the Nano Creek, Wiley Interscience, New York (2007).
A. Zaslavsky, S. Soliveres, C. Le Royer, S. Cristoloveanu, L. Clavelier, and S. Deleonibus, "Negative transconductance in double-gate germanium-on-insulator field effect transistors", Appl. Phys. Lett. 91, 183511 (2007).
G. H. Wang, D. T. Tambe, A. Zaslavsky, and V. B. Shenoy, "Resonant magnetotunneling spectroscopy of strained elliptical Si/SiGe quantum dots", Phys. Rev. B 73, 115319 (2006).
S. Luryi and A. Zaslavsky, "Quantum well silicon-on-insulator devices: tunneling transistor and intersubband laser", Intern. J. High Speed Electronics Syst. 16, 411 (2006).
E. J. Preisler, S. Guha, B. R. Perkins, D. Kazazis, and A. Zaslavsky, "Ultrathin all-epitaxial germanium on insulator devices", Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 223504 (2005).
D. P. Wang, B. Perkins, A. Yin, A. Zaslavsky, J. Xu, R. Beresford, and G. Snider, "Carbon nanotube gated lateral resonant field-effect transistor", Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 152102 (2005).
D. P. Wang, F. Y. Biga, A. Zaslavsky, and G. P. Crawford, "Electrical resistance of island-containing thin metal interconnects on polymer substrates under high strain", J. Appl. Phys. 98, 086107 (2005).
C. Aydin, A. Zaslavsky, S. Luryi, S. Cristoloveanu, D. Mariolle, D. Fraboulet, S. Deleonibus, "Lateral interband tunneling transistor in SOI", Appl. Phys. Lett. 84, 1780 (2004).
S. Luryi, J. Xu, and A. Zaslavsky, eds., Future Trends in Microelectronics: The Nano, the Giga, and the Ultra, Wiley/IEEE Press (2004).
S. Luryi and A. Zaslavsky, "Blue sky for SOI: New opportunities for quantum and hot-electron devices", Solid State Electronics 48, 877 (2004).
A. Zaslavsky, C. Aydin, S. Luryi, S. Cristoloveanu, D. Mariolle, D. Fraboulet, S. Deleonibus, "Ultrathin SOI vertical tunneling transistor", Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 1653 (2003).
Professor Zaslavsky conducts research on devices that could supplement the current silicon transistor-based microelectronics technology. This includes:
- devices based on non-classical operating principles, such as quantum mechanical tunneling
- devices based on alternative materials, such as germanium-on-insulator and carbon nanotubes
- probabilistic error-tolerant silicon device architectures
- flexible electronics, such as curved or stretchable electronic displays
1) Quantum transport in silicon-based nanostructures, including resonant tunneling as a probe of strain spectroscopy.
2) Tunneling-based semiconductor devices in silicon-on-insulator and germanium-on-insulator technology (with SUNY-Stony Brook, LETI-CEA, and IBM Yorktown).
3) Current and spin transport in multiwalled carbon nanotubes and nanotube junctions.
4) Flexible metallic interconnects for flexible electronics.
5) Probabilistic computing implemented in silicon technology.
1. Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Sloan fellowship totaling $30,000 (19951999).
2. Office of Naval Research, Young Investigator award totaling $265,750 (19951998).
3. National Science Foundation, Research Equipment Grant of $125,000 before university matching funds (19951997, PI's A. Zaslavsky, R. Beresford, A. V. Nurmikko).
4. National Science Foundation, Research Equipment Grant of $80,000 before university matching funds (19951996, PI's: G. Xiao, A. Zaslavsky, P. Timbie, C. Elbaum).
5. National Science Foundation, seed project funding totaling $50,500 from MRG award (19951997, MRG PI: A. V. Nurmikko).
6. National Science Foundation, seed project funding totaling approximately $80,000 from MRSEC award (19971999, PI's: A. Zaslavsky, R. Beresford, MRSEC PI: R. Clifton).
7. National Science Foundation, Career award totaling $300,000 (19972001).
8. Semiconductor Research Corporation, subcontract award from SUNY at Stony Brook totaling approximately $95,000 (19982002, SRC PI: S. Luryi).
9. NASA Director's Fund, subcontract award from Jet Propulsion Laboratories totaling approximately $65,000 (19992000, JPL PI: B. Karasik).
10. Air Force Office of Scientific Research SBIR, subcontract award from Holographic Lithography Systems, Inc. totaling approximately $30,000 (19992000, HLS PI: G. Sonek).
11. National Science Foundation, CISE program, subcontract award from Wayne State University totaling approximately $48,000 (19992001, Wayne State PI: V. V. Mitin).
12. National Science Foundation, Brown MRSEC renewal, one of 17 faculty sharing an estimated $7,500,000 total amount (20002005, MRSEC PI: C. Briant).
13. Air Force Office of Scientific Research, MURI-2000 multi-university proposal, one of 3 faculty at Brown sharing an estimated $350,000 annually (20002005, Brown PI's: A. V. Nurmikko, H. Maris, A. Zaslavsky).
14. National Science Foundation, CISE program, subcontract award from Wayne State University totaling approximately $130,000 (20012004, Wayne State PI: V. V. Mitin).
15. National Science Foundation, ECS program on spintronics, award totaling $300,000 (2002-2005, PI's: J. M. Xu and A. Zaslavsky).
16. National Science Foundation, DMR program, individual proposal "Coulomb blockade and few-electron energy spectra of quantum rings", totaling approximately $302,000 (2003-2006).
17. National Science Foundation, CCF program NER proposal, "Exploring nanodevices for probabilistic computing architectures" (2004-6, Brown PI's: A. Zaslavsky, J. Chen, R. I. Bahar, J. Mundy, $100,000).
18. National Science Foundation, CCF program NIRT proposal, "Fault-tolerant probabilistic computing with Markov random field architectures and CMOS nanodevices", (2006-9, Brown PI's: R. I. Bahar, J. Mundy, W. R. Patterson, and A. Zaslavsky, totaling approximately $314,000).
1988 IBM Graduate Fellowship.
1995 Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship.
1995 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award.
1997 National Science Foundation Career Award.
2003 Editorship of Solid State Electronics international journal (Elsevier, U.K.)