Contact Information

Address
2062 Engr Bldg II
Campus Box 7911
NC State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7911
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Phone
919-515-7350
Fax
919-515-5523

Dr. Robert J Trew

| Biography

Work Experience

1975-1978 Member of the Technical Staff, Watkins-Johnson Company, Palo Alto, CA

1978-1993 Assistant, Associate, and Professor, ECE Department, NCSU

1993-1997 George S. Dively Distinguished Professor of Engineering and Department Chair, EECS Department, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

1989-1997 Program Manager, U.S. Army Research Office, RTP, NC

1997-2001 Director of Research, Office of the Secretary of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense

2001-2002 Willis G. Worcester Professor and Head, ECE Department, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

2003-present, Alton and Mildred Lancaster Distinguished Professor, ECE Department, NCSU

2003-2008, Head, ECE Department, NCSU

2009-2013 Director, ECCS Division, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA

| Education

  1. 1968 - B.E.E., Kettering University
  2. 1969 - M.S.E., University of Michigan
  3. 1975 - Ph.D., University of Michigan

| Primary Research Interests

  1. Nanoelectronics and Photonics (Including III - V Materials and Devices, Optical Materials and Photonic Devices, Quantum Engineering)

| Other Research Interests

  1. Electronic Circuits and Systems (Including Electromagnetic Fields / Antenna Analysis, Microwave Devices and Circuits)
  2. Power Electronics and Power Systems (Including Power Electronics, Power Semiconductor Devices)

| Selected Publications

  1. R.J. Trew, J.B. Yan, and P.M. Mock, (Invited), "The Potential of Diamond and SiC Electronic Devices for Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Power Applications," Proc. IEEE, vol. 79, pp. 598-620, May 1991
  2. T.A. Winslow and R.J. Trew, "Principles of Large-Signal MESFET Operation," IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech., vol. 42, pp. 935-942, June 1994
  3. R.J. Trew, (Invited), “SiC and GaN Transistors: Is There One Winner for Microwave Power Applications?” Proc. IEEE, Special Issue on Wide Bandgap Semiconductors, vol. 90, pp. 1032-1047, June 2002
  4. R.J. Trew, D.S. Green and J.B Shealy, “AlGaN/GaN HFET Reliability,” IEEE Microwave Magazine, vol. 10, pp. 116-127, June 2009
  5. B.D. Kong, V. Sokolov, K.W. Kim, and R.J. Trew, “Quasicoherent Thermal Emission in the Terahertz by Doped Semiconductors,” IEEE Sensors J., vol. 10, pp. 443-450, March 2010
  6. E.A. Barry, V.N. Sokolov, K.W. Kim, and R.J. Trew, “Large-Signal Analysis of Terahertz Generation in Submicrometer GaN Diodes,” IEEE Sensors J., vol. 10, pp. 765-771, March 2010
  7. R.D. Schimizzi, R.J. Trew, G.L. Bilbro, “A Simplified Physical Model of RF Channel Breakdown in AlGaN/GaN HFETs,” IEEE Trans. Electron Dev., vol. 59, pp. 2973-2977, Nov. 2012
  8. A. Goswami, R.J. Trew, and G.L. Bilbro, “Physics Based Modeling of Gate Leakage Current Due to Traps in AlGaN/GaN HFETs,” Solid-State Electronics, vol. 80, pp. 23-27, Jan. 2013
  9. D. Hou, G.L. Bilbro, and R.J. Trew, “A Compact Physical AlGaN/GaN HFET Model,” IEEE Trans. Electron Dev., vol. 60, pp. 639-645, Feb. 2013
  10. 12 Patents awarded

| Awards and Honors

  • 2014 - IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Pioneer Award
  • 2013 - General Chair, IEEE Sensors Conference
  • 2012 - Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Proceedings, 2006-2012
  • 2011 - American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow
  • 2006 - IEEE Microwave Distinguished Lecturer, 2003-2006
  • 2005 - Guest Editor, IEEE Proceedings, Special Issue on Blue Sky Technologies
  • 2004 - President of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society
  • 2003 - Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Microwave Magazine, 2001-2003
  • 2003 - Engineering Alumni Society Merit Award in Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Michigan
  • 2001 - Harry Diamond Memorial Award, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE-USA)
  • 2000 - Hero of the U.S. Army Research Office
  • 2000 - IEEE MTT Society Microwave Distinguished Lecturer, 1997-2000
  • 2000 - IEEE Third Millennium Medal
  • 1998 - Distinguished Educator Award, IEEE Microwave Theory & Techniques Society
  • 1997 - Appointed to the U.S. Government Senior Executive Service (SES), 1997-2001
  • 1997 - Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 1995-1997
  • 1997 - Guest Editor, MRS Bulletin, Special Issue on Silicon Carbide Electronic Materials and Devices
  • 1993 - Guest Editor, International Journal of Microwave and MM-Wave Computer Aided Design, Special Issue on Non-Linear Modeling for Microwave CAD
  • 1992 - ALCOA Foundation Distinguished Engineering Research Award
  • 1991 - IEEE Fellow
  • 1991 - NCSU Distinguished Scholarly Achievement Award