Jesús del Alamo is Donner Professor, MacVicar Faculty Fellow and Professor of Electrical Engineering in the Department of
Prof. del Alamo leads a research program on Si and compound semiconductor transistor technologies for RF, microwave and millimeter wave applications. His students have recently fabricated nanometer-scale transistors with world record high frequency operation. Prof. del Alamo is also engaged in research on the use of III-V compound semiconductors to enable a new generation of deeply scaled transistors with the goal of extending Moore's law beyond where Si can reach. He is furthermore investigating the reliability of GaN transistors for high-power RF and high-voltage switching applications.
Prof. del Alamo is the founder and principal investigator of the iLab Project at MIT that is investigating the technology and pedagogy of online laboratories ("iLabs") for science and engineering education. iLabs are real experimental facilities that can be accessed through the internet from a regular web browser. This project has developed several laboratory set ups for electrical engineering education that have been used by thousands of students from around the world to carry out a variety of device and circuit characterization assignments. The iLab Project has also created the MIT iLab Architecture, an open-source toolkit of reusable modules and a set of standardized protocols to facilitate the rapid development and effective managements of iLabs on a worldwide scale. In collaboration with three Sub-Saharan universities, the MIT iLab team has been exploring the unique potential of iLabs in developing countries.