Jesus del Alamo runs several research programs at MIT. All of them have a strong experimental character and provide projects for bachelor, master and PhD students in electrical engineering and computer science. His research group also hosts international visiting scientists and postdoctoral fellows.
Prof. del Alamo's research belongs to broadly two different areas:
In his career, Prof. del Alamo has investigated a variety of semiconductor devices on different semiconductor systems. He has worked on solar cells, bipolar transistors (BJTs), heterostructure field-effect transistors (HFETs), and metal-oxide-semiconductor field effect transistors (MOSFETs) on a variety of materials systems: Si, SiGe, GaAs, InP, and more recently GaN. His work addresses issues of device technology, physics, modeling and reliability.
Here is a current list of active research projects:
- RF power performance GaAs of 90 nm and 65 nm CMOS
- Electrical Degradation Mechanisms of RF Power GaAs PHEMTs
- Impact of drain-gate gap on RF power performance of GaAs PHEMTs
- Si Through-Substrate Interconnects for Millimeter-Wave, Mixed-Signal Systems
- InGaAs HEMTs: a beyond-the-roadmap logic technology?
- Reliability of GaN HEMTs
iLabs (online laboratories)
For several years now, Prof. del Alamo has been investigating the technology and pedagogy of iLabs for science and engineering education. iLabs are real laboratories that can be accessed through the Internet. In particular, Prof. del Alamo has been involved in the development of the MIT Microelectronics WebLab, which allows students to remotely carry out measurements of the current-voltage characteristics of microelectronic devices, and the iLab Shared Architecture, which allows iLab developers to quickly put together and effectively manage new online laboratories.
Here is a list of current active research projects:
- The MIT Microelectronics WebLab
- The iLab Shared Architecture
- iLabs in Africa
- WebLabSim: remote simulation of microelectronic devices
- Dynamic Signal Analyzer