College of Engineering  |  Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science  |  ECE Division

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Prof. J. Kanicki
University of Michigan
EECS Department
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Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2122

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Group Leader

Jerzy Kanicki

Jerzy Kanicki, Ph.D.

Jerzy Kanicki received his Ph. D. degree in Sciences (D. Sc.) from the Free University of Brussels (Université Libre de Bruxelles), Brussels, Belgium, in 1982. He subsequently joined the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York, as a Research Staff Member working on hydrogenated amorphous silicon devices for the photovoltaic and flat panel display applications. In 1994 he moved from IBM Research Division to the University of Michigan as a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. At the present, his research interests within the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) division of EECS, include organic electronics, thin-film transistors and circuits, and flat panel displays technology including organic light-emitting devices.

Visiting Scholars
Agnieszka Pawlicka

Prof. Agnieszka Pawlicka

Prof. Agnieszka Pawlicka obtained her master at Warsaw University of Technology in Poland and her PhD in Chemistry (Physical Chemistry) at University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil in 1993. She is currently Associate Professor at the University of São Paulo. She has published over 130 full papers in professional journals and 22 conference proceedings. She is the author of three books, four patents applications, and has received eight awards. In 2014 she received the scientific title of Professor of Chemistry from President of Poland Bronislaw Komorowski. She participated in several scientific international events and was a visiting professor at Warsaw University of Technology in Poland in 2008 and at University of Malaya, Malaysia in 2011; in 2012-2013 she was and since 2015 she is a visiting scholar at the lab of Prof. Jerzy Kanicki of the EECS of University of Michigan, MI, USA. She is a member of the editorial board of two international journals and referee of more than 20 magazines and Brazilian and other international science sponsoring agencies. She was advisor of 18 master thesis and 10 PhD dissertations and is supervising post-docs fellowships. Moreover, she was responsible for the Culture and Extension at IQSC-USP and Coordinator of Post-graduation course of Science and Materials Engineering at USP. Her major is chemistry and materials science with an emphasis on materials for electrochemical devices and development of electrochromic windows. Recently, she also started a development of biodegradable hydrogels for application in agriculture. The keywords related to her works are solid polymeric electrolytes, natural polymers, electrochromic devices, thin films, conductive polymers, electrochromism and ion conduction.

Soo Chang Kim

Soo Chang Kim

My research project focuses on amorphous In-Ga-Zn-O (IGZO) thin film transistors (TFTs) with the ultra-high resolution. We studied the electrical properties and stability of ultra-high definition (UHD) a-IGZO TFT arrays with short channel length and extracted the density-of-states (DOS) using temperature-dependant property to examine the suitability for the application of the manufactured active matrix liquid crystal display (AM LCD) with high resolution.

I received my B.SC., M.SC and Ph.D. degree in Material Science & Engineering in 1999, 2001 and 2006, respectively, from Seoul National University, Korea. I have been working as an engineer at Samsung Display, Korea, since 2006. I worked as a visiting research scholar from 2014 to 2015 at Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan, with Prof. Jerzy Kanicki's hosting through the Visiting Scholar Program supported by Samsung Display.

Yongsu Lee

Yongsu Lee

My research interest focuses on backplane technology for AMOLED and AMLCD with application of Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality devices, especially transparent, flexible, and high resolution display. I received Ph.D degree in Materials Science & Engineering from Dankook University, Korea in 2004. I have experienced as a post-doctoral researcher in Materials Research Laboratory, Penn State University until 2007. And then I have been working as an engineer in R&D center, Samsung Display. I have visted as a research scholar for 2013 at Dept. of EECS, U of Michigan with prof. Jerzy Kanicki's hosting, supported by Samsung Display.

Research Fellows


Graduate Students

Chu-Lin Huang

Che-Lin Huang

My research focus on simulation of amorphous In-Ga-Zn-O (a-IGZO) and amorphous In-Sn-Zn-O (a-ITZO) thin-film transistors (TFTs) and active pixel sensor (APS) circuit. I build a MATLAB program to extract SPICE parameters of a-IGZO and a-ITZO TFTs in accordance with RPI a-Si TFT Model. And then we use these SPICE parameters to analysis the electrical performances of a-IGZO and a-ITZO TFT APS circuit by SPICE simulation.

I received the B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering and Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan in 2012 and M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2015. I am currently a Ph.D. student at University of California, San Diego.

Hyunsoo Kim

Hyunsoo (Julian) Kim

My project focuses on developing high performance organic / inorganic photodetectors with high detectivity and a wide linear dynamic range for medical / industrial imager applications. Specifically, we design, fabricate and measure the high performance inverted organic photodetectors employing novel organic materials and processes. We believe that, in the near future, the new concept of the photodetector devices can be readily applied to next-generation imager array development. I received B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea and M.S. degree in EECS from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. I am currently a Ph.D candidate at the same department. Before joining UofM, I worked as an engineering researcher in LG Display, Korea for one year. I had summer internship experiences at HP lab and Apple during Ph.D program.

Gokul Prakash

Gokul Prakash

My research project focuses on developing a patch for skin cancer prevention. Skin cancer is one of the most common and easily preventable diseases. Approximately 1.1 million individuals were diagnosed with cutaneous malignant melanoma (CMM) or nonmelanoma skin cancers (NMSC, basal or squamous cell) in 2007. Complete prevention of skin cancer will take more than awareness campaigns and sunblock programs. It will require the collaboration between the medical, biological, and engineering research teams to develop a technology available to the common man and at a relatively cheap cost. The objective of our research is to demonstrate a novel device of a thin UV microstamp array attached to human skin to aid in skin cancer prevention. Our wearable device aids in skin cancer prevention by visually indicating the user to carcinogenic levels of UVA and UVB radiation. Our novel UV microstamp array utilizes amorphous indium gallium zinc oxide thin film transistor (a-IGZO TFT) as the UV sensor by exploiting the changes in the electrical characteristics of the TFT under exposure to UV radiation.

I received my Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from University of Mumbai, India and My Master’s in Electrical Engineering (Kernel- Solid State) from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2013.

Aunnasha Sengupta

Aunnasha Sengupta

I am working on developing a completely computerized Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) system. Our aim is to use this computerized DBT system to conduct virtual clinical trials for DBT to optimize a breast radiography system for acquiring high quality images for improved micro-calcification visibility while reducing the mean glandular dose (MGD) to the breast. Development of such DBT simulations is based on extensive physical understandings of x-ray generation, system geometry, ray-tracing, scattering in the breast and the response of the x-ray detector device. An unique feature of our system is the use of cascaded modelling to derive device parameters such as noise and resolution for the x-ray detector module. This permits the examination of the impact of the opto-electronic parameters of the scintillators, interlayers and the x-ray detector on image quality thereby proving a good insight into development of novel detectors for the breast radiography.

I received my B.E (Bachelor of Engineering) degree in Electronics Engineering from Mumbai University, India in 2013 and my M.S (Master of Science) degree in Electrical Engineering, from the University of Michigan in 2015.

Eric Yu

Eric Yu

Dissertation: “Amorphous In-Ga-Zn-O Thin-Film Transistors for Next Generation Ultra-High Definition Liquid-Crystal Displays.”

Eric Yu received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 2015. Before that, he received his B.Sc and M.Eng degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University in 2008 and 2009, respectively. His research interests include the characterization, stability, and device physics of metal oxide TFTs for advanced displays. Currently he is with Royole Corporation in Fremont, California, working on the development of backplane technology for next generation fully-rollable AMOLED displays with 1-mm bending radius.

Chumin Zhao

Chumin Zhao

My research focuses on x-ray detectors based on amorphous oxide thin-film transistor (TFT) and CMOS active pixel sensor (APS) technologies. The aim of this project is to develop high-resolution x-ray detectors with reduced electronic noise for low dose medical imaging applications. We study the device physics, electrical properties and stability of amorphous In-Ga-Zn-O (a-IGZO) and amorphous In-Sn-Zn-O (a-ITZO) TFTs; investigate the electrical performance of a-IGZO and a-ITZO TFT APS pixel circuits using SPICE simulation; and evaluate the x-ray imaging and detector resolution/noise performance of amorphous oxide TFT and CMOS APS x-ray detectors using the cascaded system analysis. I received the B.S. degree in Applied Physics from Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong in 2012 and M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 2014. I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in the EECS department.

Visiting Graduate Students
Mao-Hsun Cheng

Mao-Hsun Cheng

My research interests are the developments of thin-film transistor (TFT) circuits on glass substrates for active-matrix blue-phase liquid-crystal displays (AM-BPLCDs). Specifically, I have worked on several projects with AU Optronics, designing (1) gate driver circuits featuring low power consumption and simple structure to support high-resolution narrow-bezel panels and (2) pixel circuits to fast charge BPLC and to generate wide operating voltage ranges for making BPLC exhibit high transmittance.
I received my B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering in 2010 and 2012, respectively, from National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, and I am now a Ph.D candidate at the same university. Currently, I am a visiting graduate student hosted by Professor Jerzy Kanicki at Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, the University of Michigan, where I am focusing on the investigation of voltage-mode and current-mode active pixel sensors (V- and C- APS) using TFTs for imager applications.

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