Chemical Engineering Ph.D. candidate Patrick H. Carey, IV received the 2019 Best Student Paper Award for his paper and presentation “Extreme Temperature Operation of Ultra-Wide Bandgap AlGaN High Electron Mobility Transistors”at the 2019 International Conference on Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology (CS MANTECH) in Minneapolis, MN.
Carey and coauthors, Drs. Fan Ren and Stephen Pearton of UF, and Drs. Albert Baca, Brianna Klein, Andrew Allerman, Andrew Armstrong, Erica Douglas, Robert Kaplar, and Paul Kotula of Sandia National Laboratories detailed the forward push for high quality transistors which can operate at high environmental temperatures (500°C).
Their collaboration continues for further advancements within the field of ultra-wide bandgap semiconductors with additional projects looking at other device architectures and materials.