T.P. Ma
Raymond John Wean Professor
Dept. of Electrical Engineering
Yale University
New Haven, CT 06520-8284
Phone: 203-432-4211
Fax: 203-432-7769
Email: t.ma@yale.edu
 

Biography
Awards
Professional Experience
University Duties

Professor Ma is Raymond John Wean Professor of Electrical Engineering at Yale University. Prof. Ma also serves as a Co-Director of the Yale Center for Microelectronics, and a Co-Director of the Yale-Peking Joint Center for Microelectronics and Nanotechnology. He is also a Professor of Applied Physics. Prof. Ma was the Chairman of the Electrical Engineering Department from July,1991, to June, 1996, and from July 2000 to June 2007. Prof. Ma was elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in 2003.

Prof. Ma has served on many committees at Yale University, including the Executive Committee of the Graduate School, Executive Committee of the Yale College, Teaching and Learning Committee (Chair 1996), Senior Faculty Appointments Committee, Junior Faculty Appointments Committee, Minority Advisory Council, Physical Sciences and Engineering Advisory Committee, Engineering Faculty Development Committee, Bouchet Award Committee, Assistant Dean's Search Committee of Yale College (Chair), and Steering Committee of NEASC Accreditation.

After graduation from Yale University with a Ph.D. degree in 1974, Prof. Ma did research at IBM on advanced silicon device technology and ionizing radiation effects in MOS devices until joining the Yale faculty in 1977.

Prof. Ma's research and teaching at Yale have focused on microelectronics, semiconductors, MOS interface physics, ionizing radiation and hot electron effects, advanced gate dielectrics, flash memory device physics, and ferroelectric thin films for memory applications. He is a patent holder, co-editor of a book, has given numerous invited talks at international conferences, and contributed to several book chapters as well as over 200 research papers.

Prof. Ma has been actively involved in organizing, chairing, or serving as a committee member of numerous technical conferences, including the IEEE/SISC, IEEE/DRC, IEEE/NSREC, VLSI-TSA, SSDM, EDMS, ICSICT, ECS, and MRS meetings. He was the Symposium Chair of the 1999 International VLSI-TSA Symposium held in Taipei June 1999 and, since 2001, is a member of this Symposium's Steering Committee.

The awards and honors that Prof. Ma has received for professional achievements include the 2008 Connecticut Medal of Technology, the 2006 SIA (Semiconductor Industry Association) University Researcher Award , the 2005 IEEE Andrew S. Grove Award, a 2005 Pan Wen-Yuan Research Award, a 1998 IEEE EDS Paul Rappaport Award, two B.F. Goodrich National Collegiate Inventor's Advisor Awards in 1993 and 1998, respectively, the 1991 Connecticut Yankee Ingenuity Award, and the 1975 Harding Bliss Prize at Yale University. Prof. Ma is a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), a Fellow of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), a Member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE), a life member of APS (American Physical Society), and a member of ECS (Electrochemical Society), MRS (Materials Research Society), Sigma Xi, and Yale Science and Engineering Association (YSEA).

Prof. Ma is an Honorary Professor of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, an Honorary Guest Professor of Tsinghua University, Peking University, Tianjin University, and Fudan University.

T.P. Ma has served as a consultant for industry worldwide. He has also been the Principal Investigator of joint R & D projects with numerous high-tech companies worldwide, including IBM, Intel, Motorola, TI, Sematech, Micron Technologies, Lucent Technology, GE, AMD, Hughes, LSI Logic, Rockwell Semiconductors, JPC, ATMI, PSS, Philips, Siemens, Hitachi, NEC, Toshiba, Mitsubishi Electric, Macronix, and TSMC.

Education

1974 Ph.D. Yale University
1971 M.Ph. Yale University
1968 B.S. National Taiwan University

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