Trevor Thornton

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Research expertise
Nanostructures, molecular electronics and sensors, microelectro-mechanical systems (MEMS), silicon-on-insulator MESFETs

Trevor Thornton joined the faculty in 1998 after having spent eight years at Imperial College in London and two years as a member of the technical staff at Bell Communications Research, New Jersey. He is currently the Director of the Center for Solid State Electronics Research, which manages the ASU NanoFab, the Southwest regional node of the NSF-supported National Nanofabrication Infrastructure Network ( Professor Thornton has published more than 150 journal and conference papers and has seven issued patents related to the commercial development of CMOS compatible MESFETs.

Professional preparations
Ph.D., physics, Cambridge University, 1987
M.S., physics, Cambridge University, 1985

Recognition and awards
Recipient of ASU Co-Curricular Programs Last Lecture Award, 2001

Selected Publications
W. Lepkowski, M. R. Ghajar, S. J. Wilk, N. Summers, and T. J. Thornton “Scaling SOI MESFETs to 150-nm CMOS technologies,” IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, vo. 58, issue 6, pp. 1628-1634, June 2011.

S. Wilk, A. Balijepalli, J. Ervin, W. Lepkowski, and T. J. Thornton, “Silicon on insulator MESFETs for RF amplifiers,” Solid-State Electronics, vol. 54, pp. 336-342, 2010.

P. Joshi, A. Smolyanitsky, L. Petrossian, M. Goryll, M. Saraniti, and T. J. Thornton, “Field effect modulation of ionic conductance of cylindrical silicon-on-insulator nanopore array,” Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 107, pp. 054701-054706, 2010.