David Allee

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Research expertise
Flexible electronics, large area sensing arrays, VLF electric and magnetic fields, fundamental and external electrical noise, nuclear amplifiers, nanometer scale device and nanofabrication

David R. Allee is a professor of electrical engineering at Arizona State University. He has fabricated nanometer scale devices and invented several ultra-high resolution lithography techniques. Allee is currently the director of research for backplane electronics for the Flexible Display Center (flexdisplay.asu.edu) funded by the Army, and he is investigating a variety of flexible electronics applications with a focus on large area sensing arrays for radiation detection and electric and magnetic field imaging. He has been a regular consultant with several semiconductor industries. He has co-authored over 125 archival scientific publications and U.S. patents.

Synergistic Activities

Consistently Top 5% of Teachers Award (2012 & 2015), Best Teacher Award, College of Engineering (2008), Young Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, College of Engineering (1994/1995)

Chair of Flexible Electronics Conference at SPIE Defense, Security and Sensing (2013)

Guest Editor for special issues of Journal of Display Technology and Sensors (online)

Custom Integrated Circuits Conference, Technical Program Committee (2001-2005)

Educational Session Chair (2005) and Analog Sub-committee Chair (2005)

Professional preparation
Postdoctoral Researcher, Cambridge University, 1990-1991
Ph.D., electrical engineering, Stanford University, 1990
M.S., electrical engineering, Stanford University, 1986
B.S., electrical engineering, University of Cincinnati, 1984

Selected Papers

J. Smith, A. Couture, J. Stowell, and D. Allee, “Self-aligning overlapping and optically seamless flexible electronic tiles for ultra-large-area digital x-ray imaging,” IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, 2014;4(6):1109-1115

G.R. Kunnen, J. Smith, H. Chung, D.R. Allee, “A TFT-based, Multi-Stage, Active Pixel Sensor for Alpha Particle Detection,” Electronics Letters, vol. 50, no. 9, Apr 2014, 2 pages (Featured Article)

J. Smith, S. Shah, M. Goryll, J. Stowell, and D. Allee, “Flexible ISFET biosensor using IGZO metal oxide TFTs and ITO sensing layer,” IEEE Sensors Journal, Vol. 14, No. 4, April 2014, pp. 937-938

R. Wahl, F. Wang, H. Chung, G. Kunnen, S. Yip, E. Lee, E. Pun, G. Raupp, D. Allee, J. Ho, “Stability and low-frequency noise in InAs NW parallel array thin film transistors,” IEEE Electron Device Letters, Vol. 34, No. 6, 2013, pp. 765-767

Ed Lee, George Kunnen, Alfonso Dominguez, David R. Allee, “A low noise dual stage a-Si:H active pixel sensor,” IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, vol. 59, no. 6, pp. 1679-1685, June 2012