Dragica VasileskaDragica Vasileska

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Research expertise: Semiconductor device physics, semiconductor transport, 1-D to 3-D device modeling, quantum field theory and its application to real nanoscale device structures, heating effects in nano-scale devices, current collapse in GaN HEMTs, optoelectronics including modeling of solar cells and photodetectors

Dragica Vasileska joined the ASU faculty in August 1997. She has published over 180 journal articles in prestigious refereed journals, 15 book chapters and presented over 200 articles in conferences in the areas of solid-state electronics, transport in semiconductors and semiconductor device modeling. She is the third largest contributor in the NSF Network for Computational Nanotechnology’s www.nanoHUB.org with a total of 380 contributions and 18 educational simulation modules. She is an author of four books (D. Vasileska and S. M. Goodnick, Computational Electronics, Morgan & Claypool, 2006; D. Vasileska, Editor, Cutting Edge Nanodechnology, March 2010; D. Vasileska, S. M. Goodnick and G. Klimeck: Computational Electronics: From Semi-Classical to Quantum Transport Modeling, CRC Press, June 2010; and D. Vasileska and S. M. Goodnick, Editors, Nanoelectronic Devices: Semiclassical and Quantum Transport Modeling, Springer, in press). She has also given numerous invited and plenary talks. She is a senior member of IEEE and a member of Phi Kappa Phi.

Professional preparation
Ph.D., electrical engineering, Arizona State University, 1995
M.S., electrical engineering, University, 1991
B.S., electrical engineering, University, 1985

Recognition and awards
Listed in Who’s Who (2007), NSF CAREER Award (1998), University Cyril and Methodius, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, College of Engineering Award for Best Achievement in One Year (1981-1985), University Cyril and Methodius, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, Award for Best Student from the College of Engineering (1985 and 1990)

Selected publications

D. Guo, T. Fang, A. Moore, D. Brinkman, R. Akis, I. Sankin, C. Ringhofer, and D. Vasileska, “Numerical Simulation of Copper Migration in Single Crystal CdTe”, IEEE J. Photovoltaics, in press.

D. Brinkman, D. Guo, R. Akis, C. Ringhofer, I. Sankin, T. Fang, and D. Vasileska, “Self-Consistent Simulation of CdTe Solar Cells With Active Defects”, J. Appl. Phys. Vol. 118, pp. 035704-1 – 035704-11, July, 2015.

T. H. Both, G. I. Wirth and D. Vasileska, “1/f Noise Simulation in MOSFETs Under Cyclo-Stationary Conditions Using SPICE Simulator”, Special Issue of J. Comp. Electronics.  Vol. 14, pp:15-20, March 2015.

D. Vasileska, “Modeling Thermal Effects in Nano-Devices”, Microelectronic Engineering, Vol. 109 (9), pp. 163–167, 2013.

B. Padmanabhan, D. Vasileska and S. M. Goodnick, “Current degradation in GaN HEMTs: Is Self-Heating Responsible?”, ECS (Electrochemical Society) Transactions, Vol. 49(1), pp.103-109, 2012.


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