- DNA nanoelectronics: self-assembly of nanoscale components by DNA scaffolding, electronic devices based on hybrid organic/inorganic nanostructures.
- Spintronics: devices based on collective behavior in nanoparticle arrays.
- Nanoscale architectures: information processing paradigms based on locally connected networks.
- General subject areas: electronic devices and integrated circuits based on heterostructures, nanostructures, and molecular systems.
- Novel concepts for nanoscale electronic devices and circuits; fabrication by directed self-assembly techniques.
- Collaborative, interdisciplinary research exploring the interface between nanotechnology and biotechnology for applications in computing, signal processing and sensing.
Richard A. Kiehl joined ECEE in 2014. He was professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Davis, where he served as chair from 2008 to 2013. Prior to that he was professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Minnesota from 1999 to 2008 and acting professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University from 1996 to 1999. From 1992 to 1995 he was assistant director of the Quantum Electron Device Laboratory at Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd, Japan. He was a member of technical staff at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center (1985-1992), AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill (1980-1985), and Sandia National Laboratories (1974-1980). He received the Ph. D. degree from the School of Electrical Engineering, Purdue University.
Ph.D., electrical engineering, Purdue University (1974)
M.S., electrical engineering, Purdue University (1970)
B.S., electrical engineering, Purdue University (1970)
Recognition and awards
Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
R. J. Macedo, S. E. Harrison, T. S. Dorofeeva, J. S. Harris, and R. A. Kiehl, “Nanoscale Probing of Local Electrical Characteristics on MBE-Grown Bi2Te3 Surfaces under Ambient Conditions,” Nano Letters, vol. 15 (7), pp 4241–4247, 2015. DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b00542. Published online: June, 1, 2015.
S. Hihath, R. A. Kiehl, and K. van Benthem, “Interface composition between Fe3O4 nanoparticles and GaAs for spintronic applications,” J. Appl. Physics, vol. 116, pp. 084306-1 – 084306-9 Aug. 2014.
P. M. Riechers, J. Chen, C. B. Murray, R. A. Kiehl, “Fe3O4/GaAs hybrid ferromagnet/semiconductor nanostructures,” 53rd Electronic Materials Conf., Santa Barbara, Calif., June 22-24, 2011.
R. A. Kiehl, J. D. Le, P. Candra, R. C. Hoye, and T. R. Hoye, “Charge storage model for hysteretic negative-differential resistance in metal-molecule-metal junctions, Appl. Phys. Lett., Vol. 88, p. 172102, Apr. 24, 2006.
Y. Y. Pinto, J. D. Le, N. C. Seeman, K. Musier-Forsyth, T. A. Taton, and R. A. Kiehl, “Sequence-encoded self-assembly of multiple-nanocomponent arrays by 2D DNA scaffolding,” Nano Lett., Vol. 4, pp. 2399-2402, Dec. 2005.
T. Ohshima and R. A. Kiehl, “Operation of bistable phase-locked single-electron tunneling logic elements,” J. Appl. Phys., Vol. 80, pp. 912-923, July, 1996.
Book chapter: R. A. Kiehl, “Complementary Heterostructure FET Integrated Circuits,” chapter in High-Speed Heterostructure Devices, R. A. Kiehl and T.C.L.G. Sollner, Eds., (Semiconductors and Semimetals Treatise, Vol. 41, R. K. Willardson, A. C. Beer, and E. R. Weber, Treatise Eds.), Academic Press:New York, 1994.
R. A. Kiehl, P. M. Solomon, and D. J. Frank, “Heterojunction FET’s in III-V compounds (Invited),” IBM J. Research and Devel., Vol. 34, pp. 506-529, July, 1990.