Arizona State University and the Ira. A. Fulton Schools of Engineering are leaders in innovation and those standards remain high when it comes to partnering with industry. 

A perfect example of an innovative collaboration is the working relationship between Professor Hugh Barnaby and the CEO and Founder of IceMOS Technology Samuel Anderson ’90 MS in electrical engineering. IceMOS Technology is an international company with Tempe ties that specializes in customized, cost-effective and high-performance Superjunction MOSFETs, 

MOSFETs are the most widely used semiconductors devices around and Hugh Barnaby is a leading expert in this field. 

Anderson contacted Barnaby a few years ago to assess the survivability of power MOSFETs in the high radiation environment you find in space. Barnaby jumped at the chance to work on compelling research with a local company known to employ ASU graduates.

That initial ask turned into a synergetic partnership that has gone far beyond that one request. Over the years, Barnaby worked on several product evaluations, led multiple projects, directed research, and convened leading global partners with stellar outcomes. As a result, the leadership at IceMOS Technology, Anderson, and stakeholder Fuyu Lin, wanted to solidify their relations with Barnaby and ASU by creating the IceMOS Professorship in Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering.

“I am truly honored to have been selected as the IceMOS Professor in ECEE,” says Barnaby. “Clear goals drive their research and that makes this partnership exciting.” 

This annual professorship became official on October 29, 2020, and will help cement and advance the already strong relationships with ASU and IceMOS Technology.

“We are delighted to support Professor Barnaby’s honor as the IceMOS Annual Professor,” says Anderson. And Lin agrees saying, “We look forward to continuing our long-standing support of ASU.”

The IceMOS Professorship in Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering will provide broad faculty and student support over the next three years.

To learn more about sponsored professorships, contact Wendy Nelson.