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Engineering | School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering

David Allee

Associate Director
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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. From 2004 until 2016, Allee was also the Director of R&D for backplane electronics for the Flexible Display Center where he investigated a variety of flexible electronics applications with a focus on large area sensing arrays for radiation detection and electric and magnetic field imaging. In 2017, he became the Associate Director of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering where he oversees the online program. He has received numerous teaching awards and has been a regular consultant with several semiconductor industries. He has co-authored over 125 archival scientific publications and U.S. patents, and is a member of the National Academy of Inventors.

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

Hugh E. Chung, Hugh E. Chung, Michael McMaster, Angelo Delluomo, Oscar Vazquez, Alvin Su, Anthony M. Wilson, and David R. Allee, “Active Two-Dimensional Electric Field Imaging at Very Low Frequencies,” IEEE Sensors, vol.17 ,  issue: 21, pp. 7123-7130, Nov. 2017, 10 pages

Smith, J.W.Murphy, J.Kim, S.Rozhdestvenskyy, I.Mejia, H.Park, D.R.Allee, M. Quevedo-Lopez, B.Gnade, “Thin film CdTe based neutron detectors with high thermal neutron efficiency and gamma rejection for security applications,” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, vol. 838, pp. 117-123, 2016

Chung, W. Ye, S. Vora, S. Rednour, D. Allee, “A passive very low frequency electric field imager,” IEEE Sensors, vol.16 , issue: 9, pp. 3181 – 3187, May 2016

Allee, D. Hull, and E. Forsythe, “Very low frequency electric field imaging of concealed structures,” Military Sensing Symposium, Battlespace, Acoustic, Seismic, Magnetic and Electric-field Sensing and Signatures, 20-23 June 2016, Gaithersburg, Maryland, 9 pages

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)

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

Smith, A. Couture, and D. Allee, “Charge emission induced transient leakage currents of a-Si:H and IGZO TFTs on flexible plastic substrates,” Electronics Letters, Vol. 50, No. 2, January 16, 2014, pp. 105-106

Allee, E. Forsythe, D. Morton, and D. Hull, “Flexible hybrid electronics for large area sensing arrays: x-rays, neutrons, and low frequency electric fields,” Military Sensing Symposium, Battlespace, Acoustic, Seismic, Magnetic and Electric-field Sensing and Signatures, 28-31 October 2014, Springfield Virginia, 14 pages

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