Microelectronics at The Ohio State University

Preparing the next-generation workforce and developing leading-edge research for the semiconductor and microelectronics fields

The Ohio State University provides next-generation workforce education and leading-edge research in microelectronics.

Bringing together world-class research faculty and engaging innovative students, Ohio State provides transformative advances in materials design and synthesis, including wide-bandgap semiconductors, magnetic materials, and quantum materials.

Our characterization and testing facilities, including the NanoSystems Laboratory and the Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis (CEMAS), bridge academia and industry providing cross- and interdisciplinary opportunities for significant research advances for materials and device architecture.

In addition, Ohio State’s has multiple labs that are advancing radiofrequency and power, photonics and infrared, and large-scale integration and mixed-signal circuits and revolutionizing microelectronics for computing, switching and detection.

Ohio State is a leader in workforce development education and training with multiple semiconductor and microelectronics degree programs and certificates, and opportunities for industry collaboration, internships with national labs, externships with military research labs and exposure to private research foundations.

Located within a day’s drive of 50 percent of the United States and home to multiple Fortune 500 companies, Ohio State and central Ohio are well-positioned to catapult semiconductors and microelectronics into next-generation research and readiness.

Ohio State's Distinguishing Strengths

System and Circuit Architecture

  • Hardware security, trust, and assurance
  • Mm-wave/THz/antenna
  • Power Management/electrification
  • Circuit design
  • Network on a chip
  • Firmware
  • Regulators and modulators
  • RF amplifier design

Advanced Metrology

  • Electron microscopy
  • Optical spectroscopy
  • RF/power characterization
  • Electronic defect and interface spectroscopy (DLTS, DLOS)

Novel Materials and Devices

  • Beyond CMOS/emergent phenomena
  • Wide bandgap semiconductors
  • Integrated and silicon photonics
  • Quantum
  • Biodevices
  • Photonic and opto-electronic devices and sensors
  • Ferro-electronics
  • Atomistic calculations: Band structure, band offsets, defects, doping, interfaces, optical and dielectric properties, physics, quantum coherence

Manufacturing and Fabrication

  • Robotics and automation
  • Logistics
  • Process simulation for front end and wire bonding
  • Epitaxy
  • Integrated circuit design and fabrication

Workforce Training and Curriculum Development

  • Security
  • Manufacturing technology, experiential training

To learn more or connect with Ohio State microelectronics researchers, please contact the Enterprise for Research, Innovation and Knowledge.

Facts and Figures

$160M+ Annual research expenditures

2400+ Engineering Degrees Awarded Annually

20 Academic Partners Forming the Midwest Semiconductor Network

Interdisciplinary Centers and Institutes

Faculty Spotlight

Sanjay Krishna

Sanjay Krishna is the George R. Smith Professor of Engineering in the Depatment of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The Ohio State University. 


His group is involved in the development of next generation infrared detectors, arrays and imagers. Dr. Krishna is the co-founder and CTO of SK Infrared, a start-up involved with the use of infared imaging for dual use applications including early detection of skin cancer.


His achievements include receveing the Gold Medal from IIT Madras, Ralph Power Junior Faculty Award, IEEE Outstanding Engineering Award, ECE Department Outstanding Researcher Award, School of Engineering Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, NCMR-DIA Chief Scientist Award for Excellence, the NAMBE Young Investigator Award, IEEE-NTC, SPIE Early Career Achievement Award and the ISCS Young Scientist Award. Dr. Krishna has more than 200 peer-reviewed journal articles, two book chapters and ten issued patents. In addition, he is a Fellow of IEEE, OSA and SPIE.  


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