MSE Seminar Series: David Meyer (Naval Research Lab)


Kimball Hall B11


Integration of emerging electronic materials to enhance coupled-phenomena devices

Compound semiconductor devices have long been pursued because of their advantageous electrical properties such as high carrier mobility, high saturated velocity, wide bandgap, large breakdown strength, and ability to support heterostructure band engineering. Epitaxial integration of dissimilar crystalline materials, enabled by recent advances in thin film synthesis techniques, have made it possible to couple multiple material aspects (such as mechanical, thermal, optical, and electrical) together in cross-domain devices. This talk will discuss several examples of device-level heterogeneous integration of metal oxides and nitrides, and the performance advantages they bring.

Dr. Meyer graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in 2008 with a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering and then joined the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL).  During his time at NRL, he has developed experience in heterostructure design/simulation, molecular beam epitaxy thin film growth, device microfabrication processing development, and dc/RF electrical characterization of III-N materials and devices.  In 2020, he was promoted to head of the Electromagnetics Technology Branch where he currently manages approximately 30 materials scientists, electrical engineers, physicists, mathematicians, post-docs and technicians who perform a host of research projects related to the development of solid-state and vacuum electronics technology for microwave and millimeter-wave applications.  Dr. Meyer is a senior member of IEEE and was awarded the Dr. Delores M. Etter Top Navy Scientists and Engineers Award in 2017 and the Sigma Xi Young Investigator Award in 2018.  He has co-authored over 85 journal articles and 95 invited talks.