Massimo Fischetti of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department (ECE) has won the 2011 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Cledo Brunetti Award, established in 1975 for outstanding contributions to nanotechnology and miniaturization in the electronics arts. Dr. Fischetti’s research specialties are electronic transport in semiconductors, Monte Carlo simulations, quantum transport, and the physics of semiconductor devices. Among other awards, he has received IBM Technical Innovation Awards in 1987 and 1989 and an IBM Research Division Award in 1993.
Recipient selection of the Brunetti Award is administered through the Technical Field Awards Council of the IEEE Awards Board.
Fischetti earned his B.S. from the University of Milan, Italy, in 1974 and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1978. He is associated with the ECE department’s Emerging Electronics Laboratory, which studies theoretical and numerical problems related to nano-scale semiconductor devices and structures.
Dr. Fischetti has also served as a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Applied Physics and Applied Physics Letters from 2005-2007, the International Advisory Committee of the International Workshop on Computational Electronics from 1991-2004, and the Program Committee of the International Conference on Nonequilibrium Carrier Dynamics in Semiconductors in 2003. (August 2010)