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Alan Seabaugh

Alan C. Seabaugh

Frank M. Freimann Chair Professor

Department of Electrical Engineering

Frank M. Freimann Chair Professor
College of Engineering


Phone: 574-631-4473

Office: 230A Fitzpatrick Hall


Ph.D.E.E. University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 1985


Alan Seabaugh is a Frank Freimann Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame and Director of the DARPA/MARCO STARnet Center for Low Energy Systems Technology. He received the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, in 1985 and joined the University of Notre Dame in 1999, following positions at the National Bureau of Standards (1979-1986), Texas Instruments Incorporated (1986-1997), and Raytheon Systems Company (1997-1999). He has authored/coauthored more than 300 papers and holds 23 U.S. patents. He served as editor for the IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices (2010-2015) and is an IEEE Fellow. He received the International Symposium on Compound Semiconductor Quantum Devices Award in 2011 for seminal contributions and leadership in semiconductor devices and circuits based on quantum-mechanical tunneling. 

Summary of Activities/Interests

Research Interests: What limits density, speed, power, linearity, gain, noise, and efficiency in devices? What new device capabilities can boost electronic system performance?  Current research: tunnel field-effect transistors, atomically-thin transistors, ionic and ferroelectric memory, self powered electronics.

Courses: Electromagnetic Fields and Waves, Analog Integrated Circuits Design, Semiconductor Devices, Electronics


NDnano Announces New Center Director

January 15, 2018

Alan Seabaugh, the Frank M. Freimann Professor of Electrical Engineering, has been named the director of the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Nano Science and Technology.

Electron Microscopy Unlocks a Door to a New Era of Discovery

December 14, 2017

The phrase “larger than life” many times throughout history has been applied to describe the impact of scientific discoveries and revolutionary technologies. At the University of Notre Dame, precision instruments and state-of-the-art facilities, such as the electron microscopy core within the Integrated Imaging Facility, are beginning to fill in gaps and reveal details that are propelling science beyond what is known.

Researchers at NDnano Look Two Steps Ahead to Stand Apart in a Competitive Field

August 24, 2017

Notre Dame’s nanotechnology research efforts date back to the 1980s, when the studies were mostly simulation-based and focused on computation advancements. In the three decades since, research at the University’s Center for Nano Science and Technology (NDnano) has grown and evolved in a forward-thinking and distinctive way.

NDIIF Announces Two Awards — Best Imaging Publications for 2015

May 5, 2016

The Notre Dame Integrated Imaging Facility has announced two awards for the best imaging publications for calendar year 2015 - April 15, 2016.

Seabaugh Honored at Notre Dame Home Game

November 16, 2015

Alan Seabaugh, the Frank M. Freimann Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director of the Center for Low Energy Systems Technology, was honored at the November 14 Notre Dame home game for his efforts in engineering low-energy technologies that get the most out of computers and other electronic systems.