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Greg Snider

Greg Snider

Professor and Interim Chair

Department of Electrical Engineering

Professor and Interim Chair
College of Engineering


Phone: 574-631-4148

Office: 275 Fitzpatrick Hall


Ph.D, University of California - Santa Barbara, 1991

M.S., University of California - Santa Barbara, 1987

B.S., EE California State Polytechnic University, 1983


I am originally from southern California, and got my Ph.D. at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where my advisor was Evelyn Hu. After finishing my Ph.D. I did a post-doc at Cornell University working for Harold Craighead. I�ve worked in industry twice. The first time was for two years at Motorola following my B.S. degree, and the second was for one year for Galileo Electro-Optics following my post-doc. I came to Notre Dame in 1994, and am currently serving as the Associate Chair for Graduate Studies for the EE Department.

Summary of Activities/Interests

My research in the last few years has focused on the design, fabrication, and measurements of micro and nanoelectronic devices. In the micro regime, my group works on CMOS circuits to study packaging issues, as well as to interface CMOS to nano devices. On the nano side, my research focuses on single-electron devices including Quantum-dot Cellular Automata (QCA) and single-electron transistors (SETs). QCA is a computational paradigm that offers ultra-low power dissipation and scalability down to molecular dimensions. SETs are the most sensitive electrometers known, and my group is investigating them for use in a variety of sensor applications. The limit for SETs has typically been the low operating temperature required, but resent developments in my group open the way for application in fields such as photo-detection and nanofluidics.


Researching Abroad for Applications to be used in Quantum Computing

August 6, 2018

NDEE graduate student, Thomas Zirkle traveled to France to conduct cryogenic research and use an active-interferometry technique to take cryogenic measurements, which until now, has not been used on single electron devices. The results may lead to applications used in quantum computing.

NDnano announces 2018 Seed Grant Program Recipients

July 18, 2018

Nine faculty members from the University of Notre Dame’s College of Engineering and College of Science have been awarded four grants through the Center for Nano Science and Technology (NDnano) Seed Grant Program. 

Leadership Changes

July 18, 2018

This August will mark the beginning of new leadership not only in the University of Notre Dame’s College of Engineering but also the Department of Electrical Engineering.

Leadership Changes

July 17, 2018

EE chair Tom Fuja will soon be taking over as the CoE's new interim dean. Greg Snider will be taking his place as interim EE chair.

Snider Named 2018 IEEE Fellow

November 27, 2017

Gregory Snider, professor of electrical engineering, has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).