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Greg Snider

Greg Snider

Professor and Director Graduate Studies

Department of Electrical 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.


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).

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.

Faculty Awards Honor Exemplary Work in Undergraduate Teaching and Advising

May 7, 2015

Four engineering faculty members among those honored by University for excellence in undergraduate teaching and advising.