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Gregory Snider

Gregory L. Snider

Professor and Chair

Department of Electrical Engineering

Professor and Chair
College of Engineering

Email: gsnider@nd.edu

Phone: 574-631-4148

Office: 275A 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 chair of 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.


NDEE Alum in the Quantum Computing Race

October 21, 2019

NDEE alum Hubert George is one of many physicists and engineers at top tech companies across the globe running the quantum computing race. He shares about working on this exciting phenomenon as well as recalling the impact Notre Dame had on him as a student and beyond.

Woodward Family Endowment Supports NDEE Student Summer Research Experience

August 2, 2019

Grant Barthelmes, NDEE junior, is one of 20 students who participated in the summer 2019 NDnano Undergraduate Research Fellowship program. His project involved measurements with single-electron transistors, which are capable of measuring the motion of single electrons within molecules. Determining the position of an electron within a molecule will enable the use of molecules as electronic devices. Barthelmes worked under the guidance of NDEE professor and chair,Greg Snider.

NDEE Administration Changes

July 5, 2019

NDEE professor Gregory Snider has been appointed chair, effective July 1, 2019. NDEE professor Scott Howard will be taking on a new departmental service position of diversity and inclusion coordinator. NDEE professor Nick Laneman accepted the position of associate chair for graduate studies, effective August 1. Laura Doverspike came on board as the department’s new office administrator.

Find a Way, Make a Way

May 13, 2019

NDEE graduate student, Matthew Filmer, working with NDEE professors Greg Snider and Alexei Orlov, has discovered a solution to allow for cheaper and more simple deposition of single electron transistors.

Rachel Bonek: Driven by Dual-DegrEE

May 11, 2019

NDEE senior Rachel Bonek represents an exclusive sector of NDEE majors, those earning a dual-degree. Rachel received her bachelor's degree in physics and applied mathematics from neighboring Saint Mary’s College. She then went on to study one more year here at the University of Notre Dame and this May, will also receive a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from NDEE. Read more about Dual-Degree opportunities.