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Douglas Hall

Douglas Hall

Associate Professor

Department of Electrical Engineering

Associate Professor
College of Engineering

Email: dhall@nd.edu

Phone: 574-631-8631

Office: 260 Fitzpatrick Hall


Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1991


Prof. Hall's compound semiconductor materials and device research is focused on understanding and developing new applications of native oxides for optoelectronic, electronic, and integrated optics devices. Presently, GaAs-based optoelectronic devices, optical waveguides and electronic devices are being designed, fabricated and characterized. New approaches are being explored for realizing low-loss heterostructure waveguides and photonic integrated circuits for wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) applications in optical communications. Research on the atomic-scale morphology, interface charge-trapping characteristics, and scalability of InAlP native oxides is underway in pursuit of a viable metal-oxide-(compound) semiconductor (MOS) electronic gate oxide, akin to silicon dioxide on silicon. Hall's research also includes fundamental studies of compound semiconductor native oxide properties and related processing and integration issues.

Summary of Activities/Interests

Research Interests: Optoelectronics device characterization, fabrication, and materials studies.

Courses: Photonics, Photonics Lab, Photonics Lab, Photonics


NDEE Faculty and Alumnus Obtain Quilt Packaging Patent

November 27, 2018

NDEE founded start-up company, Indiana Integrated Circuits (IIC) has obtained its thirteenth patent related to their Quilt Packaging technology. NDEE faculty researchers/inventors associated with IIC are Gary Bernstein, Patrick Fay and Wolfgang Porod. This particular patent was a result of the joint efforts of NDEE professors Scott Howard, Doug Hall, Anthony Hoffman and Gary Bernstein.