Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1996
Primary Research Areas
High-Performance Heterostructure Devices
Professor Fay's research interests include the design, fabrication, and characterization of microwave and millimeter-wave electronic devices and circuits, as well as high-speed optoelectronic devices and optoelectronic integrated circuits for fiber optic telecommunications. His research also includes the development and use of micromachining techniques for the fabrication of microwave components and packaging. His educational initiatives include the development of an advanced undergraduate laboratory course in microwave circuit design and characterization, and graduate courses in optoelectronic devices and electronic device characterization.
He was awarded the Department of Electrical Engineering's IEEE Outstanding Teacher Award in 1998-1999, and is a senior member of the IEEE. Dr. Fay's interests include high-performance heterostructure devices (e.g., HEMTs, HBTs, and III-V MOSFETs), millimeter-wave detectors and imaging, monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) design and fabrication, high-speed photodetectors and receivers, photovoltaic devices, and advanced packaging and interconnects.