The number of ECE ILLINOIS faculty members.
Grading: Homeworks, including Wikipedia assignments (50%). Midterm, one-page conference abstracts with short (3-5 minute) in-class pitch (10%). Final, group research paper with 15 minute in-class presentation and 3-4 page journal-style write-up (40%).
No textbook covers all topics. The class relies on handouts, slides, papers from the literature, and sections from several books including Nanoscale Energy Transport and Conversion by G. Chen (Oxford, 2004) and Low-power CMOS VLSI circuit design by K. Roy and S. Prasad (Wiley, 2000). These are both on reserve from the instructor. In addition, two related textbooks are fully available online:
A Heat Transfer Textbook by J. H. Lienhard
Principles of Semiconductor Devices by B. Van Zeghbroek