Gregory Stillman Semiconductor Research Award
Gregory Stillman received a B.S. from the University of Nebraska in 1958, an M.S. in 1965, and PhD in 1967 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Greg was a pilot in the USAF Strategic Air Command from 1958 to 1963, when he began graduate school at the University of Illinois. After completing his PhD in 1967 he served as a staff member of the MIT Lincoln Laboratories. In 1975, Greg Stillman joined the University of Illinois as a Professor of Electrical Engineering.
Greg was a member of the National Academy of Engineering; a recipient of the IEEE Jack A. Morton Award, the Heinrich Welker Medal, and GaAs Symposium Award; a fellow of the IEEE; and a principal founder of the Microelectronics Laboratory on the U of I campus. He served as the first director of the Center for Compound Semiconductor Microelectronics. Greg was noted for his contributions to the IIIV semiconductor field--including his pioneering work in ultra-pure GaAs characterization and avalanche photodetector development.
The Gregory Stillman Semiconductor Research Award was established by his colleagues and former students in1996 to honor his sixtieth birthday. Professor Stillman was a member of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty from 1975 until his death in 1999. The award is presented to one or two doctoral students who have demonstrated excellence in semiconductor research.
- The award recipient shall be enrolled in the PhD program of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
- The award recipient shall have successfully passed his or her qualifying exam.
- The award recipient shall have demonstrated excellence in research in the field of Semiconductor Research.
The online application form will be advertised on My.ECE. A complete application should consist of the student’s resume, his/her list of publications, and 2 letters of recommendation (one from the research adviser).
All applications for the Award will be judged by the ECE Graduate Fellowship Committee based on the above criteria.
The recipient(s) will be recognized during an annual Student Awards Banquet. All student recipients are featured on the second floor of the ECE Building's Student Honors Wall.
Past Recipients of the Award
|2021-2022||Ogulcan Orsel, Riley Vesto|
|2020-2021||John Carlson, Robert Kaufman, Mingye Xiong|
|2019-2020||Junyi Qiu, Kihoon Park, Hsuan-Ping Lee|
|2017-2018||Youngseok Kim, Aditya Sarathy|
|2014-2015||Rohan Bambery, Vincent Dorgan|
|2012-2013||Feng Xiong, David Estrada|
|2011-2012||Albert Liao, Mark Stuenkel|
|2010-2011||Farzan Farbiz, Antonio Giannopoulos|
|2009-2010||Zlatan Aksamija, Han Wui Then|
|2006-2007||Yu-Ju Chuang, Daniel Grasso|
|2005-2006||Laura Ruppalt, Richard Chan|
|2004-2005||Aaron J. Danner, Jie-Wei Lai|
|2003-2004||Kuo-Lih Chang, Theodore H. Chung|
|2002-2003||Michael Hattendorf, Gregory Pickrell|
|2001-2002||Aaron Thean, Shyh-Chiang Shen|