Muhannad Bakir has been appointed as the ON Semiconductor Junior Professor in Analog Integrated Circuit Design, effective August 15.
After graduating from Georgia Tech with his Ph.D. in ECE in 2003, Dr. Bakir worked as a research engineer in the Microelectronics Research Center/Nanotechnology Research Center until 2010 and then joined the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering as an associate professor. He also serves as the associate director of the Interconnect and Packaging Center, and he leads the 3D Integrated Systems Group, consisting of seven Ph.D. students who explore the design, fabrication, and characterization of 3D electronic systems and advanced interconnect networks.
Dr. Bakir's specific research and educational interests focus on 3D electronic system integration, advanced cooling and power delivery for 3D systems, biosensors and their integration with CMOS circuitry, and nanofabrication technology. The editor of the book, Integrated Interconnect Technologies for 3D Nanoelectronic Systems, he is the author or co-author of more than 70 refereed journal and conference publications, five book chapters, 12 U.S. patents, and multiple invited presentations.
Dr. Bakir has received numerous awards and honors at this early stage of his career. Most recently, he received the 2012 DARPA Young Faculty Award and the 2011 IEEE Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technology Society Outstanding Young Engineer Award. He is also an invited participant to the 2012 National Academy of Engineering Frontiers in Engineering Symposium, which is taking place September 13-15 at the General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Mich.