Rashmi Jha is an associate professor in the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. She finished
her Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University in the years 2006 and 2003
respectively, and B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, India in
the year 2000. Prior to joining the University of Toledo, she worked as a process integration engineer for the 45 nm and 32 nm high-k/ metal gate
based CMOS technology at IBM Semiconductor Research and Development Center (SRDC), East Fishkill, NY. Her research expertise lies in the areas of high permittivity (high-k) transition metal oxide and
metal gate electrodes based advanced Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor (CMOS FET)
fabrication and characterization for the next-generation analog, digital, and memory applications. She has been
granted 11 US patents in the areas of advanced CMOS device fabrication and integration with high-k/metal gates and
has filed 1 US patent in the area of nanoelectronic memristor device technology. She has been a recipient of CAREER Award from National Science Foundation in 2013,
IBM Faculty Award in 2012, NSF BRIGE Award in 2011, IBM Invention Achievement Award in 2007, Materials Research Society's Graduate Student Award in 2006,
Applied Materials Fellowship Award in 2005-2006, and the best student paper award nomination in IEEE International
Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) in 2005. Her current research efforts are focused on developing transition metal
oxide based nanoelectronic memristive/Resistive RAM (RRAM) devices, graphene based devices, and
sustainable photovoltaic device technologies.
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Areas of Expertise:
Fabrication, process integration, and electrical characterization of advanced CMOS devices, CMOS process development and manufacturing in 300 mm fabrication facility, transition metal oxide based nanoscale device fabrication and electrical characterization, material interface analysis in nanostructured electronic devices through novel electrical characterization techniques, semiconductor device physics and modeling.
Nanoelectronic memristor/Resistive RAM (RRAM) device technology for high density non-volatile memories and adaptive neural circuits/neuromorphic computing, graphene and carbon nanotube based low-cost electrodes for large-scale flexible, transparent, and printable electronic devices, sustainable photovoltaic device technologies
- Industrial: Midwest MicroDevices LLC (MEMs Foundry, Toledo), CoreTech Consultancy (Thin Film for Solar Cell Applications Start-up Company, Toledo), Pilkington North America (TCO/Glass Manufacturer, Toledo), Structured Materials Industries (ALD/MOCVD Thin Films, NJ), Sematech (Semiconductor Company Consortia, Austin, TX).
- National Laboratories: Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Air Force Research Laboratory
- Academic: Univetsity of South Florida, School of Medicine-University of Toledo, Purdue University, University of Michigan, University of South Florida, Photovoltaic Innovation and Commercialization Center (PVIC)-University of Toledo
- SaTC: Collaborative: Exploiting Spintronics for Security, Trust and Authentication; (PI); National Science Foundation, Award # 1441733, 199,995.00 USD; 09/01/2014-08/31/2017.
- CAREER: Novel Nanoelectronic Reconfigurable Synaptic Memory Devices, (PI), National Science Foundation, Award #1254271, 01/15/2013-12/31/2017.
- IBM Faculty Award, IBM Corporation, 2012.
- SEP: Earth-abundant thin-film solar cells as a sustainable solar energy pathway (Co-PI), National Science Foundation, Award # 1230246, 09/15/2012-08/31/2016.
- I-Corps: High Density Memristive Devices for Non-Volatile Memory Applications,(PI),National Science Foundation, Award # 1242417, 07/01/2012-12/31/2012.
- BRIGE: Transition Metal Oxide Based Multifunctional Nanoelectronic Memristor Devices, (PI), National Science Foundation, Award # 1125743, 10/01/2011-09/30/2013.
- Engineering and Fabrication of MEMs Devices, Midwest MicroDevices LLC, (PI ), July-Dec 2011
- Summer Faculty Research Fellowship Award (PI), University of Toledo, Summer 2010
- Collaborative Research:II-NEW: A Digital/VLSI Test and Reliable Computing Research Laboratory (Co-PI), NSF # 0958298, 06/01/2010-05/31/2013.
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- Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, 2006
- M.S., Electrical Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, 2003
- B.Tech., Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute Of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India, 2000