Jamie Phillips

Arthur F. Thurnau Professor
Associate Chair of Undergraduate ECE Affairs
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Professor (courtesy) of Applied Physics
College of Engineering
(734) 764-4157

Jamie D. Phillips received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1994, 1996, and 1998, respectively. In his doctoral studies, he made key contributions to the epitaxial growth and device applications of self-assembled InGaAs/GaAs quantum dots, including quantum dot infrared photodetectors and lasers. He was a Postdoctoral Researcher at Sandia National Laboratories from 1998-1999, a research scientist at the Rockwell Science Center from 1999-2001, and joined the faculty in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the University of Michigan in 2002. His technical interests and contributions are in the growth, characterization, and device applications of compound semiconductor and oxide-based materials for optoelectronics and electronics where he has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles on these subjects with an h-index > 30. His current research efforts are in the areas of photovoltaics for energy harvesting, HgCdTe infrared detectors, and subwavelength dielectric gratings for infrared optics. Prof. Phillips is a member of IEEE (senior member), ASEE, AVS, and MRS, and has received an NSF CAREER award in 2003 and DARPA MTO Young Faculty Award in 2007. He serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Electronic Materials.

Research Interests: 
Professor Phillips’s research is focused on optoelectronic materials for next generation infrared detectors, solar cells, and thin film electronics. He is exploring the unique properties of nano structured materials to improve solar energy conversion efficiency using techniques including intermediate band states and light trapping.