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Kenji Nomura

Asst Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Academic-Researcher, Center for Magnetic Recording Research




Development of new semiconductor material and high performance flexible electronic devices for next generation electronics

Nomura's research is interdisciplinary and spans the fields of material science and device physics. His expertise lies in the development of wide bandgap semiconductor and electronic devices. His research opens the field of amorphous oxide semiconductor based thin-film transistor technology and significantly contributes to the advancement of oxide electronics. One key objective of his current research is to develop new amorphous oxide semiconductor materials and high-performance electronic devices for next generation wearable electronics, such as display and sensor applications. His group also has interest in advanced oxide-based nanostructured electronic devices. His research group works on a variety of aspects from material design, syntheses, film growth to device modeling, fabrication and testing based on theoretical and experimental approaches. His research aims to further develop oxide semiconductor device technology based on novel material development.

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Kenji Nomura received his Ph.D. degree in Material science engineering from the Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan, in 2004. Afterwards, he was a post-doctoral researcher in Material science laboratory, Tokyo Tech. He became an Associate Professor in the Frontier research center at Tokyo Tech in 2010. He developed a key semiconductor material and invented high-performance oxide-TFTs. He worked at Qualcomm Inc as a principal engineer from 2012-2017. He has led multiple semiconductor material development projects. In 2018, he joined the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California San Diego as a faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

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