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Congratulations to Nico Wainstein for receiving the Yablonovitch Research Award!

July 2nd, 2020

The Yablonovitch Research award is given for excellence in micro/nanoelectronics, photonics, and electromagnetism.

In his work on compact modeling of inline phase-change RF switches (IPCS), Nico developed the first physics-based compact model of the IPCS, experimentally validated by 1 nanosecond

electrical thermometry of the heater during device operation, 2) finite element method simulations, and 3) RF measurements. The model enables rapid device optimization, and the design and simulation of large-scale circuits composed of IPCS with varying substrates, dielectrics, and PCM.

Congratulations, Nico!!