Jesus del Alamo, the Donner Professor, has been named Fellow of the American Physical Society. He is cited “For fundamental contributions to the development of III-V compound semiconductor electronics.”
After graduating with his PhD from Stanford in 1985, del Alamo joined NTT Research Laboratories in Atsugi, Japan. There over a two and a half year period, he started investigating heterojunction transistors based on III-V compound semiconductors such as GaAs, InGaAs and InP. Del Alamo joined MIT in 1988 and, since then, he has remained actively engaged in the investigation of advanced electronics based on these materials, initially for high-frequency communications and radar applications and more recently for future ultra-scaled logic CMOS. For his contributions to this field, he received the 2012 Intel Outstanding Researcher Award in Emerging Research Devices and the Semiconductor Research Corporation 2012 Technical Excellence Award. Professor Jesus del Alamo also received the 2012 Electron Devices Society (EDS) Education Award given annually by the IEEE in recognition of innovations in electrical engineering education. Jesus is also a Fellow of the IEEE.
The APS fellowship is a distinct honor signifying recognition by one’s professional peers for exceptional contributions to the physics enterprise. The 2014 APS Fellows and Citations can be found here.