Seminar: Shahed Reza

“An Overview of Electronic Device Modeling Research at Sandia National Laboratories”
Thursday, April 6 at 2:00pm
LAR 234


Sandia National Laboratories is the premier engineering lab in the world. Established in 1949, Sandia is a multimission laboratory with the primary goal of advancing U.S. national security by developing various science-based technologies. In this talk, an overview of electronic device modeling research at Sandia labs will be presented. The rapid progress of device technology and the demand for fast and accurate model deliveries opens significant research challenges. At Sandia, novel physics-based modeling and electrical characterization methods are currently being developed. In addition, data-driven modeling methodologies are addressing rapid modeling delivery. This talk will cover some of these challenges and potential solution methods. The talk will also cover an overview of Sandia and the employment opportunities.


Dr. Shahed Reza is an R&D manager at Sandia National Laboratories. His department is involved in research activities on physics-based device and subsystem modeling methodologies. Prior to joining Sandia, he worked at multiple companies in different R&D positions. He was an RF/MW device modeling expert at Raytheon’s state of the art Gallium nitride (GaN) Fabrication facility. He worked as an analog RF and microwave circuit designer at Keysight (formerly Agilent) technologies. He was a Research Scientist at Philips Medical Systems, where he conducted research on image guided noise tomography and RF probes for Magnetic Resonance imaging. He was a Silicon design lead at the Imaging and printing Division of Hewlett-Packard. Dr. Reza has eight US patents and over 60 technical publications in peer reviewed journals and conferences. He earned his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida. The topic of his doctoral research was flicker and generation-recombination noise properties of carbon nanotubes and silicon nanowires.