In 1976, Prof. Feng was a graduate student for G.E. Stillman, where he conducted LPE growth and fabricated 1.3 um InGaAsP/InP detectors. Our department found a photo of him working hard:
Attention former graduate students:
Donations are open for the Milton Feng Scholarship in ECE, founded by former alumnus Rich Chan. You can donate through the department by going to: http://www.ece.illinois.edu/donate/online.asp
Congratulations to Professor Feng and all past and current members of the HSIC group for this award! Overall, the HSIC group has been awarded 16 patents and has published over 50 papers on the light-emitting transistor and transistor laser.
Professor Feng would like to thank all former and current HSIC group members for their efforts.
The October 2013 issue of Proc. IEEE features the 50th anniversary of the LED. Take a look at this issue, featuring articles by great Illinois alumni like Nick Holonyak, George Craford, Russ Dupuis, Fred Kish, John Dallesassee, Dennis Deppe, John Rossi, Joy Laskar, Han Wui Then, and Milton Feng. Of course other non-Illinois alumni are featured as well (Kroemer, Alferov, Iga, Kumagai, Nakamura), and this issue is chock-full of the illustrious history of light-emitting semiconductors. Highly recommended!
Congratulations to Dr. Donald Cheng for winning Best Student Paper at CSMANTECH 2011 for his paper titled, “Type-II DHBTs Microwave Characterization and Metallization Issues”. This paper described the problem of emitter-to-base shorts during the fabrication of Type-II submicron DHBTs. He presented designs of experiment to identify the problem, as well as the solution to the problem. Ultimately, the BE shorts were minimized, and devices were fabricated with room temperature current gain cutoff frequency (fT) up to 680 GHz.
Find the award announcement here: http://www.csmantech.org/Conference%20Information/paperawards.html
Best of luck to our friend Donald at Infinera Corporation.
Two great new articles on the transistor laser were published this month!
From Compound Semiconductor: “The Transistor Laser: A Radical, Revolutionary Device”
and from Optics and Photonics News: “The Metamorphosis of a Transistor into a Laser”
Professor Feng gave an invited lecture on the transistor laser at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology’s Institute for Advanced Study. He covers the history of its invention, the basic physics of operation, current research results, and future expectations for the novel device.
See the webcast here: Video
At Professor Feng’s 60th birthday party on July 16th, 2010, Richard Chan unveiled the Milton Feng Endowed Scholarship. The scholarship was formed through contributions by friends, colleagues, and former students. It was a fitting end to an evening of symposium-style talks, dinner, drinks, and general merrymaking.
Please contact Eric Iverson to inquire about pictures of the event.
UPDATE 2014: If you are interested in donating, please visit the ECE donations page