Prof. Mark Rodwell





Prof. M. Rodwell



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Mark Rodwell holds the Doluca Family Endowed Chair and is a Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at UCSB. He received the 1994,1997,1998, 2014, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2023 UCSB Electrical Engineering teaching awards.


From 2018-2023 he directed the SRC/DARPA Center for Converged TeraHertz Communications and Sensing.  From 2007-14 he directed the SRC Nonclassical CMOS Research Center. From 1996-2018 he directed the UCSB Nanofabrication Lab during its growth to a 500-user facility.


He was born in the U.K. in 1960, and emigrated to the U.S.A. in 1967. He received a B.S.E.E. in IC design (1980, University of Tennessee, Knoxville), an M.S.E.E. in signal processing (1982, Stanford University), and a Ph.D. in semiconductor devices (1988, Stanford University).  During 1981-1984 he worked at AT&T Bell Labs.


His research group works to extend the operation of electronics to the highest feasible frequencies. Their research thus includes semiconductor devices (diodes & transistors) and fabrication processes, circuit design, instruments, and communications systems.


Particular interests include IC design above 50 GHz in Silicon and III-V IC technologies, THz InP bipolar transistors, THz III-V MOSFETs, and mm-wave wireless communications system design.


Prof. Rodwell received the 2022 University Research Award from the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) and the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) for his development of millimeter and sub-millimeter-wave InP HBTs and III-V MOSFETs. He received the 2010 IEEE Sarnoff Award and the 2009 IEEE IPRM Conference Award for the development of InP-based bipolar IC technology, at both the device and the circuit design levels, for mm-wave and sub-mm-wave applications. His group's work on GaAs Schottky-diode ICs for picosecond / mm-wave instrumentation was awarded the 1997 IEEE Microwave Prize and the 1998 European Microwave Conference Microwave Prize. His group's collaborative development, with Prof. Madhow's group, of mm-wave line-of-sight MIMO received the 2012 IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award. He received a 1989 NSF Presidential Young Investigator award. He was elected IEEE Fellow in 2003.


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University of California, Santa Barbara

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

2205F Engineering Science Building, 451 Mesa Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93117



Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering