Qiliang Li

Associate Professor
Virginia Microelectronics Consortium (VMEC) Professor
Engineering 3250
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F: 1:30 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.
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Qiliang Li received Ph.D. (2004) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University. His doctoral research was in the area of molecular electronics and hybrid silicon/molecular field effect transistors and memories. In Oct. 2004, he joined the Semiconductor Electronics Division of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, MD, as a research scientist, where he was involved with the fabrication, characterization and simulation of CMOS and nanoelectronics materials and devices. He joined the faculty of George Mason University as an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2007, and promoted to Associate Professor in 2012. He received the honor of Virginia Microelectronics Consortium Professorship in 2007. He received NSF CAREER Award in 2009, Mason Emerging Researcher/Scholar/Creator Award in 2011 and the VSE Rising Star Award in 2011. He has worked on molecular electronics, nanoelectronics, solar cell, ferroelectric memory and magnetoresistance devices. He authored or coauthored more than 60 technical papers and has two U.S. patents.

Possible Advisee Scholarly Paper Topics

1. Emerging nanomaterials: simulation and/or experimental
2. New semiconductor devices: simulation and/or experimental
3. High-performance non-volatile memory devices
4. Non-volatile memory system
5. Novel solar cells and rechargeable batteries
6. Radio antennas

Possible Senior Design Project Topics

1. Design a control system for temperature, gas flow and pressure
2. Passive RFID system
3. Design an atomic layer deposition system


Semester Catalog Coursesort descending Room Lecture Times Syllabus
Spring 2016 ECE 333 Linear Electronics I Sandbridge Hall 107 TR: 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Spring 2016 ECE 685 Nanoelectronics Music Theater Building 1002 R: 7:20 pm - 10:00 pm
Fall 2016 ECE 305 Electromagnetic Theory Art and Design 2003 T: 7:20 pm - 10:00 pm
Fall 2016 ECE 584 Semiconductor Device Fundamentals Innovation Hall 131 W: 7:20 pm - 10:00 pm

MS and PhD Theses

Author Titlesort descending Thesis Link Program Defense Date
Sharma, Deepak K. Electronic Transport and Low Frequency Noise Characterization in Si Nanowire and 2-dimensional MoS2 based Field-effect Transistors Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering Friday, April 11, 2014
YUAN, HUI Metal Contacts on Low-Dimensional Materials Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering Thursday, November 13, 2014
Zhu, Hao Novel Non-volatile Memory and Topological Insulator Field-effect Transistors Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering Friday, November 22, 2013
Rani, Asha Simulation and Modeling of SONOS Non-Volatile Memory Master of Science in Electrical Engineering Monday, April 26, 2010


Senior Design Projects

Group Members Title Selected Deliverables Semester
Jacob Dilles, Jason Hartman, Mary Hatfield, Kevin Nicotera, Elton Williams Digital Optical Spectrum Analyzer Fall 2012

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