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John Robertson

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Faculty, POLY Campus, Mailcode 2180
Biography

Professor, Department of Engineering Technology, College of Technology and Innovation

For the past 6 years at ASU, John Robertson has been building the ASU Polytechnic Microelectronics program in close collaboration with a strong network of local industry leaders. The program has adopted many innovative approaches to allow the teaching environment to stay abreast of the massive capital projects that characterize the rapid and continuous evolution of semiconductor technology. Flexible web-class hybrid courses have been developed to attract working students and better prepare them for new business and job opportunities. Research is based on a 15,000 sq ft clean room facility and is directed towards improvements in process characterization and control. His external interests include contributions to a Chief Engineer Certificate through the JACMET industry-academic training consortium that is based on the campus. He is a member of the College P & T Committee and a past member of the Senate and Chair of PCAPC.

Before joining ASU, John was an executive at Motorola with responsibilities for new product design and external sponsored research. Before that, he held the Lothian Chair at Edinburgh University in the UK where he was Director of a national research center for semiconductor technology. He was a Science & Technology advisor to PM Thatcher and was closely involved with the build-up of collaborative European research programs.

Education

PhD University of Edinburgh (UK) 1971
MSc University of Dundee (UK), 1969
BSc (1st Honors) St Andrews University (UK) 1966

Expertise

Semiconductor fabrication technology. Strategic development of technology.

Research Interests

Development of novel non-volatile memories, characterization of technology maturity, new educational approaches for greater technology competitiveness

Awards

Professor of the Year nominee 2006. ASEE Best paper award, 2007.

Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 334Analog-Digital Interface
EGR 402Professional Design Project II
MET 461Capstone Project II
EST 471Capstone Design II
MFG 485Engineering Internship
EGR 593Applied Project
EGR 599Thesis
EGR 792Research
EGR 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 402Professional Design Project II
MET 461Capstone Project II
MFG 461Manufact Enterprise Operations
EST 471Capstone Design II
EGR 590Reading and Conference
EGR 593Applied Project
EGR 599Thesis
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
UET 305Intro to Microelectronics
EGR 334Analog-Digital Interface
EGR 401Professional Design Project I
EGR 402Professional Design Project II
EET 430Instrumentation & Measurement
EGR 430Design Fab Arch Elect Devices
MET 460Capstone Project I
MET 461Capstone Project II
EST 470Capstone Design I
EST 471Capstone Design II
MFG 485Engineering Internship
EGR 590Reading and Conference
EGR 593Applied Project
EGR 599Thesis
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 599Thesis
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
UET 331Electronic Materials
EST 380Electronic Devices
EGR 394Special Topics
MET 409Applied Engineering Economics
EGR 485Engineering Internship
MET 509Applied Engineering Economics
EGR 590Reading and Conference
EGR 592Research
EGR 593Applied Project
EGR 598Special Topics
EGR 599Thesis
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
AET 210Measurements and Testing
UET 305Intro to Microelectronics
EGR 334Analog-Digital Interface
EGR 430Design Fab Arch Elect Devices
EET 430Instrumentation & Measurement
EGR 481Enterprise Economics
EGR 485Engineering Internship
EST 499Individualized Instruction
EET 530Electronic Test Syst & Apps
EGR 590Reading and Conference
EGR 593Applied Project
EGR 599Thesis
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 599Thesis
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
UET 331Electronic Materials
EST 380Electronic Devices
EGR 394Special Topics
EGR 483Manufacturing System Operation
EST 499Individualized Instruction
EST 584Internship
EGR 584Internship
EGR 590Reading and Conference
EST 590Reading and Conference
EGR 592Research
EST 593Applied Project
EGR 593Applied Project
EGR 599Thesis
EST 599Thesis
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
UET 305Intro to Microelectronics
EGR 333Distributed Circuits & Systems
EGR 334Analog-Digital Interface
EET 430Instrumentation & Measurement
EGR 430Design Fab Arch Elect Devices
EGR 481Enterprise Economics
EET 530Electronic Test Syst & Apps
EST 593Applied Project
EST 599Thesis
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 318Manufacturing Systems Proj II
EST 380Electronic Devices
UET 418Systems on Silicon
EST 499Individualized Instruction
UET 518Systems on Silicon
EST 590Reading and Conference
EGR 593Applied Project
EST 593Applied Project
EGR 599Thesis
EST 599Thesis
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
UET 305Intro to Microelectronics
EGR 333Distributed Circuits & Systems
EGR 334Analog-Digital Interface
EGR 394Special Topics
UET 411Layer Deposition Technology
EET 430Instrumentation & Measurement
UET 511Layer Deposition Technology
EET 530Electronic Test Syst & Apps
EGR 584Internship
EGR 590Reading and Conference
EGR 593Applied Project
EGR 599Thesis