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John Robertson

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For the past six years at ASU, Professor 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, Robertson 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 and 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
Research Interests

Expertise: Semiconductor fabrication technology. Strategic development of technology.

Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 401Professional Design Project I
MFG 461Manufact Enterprise Operations
EGR 590Reading and Conference
EGR 593Applied Project
EGR 599Thesis
EGR 792Research
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
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 599Thesis
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 599Thesis
Honors / Awards
  • ASEE Best paper award, 2007
  • Professor of the Year nominee 2006