Ph.D., Ohio State University
Georgios Trichopoulos joined the Fulton Schools in late 2015 as an assistant professor of electrical engineering.
His research focuses on the development of hardware that can more accurately and efficiently detect millimeter wave (mmW) and terahertz (THz) frequencies, something of the last frontier of the electromagnetic spectrum. These frequencies represent a gap in between the long-wavelength microwaves emitted by electronics and the very short-wavelength radiation of photonics.
“We’ve never had economically affordable technology to detect these frequencies until recently,” said Trichopoulos. “The question now is how can we use these frequencies? How best can we apply them?”
While mmW and THz already see use in a range of technologies, including pharmaceuticals, medical imaging, non-destructive electronic evaluation, telecommunications and security, most notably airport body scanners, Trichopoulos wants to explore their untapped potential.
“Right now, THz lacks a ‘killer’ app,” said Trichopoulos. “While I’m here at ASU, I not only want to achieve my research aspirations, but see the results of my research in the real world. I want my work to become translated into products that can have a broad impact.”
Additionally welcome the following new faculty in the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering:
Ph.D., Michigan State University
Upon completion of her doctoral degree in electrical engineering, Lei joined the High Power Conversion Lab of GE Global Research in Niskayuna, New York. Before joining ASU, she worked at ULC Robotics in Long Island, New York. Her research focuses on energy storage, as well as the integration of renewable energy sources into power grids, hybrid and electric vehicles and power management for smart and micro grids.
Ph.D., Stanford University
Prior to joining ASU King was Principal Scientist and Technical Fellow at Spectrolab, Inc. In 2006, his work led to the first solar cell of any type to reach over 40% efficiency. King received the 2010 William R. Cherry Award, given by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for “outstanding contributions to photovoltaic science and technology,” and is a co-founding editor of the IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics. His research covers high-efficiency silicon and III-V photovoltaics, solid-state device physics, multi-junction solar cells and thin-film compound semiconductor growth and characterization.
Ph.D., Purdue University
Before joining ASU in August 2015, Qin worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Georgia Institute of Technology. He has also worked at GE Global Research Headquarters in Niskayuna, New York. He brings expertise in power electronics, high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission and DC grids, along with transportation electrification and electric drives.
Look for additional announcements about new faculty members in the Fulton Schools of Engineering in the coming weeks.