Clifton G. Fonstad
Vitesse Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; executive director of the Eni-MIT Solar Frontiers Center
areas of expertise: solar energy, thermo-photovoltaics, optoelectronic devices, heterogeneous integration and micro-scale hybrid self-assembly, mems-based biomedical sensors and probes
Clifton G. Fonstad Jr. received his BS degree in 1965 from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and his SM and PhD degrees in 1966 and 1970, respectively, from MIT.
He is the Vitesse Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in semiconductor devices and technology, and directs a graduate student research group focused on monolithically integrating III-V functionality with silicon electronic circuits. Additional interests include opto-electronic devices, molecular beam epitaxy and thermo-photovoltaics. With his students and collaborators, Fonstad has published more than 160 articles in refereed technical journals. He is also the author of Microelectronic Devices and Circuits, an undergraduate text on semiconductor device physics, models and applications; this text can be downloaded at no cost from: http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/34219.
Fonstad currently serves as the executive director of the Eni-MIT Solar Frontiers Center. He also serves on the MIT Hobby Shop Committee, and bike-commutes daily to MIT. He is a fellow of the IEEE and a member of the American Physical Society.
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