Gerald J. Iafrate Ph.D.
Prof. Gerald J. Iafrate is currently a professor of electrical and computer engineering at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, where his work include quantum transport in nanostructures such as resonant tunneling diodes and quantum dots. He is also studying quantum dissipation, with emphasis on ratchet-like transport phenomena and nonequilibrium processes in nanosystems. Dr. Iafrate is a fellow of the IEEE, APS, and AAAS.
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EducationBS in Physics, Long Island University, 1963; MS in Physics, Fordham University,1965; Ph.D. in Physics, Polytechnic Inst. of Brooklyn, 1970.
Dr. Iafrate joined the faculty of North Carolina State University as a professor of electrical and computer engineering in August, 2001. Previously, he was a professor of electrical engineering at the University of Notre Dame, where he also served as associate dean for research in the College of Engineering, and as the first director of a newly established University Center for Excellence in Nanoscience and Technology. He is a fellow of three major professional societies: The American Physical Society (APS), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Recent research interests include high field quantum transport in band-engineering heterostructures, molecular electronics, and quantum coherence and entanglement in interacting quantum systems.
In 1998, Prof. Iafrate received the prestigious Hammer Award from Vice President Al Gore for being a member of the Federated Laboratory Team who conceived and created the Federated Laboratory Concept for Reinventing Government.
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