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Jamie Phillips - University of Delaware. Newark, DE, US

Jamie Phillips

Professor and Department Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering | University of Delaware


Prof. Phillips's research interests are in new optoelectronic materials and devices.



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Jamie Phillips serves as Professor and Chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Delaware. His research interests are in new optoelectronic materials and devices based on compound semiconductors for the next generation of infrared detector systems, solar photovoltaics, IoT energy harvesting devices, and biomedical sensors. His research group aims to collaboratively solve grand challenges in energy, security, and health for a safe, sustainable future for all. He is dedicated to undergraduate and graduate education through inclusive teaching practices, design infused curriculum development, and experiential learning.

Jamie received the BS, MS, and PhD degrees at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Following graduation, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Research Scientist at the Rockwell Science Center in Thousand Oaks, California. Prior to joining the University of Delaware, Jamie was an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan, where he served in roles of Associate Chair of Undergraduate Affairs in the ECE Division and Director of the Lurie Nanofabrication Facility. He received an NSF CAREER award, DARPA MTO Young Faculty Award, IEEE Electron Devices Society Paul Rappaport Best Paper Award, and IEEE Education Society Theodore E. Batchman Best Paper Award.

Industry Expertise (2)

Electrical Engineering

Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing

Areas of Expertise (3)




Media Appearances (2)

Improving algorithms, fostering community | UDaily

University of Delaware  online


“Professor Fang is a leading scientist in the area of information retrieval and data sciences with a true gift for using these powerful techniques to address major challenges facing society such as climate change and sustainability,” said Jamie Phillips, Chair of the ECE department. “Hui is a shining example for developing the collaborative community that we aim to foster in ECE and at UD. More broadly, she has had a transformative impact on mentoring and building an enthusiastic cohort of women engineers through our WECE student group.”

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New Department Chair for Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of Delaware  online


“I am delighted to join the tradition of excellence at the University of Delaware and for the opportunity to help lead growth of ECE in interdisciplinary research and education to the benefit of society,” said Phillips.

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Accomplishments (11)

Staff-Faculty Partnership Award, College of Engineering, University of Michigan (professional)


Monroe-Brown Foundation Service Excellence Award, CoE, University of Michigan (professional)


Theodore E. Batchman Best Paper Award, IEEE Education Society (professional)


Arthur F. Thurnau Professorship, University of Michigan (professional)


University Undergraduate Teaching Award, University of Michigan (professional)


Best Student Paper, 16th North American Conference on Molecular Beam Epitaxy (professional)


Young Faculty Award, DARPA/MTO (professional)


Outstanding Achievement Award, EECS Department, University of Michigan (professional)


CAREER Award, National Science Foundation (professional)


Best Paper Award, Military Sensing Symposium Specialty Group on Materials (professional)


Paul Rappaport Award, IEEE Electron Devices Society (professional)


Education (3)

University of Michigan: PhD, Electrical Engineering 1998

University of Michigan: MS, Electrical Engineering 1996

University of Michigan: BS, Electrical Engineering 1994

Affiliations (4)

  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) : Senior Member
  • Materials Research Society (MRS)
  • Optica (formerly OSA)

Languages (1)

  • English

Event Appearances (3)

“ALD HfO2/b-Ga2O3 Reliability for Future Power Devices”

(2022) 241st ECS Meeting  Vancouver, Canada

"InGaAs/GaAsSb T2SLs on InP for SWIR detection"

(2021) US Workshop on the Physics and Chemistry of II-VI Materials  Chicago, IL

"Resistive memory based on (Zr, Hf, Nb, Ta, Mo, W) high entropy oxides"

(2020) Electronic Materials Conference  Virtual

Patents (2)

Patel, Wireless Neural Recording Devices And System With Two Stage RF And NIR Power Delivery And Programming,


A mote includes an optical receiver that wirelessly receives a power and data signal in form of NIR light energy within a patient and converts the NIR light energy to an electrical signal having a supply voltage. A control module supplies the supply voltage to power devices of the mote. A clock generation circuit locks onto a target clock frequency based on the power and data signal and generates clock signals. A data recovery circuit sets parameters of one of the devices based on the power and data signal and a first clock signal. An amplifier amplifies a neuron signal detected via an electrode inserted in tissue of the patient. A chip identifier module, based on a second clock signal, generates a recorded data signal based on a mote chip identifier and the neuron signal. A driver transmits the recorded data signal via a LED or a RF transmitter.

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Narrowband transmission filter


A narrowband transmission system includes a dielectric grating that defines a surface and includes a plurality of longitudinal members arranged along an axis. The longitudinal members are surrounded by a medium. The longitudinal members are made of a material that has an index of refraction that is greater than an index of refraction of the medium. The dielectric grating is configured to receive radiation at the surface. The system further includes a means for breaking a symmetry between the radiation and the dielectric grating such that the dielectric grating transmits a given wavelength band of the radiation through the dielectric grating while rejecting remainder of wavelengths embodied in the radiation.

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