Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Prof. Berger is co-Director of the Department's 4000 sq. foot Nanofabrication and Materials Processing Center (NanoMPC) and has sparked a re-birth and significant growth of the current NanoMPC facility. A key facet of this expansion is Berger's role as Founder of the Nanoscale Patterning Laboratory that is a State of Ohio resource offering electron beam lithography (EBL) services and equipment to the scientific community. The Leica EBPG 5000 EBL system is a multi-million dollar investment by the Ohio Board of Regents. Prof. Berger is also a key member of the Ohio State Polymer Consortium and organized their first annual meeting.
A common theme that extends across current and past work is either the exploration of novel devices using known materials, or developing known devices with new materials. A key facet of this work is a sensitivity to epitaxial growth parameters and their influence upon device performance.
Professor Berger received the B.S.E. degree in Engineering Physics in 1985, and the M.S.E. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering in 1987 and 1990, respectively, all from the University of Michigan in the city of Ann Arbor. In the Summer of 2000, Prof. Berger joined The Ohio State University as an Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering in the Solid State Electronics and Photonics Area. In the Fall of 2001, Prof. Berger was extended a Courtesy Appointment in the OSU Physics Department. In 2003, Prof. Berger was promoted to Full Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering.