Patrick Fay (S’89-M’91-SM’02-F’16) is a Professor in the Dept. of Electrical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, where he has been on the faculty since 1997. He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1996.
His research interests include the design, fabrication, and characterization of compound semiconductor-based microwave, millimeter-wave, and terahertz electronic devices and circuits. His research includes experimental study of high-speed devices and circuits based on high electron mobility transistors, heterojunction bipolar transistors, resonant tunnel diodes, and heterostructure backward tunnel diodes in the arsenide, phosphide, antimonide, and nitride III-V material systems. His interests also include high-speed compound semiconductor p-i-n and metal-semiconductor-metal photodetectors and monolithically integrated optoelectronic circuits for fiber optic telecommunications applications. The development and use of micromachining techniques for the fabrication of microwave through sub-millimeter-wave components, packaging, and interconnects is another of Prof. Fay’s research interests. He holds seven issued patents in the areas of his research, and has authored or co-authored over 250 journal papers and conference proceedings. Prof. Fay is a fellow of the IEEE and serves as an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer in the Electron Devices Society.