University of Minnesota and ECE alumna Prof. Becky Peterson was recently named the new director of the Lurie Nanofabrication Facility at the University of Michigan. The facility serves the University of Michigan as well as users from other institutions and industry.
Peterson is an associate professor at the University of Michigan, in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, with courtesy appointments in the Applied Physics Program, and the Materials Science and Engineering Department. She joined the department as a tenure track faculty in 2013. She earned her MSEE degree from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities under the guidance of Prof. Rhonda Franklin, working on porous silicon for RF MEMS applications. She went on to earn her doctoral degree from Princeton University, NJ. She was a post-doctoral researcher at the Cavendish Laboratory, Department of Physics, at the University of Cambridge, UK, working on solution-processed thin film transistors.
Prof. Peterson’s research interests include thin film electronics, semiconductor physics, and device fabrication, and self-assembled nanofabrication, and additive manufacturing of electronics.