Kevin Kornegay
— Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Cornell University

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California at Berkeley, 1992
M.S., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California at Berkeley, 1990
B.E.E., Pratt Institute, 1985

Career Highlights:
Kornegay began his professional career as a technical staff member at AT&T Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, N.J. from 1983 to 1987. After completing masters and doctoral degrees, he spent two years as a research staff member at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, N.Y. In 1994, he joined the faculty at Purdue, where he served as an assistant professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering for three years. In 1997, Professor Kornegay was named the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Visiting Professor Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A year later, he joined the faculty in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University, where he holds the rank of associate professor.

Kornegay currently serves on the technical program committees of the International Microwave Symposium, the Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Sensors, the Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI [Very Large-Scale Integration], and the International Symposium on Low Power Electronic Design. He is an editor of IEEE Electron Device Letters and the recipient of numerous awards, including the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, an IBM Faculty Partnership Award, the National Semiconductor Faculty Development Award, and the General Motors Faculty Fellowship Award. In 2001, he was given the Black Engineer of the Year Award, an honor presented by the publisher of "U.S. Black Engineer and Information Technology," the Council of Engineering Deans of Historically Black Colleges and Universities; Lockheed Martin; and DaimlerChrysler. He also was selected as a participant in the National Academy of Engineering 1999 Frontiers of Engineering Symposium and 2002 German-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium. He is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Electron Devices Society, a member of the ETA KAPPA NU, TAU BETA PI, a senior member of the IEEE, as well as a member of the Electron Devices Society Education Activities Advisory Committee. In 2002, he began a two-year appointment as a member of the Defense Science Study Group.

Research Areas:
Kornegay's research interests include microelectrical mechanical systems (MEMs) and integrated systems for harsh environments, analog/mixed-signal IC design, radio frequency integrated circuits (RFIC) design, very large scale integration (VLSI) design, smart power electronics, high performance clocking, wide band gap semiconductors, and heterogeneous system integration. The National Science Foundation (NSF), Defense Advanced Research Projects agency (DARPA), NASA Glenn Research Center, NYSTAR, Agilent, Cascade-Microtech, IBM, and Cadence fund his research. In 2000, he was instrumental in founding the Cornell Broadband Communications Research Laboratory (CBCRL) which is a research effort involving Agilent, Cadence, Cascade-Microtech, and IBM Microelectronics to address issues related to the design of single chip wireless and wireline devices using SiGe BiCMOS technology.

Selected Publications:
J.C. Zhan, J.S. Duster, and K.T. Kornegay, "Analysis and Design of Negative Impedance LC Oscillators Using Bipolar Technology," to appear in IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems - Part I, (December 2003).

D.M. Fried, E.J. Nowak, J. Kedzierski, J.S. Duster, and K.T. Kornegay, "A Fin-Type Independent-Double-Gate NFET," to be presented at the 2003 Device Research Conference, (June 2003).

I. Rippke, J. S. Duster, and K. T. Kornegay, "A Fully Integrated Single-Chip Handset Power Amplifier in SiGe BiCMOS for W-CDMA Applications," Proceedings of the 2003 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit Symposium, (June 2003).

D. Guckenberger, and K.T. Kornegay, "Novel Low-Voltage, Low-Power Gb/s Transimpedance Amplifier Architecture," Proceedings of SPIE Microtechnologies for the New Millennium, (May 2003).

J.C. Zhan, K. Maurice, J.S. Duster, and K.T. Kornegay, "Analysis of an Emitter Degenerated LC Oscillator Using Bipolar Technologies," Proceedings of the International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, (May 2003).

M. Balsanu, J.S. Duster, and K.T. Kornegay, "Homogeneous Integration of Off the Shelf Si-Based ICs on a Si Substrate," Proceedings of the 53rd Electronic Components and Technology Conference, (May 2003), New Orleans, LA.

C. Li, J.S. Duster, and K.T. Kornegay, "A Nonvolatile Memory Device in 6H-SiC for Harsh Environment Applications," to appear in IEEE Electron Device Letters, (March 2003).

E. Hailu, A.R. Atwell, J.S. Duster, C. Li, M. Balseanu, and K.T. Kornegay, "The Monolithic Integration of 6H-SiC Electronics with 6H-SiC MEMS for Harsh Environment Applications," Proceedings of the 2003 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, (February 2003), San Francisco, Calif.

A. Atwell, R. Okojie, K.T. Kornegay, S. Roberson, and A. Beliveau, "Simulation and Validation of Bulk Micromachined 6H-SiC High-G Piezoresistive Accelerometers," IEEE Sensors and Actuators-A, (February 2003).

K.T. Kornegay, "Anatomy of an RF Integrated Circuit Design Course," Proceedings of the IEEE Microelectronic Systems Education Conference, (June 2001).

Contact Information:
Kevin Kornegay
Cornell University
School of ECE
413 Phillips Hall
Ithaca, N.Y. 14853
(607) 255-7612

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