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Dissertation awarded by the Anton-und-Klara-Röser-Stiftung

February 13, 2015

Dr.-Ing. Tarek Zaki is being awarded for his summa cum laude dissertation “Short-Channel Organic Thin-Film Transistors: Fabrication, Characterization, Modeling and Circuit Demonstration” by the Anton-und-Klara-Röser-Stiftung.

Dr. Zaki's dissertation takes advantage of high-resolution silicon stencil masks to build high-speed organic thin-film transistors (OTFTs). The masks exhibit excellent stiffness and stability, thus, allowing for patterning the OTFTs with submicron resolution and superb device uniformity. The critical challenges in this development are the subtle mechanisms of the aggressively-scaled OTFTs. These mechanisms, dictated by devices physics, are well-described in his work.

This work benefits from a close cooperation with the Max-Planck-Institute for Solid-State Research, Stuttgart, and the results are presented at top publication venues, including EDL, T-ED, JSSC, ISSCC Tech. Digest and Organic Electronics.

Aiming at supporting science and basic research in electrical engineering the Anton-und-Klara-Röser-Stiftung awards research prizes for exemplary achievements in electrical engineering and information technology at Universität Stuttgart. This prize has been awarded to outstanding dissertations since 1994. For further information, please refer to: Anton-und-Klara-Röser-Stiftung.

For further information, please refer to: Anton-und-Klara-Röser-Stiftung