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Tomás Palacios joins the EECS Department of MIT in September of 2006 as an Assistant Professor and a member of the Microsystems Technology Laboratories, MTL.

Tomás Palacios, assistant professor September 2006

Palacios earned a degree in telecommunications engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid in 2001, and his MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of California – Santa Barbara (UCSB) in 2004 and 2006, respectively.

He has been working on novel semiconductor devices since 1998, when he joined the Institute for Systems based on Optoelectronics and Microtechnology, in Spain. In 2000, Palacios studied new Si devices for radiation-hard electronics with the Microelectronics Group of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN, Geneva). In 2002, he joined Prof. Mishra´s group at UCSB to develop nitride transistors for mm-wave applications, establishing the state of the art in power amplification at these frequencies.

Palacios´ research interests include the design, processing and characterization of new nitride transistors for applications beyond 100 GHz. He is also working on new concepts for biosensors and bioactuators as well as on the use of the unique properties of nitrides and nanotechnology for power generation and conversion. In his spare time, Tomás enjoys reading, listening to classical music, hiking and attending plays.

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