Dr. Thomas E. Kazior joined DARPA in July 2020 as a program manager in the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO). His research interests include semiconductor device design, fabrication and integration processes including 3D heterogeneous integration (HI) of silicon and compound semiconductor and other non-silicon devices for RF arrays, and microwave/millimeter-wave/sub-millimeter-wave devices for sensors and communications.
Prior to joining DARPA, Kazior was a senior principal fellow at Raytheon Company’s Integrated Defense Systems. At Raytheon, he led teams on the development of compound semiconductor (gallium arsenide, indium phosphide, and gallium nitride) material, device, and circuit technology for microwave and millimeter wave applications and the HI of these devices with silicon. Kazior served as technical lead and/or principal investigator on multiple DARPA programs including WBGS, COSMOS, DAHI, DREaM, and PIPES. To support research and technology in this area, he served on the Science Advisory Board (SAB) for the Semiconductor Research Corporation’s (SRC) Focus Center Research Program (FCRP); the Semiconductor Technology Advanced Research network (STARnet); and Joint University Microelectronics Program (JUMP); participated in the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS), co-authoring the analog mixed signal chapter; and the IEEE Heterogeneous Integration Roadmap (HIR).
In 2001, Kazior received Raytheon’s Excellence in Technology award for his leadership role in the development of metamorpinc and wide bandgap devices and materials for microwave and millimeter wave applications. In 2012, he and his team received Raytheon’s Innovation Excellence award for their work on the heterogeneous integration of silicon and gallium nitride. Kazior has co-authored more than 100 publications, contributed and invited conference papers, and a book chapter on compound semiconductor and heterogeneous integration technology. He also has more than 20 patents in semiconductor fabrication technology. Kazior was elected an IEEE fellow in 2018.
Kazior received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Tufts University and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in material science and engineering, specializing in electronic materials, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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