Steven Hillenius is executive vice president of the Semiconductor Research Corp. (SRC, Research Triangle Park, N.C.). In addition to his governance responsibilities for SRC he is responsible for managing the Global Research Collaboration (GRC). Before SRC, he headed technology development and collaborative interactions for Agere Systems and Bell Laboratories. His team at Bell Labs was the first to produce 60 nm transistors, and they conducted much of the early materials innovation on high-k gate dielectrics and novel three-dimensional device structures. Prior to Bell Labs, he was an Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of Virginia, where his research involved low temperature solid-state physics.
Dr. Hillenius has eight patents in the area of semiconductor device structures and has published over 70 articles and book chapters on semiconductor devices and processing. He is a fellow of the IEEE and a member of Sigma Xi, AAAS and APS. Dr. Hillenius has served in many volunteer and elected positions within the IEEE, including president of the Electron Devices Society, member of the Education Advisory Board, and a member of the Technical Advisory Board and the Board of Directors. He received a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Virginia in 1979.