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Muhammad Alam Muhammad Ashraful Alam is a Professor of ECE at Purdue University where his research and teaching focus on physics, simulation, characterization and technology of classical and novel semiconductor devices including theory of oxide reliability, nanocomposite thin film transistors and nano-bio sensors. From 1995 to 2001, he was with Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, Murray Hill, NJ, as a Member of Technical Staff in the Silicon ULSI Research Department. From 2001 to 2003, he was a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Agere Systems, Murray Hill, NJ. He joined Purdue University in 2004. Dr. Alam has published over 80 papers in international journals and has presented many invited and contributed talks at international conferences. He is an IEEE Fellow and received the 2006 IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award for contributions to device technology for communication systems.

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Lecture 1: Percolation in Electronic Devices View Flash View Notes (pdf?11fc437a102121ff72fae7c5ce24300b=1)
Even a casual review of modern electronics quickly convinces everyone that randomness of geometrical parameters must play a key role in understanding the transport properties. Despite the...

Lecture 2: Thresholds, Islands, and Fractals View Flash View Notes (pdf?11fc437a102121ff72fae7c5ce24300b=1)