"Dr. Yoder's interests include the physics of semiconductor opto-, micro- and nanoelectronic devices and structures, as well as RF testing and characterization. Recent and ongoing work includes calculations of electroluminescence in thin tunnel-MOS devices, quasi-unipolar photodetection, wide bandgap semiconductor devices, and quantum charge transport simulation.
P. D. Yoder received the B.S.E.E. degree from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY in 1989, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in 1991 and 1993, respectively. Upon graduation, he accepted a research position with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland. He subsequently worked as a Member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey, and then with its micro-/opto-electronics spin-off, Agere Systems. Dr. Yoder joined the faculty of Georgia Tech in Fall 2003. "