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MER The Laboratory for Advanced Semiconductor Epitaxy is located in the Microelectronics Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin. We are developing advanced materials and devices for electronics and optoelectronics. We are particularly interested in GaSb-based mid-infrared quantum well lasers, THz sources based on epitaxial metal/semiconductor nanocomposites, new plasmonic materials, low-noise III-V avalanche photodiodes, silicon-based lasers for optical interconnects, and silicon-based III-V TFETs. Our secret weapon in this effort is the molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) crystal growth technique.

Recent Publications

  • (Invited) S.R. Bank, "New approaches to the seamless integration of plasmonics, metasurfaces, and dielectric scatters into photonic devices," Materials Research Symposium (MRS) Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, Nov. 2017.
  • E.S. Walker, S.R. Na, Y. Sun, C.J. Brennan, F. He, R.H. Roberts, N. Yoon, S. Muschinske, S.D. March, A.F. Briggs, D. Wasserman, D. Akinwande, Y. Wang, E.T. Yu, M.L. Lee, K.M. Liechti, and S.R. Bank, "Epitaxial Growth and Transfer of Bismuth and Bismuth Antimonide Thin Films," SRC TECHCON, Austin, TX, Sept. 2017.
  • (Invited) S.R. Bank, "New materials approaches to single photon counting with semiconductors," to be presented at the NIST Single Photon Counting Workshop, Boulder, CO, July 2017.
  • T. Trivedi, A. Roy, H.C.P. Movva, E.S. Walker, S.R. Bank, D.P. Neikirk, and S.K. Banerjee, "Versatile Large-Area Custom-Feature van der Waals Epitaxy of Topological Insulators," ACS Nano, July 2017.
  • D.J. Ironside, A.M. Skipper, T.A. Leonard, E.S. Walker, S.D. March, L.J. Nordin, D. Wasserman, and S.R. Bank, "Epitaxial Integration of High-Contrast Photonic Structures," 59th Electronic Materials Conf. (EMC), South Bend, IN, June 2017.

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    Seth Bank

    Seth R. Bank
    Temple Foundation Fellow. No. 5
    Associate Professor

    CV: SRB_CV.pdf

    2.606C MER (main office)
    312 ENS (teaching office)

    Mailing address:
    10100 Burnet Road, Bldg. #160
    MER 2.606C, R9900
    Austin, TX 78758