Auburn Nanosystems Group Dr. Michael C. Hamilton

Under the guidance of Dr. Michael C. Hamilton, the Auburn Nanosystems Group in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Auburn University works to engineer micro- and nano- enabled systems and structures for use in advanced electronic systems for computing, communication and sensing. We are driving towards faster, smarter, lower power and more highly integrated electronics systems.

Conceive, Design, Simulate, Build, Test, Model, Refine

Our group does all of these…

Dr. Michael C. Hamilton

Dr. Hamilton obtained his B.S.E.E. from Auburn University in 2000 and M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. from The University of Michigan (EECS) in 2003 and 2005, respectively. His graduate work focused on advanced and alternative microelectronic devices, namely organic semiconductor-based transistors and sensors. From 2006 to 2010, he was at MIT-Lincoln Laboratory (Lexington, MA). While at Lincoln Laboratory, Dr. Hamilton led instrument-level and system-level projects on the next generation of geostationary imaging for weather satellite systems, testing and modeling of highly-scaled and environmentally-optimized CMOS devices subjected to extreme environmental conditions, and modeling, design, fabrication and test of advanced technologies for high-frequency RF sample-hold and analog-digital conversion circuits based on Fully-Depleted Silicon-On-Insulator (FD-SOI) transistors and CCD structures. Dr. Hamilton joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of Auburn University as an Assistant Professor in 2010, was promoted to Associate Professor in 2015, then to Professor in 2019 and is now James B. Davis Professor. In 2016, he became the Director of the Alabama Micro/Nano Science and Technology Center (AMNSTC), which is a micro/nano technology center at Auburn University funded by the State of AL. His research group is affiliated with the Auburn University Quantum Systems (AUQuaS) interdisciplinary research cluster. He is the Auburn University IEEE Student Chapter Faculty Advisor. Dr. Hamilton is actively involved with IEEE MTT-S: served on the Education Committee, was producer/moderator of the IEEE MTT-S Webinar Series and is currently Chair of MTT-7 Technical Committee on Microwave Superconductivity and Quantum Technologies. He is also currently serving on the editorial board (as a topic editor) of IEEE Journal of Microwaves. In early 2022, Dr. Hamilton began a sabbatical as a Visiting Researcher in the Quantum AI group at Google, working on new hardware for superconducting quantum computers. His current interests and areas of research include: superconductive electronics and technologies for quantum systems, micro/nano fabrication, packaging and integration of high-speed systems, signal and power integrity of densely-integrated systems, application of micro and nanostructures for enhanced performance of RF and microwave systems and packaging for extreme environments (both high and low temperature).

The Auburn Nanosystems Group


Auburn University Nanosystems Group 2021

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We are generally looking for highly motivated students who desire to learn rapidly and lead a highly productive undergraduate / graduate career.
Interested students should get in touch with Dr. Hamilton.

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Last modified: August 22, 2022