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Department of Physics

Levy, Roland A.

Contact Info
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Email: roland.a.levy@njit.edu
Office: 472 Tiernan
Phone: 973-596-3561
Dept: Physics
Webpage: http://www-ec.njit.edu/~levyr

About Me



Education

  • PhD, Columbia University
  • MSc, Columbia University
  • BA, Queens College

Honors and Awards

  • New York State Scholar Incentive Award (1967-71)
  • Henry Krumb Scholarship (1968)
  • United States Office of Naval Research Fellowship (1969-71)
  • National Science Foundation Fellowship (1973-75)
  • NATO Advanced Study Institute Fellowship (19977, 1978)
  • AT&T Bell Laboratories Exceptional Contribution Award (1985, 87, 88, 89)
  • NATO Advanced Study Institute Directorship (1986, 88, 89, 90)
  • Semiconductor International R&D Achievement Award (1986)
  • Research & Development Magazine IR 100 Award (1987)
  • The Electrochemical Society Thomas D. Callinan Award (1989)
  • American Men and Women of Science
  • Who´s Who in Technology Today
  • Sigma Xi

Courses I Teach

DOCTORAL DISSERTATION
DOC DISSERTATION & RES
DOC DISSERTATION & RES
DOC DISSERTATION & RES
DOCT DISSERTATION & RESRCH
PRE-DOCTORAL RESEARCH
PRE-DOCTORAL RESEARCH
PHYSICS I
MASTER'S THESIS
DOCT DISSERTATION & RES
DOCT DISSERTATION & RES
DOCT DISSERTATION & RES

Courses Taught

  • Freshman Physics
  • Modern Physics
  • Materials Science

Research Interests

Synthesis and characterization of thin films for microelectronic and photonic applications; development of novel sensors; ceramic membranes for gas separation; materials for solar cell devices.

NJIT Research Activities 1989-present

 

  • Investigation of environmentally friendly substitutes for cadmium and chromium.
  • Chemical vapor deposition of thin films using environmentally benign precursors.
  • Development of membrane materials for MEMS and aerospace applications.
  • Synthesis and characterization of ceramic membranes for VOC separation.
  • Design and fabrication of integrated photonic sensors.
  • Synthesis and characterization of dielectric (SiO2, Si3N4, SiC, BN, DLC) and metal (TiN, Cu, W, Al) thin films.
  • Evaluation of non-global warming gases for chamber cleaning/wafer patterning.
  • Multi-lifecycle reengineering of CRT glass.

Selected Publications

M. S. Carroll, Y. S. Suh, R. A. Levy, “Nonlocal reduced boron diffusivity in silicon below strained Si1-xGex surfaces,” J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B: Microelectronics and Nanometer structures 26, 72 (2008).

Y. Suh, W, Chen, S. Maeng, R. Levy, H. Thridandam, K. Cuthill, T. Gaffney, “Investigation of Plasma Enhanced Chemically Vapor Deposited Tantalum on High Strength Steels”, Materials Science and Technology 2007 Conference Proceedings 5, 3424 (2007).
 
S. Maeng, S. Gu, R. Levy, F. Gomez, S. Newberg, D. Deavenport, E. Brooman, E. Berman, J. Beatty, “Synthesis and Characterization of Atmospheric Pressure Chemically Vapor Deposited Aluminum”, Materials Science and Technology 2007 Conference Proceedings 3, 1982 (2007).
 
Y. S. Suh, M. S. Carroll, R. A. Levy, G. Bisognin, D. De Salvador, and M. A. Sahiner, “Implantation and Activation of High Concentrations of Boron and Phosphorus in Germanium”, Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 891, 303 (2006).
 
M. S. Carroll, Y. S. Suh, and R. A. Levy, “Suppressed Boron Diffusion in Bulk Silicon below Strained (100) Si1-xGex Surfaces during Nitrogen Annealing”, Proc. of the Electrochem. Soc. 501, 675 (2006).
 
Y. S. Suh, M. S. Carroll, R. A. Levy, G. Bisognin, D. De Salvador, M. A. Sahiner, C. A. King, “Implantation and Activation of High Concentrations of Boron in Germanium,” IEEE Trans. Electron Devices 52 (2005) 2416.
 
Y. M. Li, L. Li, J. A. Anna Selvan, A. E. Delahoy, and R. A. Levy, “Effects of Seeding Methods on the Fabrication of Microcrystalline Silicon Solar Cells using Radio Frequency Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition”, Thin Solid Films, vol. 483, 84 (2005).
 
Y. S. Suh, M. S. Carroll, R. A. Levy, M. A. Sahiner, G. Bisognin, and C. A. King, “Modeling of Boron and Phosphorus Implantation into (100) Germanium”, IEEE Trans. Electron Devices, vol. 52, 91 (2005).
 
Y. S. Suh, R. A. Levy, M. S. Carroll, and A. Sahiner, “Phosphorus and Boron Implantation into (100) Germanium”, Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc., vol. 809, B8.11.1 (2004).
 
L. Li, Y. M. Li, J. A. Anna Selvan, A. E. Delahoy, and R. A. Levy, “Correlations between Structural Properties and Performance of Microcrystalline Silicon Solar Cells Fabricated by Conventional RF-PECVD”, J. Non-Cryst. Solids 347, 106 (2004).
 
Y. M. Li, J. A. Anna Selvan, L. Li, R. A. Levy, and A. E. Delahoy, "A Study of Single chamber RF-PECVD µc-Si Solar Cells", Proceedings of the Third World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, Osaka, Japan, 1788 (2003).
 
L. Li, Y. M. Li, J. A. Anna Selvan, A. E. Delahoy, and R. A. Levy, "Structural Characterizations of Microcrystalline Silicon Solar Cells Fabricated by Conventional RF-PECVD", Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc., vol. 762, A5.15.1 (2003).
 
D. H. Luo, R. A. Levy, Y. F. Hor, and J. F. Federici, and R. M. Pafchek, "An Integrated Photonic Sensor for In-situ Monitoring of Hazardous Organics", Sens. & Actuators B 92, 121 (2003).
 
N. Ramanuja, R. A. Levy, S. N. Dharmadhikari, E. Ramos, C. W. Pearce, S. C. Menasian, P. C. Schamberger, and C. C. Collins, “Synthesis and Characterization of Low Pressure Chemically Vapor Deposited Titanium Nitride Films Using TiCl4 and NH3”, Mater. Lett., 57, 261 (2002).
 
R. A. Levy, L. Chen, J. M. Grow, and Y. Yu, "Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition Of Si-O-H And Si-N-C-H Films Using The Environmentally Benign Precursor Diethylsilane", Mater. Lett., 54, 102 (2002).