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Electrical Engineering

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Theresa Mayer

Theresa Mayer

Associate Dean for Research and Innovation

N-229 Millennium Science Complex

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-863-8458

E-mail: tsm2_at_psu_dot_edu

Research Area: Electronic Materials and Devices

Research Group: Mayer Research Group

Dr. Mayer joined Penn State in 1994. Dr. Mayer was appointed as an Associate Director of the Penn State University Materials Research Institute in 2006, where she serves as the Technical Director of Penn State Nanofabrication Facility. She is also the Director of the Penn State Site of the National Science Foundation National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NSF-NNIN). Her interests are in the areas of nanoscale electronic and optical device fabrication, integration, and characterization. Her group currently has funded projects in semiconductor nanowire electronics, self-assembly of chemical and biological sensors on CMOS chips, metallo- and all-dielectric metamaterials, and molecular electronic devices. Dr. Mayer holds 5 U.S. Patents and is the co-author of over 100 journal publications.


Ph.D. Purdue University, Electrical Engineering
M.S. Purdue University, Electrical Engineering
B.S. Virginia Tech, Electrical Engineering


III-Vand novel semiconductor material systems, molecular beam epitaxy, device fabrication and modeling.

Selected Publications and Patents

Link here to selected publications and patents

Honors and Awards

Penn State Engineering Society Outstanding Research Award - 2009
Penn State Engineering Society Outstanding Teaching Award - 2000
Recipient of NSF CAREER Award - 1995
Kodak Fellow - 1991-1993