Thomas Y. Hsiang

Thomas Y. Hsiang

  • Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering

PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1977

618 Computer Studies Building
(585) 275-3293

Short Biography

Professor Thomas Hsiang received his PhD degree from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1977. He has more than 35 years of research experience in the areas of superconducting electronics, non-equilibrium superconductivity, noise in thin-film and field-effect devices, picosecond measurement techniques, ultrafast electronic and optoelectronic devices, terahertz studies of transmission lines and interconnects, and numerical techniques for full-wave analysis and Monte-Carlo studies. He was on the original Berkeley team that first developed the DC Superconducting Quantum Interference Devices (SQUID) for use in the detection of extremely small sub-picovolt voltages and microgauss magnetic fields. Later, he and his students at Rochester were the first to develop an electro-optic sampling technique for use in subpicosecond electrical measurements and then to broadly apply this technique is a range of terahertz device characterization and transient measurements. In these areas, he has published extensively and has presented over 60 invited talks in conferences, industry, and universities. His most recent research includes the development of integrated optics for use in Energy-Assisted Magnetic Recording (EAMR) – a technique for nano-scale magnetic recording.

Professor Hsiang is a fellow of the American Physical Society. He was a University of California graduate fellow and an Illinois Institute of Technology faculty fellow. He has served on a variety of industrial and government boards in US and in Taiwan. He was the recipient of a Tau Beta Pi Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Engineering Teaching and a University of Rochester Merit Award for PhD Dissertations.

Research Overview

Research Interests

  • Ultrafast testing
  • Optoelectronic devices
  • Terahertz interconnects
  • Nano-scale magnetic recording