Kevin Chen is currently pursuing his PhD in Electrical Engineering with Professor Ali Javey. His research interests include flexible electronics as well as thin film materials growth. He received his BSE in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University in 2008.
Nonepitaxial Growth of Single Crystalline III-V Semiconductors onto Insulating Substrates [BPN777]
III-V semiconducting materials have many characteristics such as high electron mobilities and
direct band. gaps that make them desirable for many electronic applications including high
performance transistors and solar cells. However, these materials generally have a high cost of
production which significantly limits their use in many commercial applications. We aim to explore
new growth methods which can grow high quality crystalline III-V films, using InP as an example
substrate, onto non-epitaxial substrates. In addition to excellent crystal quality, critical
considerations include cost and scalability for commercially viable applications.