Lukas Czornomaz  Lukas Czornomaz photo         

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Member of Technical Staff, Research - Semiconductor Technology
Zurich Research Laboratory, Zurich, Switzerland




Project lead for various research and industrial projects in the field of Advanced CMOS, Photonics and RF/mm-Wave for applications in the context of Internet-of-Things.


40 filed patent disclosures in the fields of CMOS, photonics, non-volatile memories, neuromorphic computing and sensors.

About 70 co-authored publications including 8 papers at VLSI and IEDM, and about 15 invited/tutorial talks.

15 appearances in the press (EE Times, Semiconductor Today, IEEE Spectrum, Compound Semiconductor Magazine, Nanowerk News, Micro Technology Blog, Bald Engineering Blog)

Awards and Recognition

2017 - IBM's Master Inventor

For demonstrated continued innovation leadership and added value to IBM's patent portfolio.

2017 - CS Industry Innovation Award

For the first demonstration of an Hybrid InGaAs/SiGe CMOS Circuits on Si, with a technology compatible with high-volume manufacturing.

2017 - VLSI Technology Symposium - Highlight Paper

Paper title: "First demonstration of 3D SRAM through 3D monolithic integration of InGaAs n-FinFETs on FDSOI Si CMOS with inter-layer contacts"

2016 - IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement Award

For establishing and demonstrating a complete technology route to III-V/SiGe CMOS circuits targeting advanced technology node.

2016 - VLSI Technology Symposium - Best Student Paper Award

Paper title: "First Demonstration of InGaAs/SiGe CMOS Inverters and Dense SRAM Arrays on Si Using Selective Epitaxy and Standard FEOL Processes"

2015 - VLSI Technology Symposium - Highlight Paper

Paper title: "Confined Epitaxial Lateral Overgrowth (CELO): A novel concept for scalable integration of CMOS-compatible InGaAs-on-insulator MOSFETs on large-area Si substrates"