Biographical Sketch of Prof. M. Jamal Deen
Dr. M. Jamal Deen was born in Georgetown, Guyana, South Ameriica. He
completed a B.Sc. degree in Physics and Mathematics at the
From 1978-1980, Dr. Deen was an Instructor of
Physics at the University of Guyana, and from 1980 to 1983, he was a Research
Assistant at Case Western Reserve University. He was a Research Engineer
(1983-1985) and then an Assistant Professor (1985 -1986) at Lehigh University,
Dr. Deen was a Visiting Scientist at the Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics,, National Research Council,
Dr. Deen has published extensively in microelectronics/nanolectronics and optoelectronics. Dr. Deen’s research record includes more than 500 peer-reviewed articles (about 20% are invited), two textbooks on Silicon Photonics—Fundamentals and Devices (Wiley, 2012), Fiber Optic Communications – Fundamentals and Applications (Wiley 2014), 20 authored/edited books and conference proceedings, 16 invited book chapters, six awarded patents that have been used in industry, and 13 best paper/poster/presentation awards. He has given one hundred and forty-eight invited/keynote/plenary conference presentations. He has also served as a consultant to the semiconductor industry in Canada, the USA and Japan. His research interests include nanoelectronics, optoelectronics, nanotechnology, and their emerging applications in health and environmental sciences.
Dr. Deen is/was an
Editor of IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices (2001-2010); a founding
Executive Editor of Fluctuations and Noise Letters (2001-present); and a Member
of the Editorial Boards of the following journals - Interface, The Journal of
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, the International Journal of
High Speed Electronics and Systems, the Microelectronics Journal and the Open
Journal of Applied Physics. He is also the Regional Editor for
Dr. Deen's students are well-respected in industry. For example, his students now work at several major national and international companies such as AT&T Bell Labs (USA), Conexant Inc. (USA), Intel (USA), Texas Instruments (USA), Siemens Corporation (Germany), Glenayre Electronics R&D (Canada), Nortel Networks (Canada), Perkin-Elmer (Canada) and PMC Sierra (Canada).
Dr. Deen is a member of Eta Kappa Nu, the Electrical Engineering honor society. As an undergraduate student, he was the top physics and mathematics student, winning both the Chancellor’s medal as the second best graduating student (in the university) and the Irving Adler prize as the best mathematics student (1978). As a graduate student, he was a Fulbright-Laspau Scholar from 1980 to 1982 and an American Vacuum Society Scholar from 1983 to 1984. He was awarded a NSERC Senior Industrial Fellow in 1993. Dr. Deen is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Electron Device Society; was awarded the 2002 Thomas D. Callinan Award (2002) as well as the Electronics and Photonics Division Award (2011) from the Electrochemical Society; the Distinguished Researcher Award, Province of Ontario in July 2001; a Humboldt Research Award (2006) from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation; an IBM Faculty Award in 2006; the Eadie Medal from the Royal Society of Canada in 2008, the McNaughton Gold Medal in 2013, the Fessenden Silver Medal in 2011, as well as the Ham Education Medal in 2014, all from IEEE Canada..
Dr. Deen has been elected by his peers as Fellow/Member of ten national academies and professional societies - Fellow of The Royal Society of Canada (FRSC) - The Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (FCAE), Member (Academician) - European Academy of Sciences and Arts (MEASA).a Foreign Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (FINAE-Foreign), a Foreign Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences India (FNASI-Foreign); a Fellow of The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (FIEEE), a Fellow of The American Physical Society (FAPS), a Fellow of The Electrochemical Society (FECS), a Fellow of The American Association for the Advancement of Science (FAAAS), a Fellow of The Engineering Institute of Canada (FEIC) and an Honorary Member of the World Innovation Foundation (HonMWIF) – the foundation’s highest honor.
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