Seth Hubbard, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Physics 

Microsystems Engineering

Golisano Institute for Sustainability

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Seth Martin Hubbard was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands on October 13, 1972.  Seth received his B.S. degree in Physics from Drexel University and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University. Seth then joined the III-V Integrated Device and Circuit Group at the University of Michigan and received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 2005.  In August 2006, Seth joined the faculty of the Rochester Institute of Technology in both the Department of Physics and the Microsystems Engineering Ph.D. program.

At CWRU, Seth's thesis work involved Electron Beam Induced Current (EBIC) characterization of wide bandgap semiconductors (SiC, GaN, etc.). This work was conducted at and supported by NASA Glenn Research Center.

His research at Michigan involved Metal Organic Vapor Phase Epitaxy (MOVPE) growth and characterization of III-Nitride heterostructures for application in electronic devices. The emphasis was on AlN/GaN heterostructures for high-power Metal Insulator Semiconductor Field Effect Transistors (MISFETs).

After receiving his Ph.D., Seth was employed as a National Research Council Post-Doctoral Associate at NASA Glenn Research Center, Photovoltaic and Space Environment Branch, located in Cleveland, OH. This branch is working on design, growth, fabrication and characterization of next generation space solar power.

Prof. Hubbard is now an affiliate of the NanoPower Research Labs at Rochester Institute of Technology.