Curriculum Vitae
Sept. 2016 Assistant Professor
University of Texas at Dallas
in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
Aug. 2016 -
Sept. 2014
Research Scientist
University of Texas at Dallas
with Prof. Massimo Fischetti
Aug. 2014 -
Oct. 2012
Research Associate
University of Texas at Dallas
Sept. 2012 -
Sept. 2007
Ph. D. candidate at department of Electrical Engineering, K.U.Leuven, Belgium in collaboration with imec nanoelectronics research centre
Thesis: "Quantum-transport in tunnel-field effect transistors for future nano-CMOS applications" (download here)
Promotors: Prof. Guido Groeseneken, Prof. Wim Magnus
Daily supervisor: Prof. Bart Sorée

Master thesis students: Maarten Van de Put, Sergej Fischer
Jul. 2007 -
Sept. 2002
Master in Electrical Engineering: nanotechnology, at K.U. Leuven, magna cum laude
Master thesis: "Modeling of tunnel field-effect transistors"
Awards and grants
NSF award #1916612 Dilute-Donor Organic Solar Cells: Breaking the Fullerene Monopoly J. Hsu (PI), W. Vandenberghe (co-PI)
NSF award #1802166 Collaborative Research: Defect Immune, Topologically Protected Devices for Ultra-Low Power Electronics C.L. Hinkle (PI, Notre Dame), W.G. Vandenberghe (co-PI) and Robert Wallace (co-PI)
NSF award #1710066 CDS&E - ECCS: Plane-wave Electronic TRAnsport (PETRA) W.G. Vandenberghe (PI) and M.V. Fischetti (co-PI)
SISPAD 2016 Best Paper Award: 2nd rank for our paper Modeling Topological-Insulator Field-Effect Transistors using the Boltzmann Equation by W.G. Vandenberghe and M.V. Fischetti
KU Leuven Research Council prize for science and technology Read about it here
Ph.D stipend from the Instituut voor Wetenschap en Technologie (IWT) Vlaanderen
Second prize IEEE Region 8 Student paper contest Read about it here (on page 11)
Second prize IEEE Student Branch Leuven Student paper contest
AMI Semiconductor Master thesis prize
First Prize Flemish Mathematics Olympiad + Selection Belgian International Olympiad (IMO) Team
2001 &2002
Finalist Flemish Mathematics Olympiad
2001 &2002
Finalist Flemish Chemistry Olympiad
Finalist Flemish Physics Olympiad