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School of Engineering

Jeffrey Hopwood

Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Jeffrey Hopwood

Jeffrey Hopwood

Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Phone 617-627-4358
Halligan Hall, Room 101A
161 College Avenue, Medford, MA
Research: 
microwave circuit design for microplasma generation, microplasma-based environmental sensors and other microsystem applications, plasma diagnostic methods, characterization, and modeling
Biography: 

Jeffrey Hopwood earned a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Michigan State University, where he studied electron cyclotron resonance plasmas. He joined IBM at the T.J. Watson Research Center in 1991 as a postdoctoral fellow in the Advanced Materials Laboratory. Following this experience, he joined Northeastern University in 1993. He became a member of the Tufts Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department in 2006. Hopwood has worked primarily in the fields of plasma processing and plasma source design.

Education: 
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Michigan State University, 1990
M.S., Electrical Engineering, Michigan State University, 1987
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Michigan State University, 1985
Professional Experience: 
2006-present:

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Tufts School of Engineering

1993-2006:

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northeastern University

  • 2006: Professor
  • 1998-2006: Associate Professor
  • 1993-1998: Assistant Professor
1991-1993:

Postdoctoral Fellow, T.J. Watson Research Center, IBM Corporation

Research Interests: 

Jeffrey Hopwood's current research interests include microplasma-based environmental sensors and novel plasma processes for the fabrication of nanoscale devices. Other research interests are plasma etching and deposition processes for integrated circuit fabrication, ionized physical vapor deposition (I-PVD), and plasma deposition of super-hard coatings.

Selected Honors and Awards: 
2007-2010: Plasma Science Committee, National Research Council
2004-2006: Distinguished Research Fellow, Northeastern University
2001: University Excellence in Teaching Award, Northeastern University
1997: CAREER Award, National Science Foundation
1997: College of Engineering Teaching Award, Northeastern University
1985: Elected Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
General Electric Foundation Master Teacher
Professional Memberships: 
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
American Vacuum Society
American Institute of Physics
American Society for Engineering Education
Teaching/Courses Taught: 
Music and the Art of Engineering
Junior Design
Introduction to Electrical Systems
Semiconductor Device Physics
Plasma Engineering