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Associate Professor
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P. D. Yoder received the B.S.E.E. degree from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY in 1989, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in 1991 and 1993, respectively. Upon graduation, he accepted a research position with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland. He subsequently worked as a Member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey, and then with its micro-/opto-electronics spin-off, Agere Systems. Dr. Yoder joined the faculty of Georgia Tech in Fall 2003.

  • High-speed photodetectors and electro-absorption modulators
  • RF testing, modeling and simulation
  • Monte Carlo charge transport simulation
  • Semiconductor device physics
Distinctions & Awards
  • Member of Tau Beta Pi
  • Member of Eta Kappa Nu
  • Recipient of Hertz Foundation Graduate Research Grant (University of Illinois, 1990)
  • Recipient of Unisys Scholarship (Cornell, 1988)
  • Recipient of MITRE Corporation Scholarship (Cornell, 1986)