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Osama Awadelkarim

Director, Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization


  • Engineering Science and Mechanics
  • Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization

407D Earth and Engineering Sciences Building


Research Areas:

Advanced Materials and Devices, Emerging Manufacturing Processes for Materials, Tissues, and Devices, Nanoscience, Bionanoscience and Engineering

Interest Areas:

Nano-fabrication; microelectronics materials/devices; power electronic devices; IC Processing; Defects in crystalline/polycrystalline semiconductor materials; Thin film transistors - active matrix liquid crystal display application; MEMS/nanofabrication.






  • Julian W. Gardner, Vivjay K. Varadan and Osama O Awadelkarim, 2001, Microsensors, MEMS, and Smart Devices, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Journal Articles

  • L. J. Passmore, K. Sarpatwari, S. A. Suliman, Osama O Awadelkarim, R. S. Ridley, G. M. Dolny, J. Michalowicz and C.-T. Wu, 2006, "Current-voltage characteristics and charge-carrier taps in n-type 4H-SiC Schottky structures", Proceedings of the International Workshop on Junction Technology


  • Osama O Awadelkarim, , "Jefferson Science Fellow promotes science and technology exchanges with Africa"

Research Projects

Honors and Awards


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