Kevin Kornegay, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

[As a DJ] I always wanted to know, how does the sound gets generated…what is the scientific process that takes place to convert an electrical signal into an audio signal…I always knew, at the fundamental level, that energy is neither created nor destroyed, the first laws of physics.

KEVIN T. KORNEGAY - Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Morgan State University (in interview by The HistoryMakers)

MLK Visiting Professor 1997-1998
Hosted by Prof. Anantha P. Chandrakasan

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Kevin Kornegay is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Morgan State University. At the time of his MIT appointment, he was Assistant Professor at Purdue University. Research interests include: big bandgap semiconductor devices, smart power electronics and Power Electronic Building Blocks (PEBBs), wireless MEMS and integrated electronic for harsh environments, and VLSI design and CAD for VLSI; radio frequency and millimeter wave integrated circuit design, high-speed circuits, broadband wired and wireless communication systems, and cyber-physical systems.

1997-1998 Scholars

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Method for monolithically integrating silicon carbide microelectromechanical devices with electronic circuitry(Link)

United States 7,615,788

Issued November 10, 2009

A device and method of forming electronics and microelectromechanical on a silicon carbide substrate having a slow etch rate is performed by forming circuitry on the substrate. A protective layer is formed over the circuitry having a slower etch rate than the etch rate of the silicon carbide substrate. Microelectromechanical structures supported by the substrate are then formed. The circuitry comprises a field effect transistor in one embodiment, and the protective layer comprises a heavy metal layer.


 

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Low-voltage high-speed differential logic devices and method of use thereof(Link)

United States 7,098,697

Issued August 29, 2006

A circuit topology for high speed low voltage logic circuits is disclosed that reduces the number of levels of stacked active circuit elements from 3 to 2. Circuits providing a variety of logic functions are presented, including a latch, an exclusive OR gate, a combination XOR and latch, a multiplexer and a demultiplexer. Circuits built according to the principles of the invention have been operated at speeds of 40 GHz. The circuit topology can operate at supply voltages as low as 2V (for silicon or silicon-germanium based devices) and provide power saving of 25%–50% or more, depending on the logic function. In some embodiments, circuits comprising single ended or differential inputs can be provided.less

Kevin T. Kornegay is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Morgan State University. At the time of his MIT appointment, he was Assistant Professor at Purdue University. His research interests include: big bandgap semiconductor devices, smart power electronics and Power Electronic Building Blocks (PEBBs), wireless MEMS and integrated electronic for harsh environments, and VLSI design and CAD for VLSI; radio frequency and millimeter wave integrated circuit design, high-speed circuits, broadband wired and wireless communication systems, and cyber-physical systems. 

Dr. Kornegay earned a BEE with honors (1985) from Pratt Institute. He holds both the MS (1990) and the PhD (1992) in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley. Before beginning his teaching career, he was employed at AT&T Bell Laboratories and at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center. Dr. Kornegay served three years as an assistant professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University. 

In 1997, he joined the faculty at Cornell University, where he became Associate Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and the Director of the Cornell Broadband Communications Research Laboratory. His research on MEMS and integrated systems for harsh environments, wireless sensor systems, VLSI design, smart power electronics, and wide bandgap semiconductors attracted funding from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Alcoa Foundation. In 2005, Dr. Kornegay joined Georgia Institute of Technology as Motorola Professor in the School of ECE. He would remain there for five years before joining the faculty of Morgan State University.

Dr. Kornegay was selected as a participant in the National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, and the German–American Frontiers of Engineering, where he later served on the organizing committee. Service on many other committees include: International Test Conference and the IEEE Computer Society Annual Workshop on VLSI; Editorial Board of the IEEE Design and Test of Computers Magazine; International Symposium on Power Semiconductor Devices and ICs; and the IEEE Industrial Applications Society Meeting. He is also Senior Member of the IEEE, and a member of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Eta Kappa Nu, and Tau Beta Pi. 

Honors:  Menschel Award, Cornell University Provost’s Award for Distinguished Scholarship; IBM Faculty Partnership Award; National Semiconductor Faculty Development Award; General Motors Faculty Fellowship Award; Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Electron Devices Society; 2005 NSBE Dr. Janice A. Lumpkin Educator of the Year Award. 1999 National Science Foundation CAREER Award. U.S. Black Engineer and Information Technology Magazine named him the 2002 Black Engineer of the Year Award in Higher EducationIn 2004, he was named by Science Spectrum Magazine as one of the 50 Most Important Blacks in Research Science.

As a 1999-2000 MLK Visiting Professor at MIT, Dr. Kornegay was hosted by Assistant Professor Anantha P. Chandrakasan in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Selected, 2005-2012

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