Alan P. Genis

Professor Emeritus
Department of Electrical Engineering, Northern Illinois University
Tel: 815-753-0580


  • B.S., E.E.T. (1973), NIU
  • M.S., E.E.T. (1977) NIU
  • Ph.D., E.E. (1981), Colorado State University

Research Interests

  • Semiconductor Device Physics; Photovoltaics; Pulsed Laser Deposition; Thick and Thin Film Processing; MEMS; Sensors

U. S. Patent

  • #4,760,351 for “Multiple Oscillator Device Having Plural Quartz Resonators in a Common Quartz Substrate”

Selected Publications

  • “Diverse effects of 2D and SF growth mode induced microstructures on magnetic anisotropies of SrRuO3 thin films”, Y. Z. Yoo, S. Kolesnik, O. Chmaissem, B. Josh, A. P. Genis, M. Haji-Sheikh, B. Dabrowski, M. Maxwell, C. W. Kimball, Applied Physics Letters. 89, 124104 (2006)
  • “Effect of crystalline quality and substitution on magnetic anisotropy of SrRuO3 thin films.”
    S. Kolesnik, Y. Z. Yoo, O. Chmaissem, B. Dabrowski, T. Maxwell, C. W. Kimball, and A. P. Genis. J. Appl. Phys. 99, 08F501 (2006)
  • “Contribution of oxygen partial pressures investigated over a wide range to SrRuO3 thin Film properties in laser deposition processing”, Y. Z. Yoo, O. Chmaissem, L. McAnelly, A. P. Genis, M. Haji-Sheikh, S. Kolesnik, B. Dabrowski, M. Maxwell, C. W. Kimball J. Applied Physics. 97, Issue 9 103525 (2005)
  • “Effects of Ru Vacancies and Oxygen Synthesis Pressures on the Formation of Nanodomain Structures in SrRuO3 Thin Films.” Y. Z. Yoo, O. Chmaissem, S. Kolesnik , B. Dabrowski, C.W. Kimball, L. McAnelly, M. Haji-Sheikh, and A.P. Genis, MRS. Symp. Proc. V875 (2005).
  • “Fe substituted SrRuO3 thin films.” A. Ullah, Y. Z. Yoo, O. Chmaissem, S. Kolesnik, B. Dabrowski, A. P. Genis, MRS. Symp. Proc. (2007) Vol. 962, 0962-P10-24.Feb 7, 2007

Honors and Awards

  • Technical Program Chair, International Microelectronics Symposium, (IMAPS) 1990
  • Co-Technical Program Chair, International Microelectronics Symposium, (IMAPS) 1999
  • National Technical Symposium Committee (NTSC) of International Microelectronics and Packaging Society (IMAPS) Chair of Emerging Technologies Session

Other Assigned Duties

  • 1990-present Director, Microelectronic Research and Development Laboratory (MRDL)
  • 1990-1995 Chair, Department of Electrical Engineering
  • 1996-2000 Member of Academic Policies and Academic Standards Committee
  • 1997-1998 Member of Honorary Degree Committee
  • 1997-1998 Member of Departmental Graduate Assistantship Review Committee
  • 2000-present Member Graduate Grade Appeals Committee
  • 2002 Member Department Personnel Committee
  • 2002-2003 Member Departmental Grade Appeals Committee
  • 2003-2004 College Council Representative Alternate (2007)
  • 2003-2004 Departmental Personnel Committee Alternate (2007)

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