Xingyu Zou

Xingyu  Zou
MIT EECS | Texas Instruments Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar
Advisor: Tomas A. Palacios
Department: EECS
Areas of Research: Devices
Years: 2018-2019
Research Project Title:

GaN Power Electronics

abstract:Comparing to conventional silicon, gallium nitride (GaN) are much more capable of operating under high temperatures, high voltages and high power levels due to its superior material properties. Transistors fabricated with GaN have shown to have a higher efficiency, and their breakdown field is also an order of magnitude higher. Although existing GaN transistors have already been proved to have a much better performance than conventional transistors, they are still far from their theoretical limits. In this project, GaN High-Electron-Mobility Transistors (HEMTs) will be stressed under different experimental conditions to help understand their breakdown mechanisms and develop models for GaN devices to push their operating limits.

I am really interested in semiconductors, power electronics and their promising applications, and I am very excited to have the opportunity to work on GaN transistors that have great potential to change the future. Through my SuperUROP project, I would like to gain more hand-on research experience in the field and apply what I‘ve learned in class into real world applications.