Lewis Reynolds Jr.
Director of Graduate Programs, Nanoengineering & Teaching Professor
Interim Director, SiSoC
Location: 3002C EB I
Reynolds' interests include compound semiconductor materials and devices, epitaxial thin film growth, heteroepitaxy, strain relaxation in misfit systems, defects and interfaces, nanoscale materials, and optical properties of conjugated polymers
Lew Reynolds was a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories for 23 years prior to coming to NCSU in 2003. He has 30 years experience in the growth, characterization, and device development of III-V compound semiconductors. He has investigated extensively the influence of doping profiles on laser characteristics, developed MOVPE growth techniques for growth on gratings and along mesa sidewalls to minimize defects, and collaborated on the design of high speed photonic devices. More recent efforts have focused on mobility modulation in AlGaN HFET structures, strain relaxation in InGaAs solar cell structures, characterization of GaAsSb nanowires for mid-IR applications, and the pulse width dependence of optical gain in conjugated polymers. He has been issued eight U.S. patents. His current research interests are compound semiconductor materials and devices, electrical and optical properties, thin film epitaxial growth of group III-nitrides and group II-oxides, heteroepitaxy, strain relaxation in misfit systems, defects and interfaces, quantum well structures, electronic and photonic devices, optical properties of conjugated polymers, and nanostructured materials. Currently teach two undergraduate laboratory courses and a graduate one on nanoelectronics. Faculty contact responsible for use of MSE lab service center equipment, for example, SEM, X-ray diffractometer, SQUID VSM, and PPMS.
- Ph.D. Materials Science University of Virginia, 1974
- M.S. Materials Science University of Virginia, 1972
- B.S. Physics Virginia Military Institute, 1970
- Reynolds Jr.'s Recent Publications http://www.mse.ncsu.edu/research/publications/Reynolds Jr., L Reynolds