Trevor Thornton

SUM/WTR Faculty Research
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5706
Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5706

Biography

Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering
Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering

Since graduating from Cambridge University (BA 1983, PhD 1987) Trevor Thornton has held post-doctoral appointments at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge (1986-88) and Bell Communications Research in New Jersey (1988-1990). In 1990 he took up a lectureship in the Electrical Engineering Dept. of Imperial College in London and was promoted to Reader in 1996. In March 1998 he joined the faculty of the ASU Electrical Engineering Dept. His research interests include silicon-on-insulator MESFETs, electronics for extreme environments, electron transport in nanostructures, and bio-molecular sensors. From 1991-1998 he worked as a consultant for the Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory and was a Visiting Professor at the NTT Basic Research Laboratories in Tokyo during the summer of 1990. In 2002 he was a Summer Faculty Fellow at the Air Force Research Laboratories, Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque, NM. He is currently the Director of the Nanotechnology Coordinate Infrastructure Southwest (http://ncisouthwest.org/). The NCI-SW is the southwest regional node of the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (http://www.nnci.net/) supported by the National Science Foundation.

Dr. Thornton is currently a professor of electrical engineering in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at ASU. He has published more than 150 journal and conference papers and has seven issued patents. He is the founder of RF Micropower, an SBIR funded company that is commercializing highly efficient RF and power management integrated circuits based on SOI MESFETs, a patented CMOS-compatible transistor technology.

Research Activity

Courses

Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
ASU 101-EEE The ASU Experience
EEE 435 Fundamentals of CMOS & MEMS
EEE 492 Honors Directed Study
EEE 493 Honors Thesis
EEE 499 Individualized Instruction
EEE 590 Reading and Conference
EEE 591 Seminar
EEE 592 Research
EEE 595 Continuing Registration
EEE 599 Thesis
EEE 690 Reading and Conference
EEE 790 Reading and Conference
EEE 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
EEE 590 Reading and Conference
EEE 592 Research
EEE 595 Continuing Registration
EEE 599 Thesis
EEE 690 Reading and Conference
EEE 790 Reading and Conference
EEE 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
ASU 101-EEE The ASU Experience
EEE 334 Circuits II
EEE 492 Honors Directed Study
EEE 493 Honors Thesis
EEE 499 Individualized Instruction
EEE 590 Reading and Conference
EEE 592 Research
EEE 595 Continuing Registration
EEE 599 Thesis
EEE 690 Reading and Conference
EEE 790 Reading and Conference
EEE 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
ASU 101-EEE The ASU Experience
EEE 334 Circuits II
EEE 492 Honors Directed Study
EEE 493 Honors Thesis
EEE 499 Individualized Instruction
EEE 590 Reading and Conference
EEE 592 Research
EEE 595 Continuing Registration
EEE 599 Thesis
EEE 690 Reading and Conference
EEE 790 Reading and Conference
EEE 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
EEE 499 Individualized Instruction
EEE 590 Reading and Conference
EEE 592 Research
EEE 595 Continuing Registration
EEE 599 Thesis
EEE 690 Reading and Conference
EEE 790 Reading and Conference
EEE 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
EEE 202 Circuits I
EEE 492 Honors Directed Study
EEE 493 Honors Thesis
EEE 499 Individualized Instruction
EEE 590 Reading and Conference
EEE 592 Research
EEE 595 Continuing Registration
EEE 599 Thesis
EEE 680 Practicum
EEE 690 Reading and Conference
EEE 790 Reading and Conference
EEE 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
ASU 101-EEE The ASU Experience
EEE 334 Circuits II
EEE 492 Honors Directed Study
EEE 493 Honors Thesis
EEE 499 Individualized Instruction
EEE 590 Reading and Conference
EEE 592 Research
EEE 595 Continuing Registration
EEE 599 Thesis
EEE 680 Practicum
EEE 690 Reading and Conference
EEE 790 Reading and Conference
EEE 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
EEE 493 Honors Thesis
EEE 499 Individualized Instruction
EEE 590 Reading and Conference
EEE 592 Research
EEE 595 Continuing Registration
EEE 599 Thesis
EEE 680 Practicum
EEE 690 Reading and Conference
EEE 790 Reading and Conference
EEE 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
EEE 202 Circuits I
EEE 492 Honors Directed Study
EEE 493 Honors Thesis
EEE 499 Individualized Instruction
EEE 590 Reading and Conference
EEE 592 Research
EEE 595 Continuing Registration
EEE 599 Thesis
EEE 680 Practicum
EEE 690 Reading and Conference
EEE 790 Reading and Conference
EEE 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
EEE 334 Circuits II
EEE 492 Honors Directed Study
EEE 493 Honors Thesis
EEE 499 Individualized Instruction
EEE 590 Reading and Conference
EEE 592 Research
EEE 595 Continuing Registration
EEE 599 Thesis
EEE 680 Practicum
EEE 690 Reading and Conference
EEE 790 Reading and Conference
EEE 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course Number Course Title
EEE 493 Honors Thesis
EEE 499 Individualized Instruction
EEE 590 Reading and Conference
EEE 592 Research
EEE 595 Continuing Registration
EEE 599 Thesis
EEE 680 Practicum
EEE 684 Internship
EEE 690 Reading and Conference
EEE 790 Reading and Conference
EEE 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
EEE 202 Circuits I
EEE 590 Reading and Conference
EEE 592 Research
EEE 595 Continuing Registration
EEE 599 Thesis
EEE 680 Practicum
EEE 690 Reading and Conference
EEE 790 Reading and Conference
EEE 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course Number Course Title
EEE 435 Fundamentals of CMOS & MEMS
EEE 590 Reading and Conference
EEE 591 Seminar
EEE 592 Research
EEE 595 Continuing Registration
EEE 599 Thesis
EEE 680 Practicum
EEE 690 Reading and Conference
EEE 790 Reading and Conference
EEE 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation
Summer 2013
Course Number Course Title
EEE 590 Reading and Conference
EEE 592 Research
EEE 595 Continuing Registration
EEE 599 Thesis
EEE 680 Practicum
EEE 690 Reading and Conference
EEE 790 Reading and Conference
EEE 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation
Spring 2013
Course Number Course Title
EEE 202 Circuits I
EEE 590 Reading and Conference
EEE 592 Research
EEE 595 Continuing Registration
EEE 599 Thesis
EEE 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation