Education: B.S., M.S., Ph.D. (1967) in Physics from Yale University, USA.
Work Experience: James Ziegler joined IBM-Research in 1967. His initial work involved ion channeling studies of impurities in crystals, ion implantation to form electronic devices and radiation damage in materials. He was involved in the introduction of integrated circuit (IC) fabrication at IBM, especially the use of ion implantation to make doped semiconductor junctions. This led to work in IC device design and the conversion of discrete component technology to equivalent IC circuit replication. His 1979 paper suggesting that cosmic rays were a substantial contributor to electronic reliability has become the benchmark in the analysis of system reliability of terrestrial electronics. From 1975 - 2000, he was the manager of Radiation Science at IBM, which developed ion implantation technology for advanced integrated circuit manufacturing. From 1996-2000 he conducted research in new concepts of high-frequency communication technologies including the incorporation of MEMS concepts into integrated circuit RF designs.
He has been elected a Fellow of the International Electrical and Electronic Engineering Society (IEEE) and also a Fellow of the American Physical Society. In 1987 he was awarded the "von-Humboldt Senior Scientist Prize" by the German Government. He is the author or editor of 20 scientific books on the above topics, and holds 16 U. S. Patents, mostly in integrated circuit technology. He is an instructor in various IBM schools, including the IBM Technical Education Institute (engineering lectures on VLSI processing) and the IBM Technical Vitality Educational Institute (public scientific lectures on topics such as "Global Warming" and "Cold Fusion"). He is the Chairman of two international technical schools: The CEI Schools on VLSI Processing (Europe and Singapore), and The International School of Ion Implantation which is held every two years..
He has been the manager of various IBM groups in the development and analysis of integrated circuit components and material science, and has published papers concerning VLSI design modeling, ion implantation, ion sputtering, ion beam lithography, micro-ion beams, ion accelerator development, the theory of ion penetration of matter; and the effects of radiation on VLSI and computer systems.
In 2000, he retired from IBM after 33 years. He currently is a Professor at the United States Naval Academy , Annapolis, MD, where he teaches science to Electrical Engineers.
Fellow, The American Physical Society (1980).
Fellow, The IEEE Society (1996).
Member: The Health Physics Society, The Institute of Physics
Awarded the "von-Humboldt Senior Scientist Prize" by the German Government (1987, $50k) for research in “The Theory of Ion Implantation”
Awarded the "Ion Implantation Scientific Achievement Prize" by the International Conference on Ion Implantation (1990).
Awarded the "Ion Implantation Distringuished Service Award" by the International Conference on Ion Implantation Technology (2000).
Winner of I.R.-100 International Award for Industrial Research for "Dendritic Solar-Energy Conversion Surface" (1975).
Chairman, NSF Physics Panel on Small Business Innovative Research (1987-1994).
Board of Editors - Applied Physics Letters (1977-1981).
Board of Editors - Journal of Applied Physics (1977-1981).
Board of Editors - Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Research in Physics (1981- ).
Moshinski Professor of Physics, National University of Mexico (1975, 1978, 1980, 1982).
"Inelastic Electron Scattering by Nuclei", 288 pages, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (1967)
"Ion Beam Surface Layer Analysis", 422 pages, Elsevier Press of North Holland (1973)
"New Uses of Ion Accelerators", 482 pages, Plenum Press (1975)
"Hydrogen Stopping Powers and Ranges in all Elements", 317 pages, Pergamon Press (1977)
"Helium Stopping and Ranges in all Elements, 367 pages, Pergamon Press (1978)
"Bibliography of Experimental Range and Stopping Power Data", 207 pages, Pergamon Press (1977)
"Handbook of Heavy Ion Stopping Cross-Sections in all Elements, 489 pages, Pergamon Press (1980)
"Handbook of the Range Distributions of Energetic Ions in All Elements", 512 pages, Pergamon Press (1980)
"Ion Implantation - Science and Technology", 620 pages, Academic Press (1984)
"Ion Implantation Equipment and Techniques", 457 pages, North Holland (1985)
"The Stopping and Range of Ions in Solids", 321 pages, Pergamon Press (1985)
"Ion Implantation - Science and Technology, 2nd Edition, 501 pages, Academic Press (1988)
"Ion Beam Analysis", 743 pages, North Holland (1990).
"Handbook of Ion Implantation Technology", 700 pages, IIT Press (1994).
"Ion Implantation - Science and Technology, 6th Edition", 727 pages, Ion Implant Press (1998).
"Ion Implantation - Science and Technology, 2000 Edition", 776 pages, IIT Press (2000).
"Ion Implantation - Science and Technology, 2002 Edition", 781 pages, IIT Press (2002)
"The Stopping and Range of Ions in Solids", 588 pages, IIT Press (2002).
"Ion Implantation - Science and Technology, 2004 Edition", 691 pages, IIT Press (2004)
"Ion Implantation - Science and Technology, 2006 Edition", 677 pages, IIT Press (2006)
3,470,305 – “Internote Coupling Means for an Electropiano”
3,963,172 - "Contact Metallization for Semiconductor Devices"
4,005,698 - "Photon Energy Converter"
4,053,925 - "A Method and Structure for Controlling Carrier Lifetime in Semi-Conductor Devices"
4,111,720 - "A Method for Forming a Non-Epitaxial Bipolar Integrated Circuit"
4,110,625 - "A Method and Apparatus for Monitoring the Dose of Ions Implanted into a Target by Counting Emitted X-rays"
4,528,212 - "Coated Ceramic Substrates for Mounting Integrated Circuits"
5,912,210 - “Enhancement of Persistent Currents in High TC Superconductors”
6,179,767 - “Focussing of Therapeutic Radiation on Internal Structures of Living Bodies”
6,230,038 - “Imaging of Internal Structures of Living Bodies by Sensing Implanted Magnetic Devices”
6,238,946 - "Process for Fabricating Single Crystal Resonant Devices that are Compatible with Integrated Circuit Processing”
6,245,005 - “Method and Apparatus for Facilitating Radiation Treatment of Deep Tumors”
6,262,464 - “Encapsulated MEMS Band-Pass Filter for Integrated Circuits”
6,275,122 - “Encapsulated MEMS Band-Pass Filter for Integrated Circuits”
6,337,627 - “System of Providing Medical Treatment”
6,348,846 - “Filter circuit including system for tuning resonant structures to change resonant frequencies thereof”
(5 more patents filed and pending)
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