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Goldsman, Neil

Neil Goldsman
2307 A.V. Williams

Research Interests 

  • Device physics
  • Electron transport in high-electric fields
  • Microelectronic device reliability
  • Device modeling


Neil Goldsman earned his Ph.D. at Cornell University. His recent nanofabrication and devices work has included Numerical Boltzmann/Schrodinger Equations: CAD of Quantum Effects in Nanoscale Semiconductors; and Design and Theory of Carbon Nanotube Diodes. He also recently worked on a MIPS contract with TRX Systems, Inc., of Lanham, Md., on indoor location and emergency alerting. He designed and developed technology to wirelessly track the location of firefighters, police and other public personnel inside buildings and structures. Other recent work includes energy-driven partitioning of signal processing algorithms in sensor networks; and MEMS-based piezoelectric microphones for biomedical applications.

Honors and Awards 

    •    University of Maryland Invention of the Year Award (2008)
    •    George Corcoran Award for Faculty, ECE Department, University of Maryland (1990)

Related News 

ECE Professors Abshire, Goldsman, and Newcomb Participate in ISCAS 2017
This year's event focused on the connection from Dreams to Innovation, with the aim of cultivating creative research-driven Ideas in Circuits and Systems as they transition to Innovations and fuel economic development. June 7, 2017

CoolCAD Electronics, LLC Wins Phase II SBIR NASA Contract
Only three other companies in the entire state of Maryland received Phase II SBIR contracts from NASA in the 2017 competition. April 3, 2017

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering hosts the 4th Annual Back to School Night
ECE students and families enjoyed networking and touring several labs with ECE faculty and staff on Friday, October 14 October 18, 2016

UMD Company CoolCAD Launches Kickstarter Campaign for Security Keychain that Locks Your Computer When You Are Away
CoolCAD is a member of the Technology Advancement Program incubator, an initiative of the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech) in the A. James Clark School of Engineering. February 19, 2014

Professors Goldsman & Peckerar Win Award from University System of Maryland

USM Board of Regents Honors Three Inaugural Entrepreneur of the Year Awardees; two are Clark School faculty members. May 14, 2013

ECE Names 2012-2013 Distinguished Dissertation Fellows
Anand, Fan, Guan, and Xie recognized for outstanding research. April 4, 2013

Zhao Wins Best Poster Award at ISDRS 2011
Zhao receives best poster award for "Design of a Radio Frequency Energy Harvesting System for an Unmanned Airplane." December 21, 2011

ECE Researchers Publish Article in RSC Journal on High Energy Density Flexible Galvanic Cell
Flexible galvanic cell is non-toxic, low-cost and environmentally friendly. April 1, 2011

Faculty Start-Up Wins Maryland Incubator Company of the Year Award
Created by Martin Peckerar & Neil Goldsman, FlexEl is developing flexible, thin-film, rechargeable batteries. June 17, 2010

Mtech, Alumna-Run Companies Vie for State Awards
Five Clark School-affiliated companies named finalists for Incubator Company of the Year. June 3, 2010