Thompson Research Group

The Thompson group in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Cornell University engages in basic and applied research in transient thermal processing with a focus on materials and techniques for the semiconductor industry. We are interested in fundamental investigations into the processes of diffusion, nucleation, and growth at high temperature on the nanosecond to millisecond time scales. Another interest of our group is developing novel materials, devices, and processes using laser annealing for applications in semiconductor technology.