James Coleman

Erik Jonsson Distinguished Chair and Chair in Electrical Engineering
Professor - Electrical Engineering
jjc130530@utdallas.edu
972-883-4381
ECN3504
Tags: Electrical Engineering Computer Engineering

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Electrical Engineering
University of Illinois, Urbana - 1975
M.S. - Electrical Engineering
University of Illinois, Urbana - 1973
B.S. - Electrical Enigineering
University of Illinois, Urbana - 1972

Publications

Room-temperature operation of patterned quantum-dot lasers fabricated by electron beam lithography and selective area metal-organic chemical vapor deposition, V.C. Elarde, R. Rangarajan, J.J. Borchardt, and J.J. Coleman, IEEE Photon. Tech. Lett. 17, 935 (2005) 2005 - Publication
Strained layer InGaAs-GaAs-AlGaAs buried heterostructure quantum well lasers by three-step selective-area metalorganic chemical vapor deposition, T M Cockerill, D V Forbes, J A Dantzig and J J Coleman, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 441 (1994) 1994 - Publication
Strained layer InGaAs-GaAs-AlGaAs buried heterostructure quantum well lasers by three-step selective-area metalorganic chemical vapor deposition, T M Cockerill, D V Forbes, J A Dantzig and J J Coleman, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 441 (1994) 1994 - Publication
Reliable InGaAs quantum well lasers at 1.1 m, S L Yellen, R G Waters, P K York, K J Beernink, and J J Coleman, Electronics Lett. 27, 552 (1991) 1991 - Publication
Viable strained layer laser at = 110nm, R G Waters, P K York, K J Beernink and J J Coleman, J. Appl. Phys. 67, 1132 (1990) 1990 - Publication
Dependence of threshold current density on quantum well composition for strained-layer InGaAs-GaAs lasers by metalorganic chemical vapor deposition, K J Beernink, P K York and J J Coleman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 55, 2585 (1989) 1989 - Publication
Characterization of InGaAs-GaAs strained-layer lasers with quantum wells near the critical thickness, K J Beernink, P K York, J J Coleman, R G Waters, J Kim and C M Wayman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 55, 2167 (1989) 1989 - Publication
Characterization of InGaAs-GaAs strained-layer lasers with quantum wells near the critical thickness, K J Beernink, P K York, J J Coleman, R G Waters, J Kim and C M Wayman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 55, 2167 (1989) 1989 - Publication
Single interface enhanced mobility structures by metalorganic chemical vapor deposition, J J Coleman, P D Dapkus and J J J Yang, Electronics Lett. 17, 606 (1981) 1981 - Publication
Single longitudinal mode MOCVD self aligned GaAlAs-GaAs double heterostructure lasers, J J Coleman and P D Dapkus, Appl. Phys. Lett. 37, 262 (1980) 1980 - Publication

Additional Information

Honors
  • IEEE David Sarnoff Award (2008) “for leadership in the development of highly reliable strained-layer lasers” 
  • IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Distinguished Service Award (2008) 
  • Teachers Ranked as Excellent (Spring 2008) 
  • Teachers Ranked as Excellent (Spring 2007) 
  • Nick Holonyak, Jr. Award, Optical Society of America (2006) “for a career of contributions to quantum well and 
  • strained-layer semiconductor lasers through innovative epitaxial growth methods and novel device designs” 
  • Cecil N. Coleman Award (2006) “for outstanding contributions to public safety at the University of Illinois” 
  • Teachers Ranked as Excellent (Spring 2006) 
  • Teachers Ranked as Excellent (Fall 2005 - ECE444) 
  • Teachers Ranked as Excellent (Fall 2005 - ECE532) 
  • Outstanding Advisor's List (2005) 
  • ISCS Heinrich Welker Award (2004) “for the demonstration of reliable strained layer lasers leading to 980 nm Er 
  • fiber pumps” 
  • Teachers Ranked as Excellent (Fall 2003) 
  • Who’s Who in America (2003) 
  • Intel Alumni Endowed Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering (2003) 
  • Outstanding Advisor's List (2003) 
  • Franklin W. Woeltge Named Professorship in Electrical and Computer Engineering (2002) 
  • Outstanding Advisor's List (2002) 
  • Teachers Ranked as Excellent (Spring 2001) 
  • William Streifer Scientific Achievement Award, IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (2000) “for pioneering 
  • research in high reliability strained layer semiconductor lasers” 
  • Fellow, American Physical Society (2000) 
  • Outstanding Advisor's List (1999) 
  • Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (1998-1999) 
  • Teachers Ranked as Excellent (Spring 1998) 
  • Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (1997-1998) 
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (1997) 
  • Fellow, Optical Society of America (1994) 
  • Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (1992) “for contributions to semiconductor lasers through 
  • innovative epitaxial growth techniques and device designs” 
  • Outstanding Advisor's List (1993) 
  • J. Arthur Rank Prize Funds Lecturer (1992) 
  • Outstanding Advisor's List (1991) 
  • Beckman Research Award (1982) 
  • Xerox Postdoctoral Fellowship (1976) 
  • University of Illinois Fellowship in Electrical Engineering (1972-1973) 
  • Eta Kappa Nu 
  • Tau Beta Pi 
  • Sigma Xi 
 

News Articles

Electrical Engineering Department's New Leader is Photonics Pioneer
Dr. James Coleman, a leader in the development and application of semiconductor lasers and photonic devices, recently joined UT Dallas to lead the Department of Electrical Engineering, a cornerstone in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science.
Previously, Coleman was an endowed professor of electrical engineering and materials science and engineering at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he was a pioneer in the process known as metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD), which is used to create complex semiconductor structures. This method is widely used in the manufacturing of photonics – technologies that combine the physics of light with electricity. The technology helps transmit information that is communicated through cellphones, desktop Internet in homes, medical equipment in hospitals, among other uses.
Electrical Engineering Chair is Elected Fellow of Inventors Academy
Dr. James Coleman, a leader in the development and application of semiconductor lasers and photonic devices, has been elected a 2014 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).
The distinction of Fellow is given to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society. NAI Fellows represent more than 150 research universities and governmental nonprofit research institutions.