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

Pulsed room-temperature operation of InGaPAs double heterojunction lasers at high energy (6470, 1.916 eV), J J Coleman, N. Holonyak Jr, M J Ludowise, P D Wright, R Chin, W O Groves and D L Keune, Appl. Phys. Lett. 29, 167 (1976) 1976 - Publication

Additional Information

Professional Society Activities
  • President-Elect IEEE Photonics Society (2009) 
  • Chair, Awards Committee, IEEE Nanotechnology Council (2008) 
  • Member, IEEE LEOS Distinguished Lecturer Selection Committee (2008) 
  • Chair, Fellows Committee, IEEE Nanotechnology Council (2007) 
  • Chair, Fellows Committee, IEEE Nanotechnology Council (2006) 
  • Vice-President (Publications) IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (2004-2006) 
  • Chair IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Semiconductor Lasers Technical Committee (2002-2003) 
  • Member IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Semiconductor Lasers Technical Committee (2002-2004)
  • Elected Member IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Board of Governors (2000-2003) 
  • Chair IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Optoelectronics Materials and Processing Technical Committee 
  • (1998-2000) 
  • Academic Advisor National Technological University (1997-2004) 
  • Member IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Optoelectronics Materials and Processing Technical Committee 
  • (1996-2001) 
  • Member IEEE Joint Council on Quantum Electronics (1995-2005) 
  • Associate Editor IEEE Photonics Technology Letters (1994-2003) 
  • Associate Editor IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, Associate Editor for Optoelectronic Devices (1990-1993) 
  • Advisory committee SemiTOP, Semiconductor Technology Operator Program (1990-1991) 
 
University Committees
  • CSL Policy & Planning Committee (2008-2009) 
  • CSL Director’s Evaluation Committee (2008) 
  • President’s Resources Summit (2007) 
  • Chair, Advisory Committee on the Administration of Sponsored Projects (2007-2008) 
  • CSL Policy & Planning Committee (2007-2008) 
  • Guiding Principles and Processes for Resource Allocation Subcommittee of the Council of Deans Budget and 
  • Resource Allocation Advisory Group (2006) 
  • Steering Committee, Illinois Informatics Initiative (2006) 
  • Rate and Funding Working Group, Campus Network Upgrade Project (2006-2007) 
  • Advisory Committee on the Administration of Sponsored Projects (2006-2007) 
  • Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory Policy and Planning Committee (2006-2008) 
  • Provost Search Committee (2005) 
  • Campus Budget Oversight Committee (2005) 
  • Faculty Advisor, ECE Alumni Association (2004-present) 
  • Chair, Campus Budget Oversight Committee (2001-2003) 
  • Chair, Department of Physics Head Search Committee (2000-2001) 
  • Chair, Department of Public Safety, Campus Risk Manager Search (2000) 
  • Campus Budget Oversight Committee (2000-2003) 
  • Chair, Department of Chemistry Head Search Committee (1999-2000) 
  • ECE Faculty Search Committee (1999-present) 
  • Chair, Vice Chancellor for Admin and Human Resources Public Safety Advisory Committee (1998) 
  • MRL Director Search Committee (1998-1999) 
  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Advisory Committee (1995-1997) 
  • ECE Departmental Head Search Committee (1994-1995) 
  • MRL Director Search Committee (1994) 
  • JSEP Internal Advisory Committee (1993-1998) 
  • Faculty Advisor, University of Illinois Student Chapter of the Optical Society of America (1993-1998) 
  • Chancellor's Committee on Fire Safety and Emergency Medical Services (1992) 
  • MRL Director's Council (1990-1996) 
  • CCSM Policy and Planning Committee (1990-1995) 
  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Advisory Committee (1989-1993) 
  • Chair, CCSM Director Search Committee (1988) 
  • CSL Director Search Committee (1988) 
  • ECE Faculty Search Committee (1987 - 1995) 
  • CSL Policy and Planning Committee (1987-1989) 
  • ECE Graduate Committee (1986-1987) 
  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Advisory Committee (1985-1987) 
  • CSL Policy and Planning Committee (1985-1987) 
  • College Freshman Chemistry Liaison Committee (1985-present) 
  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Microelectronic Instrumentation Committee (1985-present) 
  • Faculty Advisor - SYNTON, the University of Illinois student Amateur Radio Society (1983-present) 
  • Materials Research Laboratory, Programs Committee (1983-1999) 
  • University of Illinois Police Bicycle Appeals Board (1983-1990)
Conference Activities
  • Program committee Optoelectronics Materials and Processing Committee, IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society 
  • Annual Meeting (2008) 
  • LEOS Representative, Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (2008-2010) 
  • Program committee Optoelectronics Materials and Processing Committee, IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society 
  • Annual Meeting (2007) 
  • Program committee SPIE Optics East (2007) 
  • Program committee IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology (2007) 
  • Program committee Opto-electronics & Communications Conference and International Conference on Integrated 
  • Optics and Optical Fiber Communication (2007) 
  • Co-chair IEEE/LEOS Semiconductor Laser Workshop (2007) 
  • Program committee Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) (2007) 
  • Program committee Optoelectronics Materials and Processing Committee, IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society 
  • Annual Meeting (2006) 
  • International Advisory Committee Conference on Optoelectronic and Microwave Materials and Devices 
  • (COMMAD) (2006) 
  • Program committee SPIE Optics East (2006) 
  • Chair Active Devices Subcommittee, Integrated Photonics Research and Applications Meeting (2006) 
  • Program committee IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology (2006) 
  • Program committee Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) (2006) 
  • International Advisory Committee Conference on Optoelectronic and Microwave Materials and Devices 
  • (COMMAD) (2005) 
  • Program committee Symposium on Technology Fusion of Optoelectronics and Communications (2005) 
  • Program committee SPIE Optics East (2005) 
  • Program committee IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology (2005) 
  • Program committee Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) (2005) 
  • Program committee Integrated Photonics Research and Applications Meeting (2005) 
  • Organizing committee International Conference on Metalorganic Vapor Phase Epitaxy (2004) 
  • Program committee International Conference on Metalorganic Vapor Phase Epitaxy (2004) 
  • Program committee IEEE International Semiconductor Laser Conference (2004) 
  • Chair Semiconductor Laser Program Committee, IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting (2002) 
  • Chair IEEE/LEOS Semiconductor Laser Workshop (2002) 
  • Organizing committee International Symposium on Compound Semiconductors (2000) 
  • International Advisory Committee International Symposium on Compound Semiconductors (1999) 
  • Chair IEEE Topical Workshop on Nanostructures and Quantum Dots (1999) 
  • Chair Optoelectronics Materials and Processing Committee, IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual 
  • Meeting (1999) 
  • Organizing committee International Symposium on Compound Semiconductors (1999) 
  • Chair Optoelectronics Materials and Processing Committee, IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual 
  • Meeting (1998) 
  • Program committee International Conference on Metalorganic Vapor Phase Epitaxy (1998) 
  • Program committee IEEE International Semiconductor Laser Conference (1998) 
  • Chair Optoelectronics Materials and Processing Committee, IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual 
  • Meeting (1997) 
  • Program committee Advanced Semiconductor Lasers and Applications Topical Meeting (1997) 
  • Program committee Gallium Nitride Materials Processing and Devices Topical Meeting (1997) 
  • Program committee International Conference on Indium Phosphide and Related Materials (1997) 
  • Chair Optoelectronics Materials and Processing Committee, IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual 
  • Meeting (1996) 
  • Program committee Integrated Photonics Research Topical Meeting (1996) 
  • Co-chair IEEE/LEOS Semiconductor Laser Workshop (1996) 
  • Program committee IEEE International Semiconductor Laser Conference (1996) 
  • Program committee International Conference on Indium Phosphide and Related Materials (1995) 
  • Chair Epitaxy Area Committee, International Conference on Indium Phosphide and Related Materials (1994) 
  • Program committee IEEE International Semiconductor Laser Conference (1994) 
  • Organizing committee International Conference on Metalorganic Vapor Phase Epitaxy (1992) 
  • Co-chair IEEE/LEOS Semiconductor Laser Workshop (1992) 
  • Program committee International Conference on Metalorganic Vapor Phase Epitaxy (1992) 
  • Program committee IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting (1991) 
  • Program committee International Meeting on Advanced Processing and Characterization Technologies (1991) 
  • Program committee IEEE Topical Meeting on Integrated Optoelectronics (1990) 
  • Organizing committee Interdisciplinary Laser Science Conference (1990) 
  • Co-chair IEEE/LEOS Semiconductor Laser Workshop (1990) 
  • Program committee IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting (1990) 
  • Program committee SPIE Conference on Laser Diode Technology and Applications (1989) 
  • Program committee IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (1989) 
  • Program committee International Meeting on Advanced Processing and Characterization Technologies (1989) 
  • Program committee SPIE Conference on Laser Diode Technology and Applications (1988)
  • Program committee IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (1988) 
  • Program committee Southwest Optics Conference (1987) 
  • Co-chair IEEE/LEOS Semiconductor Laser Workshop (1986) 
  • Program committee International Conference on Metalorganic Vapor Phase Epitaxy (1986) 
  • Program committee IEEE International Semiconductor Laser Conference (1984) 
  • Program committee IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (1984) 
  • Program committee IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (1983) 
 

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.