Sarah Swisher

Professor Sarah Swisher

Sarah Swisher

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


Kenneth H. Keller Hall
Room 6-117
200 Union Street Se
Minneapolis, MN 55455


Ph.D., 2015, University of California, Berkeley
M.S., 2012, University of California, Berkeley
B. S., 2004, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Professional Background

Semiconductor materials and devices; nanocrystal synthesis and characterization; flexible electronics; biomedical devices

Research Interests

Swisher Research Group Site

My research sits at the intersection of semiconductor device physics, materials science, and bioengineering. Our primary aim is to leverage the beneficial properties of nanomaterials and flexible electronics to address societal-scale challenges. We focus on the materials, devices, and fabrication processes that will enable innovative advancements in biological sensors and green electronics.

Teaching Subjects
EE 5164 Semiconductor Properties and Devices II
EE 3161 Semiconductor Devices
EE 2011 Linear Systems, Circuits, and Electronics

Selected Publications

“Tailoring Indium Oxide Nanocrystal Synthesis Conditions for High-performance Solution-processed Thin-film Transistors”, S.L. Swisher, S.K. Volkman, and V. Subramanian. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2015, 7 (19), pp 10069–10075. doi: 10.1021/acsami.5b00893

“Impedance Sensing Device Enables Early Detection of Pressure Ulcers in vivo”, S.L. Swisher, M. Lin*, A. Liao*, E. Leeflang, Y. Khan, F. Pavinatto, K. Mann, A. Naujokas, D. Young, S. Roy, M.R. Harrison, A.C. Arias, V. Subramanian, and M.M. Maharbiz.Nature Commun., vol. 6, pp. 1-10, 2015. doi: 10.1038/ncomms7575

“Transparent High-performance Thin Film Transistors from Fully Solution-processed SnO2/ZrO2 Gel-like Precursors”, J. Jang, R. Kitsomboonloha, S.L. Swisher, E.S. Park, H. Kang, and V. Subramanian. Adv. Mater. 2013 25, 1042-1047. doi: 10.1002/adma.201202997

“Photovoltaic Performance of Ultrasmall PbSe Quantum Dots”, W. Ma, S.L. Swisher, T. Ewers, J. Engel, V.E. Ferry, H.A. Atwater, and A.P. Alivisatos. ACS Nano 2011 5 (10), 8140-8147. doi: 10.1021/nn202786g

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