Faculty Profile for Dr. Mark Holtz

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Dr. Mark Holtz
Professor- Univ Chair — Physics
RFM 4227D
phone: (512) 245-2131

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Siddique, A., Ahmed, R., Anderson, J. W., Holtz, M. W., & Piner, E. L. (2021). Improved Electrical Properties of AlGaN/GaN High-Electron-Mobility Transistors by In Situ Tailoring the SiNx Passivation Layer. ACS Applied Materials \& Interfaces, 13, 18264–18273. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.1c01241
  • Ahmed, R., Siddique, A., Anderson, J. W., Gautam, C., Holtz, M. W., & Piner, E. L. (2020). Integration of GaN and Diamond Using Epitaxial Lateral Overgrowth. ACS Applied Materials \& Interfaces, 12(35), 39397–39404. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.0c10065
  • Ahmed, R., Siddique, A., Saha, R., Anderson, J. W., Engdahl, C., Holtz, M. W., & Piner, E. L. (2020). Effect of precursor stoichiometry on morphology, phase purity, and texture formation of hot filament CVD diamond films grown on Si (100) substrate. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 31, 8597–8606. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10854-020-03395-7
  • Nazari, M., & Holtz, M. W. (2018). Near-ultraviolet Raman and micro-Raman analysis of electronic materials. Applied Physics Reviews, 5(4), 041303. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5054660
  • Ahmed, R., Nazari, M., Hancock, B. L., Simpson, J., Engdahl, C., Piner, E. L., & Holtz, M. W. (2018). Ultraviolet micro-Raman stress map of polycrystalline diamond grown selectively on silicon substrates using chemical vapor deposition. Applied Physics Letters, 112(18), 181907. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5027507

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Sigma Pi Sigma. May 1977 - Present
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Texas Tech Ex-Student Association's New Faculty Award. 1995
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Virginia Tech's Outstanding Dissertation Award in Arts and Sciences. 1987

Selected Grants

  • Holtz, Mark W (Principal), Chen, Yihong (Supporting), Geerts, Wilhelmus J (Supporting), Droopad, Ravindranath (Supporting), Li, Jian (Co-Principal), Myers, Thomas H (Supporting), Piner, Edwin L (Supporting), Theodoropoulou, Nikoleta (Supporting), Zakhidov, Alexander (Supporting). System of Integrated Characterization of Electronic Devices and Materials, U.S. AFOSR, Federal, $332086. (Funded: August 15, 2017 - August 14, 2018). Grant.
  • Holtz, Mark (Principal), Theodoropoulou, Nikoleta (Co-Principal), Myers, Thomas (Co-Principal), Beall, Gary (Co-Principal), Droopad, Ravi (Co-Principal), Piner, Edwin (Co-Principal), Yu, Qingkai (Co-Principal). X-Ray Diffraction System for Advanced Materials Analysis in Research and Education, Department of Defense, Federal, $397330. (Submitted: December 1, 2014, Funded: February 15, 2015 - January 31, 2016). Grant.
  • Piner, Edwin L (Principal), Holtz, Mark W (Co-Principal). Integrated GaN HEMT on Diamond: Heterointerface and Thermal Transport Fundamentals, U. S. Army, Federal, $596000. (Funded: 2014 - 2017). Grant.
  • Holtz, Mark (Principal), Piner, Edwin (Co-Principal). Thermal Characterization of Diamond Films, DARPA, Federal, $300000. (Submitted: December 1, 2014, Funded: December 5, 2014 - June 4, 2017). Grant.
  • Piner, Edwin L (Principal), Holtz, Mark W (Co-Principal). Lateral Heterogeneous Integration of Ultrawide Bandgap AlGaN and Diamond, U.S. Army, Federal, $800000. (Funded: July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2027). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Department of Physics
September 1, 2014-July 15, 2023
New Mexico State University Department of Physics External Advisory Board
2016-May 10, 2022
Reviewer / Referee
National Science Foundation - for individual grants and panels
Mechanical Engineering Department Graduate Program Review Team, TTU
Reviewer / Referee
Journal of Alloys and Compounds
October 23, 2023-March 4, 2024