Faculty Profile for Dr. Ariful Haque

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Dr. Ariful Haque
Assistant Professor — Ingram School of Engineering
IGRM 2203
phone: (512) 245-1826

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Dr. Ariful Haque is an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering in the Ingram School of Engineering at Texas State University. He also holds an appointment in the Materials Science, Engineering & Commercialization program at Texas State. Prior to joining TXState, he worked as a Technology Development Mod. & Integr. Yield Engineer in the Logic Technology Development (LTD) division at Intel Corporation in the USA, where he aided in developing next-generation semiconductor process technology. He received Ph.D. degrees in two different majors, i.e., Electrical Engineering (EE) and Materials Science & Engineering (MSE), from North Carolina State University (NCSU), USA. During his Ph.D., he investigated the fabrication, characterization, and optimization of carbon-based and III-nitride-based semiconductor materials and devices. He completed the Master of Nanoengineering degree from NCSU in 2019, focusing on nanoelectronics and nanophotonics. He holds another MS degree in Materials Science from Missouri State University (2015). His bachelor’s degree is in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology in 2012. Dr. Haque has published over 35 articles in reputed journals and IEEE transactions, 6 proceedings papers, and given over a dozen of conference presentations and invited talks at reputed international conferences and universities worldwide.

1. Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (2020), North Carolina State University, USA
2. Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering (2020), North Carolina State University, USA
3. Master of Nanoengineering- Nanoelectronics and nanophotonics (2019), North Carolina State University, USA
4. M.S. in Materials Science (2015), Missouri State University, USA
5. B.Sc. in Electrical & Electronic Engineering (2012), BUET, Bangladesh

Teaching Interests

Fundamental and advanced Electrical Engineering (EE) and Materials Science & Engineering (MSE) courses

Research Interests

Micro & Nano electronics
Wide Bandgap Semiconductor (diamond and III-Nitrides)
Electrical and magnetic transport properties
Electron Field Emission Devices
Thin film semiconductors by PVD & CVD

Research in the Haque Group
Dr. Haque's research interests are interdisciplinary and diverse. His expertise lies in the development, production, and characterization of novel functional wide bandgap semiconductor materials for electronic, photonic, and energy applications. The members of his group are actively involved in cutting-edge research focused on the development of novel processing paradigms & applications of functional thin film semiconductors and electronic devices. In the state-of-the-art lab facilities, the members of the Haque group study carbon and III-Nitride based wide bandgap thin film semiconductor fabrication, processing, characterizations, and applications. The group members also explore semiconductor doping, electrical field emission, heterostructure of carbon nanotubes and diamond, laser-solid interaction, electrical transport properties, and micro/nano-electronics.
Students and trainees who carry out their research in the Haque group learn and use a variety of techniques and approaches for research, including: pulsed laser deposition, chemical vapor deposition, DC and RF sputtering, pulsed laser annealing, Raman spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, XPS, electron microscopy (SEM & TEM), PPMS, photodetector-solar cell simulator, I-V/C-V/Hall measurements, and other electrical measurement tools and cleanroom facilities.

Dr. Haque recognizes that the STEM community can only grow by being more inclusive. He mentors a diverse group of students/postdocs and encourages them to not only contribute to scientific advancements but also become the next generation of leaders in science and engineering.

Open Positions: We have several open positions for highly motivated Ph.D. (MSEC) and Masters (EE) students. Potential candidates whose skillsets, research experiences and interests align with the focus areas listed are encouraged to contact with the CV to ahaque@txstate.edu

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Karmakar, S., Taqy, S., Droopad, R., Trivedi, R., Chakraborty, B., & Haque, A. (2023). Highly Stable Electrochemical Supercapacitor Performance of Self-Assembled Ferromagnetic Q-carbon. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.2c20202
  • Paul, B., Mamun, A., Haque, A., Paul, M., Zkria, A., & Ghosh, K. (2022). Nano-bio effects: Interaction of ZnO and DNA-bases. Nano-Structures & Nano-Objects, 31, 100898. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nanoso.2022.100898
  • Karmakar, S., Mistari, C. D., Gavali, D. S., More, M. A., Thapa, R., Behera, D., & Haque, A. (2022). Low-Temperature Spin-Canted Magnetism and Bipolaron Freezing Electrical Transition in Potential Electron Field Emitter NdNiO3. ACS Applied Electronic Materials, 4(6), 3134–3146. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsaelm.2c00569
  • Mia, M. D., Samuels, B. C., Anderson, J., Haque, A., & Droopad, R. (2022). Growth and characterization of (Ga1− xFex) 2O3 thin films by pulsed laser deposition for wide-bandgap and spintronics applications. MRS Communications, 12, 422–426. https://doi.org/10.1557/s43579-022-00194-5
  • Odusanya, A. A., Rahman, I., Sarkar, P. K., Ghosh, K., & Haque, A. (2022). Laser assisted growth of carbon-based materials by chemical vapor deposition. C- Journal on Carbon Research, 8(2), 24.

Selected Grants

  • Haque, Ariful (Principal). Novel carbon nanostructures for enhanced electron field emission, ORSP, Texas State University, $15000. (Funded: June 2022). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

MSEC Ph.D. admission committee
Research Lab Safety Committee
Frontiers in Carbon
Reviewer / Referee
Applied Physics Letter
ISoE Recruiting, Graduation, Career Fair Events committee.
2021-August 9, 2023