Francisco J. García Sánchez

Simón Bolívar University, Venezuela


Francisco J. García Sánchez was born in Madrid, Spain, in 1947. He received the B.E.E., M.E.E., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, USA, in 1970, 1972, and 1976, respectively. Since 1977, Sánchez has been a Faculty Member of the Electronics Department of USB, where he presently is an Emeritus Professor. He is the Head of USB’s Solid State Electronics Laboratory, which he founded in 1979. He has held several directive positions within USB’s academic administration and is frequently involved in the promotion, planning, direction, administration, and evaluation of R&D activities, both locally and internationally. His early research experience was mostly on fabrication of thin- and thick-film polycrystalline compound semiconductor devices, particularly solar cells. His more recent research interests focus mainly on semiconductor device modeling of diodes, solar cells, and MOSFETs. He serves as reviewer and member of editorial boards of numerous specialized technical journals, as well as in organizing committees of international conferences. He presently is IEEE’s Electron Devices Society (EDS) Newsletter Editor for Latin America and the Caribbean. He has been the recipient of several awards and recognitions for excellence in research.

Biography Updated on 7 December 2011

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