ECE alum honored as terahertz pioneer


November 18, 2014

Robert J. Mattauch, ECE alum and Dean Emeritus of Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Engineering, has been honored by IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology for his contributions to the terahertz community. Referred to as a terahertz pioneer, Dr. Mattauch helped develop the Schottky barrier diode, which enabled terahertz (10^12 Hz) signals to be detected. This has benefit astronomers, physicists, chemists, and anyone who wanted to make precise measurements using high frequency waves.

More on Dr. Mattauch’s achievements can be found here.