The Institute for Materials Research (IMR) welcomes Joe McGlone as its new research scientist at Nanotech West Laboratory on The Ohio State University’s West Campus. In the position, he will carry out and enable collaborative research and training in semiconductor research and education, with a focus on wide bandgap semiconductors.
McGlone, who earned his doctoral degree in electrical and computer engineering from Ohio State in 2022, brings to IMR research experience from both industry and academia. Prior to joining IMR, he worked on wide bandgap semiconductor devices and ultra-wide bandgap materials as an Ohio State postdoctoral researcher and graduate student. Before that, McGlone twice co-opped at IBM, in Hopewell Junction, New York.
At IMR, McGlone’s work will focus on carrying out, guiding, and enabling collaborative research and training in semiconductor research and education, specializing in semiconductor device fabrication and in wide and ultrawide bandgap semiconductor technologies. He will support work at Ohio State’s Center for Wide Bandgap Semiconductors, as well as IMR’s efforts in industry-facing semiconductor research and training, including the Center for Advanced Semiconductor Fabrication and Education and activities at IMR-operated facilities, like Nanotech West Laboratory, the Semiconductor Epitaxy and Analysis Lab, and the Electronic Materials and Devices Lab.
“I’m looking forward to collaborating with my new and old colleagues in IMR, ECE, and Nanotech West to continue advancing the very strong semiconductor research at Ohio State, especially in the wide bandgap technology area. I am also excited to help a wide range of students by providing guidance on semiconductor tools and techniques that have steep learning curves, to help them more quickly reach their research goals.”
Before earning his doctoral degree, McGlone earned his master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from Ohio State and a bachelor’s degree in microelectronic engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
He loves being a dad, and spending his free time with his family at local events around Columbus, and also trains his stubborn border collie in dog agility.
Story by Mike Huson, IMR communications coordinator.