Photo file: 
Full name: 
James D Meindl
Job title: 
Professor Emeritus
Technical Interest Groups: Microelectronics/Microsystems
Email address: 
Work phone: 
404/894-5101
Fax: 
404.894.0462
Office: 
MIRC 109

James Meindl is the founding director of the Nanotechnology Research Center, and he served as the Joseph M. Pettit Chair Professor in Microsystems and the director of the Microelectronics Research Center at Georgia Tech from 1993 until his retirement in 2013. He has been the Joseph M. Pettit Chair Professor of Microsystems at Georgia Institute of Technology since 1993.

Professor Meindl was born in Pittsburgh, PA, and received his Ph.D., M.S., and B.S., in 1958, 1956, and 1955, respectively, in Electrical Engineering at Carnegie Institute of Technology (Carnegie-Mellon University). Prior to his tenure at Georgia Tech, he served as senior vice president for academic affairs and provost of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute from 1986 to 1993.

He was with Stanford University from 1967 to 1986 as the John M. Fluke professor of electrical engineering, associate dean for research in the School of Engineering, founding director of the Center for Integrated Systems, director of the Electronics Laboratories and founding director of the Integrated Circuits Laboratory.

Research interests: 
  • Microsystems
  • Gigascale Integration (GSI)
  • Academic Leadership
Distinctions: 
  • Life-Fellow, IEEE
  • Fellow, the American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Member of National Academy of Engineering
  • Founding Editor, IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, 1966-1971
  • 1999 SIA University Research Award
  • 1997 Hamerschlag Distinguished Alumnus Award, Carnegie Mellon University
  • 1991 Benjamin Garver Lamme Medal from ASEE
  • 1990 IEEE Education Medal "for establishment of a pioneering academic program for the fabrication and application of integrated circuits"
  • Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Member, National Academy of Engineering and its Academic Advisory Board
  • 1989 IEEE Solid-State Circuits Medal for "contributions to solid-state circuits and solid-state circuit technology"
  • 1988 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference, Beatrice K. Winner Award
  • IEEE Electron Devices Society's 1980 J.J. Ebers Award for "contributions to the field of medical electronics and for his research and teaching in solid-state electronics"
  • Outstanding Paper Awards: IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conferences, 1970, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978
  • IEEE Third Millennium Medal, 2000
  • Georgia Institute of Technology 2001 Distinguished Professor Award
  • IEEE International Solid State Circuits Conference, First Place on 50-Year Anniversary Author Honor Roll, 2003
  • SRC Aristotle Award, 2004
  • IITC Outstanding Student Paper Award 1999, 2005, 2006
  • IEEE Medal of Honor Award, 2006
  • Eminent Member of Eta Kappa Nu, 2007

Keith Bowman, J.A. Davis, J.D. Meindl, Raguraman Venkatesan: "Optimal Repeater Insertin for N-tier multilevel interconnect architectures," IITC, San Francisco, June, 2000.

Jeffrey A. Davis, J.D. Meindl: "Compact Distributed RLC Models for Multilevel Interconnect Networks," 1999 VLSI Symposium on Technology, Digest of Technical Papers, Kyoto, Japan, pp. 165-166, June, 1999.

J.A. Davis, J.D. Meindl, Raguraman Venkatesan: "Performance enhancement through optimal N-tier multilevel interconnect architectures," Proceedings of the 12th IEEE ASIC/SOC Conference, Washington D.C., pp. 19-23, September, 1999.

X. Tang, K. A. Bowman, J. C. Eble, V. K. De, and J. D. Meindl, "Impact of Random Dopant Placement on CMOS Delay and Power Dissipation," Proceedings of the 29th European Solid-State Device Research Conference (ESSDERC), Leuven, Belgium, pp. 184-187, September 1999.

Jeffrey A. Davis, J.D. Meindl: "Is Interconnect the Weak Link?," Circuits and Devices Magazine, pp. 30-36, March, 1998.

J.A. Davis, V.K. De, James D. Meindl: "A Stochastic Wire-length Distribution for Gigascale Integration (GSI)-Part I: Derivation and Validation," IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, vol. 45, no. 3, pp. 580-589, 1998.

B. Austin, A.J. Bhavnagarwala, James D. Meindl: "Projections for High Performance, Minimum Power CMOS ASIC Technologies: 1998-2010," ASIC Conference, Digest of Technical Papers, Portland, OR, 1998.

J.A. Davis, V.K. De, James D. Meindl: "A Stochastic Wire-length Distribution for Gigascale Integration (GSI)-Part II: Applications to Clock Frequency, Power Dissipation, and Chip Size Estimation, IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, vol. 45, no. 3, pp. 590-597, 1998.

Jeffrey A. Davis, V.K. De, J.D. Meindl: "A Stochastic Wire Length Distribution for Gigascale Integration (GSI) Part I: Derivation and Validation," IEEE Transaction on Electron Devices, vol. 45, no. 3, pp. 580-589, March, 1998.

Jeffrey A. Davis, V.K. De, J.D. Meindl: "A Stochastic Wire Length Distribution for Gigascale Integration (GSI) Part II: Applications to Clock Frequency, Power Dissipation, and Chip Size Estimation," IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, vol. 45, no. 3, pp. 590-597, March, 1998.

V.K. De, James D. Meindl, X. Tang: "Intrinsic MOSFET Parameter Fluctuations due to Random Dopant Placement," IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 369-376, January, 1997.

James D. Meindl: "Opportunities and Limits on 21st Century GSI," keynote address, Hot Chips Conference, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 1997.

James D. Meindl, X. Tang: "Intrinsic Dopant Fluctuation Imposed Limitations on Gigascale Integration (GSI)," Advanced Semiconductor Technology Conference, Beijing, China, January, 1997.

James D. Meindl: "Opportunities for GSI," invited presentation, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 1997.

J. D. Meindl, V. K. De, D. S. Wills, J. C. Eble, X. Tang, J. A. Davis, B. L. Austin, and A. J. Bhavnagarwala, "The Impact of Stochastic Dopant and Interconnect Distributions on Gigascale Integration," 1997 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference, Digest of Technical Papers, ISSCC, First Edition, vol 40, pp 232-3, 463, San Francisco, CA, February 1997.

James D. Meindl: "XXI Century Opportunities for GSI," invited banquet address, IEEE International SOI Conference, Fresno, CA, January, 1997.

James D. Meindl: "21st Century Opportunities for Gigascale Integration (GSI)," invited paper, International Trade Partners Conference, 1997.

James D. Meindl: "21st Century Opportunities for Gigascale Integration (GSI)," invited banquet address, ISLPED Conference, also in the Digest of Technical Papers, Monterey, CA, 1997.

B. Agrawal, V.K. De, James D. Meindl: "Device Parameter Optimization for Reduced Short Channel Effects in Retrograde Doping MOSFETs," IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, vol. 43, pp. 365-368, 1996.

James D. Meindl: Invited presentation at ARPA, Reston, VA, 1996.

V.K. De, James D. Meindl: "Complimentary Adiabatic and Fully Adiabatic MOS Logic Families for Gigascale Integration," IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC): Digest of Technical Papers, p. 298, p. 298, 1996.

V.K. De, James D. Meindl, X. Tang: "Random MOSFET Parameter Fluctuation Limits to Gigascale Integration (GSI)," 1996 Symposium on VLSI Technology: Digest of Technical Papers, 1996.

J. Davis, V. De, J. Eble, James D. Meindl, D.S. Wills: "A Generic System Simulator (GENESYS) for Microelectronics Technology and Applications," Proceedings of the Government Microcircuit Applications Conference (GOMAC '96), 1996.

J.A. Davis, V.K. De, James D. Meindl: "Optimal Low Power Interconnect Networks," 1996 Symposium on VLSI Technology: Digest of Technical Papers, 1996.

J.A. Davis, V.K. De, J.C. Eble, James D. Meindl: "A Complete Stochastic Wiring Distribution for VLSI," Proceedings of the 1996 MRS Spring Meetings, San Francisco, CA, 1996.

James D. Meindl: "Opportunities for Low Power GSI," invited address at Texas Instruments, Inc. Research Colloquium, Dallas, TX, 1996.

James D. Meindl: Invited speaker at the VLSI Symposium, Honolulu, HI, 1996.

J.A. Davis, V.K. De, James D. Meindl: "A Priori Wiring Estimations and Optimal Multilevel Wiring Networks for Portable VLSI Systems," Proceedings of the 46th Electronic Components and Technology Conference, 1996.

James D. Meindl: "Opportunities for Low Power GSI," invited address at Advanced Micro Devices Research Colloquium, Sunnyvale, CA, 1996.

James D. Meindl: Invited talk at ISCAS '96, Atlanta, GA, 1996.

James D. Meindl: "Opportunities for Low Power GSI," invited address at ARPA Ultra Program Review, Colorado Springs, CO, 1995.

James D. Meindl: "Opportunities for Low Power GSI," invited address at Semiconductor Research Corporation Workshop, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, 1995.

B. Agrawal, V.K. De, James D. Meindl: "Three-Dimensional Analytical Subthreshold Models for Bulk MOSFETs," IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, vol. 42, pp. 2170-2180, January, 1995.

James D. Meindl: "Opportunities for Low-Power GSI," keynote address at Sematech Low Power Workshop, Dallas, TX, 1995.

"Low Power Microsystems: Retrospect and Prospect, " J.D. Meindl, Proceedings of the IEEE, vol 83, no 4, pp 619-635, April 1995.

James D. Meindl: "Opportunities for GSI," invited presentation at Intel Corporation (Santa Clara, CA), LSI Logic (Santa Clara, CA), and the T.J. Watson Research Center at the IBM Corporation (Yorktown Heights, NY), all talks were given during, 1995.

James D. Meindl: "Opportunities for Low Power GSI," keynote presentation at Semiconductor Research Corporation International Workshop, Helsinki, Finland, 1995.

J. D. Meindl, et al, "Prospects for Gigascale Integration (GSI) Beyond 2003," 1993 ISSCC Digest, pp 124-25.

J. D. Meindl, "Evolution of Solid-State Circuits: 1958-1992," 1993 ISSCC Comm. Supplement, pp 23-26.

J. D. Meindl, "Ultra-Large Scale Integration," IEEE TED, ED-31 (11): pp 1555-61, Nov. 1984.

Last revised May 16, 2016