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Goldsman, Neil

Neil Goldsman
2307 A.V. Williams Building

Research Interests 

Nanofabrication, device physics, device modeling, microelectronic device reliability and electron transport in high-electric fields. He has developed indoor location and emergency alerting, energy-driven partitioning of signal processing algorithms in sensor networks and a highly efficient thin-film battery.


Neil Goldsman earned his Ph.D. at Cornell University. His recent nanofabrication and devices work has included Numerical Boltzmann/Schrodinger Equations: CAD of Quantum Effects in Nanoscale Semiconductors; and Design and Theory of Carbon Nanotube Diodes. He also recently worked on a MIPS contract with TRX Systems, Inc., of Lanham, Md., on indoor location and emergency alerting. He designed and developed technology to wirelessly track the location of firefighters, police and other public personnel inside buildings and structures. Other recent work includes energy-driven partitioning of signal processing algorithms in sensor networks; and MEMS-based piezoelectric microphones for biomedical applications.

Honors and Awards 

University of Maryland awards
Maryland Incubator Company of the Year Award (FlexEl), 2010
Invention of the Year (Physical Science): World's Highest Energy Density Thin-Film Battery, 2009

Related News 

ECE Professors Abshire, Goldsman, and Newcomb Participate in ISCAS 2017
This year's event focused on the connection from Dreams to Innovation, with the aim of cultivating creative research-driven Ideas in Circuits and Systems as they transition to Innovations and fuel economic development. June 7, 2017

CoolCAD Electronics, LLC Wins Phase II SBIR NASA Contract
Only three other companies in the entire state of Maryland received Phase II SBIR contracts from NASA in the 2017 competition. April 3, 2017

UMD Company CoolCAD Launches Kickstarter Campaign for Security Keychain that Locks Your Computer When You Are Away
CoolCAD is a member of the Technology Advancement Program incubator, an initiative of the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech) in the A. James Clark School of Engineering. February 19, 2014

Professors Goldsman & Peckerar Win Award from University System of Maryland

USM Board of Regents Honors Three Inaugural Entrepreneur of the Year Awardees; two are Clark School faculty members. May 14, 2013

ISR Alumni Symposium is rousing success
Full house for presentations, discussions of entrepreneurship. April 24, 2013

ECE Names 2012-2013 Distinguished Dissertation Fellows
Anand, Fan, Guan, and Xie recognized for outstanding research. April 4, 2013

ECE Researchers Publish Article in RSC Journal on High Energy Density Flexible Galvanic Cell
Flexible galvanic cell is non-toxic, low-cost and environmentally friendly. April 1, 2011

Faculty Start-Up Wins Maryland Incubator Company of the Year Award
Created by Martin Peckerar & Neil Goldsman, FlexEl is developing flexible, thin-film, rechargeable batteries. June 17, 2010

Mtech, Alumna-Run Companies Vie for State Awards
Five Clark School-affiliated companies named finalists for Incubator Company of the Year. June 3, 2010

Reza Ghodssi guest edits special issue of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
'Special Proceeding' issue focuses on energy harvesting. March 3, 2010

Honda's Tetsuaki Nakano, Kensuke Iwanaga give final presentations
ISR visiting research scientists spoke on bipedal locomotion; bipolar junction transistors. July 23, 2009

Fourteen ISR-affiliated students receive Ph.D.s
Congratulations to our ISR-affiliated doctoral graduates! May 22, 2009

Baras, Goldsman win Invention of the Year Awards
Key exchange system and thin-film battery are top inventions. April 8, 2009

Start-ups with ISR connections awarded SAIC grants
Resensys LLC and FlexEl LLC benefit from funding for alternative energy and threat detection. January 14, 2009

ISR welcomes two Honda Visiting Scholars
Kensuke Iwanaga and Tetsuaki Nakano are here for 14 months. June 11, 2008

A Flexible, High Specific Energy Density, Rechargeable Battery (ISR IP)
This IP is available to license. June 23, 2007

Improved RF Power Harvesting Circuit Design (ISR IP)
This IP is available to license. June 23, 2007

FICA: Low Profile F-Inverted Compact Antenna (ISR IP)
This IP is available to license. June 23, 2007

MEMS Researchers Win IEEE LEOS Best Paper Competition
Graduate students from Prof. Reza Ghodssi's MEMS laboratory shared first prize in DC/VA/MD competition. April 30, 2007

Three new MIPS contacts for ISR faculty
Research includes wireless communication, preventing denial of service attacks and fire safe locator systems August 3, 2005

University of Maryland ranked No. 1 in nano research and education
Trade publication Small Times cites many factors in ratings May 1, 2005

Rubloff leads new M-CINSE nanotech center
Sept 2004—Former ISR director to help the university contribute to cutting-edge nanoscience September 2, 2004

Gupta, Shapiro, and Goldsman associated with three MIPS awards
ISR faculty will be working with Automated Precision, Inc., Protiveris and TRX systems February 2, 2004

Faculty participating in three different MURI awards
Research includes networked control systems, hybrid smart materials and radiofrequency pulses March 7, 2001