• (12/2008) Inanc Meric presented his paper “RF performance of top-gated, zero-bandgap graphene field-effect transistors” in the 2008 International Electron Devices Meeting in San Francisco.
  • (11/2008) Congratulations to Inanc Meric, whose paper “Current saturation in zero-bandgap, top-gated graphene field-effect transistors” has just appeared in Nature Nanotechnology.
  • (10/2008) Columbia will receive $4 million to develop and evaluate graphene for use in field-effect transistors (FETs). Prof. Shepard is the PI on the grant.” details
  • (7/2008)  Columbia has been award a new $3M IGERT training grant by the National Science Foundation, “Optical Techniques for Actuation, Sensing, and Imaging of Biological Systems.”  Prof. Shepard is the PI on the grant and will be directing the IGERT program.
  • (6/2008)  Prof. Shepard is named a finalist in the 2008 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists given by the New York Academy of Sciences.  details


  • (11/2007) Prof. Ken Shepard has been elected a Fellow of the IEEE.
  • (10/2007) Congratulations to Leina Lei for having her paper accepted to the 2008 International Solid-State Circuits Conference.
  • (6/2007) Congratulations to Zheng Xu, Peter Levine, and David Huang for having four papers accepted to the 2007 Custom Integrated Circuits Conference.
  • (4/2007) Congratulations to David Schwartz for having his paper accepted to VLSI Symposium 2007


  • (8/2006) Congratulations to Yee Li (Ph. D., 2005, now at Intel) for winning the ISLPED Low Power Design Contest for his Ph. D. work on low-power DSPs.
  • (6/2006) Congratulations to Steven Chan (Ph. D., 2005, now at IBM Watson) for winning IBM’s 2005 Pat Goldberg Memorial Best Paper Award for his January, 2005 paper “Uniform-phase, uniform-amplitude resonant-load global clock distributions”, published in the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits.
  • (3/2006) Prof. Ken Shepard has been recognized as a 2005 Distinguished Professor by the New York State Office of Science, Technology, and Academic Research (NYSTAR).



  • (12/2003) R&D Magazine article in the December, 2003 issue discussing our active CMOS biochip research
  • (12/2003) R&D Magazine article in the December, 2003 issue discussing our on-chip sampling oscilloscope designs (see inset)


  • (1/1999) Electronics Times article on CadMOS Design Technology. CadMOS, co-founded by Prof. Shepard, was acquired by Cadence Design Systems in 2001.