About the Author
Eugene A. Irene is Professor of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.?He received his Ph.D. in Solid State and Physical Chemistry?from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1972, and worked for IBM for 10 years in the Thomas J. Watson Research Center.?Professor Irene's?research focuses on reactions at semiconductor surfaces that lead to electronically relevant film-semiconductor interfaces and with the materials and electronic characterization of those films and interfaces; the ultimate aim is to understand the relationships between materials and electronics properties.?Professor Irene has more than 225 publications in the literature and various book chapters?to his credit.?He has been a faculty member at UNC since 1982, and taught materials science of microelectronics and electronics for over 25 years in various capacities.