George Celler

Research Professor

Materials Science and Engineering

Phone:908-656-1104 ( Cell)
Office:Nanophysics Lab 207 and CCR 239
Office Hours: By appointment
Website: Personal Home Page -- George Celler

Electronic materials – processing and characterization. Semiconductor-on-Insulator formation and applications (electronic, photonic, MEMS). Wafer bonding and ion-beam assisted layer transfer. Integrated photonics and optical communications. Photovoltaic materials and devices. Laser processing of materials. Advanced lithography (beyond optical).



Ph.D., Physics, Purdue University, 1976
M.Sc., Physics, University of Warsaw, Poland, 1969


  1. Outstanding Mentor Award of SiWEDS (Si Wafers Eng. and Defects Science) Research Consortium (2008).
  2. SEMI Merit Award (2007).
  3. Bell Labs President’s Gold Award for Lambda Router (optical MEMS) (2000).
  4. Bell Labs President’s Gold Award for the 0.25 μm Si technology (1999).
  5. Fellow of the Electrochemical Society (1994).
  6. Electronics Division Award of the Electrochemical Society (1993).
  7. Distinguished Member of Technical Staff Award at AT&T Bell Labs (1992).
  8. Fellow of the American Physical Society (1990).

Selected Publications

  • Fast flexible electronics with strained silicon nanomembranes, Han Zhou, Jung-Hun Seo, Deborah M. Paskiewicz, Ye Zhu, George K. Celler, Paul M. Voyles, Weidong Zhou, Max G. Lagally, and Zhenqiang Ma, Scientific Reports, 3, 1291 (2013). (DOI: 10.1038/srep01291)
  • The influence of substrate on SOI photonic crystal thermo-optic devices, Weiwei Song, Manjit Chahal, George K. Celler, Yogesh Jaluria, Graham T. Reed, and Wei Jiang, OPTICS EXPRESS Vol. 21, No. 4, pp.4235-4243 (2013).
  • Pulsed Laser Assisted Exfoliation of Hydrogen Ion Implanted Single Crystalline SiC Thin Layers, Tuğrul Özel, Thanongsak Thepsonthi, Voshadhi Amarasinghe and George K. Celler, Proceedings of NAMRI/SME, Vol. 41 (2013).
  • Optimization of H+ Implantation Parameters for Exfoliation of 4H-SiC Films, V. P. Amarasinghe, L. Wielunski, A. Barcz, L. C. Feldman, and G. K. Celler, ECS Transactions, Vol. 50 (7), pp. 341- 348 (The Electrochemical Soc. 2012).
  • Substrates for Monolithical Optical Circuits and Electronic Circuits, G. K. Celler, U.S. Patent 8,299,485 B2, issued Oct. 30, 2012.
  • Oxidation after Oxide Dissolution, O. Kononchuk and G. K. Celler, U.S. Patent 8,148,242, issued April 3, 2012
  • Thermo-optic characteristics and switching power limit of slow-light photonic crystal structures on a silicon-on-insulator platform, Manjit Chahal, George K. Celler, Yogesh Jaluria, and Wei Jiang,  Optics Express 20 (4) 4225  (2012).
  • Influence of bending strains on radio frequency characteristics of flexible microwave switches using single-crystal silicon nanomembranes on plastic substrate, Guoxuan Qin, Hao-Chih Yuan, George K. Celler, Jianguo Ma, and Zhenqiang Ma, Appl. Phys. Lett.  99, 153106 (2011).