William Nicholas Guy Hitchon

Curriculum Vitae

Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

1415 Engineering Drive    Madison, Wisconsin 53706

(608) 262-2501 (office)       (608) 277-0459 (home)

 

 

Summary

Batchelor's, Physics (first class) Oxford University,1978

Master's, Engineering Science, Oxford University, 1979

Specialization: “the science and applications of electric plasmas”

Ph.D., Engineering Science, Oxford University, 1981

Topic: design of a fusion plasma reactor

Merton College scholarships

“Exhibition” and “Senior Scholarship” as a graduate student

Authored publications: three books, over seventy articles in scholarly journals,

             numerous papers at conferences

Employment:

United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, plasma physics group, (1 year)

University of Wisconsin at Madison, working in computational science, semiconductor

simulation, materials processing, and materials science (since 1982)

Current Position:

Professor and Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,

University of Wisconsin at Madison

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT

July 1999 - Present:

         Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

June 1994 - Present:

         Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

         Associate Chair; Chair of the ECE Graduate Program.

July 1989 - June 1994:

         Associate Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

January 1985 - May 1989:

         Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

November 1982 - December 1984:

         Adjunct Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

 June 1981 - October 1982:

         "Higher Scientific Officer" in the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority.

 

 

UNIVERSITY EDUCATION

         Merton College, Oxford University

 

         Degrees

 

         BA, MA                          Physics                                     Class of Degree - One               1978, 1980

 

         M.Sc.                              Engineering Science                                                                    1979

 

         Doctor of Philosophy        Engineering Science                                                                    1981

 

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

         Merton College Exhibition                                                                                                   1976

 

         2 "Fowler Awards"                                   Received for good work in examinations               1976-1977

 

         Merton College Award                             Received for obtaining a First Class Degree          1978

 

         Merton College Senior Scholarship                                                                                       1979

 

         Polygon Engineering Council Outstanding Instructor Award, Electrical Engineering                 1997


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

         Electrical and Computer Engineering Courses Taught

         1.     220 - Electrodynamics I

         2.     230 - Linear Circuit Analysis

         3.     320 - Electrodynamics II

         4.     330 - Linear system Analysis

         5.     333 - Communication Systems

         6.     335 - Microelectronic Devices

         7.     340 – Electronic Circuits I

         8.     342 – Electronic Circuits II

         9.     343 - Nonlinear Electronic Circuits

         10.   345 - Semiconductor Physics & Devices

         11.   360 - Digital Systems Fundamentals

         12.   528 - Plasma Processing and Technology

         13.   543 – Numerical Modeling of Semiconductor Devices and Processing

         14.   602 - Transmission Lines for Digital Applications

         15.   725 - Plasma Kinetic Theory and Radiation

         16.   740 - Electromagnetic Theory

         17.   745 - Solid State Electronics

         18.   845 - Transport Processes in Semiconductor Devices*

         19.   904 - Numerical Modeling of Semiconductors*

         20.   908 - Mathematical Methods for Plasmas*

 

         *Course I developed

         †Course I developed with others and which I taught on videotape and off-campus

         ‡Developed new instructional software for this course

 

         Courses Taught at Oxford University

 

         Atomic Physics

         Mathematics for Engineers and Physicists

         Theoretical Physics

 


Ph.D. Student Advising

Graduated with Ph.D.

 

Thesis Title and Date

Current Position

1.  J.B. Adams

"Thin Film Nucleation and Growth," 1987.

Professor, Arizona State University

 

2.  D.F. Beale

"Non-Local Electron Kinetics in an Inductively Coupled Plasma:  2D Model and Experimental Validation," 1995.

 

Staff Scientist, LAM Research Corporation

3.  C.D. Beidler

"Helical Ripple Transport in Stellarators at Low Collision Frequency," 1987.

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (i.e. member of Scientific Staff), Max-Planck-Institüt für Plasmaphysik, Garching

 

4.  K.A. Buckle

"Numerical Linear Stability Analysis of Anisotropic Pressure Plasmas in Three Dimensional Geometry," 1984.

Associate Professor, University of South Florida at Tampa Bay

 

5.  W.D. D'Haeseleer

"Self-Consistent Bounce-Averaged Transport Computations for Stellarators," 1988.

 

Professor, University of Leeuven, Belgium

 

6.  R.E.P. Harvey

"Propagator Methods Applied to Long Mean Free Path Plasma Chemistry," 1995.

 

 

7.  E.R. Keiter

“Investigations of Process Equipment Modelling,” 1996.

Professor, Arizona State University

 

 

8.  D.J. Koch

"A Kinetic Model for DC Silane Discharges," 1990.

Group Leader for Accelerometer Technology Development, Motorola

 

         9.  K.M. Kramer

"A Flexible Tool for Physical Simulations and Its Application to Power Diodes," 1995.

 

Senior Research Scientist, Honeywell

         10.  A. Rebei

“Generalized Random Phase Approxima-tion:  An Effective Action Approach,” 1998.

     

Postdoctoral Associate

      University of Wisconsin-Madison

         11.  G.J. Parker

 

"Propagator Simulations of Glow Discharges," 1994.

 

Postdoctoral Associate, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

 

12. T.J. Sommerer

"A Self-Consistent Kinetic Theory of DC and RF Glow Discharges," 1990.

Staff Scientist, GE Corporate Research Division

 

         Current Ph.D. Students

         A. Christlieb, J. Feng and D. Fixel


RESEARCH GRANTS (1989-2000)  

External:

Agency

Title

UES Inc.

Kinetic Simulation of a Thermionic Energy Converter

 

Rasor Associates Inc.

Self-consistent Kinetic Simulation of Thermionic Energy Converters

 

NSF

                                               

New Technologies Research Associateships

Lawrence Livermore Lab

Modeling a Plasma-Optical Filter

 

DOE

Stellarator Transport Theory

 

DOE

Stellarator Transport Theory

 

DOE

Stellarator Transport Theory

 

NSF

Theory and Modeling Support Group of                                          

      Plasma ERC                                                                          

                                                                                                     

Army Research Office

(co-PI with J. Lawler

 and W. Anderson)

 

Diamond Deposition                                                                       

                                                                                                     

Intel Corp.

Plasma Chemistry at Long Mean-Free-Path                                    

                                                                                                     

 

Lam Research Corp.

(co-PI with A. Wendt)

RF Induction Antennas for Plasma Generation        

 

Internal:

Agency

Title

Graduate School

Kinetic Plasma Modeling                                                               

                                                                                                     

 


PUBLICATIONS

(s indicates student, all others are colleagues)

 

BOOKS

         1.      "Flux Coordinates and Magnetic Field Structure," W.D. D'haeseleer,s W.N.G. Hitchon, J.D. Callen and J.L. Shohet, Springer Series in Computational Physics, (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1991).

         2.      "Semiconductor Devices:  A Simulation Approach," K.M. Kramer and W.N.G. Hitchon, (Prentice-Hall, 1997).

         3.      "Plasma Processes for Semiconductor Fabrication," W.N.G. Hitchon, (Cambridge University Press, 1999).

 

JOURNAL ARTICLES (1980-present)

         4.      "Plasma Equilibrium in Toroidal l = 3 Stellarators," P.J. Fielding and W.N.G. Hitchon, J. Plasma Phys., 24, (1980) 453.

         5.      "Plasma Equilibrium in a Toroidal Stellarator," W.N.G. Hitchon and P.J. Fielding, Nuclear Fusion, 21, (1981) 775.

         6.      "Localized Particle Orbits in a Toroidal Stellarator," W.N.G. Hitchon, Nuclear Fusion, 22, (1982) 383.

         7.      "Parameter and Cost Optimizations for a Modular Stellarator Reactor," W.N.G. Hitchon, P.C. Johnson and C.J. H. Watson, J. of Fusion Energy, 3, (1983) 25.

         8.      "Anisotropic Pressure Equilibrium in a Toroidal Stellarator," W.N.G. Hitchon, Nuclear Fusion, 23, (1983) 383.

         9.      "The Confinement of Alpha Particles in a Slightly Asymmetric Tokamak Reactor," W.N.G. Hitchon and R.J. Hastie, Nuclear Fusion, 23, (1983) 533.

         10.     "The Effect of the Ambipolar Potential on Stellarator Confinement," H.E. Mynick and W.N.G. Hitchon, Nuclear Fusion, 23, (1983) 1053.

         11.     "A Model Stellarator Magnetic Field for Use in Particle Orbit Calculations," W.N.G. Hitchon, K.D. McLenithan and H.E. Mynick, Nuclear Fusion, 23, (1983) 1143.

         12.     "Reduced-Aspect-Ratio Stellarator Reactors," W.N.G. Hitchon, Nuclear Fusion, 24, (1984) 91.

         13.     "Tokamak Ripple Transport--Revisited," H.E. Mynick and W.N.G. Hitchon, Nuclear Fusion, 24, (1984) 317.

         14.     "Bounce-Averaged Monte-Carlo Calculations of Ripple Transport in Stellarators," W.N.G. Hitchon, C.D. Beidler, H.E. Mynick and J.L. Shohet, Nuclear Fusion, 25, (1985) 105.

         15.     "Numerical Linear Stability Analysis of Three-Dimensional Anisotropic Pressure Stellarator Plasmas," K.A. Buckle, W.N.G. Hitchon and J.L. Shohet, Nuclear Fusion, 25, (1985) 247.

         16.     "Ripple Transport at Low Collision Frequency," W.N.G. Hitchon, C.D. Beidler, H.E. Mynick and J.L. Shohet, J. Plas. Phys., 34, (1985) 327.

         17.     "A Bounce Averaged Fokker-Planck Code for Stellarator Transport," H.E. Mynick and W.N.G. Hitchon, Nuclear Fusion, 26, (1986) 425.

         18.     "Hybrid Monte Carlo Simulation of Ripple Transport in Stellarators," C.D. Beidler, W.N.G. Hitchon and J.L. Shohet, J. Comp. Phys., 82, (1987) 220.

         19.     "Ripple Transport in Transport-Optimized Stellarators," W.N.G. Hitchon and H.E. Mynick, J. Plas. Phys., 37, (1987) 383.

         20.     "Unified Theory of Stellarator Ripple Transport," C.D. Beidler, W.N.G. Hitchon, W.I. Van Rij, S.P. Hirshman and J.L. Shohet, Phys. Rev. Lett., 58, (1987) 1745.

         21.     "A Plasma-Optical System Modeled Using Particles," W.N.G. Hitchon, J. Plas Phys., 38, (1987) 87.

         22.     "Solution of Master and Fokker-Planck Equations by Propagator Methods, Applied to Au/NaCl Thin Film Nucleation," J.B. Adams and W.N.G. Hitchon, J. Comp. Phys., 76, (1988) 159.

         23.     "Kinetics of Growth Coalescence of In/GaAs," J.B. Adams, W.N.G. Hitchon and L.M. Holzman, J. Vac. Sci. Tech., A,6, (1988) 2029.

         24.     "Tokamak Ripple Transport at Arbitrary Collision Frequency," W.N.G. Hitchon, C.D. Beidler and J.L. Shohet, Nuclear Fusion, 28, (1988) 1283.

         25.     "One-Dimensional Modeling of Transport in Small Stellarators," K.J.S. Mertens, W.N.G. Hitchon, D.T. Anderson and J.L. Shohet, IEEE Trans. on Plas. Sci., 16, (1988) 296.

         26.     "A Framework for Modeling the Cathode Fall Illustrated with a Single Beam Model," T.J. Sommerer, J.E. Lawler and W.N.G. Hitchon, J. Appl. Phys., 64, (1988) 1775.

         27.     "Electrostatic Control of Divertor Flows In a Stellarator," R.P. Doerner,s D.T. Anderson, W.N.G. Hitchon, P.G. Matthewss and J.L. Shohet, Phys. Rev. Lett., 62, (1989) 159-162.

         28.     "Convective Plasma Transport Modeled with Propagators," W.N.G. Hitchon, J. Plas. Phys., 41, (1989) 323-331.

         29.     "Self-consistent Kinetic Model of the Cathode Fall of a Glow Discharge," T.J. Sommerer,s W.N.G. Hitchon and J.E. Lawler, Phys. Rev. A., 39, (1989) 6356-6366.

         30.     "An Efficient Scheme for Convection Dominated Transport," W.N.G. Hitchon, D.J. Kochs and J.B. Adams,s J. Comp. Phys., 83, (1989) 79-96.

         31.     "The Effects of a Magnetic Field on a Collisional Presheath," W.N.G. Hitchon, D.J. Kochs and W.D. D'haeseleer,s Nuclear Fusion, 29, (1989) 1675-1680.

         32.     "Numerical Determination of the Ambipolar Electric Field in a Stellarator-Reactor Plasma," W.D. D'haeseleer,s W.N.G. Hitchon and J.L. Shohet, J. Plas. Phys., 42, (1989) 133-151.

         33.     "The Effect of Collisions on the Plasma Presheath," D.J. Kochs and W.N.G. Hitchon, Phys. Fluids, B, 1, (1989) 2239-2243.

         34.     "Electron Heating Mechanisms in He RF Discharges: A Self-Consistent Kinetic Calculation," T.J. Sommerer,s W.N.G. Hitchon and J.E. Lawler, Phys. Rev. Lett., 69, (1989) 2361-2364.

         35.     "Monte Carlo Evaluation of Neoclassical Transport in Torsatrons with Different Helical Winding 35.Laws," C.D. Beidler, W.N.G. Hitchon, D.L. Grekov and A.A. Shishkin, Nuclear fusion, 30, (1990) 405-411.

         36.     "Bootstrap-Current Computations for a Stellarator-Reactor Plasma," W.D. D'haeseleer,s W.N.G. Hitchon, C.D. Beidlers and J.L. Shohet, J. Plas. Phys., 44 (1990) 431-453.

         37.     "A Self-Consistent Kinetic Plasma Model with Rapid Convergence," W.N.G. Hitchon, T.J. Sommerers and J.E. Lawler, IEEE Trans. on Plas. Sci., 19, (1991) 113-121.

         38.     "Properties of the Liquid-Vapor Interface of F.C.C. Metals Calculated using the Embedded-Atom 38.Method," L.M. Holzman,s J.B. Adams,s S.M. Foiles and W.N.G. Hitchon, J. Materials Research, 6, (1991) 298-302.

         39.     "Power Balance of Negative Glow Electrons," J.E. Lawler, E.A. Den Hartog and W.N. G. Hitchon, Phys. Rev. A., 43, (1991) 4427-4437.

         40.     "Self-Consistent Kinetic Calculations of Helium RF Glow Discharges," T.J. Sommerers, W.N.G. Hitchon and J.E. Lawler, Phys. Rev. A., 43, (1991) 4452-4472.

         41.     "A Model of a DC Silane Discharge," D.J. Kochs and W.N.G. Hitchon, J. Appl. Phys., 70, (1991) 4139-4146.

         42.     "Effect of Ion-Neutral Collisions on Plasma Flow in the Edge Region of Stellarators," M.A. Husseins and W.N.G. Hitchon, Nuclear Fusion, 31, (1991) 2107-2116.

         43.     "Self-Consistent 'Bounce-Averaged' Transport Computations in Stellarators Using a Multi-mesh Approach," W.D. D'haeseleer,s W.N.G. Hitchon and J.L. Shohet, J. Comput. Phys., 95, (1991) 117-166.

         44.     "Electron Heating by Sheaths in RF Discharges," A.E. Wendt and W.N.G. Hitchon, J. Appl. Phys., 71, (1992) 4718-4726.

         45.     "Kinetic Modeling of the a to g Transition in a Radio-Frequency Discharge," G.J. Parker,s W.N.G. Hitchon and J.E. Lawler, Phys. Fluids B5, (1993) 646-649.

         46.     "Self-Consistent Kinetic Model of an Entire DC Discharge," G.J. Parker,s W.N.G. Hitchon and J.E. Lawler, Phys. Lett. A 174 (1993) 308-311.

         47.     "Accelerated Solution of the Boltzmann Equation," G.J. Parker,s W.N.G. Hitchon and J.E. Lawler, J. Comput. Phys. 106 (1993) 147-154.

         48.     "Physical and Numerical Validation of Discharge Calculations," W.N.G. Hitchon, G.J. Parkers and J.E. Lawler, IEEE Trans. Plas Sci. 21, (1993) 228-238.

         49.     "Radiation Trapping Simulations Using the Propagator Function Method," J.E. Lawler, G.J. Parkers and W.N.G. Hitchon, J. Quant. Spectros. Radiat. Transfer 49, (1993) 627-638.

         50.     "Radiation Trapping Simulations Using the Propagator Function Method:  Complete and Partial 49.Frequency Redistribution," G.J. Parker,s W.N.G. Hitchon and J.E. Lawler.  J. Phys. B 26, (1993) 4643-4662.

         51.     "Ripple Transport in Helical-Axis Advanced Stellarators - A Comparison with Classical 50.Stellarator/Torsatrons," C.D. Beidler and W.N.G. Hitchon.  Plas. Phys. and Contr. Nucl. Fus. 36 (1994) 317-353.

         52.     "Plasma Chemistry at Long Mean-Free-Path," R.E.P. Harvey,s W.N.G. Hitchon and G.J. Parker,s J. Appl. Phys 75 (1994) 1940.

         53.     "Kinetic Simulation of a Time-Dependent Two-Dimensional Plasma," W.N.G. Hitchon and E.R. Keiter.s  J. Comput. Phys. 112 (1994) 226.

         54.     "Accurate Models of Collisions in Glow Discharge Simulations," W.N.G. Hitchon, G.J. Parkers and J.E. Lawler,  IEEE Trans. Plas. Sci. 22 (1994) 267.

         55.     "Numerical Solution of the Boltzmann Equation in Cylindrical Geometry," G.J. Parker,s W.N.G. Hitchon and J.E. Lawler, Phys. Rev. E 50 (1994) 3210.

         56.     "A Kinetic Model of Pulsed Sheaths," E.R. Keiter,s W.N.G. Hitchon and M.J. Goeckner, Physics of Plasmas 1 (1994) 3709.

         57.     "An Expression for the Correlation Energy of an Electron Gas," A. Rebei and W.N.G. Hitchon, Phys. Lett. A. 196 (1994) 295.

         58.     "A Highly Flexible Tool for Large Scale Computational Problems in Applied Physics," K.M. Kramers and W.N.G. Hitchon, Comput. Phys. Commun. 85 (1995) 167.

         59.     "Transport of Sputtered Neutral Particles," G.J. Parker,s W.N.G. Hitchon and D.J. Koch, Phys. Rev. E 51 (1995) 3694.

         60.     "The Dynamics of Collisional Pulsed Planar Sheaths," M.J. Goeckner, R.P. Fetherston, W.N.G. Hitchon, N.C. Horswill, E.R. Keiter, M.M. Shamim, R.A. Breun, J.R. Conrad and T.E. Sheridan, Phys. Rev. E. 51 (1995) 3760.

         61.     "The Role of the Plasma in the Chemistry of Low-Pressure Plasma Etchers," R.E.P. Harvey,s W.N.G. Hitchon and G.J. Parker, IEEE Trans. Plas. Sci. 23 (1995) 436.

         62.     "Electron Distribution Function in a Low-Pressure Inductively Coupled Plasma," V.I. Kolobov and W.N.G. Hitchon, Phys Rev. E.52 (1995) 972.

         63.     "A Two-Dimensional Particle-in-Cell (PIC) Simulation of an ECR Etching Tool," K.A. Ashtiani,s J.L. Shohet, W.N.G. Hitchon, G.-H. Kims and N. Hershkowitz, J. Appl. Phys. 78 (1995) 2270.

         64.     "Modeling of Non-Local Electron Kinetics in a Low-Pressure Inductively Coupled Plasma," V.I. Kolobov, G.J. Parker and W.N.G. Hitchon, Phys. Rev. E. 53 (1996) 1110.

         65.     "Strategies for Mesh-Handling and Model Specification Within a Highly Flexible Simulation Framework," K.M. Kramer and W.N.G. Hitchon, Comput. Phys. Commun. 93 (1996) 179.

         66.     "Transport of Ions During Ion Implantation," G.J. Parker, W.N.G. Hitchon and E.R. Keiter, Phys. Rev. E. 54, (1996) 938.

         67.     “On the Cancellation of the T ln T in the Exchange Energy at Low Temperature,” A. Rebei, W.N.G. Hitchon, Phys. Lett. A 224 (1996) 127-132.

68.         “Convected Scheme Simulations of the Electron Distribution Function in a Positive Column Plasma,” G.J. Parker and W.N.G. Hitchon, Jpn. J. Appl. Phy. 36 (1997) 4799.

69.         “Visualization of Plasma Source Ion Implantation for Arrays of Multiple Targets,” E.R. Keiter J.H. Booske and W.N.G. Hitchon, IEEE Trans. Plas. Sci. 27 (1999) 86-87.

70.         “The Specific Heat of a Fermi Gas at Low Temperature: A Closer Look at the lnT Behavior,” A Rebei and W.N.G. Hitchon, International Journal of Modern Physics B 13: (28) (1999) 3357-3367.

71.         “Investigation of the effect of a ‘cold' electron tail on trench charging,” M.C. Converse and W.N.G. Hitchon, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science 27 (1999) 1441-1448.

72.   “Self-Consistent Kinetic Simulation of Plasmas,” J. Feng and W.N.G. Hitchon,Physical Review E 61 (2000)   3160.

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Nationality:        British                          

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