Faculty Profile for Dr. Mark A Wistey

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Dr. Mark A Wistey
Associate Professor — Physics
RFM 3209
phone: (512) 245-2916

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Mark A. Wistey (M'04) received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Montana State University, Bozeman, in 1995, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 2000 and 2005, respectively.
In 2005, he was a visiting scholar at Stanford University. In 2006, he served as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Arizona State University, Tempe. From 2007 to 2009, he was a Postdoctoral Research Scholar at the University of California, Santa Barbara. From 2009 to 2017, he was an Assistant Professor with the Electrical Engineering Department, University of Notre Dame, Indiana. In 2017, he joined the Physics Department and Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization (MSEC) Program at Texas State University as an Associate Professor. He is author or coauthor of two book chapters, more than 88 articles, and one patent.

Teaching Interests

Engaging and effective mentoring, guiding, and teaching at all levels, from K-12 and public outreach to guiding postdoctoral researchers to exceptional careers.

Research Interests

Silicon photonics and integrated optoelectronics, high efficiency solar cells, heterogeneous materials integration with conventional electronics, molecular beam epitaxy, chemical vapor deposition, high speed electronic devices, and devices and materials for renewable energy.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Gulyas, I., Stephenson, C. A., Meng, Q., Bank, S. R., & Wistey, M. A. (n.d.). The Carbon State in Dilute Germanium Carbides. Journal of Applied Physics, 129. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5112057
  • Qi, M., O’Brien, W. A., Stephenson, C. A., Patel, V., Cao, N., Thibeault, B. J., … Wistey, M. A. (2017). Extended Defect Propagation in Highly Tensile-Strained Ge Waveguides. Crystals, 7(6), 157. https://doi.org/10.3390/cryst7060157
  • Stephenson, C. A., Gillett-Kunnath, M., O’Brien, W. A., Kudrawiec, R., & Wistey, M. A. (2016). Gas Source Techniques for Molecular Beam Epitaxy of Highly Mismatched Ge Alloys. Crystals, 6(12), 159. https://doi.org/10.3390/cryst6120159
  • Kudrawiec, R., Polak, M. P., McNicholas, K. M., Kopaczek, J., Wistey, M. A., & Bank, S. R. (2020). Bowing of the band gap and spin-orbit splitting energy in BGaAs. Materials Research Express, 6(12). https://doi.org/10.1088/2053-1591/ab62e9
  • Gulyas, I., Kudrawiec, R., & Wistey, M. A. (2019). Electronic Structure of B(x)Ga(1-x)As Alloys Using Hybrid Functionals. Journal of Applied Physics, 126(9). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5111992

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Alumni Association Teaching Award of Honor, Alumni Association. 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Advisor of the Best Student Manuscript Award, Electronic Materials Conference. 2014
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Outstanding Teacher Award, Department of Electrical Engineering. 2013
  • Award / Honor Recipient: UCSB Materials Research Lab ScienceLine Award for K-12 Outreach. 2009
  • Award / Honor Recipient: UCSB Materials Research Lab ScienceLine Award for K-12 Outreach. 2008

Selected Grants

  • Wistey, Mark A (Principal). Core-shell Upconverting Nanostructures (CSUNs) for Photovoltaics, National Science Foundation, Federal, $142381. (Funded: July 1, 2017 - August 31, 2018). Grant.
  • Wistey, Mark A (Principal). SusChEM: Direct Bandgap Ge:C on Silicon for Optoelectronics, National Science Foundation, Federal, $243170. (Funded: July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018). Grant.
  • Wistey, Mark A (Principal). Core-shell Upconverting Nanostructures (CSUNs) for Photovoltaics, National Science Foundation, Federal, $223484. (Funded: September 1, 2014 - June 30, 2017). Grant.
  • Wistey, Mark A (Principal), Patel, Victor (Supporting). The Patrick and Jana Eilers Graduate Student Fellowship for Energy Related Research, $13699.84. (Funded: 2013). Grant.
  • Wistey, Mark A, Chen, Yihong (Co-Principal), Weigum, Shannon E, Benavides, Elizabeth Ashley, Ngu, Hee Hiong, Irvin, Jennifer A, Betancourt, Tania, Holtz, Mark W. FEES and Machine Learning for Diagnostics, Texas State University, Texas State University, $10000. (Funded: March 2019 - March 2020). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Member
Calculus-based Physics Introductory Sequence Coordinating Committee (ad hoc)
January 12, 2021-Present
Member
COSE Undergraduate College Level Scholarship Committee
October 31, 2019-Present
Member
Department Undergraduate Scholarship Committee
October 31, 2019-Present
Member
Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization (MSEC) admissions committee
2017-Present
Other
Graduate research advisor
August 10, 2017-Present