OASiS Partners & Facilities
OASiS members are well-positioned to expand our efforts to educate a growing number of semiconductor employees. Our resources range from nationally recognized programs that promote diversity to labs conducting cutting-edge research.
OASiS will provide the workforce necessary to unify our region and propel the semiconductor industry forward. Our members include: UC Blue Ash and UC Clermont, Central State University, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Clark State, Cedarville University, Edison State Community College, Sinclair Community College, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Wittenberg College, and Xavier University. The OASiS leadership university members are:
University of Cincinnati
University of Cincinnati is the second largest public university in Ohio. The nation’s first co-op program was invented at UC more than 100 years ago, and every UC engineering student must complete a co-op prior to graduation. The University of Cincinnati offers students a balance of educational excellence and real-world experience. UC is a public research university with an enrollment of more than 46,000 students and is ranked No. 4 in the nation for co-ops and internships by U.S. News & World Report.
University of Dayton
University of Dayton was ranked #1 in funded materials research in 2021, according NSF 22-311 Higher Education Research & Development report FY2020 (released in Jan 2022), and #10 in federally funded research in the country. It is also ranked #1 in engineering research among all Catholic universities. UD has a nationally recognized Department of Electro- Optics and Photonics, with unique teaching and research capabilities in Silicon Nanophotonics, and Photonics Integrated Circuits.
Miami University offers more than 100 majors, 48 minors, and 11 co-majors. It is one of the leading public universities in the nation recognized for ‘Best Undergraduate Teaching’ and undergraduate research with its student-scholar model. The multidisciplinary research at the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) is supported by various national and state funding agencies (NSF, NIH, DoD etc,).
Wright State University
Wright State University is a metropolitan research university in Dayton, Ohio. Its academic offering include associate and bachelor’s degree programs at its Lake Campus through bachelor’s, master’s, and
doctoral degree programs and a medical school at its Dayton Campus. Since the university was founded, it has collaborated with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and surrounding industry partners.
OASiS Resources & Labs
Research and sponsored program expenditures totaled $380.2 million in FY20, up from $358.9 million in FY19. The College of Engineering is focused on educating the next generation of engineers to prepare societal leaders with strong scientific and technical skills combined with an ethical and moral outlook to impact academia, business, government and/or the non-profit sector. Established in 1947, has more than 11,000 alumni. The approximate student/faculty undergraduate ratio is 15:1.
The University of Cincinnati’s College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) has extensive resources, facilities, and faculty expertise. These include:
Advanced Materials Characterization Center
The Advanced Materials Characterization Center is a core facility within the College of Engineering and Applied Science focusing primarily on Electron Microscopy and X-ray Diffractometry. We work with both internal and external clients on a wide range of sample types.
Ohio Cyber Range Institute (OCRI)
The Ohio Cyber Range Institute (OCRI), which leverages the research and educational power of its university and college system in partnership with five state agencies, focusing upon cybersecurity efforts across education, workforce, and economic development.
Mantei Center Cleanroom
The Maintei Center Cleanroom is a central fabrication, processing, and characterization center intended to be used by a diverse campus wide research community. The more than 8000 square foot facility includes areas of class 10, 100, 1000, and 10,000 cleanroom spaces. It includes lithography, deposition, etching, oxidation, and electrical and optical characterization tools.
NanoFab Laboratory is affiliated with CETRASE was established by sponsored research projects from the Ohio Third Frontier program, the Department of Defense and industry partners. The NanoFab lab has class 1000 and class 100 cleanrooms with capabilities of thin film process techniques such as electron-beam evaporation, RF sputtering, reactive ion etching systems, rapid thermal annealing and state of the art photolithography labs.
Nanoscale Engineering Science & Technology (NEST)
The Nanoscale Engineering Science & Technology (NEST) Laboratory is in the Science Center at the University of Dayton. This is a multi-user facility with state-of-the-art equipment that enables research and development through the interrogation, characterization and manipulation of materials at the nanoscale. A Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), Transmission Electron Microscopy, Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) are some of the equipment available in the NEST lab.
Center of Excellence for Thin-film Research and Surface Engineering (CETRASE)
On campus, the buildings of Kettering Laboratories, Fitz Hall, UDRI and Science Center house the state-of-art lab space and facilities in CETRASE. NanoFab Laboratory affiliated with CETRASE was established by sponsored research projects from the Ohio Third Frontier program, the Department of Defense and industry partners. The NanoFab lab has class 1000 and class 100 cleanrooms with capabilities of thin film process techniques such as electron-beam evaporation, RF sputtering, reactive ion etching systems, rapid thermal annealing and state of the art photolithography labs.Professor Subramanyam leads the Center of Excellence for Thin-film Research and Surface Engineering (CETRASE) at the University of Dayton (UD) since it was established in April 2013. On campus, the buildings of Kettering Laboratories, Fitz Hall, UDRI and Science Center house the state-of-art lab space and facilities in CETRASE. NanoFab Laboratory (https://www.nano-fab.com) affiliated with CETRASE was established by sponsored research projects from the Ohio Third Frontier program, the Department of Defense and industry partners. The NanoFab lab has class 1000 and class 100 cleanrooms with capabilities of thin film process techniques such as electron-beam evaporation, RF sputtering, reactive ion etching systems, rapid thermal annealing and state of the art photolithography labs.
Professor Subramanyam’s Microelectronics laboratory, affiliated with CETRASE, includes a modular clean room with a Neocera Pioneer 180 large area (up to 4” diameter) pulsed laser deposition (PLD) system, another PLD lab with multiple chambers for experimental deposition of new materials, and a dc/rf sputtering system. CETRASE also includes an RF/Microwave measurements lab with an on-wafer probe station with a temperature-controlled wafer chuck, and the ability to characterize devices using DC/AC/RF/ and Microwave signals. A DC voltage of up to 500 V can be applied with a current limit of up to 10 mA. A new Keysight N5235B PNA is available for microwave and millimeterwave measurements up to 50 GHz. In addition, electromagnetic software design tools such as AWR, and ADS are also available at UD. Professor Subramanyam and his group collaborates with Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) for thin film processing. Extensive fabrication and characterization facilities at AFRL are also available for Professor Subramanyam’s group. In addition, University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) houses multiple research centers including materials, energy and the environment, advanced manufacturing, autonomy, human technology, sensors, and hypersonics. UD is #1 in funded materials research in 2021, according to NSF.
Wright State offers 160 undergraduate degree programs and 155 graduate degree options. Due to its extensive collaboration with Patterson Air Force Base, Wright State conducts advanced research with cutting-edge applications. The Virtual Environment Research, Interactive Technology, And Simulation (VERITAS) facility is owned and operated by Wright State University and housed in the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton Ohio. The mission of the facility is to support basic and applied scientific research on sensory systems, aviation, teleconferencing, telerobotics, and virtual environments. Wright State University is attempting to address the Defense Department’s need for assured and trusted microelectronics design and development through expanded curriculum and scholarships. Leading a team of six Ohio academic institutions, Wright State won an Air Force contract in 2020 titled Assured Digital Microelectronics Education and Training Ecosystem—ADMETE.