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Siegfried Selberherr

Siegfried Selberherr

Siegfried Selberherr (* 3. August 1955 in Klosterneuburg) is an Austrian scientist in the field of microelectronics. He is a professor at the Institute for Microelectronics[1] of the Technische Universität Wien (TU Wien). His primary research interest is in modeling and simulation of physical phenomena in the field of microelectronics.


  • Biography 1
  • Accomplishments 2
  • Awards 3
  • Memberships 4
  • Publications 5
    • Journals 5.1
    • Books 5.2
  • External links 6
  • References 7


Since 1988 Siegfried Selberherr is a chair professor for software technology of microelectronic systems at the TU Wien. He studied electrical engineering at the TU Wien, where he received the degree of Dipom-Ingenieur and the doctoral degree in technical sciences in 1978 and 1981, respectively, and the Habilitation in 1984. Afterwards he was a visiting researcher with the Bell-Labs for some time. Since 1996 Prof. Selberherr is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Electron Devices Society. In the years 1998-2005 he was the Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology.[2] Moreover, since 2001 he is a member of the supervisory board of ams AG and since 2004 a member of the advisory board of the Inter-University Department for Agrobiotechnology (IFA-Tulln).


In his scientific career Prof. Selberherr has published, with his teams of researchers, so far over 300 journal papers and over 900 articles in conference proceedings, of which more than 130 have been with an invited talk. Additionally, he published 2 books and co-edited 30 volumes, and he supervised, so far, more than 90 dissertations.

During his research work Prof. Selberherr has developed a simulator for 'Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor' devices (MINIMOS), in which a mobility model for charge carriers is implemented, which is named after him. Moreover, he supervised numerous research projects with well-known semiconductor companies and funding agencies, like the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), the Christian Doppler Research Association (CDG[3]), and the European Research Council (ERC).




  • VDE Association for Electrical, Electronic and Information Technologies (since 1984)
  • SIAM Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (since 1980)
  • IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (since 1979)
  • ACM Association for Computing Machinery (since 1979)




  • K. Rupp, S. Selberherr. The Economic Limit to Moore's Law., IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing, Vol.24, No.1, pp. 1–4, 2011, doi:10.1109/TSM.2010.2089811.
  • H. Ceric, S. Selberherr. Electromigration in Submicron Interconnect Features of Integrated Circuits., Materials Science and Engineering R, Vol.71, pp. 53–86, 2011, doi:10.1016/j.mser.2010.09.001.
  • V. Sverdlov, E. Ungersboeck, H. Kosina, S. Selberherr. Current Transport Models for Nanoscale Semiconductor Devices., Materials Science and Engineering R, Vol.58, No.6-7, pp. 228–270, 2008, doi:10.1016/j.mser.2007.11.001.
  • T. Grasser, T.-W. Tang, H. Kosina, S. Selberherr. A Review of Hydrodynamic and Energy-Transport Models for Semiconductor Device Simulation., Proceedings of the IEEE, Vol.91, No.2, pp. 251–274, 2003, doi:10.1109/JPROC.2002.808150.
  • S. Selberherr, A. Schütz, H. Pötzl. MINIMOS – A Two-Dimensional MOS Transistor Analyzer., IEEE Trans.Electron Devices, Vol.ED-27, No.8, pp. 1540–1550, 1980, doi:10.1109/T-ED.1980.20068.


  • R. Klima, S. Selberherr. Programmieren in C, 3. Auflage, Springer-Verlag, Wien-New York, ISBN 978-3-7091-0392-0, 366 pages, 2010, doi:10.1007/978-3-7091-0393-7.
  • J.W. Swart, S. Selberherr, A.A. Susin, J.A. Diniz, N. Morimoto. (Eds.) Microelectronics Technology and Devices, The Electrochemical Society, ISBN 978-1-56677-646-2, 661 pages, 2008.
  • T. Grasser, S. Selberherr. (Eds.) Simulation of Semiconductor Processes and Devices, Springer-Verlag, Wien-New York, ISBN 978-3-211-72860-4, 460 pages, 2007, doi:10.1007/978-3-211-72861-1.
  • F. Fasching, S. Halama, S. Selberherr. (Eds.) Technology CAD Systems, Springer-Verlag, Wien-New York, ISBN 978-3-7091-9317-4, 309 pages, 1993, doi:10.1007/978-3-7091-9315-0.
  • S. Selberherr. Analysis and Simulation of Semiconductor Devices, Springer-Verlag, Wien-New York, ISBN 978-3-7091-8754-8, 294 pages, 1984, doi:10.1007/978-3-7091-8752-4.

External links

  • Business Card of the Technische Universität Wien


  1. ^ Institute for Microelectronics
  2. ^ Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
  3. ^ Christian Doppler Research Association
  4. ^ Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  5. ^ ERC Advanced Grant 'MOSILSPIN'
  6. ^ "Reply to a parliamentary question about the Decoration of Honour" (pdf) (in German). p. 1698. Retrieved November 2012. 
  7. ^ Austrian Association for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
  8. ^ Austrian Computer Society
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