- Ph.D. Applied Physics, Cornell University, 2005
- M.S. Applied Physics, Cornell University, 2002
- Lic., Engineering Physics, Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa, 1998
- Nanoelectronic devices
- Electronic and thermal transport at small scales
- Non-volatile memory devices
- Large area electronics, solar cells
- Light emitting devices
- Nanofabrication techniques
N. Kan’an, A. Faraclas, N. Williams, H. Silva and A. Gokirmak, “Computational Analysis of Rupture Oxide Phase Change Memory Cells,” IEEE Trans. on Electron Devices 60, 5, 1649 – 1655 (2013) 10.1109/TED.2013.2255130.
S. Fischer, C. Osorio, S. Ayas, N. Williams, H. Silva, A. Gokirmak, “Percolation Transport and Filament Formation in Nanocrystalline Silicon Nanowires,” Journal of Applied Physics, 113, 164902 (2013).
K. Cil, Y. Zhu, J. Li, C. H. Lam, H. Silva*, “Assisted Cubic to Hexagonal Phase Transition in GeSbTe Thin Films on Silicon Nitride,” Thin Solid Films (2013).
K. Cil, F. Dirisaglik, M. Wennberg, A. King, A. Faraclas, M. Akbulut, Y. Zhu, C. Lam, A. Gokirmak, H. Silva*, “Electrical Resistivity of Liquid Ge2Sb2Te5 Nanostructures,” IEEE Trans. on Electron Devices 60, 1, 433-437 (2013); 10.1109/TED.2012.2228273.
G. Bakan, L. Adnane, A. Gokirmak, H. Silva, “Extraction of Temperature Dependent Electrical Resistivity and Thermal Conductivity from Silicon Microwires Self-Heated to Melting Temperature,”J. Appl. Phys. 112, 063527 (2012).
N. Williams, H. Silva, A. Gokirmak, “Finite Element Analysis of Scaling of Silicon Micro-Thermoelectric Generators to Nanowire Dimensions,” J. Renewable Sustainable Energy 4, 043110 (2012).
N. Williams, H. Silva, A. Gokirmak, “Nanoscale RingFETs,” IEEE Electron Device Letters 33, 10, 1339 – 1341 (2012) 10.1109/LED.2012.2208093.
A. Cywar, H. Silva, A. Gokirmak, “Finite Element Modeling of a Nanowire-Based Oscillator Achieved Through Solid-Liquid Phase Switching for GHz Operation,” Solid State Electronics 78, 97-101 (2012).
A. Cywar, J. Li, C. Lam, H. Silva, “The Impact of Heater-Recess and Load Matching in Phase Change Memory Mushroom Cells,” Nanotechnology 23, 22, 225201(2012).
H. Silva, G. Bakan, A. Cywar, N. Williams, N. Henry, F. Dirisaglik, A. Gokirmak, “Crystallization of Silicon Microstructures Through Rapid Self-Heating for High-Performance Electronics on Arbitrary Substrates,” Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters 4, 10, 970-976 (2012).