NanoLab Director

Dr. Andrew J. Steckl


Ohio Eminent Scholar, Carl Gieringer Professor
Distinguished University Research Professor

Founder and Director, Nanoelectronics Laboratory

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Biomedical Engineering (secondary)
The Materials Science and Engineering Program (secondary)
Dept. of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0030

Phone : 513-556-4777

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BS Princeton Univ.



MS Univ. of Rochester 1970
PhD Univ. of Rochester 1973

Professional Experience


Industry (Honeywell, Rockwell)
1976-1988 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Founder & Director of Center for Integrated Electronics.
1988-present University of Cincinnati

Professional Recognition

2022    Electronics and Photonics Award, Electrochemical Society.

2016    Elected Chair of the Fellows of the Graduate School, UC.

2015    Named Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

2014    William H. Middendorf Research Excellence Award, UC.

2013    Excellence in Engineering Research Award, UC.

2013    Named Distinguished Research Professor, UC.

2013    Named Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE).

2010    Elected Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), “For Distinguished Contributions to Optoelectronics”.

2009    Elected University of Cincinnati Graduate Fellow.

2007    Distinguished Engineering Research Award, UC.

2006    Rieveschl Award for Distinguished Scientific Research, UC, “For Pioneering Inventions and Contributions in the Field of Rare-Earth-Doped Electroluminescent Materials and Devices”.

1999    Elected Scientific Member of the Bohmische Physikalische Gesselschaft: “For Original Research Contributions to Focused Ion Beam Interactions in Materials”.

1999    College of Engineering Research Award, UC.

1998    Elected Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE): “For Contributions to Focused Ion Beam Implantation and Semiconductor Device Fabrication”.


Dr. Steckl joined the University of Cincinnati in 1988 as Ohio Eminent Scholar and Gieringer Professor of Solid State Microelectronics in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. At Cincinnati, Dr. Steckl established the Nanoelectronics Laboratory. Current research in the NanoLab is focused on: (1) biosensors; (2) microfluidic lab-on-chip devices; (3) electrospinning of complex nanofibers and related membranes for chem/bio/med applications.

To date, Dr. Steckl has educated 50 Ph. D. students, 10 M.S. students and has supervised 13 post-doctoral fellows. Together with his students, he has published ~ 450 papers, which have received ~ 16,000 citations to date. This has resulted in a current citation h-index of 69 (including patent citations). Prof. Steckl has also obtained 28 patents on various electronic materials and devices (with 5 patents issued in 2015-16 time period). He has been awarded ~ $21M in research funding at UC from a variety of sources, including federal agencies, State of Ohio agencies and industry.