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
The Materials Science and Engineering Program
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

2020    Elected Chair of the Fellows of the Graduate School, UC.

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”.


After several years in industrial R&D, Dr. Steckl joined Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1976 as a faculty member in the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department. At Renssselaer he founded the Center for Integrated Electronics, a multi-disciplinary campus-wide activity. In 1988, Dr. Steckl joined the University of Cincinnati as Ohio Eminent Scholar and Gieringer Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Dr. Steckl and his group in the Nanoelectronics Laboratory, are currently conducting research in: (1) biosensors; (2) microfluidic lab-on-chip devices; (3) electrospinning of complex nanofibers and related membranes for chem/bio/med applications.

To date, Prof. Steckl has educated 49 Ph. D. students and has supervised 13 post-doctoral fellows. Together with his students, he has published ~ 450 papers, which have received ~ 14,400 citations to date. This has resulted in a current citation h-index of 65 (including patent citations). Prof. Steckl has also obtained 28 patents on various electronic materials and devices (with 5 patents issued in 2015-16). He has been awarded ~ $20M in research funding at UC from a variety of sources, including federal agencies (such as Army Natick Soldier Research Laboratory, Army Research Office, Army Research Laboratory, Air Force Research Laboratory, DARPA, National Security Agency, NASA, NIH, NSF), State of Ohio agencies (Ohio Department of Development, Edison Materials Center, 3rd Frontier) and industry (Motorola, Dow Corning, Lion Apparel, Procter & Gamble, Rockwell, Raytheon, SAPPI, CDT, etc.).