Biography

Dr. Chernyak received his PhD in Physics from Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel) in 1996. He spent one year (1996-1997) as a Research Associate in  the Departments of Electrical Engineering at Colorado State University (Fort Collins, Colorado, USA) and Texas Tech  University (Lubbock, Texas, USA). He joined UCF in 1999 where he is a Professor.

Highlights

Intervalence Band THz Laser in p/p+ Ge Heterostructure. PI: L. Chernyak

Agency: Zaubertek, Inc.; Period: 02.01.02-12.31.02; $33,673.

 

New approach to revolutionize a photovoltaic detector performance using electron injection-induced effects in AlGaN. PI: L. Chernyak

Agency: National Science Foundation; Period: 06.15.02-05.31.04; $68,000.

 

Acquisition of a cathodoluminescence system for research in III-Nitride nanostructures.

PI: L. Chernyak (with Alfons Schulte as Co-PI)

Agency: National Science Foundation; Period: 07.15.02-07.31.04; $145,675.

 

Studies of Electron Injection-Induced effects in GaN. PI: L. Chernyak

Agency: American Chemical Society/PRF; Period: 08.01.02-08.31.04; $51,000.

 

Physics of Electron Injection-Induced Effects in III-Nitrides. PI: L. Chernyak

Agency: American Chemical Society/PRF; Period: 01.01.04-08.31.06; $80,000.

 

Collaborative grant: Controlling AlGaN photovoltaic detector performance using electron injection.

PI and NATO Project Director: L. Chernyak

Agency: NATO; Period: 06.01.04-05.31.06; $12,165

 

Summer Faculty Fellowship. PI: L. Chernyak

Agency: National Research Council; Period 06.01.04-08.01.04; $15,000

 

Studies of the Electron Injection-Induced Effects in III-Nitride Device Structures.

PI: L. Chernyak

Agency: National Science Foundation; Period: 08.15.04-07.31.08; $210,000

 

Minority Carrier Diffusion Length Measurements in Silicon Carbide. PI: L. Chernyak

Agency: Cree, Inc.; Period: 08.09.04-09.09.04; $3,000

 

Cathodoluminescence studies of AlGaN epitaxial layers. PI: L. Chernyak

Agency: Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel); Period: 12.15.05-02.15.06; $2,000

 

Luminescence Studies of AlGaN Epitaxial Layers. PI: L. Chernyak

Agency: Gal-El Ltd. (Israel); Period: 04.15.06-12.31.06; $10,000

 

Phase II-Cathodoluminescence studies of AlGaN epitaxial layers. PI: L. Chernyak

Agency: Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel); Period: 04.01.06-12.31.07; $12,000

 

Electron Beam studies in ZnO-based semiconductors. PI: L. Chernyak

Agency: SVT Associates, Inc.; Period: 02.15.06-05.01.07; $25,000

Surface Plasmon polariton dependence on metal surface morphology. PI: R. Peale;  Co-PI: L. Chernyak

Agency: Air Force Research Laboratory; Period: 11.30.06-10.31.07; $21,420 (credited 50%)

 

Phase III-Cathodoluminescence studies of AlGaN/GaN epitaxial layers.                                PI: L. Chernyak

Agency: Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel); Period: 03.15.07-12.31.07; $15,000

 

Studies of Point Defects in GaN using induced light emission. PI: L. Chernyak

Agency: Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel); Period: 10.1.07-12.31.08; $28,000

 

Science for Peace-Improvement of UV Detectors. PI and NATO Project Director:

L. Chernyak

Agency: NATO; Period: 07.25.06-10.31.10; $316,400 (credited 30%)

 

Collaborative grant: Studies of electron injection in ZnO-based structures for Ultra-Violet detection. PI and NATO Project Director: L. Chernyak

Agency: NATO; Period: 01.18.08-01.17.10; $21,000

 

Electron Beam Probing of III-V Thin Films

PI: L. Chernyak

Agency: Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel); Period: 01.15.09-12.31.09; $26,000

 

Collaborative Research: Studies of Electron Injection-Induced Effects in ZnO-based Materials and Device Structures. PI: L. Chernyak

Agency: National Science Foundation; Period: 08.01.09-07.31.13; $215,277

 

Studies of the effects of electron injection in ZnO-based semiconductors.

PI: L. Chernyak

Agency: US-Israel Binational Science Foundation; Period: 10.1.09-03.31.13; $64,500

 

Studies of III-V Structures Using Deep Level Spectroscopy

PI: L. Chernyak                                                                                                      

Agency: Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel); Period: 01.01.10-12.31.10; $6,000

 

Spectral Cathodoluminescence Studies of AlGaN/GaN HEMTs Degradation

PI: L. Chernyak

Agency: Israel Ministry of Defense; Period: 08.01.10-07.31.12; $150,000

 

Graduate Research Supplement: Collaborative Research: Studies of Electron Injection-Induced Effects in ZnO-based Materials and Device Structures. PI: L. Chernyak

Agency: National Science Foundation; Period: 07.15.10-07.31.13; $37,939

 

Collaborative Linkage Grant: Novel Generation of IV-VI semiconductor nano-structures for Infra-Red Applications. PI: L. Chernyak

Agency: NATO; Period: 07.15.2011-07.15.2013; $25,200

 

Towards Radiation Hard AlGaN/GaN HENTs for Homeland Security. PI: L. Chernyak; Co-PI: E. Flitsyian

Agency: NATO; Period: 02.01.2014-01.31.2017; $496,800

 

Diffusion length measurements and CL mapping of AIGaN. PI: L. Chernyak

Agency: Agnitron Technology; Period: 03.13.2014-07.15.2014; $2,500

 

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