Jan Genoe is born in Leuven on May 19, 1965. He is married with Karen Vanoverschelde and father of Sarah (1999), Thomas (2001) and Lauren (2005).
His major research interest is currently designs made using organic and oxide transistors. A crucial aspect when designing using emerging technologies is the careful assessment of parameter variations in the device characteristics. This technology insight, combined with creative design variations, has enabled an increase in the level of complexity that can be obtained using designs in organic and oxide technology. Examples of design modifications to accommodate technology are the usage of a back-gate to adapt the threshold voltages and the alternative modulation scheme to obtain bidirectional communication in thin-film RFID tags. This work has resulted in 10 subsequent ISSCC presentations in the Technology Directions Session (a.o. 128bit organic RFID tags, organic microprocessor, hybrid oxide-organic RFID tags, ...).
Jan Genoe’s research interests are broader than technology and designs of organic and oxide transistors. Other emerging technologies such as organic photovoltaics and piezo-electric devices are also currently being investigated.
He is the author and co-author of more than 150 papers in refereed journals. He is reviewer for a broad range of journals (e.g. Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters, Electron Dev. Lett., Thin Solid Films, J.Appl.Phys., Semicond.Sci.Technol., Electronic Lett., Organic Electronics, ...) and member of the Technology Directions international program committee of the ISSCC.