Dr. Paul L. Bergstrom


2015–2016 Academic Year Update

Dr. Bergstrom is serving as a Faculty Fellow in the Office of the Vice President for Research at Michigan Technological University during the 2015–2016 academic year. In this role, he serves to support the mission of the university related to financial planning and budget and in seeking the ongoing development of the Core Facilities of the university.



Electrochemical Technologies enabling Integrated Sensors and Actuators

Nanoscaled Materials and Technologies enabling Nanoelectronic Devices

Technologies for Chemical and Biochemical Sensors


Dr. Bergstrom teaches in the area of condensed matter physics and technologies for solid state electronics.

Curricula Vitae

Microfabrication Facility

Multi Scale Technologies Institute


paulb at mtu.edu

Michigan Technological University

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

121 EERC Bldg.

1400 Townsend Dr.

Houghton Michigan 49931

REVISED 26 October 2015


  Dr. Bergstrom is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, an Adjunct Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, the Associate Director of the Multi Scale Technologies Institute, and the Faculty Director of the Microfabrication Facility at MTU.

  Dr. Bergstrom conducts research to explore nanoscaled materials and structures seeking to understand electronic transport and application of these systems in micro and nanoscaled electronics and sensing.

The image shows normal and cross sectional scanning electron micrographs of mesoporous silicon membranes formed in n- and p-type (100) silicon to explore the impact of process and doping on the optical properties of these oriented thick membrane structures after oxidation. This work was presented at the 2010 International Conference on Porous Semiconductors – Science and Technology in Valencia, Spain in March 2010 and is in print review.

Research exploring how quantum scale effects in nanomaterials can be integrated in very large scale electronic and sensing systems are a major theme of Dr. Bergstrom’s research efforts. The links at the right will direct to past and ongoing research endeavors in porous semiconductors, quantum dot based electronics, ferroic materials, and for research partnerships.


The photo at right shows a glimpse into Michigan Tech.’s Microfabrication Facility. The university has a modest fabrication capability for sample or wafer scale processing up to 150mm substrates of a wide variety of photonic, nanoscaled, bio-inspired, and microsystem research. This capability is a Core Facility of Michigan Technological University.