Hisham Massoud

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Hisham Massoud Profile Photo
Hisham Massoud Profile Photo

Research Interests

Ultrathin gate dielectrics for CMOS ULSI – the technology, physics, modeling, simulation, and characterization of ultrathin-oxide MOSFETs


Hisham Z. Massoud joined the Duke ECE Department in 1983, where is now a Professor. He is the founding director of the Semiconductor Research Laboratory. Professor Massoud has been a research scientist at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., in 1977 and 1980-81, the Microelectronics Center of North Carolina in 1987, the Hewlett-Packard Integrated Circuits Business Division in 1992, and the Max-Planck Institute for Microstructure Physics in 1997 and 1998. He was a visiting professor of ECE at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia in 2012. He is a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and Lifetime Fellow of the Electrochemical Society. He was awarded the 2006 Electronics and Photonics Division Award of the Electrochemical Society (ECS) for his work on ultrathin MOS gate dielectric films.


  • B.S. Cairo University (Egypt), 1973
  • M.S. Cairo University (Egypt), 1975
  • M.S. Stanford University, 1976
  • Ph.D. Stanford University, 1983


  • Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Life Fellow. Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 2015
  • Electronics and Photonics Division Award. Electrochemical Society. 2006
  • Fellow. Electrochemical Society. 2006
  • Inventor Recognition Award. Semiconductor Research Corporation. 2005

Courses Taught

  • ECE 110L9: Fundamentals of Electrical and Computer Engineering - Lab
  • ECE 110L: Fundamentals of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • ECE 230L: Introduction to Microelectronic Devices and Circuits
  • ECE 330L: Fundamentals of Microelectronic Devices
  • ECE 331L: Fundamentals of Microelectronic Circuits
  • ECE 526: Semiconductor Devices for Integrated Circuits
  • ECE 529: Digital Integrated Circuits