Stephen M. Goodnick received the B.S. degree in engineering science from Trinity University, San Antonio, TX, in 1977, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Colorado State University, Fort Collins, in 1979 and 1983, respectively.
He was an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow with the Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany, and the University of Modena, Modena, Italy, in 1985 and 1986, respectively. He was a faculty member from 1986 to 1997 with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, and served as Chair and Professor of Electrical Engineering with Arizona State University, Tempe, from 1996 to 2005. He served as Deputy Dean for the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering during 2005-2006, served as Associate Vice President for Research for Arizona State University from 2006-2008, and currently is Director of the Arizona Initiative for Renewable Energy and the Arizona Institute for Nanoelectronics. Some of his main contributions include analysis of surface roughness at the Si/SiO2 interface, Monte Carlo simulation of ultrafast carrier relaxation in quantum confined systems, global modeling of high frequency devices, full-band simulation of semiconductor devices, transport in nanostructures, and fabrication and characterization of nanoscale semiconductor devices. He has published over 185 refereed journal articles, books and book chapters and is a Fellow of IEEE (2004).