Windsurfing in Bonaire!Jeffrey A. Hopwood

Electrical and Computer Engineering
161 College Avenue
Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155
(617) 627-4358


Research | Publications | Teaching | Societies | Plasma Engineering Laboratory | CV

Professor Hopwood earned a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University in 1990 where he studied electron cyclotron resonance plasmas. He also received the M.S. and B.S. degrees from MSU in 1987 and 1985, respectively. He joined IBM at the T. J. Watson Research Center in 1991 as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Advanced Materials Laboratory. Following this Post-Doc, he joined Northeastern University in 1993 and was promoted to the rank of full professor in 2006. He became a member of Tufts' Electrical and Computer Engineering Department in September 2006.

Dr. Hopwood has worked primarily in the fields of plasma processing and plasma source design. His current research interests include microplasma-based environmental sensors and novel plasma processes for the fabrication of nanoscale devices. Other research interests are plasma etching and deposition processes for integrated circuit fabrication, ionized physical vapor deposition (I-PVD), and plasma deposition of super-hard coatings.

Electronics Lab ITeaching

Research Projects

Graduate Research

Are you interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in plasma engineering with applications in ICs, MEMS, and materials? Email Prof. Hopwood and check out the Graduate School of Engineering homepage for application instructions.

Selected Publications



Professional Societies

American Vacuum Society


Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)


Eta Kappa Nu


American Society for Engineering Education