James Biard

Adjunct Professor

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Office: 600 Millennium Dr. Allen, Texas 75013
Phone: 214.509.2731
Fax: 214.509.3708

Research Interests

I am an inventor with 77 U.S. and foreign patents which include the Light Emitting Diode (LED), the Metal Oxide Semiconductor Read Only Memory (MOSROM), and Schottky clamped logic circuits. I am an IEEE Fellow, a Distinguished Alumnus of Texas A&M, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. I am presently working on the design of silicon PIN photodiodes, GaAs heterojunction photodiodes, and Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VCSELs) for use in fiber optic high speed Local Area Networks. I am also interested in magnetic, piezoresistive, and optical sensors, MEMS devices, and nanotechnology. My background also includes bipolar analog integrated circuit design.

Awards & Honors

  • Member of the National Academy of Engineering
  • IEEE Fellow


  • Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 1957 Solid State Electronics
  • MSEE Texas A&M University, 1956
  • BSEE Texas A&M University, 1954