After finishing his Ph.D. work at the University of Southern California, Dr. Williams was a member of the technical staff at Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, from 1972-74. He was an assistant professor of physics at the University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras from 1974-76, and an assistant and associate professor of electrical engineering at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, from 1976-84. He has been a professor of electrical engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln since 1984. His research interests have included solid state physics, Raman scattering of light from gases and solids, electrical breakdown of gases, and plasma processing. He directed a two-week NATO Advanced Study Institute on plasma processing of semiconductors at the Chateau de Bonas, France, in the summer of 1996.
- Ph.D., 1973 University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
- B.S., 1967 California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA
- High voltage semiconductor devices
- Electrical breakdown of gases
- Solid state physics
- Interaction of light with matter
- Plasma Processing of Semiconductors, P.F. Williams, ed. (Kluwer, Dordrecht, 1997).
- "Nanofabrication using Coulomb Crystals," S. Bandyopadhyay and P.F. Williams, IEEE Potentials, 12, 10 (2000).
- "Enhanced transition temperature in a quantum confined high-TC superconductor", L. Menon, D. Yu, P.F. Williams, S. Bandopadhyay, and B. Jayaram, Solid State Comm. 117, 615-20 (2001).
- "Giant photoresistivity and optically-controlled switching in self-assembled nanowires," N. Kouklin, L. Menon, A.Z. Wong, D.W. Thompson, J.A. Woollam, P.F. Williams, and S. Bandyopadhyay. App. Phys. Lett. 79, 4423-25 (2001).
- "Scalable Spintronic Quantum Gates", S. Bandyopadhyay, P.F. Williams, N.J. Ianno, Phys. Low Dim. Struct. 11/12, 27-41 (2002).
- "Self-assembled networks with neural computing attributes," S. Bandyopadhyay, L. Menon, N. Kouklin, P.F. Williams, and N.J. Ianno, Smart Mater. And Struct. 11, 761-766 (2002).
- "The Effect of Plasma Shielding on Dust Particle Interaction in Low Pressure Plasmas," M.E. Markes and P.F. Williams to appear in Physics on Plasmas.