Hasina   F.  Huq

Associate Professor  

Dr. Hasina F. Huq

Dr. Hasina F. Huq is an Associate Professor and the Graduate Program Director in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV). Dr. Huq's teaching and research interests include electronics, wide-bandgap semiconductor devices, biosensors, high temperature electronics and VLSI integrated circuits (IC) design. Her research work in these areas has been published widely in peer-reviewed journals as well as in conference proceedings (more than fifty research papers and book chapters). Dr. Huq was collaborating with Oak Ridge National Laboratories ORNL, Knoxville, TN and worked with a team of researchers on wide band gap WBG semiconductors materials and processing issues. She served as a Principal investigator/co-principal investigator to many multi-year grants from the US Department of Defense (DoD), the National Science Foundation (NSF). Dr. Huq also received a grant from Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). She also served as a Panelist at the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems. She is the recipient of the NanoHUB Education Scholarship (Purdue University), Network for Computational Nanotechnology award, Faculty Research Council (FRC) award, Summer Research Initiative award, Undergraduate Research Initiative (URI) award and Title V- HSI award. She served as a NSF ADVANCE STEM fellow at UTPA (2012-14). Dr. Huq is currently the director of the ‘Sputtering System Lab’ and one of the founder members of the “Microelectronics Research Laboratory, at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. She is a member of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE), Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and a member of the International Federation of University Women (IFUW).





Selected Publications


  • Hasina Huq. "17. R. Perez, J. Castillo , Hasina Huq, K. Lozano ‘Surface and Elemental Characterization of AlGaN by Magnetron Sputtering on Si and Al2O3’ The 2nd International Conference on Advanced Functional Materials (ICAFM 2017).," August 2017.

  • Hasina Huq. "R. Perez, J. Castillo , Hasina Huq, K. Lozano “AlGaN/GaN HEMT by Magnetron Sputtering at Room Temperature’’ The 2nd International Conference on Advanced Functional Materials (ICAFM 2017).," August 2017.

  • Hasina Huq. " ‘SILICON BASED UV PHOTODETECTORS’ 2016 International Semiconductor Device Research Symposium, Dec 7-9, University of Maryland Washington DC, ," December 2016.

  • Hasina Huq, Hector Trevino II, and Jorge Castillo. "Characteristics of AlGaN/GaN HEMTs for Detection of MIG," Journal of Modern Physics 07, no. 13 (2016): 1712-1724.

  • Hasina Huq, Rocio Garza, and Roman Garcia-Perez. "Characteristics of GaN Thin Films Using Magnetron Sputtering System," Journal of Modern Physics 07, no. 15 (2016): 2028-2037.

  • Hasina Huq. "Engaging K-12 Teachers in Engineering Through a Professional Development Program’ 46th Annual Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference; Erie, PA October 12-15," 2016.

  • Hasina Huq. "Roman Garcia-Perez, Jorge Castillo, , AlGaN/GaN HEMT on Si and Al2O3 by Magnetron Sputtering, 2016 International Semiconductor Device Research Symposium, Dec 7-9, University of Maryland Washington DC, .," 2016.

  • Hasina Huq. " ‘ GRWOTH and CHARACTERIZATION of GALLIUM OXIDE’ 2016 International Semiconductor Device Research Symposium, Dec 7-9, University of Maryland Washington DC, 2016," 2016.

  • Hasina Huq. " ‘AlGaN Surface and Elemental Characterization by Magnetron Sputtering’ 2016 International Semiconductor Device Research Symposium, Dec 7-9, University of Maryland Washington DC, ," 2016.

  • Mounir Ben Ghalia, Ralph Carlson, Veronica Estrada, Hasina Huq, and Jaime Ramos. "Engaging K-12 Teachers in Engineering Through a Professional Development Program: Implementation Strategies, Results and Lessons Learned," Erie, PA: Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2016: 1-7.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Hasina Huq. 'Multi-Frequency Multi-Output Switching Power Converters for Dynamic Energy Distribution in Highly Integrated Systems ', National Science Foundation, NSF, $282,215.00 (2015 - 2018)

  • Hasina Huq. UTRGV Faculty Research Council FRC 5K , UTRGV, (2016 - 2016)

  • Hasina Huq. “A High Density Electrophysiological Data Analysis System for a Peripheral Nerve Interface Communicating with Individual Neurons in the Brain” $192,100.00,FUNDED , Department of Defense DURIP , (2015 - 2016)

  • Yoonsu Choi. A High Density Electrophysiological Data Analysis System for a Peripheral Nerve Interface Communicating with Individual Neurons in the Brain, Department of Defense, $192,100.00 (August 15, 2015 - August 14, 2016)

  • Hasina Huq. . Research Experiences for Teachers in Emerging and Novel Engineering Technologies (RET-ENET) in the Rio Grande Valley, National Science Foundation, $482,904.00 , National Science Foundation, NSF, (2011 - 2015)

  • Nazmul Islam. NSF-MRI: Acquisition of a Sputtering System for Device and Material Research (SDMR) at Hispanic Gateway Institutions, National Sciencl Foundation, $215,000.00 (September 1, 2012 - August 31, 2015)

  • Hasina Huq. Acquisition of a Sputtering System for Device and Material Research (SDMR) at Hispanic Gateway Institutions," Award No.: 1229523, (215K) , National Science Foundation,NSF, $215,000.00 (August 2012 - August 2015)

  • Hasina Huq. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. :IC Design Competition for VLSI , AMD, (2012 - 2012)

  • weidong Kuang. Acquisition of instrumentation for integrated circuit design and device characterization, NSF (PI), $130,000.00 (2008 - 2012)

  • Hasina Huq. Acquisition of Instrumentation for Integrated Circuit Design and Device Characterization Award Number: 0820381($130K) , National Science Foundation,NSF, (2008 - 2011)



Selected Presentations


  • Hasina Huq. "AlGaN/GaN Surface and Elemental Characterization by Magnetron Sputtering," NSF PREM at UTRGV, UTRGV, (April 2017)

  • Hasina Huq. ""All About Electrical Engineering"," Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers chapter, Science Academy, (March 2017)

  • Hasina Huq. "‘An Improved Analytical Model of AlGaN/GaN HEMT Biosensor with Temperature Compensation’ ," (September 2016)

  • Hasina Huq. "GaN Thin Films Using Magnetron Sputtering System NANOSMAT 2015 10th International Conference on Surfaces, Coatings and Nanostructured Materials, ," (2015)

  • Jerry Contreras, Heinrich Foltz, Yuping Duan, Hasina Huq, Steven Tidrow, and Mircea Chipara. "Electrical Properties of PVDF Based Nanocomposites," March American Physical Society Meeting, American Physical Society, San Antonio, Texas, USA (March 2015)

  • Hasina Huq. "Carbon nanotube based devices," School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; North, Dhaka, Bangladesh (July 2009)

  • Hasina Huq. "Research in Wide-Bandgap Electronics," Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh (July 2009)

  • Hasina Huq. "Wide-Bandgap-Semiconductors Technology for Extreme Environment," Engineering seminar series, The Univ. of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg,TX (October 2008)

  • Hasina Huq. "Next generation Electronics Systems & Wide Bandgap Semiconductors Technology," EE seminar series, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff (March 2008)

  • Hasina Huq. "Necessity of Women in Engineering Discipline," SWE meeting; UTPA chapter, The Univ. of Texas-Pan American (February 2008)

Current Courses

ELEE 4375 02I - Introduction to VLSI Design:
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ELEE 7300 01 - Thesis I:
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CMPE 2120 03 - Electric Circuits I Lab:
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ELEE 4375 01I - Introduction to VLSI Design:
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ELEE 7301 01 - Thesis II:
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ELEE 6385 01 - Independent Study:
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ELEE 6385 01 - Independent Study:
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CMPE 4375 01 - Introduction to VLSI Design:
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ELEE 2105 03 - Electric Circuits I Lab:
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