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Judy L. Hoyt personal archives

 Collection
Identifier: MC-0757

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

This collection documents the teaching and professional activities of Dr. Judy Hoyt, Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from 2000 to the present. Materials in the collection – spanning 1982 to 2014 – document both teaching activities and other professional information, including patent records. The papers are arranged in three series: Course materials, Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL), and Other professional papers. The series are arranged thematically, then chronologically. Notably, series 1 (1982-2014) is arranged with materials from Stanford first, then materials from MIT; series 2 (2002-2008) is arranged with materials from MTL first, then materials from MTL partnerships; series 3 (2001-2007) is arranged with patents and inventions placed at the end of the series.

Series 1 includes course materials from Stanford and MIT coursework taught by Professor Hoyt. This series spans from 1982-2014, and the bulk of the series is dedicated to Hoyt’s teaching career at MIT. Materials include course handouts, lecture notes, and reading materials. Student records were removed from this series. The series is arranged by course number, then chronologically. 6.772 (2005) folder documents a guest lecture conducted by Hoyt for that class. MIT courses taught by Hoyt within this series include 6.012, 6.774, and 6.152J.

Series 2 documents Hoyt’s activities with Microsystems Technology Lab (MTL) at MIT. MTL conducts research on Semiconductor Industry Process and Device Technology as well as Integrated Circuits and Systems Design. Furthermore, MTL serves as a resource for MIT micro- and nanofabrication. Hoyt’s work within MTL has primarily focused on working with SiGe (Silicon-Germanium) Integrated Circuit Design, as well as general duties as an Associate Director of the Lab from 2005-2018. Materials within the series are placed into two groups: MTL activities and MTL partnerships with outside organizations, respectively. Records include documentation of MTL/Hoyt’s involvement with MIT Building 39 Facilities, Nippon Electric Company (NEC), and Veeco.

Series 3 documents Hoyt’s other various professional activities from 2001-2007 that are relevant to her work at MIT and the time span of the collection. The series is divided into two sections: the first half of this series is a repository for personal notes regarding research, various conferences, and other collaborations; the latter section of this series is dedicated to invention documentation and patent information. conference attendances, and other collaborations.

Dates

  • 1982-2014

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open.

Conditions Governing Use

Access to collections in the Department of Distinctive Collections is not authorization to publish. Separate written application for permission to publish must be made to Distinctive Collections. Copyright of some items in this collection may be held by respective creators, not by donor of collection.

Biographical note

This collection documents the career of Dr. Judy L. Hoyt. Hoyt is Professor of Electrical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) since 2004, and joined the MIT faculty in 2000. From 1988 through 1999, Dr. Hoyt was a Senior Research Scientist in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, where she received her PhD in Applied Physics at Stanford University in 1987. An IEEE Fellow, Dr. Hoyt is known for her groundbreaking work with strained silicon semiconductor materials, greatly decreasing the size of integrated circuits. Since 2004, the application of Hoyt’s work on strained silicon integrated circuit manufacturing has underpinned all subsequent generations of semiconductor IC technology to this date and is likely to remain so for the foreseeable future. Professor Hoyt was the recipient of the 2018 University Research Award for excellence in semiconductor technology research, awarded by the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) and the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) . She served as an Associate Director within the Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL) at MIT from 2005-2018.

Within MTL, Hoyt has led studies on the device physics of futuristic transistors based upon quantum mechanical tunneling, among others. Within the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE), Dr. Hoyt has worked within the Integrated Systems group, a multidisciplinary silicon photonics team led by Professor Vladimir Stojanovic, making many breakthroughs in the field and fabricating first-of-their-kind devices. Additionally, Hoyt has worked within the Technology and Development Program (TDP) in Abu Dhabi as a part of the Masdar Initiative, a multifaceted response to the need for a global focus on resource conservation and the alternative energy sector. Within her teaching role at MIT, Hoyt has released her 6.774 course (“Physics of Microfabrication: Front End Processing” as taught in Fall 2004) on MIT’s OpenCourseWare (OCW) platform.

Extent

3.96 Cubic Feet (11 manuscript boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

This collection documents the career of Dr. Judy L. Hoyt. Hoyt is Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) since 2004, and joined the MIT faculty in 2000. Dr. Hoyt is known for her groundbreaking work with strained silicon semiconductor materials, greatly decreasing the size of integrated circuits. She served as an Associate Director within the Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL) at MIT from 2005-2018. Records present in this collection include course materials, documentation from her activities with MTL, and other professional papers (including patents).

Arrangement

Organized chronologically into three series: Series 1. Course materials; Series 2. Microsystems Technology Laboratories; Series 3. Other professional papers.

Technical Requirements

Some material in this collection is housed on optical media that may require reformatting prior to researcher use.

Physical Location

Materials are stored off-site. Advance notice is required for use.

Custodial History

Papers transferred to DDC in 2019. Files transferred by MITLL administrative assistant to Institute Archivist. Date of accession was 2019-08-08.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Files transferred by MITLL administrative assistant Valerie DiNardo working with Institute Archivist Kari Smith in 2019. Dr. Hoyt completed the Deed of Gift for her collection to be transferred to DDC.

Appraisal

Upon accession, government material with “US Gov and Contractors only” was removed with designation for destruction; some student papers and grades also removed at accession. During processing, student rosters, student self-questionnaires, student grades, and MTL resumes/hiring materials not retained. Additionally, duplicate materials from MTL (brochures) and 6.772 folder removed during processing.

Processing Information

Collection arrived arranged thematically and original order was maintained whenever possible. Arrangement follows original order convention of associated group, then chronology. Duplicate materials, third party hiring materials, and student records were discarded during processing.
Title
Guide to Judy L. Hoyt personal archives
Author
Lauren Klotzman
Date
2019 November
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Libraries. Department of Distinctive Collections Repository

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