Patrick Murphy
Patrick F. Murphy, Ph.D., P.E., CFEI
Senior Managing Engineer
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
  • New York

Dr. Murphy’s background is in electrical and electronic engineering, including electronic and optoelectronic devices, circuits, and networks. His project experience includes investigations regarding the condition, structure, and function of electronic components and systems.

At Exponent, Dr. Murphy has worked on failure analysis and incident investigations, as well as technical analyses pertaining to intellectual property and regulatory disputes. Such projects have included analyzing flash memory architecture and fabrication processes; assessing the capabilities of telecommunications networks for IPTV, video conferencing, and financial transactions; and investigating reliability issues in consumer electronics and embedded systems. Dr. Murphy has experience identifying the root cause of failures in consumer electronics and in investigations to determine the origin and cause of fires. He has conducted exposure assessments per relevant standards for radio-frequency and utility-frequency electromagnetic fields.

Dr. Murphy’s research experience focused on nanofabrication techniques such as nanoimprint lithography and laser-assisted imprint, as well as design and characterization of optical components. He is proficient in a number of optical, electronic, and materials fabrication and characterization techniques. Dr. Murphy has seasoned experience teaching electric circuit theory, electronic devices and integrated circuit fabrication, optical spectroscopy and optical communication, and digital logic and computer design.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, 2009
  • M.A., Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, 2004
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Boston University, 2002, magna cum laude
  • Richard Ralston Hough Award for Distinguished Teaching, Princeton University Department of Electrical Engineering

    Graduate Student Teaching Award, Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni

    Commendation for Outstanding Teaching, Princeton University School of Engineering and Applied Science

    McGraw Graduate Fellow, Princeton University 

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Licensed Professional Electrical Engineer, California, #E20317

Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) in accordance with the National Association of Fire Investigators National Certification Board

Publications

Kattamis AZ, Pooley M, Murphy PF. Standards for residential lightning protection systems. Exponent Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Newsletter. Vol. 4, 2016.

D’Andrade BW, Kattamis AZ, Murphy PF. Flexible organic electronics devices on metal foil substrates for lighting photovoltaic, and other applications. In: Handbook of Flexible Organic Electronics Materials, Manufacturing and Applications, 1st Edition. Logothetidis S, pp. 315-336, Cambridge, Woodhead Publishing, 2015.

Wang C, Murphy PF, Yao N, McIlwrath K, Chou SY. Growth of straight silicon nanowires on amorphous substrates with uniform diameter, length, orientation, and location using nanopatterned host-mediated catalyst. Nano Letters 2011; 11:5247.

D’Andrade B, Kattamis AZ, Murphy PF, McNulty J, Souri S. Arcing enabled by tin whiskers. IEEE: Reliability Society 2010 Annual Technical Report, 2010.

Liang Y, Murphy PF, Li W, Chou SY. Self-limited self-perfection by liquefaction for sub-20 nm trench/line fabrication. Nanotechnology 2009; 20:465305.

Xia Q, Murphy PF, Gao H, Chou SY. Ultrafast and selective reduction of sidewall roughness in silicon waveguides using self-perfection by liquefaction. Nanotechnology 2009; 20:345302.

Chang ASP, Morton KJ, Tan H, Murphy PF, Wu W, Chou SY. Tunable liquid crystal-resonant grating filter fabricated by nanoimprint lithography. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters 2007; 19:1457.

Murphy PF, Morton KJ, Fu Z, Chou SY. Nanoimprint mold fabrication and replication by room-temperature conformal chemical vapor deposition. Applied Physics Letters 2007; 90:203115.

Presentations

Kattamis AZ, Murphy PF. Innovations in backplane electronics for large-area OLEDs. IEEE Long Island Systems, Applications and Technology Conference, Technology Track, Session 3, 2012.

Wang C, Murphy PF, Yao N, McIlwrath K, Chou SY. Growth of straight crystal silicon nanowires on nanopatterned amorphous substrate with uniform diameter and length, preferred orientation, and predetermined location. 54th International Conference on Electron, Ion, and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication (EIPBN), 2010.

Liang Y, Murphy PF, Chou SY. Controlled sub-20 nm nano-scale line fabrication using self-limited self-perfection by liquefaction. 53rd International Conference on Electron, Ion, and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication (EIPBN), 2009.

Wang C, Murphy PF, Chou SY. Control of location, diameter, length, and orientation of Si nanowires grown on amorphous substrates using nanoimprint lithography and novel catalysts. 7th International Conference on Nanoimprint and Nanoprint Technology (NNT), 2008.

Murphy PF, Morton KJ, Chou SY. Nanoimprint mold fabrication and replication by RT-PECVD. 50th International Conference on Electron, Ion, and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication (EIPBN), 2006.

Chang ASP, Morton KJ, Murphy PF, Tan H, Wu W, Chou SY. Tunable liquid crystal-resonant grating filters using superimposed grating structures fabricated by nanoimprint lithography. 17th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers & Electro-Optics Society (LEOS), 2004.

Chang ASP, Morton KJ, Murphy PF, Chou SY. Superimposed grating structures fabricated using multi-level nanoimprint lithography for tunable resonant grating filters. 48th International Conference on Electron, Ion, and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication (EIPBN), 2004.

Kalkhoran NM, Murphy PF. Camocell technology: a new surface texturing process for high efficiency color-matched silicon solar cells. 28th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), 2000.

Prior Experience

Research Assistant, Nanostructures Laboratory, Princeton University, 2003–2009

Research Assistant, Optical Characterization and Nanophotonics Laboratory, Boston University, 2001–2002

Research Assistant, Spire Corporation, 1999–2001 

Professional Affiliations

Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE, Senior Member)

National Association of Fire Investigators

Knowledge

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, 2009
  • M.A., Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, 2004
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Boston University, 2002, magna cum laude
  • Richard Ralston Hough Award for Distinguished Teaching, Princeton University Department of Electrical Engineering

    Graduate Student Teaching Award, Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni

    Commendation for Outstanding Teaching, Princeton University School of Engineering and Applied Science

    McGraw Graduate Fellow, Princeton University 

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Licensed Professional Electrical Engineer, California, #E20317

Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) in accordance with the National Association of Fire Investigators National Certification Board