Zachary Lamport

Zachary A. Lamport, Ph.D.

Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
New York
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Dr. Lamport has extensive experience in the areas of semiconductor devices, flexible sensors, and display applications which he applies to assist clients on a wide variety of matters. He draws on his interdisciplinary background in electrical engineering and physics to provide technical expertise on challenges ranging from product commercialization, device design, and fundamental materials property issues.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Lamport was a postdoctoral research scientist at Columbia University where his research focused on commercial applications of novel electronic devices. In particular, he developed and implemented flexible radiation sensors geared towards real-time measurement of harmful radiation in biological tissue, and separately, sensors for tactile sensing for robotic grasping. He also garnered experience in display applications, with emphasis on microLEDs and downscaling the peripheral devices. In addition, he also investigated novel 2D materials, and performed more in-depth analyses of organic-based devices.

His Doctoral research had dual focus. The first centered on materials discovery and processing for organic field-effect transistors, as well as the enhancement of charge injection processes into semiconductor interfaces. The second explored how chemical modifications and fabrication techniques can be used to tailor electrical rectifying behavior in molecular-scale electronics.


  • Ph.D., Physics, Wake Forest University, 2018
  • B.S., Physics, Pennsylvania State University, 2012


Choi, M. S., Nipane, A., Kim, B., Ziffer, M., Datta, I., Borah, A., Jung, Y., Kim, B., Rhodes, D., Jindal A., Lamport, Z. A., Lee M., Zangiabadi, A., Nair, M., Taniguchi, T., Watanabe, K., Kymissis, I., Pasupathy, A., Lipson, M., Zhu, X., Yoo, W. J., Hone, J., Teherani, J. T. Approaching fundamental limits of carrier mobility in highly doped graphene using monolayer tungsten oxyselenide. Nature Electronics, In press.

Jagoo, Z., Lamport, Z. A., Jurchescu, O. D., McNeil, L. E. Efficiency enhancement of organic field-effect thin film phototransistor due to photoassisted charge injection. 119, 073302 (2021)

Kam, K., Kumar, V., Lamport, Z. A., Kymissis, I. A Laboratory Course on Information Display Technologies for Remote Learning. Journal of the Society for Information Display, Special Section Paper (2021)

Lamport, Z. A., Cavallari, M. R., Kymissis, I. Large Area Flexible OFET Fabrication, Flexible Flat Panel Displays (2nd Ed.), Editor: Crawford, G. P., Wiley-VCH, In press.

Yan, Y., Lamport, Z. A., Kymissis, I., Thomas III, S. W. Resistance to Unwanted Photo-Oxidation of Multi-Acene Molecules. The Journal of Organic Chemistry 85, 12731-12739 (2020)

Lamport, Z. A., Cavallari, M. R., Kam, K. A., McGinn, C. K., Yu, C., Kymissis, I. Organic thin film transistors in mechanical sensors. Advanced Functional Materials 30, 2004700 (2020)

Tyznik, C., Lamport, Z. A., Sorli, J., Becker-Koch, D., Vaynzof, Y., Loo, Y.-L., Jurchescu, O. D. Laser printed metal halide perovskites. Journal of Physics: Materials 3 034010 (2020).

McGinn, C. K., Lamport, Z. A., Kymissis, I., Review of Gravimetric Sensing of Volatile Organic Compounds. ACS Sensors 5, 1514 (2020).

Anand, S., Goetz, K. P., Lamport, Z. A., Zeidell, A. M., Jurchescu, O. D., Field-dependent charge transport in organic thin-film transistors: Impact of device structure and organic semiconductor microstructure. Applied Physics Letters 115, 073301 (2019).

Lamport, Z. A., Broadnax, A. D., Scharmann, B., Bradford, R. W. III, DelaCourt, A., Meyer, N., Li, H., Geyer, S. M., Thonhauser, T., Welker, M. E., Jurchescu, O. D., Molecular Rectifiers on Silicon: High Performance by Enhancing Top-Electrode/Molecule Coupling. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 11, 18564-18570 (2019).

Lamport, Z. A., Barth, K. J., Lee, H., Gann, E., Engmann, S., Chen, H., Guthold, M., McCulloch, I., Anthony, J. E., Richter, L. J., DeLongchamp, D. M., Jurchescu, O. D., A simple and robust approach to reducing contact resistance in organic transistors. Nature Communications 9, 5130 (2018).

Lamport, Z. A., Haneef, H. F., Anand, S., Waldrip, M., Jurchescu, O. D., Tutorial: Organic field-effect transistors: Materials, structure and operation. Journal of Applied Physics 124, 071101 (2018). – invited tutorial

Broadnax, A. D., Lamport, Z. A., Scharmann, B., Jurchescu, O. D., Welker, M. E., Ferrocenealkylsilane molecular rectifiers. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 856, 23-26 (2018).

Lamport, Z. A., Li, R., Wang, C., Mitchell, W., Sparrowe, D., Smilgies, D.- M., Day, C., Coropceanu, V., Jurchescu, O. D., Organic thin films with charge-carrier mobility exceeding that of single crystals. Journal of Materials Chemistry C 5, 10313-10319 (2017).

Lamport, Z. A., Broadnax, A. D., Harrison, D., Barth, K. J., Mendenhall, L., Hamilton, C. T., Guthold, M., Thonhauser, T., Welker, M. E., Jurchescu, O. D., Fluorinated benzalkylsilane molecular rectifiers. Scientific Reports 6, 38092 (2016).

Diemer, P. J., Lamport, Z. A., Mei, Y., Ward, J. W., Goetz, K. P., Li, W., Payne, M. M., Guthold, M., Anthony, J. E., Jurchescu, O. D., Quantitative analysis of the density of trap states at the semiconductor-dielectric interface in organic field-effect transistors. Applied Physics Letters 107, 103303 (2015).

Ward, J. W., Lamport, Z. A., Jurchescu, O. D., Versatile Organic Transistors by Solution Processing. ChemPhysChem 16, 1118-1132 (2015).


Organic radiation detectors for real-time dosimetry. SPIE Optics and Photonics, San Diego, CA (2021)

Polymer-based solid-state tissue-equivalent radiation dosimeter for x-ray and gamma detection. SPIE Optics and Photonics Digital Forum (2020)

Organic Radiation Dosimeter for X-ray, Gamma and Neutron Detection. Materials Research Society Spring/Fall Virtual Meeting (2020)

Optical and Thin Film Approaches to Mechanical Sensing – invited talk. International Meeting on Information Display (2020)

A Simple Technique to Reduce Contact Resistance in Organic Field-Effect Transistors. Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, Phoenix, AZ (2019)

Organic thin-films with charge-carrier mobilities of 20 cm2/Vs, independent of gate voltage. Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, Phoenix, AZ (2018)

Organic Thin Films with Charge Carrier Mobility Exceeding that of Single Crystals. American Physical Society March Meeting, New Orleans, LA (2017)

Fluorinated Benzalkylsilane Molecular Rectifiers. International Conference of Electroluminescence and Optoelectronic Devices, Raleigh, NC (2016)

The effect of internal molecular dipole moment on the properties of molecular rectifiers. Solar Energy Research Center Conference, Chapel Hill, NC (2016)

Fluorinated benzalkylsilane molecular rectifiers. Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, Phoenix, AZ (2016)

Evaluation of the Density of Trap States at the Semiconductor-Dielectric Interface in Organic Field-Effect Transistors. Electronic Materials Conference, Santa Barbara, CA (2014)

Prior Experience

Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Columbia University, 2019-2021

Consultant, Radiation Detection Solutions, 2020

Research Assistant, Wake Forest University, 2012-2018

Professional Affiliations

IEEE – member

Materials Research Society - member

Society for Information Display – member

SPIE - member

Additional Information

Peer Reviewer

Advanced Materials Technologies

Organic Electronics

Journal of Materials Chemistry C

Journal of Applied Physics

IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices


  • Ph.D., Physics, Wake Forest University, 2018
  • B.S., Physics, Pennsylvania State University, 2012