Ioannis (John) Kymissis is an electrical engineer teaching at Columbia University. His area of specialization is solid state electronics and device fabrication. His research focuses on thin film devices and systems, especially focusing on optoelectronic and sensing devices based on organic and amorphous metal oxide thin film materials. Current areas of research include investigations into device performance, fabrication, packaging, and device driving.
John graduated with his SB, M.Eng., and Ph.D. degrees from MIT. His M.Eng. thesis was done as a co-op at the IBM TJ Watson Research Lab on organic thin film transistors, and his Ph.D. was in the Microsystems Technology Lab at MIT working on field emission displays. After graduation he spent three years as a post-doc in MIT's Laboratory for Organic Optics and Electronics working on a variety of organic electronic devices and as a consulting engineer for an MIT-based startup which is developing and commercializing a novel light emitting architecture.